Art

  • The memory of childhood

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  • 5th Annual Curious Camera Event

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    The Curious Camera Event is a friendly competition calling on artists worldwide to embrace the unpredictability and fascination of using their favorite cameras. Images must be made with one of the following camera categories:

    holga colored
     
    Pinhole - homemade or manufactured

    Plastic Lens - Holga, Diana, Blackbird Fly, etc.Vintage 1950 & older - ex: No. 2 Brownie, Leica II

    Instant Cameras - ex: Polaroid, Fuji Instax

    Cell Phone - ex: , Android, Blackberry

    Judges will select the top 30 images which will be printed and framed by Photographic Works. Artwork will be 8×10 archival pigmented ink prints on smooth watercolor paper, framed with museum quality materials. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their artwork and purchase prints.

    All submission images will be digitally projected in gallery. .

    1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive prizes and a trophy they can proudly display. Winners will be featured in the gallery exhibition.

    My image has been selected as an honorable mention. Will be printed approximately 8×10 inch

    You could join for an evening of excitement at the 5th Annual Curious Camera Event with images from around the world made with pinhole, plastic, vintage, instant and cell phone cameras.

    Saturday, April 27th, 6-9pm

    ArtsEye Gallery
    3550 E. Grant Road
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    Gallery Hours:
    M – F   9am – 6pm
    Sat   10am – 5 pm
  • Tutorial 12. Post-card in RETRO style

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    As you’ve probably figured out, I really love anything graphic design that has that vintage grunge old and retro kind of look.
    In this tutorial you’ll see how to create a stunning Post-card with your .  It’s fairly simple to make and can be used in many different types of projects.
    Retro postcards to really surprise and delight.  Today I would like to bring some clarity to this  fascinating subject with my new tutorial.

    Let’s start from the beginning. How would you define the concept of Retro?

    The truth according to Wikipedia
    Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall post-modern past, that has since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. The use of “retro” style iconography and imagery interjected into post-modern , advertising, mass media, etc. It generally implies a vintage of at least 15 or 20 years.

    The word “retro” derives from the Latin prefix retro, meaning “backwards, or in past times” – particularly as seen in the words retrograde, implying a movement toward the past instead of a progress toward the future, and retrospective, referring to a nostalgic (or critical) eye toward the past.

    Retro
    A 1950s-era poster in pop- style, the style on which retro is based.
    The style now called “retro ” is a genre of pop which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics that were easy to reproduce on simple presses available at the time in major centres. Retro advertising has experienced a resurgence in popularity since its style is distinctive from modern computer-generated styling.

    To create any postcard you just need to keep in mind a few important things:

    1. First things first, Start with an Idea.
    You can’t create a beautiful and an effective postcard if you don’t have an idea of what you want it to be about. Why are you creating a postcard?  Figure it out before you start.
    2.  Select an Eye-Catching Image
    An image is funny / striking in some way is never a bad choice.
    3. Write Your Headline
    It should usually be short, interesting, and intriguing in conjunction with the image on the front.
    4. Design Your Card
    Now that you have chosen your image, you’re ready to design your postcard.
    If you keep these important things in mind, it will definitely help you.
    I’ve created a-la retro-looking postcard.
    Well, I’ll take you step by step through my process of creating.

    1. I shot this pic with native iPhone cam.

    2. Using the Face Cam app and Pimple Eraser app I am a bit improve the beautiful face of my model. I mean, I’ve attempted to fix the result of poor lighting.

    3. Further I have played a bit with the adjustment tools of Snapseed app

    the resulting image

    Not bad now!

    4. Using the Space Paint app I have added effect of smoke.

    This app lets you to add a really well rendered light and smoke effects to your pictures. However, I was a bit disappointed that it has a maximum save size just 1000×750.
    Yes, it has the ability to zoom/scale/move/arrange.. And they work good. But the masking/erasing tool has a BIG problems in using.What’s really annoying.

