I never see a MardyGra's Carnival in real life. All I know about this is articles in magazines and TV shows on Discovery Channal.The fact that for someone a part of life and cultural traditions, I imagine as mysterious exotic of a distant country... I like the colors of this holiday and the feeling of fun in connection with the arrival of spring... So today I painted such a colorful mask on contest by @deemarshall
Today I decided to draw with traditional art materials, namely paints of tempera.
Usualy I draw on watercolor paper high quality.
For the yellow parts, I mixed cadmium yellow paint, burnt sienna and natural sienna. Highlights on metal areas of mask & beads I maked by lemon cadmium.
For the purple ribbons and beads I take white color, cadmium red & ultramarine. Shades should be cooler and darker than light parts. This will add relief to the loops of ribbons.
Then I painted a green fragments of the mask with emerald green, yellow cadmium and some white.
Finally I drew a background for mask. Real thing can't just hang in the air! Therefore I drew a wood door on which hangs a wreath with a mask. I needed burnt sienna, natural sienna and black paints/ Lower part of door should be darker than upper through drop shadow from wreath.
And the very last stroke! With mixing white & ultramarine I add a highlights on a folds of ribbons to show what they from sparkling textile like organza.
I think I do good painting!
Have a nice day!
The mask turned out great!
@amalinavia, thanks, Alina))))
I have not ever been to celebrate this event myself either, but I think you definitely captured the spirit of it! Love all of the traditional colors and how you put them all together so well. :)
@plantstoplanks, thank a lot!)
I drew this picture with great inspiration)))
Certainly very arty and a great final offering my friend!
Good luck in the contest!
@papilloncharity, thank a lot!)
A beautiful trad art mask :) You are very talented.