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Nap Dragon Koi  O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos Nap Dragon Koi  O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos
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Medium : Coffee/Pigments/Inks

Tools : coffee/inks/pigments

FAQ : What is O Ka-Fée ?

O Ka-Fée is the term concerning all my paintings done with coffee. It concerns the way of painting and of obtaining textures with coffee. It's about projections of coffee, which once in stains on the sheet, undergo injections of pigments. (Powder, colorex, watercolor.)

Textures realized by coffee by drying (more or less sweetened) are unique, they are more interesting than those realized with water.
The coffee is a rather complex medium has to master, it's necessary to know its reactions to be able to manipulate it with pigments, we learn it every day.

O Ka-Fée also concern my graphic style and the whole universe which gets free of it.  :)
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The drawing is amazing. It looks so much like traditional asian art (chinese mostly), but with a modern twist. Maybe it's the twist in colours (pink at the surface of the water, so clever). It's so powerful in it's expression that maybe a clearer eye contact with the creature, would give it even more dynamism, bringing us closer to the fairy tale you want to embrace us in. I would recommend a little more white in the dragon's eye, because then our eyes would meet with (his/hers) and we would feel so drawn into the picture. I really enjoy the old paper style (and stain effects) you've created at the bottom. Overall, a true inspiration for us other artists :) Sincerely - Lady C
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It's a beautiful piece of work. the colors pop nicely with the coffee background. The water and the brown background blend together nicely, and seem distort the body of the dragon in a way that makes it slightly more be realistic. And yet still give it a fantasy look and quality. The closed eyes give the dragon a serein and tranquil look, as if it were resting quietly on a beach.

Though the only thing striking me as odd about this piece is the arm resting on the body. I can tell in areas where the dragon curlers onto itself, but I don't know if it stretched out, or beginning to curl onto itself again.

overall however, it is a very striking piece of art.
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roup14 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow!  It's mystical!  I love the intense colors.
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm trying to access your Etsy shop, as I really love this painting and would like to try to buy it or a print! ^^  But the link here does not work... :(  Can you direct me to your shop? ^^
RubisFirenos Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Etsy shop is closed for the moment. :)

This original is already sold, but you can find prints and other goodies here :
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
I see, thank you for the info! ^^ Just out of curiosity, where do you post your originals for sale? :3
RubisFirenos Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Somes are on etsy, others are for sold on websites like Furaffinity and mostly in conventions :)
NDLevett Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work^^
SubliminalFox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :)
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable ^_^
namhd1999 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
 oh my god @.@
TH0RNFIELD Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous,  the color combination in beautiful :)
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