Friday, October 1, 2010

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Arts Club Band

...Art is all you need.

Technique: 48x35 canvas. I drew all of it. Using Paper Mate's Medium Marker (0.5mm) in black. Everything is hand-colored; using Prismacolor Professional colors. Also, I added the photoshop background today, so the cube would stand out a bit more c:

Groovy dooby-dooh...!
I bet that by this point, you might all be aware of the fact that I'm such a big fan of The Beatles, hmm? Well, it shouldn't be that hard to guess, really. I find their music to be both magical and romantic, full of wisdom even; and there are always beautiful stories within each song. The Beatles always manage to inspire me, no matter what. Their beautiful music is like a dream come true. So many beautiful images come to my head as I listen to their songs.

And so, I definetely had to make a Beatles Tribute Illustration. This started as an assignement from GD class at college, we were supposed to form a 3D cube with our initials, ink it and we would be done. I chose to add some happy, colorful textures to mine, and I ended up with this 60's LSD stravaganzza (as most of my classmates called it). I started getting really inspired while drawing this, and, surprise, surprise, listening to The Beatles, as well!
I'm very happy with the final result. Ó u Ò

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Les filmes noir ~

What comes to your head when you think of "Film noir"? Dark silhouettes? High contrasting images? Private detectives? Violence and crimes? How about Les Femme Fatales?

I have always loved how Films Noir have a delicious sense of decadence and sin, the atmosphere around the characters is always obscure and opressive. It's beautiful. It is misterious and quite appealing. Films noir always portray a violent and corrupt society; depressive and fatal; yet intriguing and appealing. It's almost a bitter, yet correct satire of how society was back then; and, sometimes I feel these could most certainly apply to our society now a days.

Film noir characters are specially misterious, most of them show hints of a dark past and a rather gloomy psychology. I find these kinds of intriguing characters to be quite poetic and romantic; they are doomed within their own stories. It's so tragic, yet beautiful. I love how most of the times, there's a delicate sense of sin and redemption; the character's ode through an opressive life and events, and how they manage to move on, crawl on, most of the times; and still, they make their own decisions… whether good or bad. Just like in real life. That is the appeal.

And so, as I was looking through Givenchy's Collections, I came across their magnificent Spring 2010 Couture Collection... needless to say, Films noir immediately came to my mind! This collection's overall aesthetic was so beautiful and obscure. It shows a more sober kind of beauty. There was something intriguing about most of the looks; an undying scent about them. Something beautifully magnifique and slightly mystical. Red wine and Parisian nights immediately came to my head. This is beautiful! This is elegance incarnated!

The collection shows beautifully strong women... misterious and confident with themselves; perhaps the perfect Femme Fatale! I loved the contrast of delicate porcelain skin against silky dark hair and bloody red lips. Still, there is somethng androginous about these looks. These women look strong, yet fragile. This is so beautiful and unique! It's a more gothic kind of romance.

Pictures from

Sunday, September 5, 2010

寿司カワイイ ☆~

\()/ Did I ever tell you I'm such a -proud- sushi freak?
Sushi is all I can think of, sushi is all I breathe, sushi is my true love, SUSHI IS MY LIFEEEEE!!
*Insert creepy, drooling pervy face in here*

Haha, ok, no. Maybe not quite like that. I don't want to sound as if I'm part of a secret sushi cult that makes blood sacrifices as a part of their rituals or something like that (not saying I wouldn't, my beloved deliciousness, Sushi, Sir! Ò n Ó). BUT! I still really, really love sushi; it's one of my very favorite meals always and no matter what.
I have yet to decline an offer made by anybody to go and have some sushi. Because I am THAT strong-willed, hmm? ; n ;
I mean, it doesn't matter if it's raining like crazy outside and I might have to cross over a wild river to get to Sukiyaki; it doesn't matter if the weather is hot as Beelzebub's kingdom and butterflies catch on fire as they fly. Nope, nothing can get in the way between sushi and me .

