The Ruffled Crow

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Tag Archives: watercolor

Ornithophobia – Emily Smith

A cat confronts his fear of birds.


Star Wars Watercolors – Terry Cook

Unlike the re-imaginings of Star Wars characters in old world Japan that I’ve posted, Terry Cook went the fine art route and painted them in watercolor. And I do mean ‘fine art’ as the artist has rendered these portraits skillfully enough to rate display on the best wall of any home or gallery.

Darth Vader

Grand Moff Tarkin – an often overlooked character

Boba Fett

Master Yoda

Imperial Storm Trooper

C3PO and R2D2

You can find all 11 prints at Terry Cook’s website.

Baby I’m Yours – Irina Dakeva

I’m not usually a fan of rotoscope animation, but this is not your ordinary rotoscopy. It’s done in watercolor. This gives the video an interesting nuance and ‘mixability’ between the colors and gradients. The watercolor also adds an extra texture (and at times, angularity). The flow and transition of the animation draws you along as well.

Irina Dakeva (of french-based wizz design) animated and directed this music video for Breakbot‘s “Baby I’m Yours“.

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