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New painting release! Mystical Multitude

 

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo


New painting release!  “Mystical Multitude” 

Today post feature the release of my new watercolor-graphite painting having the title of “Mystical Multitude”. This is the finished piece of the work in progress that who is following me on Instagram @carolinarussoart already has seen this painting progressing through my latest posts. I am happy how it turned out and If you missed the stages,  you can see here the pencil sketch where my inspiration and work begin, actually my starting sketch was the face in the center. This time I wanted to do something different and combine two mediums together and the use of different skills in one painting.   I love graphite for the soft tone and shades of grey with the possibility to build up the color with more depth as needed. I felt that would’ve been beautiful combined with the transparency of watercolor using a delicate color palette.

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

This is the beginning of the watercolor layering stage. I truly enjoyed to create this painting for the variety of expressions in the beautiful faces and for the mixed media technique. I did work for several days on it, there are lots of details and the layering in between watercolors and graphite. The paper I used it is a large size pad it is 9 x 12 inches, approx. 22.9 x 30.5 centimeters.

 

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

Painting Meaning

“For this portrait I gave the title “Mystical Multitude” the meaning behind the painting is inspired by how our emotions are flowing together in our reality, how feelings can transport us in many directions and how much we emotionally change. This portrait shows three different faces of women, but in a mystical and dreamy way it represents one person, the same woman in different moments and emotional state of her life, going through, transformation and changes”.

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

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 but using graphite and colored pencils for more definition.

Release of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #25 prints of this painting in size 8×10 inches are available for preorder purchase here on my Blog shop Limited Edition Prints

Details about my sketch and watercolor painting:
 I Sketched on a mixed media large sketchbook size 9 x 12 inches and I used Draft/Matic Pencils  #0.3mm, #o.5mm and #0.7mm “Mab Graves Limited Edition” by ALVIN, a Carmine Red Pencil THINEX 425T (Vintage) – I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and Jane Davenport Magic Wand colored pencils.

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

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

 

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Have a great and happy week stay creative!

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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

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Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

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 

 

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Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

Thank You!

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©YLIA ADVENTURES – Merry Christmas!


MERRY CHIRSTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

©YLIA ADVENTURES – Christmas

Ylia Adventures "Merry Christmas" - Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo

Ylia Adventures “Merry Christmas” – Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo

LIGHT – “Bring out the light within you and shine upon all…” ©CR

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 ©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints are available in  Limited Edition!

 For all the info, price and details please check out the dedicated Shop ©Ylia Series Page

Thank you always for sharing my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!
I will never be able to do what I love without you!

Thank You!

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Shop INKTOBER 1st Release – ©YLIA ADVENTURES – Fine Art Prints Limited Edition!

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1st Release Fine Art Prints – Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo


NEW 1st RELEASE!!!

©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints

 

1st Release of my Collectible InkTober Series is now available in  Limited Edition!
From October 1st until the 31st  I have been very busy and focused on creating non-stop and drawing daily, because I joined the Worldwide InkTober event.
This month has been amazing and crazy at the same time, is not easy to commit to a challenge like this, there is so much behind it, but I enjoyed every moment.  I am proud that I was able to follow my path and complete the challenge with my 31 drawings in 31 days. These drawings are very detailed and take quite long time to have one finished. They are not the kind of sketches made in 20 minutes.  The result and outcome of my intense work is a lovely creation. My character ©Ylia, that was born on October 1st 2016. I developed Ylia drawing after drawing while following the official 2016 InkTober  prompt list. Each drawing illustrate a story based on the daily prompt words. I also wrote  my own “Quotes” I wanted to turn each drawing in a positive message to share with the world. I want to thank everyone that followed this challenge and shared my journey. Thank you so much for all messages and the kind words of encouragement that I received every day, that was a huge help to keep me going! I have been receiving emails asking if after the Inktober my drawings would be available for sale. I then decided for now to launch this 1st exclusive Collectors Release of Fine Art Prints.

Today November 5, 2016  ©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints are available in  Limited Edition!
This is the launch of the Limited Edition Collectible Series!

Day #12 - WORRIED - InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

 1st Release  Pre-Orders are accepted for a limited time.

If you would like to own one or more of my drawings please Pre-Order purchase your Art Print here on my Blog!

