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10-26-2013, 12:15 AM
I store them struggles, fun, emotions, intensity and creativity... so here it is Hanvon's Artmaster III and my hand symbiosys in almost a timeline


10-28-2013, 08:17 AM
Your new Paintings are of joy!
Be creative with your new tablet and let your imagination flow.

10-28-2013, 09:15 AM
Very uplifting work! :cool:

D Akey
10-28-2013, 08:21 PM
Good to see you back in the saddle. The pregnant angel. . . who is she?

10-29-2013, 12:33 AM
Thanks for the kind words and toughts... D Akey, i had no one in mind for the preggy angel but as i was working on it i remembered different stages of depression and exaltation on my lovely wife. I intend to extend the angel galery, as i have some new ideas for them. :-) ... looks like i'm in the winged period

10-29-2013, 01:28 AM
Really interesting work, I like a lot, so different.

10-29-2013, 02:06 PM
one more.... not what I intended, but still good for further study


10-30-2013, 12:52 AM
Very neat style to your paintings....

10-31-2013, 02:40 PM

lost the wings... for awhile

03-05-2014, 03:41 AM
At least not in my thoughts,yet...


03-05-2014, 04:39 AM
A fantastic ride! You seem to paint very freely and confidently, like if You start throwing color drops and stains and then You use the knife draw, pull and blend up when it shows what You saw since the starting brushstrokes ... I like them all.

03-05-2014, 07:08 AM
thank you Caesar. Ideas are so many, and never when i'm infront of the white canvas/paper/monitor... still gott the "white terror", everytime... until i start drawing the first line, but when the first curve in made frenzyness kicks in, and i realy enjoy how the theme is revealing itself... at the end i can tell only if it was a good or not so good conversation with the muse :-)

03-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Spring in the air (room air)


04-09-2014, 08:42 AM

I call it ghosts

04-09-2014, 09:48 AM
not the funniest character... but here he comes...


D Akey
04-09-2014, 11:24 AM
That's some Transylvanian Ala Prima painting, there. Yikes! Now what did I do with my ring of garlic, wolfsbane, crucifix, Smith and Wesson with the silver hollow point bullets, holy water, chainsaw, what am I forgetting? Oh yeah, linseed oil, damar varnish and cobalt drier. . . oh and Doctor Who's Tardis for a quick getaway. . .

04-09-2014, 11:32 AM
dear D Akey, the only thing that seems to work on him it's ... coffe :-)

04-09-2014, 10:22 PM
Celtic was evocative of Stonhenge, menhir and dolmen which seem to emerge directly from Your subsonscious. As for the last character, we all have to meet it, so let's keep serene and, possibly, trustful thereabout. It may be not the end ....

04-10-2014, 03:32 AM
thanks Caesar,... after getting some distance from the drawing I feel the same, related to the ghosts....

04-10-2014, 03:56 AM
love your very intuitive style and how your color and mood are captured in your work.. very original and evocative...:cool:

D Akey
04-10-2014, 06:36 AM
dear D Akey, the only thing that seems to work on him it's ... coffe :-)

Yeah, I better go brew a pot. I just drank the last one. Now I'm nervous.

04-25-2014, 08:50 AM
That's my cat. One of the two... the other one is so black that it shows no contrast :-)


Victor Osaka
04-25-2014, 09:32 AM
Damn nice stuff Orkhan! So unique and captivating.

And your cat! What a view!

04-25-2014, 02:01 PM
That kitty looks like he's gone and done something sneaky. Have you seen the kids or the dog lately? :)

like the water color feel of this.

D Akey
04-25-2014, 02:19 PM
The expression on the cat is as if it's looking at the 'paw' print and thinking. . . somebody (definitely not a cat the evidence shows) is sure going to get into trouble for leaving prints on the monitor. . . I think I'll go hide where but where I can still watch the reprimand. Should be a jolly good show.

Nice watercolor effect. Light and cheery with lots of expression.

04-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Thank you all, heheh. Cats have their way :-)

D Akey, the paw is going trough some field tests as it is intended for a future signiture. The cat is happy that the mark has not landed on her rear end as a reward for leaving her paw marks on my kitchen table.

so MagenSpark you were right, she did some sneaky stuff :-) The kids are not around thats why the cat is so confident, and the dog is her subject anyway. Cat rulez pam-pam!