I still remember the very first time I tried sushi. . . . I HATED IT!!! (´Д`;) It tasted so mushy and fishy and weird! Haha, I guess it was too exotic and extravagant for my inexperienced taste! I remember swearing I would never eat sushi... EVER AGAIN as long as I lived... Oh, the irony! Now that I think of it, I'm really glad my cousin made me try it "one last time" since that "one last time" turned out being the very first day of a wonderful, delicious relationship between sushi and me c:

Ok, some of you may be wondering, "But what, exactly is sushi?"
Sushi: is a japanese dish made of cooked vinegarded rice, most commonly topped with fish or some other seafood. There are different types of sushi; such as sashimi (fresh raw seafood sliced into really thin pieces and served with a dipping sauce); makizushi (this one is the most common; it consists of rice and seafood rolled inside dried sheets of nori. In other words: Pure deliciousness of love!); Inarizushi (a pouch of fried tofu filled with rice), etc. As you can see, there are many different kinds of sushi for many different tastes out there. Sushi has many different flavors, textures, colors... many different things to make eating such a delightful experience!

So, next time you want to try something exotic and new, give delicious sushi a try, you've got nothing to loose (unless you're allergic to seafood :c)! You won't be dissapointed! Ó u Ò Always try new things and enjoy to the fullest.
And... who knows! Maybe you and I could start up a Delicious Sushi Cult afterwards (but that will have to remain Top Secret, hmm?)
\( x )/

Seriously now, could anybody resist all of this cuteness? ; u ;
At least I know I could never...!

Now, I could not be able to eat these cuteys right here...!
...that's the problem with utterly cute food ; A ;

Tuesday, August 31, 2010



... I'm sorry, the stupid inside me took over for a sec. College has been hectic...! All of my classes are in the afternoon, and I might be getting a full-time morning job next week; I know I should be happy, but still... :c

...On a happier note! I remembered I never actually published the winners to my first GA, hmm?
So the winners (randomly chosen, of course, since if having the time, I would gladly draw each and everyone of you, dear followers, as a way to show my grattitude ; u ; But since that life drainer (a.k.a College) wouldn't allow me to, I had to narrow the number down to 3 lucky winners) are:

*** Miss Caroline from Ergy Erg ***
*** Miss Jemina from JeminaJakin ***
*** Miss Joeanne from Joe's Blog ***

Congratulations to the winners! I'm already working on your portraits and will send them to you as soon as possible!
Also, thank you very much to all of my followers! Thank you for all your support; I really love writting for you!
Peet, all! Ó u Ò ♥♥♥

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

La Ciudad de Los Palacios ~

I'm talking about Mexico's capital, Mexico City.

Founded by the warlike Aztecs in 1325, and before known as "Tenochtitlan". The Aztecs migrated there after the fall of the Toltec Empire, and managed to establish by the Texcoco Lake. According to an Aztec legend, they were led to that very place by their God, Huitzilopochtli, who indicated their new home with a sign: an eagle perched on a nopal cactus, and a snake in its beak (the very symbol of Mexico's flag). The Aztecs dominated and conquered nearby cities, expanding their own territory and becoming the strongest among the whole country.

Then the Spanish came and took over the whole mexican territory after many terrible fights and blood shedding; managing to reign supreme up until 1810, the year when the Mexican Independence started, called by the Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Many fights and blood shedding over Mexico's destiny were held; concluding in Mexico's Independence from Spain and becoming a free country. And now, 685 years from Mexico City's foundation, Yours trully finally made a trip abroad c:

I think I went there sometime around March; although, just for a few hours, since arrival time was at 5 am and had to leave by 7pm; I still had a lovely time.
In the van on the highway... such a cheerful van, hmm? ; w ;
I was accompanied by floating sweets and rainbows the whole time!

