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poemdexter
Feb 18, 2005

Hooray Indie Games!


College Slice

dupersaurus posted:

I had your stuff in mind but I couldnít remember if it was you or another gamedev threader

Itís me. But I havenít done gamedev in years and donít plan on picking it back up. Painting is way more chill.

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Jack Daniels
Nov 14, 2002

its too late to . s c r e a m

Slippery Tilde


boiught this to get back into it and get pumped up for some big pieces... this book is really great. easily the best acrlyic book I have seen
using 6x6 (x3/4) stretched canvas instead of hte 5x5. quick and fun which is cool

poemdexter
Feb 18, 2005

Hooray Indie Games!


College Slice

Monochromatic birds (minus the beaks).



Also, I got my heavy body acrylics and matte medium in yesterday and started reworking an old painting. My life has just become 100x easier now that I can paint instead of reapplying the same color over and over. Thanks again for all the help.

New question: Anyone have experience getting their paintings into prints? All my friends and family are dying for a print of the birds. I'm reading about scanners and taking nice pictures outdoors with grayscale cards and touching up in photoshop and all that. It's pretty overwhelming and I'm not even sure where to go after that. I'd rather people have the option to get prints on demand instead of me ending up with 200 prints in a closet or something crazy.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

Call around for local print shops and ask if they do prints of paintings. E-mail them what your paintings look like and they'll tell you their price or tell you where to go.

Glad to hear the matte medium helped out!

dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

poemdexter posted:

Monochromatic birds (minus the beaks).



Also, I got my heavy body acrylics and matte medium in yesterday and started reworking an old painting. My life has just become 100x easier now that I can paint instead of reapplying the same color over and over. Thanks again for all the help.

New question: Anyone have experience getting their paintings into prints? All my friends and family are dying for a print of the birds. I'm reading about scanners and taking nice pictures outdoors with grayscale cards and touching up in photoshop and all that. It's pretty overwhelming and I'm not even sure where to go after that. I'd rather people have the option to get prints on demand instead of me ending up with 200 prints in a closet or something crazy.

There are sites like Society6 that do print-on-demand like that. Unless it can fit on a scanner, find yourself a friend with a ~24MP camera and some good glass and you can do prints up to 13x20 or so. Take pics outside on a cloudy day or in the shade on a sunny day, tweak in photoshop as needed.

Jack Daniels
Nov 14, 2002

its too late to . s c r e a m

Slippery Tilde

poemdexter posted:

Monochromatic birds (minus the beaks).



Also, I got my heavy body acrylics and matte medium in yesterday and started reworking an old painting. My life has just become 100x easier now that I can paint instead of reapplying the same color over and over. Thanks again for all the help.

New question: Anyone have experience getting their paintings into prints? All my friends and family are dying for a print of the birds. I'm reading about scanners and taking nice pictures outdoors with grayscale cards and touching up in photoshop and all that. It's pretty overwhelming and I'm not even sure where to go after that. I'd rather people have the option to get prints on demand instead of me ending up with 200 prints in a closet or something crazy.

jus tmake them paintings on stretched canvas... or maybe even a nice candidate for wood panel imo. they will love the actual real painting much more than dumbass print.

then again you dont want to keep painting them and they surely don't want ot pay the actual cost to create them gl

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



WIP portrait from Wastelands Festival.

poemdexter
Feb 18, 2005

Hooray Indie Games!


College Slice

Jack Daniels posted:

jus tmake them paintings on stretched canvas... or maybe even a nice candidate for wood panel imo. they will love the actual real painting much more than dumbass print.

then again you dont want to keep painting them and they surely don't want ot pay the actual cost to create them gl

I think I would quit painting forever if I had to do the same painting over and over again for every person that wanted one. Even if they were paying.

HungryMedusa
Apr 27, 2003

Sometimes you want to ride the roller coaster twice and you don’t wanna wait in line.


dupersaurus posted:

*takes notes*

For content, I submitted for baby's first art fair and had to put together a prototype booth. It was neat to see all the work from across the years all hanging together



What kind of art fair did you enter? Was it juried? I have been doing (mostly outdoor) fairs for about 5 years, so let me know if you have questions.

dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

HungryMedusa posted:

What kind of art fair did you enter? Was it juried? I have been doing (mostly outdoor) fairs for about 5 years, so let me know if you have questions.

A local juried outdoor fair. Waiting to hear if they'll have me, but if they do I'll probably have some logistics questions, thanks

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

I went plein air painting a couple times recently. acrylic on canvas 12" x 9"


Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

Has anyone tried this? Painting with inverted colors, so that when you put the invert filter over a photo of the painting it looks the way it's supposed to. I tried it and made this YouTube video. It really puts your knowledge of color theory to the test.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2J7aJNT63Y

TheMostFrench
Jul 12, 2009

Stop for me, it's the claw!



Very interesting challenge, something to look into soon! The thank you screen at the end of a video feels like it would work well as a calendar, just a series of images next to their inverted colour counterpart.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Duck Party posted:

I went plein air painting a couple times recently. acrylic on canvas 12" x 9"




These are great. Plein air is hard but so satisfying when it comes out.

Handen
Jun 29, 2003




GOD
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poemdexter posted:

Anyone have a recommendation for stores to get acrylic paints? I'm looking at some of the heavy body acrylics (Liquitex and Golden) since I'm tired of applying 4 coats of everything and they are obviously more expensive. I can always wait for Michaels to have a coupon here or there, but I'd rather not buy one tube at a time due to coupon or run out of something due to a larger canvas and have to pay an arm and a leg to finish a piece.

Paying up to 15 dollars for 2oz is gonna my bank account fast.

