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parthenocarpy
Dec 17, 2003



Started a blog today to publicize my glass work. Everything has been under lock and key up until this point because I wasn't sure whether the medium would last. Wel it has been over a year and the original pieces are still in tact, not a thing has "settled."



http://aguderian.blogspot.com/

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eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Cool project, are you using resin? How do you arrange the pieces in the bottles? Would be great to get a better idea of your process, sounds like there's a lot you could do with it, especially if it is resin as there's been a lot of similar medium work around here in Brooklyn.

ursa_minor
Oct 17, 2006

I'm hella in tents.


I started doing these really small drawings because I was imagining a video game I wanted to make while I was daydreaming at a stupid meeting at work, and I only had a tiny pad, so I just started drawing these weird little things. I've always liked to draw small, but with these I wanted to draw as small as I could so I would actually have a physical limit to the amount of detail I could put in, otherwise I obsess about it and never finish it. So, Most of my drawings are about 4"x4" give or take an inch in either direction - about the size of a lighter. Anyways, I don't really have any clear direction with this stuff other than a weirdo little sci-fi/fantasy theme in my head, but I'd love to hear what ya'll think. I haven't really showed them to anybody yet, other than my little Tumblr.








Anyways, I have more, I just don't wanna flood this poo poo up.
Oh, I use a .3 GRAPH 1000 that I just sharpen the poo poo out of on a another piece of paper, and I don't use a ruler - I found rulers just smudge it all to hell, so it's all freehand.

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parthenocarpy
Dec 17, 2003



eggyolk posted:

Cool project, are you using resin? How do you arrange the pieces in the bottles? Would be great to get a better idea of your process, sounds like there's a lot you could do with it, especially if it is resin as there's been a lot of similar medium work around here in Brooklyn.

It isn't any hardened material like resin, it is 100% "editable" after the product is "finished." I have commercializing the material in mind but first need to execute a lot more concepts with it. Transitioning beyond mason jars is a major step towards accomplishing this.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



ursa_minor posted:

really small drawings

I really dig these. Any particular reason for doing the exploded structures? These seem like a perfect entry for a small works show. Lots of potential for development in the idea. Maybe experiment with different formats of paper.

ursa_minor
Oct 17, 2006

I'm hella in tents.


eggyolk posted:

I really dig these. Any particular reason for doing the exploded structures? These seem like a perfect entry for a small works show. Lots of potential for development in the idea. Maybe experiment with different formats of paper.

Thanks! Eh, it's kind of dumb and super videogamey, but I imagined the "magic hotdogs" and various spheres to sort of be disassembling the houses, feeling every part of them, and learning. Like, whatever that stuff is, it's grasping around and exploring. They aren't blowing up like, dynamite style, just expanding apart, like how soap breaks the surface tension of water. Hey man, you asked, haha.

I have more here: http://ianlunabelyea.tumblr.com/

Seneschal
Nov 24, 2008


sigma 6 posted:

This is fantastic!

I would say cover the metal leaf in a matte medium (or if this is huge, maybe Floetrol because it is cheap) or perhaps a lacquer first (?)


I am having a show next week. It is only my second show and I was hoping for some sage advice. Does anyone have any professional practice tips or a laundry list of things they like to do before each show?

If you are in charge of your own labels, make sure they're consistent in every way. Nothing sets my OCD off more than show labels that aren't lined up well.

Don't drink heavily. Be prepared to talk about your work without feeling awkward about it.

Anyway, I like to go to a show where nobody knows I'm the artist, and eavesdrop on conversations around my work. It sometimes requires a thick skin, but I really like hearing unfiltered opinions and I use it to advise my next paintings.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Seneschal posted:

If you are in charge of your own labels, make sure they're consistent in every way. Nothing sets my OCD off more than show labels that aren't lined up well.

Don't drink heavily. Be prepared to talk about your work without feeling awkward about it.

Anyway, I like to go to a show where nobody knows I'm the artist, and eavesdrop on conversations around my work. It sometimes requires a thick skin, but I really like hearing unfiltered opinions and I use it to advise my next paintings.

Thanks!!

Trying to decide what I should charge for prints vs. originals. This is especially hard when a lot of the work only exists as a photoshop file until printed. Also, I always wonder how much more to hike up work from show to show? If it didn't sell at the first show, does it make sense to hike up the price for the second show?

Making labels tonight. I will make sure they all match.

Stroszek
Apr 3, 2007

Ceci n'est pas un paresseux


I was going to finish up that last painting, but I did this instead:


It's really hard for me to get back to a painting. It's a bad habit that I'm not doing much to control right now. That's something I'm trying to work on.