Angel de la Independencia
I felt as if The Angel was posing for the picture! The cheerful blue sky as a background against that beautiful ray of light shining and glowing reflected in the Angel's glowing golden skin

I was quite eager to see the Angel de la Independencia; one of the greatest and most special symbols of the Mexican country. Even though, I was only able to see it from inside a moving van on the way to the "Museo Nacional de Antropologia e Historia", it was a gorgeous vision to look at! The Angel shines beautifully in the mexican sky... and I still managed to take a beautiful picture of it, so no regrets Ó u Ò

Once we got to the Museum, I was impressed by how gigantic it was! And, right as we arrived, there was an ENORMOUS mexican flag waving hello! There were many tourists just like us at the Museum... it was pretty crowded inside! We entered the Aztec Culture exhibition. It was trully amazing! The pieces shown were great and really interesting to look at. They were full of color and interesting shapes.

These were part of an enormous wall full with several sculptures. They were eassily over 13 foot tall.

I couldn't stop noticing how most of the sculptures had some sort of war theme to them, or had some kind of relation to sacrifices and blood. Most of the sculptures were made to honour their many Gods, they represented several rituals, or special events from the aztec life... and even some of them were made out of human bones and teeth!

Now, I say this with all respect, and if the Aztecs were still alive, they might even kill me and rip my heart out for this, but... there were some REALLY cute sculptures in the exhibition! Like the Jaguar from the picture above! It melted my heart when I saw this one... it just looked like a gigantic, fat, ancient kitty; so I had to take a picture of it! ; w ;
Aren't these the cutest assassinating tools you've ever seen before?
...even though I recall reading these little cuties were made out of a child's teeth...
I still feel bad for thinking how cute these are ; A ;

Of course I couldn't leave the museum without taking a picture of the "Calendario del Sol" first!
It's trully impressive to look at! ...and Oh, so big! The size of a wall O w O

They had this beautiful sort of aquatic garden in the middle of the Museum's buildings. It reminded me a lot of Egypt!

Last picture before we left the Museum c:

Although it was crazy hot and crowded, I still had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the mexican culture!
Farewell, Mexico!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I don't want to go back there :c

; A ;
*Boohoo boohoohoo*

.......... Yes, as you may have already guessed, I'm going back to college tomorrow ..........
It's my 7th semester, and I can only think of it as going down to the very 7th Circle of Hell.
.......... Perhaps I should start seeing college as a Sacred Door to Knowledge, instead ..........

HRRMMM ..... RIGHT .....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

E - Files: Statt up og dansa!

Have you ever heard of a site called Gaiaonline before?

It basically is an online hangout with games and message boards where you create a your own character and dress it up the way you want and whatever. I have an account in that place, and this is what it looked like a few months ago. At college, we were asked by our GD teacher to draw anything we wanted, as our very first exercise for that class and whatnot, and so, I decided to draw my dobby ol' Gaia avatar... isn't she a cutie? Ò u Ó
It took me ages to get some of those items, since they were somewhat expensive, but, once I finally got them, I was able to achieve the look I was going for: a kind of cheerful venice dancer... think of Cirque du Soleil, yes? I really like how my baby looks!

I don't go much there anymore, I don't find that site as amusing as I did back then, nor do I have much time to post there anymore, but it was nice while it lasted and I was certainly happy to draw my Gaia avatar for once c:

This one took about 4 days to finish, because I had an enormous amount of homework/college projects to do by that time. Those were some oozhassny days, but I think the hard work paid off.

Technique: 48x35 canvas. I drew all of it. Using Paper Mate's Medium Marker (0.5mm) and uni-ball micro deluxe pen in black for small details. Everything is hand-colored; using Prismacolor Professional colors. Also, I just added the photoshop background today; this was my very first shot at creating a CG background c:
Oh, yes, character concept is property of

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lucky Fifties of Love ✌(▰˘◡˘▰)✌

Nobody ever thought the day would come when dobby bloggy would reach its 50+ followers! ...but that sacred day came! Actually, a lot earlier than anybody would ever thought, or predicted!
This means A LOT more than a gigantic strawberry cheesecake (and, Boy, do I love those! more than most things in this vast world, now that I think of it; BUT, certainly not more than my beloved followers from bloggy! ...See just how much you mean to me? )
So, Peet, 53 followers! THANK YOU ; u ;

And so! As a way to show you my grattitude...!
Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen to
Orphin Lasz's very first Give Away of All Times!!