If you've got the Queen on your money check out Jacksonsart.com. Not only are they the cheapest prices I've seen online, but shipping from London UK to buttfuck nowhere Alberta Canada is free and fast, like 6-7 days, and never any import duty. If you're in the commonwealth, they're the poo poo. If you're in the States, probably Dick Blick.

dupersaurus posted:

How metallic is the pewter? I've tried using the speedball gold but I couldn't get it to sparkle on the paper.

The pewter is really nice actually. It's less of a sparkle and more of a sheen. The Schmincke metallics are a little more on the sparkle side. Their "Pearl" utility ink is pretty nifty too, although curiously it's not advertised alongside their colour line (which includes their three metallics) so I wouldn't have expected it to be so useful and interesting.

Handen fucked around with this message at May 20, 2018 around 14:15

poemdexter
Feb 18, 2005

Hooray Indie Games!


College Slice

Franchescanado posted:

See if you can find this book somewhere: Learn To Paint Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings and practice on some acrylic painting pads instead of canvas. Most of the paintings in the book are pretty neat, and they break down the techniques in a step-by-step picture style, so you can follow along or use the same techniques to do something else.

I don't know any good acrylics courses on YouTube, since most of the people I follow do oils or watercolors. I'd take some time to just watch a few "Beginner Mistakes With Acrylics" to get an idea of what not to do. The book I recommended helped me tremendously get over my fear of making a mistake and to just start painting, and it will give you enough foundation where you'll be able to YouTube specific techniques or issues you're having.

Once you get the basics down, I actually found a lot of useful information and techniques from watching Forger's Masterclass.

It would also help to know what exactly you're trying to paint. There are millions of videos of how to do abstract paintings, which is going to be very different than if you're painting landscapes, portraits, or still lifes, etc.

Picked up this book this weekend and flipped through it a little. I didn't know "glazing" existed and now I feel like I'm just looking at the tip of the iceberg in terms of painting techniques and theory. Gonna start going through the paintings this afternoon. Thanks for the recommendation!

Also those Forger's Masterclass videos are super awesome.

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

TheMostFrench posted:

Very interesting challenge, something to look into soon! The thank you screen at the end of a video feels like it would work well as a calendar, just a series of images next to their inverted colour counterpart.

Yeah It would be cool if a bunch of people did it and made some kind of book. You can't really tell what it will look like inverted so both the inverted and the original has something cool and unexpected about it.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

poemdexter posted:

Picked up this book this weekend and flipped through it a little. I didn't know "glazing" existed and now I feel like I'm just looking at the tip of the iceberg in terms of painting techniques and theory. Gonna start going through the paintings this afternoon. Thanks for the recommendation!

Also those Forger's Masterclass videos are super awesome.

I'm glad that people are picking up that book. And Forger's Masterclass is the best. I wish there were more episodes. You'd think British Baking Competition Show But With Painting would have caught on.

Two other books that I think are handy references to keep nearby:

Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium. Plenty of techniques and experiments to try out. Everything from different textures, glosses, to Jackson Pollack splatter stuff.

Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic. Pretty much essential. Has a mixing chart that makes it very easy to get the ratios right, and an intuitive layout that makes it easy to find what color you want.

You can get either of these at most art supplies stores, even Joanne's and Michael's, for those that want to look before you buy. No need to buy them brand new at full price, though. You're just going to get paint on them.

Handen
Jun 29, 2003




GOD
I
FUKKKIN
LOVE
THE
LAST
JEDI






First time using liquid mask, though you can't really tell because after I started using the watercolour pencils like they were gouache pastels halfway through it turned out to be completely unnecessary. Caran D'Ache museum watercolour pencils are loving awesome by the way. This is about 6x8 on 300lb Arches, work in progress. I got stuck trying to build the snakes up volumetrically so I ended my last session the other day by outlining in black the places I'm going to have to go back into when I can find the time.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

Self-improvement month is over; time to remain stagnant for the rest of my life like any sane person

Babby's first Bargue plates


Master studies in graphite and charcoal


Drawing from plaster cast


My first live models


Babby's first oil paintings (all master studies)


Self-portrait

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

I continued my series of Universal Monsters paintings.



"The drugs I took seemed to light up my brain."

acrylics on canvas (16" x 20")

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at May 28, 2018 around 18:34

aphid_licker
Jan 7, 2009

kiss kiss


Pillbug

That is really cool.

Is there a rule of thumb for what viewing distance I should be going for when adding detail? I am very slowly learning to draw, in pencil for now, and I always get sucked in until im basically with my face to the paper and adding tiny poo poo on the edge of what the pencil thickness will let me draw and if I hold the finished product at arm's length everything obviously blurs into a grey smudge. I think part of the problem is that I start out too small, like dollar coin size faces, but starting out bigger seems so daunting. I'll just keep drawing and see where it goes but I wanted to check if I'm acquiring bad habits here.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Argue posted:

Self-improvement month is over; time to remain stagnant for the rest of my life like any sane person

Babby's first Bargue plates


Master studies in graphite and charcoal


Drawing from plaster cast


My first live models


Babby's first oil paintings (all master studies)


Self-portrait


This is all great work!

Here is a peacock sketch.

Jack Daniels
Nov 14, 2002

its too late to . s c r e a m

Slippery Tilde

Franchescanado posted:

I continued my series of Universal Monsters paintings.



"The drugs I took seemed to light up my brain."

acrylics on canvas (16" x 20")

Good Goon Art.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



Some one watched fury road tonight.

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Propitious Jerk
Sep 13, 2010


Did an ink and gouache illustration for a class, we had to create a picture for an article. I chose one about divorce celebrations. I'll probably create a digital version for T-shirts without the background at some point.

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