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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Aricson TarasovaMale/United States Group :iconmagical-girls-club: Magical-Girls-Club
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In the name of the moon by RikkuHanari

Hi RikkuHanari^^ First of all I think you have a great attitude to want to improve your drawing by learning from others^^ It is the fas...

In The Park by Cloveras

This painting is very lovely both in terms of technique and emotion. I feel the strongest element in this painting is the expression of...

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Oh snap, I did it again!  I'm continuing to document myself painting my Sailor Mercury Fan art for the 2015 Comic-Con Art Show in San Diego.  This video focuses on how I begin the process of painting skin tones. Questions, critiques, and feedback are welcome.  Trolls are not:(  So once again, sit back and enjoy the muzak:)


Mercury Wip2 by Aricson
Mercury Wip2
Blocked in some color with Holbein watercolors. I am going to optically, that is physically, elongate Mercury's right boot to be higher (not digitally later on).  I wanted to do this whole painting more or less in watercolor, but an infestation of paper mites has brought that to an end.  Paper mites will borrow into the paper and cause the watercolor paint to blotch uncontrollable. No worries though.  I've killed all the little buggers by sealing the entire board in an airtight container with a couple of mothballs for a few days.  Unfortunately I can't use the surface of the paper to work on with watercolors any longer, so I need to create a new surface that will bind with acrylic paint without destroying what I have already painted so far. How? By mixing clear acrylic gesso into an iwata eclipse airbrush and spraying the gesso in thin transparent layers to seal in the watercolor painting underneath.  I will then brush over thick transparent gesso to create some texture with a gesso brush.  Should look wicked cool having transparent gesso brush lines flowing around Mercury's Bubble Spray attack posture (or at least I hope so^^).
Guardian of Discipline  WIP 1 by Aricson
Guardian of Discipline WIP 1
Oh, I wish I had half of Ami's discipline to finish this painting earlier in the summer like I wanted tooSweating a little...  Hopefully done by late Autumn^^

Pencil, acrylic and watercolor on Fabriano Artistico Soft Press Watercolor board.  Approx 18"x27".

Next step: Paint in the sky (dusk) and background elements (dark with lots of artificial lights).
Pen Challenge Queen Nehelenia by Aricson
Pen Challenge Queen Nehelenia
I was tagged by :iconprywinko: in her deviation  Pen Challenge by prywinko to a Pen Challenge.  So I did a quick sketch of my favorite Sailor Moon villain Queen Nehelenia with a disposable Bic ballpoint pen on a standard 8.5x11 piece of printer paper.

As apart of the challenge I must tag some peeps^^

I  challenge:

Here's the rules:
1) PEN ONLY.  No erasing, pencils, tracing, using white-out or the like.
2) Show us your handwriting.
3) Tag some Deviants.
Oh snap, I did it again!  I'm continuing to document myself painting my Sailor Mercury Fan art for the 2015 Comic-Con Art Show in San Diego.  This video focuses on how I begin the process of painting skin tones. Questions, critiques, and feedback are welcome.  Trolls are not:(  So once again, sit back and enjoy the muzak:)

Pretty Aerobic by Aricson
Pretty Aerobic
Here is another old painting I did back in 2004 I am re-posting. 

Watercolor on Soft-Pressed Fabriano Artistico Board.

Isebey Kolinsky sable brushes with an Iwata CM-B airbrush.

Photoshop for blurring the background.

14X20 inches


Aricson Tarasova
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: San Diego, California
Favorite musical artists: Ysa Ferrer, Yulia Savicheva, After Forever.
Favorite style of art: Magical Realism
Operating System: Windows 7
Favorite cartoon character: Usagi Tsukino, Spike

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SpiteSireII Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Thanks for the llama dude. :) :peace:
pau-se Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! Just wanted to drop by and thank you for the inspiration^^ I disappeared rather suddenly, but I'm trying to change my habits and become more dedicated as a person, and hopefully as an artist, too - which is why I'm pau-se now instead of Doodley-Doo. Looking forward to seeing more of your jaw-dropping art! 
Aricson Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for keeping in touch and the warm regards!  Your work is an inspiration to me, so I hope you keep practicing and studying your art.  You have such an amazing skill and enormous potential.

Its very warm of you to say what little work I have posted here on DA has inspired you.  That is very valuable to me as a person.  I am learning to express art more and more for others, which for me has more value than just doing what I want or like. Its of course essential to express interests and emotions through ones work, but value really does weigh so much more in the beholders of art, than the ego of it all.

I want you to know that your art can make a BIG difference in the world to the people who see it and if you can find that value of giving, you will find a greater motivation to express your self through the images that interest you and move you, to connect with other people and make an impression that will inspire them.

I have added your new page to my watch list and look forward to being inspired by your skills and spirit!
pau-se Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I wholeheartedly agree about art as a means of connecting with others. Your deviantart gallery may not contain hundreds upon hundreds of works, but the quality of it is truly incredible!! Thanks for your wisdom and encouragement!
kittycas Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! ;u;
BeinKemen Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves! :hug::+fav:

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KenryChu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankx for the llama! :)
Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks For Faving CharacterDesign9 Colored by Maiko-Girl
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Aricson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  I am working hard on finishing Usagi and Luna by the end of January. I will have t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, prints, posters, stickers, Iphone/samsung phone cases, laptop skins, tote-bags and more items available on my Redbubble portfolio of Usagi and Luna.  I will be using a high-res large format, industrial scanner to convert the painting to digital, so the reproductions will look amazing! I will be posting links to my Redbubble portfolio in the comments section of the finished painting when I upload it here on my Deviant Art page.

I have kinda kept my DA page inactive and haven't been painting/drawing for the past few years, but with sites like Redbubble and Patreon, I am so excited to be back creating art that I love and that can also produce revenue so that I can afford to spend more time creating!

I also plan to be uploading painting and drawing tutorials, offering high-res jpegs of my paintings, and other perks to my patrons on Patreon by the end of the year.

I will be painting more Sailor Moon art through out this year.  Are you a Sailor Moon fan too?  If so, who is your favorite sailor guardian and would like me to paint?

Thanks again for your wonderful comments and likes and please keep watching for more uploads from me very soon :)
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