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Hollis Brownsound
Apr 2, 2009

by Lowtax


Hey I never knew about this thread!

I'm a part time potter but I work part time for a potter also. Together we are the Pennsylvania Mug Company, we specialize in mugs mostly but are moving more into other coffee accessories like creamer pitchers, pour overs, we also do other one offs, here some of our work, some is mine some is my partner's








This is an awesome thread by the way.

Stroszek
Apr 3, 2007

Ceci n'est pas un paresseux



Kudos on the wabi sabi.

Carotid
Dec 18, 2008



Your pottery is awesome, HollisBrown!

I'm teaching myself how to paint with watercolors. Half the battle is just learning to let the paint do its thing.







I'm using poo poo quality paint, at some point I need to pony up and get better pigments. The burnt umber I have right now is tragically gritty.

Hollis Brownsound
Apr 2, 2009

by Lowtax


The bottle is my partner's and is my favorite piece ever. She taught me everything I know about pottery, in exchange for glazing everything, wedging clay and firing all the kilns. Pretty sweet tradeoff.

Stroszek
Apr 3, 2007

Ceci n'est pas un paresseux


Stroszek posted:

I was going to finish up that last painting, but I did this instead:


It's really hard for me to get back to a painting. It's a bad habit that I'm not doing much to control right now. That's something I'm trying to work on.



I decided that with this painting, I would actually go back and do more work.

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.'

More work on my fencing series, now an actual series. The saber painting (far right) is still WIP, foil (middle) is pretty much done (just need to clean up that halo), and epee is somewhere between.

Catsplosion
Aug 19, 2007

I am become Dwarf, the destroyer of cats.


Those are looking really great man!

Hollis Brownsound
Apr 2, 2009

by Lowtax


We did a Raku Firing this weekend, this was the only piece I was really happy with:



But such is the nature of Raku

Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


Please report me if you see me post in GBS so a moderator may bulldoze my account like a palestinian school.


I got a bunch of stuff I ordered so I'm trying out techniques and combinations. I'm using Talens China Black ink with a "school" and "Mapping" nib, Kuretake Zig Clean Color brush-pens, Mitsubishi uni Posca white paint marker and Faber Castell Polychromos on Strathmore 300 Sequential medium - Vellum finish.

http://i.imgur.com/s8wscBC.jpg

I'm really digging the pencils on the Vellum finish. I like the white marker ability very much too. I wonder if there are other ways of adding brighter colors. I'm considering getting some gouache.

Modedit: please link to NWS images

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eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Hellbeard posted:

I got a bunch of stuff I ordered so I'm trying out techniques and combinations. I'm using Talens China Black ink with a "school" and "Mapping" nib, Kuretake Zig Clean Color brush-pens, Mitsubishi uni Posca white paint marker and Faber Castell Polychromos on Strathmore 300 Sequential medium - Vellum finish.

http://i.imgur.com/s8wscBC.jpg

I'm really digging the pencils on the Vellum finish. I like the white marker ability very much too. I wonder if there are other ways of adding brighter colors. I'm considering getting some gouache.

Modedit: please link to NWS images

Looks good, you'll probably really enjoy gouache. I use white gouache on my inked drawings to add highlights. It's great because it doesn't resist more linework like watercolor tends to. Plus you can push it around any time you feel like because it's never truly dry.



Here's a picture of my finished painting from a few pages ago.

HungryMedusa
Apr 27, 2003

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


zwdzk posted:

I have nothing to add other than the fact that this is such an amazingly cool idea. You've inspired me. The only thing I guess I could comment on is the texture of the snake skin. Well done, no doubt, but lessening the focus on that specific detail might make for a stronger piece of work. It looks busy.

Thanks for this comment. Last year I did a few art fairs and got really sick of people saying (which most people think is a huge compliment) "I thought that was a photo!"

I've been trying to loosen my style a bit while keeping most of the realistic look, and you bring up a great point. I need to get the idea of scales without drawing them out like the sperg I am. Thanks, this is really very helpful.

Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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Sorry about the not sufficiently NWSed image.
Here's one from the past week, drawn while away on camping:

smallmouth
Oct 1, 2009



I've been doing a lot of figurative studies in oil with a palette knife. Spoiled for newds.











parthenocarpy
Dec 17, 2003



Really really happy with how this one came out -- another, larger Red Stripe bottle:



Anyone want one of these?

Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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I love the looks of those jars but I don't know if I could display one in a way that does it justice. I imagine some kind of pharmacy cabinet or shelf would be nice for it.

