Weekly Photo Challenge | Work Of Art

my work of art

I’m taking this week’s challenge, Work of Art, as an opportunity to finally show you my first original painting on canvas, which I think I’m calling Homothea’s End. It was painted with acrylics 🙂

By the way if you have missed my last post, Narcissism & Manipulation, go and read it! It’s the first of a series in which I’m going to post every week on psychological profiles, based on my personal observations of the world. 😀

Stay tuned.

An Evil Nymph.

How To: Light Painting Photography!!!

For Chinese New Year, I did an interesting experiment with my Nikon Coolpix p520, that of the famous light painting! Like this:

smiley light painting

First, I’d like to share the video tutorial that led me to discover this amazing art:

Watch it if you want to know how to do it, because here I’m mainly going to show how it’s not necessary to have all these high tech equipments to achieve the same results.

Basically, here’s what you need to do light painting:

– Torches (any colour! or many colours! I actually used my phone’s flashlight, which was downloaded on Play Store :P)
– Any camera that can be manually set to low exposure (low shutter speed)
– Something stable to put your camera on, like a tripod.
– Preferably a remote control, like in the video above, so as to again minimize shakiness. Because pressing the shutter button directly can make the camera shaky, I guess.
– And most importantly: friends!!! Yeps, and have fun! I had my sister and cousins with me 🙂

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The Story Of My Very First Art Exhibition

Saturday 14th September 2013.

I was really nervous. Especially that they would not only be exhibiting my painting, but also my portfolio and the idea of so many people going through my drawings just freaked me out. I’m very sensible about my art and although I should think about that, I can’t help but wonder whether people like what they see or not.

At the CCEF, there are two categories of art courses: one is the adult one, from 14 years old and up, like the one I got myself into, and the second is for the smaller ones, the children one.

On the day of the exhibition, the works of the younger ones were hung on the wall outside in the common corridor while ours were waiting for us in the exhibition room.

The cocktail party wouldn’t begin before 16.30 but together with my parents I arrived at 16.20. I had more than enough time to admire the children’s drawings, all so filled with talent 🙂 The children’s group was already present and waiting as well, By 16.30 my friends came and soon the director of the Centre let us in the exhibition room. My friends and I waited a little, allowing the children to go first and finally went in…

panorama art exhibition

(I tried the panorama option, so as to get the whole room all together)

panorama art exhibition

And there they were, all of our works, paintings, on the walls, shining in artificial light.

Without wasting a single moment, parents and friends all urged us, the masters of our masterpieces to pose next to our work so that they would capture this moment with their cameras 😉 That moment was actually so funny because we were just… lost in all this jungle of people staring at our work, taking photos… taking space as well. And the room wasn’t that big. But we finally made it to get to the front:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

colourful iPod nano back cover

I want to start over. I want to start fresh.

I want to push aside the past and write my own future. Take my own decisions.

And I began by painting the back cover of my iPod nano (I had it since 2008!) so that my musical box would start fresh again as well. A new background. A new cover. New colours and a tree to show the way up. Growing up means to go forward.

Peace and love, guys. 🙂

What is your interpretation of fresh? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

An Evil Nymph.

The Golden Hour + My Holiday Plans!

I’m officially getting back to the Weekly Photo Challenge! And this week’s theme is The Golden Hour

the golden hour sunrise

I took this photo from my room and it’s sunrise on a Saturday morning when I usually do my weekly morning jogging. It’s not a much recent photo but I think I never shared it with you right? Although I did on instagram.

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Art Is Changing My Life

Some of you might remember that when I started this blog, I said that I had a new hobby every year.

Only writing remains constant throughout my life’s journey, since it’s more than a hobby, it’s a passion, well, it hasn’t always been constant but it always came back – I always came back to it.

French fanfiction in 2008, vidding in 2010, makeup and blogging in 2011, novelist-huge-breakthrough-plans in 2012… For some I… well I didn’t give up but I kind of was out of time to do all so I had to eliminate, while for others, like blogging especially, remained and will remain in my life I believe.

nude art woman's back

And in 2013…

Art.

Of course, everything I stated above is art, but what I mean is that this year I’m embracing the very basic stereotype form of art, which is the visual one, painting and drawing. The one art I drowned in when I could not even read and write, which made me use up all the paint pots and try out all the cheap painting brushes we had in our family’s shop, and which made me wonder about beautiful sunsets painted on canvas…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day In The Life Of An Artist!