Victor Osaka I was anxious to get it done, and by the end of it I was too tired to bother myself with the background. It was for the first time i used masking layer, i still got to learn the hang of it... and i see some potential with overlaping. I had to use a lot of wet and blur knife to achieve the watercolourish sensation (with wich i'm still not satisfied) and the default weapon was a custom sumi-e brush.

04-28-2014, 10:10 AM
Maybe not the best composition (some advice would come in handy)... but i'm pleased with the sky :-)


04-28-2014, 09:28 PM
You always show an original and quite interesting approach! Your outcomes are like an already seen artpiece and still sensibly different ...

04-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Thank you Caesar, I'm going trough D. Bellamy's Watercolour Landscape Course and tryin to put it in practice (more like adapting to digital media with as classic outcome, as possible). It is great fun playing around, and so many possibilities trough wich I can achieve a result. Hardest thing is to keep things simple.

04-29-2014, 12:40 AM
The cat has an expression which is almost human :cool: and I agree with you, the sky (and the whole landscape painting I'd say) came out really really good!

04-30-2014, 02:32 AM
Thanks Andreea for the kind words

here is another experimental piece


D Akey
04-30-2014, 04:34 AM
What a nice pattern and use of watercolor. Very effective.

04-30-2014, 05:38 AM
I really like an expression of your cat;) and the framing you have chosen.
Superb scenery and spectacular rapacious
Great expressing with watercolor:)

04-30-2014, 07:35 AM
I realy apreciate that you all take time to give a consideration or two on my efforts (to be read as great time with tons of fun, and yeah -frustration too) :-) . D Akey I got lots of small prey birds in my neighbourhood, and they are fascinating.
Thank you silvy, that cat is the next Clint Eastwood of felines, so its obious the choice for widescreen... heheh

04-30-2014, 10:53 AM
What a great bird Orkhan, you are a patient man to paint all those complex markings.

04-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Thank you copespeak, but i rather consider myself as a very moody and impatient man, so i try practicing "inner peace" by painting and/or fishing... not always with the best results though :-)

05-01-2014, 02:26 AM
Enjoyed browsing your posts and great wc painting of that bird of prey

05-02-2014, 12:59 AM
Love it :) The firey moon on the first page is so apocalyptic... splendid

05-02-2014, 03:00 AM
Thats great, well done:)

05-03-2014, 05:30 AM
Ms Coops, I held your appreciation in high regard, as coming from the person most skilled in WC use on this forum. Thank you!

AndreaMG I remember a few red moon risings, from my "pilgrim" period. now i'm not that much out when the moon comes up

justjean thank you for taking time to visit my creative pasture :-)

05-03-2014, 06:39 PM
Wow! What a magnificent painting of a magnificent bird!

05-04-2014, 08:40 AM
thank you Vandra, glad you like it.

Played around a bit... in a Charlot mood. i got lazy so a compiled the shapes for myself.


03-25-2015, 01:50 AM
stickers, pallete knife and WC

03-25-2015, 08:03 AM
Different, and very good work, you are having fun, I can see that, keep them coming

03-25-2015, 08:35 AM
Thank you pat... up to the skyes period :D

03-25-2015, 09:02 AM
just one before sleep


03-25-2015, 09:39 AM
interesting indeed;)

03-26-2015, 12:11 AM
You're very creative in Your various and diverse works. It make quite an interesting trip to visit Your thread!:cool:;)

03-26-2015, 03:11 AM
Thank you Caesar. My points of interest shifts often, I'm a moody person :-)... but this also offers new oportunities of exploration, with , sometimes unexpected results... And it's fun.

D Akey
03-26-2015, 11:08 AM
I like that one of Charlie Chaplin and the kid. And some of the other ones with the big skies are taking on a bit of a surrealist feel. Very nice paintings as always. More more more! I really wonder if being moody goes hat in hand with being an artist sometimes. Well use it to good effect!:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):co ol::cool::cool::cool::cool:

03-27-2015, 03:13 AM
Ha-haaaa D Akey... When my mother uses the word "artist" related to my persona, that usualy sounds very bad... Like: "Son, do something more useful with your life".... So I rather think of myself as a "creative" person... I still have miles to walk for that proper title of artist. :-)

03-28-2015, 08:42 PM
I love the dramatic effect of your "grey" painting.

