Fire Art

Hello everyone. I am back again and this time with something different as usual. Today’s topic is Fire Art.

Well, fire art doesn’t mean you have to do anything with real fire but only with painting. Ofcourse painting fire can make any one nervous not only the novice artists but also the experienced ones.

So today I will not only share my art with you but also will write down a tutorial for how to create a fire art. And ofcourse share some references.

For fire painting you need to observe the flames. You can either use a candle or anything. You need observe the colour and shapes of the flame and how they flicker and dance around each other.

One tip I prefer sharing is, always use a black background for fire painting it will highlight the entire picture of yours.

The black background not only highlights the intensity of the fire but also makes it easier to paint. When you start off with a dark background, this adds stark contrast which will ensure that you keep the painting focused on the fire and nothing else.

Things you will require:

1: Pallete

2: Medium sized paint brush

3: An old rag

4: Paints. I prefer acrylic paints but you can also opt for oil paints. The colours must be red, yellow and white.

5: Paint thinner for oils or water for acrylics.

6: The most important thing, the painting surface.

Background
Traditional painting rules dictate that black is simply an absence of color and should therefore never be used in painting. Whether you agree with this or not is up to you, but it is not essential to stick to the rules of fine art. Using fast drying acrylic paint or a watercolor wash, paint the background very dark or black. Cover the whole of your painting surface.

Colour Palette
Whether you are using oils or acrylics, select your color palette first. Select the color you want for the dark back ground. The darker the better. Choose red and yellow for the flames. Mix varying degrees of red and yellow to get different gradations of orange. You should have at your disposal a very light yellow, which increases in intensity, followed by varying degrees of orange and finally red. If you are using acrylics, you must work fast because acrylics tend to dry quickly. With oils, you don’t have to worry about this.

Red

Once the background is dry, select a medium sized old paint brush. Use your reference photo’s at this point and make a note of the basic shape of the fire. Notice s shapes and how they join together about a third of the way up the fire. Notice how two flames within the fire are never the same height.

Select red paint with your brush and load the paint onto it, being sure to get the paint into the brush really well. Starting from the base of the fire, the widest part, place the loaded brush onto the painting surface and press the brush onto the surface. Follow the forms of the brush in a free and light way. Trace the brush up the paper in the shape of the fire. Do not worry about specks of paint getting onto the neat black background. They will end up looking like sparks from the flame.

Orange
Wipe off the excess with a rag and repeat the process with orange paint. This time, trace the brush within the edges of the red paint, so that the red is around the edge and most prominent at the top of the fire shape.

Yellow
Use a rag to wipe the excess orange paint off your brush and select light yellow from your palette. Trace the shape of the flame within the confines of the orange fire shape you just made. Observe the yellow in your reference photo and notice how the lightest yellow part of the flame is located near the base of the fire. Increase the intensity of the yellow by selecting a deeper yellow from your palette and continue tracing the shape of the yellow part of the flame, within the orange part. All the while paying attention to your reference photo. The colors will naturally blend.

White
Add a little white paint to your brush and gently trace the brush in the center of the fire toward the bottom. This is the hottest part of the fire and often looks close to white. You can make this as bright or as dull as you like.

So everyone here was the tutorial for fire art. For more details you can visit

1● https://feltmagnet.com,

2● https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.wikihow.com/Paint-Fire%3famp=1,

3● https:/jerrysartarama.com &

4● https://boredpanda.com

Here are some fire arts which I would like to share.

I had named it, “The Dwelling”.

This one I had named, “Walking to the light”.

This one I have named, “The Waiting”.

Remember I painted sea waves one and updated it one of my posts, this is the same. Only difference is I have named it, “The Firey Waves”.

Well this is one of my own pictures which I used as my dp on Instagram for a long time. I didn’t name it anything.

It took a long time to paint this one. I have named it, “The Burning Roses”.

This one was the easiest for me. “I named it, “Walking Away”.

This one is one of my favorites. I named it, “The Burning Angel”.

Last one. This is also my favourite. I have named it, “Fiery Fairy”.

For more of my paintings and work you can always find me on my usual contact place:

https://www.instagram.com/deserted_queen/

So lovelies, that’s all for today. See you again. 😉

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, some have heard and read about him some have not. Last week was his birthday. He was born in Calcutta on 7th May 1861 and died on 7th August 1941 in Calcutta. He was a Proud Indian He was a Writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, painter. And he received Novel Prize for ‘Gitanjali’ in the year 1913.

