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Art For Music Series! – New Release: Plike Portrait

 

Plike – Art For Music Series – Original Ink Drawing ©Carolina Russo

ART FOR MUSIC Series!

New release! Plike Portrait

Today post feature the release of my new ink drawing, a portrait part of my Collection Series “ART FOR MUSIC” a series inspired by music artists reflecting my passion for music. In this series I create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations. At the same time this art series is a feature for the music artists here on my Blog.

This is the portrait of Mad Madam Emalso known for her solo project Plike she is an American electronic music producer and composer, Em creates  unique beautiful mysterious, haunting and dark music,  she is also the sound designer music composer for the upcoming independent video game “Momo Ichigo” Em is also creating music for Independent Film. At the moment she is working on her fifth EP that would be released in July 2017. I can’t wait to listen what she is creating!

Plike – Art For Music Series – Original Ink Drawing ©Carolina Russo

Plike – Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez

This is the photo of Em “Plike” that inspired my Portrait!
Em is also working on a collaboration with music composer Ewian Christensen,  who follows me remember that I often featured Ewian music and recently I had a Blog post as my interview with him and mentioned their future collaboration.

Plike – Original Ink Drawing ©Carolina Russo

This portrait is an ink drawing. I have made a pencil sketch first and worked over with the ink pens this is not like my usual watercolor painting it is all black ink. I love the minimalism and contrast of the black ink on the white paper with a touch of precious gold ink between the hair and filled in the background’s oval shape. I loved drawing this portrait while listening to Em music and I hope I was able to deliver the spirit and essence of Plike if you like to discover her music, you can visit her website where you find the links to her YouTube channel and Bandcamp.

Special Limited Edition Hand Embellished Fine Art Prints:
This portrait is available in a very Limited Special Edition of #25 prints hand embellished with gold ink to get the closest real effect to the original. Prints are numbered and hand signed, size 8×10 inches unframed and unmatted, printed by me in my studio on heavy acid free paper.  Price is $40 + $8 Shipping via USPS Priority Mail within US for International shipping contact me first. If you are a Plike fan or like to reserve one of these beautiful fan art prints, just fill in the form Shop Art Prints  for preorder here on my Blog! If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.

***When these 25 prints are sold out there will never be another “Hand Embellished” prints run.

❤ UPDATE ❤
❤ I just got a wonderful surprise because this! ❤

Plike love this portrait so much that she wants to have it hanging in her music studio and it make me really happy! She just wrote a wonderful post on her Website Featuring me there I am so grateful of such kindness!

You can read her post here : Artist Carolina Russo releases limited edition Plike portrait in Art For Music series

Plike Feature me on plikemusic.com

Amazing things happens while sharing our talents and art! Thank you Em for featuring me!

Details about my ink drawing:
 I Sketched on a mixed media large sketchbook size 9 x 11 inches and I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.3mm  Mab Graves Limited Edition by ALVIN. Black ink pen used COPIC Multiliner 0.03 

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

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Have a great week!

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New release! Open To Wonder #worldwatercolorgroup

 

Open To Wonder – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


New painting release!  “Open To Wonder” 

Today post feature the release of my new watercolor painting. This is the finished piece and last stage to the work in progress that you have been following from my latest couple of Blog posts. If you missed the stages of the work in progress you can see the initial sketch here and the beginning of watercoloring here.   I enjoyed very much to create this portrait inspired by the “Blythe doll”. I love the softness and transparency of the watercolors and  I left it as pure watercolor without the ink outline that usually distinguish most of my paintings. I finally decided the title and I am happy to say that I took the lovely suggestion of one of you! In my other post I asked you all to suggest a title and help me.  I thank  everyone that did! For this painting I took the lovely suggestion of my dear Blog friend Miriam in her comment she said: “This is really lovely. She looks open to wonder” and yes I love it and recall deeply the meaning of my painting “Open To Wonder”  I think works beautifully. Thank you Miriam!

With this painting today I am joining Charlie at doodlewash for the new May challenge:

– May new watercolor month challenge:  Painting Textures!

Today’s word prompt for the monthly challenge at doodlewash  is  “Flowery”.

This portrait is filled of  “Butterflies and Flowers” the beauty found in nature that make us open to wonder about life and the transformations we go through! this is the meaning behind my painting. The challenge theme is about painting textures my little flowers have some texture.