So, what does this GA consists of, you may wonder...?
Well, you see, I currently am virtually broken (Boohoo hoo) so I have nothing (say, corporeal) to give you guys... BUT! I do have some drawing skills, and so, I was thinking about giving you, Yes, YOU! Lucky 3 Followers an illustration (made specially by yours trully, of course) to show you guys my grattitude.
I know, this isn't much, but, I will definetely draw these with all my heart (= A=

And now! Let's set some rules, shall we?
You HAVE TO (as, you may have already guessed) be a follower of this blog.
Post a comment to this entry, saying hmm... idk, what you liked about this blog, or what got your attention from it, hmhmm? Some feedback, if you must!
Please, post your comment before August 10th

And that's it! Pretty simple, isn't it?
So, after the 10th, I will go to aaaaand... Yes! That's right! generate 3 random numbers from 1 to the last number of comments this entry gets; resulting in the 3 winners of my very first GA... pretty exciting, isn't it? O u O

Oh, yes! What will the so called Illustration consist of?
Well, I will be doing a cartoon portrait of your display picture; most likely a Yellow Submarine style cartoon, which I will send back to you via pm or by posting it in a new entry, it's your call!

OKAY? So, just post for your chance to win such a Marvelous Prize!
Good Luck!
Peet, all!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Forest romancing

In front of Saint Peter's grave.
Go back, go back once more and hide. Crawl back down.
Dig a hole so deep you can fit inside. Og skjul.
Be out in the grass, become a dark mess.
Shall I live in there? Cover it with flowers and leaves. Nobody will see.
Will everybody forget?
If mother ever forgot about me...
...I just hope she won't pour boiling water down the hole.
Dig down once more.
Flowers and water and leaves for your dorogoy home.
Water-love is out in the grass.
A medieval burial.

; u ;

Can you tell I am utterly happy and, in love with life, once and for all?
That is the atmosphere lived in my beloved backyard. Butterflies come and dance with me.
And fishes come for a jog by the trees.
Everything is Perfect.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's slavery!

Yes, I've been working like a dog ; n ;
Boohoo Boohoohoo!
Currently working on several paintings/drawings/whatever, like the one above; as well as some sculptures and daydreaming.
...did I ever mention I'm working on my very first shortfilm EVER? animated shortfilm!
O u O

...but it's slavery, nevertheless... dobby ol' torture... Ó n Ò
Oh, well! At least I think all of these will pay off! ...sometime... I hope... I WISH!

Either way, I will be posting the results as soon as I finish each!
Until then, Peet all!
Have a lovely weekend, mine venner!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Up in the sky, a man in a plane

Forget worthless "Boo-hoo Imma big baby ; n ;" post (nevertheless, I would still like to thank all of you who posted a support comment; I highly appreciate it! ...and you guys made me feel all warm and fuzzy and... THANK YOU VERY MUCH t(; u ; t)... also, please, forgive that post, too! forget it and bury it in the deepest part of oblivion).

And SO! Moving on...! Fashion, once again... more specifically, Military Inspired Fashion, courtesy of Burberry Prorsum's Fall 2010 Collection!

From what I've seen, Burberry's special charm and signature pieces are, mainly their beautifully fitting jackets and sophisticated trench coats. It only takes one second to realize how most of their jackets will fit beautifully and grace most body shapes. The construction is amazingly well-thought, each line is placed right where it should be; there's nothing extra and over the top ruinning the whole outfit and turning it into an overly-thought disaster; nor there is anything missing, giving the sense of lazy, incomplete garments. I would even dare to say, most of their pieces will never turn "uncool" nor "unflattering", no matter how much trends change. No, you can't go wrong with Burberry.

