Friday, November 10, 2017

From the Postcard Series and a Sneak-peek.

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I prefer working on small sized paintings/drawings as they are quite manageable and easy to handle. Post cards are fun that way. I had these Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolour postcards for quite sometime. Finally I put them to use. It was during August that I started this 6x4 in postcard series. I have used Derwent Inktense Blocks. It's similar to hard pastels in form, performs like ink and if needed can act like watercolurs too. I simply loved it. And I am using just that and nothing else for this series. Since you (who follow me regularly) know that I love to dab with poetry too, I have tried my hand at it. It's more like musings on the go which happens almost always particularly when enjoying solitude.

The first thing I did was prepare a colour swatch, wanted to see how it looked and it would make a perfect reference. One thing I noticed is unlike watercolours the new layers doesn't dissolve former layers.

Derwent Inktense Blocks 24

This is a lane is Fort Kochi near the ground on the way to David Hall art gallery.

 Shades of green
Looming ominous 
Of joyful tunes 
To spring.

The sky is pink with love
The Sun, a fireball
Whatever the distance 
Let the Divine merge it all.

It's been quite sometime that I have been thinking of making a zine too - a mini one. And who better to follow suit than Jordan Clark! If you wish to make one then have a look at this video tutorial of hers - How to make a zine.

I had even promised one of my sweet blogger friends, Julie Creswell, that I would be making one soon. She had made some fabulous one a couple of months back.

Here's a sneak peek into what I made:
(but let me tell you mine is no where near hers! mine is just simple illustration but it does have an interesting angle to it. )



Do let me know what you are up to and your interesting projects and of course your feedback!

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Linda Kunsman said...

I love how you combine your art with poetry Deepa. Really beautiful.
PS - on a side note- I recently had my BFFS at my place and they were completely in awe of the intricacy and details of the painting you had sent me a few years ago. And of course I can't help but smile each time I look at it-so thank you again.
Happy PPF!

Lisabella Russo said...

I love the first painting and the fish especially. What an interesting medium.

Anita Sabat said...

Very creative!
Ilove them all:)

Jai said...

I really do like your art. I too dabble in poetry a little bit. My blog contains some poems which you may find interesting. I am giving below a list of links to some of the the poems I have written. Please do let me have your comments on them.

On my sweet Princess

On Human Emotions

For the terminally ill

Wonder how the univers was created

On Love And Romance

The human bird

magiceye said...

Wonderful work!

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Fantastic art work, the video is very helpful for the learners.

JKW said...

The huge tree trunk/limbs are fantastic. . . just the best. Blessings, Janet

D.Nambiar said...

Lovely work.
It was also nice to learn about zines and how they are made. I watched it till the end. Thank you for sharing the video.

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Sumandebray said...

Great Post!
Art is all about passion.

Giggles said...

Wow these are so beautiful too!

Peace GIggles