MasterOfWar by Sergei Rukavishnikov

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  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseabout 2 years ago

    POWERFUL work!

  • Thank you very much, Jolante. I’m glad you like it

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • True Cinema Movement
    True Cinema Mo...about 2 years ago


  • I appreciate the feature

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you indeed, John

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    I really enjoyed the song. The photos are moving. Sad it is but a reality. Your image here is perfect. I like that the image projects the progression of war as it is. Brilliant work as usual my dear friend. Always love to see you post. xox

  • Thanks a lot. I truly appreciate, Donna, that you’re the only person with the keen eye who has noticed the progression inside the image, which is not always achievable.
    I disagree about photos as a video for the song, they simply don’t correspond each other, but unfortunately that’s was the only available version.
    My curator of the exhibition had intention to exclude the work from the show, ‘cos she seriously couldn’t understand how can it be pleasant to depict such an ugly character. In the end the work has remained as a part of the exhibit in November 2010.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Beautifully done, great technique!

  • Thank you very much, Cindy. In fact, it’s been done on silver coated cardboard, so it glows from within.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    That would work great with this high contrast work, too. I also like to work on reflective surfaces sometimes, and have read about artists who paint on metal panels, but they are really expensive. So I make do with paint, and have found some good ones that make nice base coats.

  • First of all I absolutely agree that it should be done only when it’s indispensable. It surely depends on a theme.
    Do I understand right that you put the second layer of a paint on the surface of some metal/silver/gold paint? Is it acrylic or oil?
    Only few days ago after a long painstaking pencil work I’ve totally spoiled a picture by painting with deep silver acrylic. Another sad experience…

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Oh I know the feeling. I may have wrecked one of my favorite drawings recently too, not with metallics, but just an experiment that may not work. I put it aside to think about it before proceeding.

    As for the metallic, the most brilliant metallic I’ve found in acrylic paint is expensive but a little goes a long way, it’s Tri Art Liquid Mirror. It can be tinted with other acrylic paint, the transparent colors work best. I like to use it on smooth panels more than canvas. Wish I could afford to use it more, but I use it selectively since it’s costly. I’m sure there are other kinds, you can always mix metallic powders into clear acrylic, etc, but the powder is hazardous to work with because it’s so fine.

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    No, I don’t put the metallic over the work, I just use it as a base coat. It reflects light back really nicely if your work is at all transparent or any background shows. I use it where I know it’ll have a nice effect, but not on things I know will be covered by opaque paint. The metallic I use a lot is Tri Art Liquid Mirror and it’s pretty opaque.

  • I think I can see what you mean, Cindy. Whenever I use any paints it’s still in experimental mood. And a rudimentary grade skill so far. But I’m so glad to return occasionally to roots – pencils. Even one black pencil I use tonight.

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 10/29/2012,
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
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  • I appreciate the feature, Deborah

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 2 years ago

    powerful and emotive work

  • thank you indeed

    – Sergei Rukavishnikov

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