And then, I came across this collection... and fell in love and became dazzled by it! Forever and until the very end of times O u O ♥ Where on Earth would one expect to see military and delicate mixed together in such a glorious way? (Excited post is excited, it seems) Seriously! Herr Bailey, in my opinion, trully, and, most important, beautifully outdid himself for this collection, showing such structural wonders accompanied by the most sober, yet graceful lines; all of which were seasoned with the most simple, sophisticated fabrics resulting in a delicious collection for the "avid for fierce" fashionistas... and mere mortals everywhere! You don't need to have a "Passion for Fashion" to get the military reminiscence the collection was intended to distill. The inspiration for this collection is pretty obvious at times, BUT subtle and it still never feels over the top. The execution is GORGEOUS and it never fails to impress, no matter how many times I look at the different garments.

Am I the only one who keeps hearing the "Snoopy vs The Red Baron" song over and over again just by looking at these clothing marvels? * ^ *
Being a Chic Fashionista Red Baron, of course

Perfect attire for an up in the sky mission, hmm? Would look lovely in a cold weather, as well...
Snowy mountains! Because one never knows where duty will take you to!

Seriously, the only thing missing on this outfit is a -or several- Honor Medals
...Oh! and a whip, too! Because... ermm... that would look quite nice c:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

; n ;

I feel sad :c
All I want to do is just forget about everything and crawl into a hole and cry and sleep countless hours until I forget why I was crying in the first place.
I don't care anymore. Do whatever you want, but don't drag me along with you.
I shall become a hermit now, dig a hole in my backyard and stuck my face inside an old shoe, thank you very much.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Who stole the tarts?

Needless to say, I ADORE anything "Alice in Wonderland" related. I'm not talking about Disney's boring version of such a lovely, carefree book, nor Tim Burton's leave-a-blank-space-here-from-the-lack-of-a-proper-complain-adjective version of the before mentioned book. But, instead, I'm talking about the Original Alice in Wonderland, just like Herr Carroll pictured it.

Have I ever read a more carefree tale before? a more beautiful one? a more artistic one? A MORE CREATIVE ONE?

It would be hard to find a better exponent of "Portraying one person's mind into a piece of paper", am I right? Going through this book is like going through Herr Carrol's mind itself. His way with words is gorgeous and trully expressive. All of the charachters managed to become dear parts of my teen years as I encountered each and everyone of them. They all have their really well-defined personalities and oddities. Trying to picture each of these charachters is like a tasty feast for anybody's imagination.

The very tale itself is delicious, it's proportions are unmeasurable! There are even words Herr Carroll himself invented for this very tale! Adjectives were created to describe some It is like a rush of multi-colored-sparkly-fuzzy-trippy-crazy waves to your brain as pages pass by! The book practically reads itself for your ears' pleasure! And so, as one reads the book, beautiful illustrations will come across your eyes. DREADFULLY GORGEOUS illustrations, I must say!

Herr Caroll did a great choice asking Herr John Tenniel to illustrate this magnificent book. Tenniel's illustrations are such a beautiful and intricate artwork, the perfect complemment for such a delightful story, in my opinion. Each of these are made out of small lines creating various shapes and shadows and beautiful charachters along the way ; w ;
Text and images complemment each other perfectly, without one stealing anything from the other.

And so, as my love for this tale grew, and nourished my imagination, it was no surprise that when a mandatory College project provided with an excuse to demonstrate my love for this particular tale, I had to take the challenge as soon as I could, and show the world one of this book's precious illustrations! I chose the book's Chapter XI: "Who Stole the Tarts?" White Rabbit with Trumpet illustration and show my love for Alice in Wonderland once and for all ; u ;

XI. Who Stole The Tarts?
"The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them--- all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.

"Herald, read the accusation!" said the King.

On this the White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet, an then unrolled the parchment-scroll, and read as follows:---

The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts,
All on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts
And took them quite away!

Technique: 48x35 canvas. I drew all of it. Using Paper Mate's Medium Marker (0.5mm) and uni-ball micro deluxe pen in black for small details.

This took about 4 days of good ol' torture to get done. This was a trully entertaining project at first, with the whole drawing being made out of small lines and intricate details. It ended up being a trully torturing project, with the whole drawing being made out of small lines and intricate details instead ; n ;
But I think it paid off well. It looked as if I had ripped the image from a gigantic Alice in Wonderland book. And so, my mission was succesfully completed!

