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Mercedes-Benz Museum - Stuttgart
Watercolor practice theme no.2: Contemporary architecture of the Western Civilization on example of Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
Artwork based upon photography by Eva Bloem, as viewed on Arch-daily online architecture magazine.

This was certainly a long-overdue excercise as I forced myself to draw and paint sci-fantasy sceneries without having sufficient grounding in knowledge regarding how modern materials and surfaces can be depicted in watercolor medium! Come to think of it, one attempt is nowhere near close to account for a full training at this stage, either.
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Sami Angawi house - inner courtyard
In recent months my artistic workshop kept crashing against plateau more and more frequently, as if every ounce of resourcefulness had been drained from it. That is why for the time of this image and subsequent one, fantasy had to take a backseat to rudimentary skill honing. This particular creation also marks the first time where I would actually use masking fluid instead of trying to restrain myself from painting over the areas meant for finishing touches!

Theme no.1: Interior of dr Sami Angawi's personal house in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, designed by him as a living testimony to aesthetics and genius loci once present in Mecca before ruthless modernization claimed over 99% of its historical buildings. Painting based upon photo by Damian San Roman Alerigi (500px.com/photo/12940045/saudi…), with its extent expanded through cross selection and study of photographs from various other authors.

56 x 42 cm watercolour paper;
ink/watercolour/ecoline liquid watercolor inks/masking fluid
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Primordial ocean
New chapter in my chain of "totally artistic and not pornographic, serious!"-porn.
This one involves anthropomorphic shells and inflated algae, all in presence of gravity-defying water and tubular planetary wall.
This piece, at 50 x 70 cm, is also substantially larger than all my other watercolours which translates into a particularly nasty struggle with achieving consistence in colour composition on a larger scale than what I became accustomed to.

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Hakenkreuz
I suppose this may be a good time for more people to realise that a helping of criticism often goes a long way,
especially now that I gaze upon what I've just created and I scratch my head wondering where the hell am I going with this.

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Regarding picture itself, a thought came over me about how a certain, strongly contextual symbol seems to live its own life in connection to entirety of movements that parade it openly or indirectly. And, as metaphorical and allegorical thinking eludes me, I've granted that observation a literal imagery.

-Regular watercolor + Ecoline watercolor inks-
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The Firmament
Half a year ago I had this fleeting idea about masking an obviously fetish drawing with enough conceptualization and detail to allow me to comfortably lie to myself about its 'purely artistic origins' (yeah, right). Now I finally possess just enough skill to make such a thing work!

End result isn't without slight differences from original idea sketch - after all, I managed to misplace that sheet few months ago in a pile of other sketches awaiting their big day. For one, it most certainly didn't contain vague impression of Tuscany landscapes or astronomers.

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Setup of the issue: 

>>>old artwork of mine with naive approach to the subject, poor grasp of techniques used - yet with a promising concept and inspiring setting: 


>>>recently redrawn version of the former artwork, drawn with knowledge what I wanted back then and with better capacity at putting it on paper: 


ALSO! There is the following pair, the more recent one drawn to give some lifesigns: 



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                                                              And here it comes: 

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                         HOW MUCH POINT AND ADVANTAGE IS TO BE FOUND IN REDRAWING ONES OLD ART? 

Progress is a funny thing, even on the level of an amateur like myself - at one moment artwork that I created is something of a highlight to be proud of, but move just far enough in learning and using new techniques/developing new horizons across ones imagination - and suddenly such a piece becomes obselote... yet it still has something to it that begs for giving it a new life. 

Right now I have entire dozens of such artworks and it would come as a surprise to noone to find out that this quantity will never cease to shrink. 

BUT! 

Then comes the awareness of potential dangers associated with such endeavour. Let's have a list of my worries to be done with it! 

[1] Intellectual inbreeding: 
Bringing older works to life sounds like an overally good idea... on the first impression. But most of such works are guaranteed to be nothing else than far less developed and unsophisticated stages of the works one is working on so far. Regurgirating such old content simply means that - rather than expanding intellectual workshop - creator forces himself to spend time on thinking along the same lines that were pursued at the moment of the original being created. 
DANGER? 

[2] Comfort zoning and self gratification: 
Such obselote artworks usually begun their life amidst seeking shortcuts and pleasant niches. With the exception of training and tutoring drawings, these were quite often made because the artist felt comfortable with drawing them in the way they were drawn. That also applies to ideas and their execution. Drawing old artworks anew thus poses a risk of spiralling downwards towards the bay of tranquility. Woe be unto those who are unable to set themselves back on track after easy self-gratification! 
DANGER? 

What is your outlook on this matter, dear reader?

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twisterfiendish Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
What can be said of The Great MC? If the internet is a margarita, he does not salt the glass, but rather, uses sugar. There is no way to reach the bottom of his rosy effervescent depths, the bubbles flow too thick and fast for that. :meow:

Inside, beneath, and between these mysterious high-brow ponderings of low-art delineated by his traditional works... is the work of an understated comic genius, unburdened by the parameters of pretension. He has remixed the dankest vox populi to his own inner tempo, and without imposition; a master's light touch on a heavy-handed subject matter.

Suffice it to say you've been a sight for sore eyes for some years now and you can call yourself one of that top ten percent of all deviants, so says this hedgehog artist :thumbsup:
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner 5 days ago
So many have left for good, artist and lolcow alike, yet you remain - for better and worse. :icongrin--plz:
Thank you.
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Gaston3-italia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful drawings. 👍
If You have the time visit my gallery.
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Thanks! I most certainly will! :D
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TheCH Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
"I may be a bit rusty with /pol/ guidelines and suggested netiquette, but as far as I can tell, showing off your power level like that is a bigno-no."
pretty hypocrite considering the leftist tones of many users.
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katapraktoi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave man. You have been killing it lately btw.
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2017
Thanks! Although I need to switch to basics for at least next two pieces, as I keep crashing into ceiling more and more often due to how I outran my know-how. =P
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Even though I'm mostly silent on dA, I have to drop by and say that: Holy HELL you progressed massively in the last time. O_o Your drawings impress me always again, whenever I get a notification about a new upload or when I drop by to check out your gallery once more. It's just perfect, from the colours to the perspective to the sometimes surreal and sometimes incredibly realistic motives. ^^ Love it. Especially when you start to mix reality and your version of what you see.
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2017
It is a relief to hear from a professional artist that progress is indeed taking place in my workshop. :D
Although I have a few friendly mentors in my hometown like GreeGW whom I can ask about what to try and which direction to take, most of the time I am forced to be my own critic, often overdoing that role to an unhealthy degree. And track of the big picture tends to get lost that way.
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