So I got the basic idea for this painting from one of my favorites Comic Artist ever, Randy Green [link] . I love how simple, sharp and cool his style is.
But also, I wanted to recovered the style that I had in 2002, when I did Tripomatic Fairytales [link] .
It took me more than a month just to do the pencils. Fairyanika was a monster painting, something that I never did before, I felt that when I did the pencils.
The time pass and in February of 2009, Pin Up world Art wanted to do a DVD tutorial featuring Fairyanika. They push me to do it.
To be honest I was reluctant to do it, because a Magician never shows his tricks in front of a camera, specially those he never tried before.
Anyway, Jeff Vangrov (RIP) and me we started filming. I think it twice, I felt it was important to leave something for the future generations of artist, a legacy on film.
It was difficult to paint under 3 (sometimes 4) hot bright lights in that studio that we set. I wanted to do this painting on my studio, with calm and time. But it was not possible.
Then I started to having problems to pay my bills because I was focused only in this project. Pin Up world Art never support me, they actually cut all my funds. So I was there screw it with no money and a lot of bills to pay.
I tried to stop for good because I knew it will be impossible to finish the painting and the video on time and most for all I didn't want to screw that painting, regardless of the video. But the owners of Pin Up world Art force me to finish it. So quitting was not an option. I did not know what to do, how to balance the situation. But I looked to her eyes, Fairyanika's eyes.
"l will have my revenge" she said.
People say that I'm crazy because I talk to my paintings. They say they are just painting and paper. But I know they feel just like us. Just like Picasso's or any other artist paintings. Because they are a piece of us, that materialize and exist, just like a daughter or a son.
The death line to finish the painting was set. I hate death lines, I don't work with death lines, specially when I'm doing something that I never did before.
I hate mornings and I hate the sun light so much, it hurts. But I'm not a lazy bastard. I knew if I woke up early and work all day till midnight, it will may be possible to finish this painting on time and having it filmed by the death line.
I loved her, Fairyanika. She didn't give me any problems at all. She is a warrior. Like willing to be alive.
I hang up Venus [link] and Tripomatic [link] on the wall of that studio that we set. Like I said I was trying to return to those colors and textures that I got in 2002, when I was furious, full of energy feed it by the anger and seek of revenge after that all my art was stole.
So Fairyanika's skin and face came out nicely, I was working all day and late night, filming at the same time. The lights were so bright that I had to paint "blind" and then stop the whole thing and fix the thing again.
After reevaluate the pencils, I didn't like how the hair looks. But that was a mistake on the drawing stage that I did almost a year ago and I notice almost a year later. And after that I applied fixer there was nothing to do. It looks too "wired" not soft. So I leave it like that and I tried to improve it on the color stage. And I did. I like the color that I got. Finally I really got a Redhead look.
The outfit came along nicely, no problem on it, actually it was fun to do it, a lot of mixed colors.
The problem was the wings. I knew, the wings will be difficult.
One week left on the schedule, 4 wings to go. I knew it may take at least a 4 days per wing. That was when I really felt the pressure.
But I looked to her eyes, her beautiful eyes.... and then she smiled to me...she SMILED to me..........the rest was easy...
The wings were something that I never did before, more complex than Tripomatic wings [link] , but I wanted the same look plus I have one last special FX to add on top of it, nuf to said one that I never did before.
Adding the color on the wings was really scary, actually. I'm a very very experienced airbrush artist. I can airbrush a straight-3-feet-long line!. But I screw it, again , I thought I screw the wings in one point and it was filmed, on the record, on tape. I screwed Venus water and I managed to reconstruct all the water again, after a week of work!....time was a luxury now. Time that I did not have at that time. But I managed to fix it . I rushed the wings, I must confess and I hate it. That's why I hate death lines. I looked to her eyes and said "I'm sorry", she smiled again to me, smiled....Then I got angry. Then I got really really drunk and tried to finish the painting once and for all, give the best of myself to her. I even film myself the final take drunk because the camera man had an important meeting that day! LOL. I play the same music in my Ipod ( God I love my Ipod) the same album that I played when I finished Hellish [link] . Music is the most important part of my art. So there I was, in trance, adding real glitter to Fairyanika's fairy wings. She love it.
I finished the painting on schedule and we got it on film . But I sweared, I did swear to God and I sweared to her Fairyanika and myself that I will never do something like that again.
Pin Up World Art never came out with the DVD. That and many more things was the reason why I leave them.
It was a 3 month filming process, two years in the making painting.
I'm not the same artist nor the same person, after that I fished her. I have lost people that I loved, my fault. But, I still have people that love me and I'm fighting for them.
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More