“You leave the same impression of something beautiful, but annihilating”
-Sylvia Plath

Chupasangre*, circa 1867.
From 2019, one of those rare occasion where I change my usual brush set for colors. Marked as sensitive due to some blood.

*Chupasangre is a coloquial name in spanish for... vampire!!!

Ha! I find the pencils I did for one of the past sketches. Learning to draw with a pencil in a loose way take me many years.

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...ok, I must admit you can do much better onomatopoeia with CSP brushes.

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Is the best to make comics? YES!!

Well... actually, no. Clip Studio lettering tools are waaay behind Illustrator 😩

Seems there's a misconception of .art doing the rounds, so let me clear that up!

We're an art instance, but we *do not* expect or enforce our users to only post their artwork here - it's actually very much the opposite!

The Fediverse is a community, and .art is a community. We like knowing each other on that communal level. We like seeing what artists do when they're not creating art; snippets from each other's daily lives, pet photos, side projects. We're here to find new friends.

[CW: non explicit nudity, breasts, nipples, eye contact]

Two little devilish cuties 🖤
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[CW: desnudez no explícita, pechos, pezones, contacto visual]

Dos hermosas cositas demoníacas 🖤

El "heroísmo" de la guerra es un gigante tonto y ciego: está convencido de que la muerte es hermosa.

(paráfrasis de Vernon Lee)
#citas #escritoras

Self Portrait with Scarf, Zinaida Serebriakova, 1911
I really love this painter

I've drawing since high school, but stopped for years due to work and a depression that still haunts me. I started to draw again in 2015, except for lapses (of months) where I don't draw a single thing. Anyway, here are some of those first sketches from 2015.

Do you remember how long it took you to learn to write when you were in school, and what that involved? Copying letters over and over and over while your hand and fingers strengthened and got used to the movements?

Drawing/painting/other-forms-of-crafting are no different. You're learning a new skill; give yourself space to grow and be patient while you learn. You might be bad at first but that's fine, you're allowed to be. Keep going. Practice is part of the process. 💪

Saturnino Herrán (1887-1918) is one of my favorite artists. Most well-know mexicans muralist (Siqueiros, Orozco and Rivera) had in Herrán a reference. Last image is "just" a preliminar sketch of an unfinished mural... a sketch! ¡Qué diablos, Nino!

Marked as sensitive due to the last image that shows a fusion between Coatlicue & Jesus Christ, as a representation of Aztec and European cultures. I love it, but not sure if someone can feel bad.

Love the chaos in the federated timeline! A burst of languages, people, ideas, photos, artwork and more. El chino, el alemán, el griego (y muchos otros idiomas) se me escapan pero estoy agradecido de hablar español, de entender el inglés, y un poquito de francés y catalán.

Hi! I'm Renato Quiroga, a mexican artist, comic book letterer & colorist. In 2017 I delete Facebook & Twitter apps. I barely visit Fb and keep my Tw timeline to share my blog posts, Goodreads status, RT's and links to news and articles I want to read later. I hope to use Mastodon in a more active and personal way to share some photos, sketches, work in progress and general chit chat.

By the way, the concept of the fediverse is highly attractive!

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