BySanja Janković, writer at Creators.co
Graduated painting study program Bachelor with Honors of Fine Arts and Master of Painting. Acquired advanced knowledge and skills in histori

For me, drawing would be the first step...Hello fellow pilots!

For my Toast Number Two I wanted to navigate off grounds and present a quick study of wine art-making. As you can see, this magnificent and delicate art technique can depict a wide variety of motifs; not only grapes, wine glasses, and vineyards, as it is commonly typified. With this one, I wandered far off the basic wine painting narrative... I hope you enjoy it!

1. FELIX BAUMGARTNER

For me, drawing would be the first step...
For me, drawing would be the first step...
...Adding Rosé, Red and Black wine separately
...Adding Rosé, Red and Black wine separately

All of this really got me going while being obsessed with spacesuits and keeping up with space pop culture and fiction genres. I threw in sketches of some very inspiring photos. After that, it's all about layering it with different sorts of wine. The result is a painting that is very much alive and starts aging. Yes, aging. Not exactly in the Dorian Gray way, but it has a tint of it in conceptual ways, meaning that once painted, it exists as a different entity of its own. After some time, fermentation and oxidation continue the artwork which is seen through a slight color transition from red and purple towards sepia hues. Wine paintings are most intriguing having limited but beautiful color range no other pigment could imitate.

Examples of zoomed details where pencils and brush strokes are more visible
Examples of zoomed details where pencils and brush strokes are more visible


Wine painting is like collecting many abstract strokes in one logical unity that will eventually form the picture and make it recognizable. I extracted a few highly zoomed details from paintings to show how abstract this really is, and how every detail of painting itself can be an independent abstract painting through only simplicity and beauty of the brush strokes.

Finished.
Finished.

2. ELLEN LOUISE RIPLEY, 'ALIEN' 1979

I continued searching for useful references, focusing more on helmets and finding their shape to be very pleasing, especially with light reflection on it. That triggered a creative moment through which I wanted to explore portraits and facial expressions under different helmets and reflections on them. Movie references were the next logical step — besides the fact that I consider Ripley to (still) be one of the coolest characters.

Scene I

Reflections and humidity, a challenge to paint
Reflections and humidity, a challenge to paint

Scene II

One more portrait of Ripley
One more portrait of Ripley
Reflections and face expressions
Reflections and face expressions

3. NIKOLAI ROMILLY AND AMELIA BRAND, 'INTERSTELLAR' 2014

I could describe this part of my work as space aesthetics with a little touch of fan art, regardless of its characters being fictional or not. To be continued...

Group helmet portrait
Group helmet portrait



I hope you liked piloting with me!

You can see more wine projects on Behance, and wip posts on instasimby_art.

If you'd like to have your own unique winerelle piece and see its incredible color change, check my Facebook page or contact me on [email protected]

See you in the next post, I wish you a great year of 2016 and all the creativeness there is!

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