Pre-Orders purchases are accepted  for the exclusive 1st Collectors Release until November 30!

There would be only #31 numbered and hand-signed Fine Art Prints size 8 x10 inches of each drawing for this first edition. Visit the Gallery to choose yours!
I accept Pre-Orders from today until Sunday November 30 at midnight Pacific Time USA.

INFO & Details:
For all the info, price and all the important details please check out the dedicated Shop ©Ylia Series Page
on this page I covered all the informations necessary for the purchase but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you always for sharing my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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New Release! Limited Edition Art Print – The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad - Original Watercolor-Ink ©Carolina Russo

The Twilight Sad – Original Watercolor-Ink ©Carolina Russo


NEW RELEASE!

From the beginning of October  I have been very busy creating and drawing daily, participating to the Worldwide InkTober event. But I also loved and found some time to create a watercolor Ink painting that is a collectible illustration, dedicated to The Twilight Sad amazing band from Scotland that I am a huge fan.  My drawing is inspired by some of their images used on album covers. I just came out with my own creative interpretation and wanted to dedicate it to The Twilight Sad and to all the fans that love them and enjoy their music. They all know what this painting is all about.

Today October 27, 2016  I am going to “Release and Debut” this Painting here on my Blog and also debuted exclusively on Fans of The Twilight Sad Facebook Group.

This Painting is a Limited Edition!

If you like it Pre-Order your Art Print soon!

There would be only #60 Art Prints for this first close number edition.
I accept Pre-Orders from today until Sunday November 6 at midnight Pacific Time USA.
After November 6 printing will begin and shipping.

For all the info and details check out the dedicated Shop Art Print Page

Thank you always for supporting my Art!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Illustration – Friends

Friends

Friends – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Today my doodlewash is not about food, but I would like to share an older post and I hope that you enjoy it!
Anyway will be good for #doodlewashaday

Friends and Sennelier…
I wanted to use my new French Sennelier Watercolor! So I needed to create something!

I love and enjoy Illustration, and sometimes I like drawing cute  whimsical characters a little bit out of my ordinary watercolor paintings and sketches. Creativity it is something that there are no words to describe it! Inspiration can come to me  from anything and anytime, everywhere, and often start with something to ends with something totally different from what was at first inside my mind, it is a very fascinating and abstract process, that’s how I call it!

While I was thinking what to begin with to start my drawing, the word “Friends” came up to my mind I don’t know why, at the same time I was on my Pinterest (Follow me) pinning things for my numerous boards.  I came across some very cute little dolls. I was captured by their sweet, nice faces with big eyes and instantly I felt the wish to draw them. I quickly made my sketch, when the word “Friends” came back to mind again and that was it!!! It was perfect for my new illustration. I am going to dedicate this drawing to all the amazing Bloggers Friends and Artists I found here on WP community. 🙂

Friends

Friends – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Some technical details
I quickly sketched first with a pencil #2 HB few light lines just to give me an idea to the two figures and the flower then I painted. For this Illustration I was very excited to use my new French Sennelier watercolors. I use many different brands of watercolors I love  Sennelier their watercolors are beautiful so vibrant, very pigmented, they are rich, luminous and honey-based. I purchased this metal travel box on Amazon it is small and easy to carry almost the size of an iPhone it can fit anywhere.

Sennelier Watercolors Travel Box

Sennelier – L’Aguarelle French Artist Watercolors

This Watercolor set is inspired by the bright and lively palette of Southern France. Each set contains 12 half pans of top quality French Artists Watercolor and two built-in palettes within a compact and sturdy metal case. Reformulated with an increased honey content gives each watercolor incomparable brilliance and luminosity while acting as a preservative to extend the paints longevity.
I love the fluidity of the colors a little goes a long way. I am very happy how my illustration turned out. I gave the finish touch going over with a black ink Pigma Micron pen 0.3 to finish and add shades. I painted this with a very light wash not on a watercolor paper but on a mix media ProArt Sketchbook size 9×11 inches.

Sketck Book - Friends2a

 

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Happy doodlewashes!

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National Peace Rose

 

Peace Rose - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Peace Rose – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Today for April Celebration is National Peace Rose Day!

I know it is a bit late today I had a little time and I made my Peace Rose to honor this beautiful National Day.
I love roses, all of them, and I enjoyed to watercolor this symbolic one, for the beautiful colors and interesting history facts behind it.

