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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2010 12:22    Post subject: Mineral's art drafts  

Felix E wrote:

As my English language is not so good I prefer just share with you these art creations based on images of minerals published in the Spanish Forum and in FMF Gallery:
http://www.mineralogia.es/index.php?searchterms=&searchauthor=F%C3%A9lix+Estrella&level=search&author=-




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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2010 12:31    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

These are beautiful! Someday soon I hope to do a mineral painting.
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PostPosted: Aug 01, 2010 21:48    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Are they paintings, or computer generated?

Also, it is always wise to seek the photographer's approval before painting...most people are ok with this, but you should never assume.

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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2010 04:38    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Excellent pieces of art!

It happens that the Riemvasmaak octahedral fluorite draft has been taken from a piece of my collection at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=5786#5786 Thank you, but I'd be happier if it had such a bright color.

Please, keep posting!
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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2010 04:52    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

According to Steve's question, i hope those aren't computer made but hand drawn. If so, they are really great works of art. So Felix, if you read this: You really got talent!

Best regards from one artist to another :-)

http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/minmus_zeichnung_100.jpg
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/dogs_739.jpg

... I think i really need to finally combine my two passions and make some mineral drawings. Thanks for the inspiration!
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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2010 05:05    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Tobias Martin wrote:
According to Steve's question, i hope those aren't computer made but hand drawn.

But the author says they are somewhat computer generated (Photoshop):

http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=43255#43255
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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2010 07:08    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Jordi Thanks for posting the message. (And your time)
These are digital watercolor, made almost entirely with photo shop (almost...)
The reason for the message in Spanish was asking permission from the owners of the pieces to post on my blog. In the Spanish message out the owner's name, in case anyone is curious ...
These watercolors are the result of the excellent pieces, fantastic photos, and new design techniques that attempt to develop.
I hope you like.
I used the google translator to write this message, and seems to have been pretty good.

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PostPosted: Aug 03, 2010 07:58    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Some mineral drawings would be good Tobias.

There are some good mineral artists around (see for instance Mineral Art on Facebook ->
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mineral-Art/142077283691
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2010 12:08    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello
I would like share few more images with FMF members.
I hope you like them.
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2011 12:13    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello.
After some time left, I return to the post to share some of my digital watercolors.
As I always say, with those photos my job is easy.
Hope you like it.
In the Spanish Forum are published some more -> http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4348
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PostPosted: Mar 23, 2011 18:56    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Felix, I must say that to view your works, sort of hard copy-in hand, as published in Rock and Minerals, has made me stop and be amazed at your vision. Nice technique and composition. But of course nature did all the work (Right!). Are they available as prints? Beautiful! Do you work on consignment? I send you a photo file, you do your magic?
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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2011 13:28    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello Vic.

Thank you very much for your words. I'm glad that you liked my digital watercolorsl.
I sent you a pm.
These issues please adress to me better to privately. My signature is my blog with my personal contact.
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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2011 13:43    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello

I take this moment, that I'm connected and I leave a sample of the process that I follow in the creation of my digital watercolors.
I hope you like this.
The images are of a piece of Halite Tobias Collection
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PostPosted: May 18, 2011 07:16    Post subject: R&M "Mineral Spanish Artist"  

Hi everyone!
I just got in my house the last issue of Rocks and Minerals, where there is an article called "mineral Spanish artist. "

I would warn that this article I found several errors.

The comments in Figure 1 and Figure 6 are exchanged.

Minerals in Figures 3 and 5 belong to the same collector (Carlos Pareja) but in Figure 5 there is an error in the name.

Finally figures 4 and 7 do not have the full name of the owner of the copy (perhaps because they would not be published)

However, the article is interesting, I recommend it

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PostPosted: Aug 04, 2011 04:29    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello

After a long time without drawing minerals, the inspiration comes to me again ...
I hope you like it.



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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2011 07:07    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello.
Continuing with this fantasy trip, and I leave with two other images.
Regads.



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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2012 04:08    Post subject: Illustrations of minerals  

Hello.
I return with a sample of my latest works. I hope you like them.

If you visit my blog http://digiestrella.blogspot.com you will find more artwork in my new Gallery of Minerals: http://galeriademinerales.blogspot.com.es/
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PostPosted: May 09, 2012 02:15    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello.
I want to show some of my latest creations. Gradually I have been improving and perfecting my technique and now the illustrations are more realistic.
I hope like you.



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PostPosted: May 09, 2012 03:09    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hi Félix,

really cool artwork! Especially the wulfenite painting http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/237_174.jpg is really stunning and looks so natural, great work!

And concerning
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/platga1_193.jpg
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/lago1_954.jpg
http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/files/iglu1_513.jpg

Looks like Salvador Dalí after a trip to a mineral museum :-)

... If you find these three places in the real world, please tell me ;-)
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2012 14:23    Post subject: Re: Mineral's art drafts  

Hello.
A little bit late, but to celebrate the 10,000 visits some more illustrations.
Hope you like.
Greetings.



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