    5. And now I run it through the Alt Photo app to change styling direction.
    It is a pretty good app for a few reasons. The Alt Photo app has a number of filters and you can alter the intensity of the filter applied. The six categories include Color Film, Vintage Color, Toy Camera, B & W Film, B & W Print, and B & W Vintage. The effects are spectacular. The color effects are beautifully saturated with complex textures and light applications.
    Finally, it is quick to edit pictures, even when using high-resolution pictures, and allows you to save images in their original resolution. (what is really important).
    Here is my choice and result

    Finally move onto the main goal of this tutorial. I mean the creation of postcard.
    Well, you can find lots different HalfTone . Some are better than others. But it is very individual. One of my favorite such app is Halftone app by Juicy Bits.
    This app turns your photos into unique, vintage comics, allows to add captions, speech balloons, graphic stamps, and fonts (including built-in comic fonts). Settings screen for lots of additional customization, including halftone dot size, strength, and gain.
    Btw, so often I turn off the slider off halftone dot and now I gone on this way.
    Contrary to many others, Halftone makes it easy to add more than 25 paper styles, from crisp and clean to distressed and aged. This is what I really love and use this app pretty often.
    So run through Halftone app and write the Headline, using Labelbox app.

    I must say that I am happy with the result and I like the mood of my postcard. However, I would like to increase it by adding a little bit naughty and playful “shades” and “tones” ;)

    7. So go to the Blender app and add fun and naughty pencil drawing or any design to your taste. It may add more life and reality to your unique postcard.
    Btw, you can take a snapshot of any pencil drawing and use it as a texture. And then add it by blending.

    and the resulting image

    9. Oh, I really love it! =)
    However, being in this playful mood I would like to complete the design of my postcard by adding some texts… Perhaps a poem or something like that..
    Looking at my postcard I immediately think of a quote by Faina Ranevskaya! Exactly!
    She is one of my most beloved greatest Soviet Russian actors in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms.
    Further, go to the Phonto app and add the quote.

    I finished off with this tutorial. Hope it was interesting and useful for you!
    Finally a bit of music for the mood ;)

    All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:
    Face Cam app
    Pimple Eraser app
    Snapseed app 
    Space Paint app 
    Alt Photo app
    Halftone app
    Labelbox app
    Blender app
    Phonto app

  • “Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is a regularity”

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    As known, regularity is a steady trend! And I definitely like it! ;)
    This is an article to the April issue of the Eclectic , titled “Sun is enough for everyone” , framed with my artworks!

  • Tutorial 11 “Sliders”. Take it easy: all ingenious is simple!

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    So often happens that creating artworks takes a lot of time to complete. To get started, the idea gives birth to the creation. A person needs intellectual stimulation. Suppose you have an idea in advance and you know the way (or about) to achieve the desired result. You are on a creative high, however, in spite of all, neither of created results are not make you happy.

    Well, you have to forget about these works for a while =) You don’t need to hurry to complete your work. One day you will find the right solution or get the desired . Perhaps, you need a time, lots of it, so be patient ;)

    But nevertheless happens that you need just a few minutes to create a truly amazing and inspiring image. Something simple but powerful.
    And now I’ll discuss the creation the one of such works.

    1. I took this pic with Slow Shutter Cam app by Cogitap Software.

    Just point and shoot…

    Slow Shutter does not actually change the shutter speed of the ’s camera =) It just simulates control over exposure and shutter speed

    This app provides three main options – Automatic, Manual and Light Trail.

    Automatic mode can be used to create motion-blur effects as well as this mode features automatic exposure compensation so that your pictures are always perfectly exposed, no matter the shutter speed selected.  This mode  is like the shutter priority mode on a DSLR.

    Manual mode lets you set the shutter speed to compensate for low-light conditions. The longer the shutter speed, the more light it will accumulate.

    Light Trail mode also works best in low-light conditions, it allows to “paint” with light. You can capture any moving light in a unique beautiful way.

    All three modes are very easy to use, as you just need to select a shutter speed and then just point and shoot. Additionally the Light trail mode allows to select a sensitivity levels.

    Pay attention to the application settings and following instructions

    btw, I have used other slow shutter apps with the similar name. You could try some of them to decide as to which application works best for you.