Peace Rose - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Peace Rose – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

History
Each year on April 29th we recognize National Peace Rose Day.   The day is set aside to honor the “Peace” rose, a well-known and fruitful garden rose.

The light yellow to large cream-colored flowers of the Peace rose have slightly flushed crimson pink petal edges.  It is a hybrid tea rose that is hardy, vigorous and highly resistant to disease.

French horticulturist Francis Meilland, developed the Peace rose between 1935 and 1939.  When Meilland foresaw the German invasion of France, to protect the new rose, he sent cutting to his friends in Italy, Turkey, Germany and the United States. It is believed these cuttings were sent to the United States on the last plane available before the German invasion.

The rose received different names in each country it was sent.  In France, it was called “Madame A. Meilland” in honor of the breeder’s mother.  In Italy, it was called Gioia, meaning Joy.  In Germany, the name of the rose was Gloria Dei, for glory to God. In the United States, the rose was named Peace.

As the Second World War was coming to a close in Europe, the trade name “Peace” was publicly announced on April 29, 1945, the name it was given in the United States.

Later in 1945, Peace roses were given to each delegate at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations, in San Francisco, with a note that read:  “We hope the Peace rose will influence men’s thoughts for everlasting world peace.”  (source NationalCalendar)

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with pink, brown and black ink finish pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown Ink pen #01 and in Black ink #005  also a Pink gel pen over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration of National DNA Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

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Happy doodles!

©Carolina Russo

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Sketching Realistic Eyes

Realistic Eyes

Realistic Eyes

I love illustration and I enjoy sketching in general, and this time is not one of my jewelry sketches that I use to share here  more often.  I am having fun sketching realistic eyes, it is amazing the effect that can turn out just playing with a HB #2 pencil and a couple of pastels or watercolors to give a hint of color. I made these sketches pretty quickly, so it is a very rough practice drawing and please forgive my photos that are not super great!

Realistic Eye

Realistic Eye

I am planning to make other ones more in a high definition. If you step back a bit from your screen you will see that this eye it is pretty realistic!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what do you think? 🙂

 

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April Celebration – Today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!

 

Orange Crowned Warbler - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Orange Crowned Warbler – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

April Celebration National and International Days!

Today  is dedicated to “Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!”

In honor and inspiration of this Day I decided to Doodlewash a California Bird specifically one that I enjoy to see often from my window and it is a very cute little yellowish-green bird with sometimes a visible orange color crown on the top head, the name of this bird is the Orange-Crowned Warbler

I enjoyed to celebrate this Day and drawing this lovely bird very much! ❤

California Bird2x

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Details about my doodlewash:
it is a watercolor with ink finish I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors the Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #2 over a Sketchbook!


About April Draw a Picture of a Bird a Day Origin and how it all started: 

Origin 1943 United Kingdom – Dorie Cooper

In 1943, Dorie Cooper’s mother took her to a hospital in to visit her uncle who was wounded in World War 2. While there, Dorie attempted to cheer her uncle by asking him to “Draw a bird for me, please.”After seeing her uncle’s bird picture, Dorie laughed out loud and proclaimed that he was not a very good artist, but that she would hang the picture in her room nonetheless. The complete honesty and acceptance of his niece did much to lighted her uncle’s spirit. Other soldiers at the hospital also had their day brightened by the event and so, every time Dorie came to visit, they held drawing contests to see who could produce the best bird pictures.
Sadly, just three years later, young Dorie was killed in a car accident. At her funeral, her coffin was filled with bird images that had been made by soldiers, nurses, and doctors from the ward where her uncle had been. The people who little Dorie had touched decided that the little girl who brought hope to the ward by drawing birds would be forevermore remembered on her birthday, April 8th.

Draw a Bird Day is not a recognized official holiday but it is one of the most heartfelt holidays of the year, honoring the soul of a beautiful and innocent, little girl.

To celebrate Dorie’s birthday, be inspired to draw a bird of any kind and share it! ❤

With this Celebration I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join us with your doodlewash!  Tag your image #doodlewashaday

Source(s):
Google search.
National Geographic

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Haiku – Magic solitude

aliensoulmates

 

Magic Solitude

Rain drops of magic solitude

reflection of tomorrow

while drawing life

-CR

 

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