Here's a sketch/sketches that's with some china black, the school nib and the mapping nib and F.C. Polychromos and some other stuff here and there.

Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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I can suddenly do studies that don't look like poo poo!

Hollis Brownsound
Apr 2, 2009

by Lowtax


Fresh Kiln load of new pots today! There are way too many to post so here's the gallery: http://imgur.com/a/bRnEG

A few highlights:




Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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Colored pencils sketch:

TheGreekOwl
Mar 1, 2014

THUNDERDOME LOSER

Hellbeard posted:

I love the looks of those jars but I don't know if I could display one in a way that does it justice. I imagine some kind of pharmacy cabinet or shelf would be nice for it.

Here's a sketch/sketches that's with some china black, the school nib and the mapping nib and F.C. Polychromos and some other stuff here and there.



Yeah eh, not to disrail anything but I see that and I immidiately think of this



I recomend working on that, the expressions and the morphology of the face are inconsistent between expressions. She kinda looks like a man in the top right too.

Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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TheGreekOwl posted:

Yeah eh, not to disrail anything but I see that and I immidiately think of this



I recomend working on that, the expressions and the morphology of the face are inconsistent between expressions. She kinda looks like a man in the top right too.

Thanks! That's a funny picture.
I appreciate you pointing out the flaws. I'm still sort of finding my way with these so I'll work more on it.

petrol blue
Feb 9, 2013

sugar and spice
and
ethanol slammers


Boyfriend's birthday yesterday. Thanks to a mod-challenge in LP giving me ideas, he walked in to find this:


We play chess variants in style in this house.

Autechresaint
Jan 25, 2012


petrol blue posted:

Boyfriend's birthday yesterday. Thanks to a mod-challenge in LP giving me ideas, he walked in to find this:


We play chess variants in style in this house.

Please tell me that's a working version of The Cones of Dunshire..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfXfOCIIFcY

petrol blue
Feb 9, 2013

sugar and spice
and
ethanol slammers


Sadly, no, I couldn't source a good hat for it. It's Shuuro, which is basically chess with points-bought armies rather than fixed, and options for 4-player.

Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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Here's another sketch. Colored pencils, ink and dip pens, gouache and white marker. Not happy with either the gouache or the white marker. I can't get the accuracy and flow I want with the gouache and the marker is not reliable at all.
I ordered some Zig-Kuretake white ink along with their comics-black and I'll see how it goes.

Bubbacub
Apr 17, 2001



Couple of dumb ink drawings.



Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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Bubbacub posted:

Couple of dumb ink drawings.





Hell yeah! These rule! The space ships could stand to be a bit harder edged but the narrative of these is cool.

Here's another sketch- colored pencil, black on Strathmore 300 vellum finish. Used a blender quite a bit.

parthenocarpy
Dec 17, 2003




indeed brewing haywire

Bubbacub
Apr 17, 2001



Hellbeard posted:

Hell yeah! These rule! The space ships could stand to be a bit harder edged but the narrative of these is cool.

Thanks! I'm really trying to improve my rendering with ink. I have a decent grasp of value when I use charcoal or graphite, but I struggle with crosshatching and texturing when I only have a pure black.

I saw the original of this drawing by Karl Stevens up close. It's mindblowing - the online reproduction doesn't do it justice.
http://thephoenix.com/Boston/life/1...thief-of-youth/
I'm enthralled with how deliberate he is with his lines. My approach has usually been more like making random scratches, and relying on the overall density to reach the right value level.

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Hellbeard
Apr 8, 2002


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Bubbacub posted:

Thanks! I'm really trying to improve my rendering with ink. I have a decent grasp of value when I use charcoal or graphite, but I struggle with crosshatching and texturing when I only have a pure black.

I saw the original of this drawing by Karl Stevens up close. It's mindblowing - the online reproduction doesn't do it justice.
http://thephoenix.com/Boston/life/1...thief-of-youth/
I'm enthralled with how deliberate he is with his lines. My approach has usually been more like making random scratches, and relying on the overall density to reach the right value level.

I recommend you try to copy some of his work several times and see if you can learn from that how he approached creating values with his hatching.

TheGreekOwl
Mar 1, 2014

THUNDERDOME LOSER



Yeah so I did this, I have no idea why.

I am trying to make it sweet, but it came out dirty why

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Pakistani politics
Jan 27, 2005

as we leave this existence
looking for another


Fallen Rib

Person above, that is very cool, very dirty.

This is a bunch of colored circles i made. I liked it more before I'd filled them all in, but I am reasonably happy with the result. It's on 10x7 watercolor.

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