|Piece commissioned by Pilot Pens to promote the quality of their products|
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement by DamaiMikaz
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
"Behind the Glass II" Ballpoint pen piece commissioned by Michael Borookhim, from LA. 30 x 22"
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So how was this piece created? This is a project that had very specific requests from my client and friend Michael, from Los Angeles. It's set in his bathroom, for which he took pictures himself of it and sent them to me. He wanted a lady inside the shower, pressed against a steamed glass door (as with my previous piece called "Behind the Glass". He also had very specific ideas of what the model should look like, posture wise and features of her face.
So then what I did was take different pictures that already existed and put them together in Photoshop. This meant that I had to look for pictures that fit several aspects: angle, posture, and lighting. Then the model that was used for the body is one reference, but the face of the model was referenced from a different picture. The face had a different lighting altogether, so it had to be almost redone in Photoshop.
After the lighting and composition was done, then I had to add the effect of steam and condensation, which was taken from at least 3 different pictures.
After all this was put together then I proceeded to translate it onto the illustration board with ballpoint pen. And this wasn't only a simple reproduction and copy of the composited Photoshop reference. It was painted taking into account that some of the errors made in the compositing had to be perfected and refined during the drawing and painting of it with ink.
So there it is, in a few paragraphs of what took more than 200 hours from the time I started the research to the moment it was completed. If you read this far, thanks for your time. I always appreciate when people like you can peek on how complex the process of one of these pieces is. Peace
|I'm an artist interested in exploring the limits of simple media. My other great love is music and composition. Both forms of expression have helped me know and understand myself better, and have been my two greatest companions throughout life.|