The main figure in the drawing is based on a picture I took at the Gion Matsuri in #Kyoto some years ago. It is a dancer performing the old Japanese court dance "Ran-Ryo-O".
I used Derwent Inktense and Conté Aquaralle pencils as well as watercolour paint (various brands). The paper is Arches 56cmx76cm 300g/m2 rough watercolour paper.
When I think about art, I think about my friend the cello teacher. She said something like, "In a way, I want musical instruction to go back to its original purpose. That is, we learn to play music because if we don't, there is no music." We should view art the same way. We make art so that there is art in the world. We should never say, "but it's been done." or, "I can just buy any of the mass produced art" We should think, "If I don't make this, there won't be anything."
It is well worth visiting Castle (Caisteal) Tioram, even though you can't enter the building for safety reasons. You can still look around the castle, & there are some great views.
The castle sits on Eilean Tioram, which is a tidal island in Loch Moidart (a sea loch). Ten minutes before I took my Profile photo there was only exposed sand. Ten minutes after my Profile photo and the tide had come in fully (see photo below). You'd either have to wait it out or swim for it!
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead (from "Press the Eject and Give me the Tape")
Interesting article on Joy Division in the Guardian
Ballo in Fa Diesis Minore
"Lyrics from an inscription of a Danse Macabre depiction at Clusone, near Bergamo. The melody is inspired by "Schiarazula Marazula", a medieval northern Italian theme which accompanied exorcism rites and which was collected by Giorgio Mainerio in his Primo libro de' balli (1578)" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_pulce_d%27acqua)
La Pulce d'Acqua (The Water Flea)
"The Water Flea is based on a Native American legend reported and adapted by Jaime de Angulo about a man falling ill because his shadow has been stolen by a water flea."
Speaking of new Free Software photography releases, the incredible team over at darktable have a new release as well!
New darktable 2.6.2 released!
What a wonderful week to be a photo geek!
λ🐫, -Ofun, compiler writer, FPGA researcher, Reader at Glasgow Univ.
I mainly post pictures of nature, sometimes of Japan, and occasionally drawings.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more