Saturday, December 1, 2012

Subway musicians.

Changing trains got wrapped up into music for a moment. Two musicians with violins. For some reason I felt that music painted surroundings in flaming reds. I was hiding with my sketchbook behind some metal boxes, where slightly smelled like urine and music licked my shoes with orange waves like tired sea.
I used ink, Kuretake, salt, Inktense pencils, mixed media on Arches.

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Those reds and oranges look amazing, Nikira. Also amazing is how you caught such a busy scene in what sounds like a short bit of time!

looseart said...

I just came out of our subway station and you rendered this 'underground'-feeling perfectly, Irina!!

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, CrimsonLeaves. I did sketch and wash there, behind some metal boxes, but played with textures and added more color at home, and even eliminated some figures.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, Looseart! I love musicians there, they bringing a note of human connection into the dark and closed up environment. :-)