Oh, yes, character concept by John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland".

Monday, June 21, 2010


Self-explanatory ; u ;

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dear Alejandro, sir........

You should be proud of yourself, for a cool looking video has recently been filmed in your name. Yes! Lady Gaga has finally released the highly expected video for her newest single, "Alejandro".
Now, anybody who heard the song before watching the video will agree with me on the whole "Spanish novel" flavor the music has. I mean, just listen to her fake sort of latin/spanish accent, the latin/spanish male names... the whole mentioning Mexico thing! I thought this video would be a sort of Latin Lover stravaganzza, full of fancy flamenco-like dance moves, Gaga dressed up as a femme fatale, having many latin lovers and leaving them all, or maybe even killing them (like in some of her previous videos) by the end of the so-called-video. BUT! what did we get? well, we got ermm... This:


Can I say I fell in love with all of this? Forever? ; u ; First of all, the aesthetics and overall art chosen for this particular video were totally unexpected. Seriously, who would've thought "Alejandro" would be turned into a beautiful piece of macabre and obscure? I am totally up for this. The obscure aesthetic and scenarios. The slight s&m esscence the garments distill is beautiful. I trully enjoyed the slight Hellraiser reminiscence the very start of the video gives. The only thing Miss Gaga is missing is one of those intricate torture piercings most of the Cenobites wear as a part of their garments. I think this is, without a doubt, one of her best looks. Ever. Some may agree with me, some may disagree. Some may think I have totally lost my mind. But, I will say, I found her looks to be really sober and breath taking in this particular video. That delicate paper-white skin, white, snowy hair and vampy lipstick, in contrast with that black leather garment gives her such an impecable and impressive look.

Steampunk looks great on her, hmm?

Moving on, moving on. Next image, please!

Hmm, something isn't right with this... let's see... She's a sort of dark nun now... seems to be praying or something... That red nun outfit is pretty neat, actually; that whole image would make an excellent painting, in my opinion. She still looks impecable and gorgeous... WAIT! I remembered! What does ANY of that have to do with the overall video?! I thought she was a sort of steampunk something earlier... what happened, then?
This makes me think she just wanted to create some controversy. Honestly, this has nothing to do within the conext of the video. And that other white garment with the red crosses? More free controversy. Controversy out of NOTHING and just BECAUSE. That is ridiculous, in my opinion. If you want to create controversy, do it for something worth it, something you believe in, some message you want to transmit. Not just because! This has been done before, even. If you want to use a religious theme for your videos, art, or whatever, make sure to do a good job transmitting your message, feelings or thoughts. Don't do it just for free controversy!

The video later shows Miss Gaga doing this sort of dance-slightporn-something with her male dancers in fishnets and high heels. Now, I have nothing with males wearing high heels, or any other sort of "feminine" clothes. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a role reversal. But, once again, that doesn't have much to do with the video. At least, I never though "Alejandro" was about Gaga making out with some gay, s&m nazi guys! Except, oh, yes! I bet parents all over the place must be now talking about your "wild and controversial" new video! Mission accomplished!

Long -worthless- post is long, hmm? I'm sorry, the intention of this post was, at first, just to praise the beautiful and slightly macabre aesthetic she had chosen for the video, and it ended up being more like an opinion on a life or death matter. Maybe next time, I should write about IMPORTANT, trascendental stuff, instead of a shamelessly attention-seeking video done for the sake of... attention!
I'm sorry. I don't normally dedicate long posts to music videos, and I will make sure not to do this very often, either ; n ;

Have a lovely day! Peet!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Sea of Holes

Hello, Jeremy!

Jonh? Paul? George? Ringo...?
Where are you, gu
ys? Where have you gone?

Oh, don't tell me... did you fall into the Sea of Holes? What a mess!

I am a huge fan of The Beatles. I trully admire them for their beautiful songs and the feelings they manage to transmit.
And so, Guess what? I love the "Yellow Submarine" movie, as well!