03-31-2015, 10:12 AM
reference foto: Mario Moreno - Silhouettes of Africa. Tried some paper texture and dry WC brush combo, and lot of dry kniffing (if there is such word)


04-01-2015, 02:17 AM
Fantastic! Fortunately we're on the other side of the river ...;)

04-02-2015, 06:18 AM
Thank you Caesar. We are safe indeed... the lions enjoyed a nice evening meal, at the fanciest savannah very-fast food... the cubs are with their grandmother... so we are not at interest for the rest of the evening ;)

08-18-2015, 02:07 AM
So I played out with oils today... It came like a tornado over me. In one hour I was done... and surprised somehow... I kinda like it. i looke at my work and the name came by itself "Peruvian sunset" (never been there) :o


and than came another one

08-19-2015, 02:12 AM
These paintings are stunning and very surreal, like them a lot..

08-19-2015, 03:14 AM
Thank you rbrews100. I played more with tubes today, and knife... Called it "The Laertes principle"

D Akey
08-19-2015, 12:11 PM
What a joyful dance of color and values -- It really looks as if you put something down and then the painting told you where it wanted to go and then you added something else and so on in a give and take between you and the pictures. It's like watching a dance, truly. Tell that to your mom and she may be able to relate to it more.

Not being sexist, but I think most women can relate to dance metaphors as being something compelling, and moms sometimes just have to have a little help to catch the vision that drives us. Being an artist is something that many older people see as foolish as doing a hand stand at the edge of the precipice.

My grandfather, who weighed in very late after I was making my living at art, basically through I had studied to be an engineer and once he heard I was an artist became very derisive. But that was me Scottish heritage grandfather who had no problem telling people exactly what he thought. And that was his lesson as everybody pretty much distanced themselves from him later in life. But I digress. . .

You certainly don't need to be a professional to get a lot out of painting. The joy it produces is a proper fuel for all kinds of endeavors. . . even the very practical and grounded job related ones.

Go man go!

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08-21-2015, 07:36 AM
D Akey you busted me! Lol, indeed is what I enjoy most: grab a colour and start dancing with it, and then invite more to the party ( I would call it "Painting with no parts of the brain" - hahahahaaaa)... and sometimes the results amaze me (actualy always). But there are moments when it is so exhilarating, oh boy! It's like pouring all the creativity for one season trough one hour of "wild dancing"... and after that I feel the emptiness... Oh God! Autumn is comming, it's when my mojo kicks in mostly :D

08-24-2015, 10:23 AM
just playing stupidly. Now watercolor gave me headache.

08-27-2015, 10:38 AM
done it 2 years ago... now i found it on a remote drive :-)


08-27-2015, 11:32 AM
Though it's not "tickling" me, i gave Symmetry feature a spin... Here is the result


08-29-2015, 05:37 AM
just playing stupidly. Now watercolor gave me headache.

Never, Ever, think playing is stupid. You find more exciting discoveries playing with the tools in Art Rage.

08-29-2015, 12:47 PM
Agree with Bobbi, painting makes you happy and relaxed, no matter how it turns out

02-01-2016, 10:14 AM
Been awhile... Good year to everyone! I'm shifting between traditional watercolor and digital realm. Results are shaky in both worlds... I'm trying to get back in shape. Here is one note after real WC indications... still strugling with the wet-in-wet.
Whattya think?


02-01-2016, 10:13 PM
Here You are again! Glad to see You back and enjoy Your artpieces. Very evocative and enjoyable additions!

D Akey
02-02-2016, 06:07 AM
Yes, Good Year to you and your family.

I think that watercolor is a very good tool for you. A good focus where the tool does not really allow for overworking so that your images could be 'on purpose' where you pick something to paint, clarify what you are painting and then do it in an economical way. Lends a freshness and spontaneity -- and the paint works as a fellow participant in the creation process as it creates its own unique marks.

