17 June 2013

The Origin Of The Images

 

 



This illustration came from my inner world. I just saw it on my mind and painted it.

Most of what I paint and the colors I use come to me like that, as weird as it may sound, an less I'm sketching something from the outer world. They appear in my mind's screen when I'm falling asleep, waking up or making love. 

It's not always easy to put them on paper, many times it doesn't work and the image I paint doesn't look anything like the one I saw. It would be great to be able to take a photo of my "visual thoughts" to use as reference after the image is gone!!!

First I make a pencil sketch, when I'm happy with it I transfer the image to the watercolor paper. 
Then I color it with watercolors, when it is completely dry I add the white ink details.

13 comments:

  1. Love seeing the journey from mind to completed painting... <3

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    1. Thank you Bethel. It's funny because when I started the post I wasn't thinking about what I wrote. I was going to tell just about the painting...

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    1. Thank you very much, that is a big compliment!

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  3. ¡Lindo! Me encantan los colores y las fotos de tu espacio de trabajo "exterior". Un beso desde El Salvador hasta NZ

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    1. Gracias Maria, me alegra que te gusten mis fotos y mis colores. Besos :)

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  4. I love how this turned out! Just beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Fran! I'm very happy with it :)

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    2. I never tire of looking at your work, it is positively stunning! You are extremely talented.

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  5. Aw Indigo, you are extremely kind! I'm glad you like my work. Thank you very much

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  6. Your paintings are like nothing I saw before. And your workspace is amazing - this is truly something so different than what we live in here in Europe :)

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I try to make my space as cozy and tidy as I can...

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  7. I feel that way too. Few pieces turn out as I imagine them. Not necessarily better or worse, just different.

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