Details about my sketch and watercolor painting:
 I Sketched on a mixed media large sketchbook size 9 x 11 inches and I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.3mm  Mab Graves Limited Edition by ALVIN, a Carmine Red Pencil THINEX 425T (Vintage) – I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle.

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints  this Print is now also available on my ETSY Shop

Please follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

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Have a great and happy May!

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Spring a Blythe Inspired Art Portrait

Spring – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

       
 Happy St. Patick’s Day!

Today My watercolor painting is the portrait of “Spring” a lovely and delicate creature, she has lovely long green hair braided with flowers and beautiful intense big blue eyes. I am inspired by the unique and beautiful Art Dolls custom-made for collectors. Better known as “Blythe Dolls” I love to paint and drawing Blythe dolls they are really pretty and one of the characteristics is that they have an over sized head and large beautiful eyes over a smaller body which make them a great subject for Pop Surrealism Art. Blythe dolls from years acquired a cult following of collectors, photographers and artists around the world. It’s always a joy to paint a portrait inspired, I came across lately to other artists following this inspiration and it is amazing that Blythe dolls acquired a cult following of collectors and eventually, photographers and artists around the world, if you are not so familiar with this you can read more about it here on Wikipedia.

My painting portrays an image of the coming Spring Season with her vibrant green hair and fresh flowers she is just there in the grass enjoying the beauty of a sunny day and I think she is also perfect to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I wish to all of you a great one!

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier,   Ink pens used are a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib  and a COPIC Multiliner #00.3 and Pigma Micron #05.  I painted on a  8 x 11 inches mixed media sketchbook.


This watercolor painting is available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition here on the Blog Art Prints   or on my Etsy Shop
Custom Portraits like this one, are also available for Commission Contact me for details.

Please follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

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Have a wonderful day! ❤

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Dragons And Castles – Behind the scene of a commission painting!

Dragons And Castles - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Dragons And Castles – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today post is about one of my latest commission work!

I loved to create this painting title “Dragons and Castles”  it was very inspiring and it goes to another kind and talented Fantasy Author, she is part of our Community her Blog is A.S.Akkalon  I am sure some of you came across her Blog already!

Life is always a surprise!

Awhile ago I made the painting “Katie The Writer”   you that follow my Blog maybe remember that post! And because a kind comment left me then, I got to know better Alecia aka A.S.Akkalon she left me a very nice comment telling me how much she loved my painting for Katie and the story behind it!

I responded to her comment:  “Thank you very much in a way I am sure you can relate with it! You’re a writer I could’have portrait you with castle and dragon 😉 Thank you for stopping by my Blog and I love your comment!” ❤

The comments are what did bring us closer together and the beautiful surprise of her decision to custom order to me this painting. A Fantasy Portrait representing her with her cat and what she love to write about it in her fantasy stories. So a Dragon and a Castle were a must to paint! As part of my creative process we started to exchange emails and talk about her own idea and my vision of the painting and here there is the beautiful and interesting outcome! Alecia purchased the Original Watercolor Painting and a digital image to use on her Blog. At this moment her painting is in the hands of the postal service, is in transit going overseas all the way to beautiful  New Zealand! Today Alecia couldn’t wait to receive the “Original” and she used the digital image to share a post about it, you can read it here it is “A dragon, a castle and an audiobook”  visit her Blog there are lots of good and fun reading!

Thank you Alecia so much for supporting my art with your commission and for the opportunity to create this painting for you and have my Art in another beautiful part of the world!

I hope that you all enjoyed reading this post and to know more about behind the scenes of my paintings!

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Artist Details about the Original Painting:
My original watercolor painting  is size 8×10 inches painted on acid free cold press 300gm archival watercolor paper.
and is outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier.  I used  Pigma Micron pen Black ink #03 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen with  fine nib. The dragon scales and other parts are outlined with gold ink and white ink.
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If you like my Art and would like to have a Custom Painting or Illustration from me, I am open to commission work if you have an idea
just Contact me and we can talk about it! 🙂

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints  

Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

What makes me happy is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!

 

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Wish you a great weekend!

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Music – Interview with James Radcliffe

James Radcliffe - DigitalArt Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe

James Radcliffe – Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe

My interview with Music Composer and independent Artist James Radcliffe.

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I am so happy and grateful that I was able to do this Interview!

Today I am very pleased to introduce you with James Radcliffe a wonderful multi talented Artist, a dear friend from the music world and part of our community.  James is an independent artist a music composer from the beautiful land of Scotland.

