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Her Thought

Her Thought

This is a drawing by pencil on paper, size 18″ by 24″

Her thoughts fill her mind and overwhelm her expression. What is she thinking? We won’t ever know, we can only make assumptions.

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New Twitter Account, follow up!

New Twitter Account, follow up!

Just a few days ago I’ve created a twitter account for better and easier visual art expansion. You are so welcomed to come and support my art through twitter now as well, easily accessible and easily retweetable! 🙂

‘Gestures’ Sped up pencil on paper drawing

This is a sped up video of pencil on paper drawing of ‘Gestures’ by Ruslana Lev. The drawing has just been finished yesterday and video uploaded a few hours ago. It will be much much appreciated if you not only enjoy watching it but also tell your friends, share, like, comment, basically get that video public, it will be the best way to show support. Thank you in advance.

How Music Can Inspire

I’ve accidentally heard this one very soft yet such deep song today and I kept playing it until an image came to my head which I feel strongly inspired to create, it has some kind of purity to this idea I will portray in a sequence or maybe just a dual image. Nevertheless, I am no longer going to sleep as needed but rather give into the strong feeling of needing to draw this image, to let it come to life. How music can inspire us. It is personal to each and one of us in a different way, different type of music, but when you find the right kind it gives you inner strength or maybe it cuts a wound open and you need to express your strong opinion.

How do you create?

I’ve been asked this question recently – how do you create the images to draw or paint? I’ve never asked myself that before. Then I began thinking. I just do. I cannot explain the reason of how and why. Personally, I cannot. I see an image in my head. That image can be evoked by a single word I accidentally overhear from a stranger walking by talking to someone else that would spark some kind of logical reaction in my brain that will eventually lead me for the image to form. It seems like a logical threat to me as I trace back the steps but when I tried explaining this to my friend I stopped half way recognizing this does not completely make sense, but at the same time it does. This image forming, it can even be just on the spot, or I dream of it, has to go through certain stages in my head until I think, “all-right, I must do this image, or else it won’t leave me alone.” And, indeed, it does not leave me alone until I paint it exactly how I see it in my brain. I still remember a painting I wanted to do almost two years back, I remember it very clearly since I haven’t gotten around on doing it because I know this is a very good idea, personally, and I will have to get it exactly right. I release it from my mind so it can live. Roughly, that is how I know what to create.

Youtube Video. Tutorials or Speed painting?

Hello all,

As I wanted to start my new painting today with some simple landscape, since I haven’t done something like this in a while, I thought, “why not make a video of it?” My youtube channel devoted to my art works only has one video so far and it is just a collection of some works. While I will probably firstly do speed painting video, I may also consider some simple tutorials on various materials, what do you think?

I have three ideas already I want to try out today with the video, and I am very excited what will turn out, but also kind of cautious for the same reason. I have a few minutes to spare as I take a break from my art day today after hours of painting and many more to come. I have a drawing in mind, and a still life just to try in a different style than I did before. Let’s see how it turns out!

My youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kJ3kRl8jMbkR56mUnmGgg?feature=watch

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Thanks for your attention, readers!