Honestly speaking on my blog today I won’t write what everyone knows or can read about him. This is my blog so today I will write what I truly feel, what I truly think about him.

I had read about him since my childhood. My Grandpa used to say one cannot finish reading his works during his/her whole lifetime. Of course he had written a lot. I somehow could feel whatever he might have felt during writing either a sad poetry or a love poem.

Many bengali people in India love him but some hate him. I remember, last year a renowned camera person from a renowned channel told me there’s no point in loving that man’s work because he got whatever he had because he was born in a rich family.

I didn’t respond him, I just smiled. Of course I could have argued with him because I have read him since my childhood. But I couldn’t make him understand what I exactly feel about Rabindranath Tagore.

If any artist is reading this then my question to you would be, have you seen Rabindranath Tagore’s old age photograph? If yes have you looked deep into his eyes? What do you see?

It is said that eyes of a human reflects everything about that person, I am not sure about others but about Rabindranath Tagore it was applicable. His emotions would be easily understandable from him eyes. I personally avoid looking in his eyes of his picture. Do you know what I see?

He might have recieved everything a man ever wants or wanted but his eyes says he was in agony, in deep pain which he couldn’t share with anyone. His eyes say he wanted peace. His eyes depict, only if he could turn over the time.

There are many portraits about him. Many people draw about him. I only sketched once about him because I can’t draw those eyes. I can’t draw that pain, that hurt. I can’t. I only sketched about him once in my lifetime but for me that was worse because I felt like thousands of knives were hitting me.

I have never seen him but I feel like as if I have known him since ages. May be it’s common.

Many “FAMOUS” people would say ,”Ah, that’s very normal”, if I share my true feelings about what I feel about Rabindranath Tagore. But my question is do you feel connected to him like I do? Do you feel like you have known him always like I do? Do you?

Honestly speaking he isn’t my favourite writer or poet or painter but still I love reading his works. This reminds me of one more incident in 2017 while I was working as a journalist, my senior asked me about one of the phrases of Rabindranath Tagore’s work “Ghore Baire”, a lady who sort of hated me commented, “How would she know about it? You asked the wrong person”, and she chuckled. My senior knowing me well then told her, “Why don’t you answer it then”, she didn’t have any answer to it. I simply completed the phrase and told him the other required details and left the room.

You know I didn’t feel victorious that day because she couldn’t answer it and I knew about it. I was extremely hurt because I can’t portray my feelings.

I know whoever reads it might feel it boring because for the very first time ever I have revealed this side of me but one thing I would say Rabindranath Tagore was really a great man. Not because I know it but because I feel it.

A quote by him, “Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence? I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. Open your doors and look abroad. From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before. In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across an hundred years.”

That’s all for today.

Interview Zone: Life of a Page-3 Reporter

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Page 3 of any newspaper is important as it consists of celebrity gossip. And Today I have Mr Tausif Khan’s Interview who is not only a page 3 reporter but pretty much famous as well. So here we go.

Moni: Hi Tausif. Welcome to Her_Blog’s interview zone. So shall we start?

Tausif: Sure.

Moni: Well, you are a Renowned Page-3 Reporter so what do you like to read on your own time?

Tausif: Well I like to read but I am a very lazy person and also the work load is too much so all I get to read daily is the newspaper.

Moni: At least you read. So What do you do apart from working as a reporter of Page 3?

Tausif: I own an Academy called Mentor Academy where we take English speaking classes, Personality development, Image Development, Content writing and many more classes. I also train there.

Moni: Tausif indeed that is a great thing. We all know that your work is pretty hard so how do you cope with the stress of tight deadlines?

Tausif: Well here’s the catch! I don’t get stressed at all. I love my job, infact I am doing this job because it fascinates me, so no problems with the tight deadlines because one can do anything when One thinks He can!

Moni: I must say you never fail to impress but, Tausif how do you ensure accuracy in your work?

Tausif: Yes I do. And I dnt take in that terms, I just do it, It turns out accurate anyways 😉.

Moni: Okaay, would you mind sharing some examples of your best work?