Thank you James for  your precious time doing this interview with me. I love to give the opportunity to get to know you and your art.

Let’s start with the questions:

For the reader that doesn’t know you and your music, can you please introduce who is James Radcliffe?

I am an independent artist based in Edinburgh Scotland. I make music, I write, I take photographs and perform live. In the last 4 years or so, I have built a grassroots social media following in excess of 100’000 people.  This is what allows me to make art as a living.

Highlands Scotland - Photo ©James Radcliffe

Highlands Scotland Castle – Photo ©James Radcliffe

Your music has a very distinctive sound and style, when listening it brings you in far away places, almost out of this world. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt inspire you while creating? And how do you categorize your genre?

First, thank you very much, I take this as a great compliment.  It is hard to nail down a creative process, as much of it is a mystery.  I will say though, that there are two main phases: the creative phase and the craft phase.  The work is usually born from a kind of state of mind which is outside of time, when I am fully absorbed.  The craft is where I take the pieces of rock and polish them into something beautiful.  I cycle back and forth between these two until the work is finished.

You just released your new beautiful and fantastic Album ” Murder The Impossible” can you tell us your feelings and meanings behind it?

Murder the Impossible was a collection of tracks that I worked on in a very specific way in the studio.  It took me over a year to get them right.  Each of the tracks was aimed at a specific feeling, for example, the first track ‘World Enough and Time’ was aimed at the feeling of ecstasy I get from truly great music. One of the reasons it took me so long, is because I played all the instruments, including the cello, and did all of the studio work.

Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.

Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.


What is your creative Dream Project?

The thing that I am working on right now.  One of the great things about being independent is that you get to choose exactly what you want to work on.

What is happening at the moment? Are you working on any new ideas? Do you have in plan for any live gig?

A lot of stuff is happening right now.  I am generally always working, on new ideas and current work.  I think I am going to do something quite exciting and new for my next project, which I may release quite soon.  I am also playing with the idea of taking all my music off the internet.

Live performance will definitely be happening soon.  And I am looking into touring options as we speak.

This question is very personal and introspective, I love to ask this to artists. If you describe or picture your inner soul, how will you describe it? And what color it would be?

Like a roiling ocean.  And black.  Black as strong coffee.
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You can follow James at:

Website: http://www.jamesradcliffe.com
Music: http://www.jamesradcliffemusic.com
Twitter: @JamesRadcliffe
Instagram: @thejamesradcliffe

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Credits:
Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Photo Credits ©James Radcliffe

I hope that you enjoyed this interview and to get to know James better, or, to discover him today. Please support his art and wonderful music, visit his Blog he would love to ear from you. A special thanks and best wishes to James Radcliffe for all his projects!  As always I am happy to read your comments, let me know what you think about this interview!

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! ❤

 

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Whispers – #WorldWotercolorgroup

       

Whispers - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Whispers – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Happy February! ❤

Today painting is about a portrait that I am working on. What you see is a work in progress. That’s why I only posted a small section of the face just to anticipate what I am working on. This is a portrait inspired by the words of a beautiful song. I will post it when is completed and I will add the words that inspired me. The portrait Is in black and white and gray, no colors,  another limited palette between wash and ink.

 

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with a black ink Copic Multiliner #003 pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink fountain pen used is a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib   and a Pentel Poket Brush.  I painted on a  9 x 11 inches mixed media sketchbook.


All my watercolor – Ink Sketch are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 
❤ Commission are welcome read Custom Art for details.

Please follow me on my Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

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Have a great rest of the week stay creative ❤

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Blue -A Lovely Portrait #WorldWotercolorGroup

Blue - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Blue – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

       
Today watercolor painting is the portrait of “Blue” a lovely and delicate creature, she has beautiful and intense big blue eyes. When I painted Blue I was inspired by the unique and beautiful  “Art Dolls” custom-made for collectors. Better known as “Blythe Dolls” they are really pretty and one of the characteristics is that they have an over sized head and large eyes over a smaller body, they are really cute. Blythe dolls acquired a cult following of collectors and eventually, photographers and artists around the world, you can read more about them here on Wikipedia.

My painting is another limited palette, only three colors Blue Ultramarine, Grey Payne and Vermilion Red.

Blue - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Blue – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used are a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib  and a Pigma Micron #05.  I painted on a  8 x 11 inches mixed media sketchbook.


This watercolor painting is available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 
Custom Portraits like this one, are available for Commission Contact me for details.

Please follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Stay creative ❤

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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