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02-02-2016, 07:57 AM
Thank you guys. Yes D Akey, i'd wish for some wetness control of the canvas (and some same buttons for the real media too :-).... here is a break-up from Wc and a mishup of almost all tools of ArtRAge... a frenzy of laying down color and mix it up. named it Firebud, for the spring to come...


02-04-2016, 10:18 AM
the gloop pen experiment: At Valhala gates

08-05-2016, 08:42 PM
just saying... and rebound with AR.... My daughter found an astonishing buttefly the other day, the inspiring kind.


D Akey
08-06-2016, 08:02 AM
Cool. So what happened to the body or the fuselage? I think this one is from the planet Romulus in the Star Trek universe. This one grew up around the lab where they have been experimenting with stealth technology and cloaking devices. I could just hear the meeting in which they say they still are working the bugs out. ("working the bugs out" = double meaning. Not sure if it translates, nor if it's worth translating. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::p)

Fun stuff. If she actually found this butterfly with those markings, that's quite wondrous and a real find. I would be excited too!

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12-22-2016, 05:12 PM
wit AR5 coming out, soon... went for a key... got into a contest... and came out with this little play.


12-23-2016, 03:41 AM
Your art works are great!:):):)

01-07-2017, 06:45 AM
Thank you Damasocl. Oh, and an Artrageous year to everyone!!!

Here is the first entry for the official AR5 contest

and some detail

01-10-2017, 09:50 AM
I have to say i got effervescent with all this contest formula.. and many entries are so great that I feel very humble... but at least got some self-improvement ;)... I realy wish for a earlier pring. Done in oil, with a touch of sticker spray and airbrush


02-13-2017, 07:38 AM
This is a cool little thread.

D Akey
02-13-2017, 12:02 PM
Love your latest entries. The bee is like an angel of the earth and flora.

02-14-2017, 02:32 AM
WOW! Surprizing and stunning outcomes!

02-22-2017, 09:14 AM
Thank you, guys... diving into some van Gogh as we speak... images later ;)

01-08-2018, 09:19 AM
Hi folks! Have a waaay better year than the last one. Mine sucked so I'm glad it's behind me (hope it is!). A blunt expression of the last day of 201794487

and V.G. remained in VIP status but here is the so far...

02-01-2018, 11:57 AM
Another work in progress, but I got too pleased by the result of the background so I saved it as it is: "Courtain to Hypnos"


02-09-2018, 11:51 AM


D Akey
02-10-2018, 05:15 AM
So many artists to collaborate with. It removes the distance of time and brings them right into your room. Got to love that we have so much history available. It's also good and bad that we don't have the actual artist offering their comments in more than their art. That part of the interpretation is something of a blank canvas for us where they're all our friends and collaborators. Nice exploration.

02-13-2021, 02:41 PM
Life has a style to get into dreams way. So did mine... but no matter what back to some art (or pretending it is art)


02-13-2021, 02:43 PM
I did... Spiderhen, in all it's splendor


02-13-2021, 02:45 PM
Poor thing...


02-13-2021, 02:47 PM
Marry Puffins, at it's best


02-13-2021, 02:49 PM
Conch shell from a 30 mins draw-along session


02-13-2021, 02:50 PM
The thing I'm very good at - Imperfection


D Akey
02-15-2021, 10:47 AM
Back in good form.

Love the tooth you gave to the canvas surface. Reminds me of a panel being treated with impasto paste and dried for that varied level surface to paint on. Looks nice and dimensional straight from the start.

Very cool.


02-17-2021, 02:05 PM
Hi D Akey. Thank you, trying to keep it at play level. :cool::cool:

02-17-2021, 02:07 PM
I've been messing from some time with the theme of Charon, the ferrymen and today just popped into my head and I could not stop for straight 2 hours.


02-17-2021, 06:37 PM
And here come's Charons mother


D Akey
02-18-2021, 07:22 AM
Best have a coin when you meet the ferryman, they say.

Good and moody. Very dramatic impact for both the ferryman and his mother, each to their own personality. Both powerful in their own way.

Nice jobs.


02-18-2021, 02:13 PM
First daughter of Nyx