I still remember when Father bought it and, that very night, we were all gathered together around our big, old TV ready for the show. Could I be any more excited? I was a little kid back then, and so, I was happy to watch this animated movie with the family. Father didn't stop talking about some beetles and their songs all day long before we played the movie. I was interested to see what those "beetles" would look like, and, secretly hoping they would be wearing well... a full beetle attire.

But then, the movie started and I couldn't believe my eyes. The animation was gorgeous, and all of the characters, as well as the scenarios were all trippy and crazy! Father said he still remember the first time he watched that movie, at his college's movie theatre, and how, as soon as the film started, everybody started smoking their weed, and soon, there was a thick smokey enviroment surrounding the theatre, and the movie got well... erm... trully trippy! I didn't know what "weed" was, and so I didn't pay much attention to that comment. Besides, I was focused on the first song already playing: "The Yellow Submarine".
It was as if candy had been melted and rainbows had been bottled up just for this very special ocassion! The rhymes were awesome and funny. Those Blue Meanies were geniouses! There wasn't a single thing that didn't move in there, not even the smallest part of the background stayed in their place for too lo
ng. It was magical!
By that time, I had decided I would become a Blue Meanie when I grew up.... I would be the very first Pink Meanie ever! * ^ *

Perhaps, this movie is one of my biggest sources for inspiration: the art is gorgeous and really interesting. The movie's got a heart by itself. It was a big part of my childhood. And so, when I watched it again, a long time after, I couldn't stop the subsequent inspiration rush and started working right away!
And so, here is one sketch of a painting I will start working on soon, based on that lovely Sea of Holes:

Took a few hours to finish. I, as you can see, was inspired by the particular scene of the Sea of Holes. I was wondering well, what would happen if one fell into various holes at the same time? And so, I came across this. I really like how it looks. I think I managed to give the girl a somewhat surprised look? I hope ; n ;
Either way, I will definetely keep working on this idea, and will, of course, post the results!

Technique: I drew all of it. Using a normal 2H pencil.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Snow White vs ermm... Pocahontas

Marble vs Oak... Vanilla vs Cinammon ...Or simply "Pale vs Tan"! Which ever title you like the most.

Personally, I find pale skin to be really aesthetically pleasing, and something beautiful to look at. It can sometimes even create a vaguely supernatural aura. You may now imagine your favorite supernatural creature! I just LOVE looking at a beautiful pale skin. I find it to be really classy and elegant; something worth looking at. For a long, long time. Even if the owner of that pale skin has already spotted me staring and is starting to think I might be some kind of psycho.
...Also, always a plus, someone with a really pale skin and dark hair. I love the contrast so, very much! It gives people (well, I think you must, by this point know, I'm mainly talking about this whole look on girls) such a gorgeous doll-look. Ever seen those antique porcelain dolls on your grandma's house? Ever noticed how pale they are? Ok, perhaps, some of you might not want to end up looking like a living porcelain doll (shame on you ; n ;)

Either way, here you have some beautiful examples of pale skin; First of all, Miss Dita Von Teese! (tone down the lights a bit and play some burlesque music, please):

Now, doesn't she look dreadfully GORGEOUS or what? Look at that creamy pale skin against that darker-than-the-Devil's-heart hair! Dita is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen before. I trully admire this woman, for she is smart, and a real business woman. But, I must say, the very first thing that caught my attention about her was her practically paper-white skin!

You want another example, hmm? How about Kirsten Dunst? HMMMMM?

Again, the skin...! look at that porcelain skin! It's the perfect canvas for just erm... ANYTHING! Make up stands out more! So as her features! Clothes, etc.
I heard people said she looked ill when she showed up looking tremendously pale for one of the Spiderman movies premiere's... funny thing is, I said to myself " * ^ * Woah! This is the most beautiful I've ever seen her look before! " Oh, the irony!

Since, I'd dare to say, most of you might, by this point, be thinking I'm a creep with a weird fixation for pale skin (No! ... Really?) Let's now talk about the other side of the coin, which is, in this case, Tan skin!

