"Merciless concrete won't hear your groan" --> "Беспощадный Бетон не услышит твой стон" (Russian)Или гламурный колхоз, господа!
My Characters Ecstasy and Ella, better known as Hans and Helga, but it's their Soviet-Russian variants - Mitya and Lyolya. (:
There are a lot of things that inspired me to do this, a lot of stock and refs and a lot of ideas behind this drawing. (:
Decided to divide them on categories.
First of all my dear ~AquaMarine--A-M-Ink posted one shitty but veery interesting lines from a rhyme (they're not her, you can view them below)! So, I've imaged this picture and decided to start drawing RIGHT NOW AND RIGHT THERE.
My beloved SOCIALISTIC REALISM, Stalin's Empire style and Art Deco in general.
Never drew something more or less serious in Art Nouveau style. So, here's the first try. Alphonce Mucha (haha, sure))) - great influence. I'm fascinated by the way he drew women...
One of ~AquaMarine--A-M-Ink's artworks, but, what a pitty - it's not on DA.
This well-known art by *Phobs [link]
Tom of Finland. Maybe not really influence, but I love the way he draws men. The only thigs I don't like are their noses... And "prostitute" poses like ~Coelasquid said in her amazing tutors: [link] . And I'm sooo sad seeing all of those cute men gay. ):
Plus. J-Pop - J-Rock band FLUMPOOL. That's weird. I don't know why, but I'm fascinated by their music... It's sooo romantic, dreamy and beautiful! I'm sooo nostalgic about anime openings and endings which I've listened 10 years ago... So I've listened to Flumpool during all the time drawing this. (:
Sure, it's Love. I'd like to say so boring theme, but I'm afraid to say that I rarely meet beautiful straight couples in contemporary art... ): Besides, I love the idea of pretty curvy woman with tall muscled man.
A battle of capitalistic Art Nouveau and people's Socialistic Realism! Revolution!!! (:
Agriculture vs. Glamour! (: Или гламурный колхоз.)))
Though it can be everything: Peace and War, Love and Hate, Democratic and Totalitarian, Feminine and Manly, Strong and Weak, Life and Death, Light and Dark, Black and White, etc... ) It depends on your view.)))
There must be CONCRETE HANDS... Though it's not seen very well... ):
STOCKS AND REFERENCES
Watercolor brushes (c) =Stalcry
Texture (c) `Princess-of-Shadows
Gears (c) *redheadstock
Flower swirls (c) =lpdragonfly
Splatters (c) =DeeJay-Alien
Weapon and fonts (c) [link]
Plane shapes (c) ~jackroberts
Some roses (c) ~Kime-ra
Scrapbook paper for cloth texturing (c) ~kafekafe
Concrete textures (c) ~quansie
Action (c) `manicho
Moscow State University logo (c) [link]
Used for ref - photos of tools from Google (haven't find proper stock on DA) and `FantasyStock's
Also used for ref my self-photo for scared crying female face profile.)))
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P.s.: Drawing Commie stuff doesn't mean supporting Communism. I'm interested in USSR art and history, but not supporting their ideas. Anyway, don't like - don't watch/don't comment.
And yes, I know their butts are soo weird but I've made them so just for fun.)))
Started: 07.04.12, finished: 12.04.12
Photoshop CS 3 + Wacom Bamboo