    2. And now you can choose any way for further image processing.

    I have used MonoVu app.
    Actually I often use this app to  my monochrome works and I really love it.
    This app provides 10 free filters, as well as an extra 15  purchase filters. (some of them have a unobtrusive and simple textures)

    That’s all!
    Take it easy: all ingenious is simple! ;)

  • Tutorial 10 “Skinned Deep” or time to pay off debts ;)

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    I have not written a new lesson for a long time for which I do apologize…while I’ve got several requests for clarification of various works.
    The reason is that I do not have that much free time I used to. However, I will do my best not to forget you permanently!
    Hope you had a great time!
    We’ll start from the beginning..So, it’s time to pay off my first debt! ;)

    “Skinned Deep”
    This work is one of several my weirdest, wicked, freaky, but still funniest work =)

    1.  I shot the original image with the ProCamera

    It is really easiest-to-use tool for taking good pics with your . It has several one-touch-effects (ProFX), as well as the full photo editing control with ProLab.
    Today is available so many new for capturing images. Some of them are great! However, I go back to ProCamera, from time to time.

    It should be noted it is a wonderful shot =) I mean, I like the light from the window (prudently I planted the doll on the window sill). However, I still have some things that I would like a slightly improve prior the big process.

    2. So, go to the Snapseed app and little bit improve it, using apps settings (adjust Brightness, Ambiance, Contrast, Saturation etc.). Note: Especially pay attention to the eyes!

    The resulting image

    As a result, I am happy with the received image

    3. Now comes the fun part =) Further, let’s process it using the Salvador Dali Camera

    Looks good for me ;) This is what I need!
    I would not say that it is a wonderful and an irreplaceable app, however, experimenting with it you can get a pretty good and fun result.
    By the way, I have a series of art works created with this app.

    4. Still, I improved it a bit, going back to the Snapseed app. As a result, I would get a really colorful image.

    …so here we are halfway to the goal

    5. Next, ran it through the Decim8  using BEAMRIDER effect

    Bit later you will realize the reason I done this step

    6. Finally, run it through the Tangled FX

    This app reminds me of Fractalius Photoshop plugin. It creates unusual, eccentric artworks in a single step. The effects are based on extraction of so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. You can also simulate various types of exotic lightings and high realistic pencil sketches. There are 16 unique filters to apply, and the best part is that you can tweak them with fine tuning sliders.
    You can also to pay attention to the ShockMyPic app. It is still a good app for doing crazy outlines blending.

    I really love it!!!
    BUT…
    …unfortunately during the last processed we have lost the eyes of our “monster-doll”… Honestly it’s not that I would like to get as a result …

    7. So, we shall go to the Blender app. and add eyes by blending with image received after processing by Salvador Dali camera (using the application settings “Arrange” and  ”Mask”…and choose Blend Mode)
    I added just one of the two, to enhance frightening view.

    That’s all! Hope you have someone to scare them with your crazy art works ;)

    All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:
    ProCamera
    Snapseed
    Salvador Dali Camera
    Decim8
    Tangled FX
    Blender

  • Feed your soul ART

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    There are some examples of my printed works for . If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. I’ll be happy to comment and advice.
    PEACE-LOVE-HARMONY ;)

    “I SEE NOTHING IN SPACE AS PROMISING AS THE VIEW FROM A FERRIS WHEEL. E.B.WHITE”
    38x50cm (15х20inch)
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    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “THE WHOLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONSTRUCTION AND CREATION IS EXACTLY THIS: THAT A THING CONSTRUCTED CAN ONLY BE LOVED AFTER IT IS CONSTRUCTED; BUT A THING CREATED IS LOVED BEFORE IT EXISTS.”
    38x50cm (15х20inch)
    BARYTA paper, SafeBox
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “HIGHBALLS HIGH HEELS”
    BARYTA paper, 50x50cm (20x20inch)
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5, SafeBox

    “DE TE FABULA NARRATUR”
    50×38(20x15inch)
    BARYTA paper, SafeBox
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “WINTERS SKETCHES”
    41x50cm(16x20inch)
    BARYTA paper, SafeBox
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “WHAT’S HIS DEAL? CITY SLICKERS DOG WALKING”
    38x50cm (15х20inch)
    Litorealistik paper, SafeBox
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “WE SHARED A MOMENT THAT WILL LAST TILL THE END…”
    38x50cm (15х20inch)
    BARYTA paper, SafeBox
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “DIGGING BACK INTO MEMORY”
    50x38cm (20x15inch)
    BARYTA paper, SafeBox
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “THE ACID HOUSE”
    BARYTA paper, SafeBox, 50x50cm (20x20inch)
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5
    “ON THE EVE”
    BARYTA paper, SafeBox, 50x50cm (20x20inch)
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “TOO LATE TO HIDE”
    40×30(16х12inch)
    Luster paper