We all have different tastes, and so, there are people who prefer tan skin. Now, I have nothing against tan people/people-who-tan/etc, but I just don't see what's all the excitement about. I don't find tan to be as classy as pale. I mean, yes, tan is, most of the times perceived as sexy, yes, but, from what I've seen, people tend to take it TOO far and for some unknown reason, go practically orange...or even worse, when their skin go all leathery thanks to the excess of tanning products, and they start looking like a new kind of reptile... an orange reptile D:
Now, I love the way sun-kissed looks. Like, when the tanning looks somewhat soft and glowy... all of that with a golden -brownish hair looks just lovely and even a bit romantic. Like if you had been running in the prairies al day long ; w ;

And so, here are the mandatory tan examples; starting with that
model from Victoria's Secret, Alessandra Ambrossio (I'm not a fan, so forgive any mistakes I may have made with her name):

Hmm, what can I say? Nice features, gorgeous cat-eyes, great make up, BUT, in this case, I don't think that fake tan goes well with the classy wardrobe and jewelry. Now, picture this same image with a pale model... looks classy now, eh? Ok, I think I was supposed to present 'beautiful' tan images on here, yes? so, moving on!

Yes! That's what I'm talking about, Miranda Kerr! You got it absolutely right!

Gorgeous girl, beautiful feminine features (still, I think she would look better off PALE hahahaha) and a lovely sun-kissed tan! FINALLY! This picture is great; Miss Kerr is tan, looking all sexy and innocent at the same time. Good job! The prophecy has been fulfilled!

And now, for a curious fact; as I was looking for examples of 'tan skin' and typed those exact words onto Google, it shocked me how many pictures of fake-orange-looking people appeared. There were NONE beautiful examples in there, and so, I had to type names of people (most precisely VS's models) to get ahold of nice tan examples, instead of ugly reptile looking ones. I started to wonder, Are people taking their tanning beds too far? or maybe it's just the trend.

Either way, I hope you enjoyed this post; I would like to hear your opinions on this very important matter!
Have a nice day! Stay pale! Or tan!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Trully Heaven on Earth

This time, Elie Saab's Spring 2010 Couture Collection was the one to take my breath away. I know, this collection was first showed earlier this year, but I happened to come across it just a little while ago, and so...! Here we go! Prepare your eyes for a total Delicacy Party!

For this collection, Herr Saab decided to go for the pale, romantic flower-girl look; (something I highly appreciated) and gave us gorgeous flowy gowns made of fabric that seem to be formed out of the most beautiful, pure spring flowers ; w ;
Now, what I liked the most is the fact that he didn't choose the easy way out and give us, simply, the usual pastels, such as the softest pink, light-blue and green. No! Herr Saab went a dobby step further and chose to go for some rich mauves, celadons and pleasing shades of beige so light the overall look is really natural and delicate. I love how he also went for a trully soft make up pallete, leaving the look even more feminine and eye pleasing.

Ok, sure, some people may say these are all a bit tacky and prom-like (a filthy rich kid's prom, please) and whatnot, but please! I'm sure we all agree there's nothing wrong with some flowy soft romantic gowns every once in a while, yes? Please? I think you should all know how much I praise these kinds of girlie flower looks no matter what ; n ; so...

Also, extra points for the beautiful cristal-looking scenario chosen for this particular collection. It made the dresses trully glow with magic... and the runway looked like a pure river from a dreamy fairy tale!

Oh! Also, another plus! Did any of you get the same "Alphonse Mucha vibe" from this collection? No? Sweet pastel gowns against a soft pale skin and shiny, curly hair? Gracefully flowing dresses exuding a delicious spring-summer scent? Godess-looking girls? Anyone?! (I'm being dead serious right now, so, please, agree with me on this one * ^ *)
Well, at least I still think any of these gowns would make a BEAUTIFUL editorial picture, and an even more GORGEOUS painting anytime!

Agree? Good! I can leave in peace now, for my work here is done!
Take care, everybody! Have a lovely day!
Peet, all!

Runway images came from
Beautiful painting is Alphonse Mucha's "Dance"