For some, Dragons are mythical creatures deeply connected with their culture, for others they are a vessel which can bring to reality fantasy-filled possibilities, and to some they are just COOL to be on t-shirts and as tattoo designs.
For us at bkk UNZINE it’s a permission to admire that which doesn’t exist or which cannot be seen, proof that with enough beauty you can capture anyone’s imagination.
Of course, for us it’s also the theme for this month’s issue #18 of bkk UNZINE for February 2022 – Loving DRAGONS.
Look up in the clouds, it’s no bird, no plane, it’s our artists soaring on their DRAGONS.
– bkk UNZINE team: Jam, Maia, Sketchman Boris, Venky.
If you are an artist and you want to be part of our artist community, the next theme for March issue #19 is “STREETS”, you can submit your artwork at this link:
Artists in this issue
Dragons fill our WorlD with COLORS
Digital art over photo on Procreate
Lately I have been promoting the idea of ”Let’s Paint the World” in my art.
Dragons are powerful creatures that can change the world. So I decided to sketch a colored cartoon dragon that changes our real, often very gray, world. That is my way to show that the art also has power and is capable of changing the world.
The Dragon King
Mixed medium Digital art – Krita
This piece is of two dragons from the movie “How to train your dragon”.
The candle was a photograph I took, and the dragons were drawn onto the photograph using Krita. I practiced shading and light through this piece.
This piece also represents a friendship between two dragons and their love of fire. What better for two dragons to bond over than a flame.
Softwares used: Flowscape, Da Vinci Resolve andLumaFusion
I created this 3D animation with a kind of “mini game engine.” My first attempt using unreal engine led to many crashes due to missing resources and unstable internet, so I used Flowscape instead to create this animation. It is a little game where the only purpose is to create relaxing virtual worlds. I exported all the 4K images sequence from Flowscape and stitched them in Da Vinci Resolve finished it on LumaFusion. Hopefully YouTube will allow to play in 4K but it may take sometimes. If I had more time, I would have made it longer but a deadline is a deadline!
The First Immortal
Ink pens, brush pens, pencils on sketchbook paper
After we decided on the theme for the month of
February (thanks to Andi who suggested it) we were visiting temples in the Bang Muang area where I saw the Naaga, the snake creature found in temples, I have to admit I don’t know much about them.
These cartoons/comic strips, well, anything for that matter are results of conversations I have with myself or an imaginary self that I believe is funnier than me. Because “He” can say things that I won’t, because I am too scared to be embarrassed. So I saw a sculpture of the Naaaga and thought:
“Is this the Thai version of a dragon? -Probably not, well who decides that? And is there an application process?”. And while I was drawing the initial idea I thought “who else would apply?” and that’s how I ended up with the cartoon you see.
Meet Our New Artists
Let’s hear from the new artists featured in this issue…
Our Upcoming Events
We want to spotlight our friend Christian Fielitz’s DUO EXHIBITION with Philipp-Christoph Hass called STILL LIFE. You can visit at Sathorn11 Art space until 12th of February 2022.
If you are not on Meetup, you can join us on our Facebook page under the Events section.