    “FRIVOLOUS PASSION”
    67х50cm(26х20inch)
    Litorealistik paper, SafeBox
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5

    “MYSTIC TREE”
    45x45cm(18x18inch)
    litorealistik paper, mat(passepartout ), wooden frame 

    1. “GOD HAS GIVEN YOU ONE FACE AND YOU MAKE YOURSELF ANOTHER” 23×31(9x12inch) METALLIC, mounted 3/4 bamboo
    2. “DIRTY MINDS ARE WORSE THAN DIRTY FACE IN A HUNDRED TIMES” 23×31(9x12inch) METALLIC, mounted 3/4 bamboo
    3. “MY OWN MICROCOSM”
    bamboo15x15(6×6), mounted 3/4 bamboo

    “MY OWN MICROCOSM”
    bamboo15x15(6×6), mounted 3/4 bamboo

    “PEOPLE ARE LONELY BECAUSE THEY BUILD WALLS INSTEAD OF BRIDGES”
    53х40 cm (20х16 inch) Luster paper

    “BANG-BANG YOU…”
    30x30cm(12x12inch)
    Hahnemuhle FineArt paper, wood frame

    “No place for Violence/In a dark-dark room”
    BARYTA paper, 50x50cm (20x20inch)
    LIMITED EDITIONS 5, SafeBox


    You can find out more, by following the link below

    http://www.iphoneart.com/users/2044/galleries

  • “Why is LOVE silent?”

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    It’s just a feast of soul! =)
    So, another wonderful !
    The March issue of the Eclectic published an with popular Russian writer Michael Weller.
    M. Weller is the most published of non-commercial Russian writers – a total circulation of his is about 400 thousand copies in 38 editions only during year 2000.
    An article, titled “Why is love silent?” framed with my black-and-white pics!
    I am so pleased to know that, finally, the Russian publishers has recourse to use to design their magazines.
    This is a great achievement and a good prospect!
    It’s time to polish my dancing shoes! WooHoo! ;)



  • iPhoneography NaProsvet. “Eclectic” magazine interview

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    It is a great honor and a huge pleasure to share my wonderful !
    The newest spring issue of the Eclectic  is already in the “air”! 
    WooHoo!
    Many thanks to Alexandra Goncharova, who heroically listened and recorded my long confusion considerations, which accompanied by splash of emotions, and turned them all into a laconic =)

    So:
    NaProsvet. – What does it mean? What does the reason?
    Hobbyist, Amateur, or Professional? iPhoneographers – what are they?
    A bit of the styles and directions in , of creative searches and of a career of i-artist, of Vanity Fair.
    The earthly dreams and joys of the citizen with a little backpack, and many other intresting things you can learn from my interview in the March issue of Eclectic magazine.



    p.s.Maybe later, I’ll take time to make translate…;)

  • Exhibition “Russia: the big art collider. Experiment”

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    On February 20,  a “brave” and eclectic exhibition called “Russia: the big collider. Experiment” dedicated to modern and positive art “Positive in my Mind.Version 3.0” will be launched at G8 Gallery.
    In the central part of the exposition there will be the four works of the European school of XVI, XVII, XVIII,XIX centuries.
    Its value can be compared with the heritage of the great musicians and scientific discoveries of the last centuries.

    The Classic art works are showing the new facets, being among the works of contemporaneity. Evgeny Monakhov’s realism, Dmitry Ershov and Josip Falic’ naïve, Vasya Lozhkin’s known works, Donasien Roshambo’s comics’ collection and HeeHoos Jha’s comics, illustrations by Igor Oleynikov, Elena Kubysheva and Alexey Merinov, similar to the British pop-art paintings of “LollipUps” series by Nataliya Boychenko, light paintings art from LPWA members (Light Painting World Alliance), by () and street art by Kirill Kto.

    Summarizing all said above we plan to open up an ambitious dialogue of cultures and to let our guests consider what the art and culture are to them.

    This is my humble contribution to the “Russia: the big art collider. Experiment” ;)