It’s cold outside, but this is what’s on my mind. 🌊⛱ Quick 2 min warm-up poses from one of the drawing sessions at #stevenbroadwayzsketchclub . Also, I want to share with you my favorite tools. I always carry a backpack full of art supplies, but these are my absolute must-haves:
1. @drphmartins radiant concentrated water color. I have 2 shades (cool and warm) of each primary color - yellow, red and blue + black - 7 colors total
2. @drphmartins black star waterproof India ink.
3. Ceramic flower palette
4. My favorite brush - Masters gold 20R. I use N.14 or N.12
5. Another recent favorite - big flat brush by da Vinci. N.30
6. Mop brush. Also da Vinci brand. N.3
7. And last but not least - a twig!!! I swear by this tool! 🌿 😍
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little review of my art supplies. I’m always curious about what other artists use. If you have any questions - don’t hesitate to ask in the comments. Also, please let me know what is your favorite art tool!🎨 ⬇️Russian text in the comments⬇️
#MadrasInMini | 19 | Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Kapaleeshwarar temple is an ancient Shiva temple located in Mylapore, in Madras. The temple was built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian architecture. Temples here, especially ones of this scale and grandiose from the past are stunning and provide a complete experience of the senses. This temple is a peaceful place and like those built in dravidian style is enclosed on all four sides with a massive courtyard and the shrines inside. The temple grounds also comprises of a large temple tank. The notable feature of this temple is its ‘gopuram’ (a large pyramidal tower over the entrance gate to a temple precinct) that is 121’ tall and commands the visual and physical presence in the area.
Temples, for a South Indian, particularly of the Hindu faith is a space for solace. I consider myself less religious and more spiritual, I don’t ever think of ‘god’ as much I do a higher power, presence and a friend; that’s also why I find some temples very captivating and comforting spaces. I have been to temples in the US exact 3 times in the past 2+ years because I couldn’t see the structures there as ‘temples’. I simply didn’t feel it. See, most temples here play with scale, courtyards, tall gopurams, granite floor and dark, beautiful granite deities. Everything you say in spaces like this reverberates and it is a special kind of feeling. South Indian temples even smell a certain way. For that matter, I find North Indian temples hard to go to because their deities are made out of marble mostly, and it doesn’t sit well with me (my goddesses are dark and simply stunning in how Dravidian artists sculpt them). These spaces also encompass SO much art, sculpture, music and dance as a part of its rituals and traditions, it always completes you and leaves you lighter after a visit. You’ll also find a lot of animals and birds in the precinct, just chilling!
I am glad I was able to go to here today and experience the space and all the festivities of today. I later caught some street food outside the temple and rode all the way back home, feeling content and rather calm.
What's your favorite book?📚📔
Расскажите о своих любимых книгах🤗
Я сейчас читаю "Искусство смотреть" Оссиана Уорда. Книга о том, как воспринимать современное искусство. Автор подробно рассматривает отдельные произведения современного искусства, разделяя их на 7 основных категорий: развлечение, конфронтация, событие, шутка, послание, зрелище и медитация. Самoe интересное в книге - этот метод "TABULA RASA", состоящий из 6 шагов, которые помогают понять и проанализировать любой предмет современного искусства.
Для меня книга оказалась на удавлением очень интересной и полезной🙈 Если Вас интересует современное искусство, то могу смело посоветовать😏🔥 Посоветуйте какие-нибудь книги из недавно прочтённых (желательно не худ. произведения)❤️
The last one of the sketches I've made at the open dance class at Quorum Academy (a father has to be there for his daughters 😊)
O último dos desenhos que fiz nas aulas abertas de dança na Quorum Academy (um pai tem que saber acompanhar as filhas 😊)
190/365. Some commuter drawings in my new moleskine. Bit of a bumpy ride, but managed to get some marks down.
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