i wanted to greet and thank everyone for all the nice 2007 i've spent visiting, viewing your wonderful art and reading your blogs and also receiving comments on mine, specially to all the people from EDM and Botanical Art yahoo groups. My best wishes for 2008 to you all. Martín.
pressing pause on a video has been a task i started many years ago. i had a VCR which after 5 minutes continued playing so i had to hurry before the scene changed it was quite difficult to make a pause on the exact scene, for example a dancing figure. luckily now the DVD gives more time.
a pencil sketch then digital process with paint shop pro, resizing, adding different colours on the low & mid tones
i drew a selfportrait in sanguine pastel. i also drew some eyes separately in different mediums. i chose left in sepia pastel, and right in WC pencils. made digital collage with them on the original image, then added all the dots, then erased circled parts too leaving the original image to be seen in some parts, then framed it in black. i know i may ruin the drawing but i like to play with digital effects even though the results cannot be good, i took more than 2 hours erasing adding different shapes, looking for a composition i liked till i got this one... if you want to say it's worst thing you've ever seen, just say it, you're surely right!
i made this last night. when i closed the window the dragonfly appeared to the light then i thought of catching it into a glass then draw it. a few minutes later came the beetle. caught it, but they both couldn't be in the same glass so had to separate them. drew one then the other and freed them into the night again, almost coming to light of day, about 5 a.m.