Tausif: No! Because my best is yet to come. But I can share some of my good works viz. Interview with Farah Khan, in-depth coverage for Asha Bhosle, Paresh Rawal, Mika Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, KK, Aditi Govitrikar and many such Celeb coverages.

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Moni: Will you please describe a time you found and pitched your own story.

Tausif: Sorry Moni, my first story was quite naive. I developed as a writer and m still learning.

Moni: Ok, how often do you use social media? Which sites do you use the most?

Tausif: Not too often, I mostly use it for my work. I have a page for my column on FB. ‘Lokmat Times Party Time Column’ is the name. And another page for my Academy which is ‘Mentor Academy’. So mostly its FB, Insta, LinkedIn and WhatsApp.

Moni: How would you rate your ability to use technology for storytelling within 1-10 (1 being the least)? And along with that what are your strengths and weaknesses in this area?

Tausif: Storytelling via technology? It is a myth anyways. Storytelling is an art from within so technology has most probably nothing to do with it. But still some way it can be useful and I rate it around 3. And I don’t have weakness in any area 😉😎

Moni: Please describe a time you worked with a multidisciplinary team to tell a story.

Tausif: I have always worked with a multidisciplinary team. The only one who was not disciplined in ‘that was me’.

Moni: How has the popularity of the Internet affected your profession?

Tausif: It has affected positively! We are on e-paper now anybody can read my articles from anywhere, you don’t need to have a hardcopy nowadays.

Moni: What are some common myths about the journalism profession?

Tausif: That Journalists are corrupt, they are rude to everyone, they have a very low personal life and all these are just myths. I might agree on the last one though!

Moni: Can you describe a typical day of work?

Tausif: I might write a book on this question! 😅 each day of work is typical for me.

Moni: How familiar are you with your staff writers? Whose work do you follow and why?

Tausif: Well I interact with everyone but there are a very few people I get familiar with. And there are many people whose work I like Mr Yogesh Gole, KM Joseph and Muzammil Bari to name a few.

Moni: Do you feel that is important for someone to be passionate about the journalism profession to be successful?

Tausif: Not just Journalism, One should be passionate in whatever profession he/she might be in. Infact passion is the only tool which helps you give your best shot!

Moni: What awards and/or successes have you received? How important is such recognition to you, personally, and to your career?

Tausif: I always believe that writing is an art and for an artist appreciation is the greatest award. I got critically acclaimed many a times for the quality of my writing. Got the best acclamation when the Director of International Board from US came to me after a show which I compered and said,”You need to be in Hollywood!” Got many awards in sports, Cricket especially. Getting the Best Batsman Award since 4 consecutive years in the annual Inter Press Cricket Tournament.

Moni: What are some of your personal and/or professional goals for the future?

Tausif: I don’t set goals be it personally or professionally. I take each day as it comes. That’s the most exciting part you know, when you take life always unexpected. What if you set a smaller goal for yourself and life has something much more bigger for you? I just enjoy my life day by day as it comes be it good or bad I accept it.

Moni: What has been your personal key to success?

Tausif: My personal key to success? But am not successful yet! Until I have got at least a Harley Davidson and a Range Rover Evoke in my list of vehicles I won’t consider myself as successful!

Moni: So Tausif You prefer Bike or Car?

Tausif: I still love bikes I will always love to ride. Speed thrills anyone and I still prefer a bike ride over a car drive!

Moni: Tell us about your education.

Tausif: My education is still going on! The education am talking about comes from your life experiences, the people you meet and even nature. And for the education you are talking about am a BJ Grad.

Moni: Well Mr Khan it has been a tough discussion, you know that you are handsome so are you married? (Pun intended)

Tausif: Many a times! 😉 (Pun Intended as always!)

Moni: Ok last Question, any message you want to convey to the upcoming journalists?

Tausif: Well I don’t think I have attained that level where I can give this message but being a trainer I will say just do whatever you do with passion and interest. Take any subject any genre but be passionate about writing on it.

Lastly I want to thank you Monidipa ‘Mishti’ Dutta! You are doing a great job and as always you are too good in whatever you do! GOD BLESS you always!

Well, I should thank you Tausif for taking your time out for this interview. I am glad you gave such an interesting interview

So Everyone this was Mr Khan. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed taking his interview.

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See you on Wednesday.

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