I know I usually do weekly photo challenges on Wednesdays, but a lot happened this weekend, and I’ve also being very active on Instagram. And this week’s photo challenge is ‘A Day in My Life‘!

I’m mainly going to concentrate on how I spent my Sunday, although you still deserve some explanations over Saturday and Monday:

On Saturday, we, Mauritians, have been victims of a never-seen-and-witnessed torrential rain situation. Unexpected floods, unpredicted (or compelled to silence) by the media, despite all the technologies we possess, which caused deaths and panic… My mother and I were far from our home, in a shopping mall, and we were so taken aback when we went out and saw that water was all over the pavements and roads… it came up to our ankles!

And I had to buy art supplies.

Anyway, I’m still alive! If you want to know more about this, my best friend just wrote a blog post about it here: Mauritius These Days…

So when I woke up on Sunday, it didn’t feel like Easter. Nevertheless, I ate chocolate bunnies! 🙂 Thus, here’s the first photo for the Daily post challenge:

chocolate Easter bunnies

Lindt!!! ♥ Yumyumyum…

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Where To Find Inspiration?

With the final end of year exams approaching like a hare in a race, I feel more and more overwhelmed and at times it’s hard for me to find ideas for new posts, but thankfully, I have my ways.

Any type of artists, whether be a writer, a painter, a photographer or even a blogger, has had to face this handicap at one point in their path: block. Writer’s block, painter’s block… The lack of inspiration.

I’ve been talking about this in some previous posts, but they were especially directed to NaNoWriMo participants or writers only, if I remember well, thus I talked about taking a break from the story, setting goals everyday, and participating in challenges like NaNoWriMo to stimulate the desire for writing.

Today I’m going to focus on art in general and I’ll show you my tips to find inspiration again.

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Art And My Life

Hey guys! Just a short post to tell you that I’ve opened a Deviantart Account HERE! You will be able to see my progress in Digital Painting in there… 🙂

Read previous post if you think you’re lost about what I’m talking about.

digital painting eye

In Art there’s Passion with which Humans can create as much as they can destroy.

Write to you soon! 🙂

Yours Artistically,

An Evil Nymph.

Adding Colours To My Life

Most of you know that I’m very fond of makeup and I frequently watch makeup tutorials on Youtube. So today I was doing just that and I ended up in a very creative channel which is not only on makeup but also on painting! Digital painting to be more precise, with Photoshop. The girl is just so talented! I was amazed! Her name is Meowyuanw and here’s one of her wonderful arts:

Painting is such a beautiful art. I think I’m gonna start doing that 🙂

It has so many advantages like:

(i) Relieves stress and makes us relax; a good remedy (after chocolate!) when social expectations and school/work are demanding too much of you, and you get imprisoned in a pressure bubble.

(ii) It is a way to express your inner self, just like makeup… 🙂

(iii) It is a way to play with colours and enjoy yourself.

(iv) Your visual senses and creativity (right side of your brain :D) become much more precise.

(v) It makes you learn about Patience…

In addition Digital Painting is money consuming as you don’t need to buy lots of paint pots or paper. It’s all in your computer! 🙂

From this:

You can end up with:

This is my first digital painting for the time being 🙂 I use Paint but of course I’ll have to download the Photoshop later 🙂 Just wanted to try and see for myself how it’s like. Firstly it’s very tiring (Did you know: I get tired more when I work mentally than when I work physically), but it makes me want to learn art!

When I was doing Art at school I hated it because the teachers always expected specific designs from us… while what we all wanted was to freely express ourselves on this blank white paper. That’s why most people don’t like taking art courses unless they’re very good at it and really passionate about it.

For me it will only be another hobby to be added to my long list! 🙂 But whatever hobby I decided to adopt I always ended up putting all my love in it. I love myself for that 😉

But I think I’ll begin by simple pencil sketches for the time being. Then maybe I’ll take on Photoshop and all that. I might be posting my amateur drawings because I would like to know your opinions 🙂

What I’ll draw? Faces, faces and again faces!!! Human features are more interesting to paint 🙂 It’s also due to my makeup addiction 😛 Imagine, giving LIFE to an empty page…

Just like we can all add colours to our lives when these are the darkest…

Take Care!!

Artistically Yours,

An Evil Nymph.