Bullfight, in Digital Twilight

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I had a great comment on my last bullfight entry the other day, on my normal artist blog. I had presented there my first Toroscapes, these strange bullfighting paintings which are the result of a mixed technique involving classical and digital art. The woman wrote:

“It certainly makes bullfighting appear in a different light, your painting that is.
I live in Spain and here, of course, bullfighting is not just a dirty word that many “do-gooders” want to ban. Maybe you ought to consider starting a blog in Spanish? You could almost be certain to be overrun by orders for your art (if that is not already the case). Especially as you are adding a completely different viewpoint on the subject.”

I guess this “different light” she is speaking about, it is simply

“The Digital Twilight”

Yes,  a computer can be a wonderful tool for art, like all the other tools we use for our paintings. Unfortunately, many people still think that digital art is not really art… a vast field for discussion of course, but let me tell you this;

To make a beautiful digital painting, you need a great sense of colours and composition, and you need a lot of creativity, imagination, courage, sensitivity. Have I forgotten something? Something which classical art has, and digital art cannot have?

I can honestly say that the painting I saw recently, which most amazed me, was a digital painting.

And please, visit my website entirely dedicated to Bull and Bullgfightart!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joël
    Dec 18, 2008 @ 09:40:43

    What a splendid work, Miki ! I like it so much. You are a great artist, no doubt about it ! You have to keep this as a “artist secret” but I am so curious to know how you manages a so beautiful result… Obviously, a new aspect of your imagination (and technical means !).
    You said that with computer, you are missing physical paint sensation, but as a simple onlooker, I do not miss pleasure, be sure of that !

  2. kevmoore
    Dec 18, 2008 @ 18:06:38

    C’est magnifique! the explosion of colour liteally takes my breath away, and, if it were possible, the dramatic effect of the bullfighter and bull is even more powerful.

  3. Miki
    Dec 19, 2008 @ 15:45:40

    Joël, tu as raison, je dois garder le secret. Comme je suis très créative, j’esssye toujours de nouveaux trucs, de nouvelles techniques, etc et les artistes m’ont toujours “poursuivie” en me demandant toujours comment je fais et en essayant après de faire la même chose… cela me choque d’ailleurs depuis que j’ai un blog, les gens, surtout en Amérique et au Canada, n’hésitent pas a me demander les moindres détails. Moi, je n’oserais jamais faire çà, je trouve que c’est indiscret et finalement un certain manque de respect envers l\artiste. Tu vois, tu es le premier qui en parles depuis que j’ai des blogs!
    Mais en général, j’aime beaucoup parler de mes techniques a mes clients et aux gens qui s’y intéressent pour le plaisir et l’envie de savoir, et non pas pas pour aller essayer de faire la même chose. Bref quelqu’un comme toi! je t’écris un mail très bientôt et te raconte comment j’ai fait ce tableau….

    Anyway, thanks so much for the compliments, Joel and Kevin!

  4. Joël
    Dec 19, 2008 @ 18:34:13

    C’est évident que tu dois garder le secret ! En fait, pour moi, plus encore que de savoir comment tu fais, il me plairait de te regarder faire, multiplier les essais, connaître le doute, l’insatisfaction, jusqu’à ce que le résultat convienne à ce que tu ressens comme émotions. Attendre le point final où l’artiste dit “c’est ça que je voulais !”.
    J’ai passé de longs moments place du Tertre à Paris à regarder les dessinateurs et les peintres ; pour résumer, assister à la création me semble être passionnant, tenter de le refaire n’est que du copiage-barbouillage !
    Ne livre pas ton mystère, jamais ! Le “coup de patte”, c’est toujours ce qui rend un artiste unique, quelque soit son univers.

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