Aquarel, also known as watercolor, is one of my favorite mediums to work with. How the colors blend with water is really what I enjoy most.
I used Indian Ink for this one. Haven’t done that in ages, so I made an awful lot of mistakes but honestly I don’t really mind.
I did the girl from my head, I only used a reference for the skull and green flower at the bottom right.
Loving her glasses and spikey headband! I want them myself…!
I also use other products to add some texture, which I did on this picture too. I used some salt, which gives a rather odd but great effect. You can see it on the yellow part around her hair.
However I might have added the salt a bit too soon. The effect is much better on the right side. I also like how the splattered green comes through, I wasn’t too sure if it would actually work.
With a white pen I made some tiny touch ups on her lips and nose as highlights.
I really enjoyed making this one. It took me less than 2 hours total I think, so I might consider making another piece if I got time.
A tiny bit of cleaning on the computer, and tadaa!
Nikon D5200, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
My classmate was prepared to be my model. We had only one hour, but I like the results.
I hope my teacher does too..
I’ve posted several analog photo’s earlier, but I haven’t posted anything about the camera yet. I might as well do that!
The camera I own is a Petri MF-101a analog. I was lucky since the parents of my boyfriend had this oldie eating dust in their house, so they decided I might as well use it.
Petri Camera is a Japanese brand, which started in 1907. Unfortunately the company announced bankruptcy in 1977.
My camera is probably from around 1970. It was sitting in a wonderful leather case, still in amazingly good condition. In this case we have the base, three lenses and a flash. The lens on the camera is a 50mm. On the right is a small 28mm lens, en on the left we’ve got the heavy 75-205mm lens.
From my earlier post with analog pictures you can see the great quality.
Oh, and the base also has a beautiful leather case.
I haven’t tried the flash yet, but I don’t think it’s still working. I’m not planning to make photo’s in dark spaces anyway. The risk of having a black photo would be unfortunate since films are really rare lately.
Hopefully this camera will be working for years and years. And hopefully we’ll have films available as well. Analog photography really touched me, and if it wasn’t so expensive, I’d do that much more than digital photography. The excitement when you can pick up your photo’s is a nice feeling, especially when all photo’s turned out perfectly!
I started on a new film, and I hope I can find some interesting situations to photograph like my last series.
The weather has been crazy these days. It’s been sunny, we had snow, and right now the wind is ice cold.
I’m really hoping for some sunny days now. It’s way too cold outside. So we decided to buy some flowers, at least it’s spring in our home!
Maybe an illustration inspired by our flowers will help…!