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SunyZ
Mar 16, 2021

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Work in progress of a painting of Zelda from the 1983, Stephen King film "Pet Sematary". This is one of my favorite movies. I named my fluffy gray cat Church after it. The inspiration for the painting is that Zelda scares the living crud outta my boyfriend, who loves horror. He can't... not... hang this, if I give it to him. Forcing this upon him is just plain fun for me.

SunyZ fucked around with this message at 14:20 on Mar 23, 2021

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SunyZ
Mar 16, 2021

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Reference photo


My drawing of him 😌 his soul is stolen and now mine.

SunyZ fucked around with this message at 14:36 on Mar 23, 2021

SunyZ
Mar 16, 2021

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sigma 6 posted:

Just about got the settings right on this last burn. Such a finicky process. 5-10% too much and you burn a hole through the paper or just obscure detail with soot that can't be easily dabbed off.

Technically not traditional art but oh well.



Pyrogropghy is one thing. But in this instance isnt your computer doing the burn for you??? I dont know how those machines work tho so I'm not sure how much influence you had on the original design? I am curious if you could explain more.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



Well... first photoshop the original photo with the greeble / tech stuff. Then trace that with Adobe Illustrator. Next photoshop the dirty cup pour into the background. Initially I had planned to have the vector head be different passes in the lightburn software but ultimately that wasn't necessary. After doing 5-6 small versions to figure out the settings - I think I settled with something like 170mm per second around 22% power. So wood and illustration board burn very differently as are there many differences in wood types and grain / surface quality etc.

Ultimately I went though several illustration boards to figure all of that out. There is enough power to add depth, but not enough to burn through the board. The soot build up is overwhelming so you have to lightly spray it with water and the tricky part... make sure to soak up the soot and water VERY carefully with a paper towel. Dabbing is bad idea because you can actually see my finger prints in her shoulder when I did that. Use something as a rolling pin, like a spray can, is much better. These things are a small poster size, so each takes about three hours to make.

So - there ya go. It is not just set it and forget it. There is a lot more. Too much power and you burn through the board or wood. Too little power and there isn't enough contrast. It's a lot of trial and error really but each piece is different and each medium / type of paper or wood is different.

I make these coasters too but if I gently caress up one of those it's generally just 15 minutes or so lost.





Incidently - I just burned canvas board recently and it worked fairly well. Wanting to paint over my burns more. Definitely been playing with gesso board for a while with the idea that I can paint over it.



These are manufactured with gesso and so the burns were very clean. You can put masking tape over the material to make the lines even cleaner when you burn but then you have to spend the time getting each tiny chunk of tape off...

sigma 6 fucked around with this message at 08:56 on Mar 24, 2021

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



Zoben posted:

Pen n' ink



Double post cuz this is badass. I owe Zoben some burns. That's his skull on the coaster BTW.

For content here is an idea I am developing for a mural. I have the model lined up and I have been trying to find the right hat and ... yeah ... vintage hats are expensive.

sigma 6 fucked around with this message at 08:04 on Mar 24, 2021

Choda Dog
Oct 14, 2012


Just finished this one which I will be posting in SA Mart if anyone is interested

DreadUnknown
Nov 4, 2020


WE ARE VENOM

Keetron
Sep 26, 2008

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Quetzalcoatl, The Feathered Serpent

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

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Keetron posted:

Quetzalcoatl, The Feathered Serpent



ooo what did you do the black lines with? This is lovely.

Keetron
Sep 26, 2008

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HopperUK posted:

ooo what did you do the black lines with? This is lovely.

In this case a pentel pocket brush but more common I use a Kuratake 50 sable brush pen filled with a platinum carbon ink using a converter. The pentel ink is waterproof but needs a bit of a drying time, the carbon ink is waterproof as well but is dry as soon as it loses the gloss. Also, the pentel uses cartridges. Final difference: the pentel brush is synthetic, the kuratake is sable, so a bit softer and I think a smoother ink flow. If you cannot find either, I have been contemplating doing this with a brush and india ink but the convenience of the brush pens is hard to beat.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

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Keetron posted:

In this case a pentel pocket brush but more common I use a Kuratake 50 sable brush pen filled with a platinum carbon ink using a converter. The pentel ink is waterproof but needs a bit of a drying time, the carbon ink is waterproof as well but is dry as soon as it loses the gloss. Also, the pentel uses cartridges. Final difference: the pentel brush is synthetic, the kuratake is sable, so a bit softer and I think a smoother ink flow. If you cannot find either, I have been contemplating doing this with a brush and india ink but the convenience of the brush pens is hard to beat.

I love using india ink with my dip pen but there's no real line weight variation possible because it's just a glass dip pen. I might break out a brush though. Thanks!

Keetron
Sep 26, 2008

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HopperUK posted:

I love using india ink with my dip pen but there's no real line weight variation possible because it's just a glass dip pen. I might break out a brush though. Thanks!

One tip: dedicate a brush to it and be sure to rinse it out well after use, provided you want to use it more than once. I would recommend a sable no1 brush and some tape on it to mark it.
Fun fact: all inking in Calvin and Hobbs was done using a no1 sable brush and india ink.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

Fantastic! Yeah be careful with any ink that has shellac in it, itíll ruin brushes and pens if not kept immaculately clean.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



Neon Noodle posted:

Fantastic! Yeah be careful with any ink that has shellac in it, itíll ruin brushes and pens if not kept immaculately clean.

I have been working with both polycrylic and polyurythane and can definitely say Neon Noodle is right. Plan on throwing that brush away if you use it with shellac.

ButtWolf
Dec 30, 2004

Hey, you want a toothpick?


sigma 6 posted:





These are manufactured with gesso and so the burns were very clean. You can put masking tape over the material to make the lines even cleaner when you burn but then you have to spend the time getting each tiny chunk of tape off...

This vertigo thing is awesome and I would buy it if I hadn't gotten fired/quit today.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

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Thanks so much for all the advice. I'm terrible at taking care of brushes but I want to move on to some decently expensive ones so I must Change My Ways.

Watercolour tutorial! Some things worked well, some didn't. I like the clouds. And I'm glad I didn't break out a ruler for the eyewheel, I like wibbliness and vagueness and looseness in watercolour. Wish Westminster Bridge didn't line up with the boat jetty thing so perfectly, I should have been watching out for that. Overall I like it though.



e: in keeping with my usual accidental habit it looks a bit like the Houses of Parliament are on fire but I guess that's just what was in my heart

Keetron
Sep 26, 2008

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That is really nice, especially that tree. Trees are hard and you nailed it.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

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Keetron posted:

That is really nice, especially that tree. Trees are hard and you nailed it.

Aw thanks! Can't take credit for the composition, it's a tutorial I was following, but I am pleased with how the tree came out. I'm slowly learning when to stop loving with things and leave them be.

e: Bought some very cheap khadi cotton rag paper. Only 150gsm. It didn't warp anywhere near as badly as I was expecting considering I didn't pre-stretch it or anything. Must avoid heavy working on it though - fibres started to peel loose. To be fair I was going nuts because I was messing with sky colours and going over the same spot five or six times. Overall I like it, the texture is beautiful and it loves the paint.

HopperUK fucked around with this message at 00:59 on Apr 4, 2021

Choda Dog
Oct 14, 2012


I just finished this one for someone in SA Mart. Her name is Betty.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

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Choda Dog posted:

I just finished this one for someone in SA Mart. Her name is Betty.



Gorgeous! That soft background is perfect for the darkness of the dog.

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



HopperUK posted:

Thanks so much for all the advice. I'm terrible at taking care of brushes but I want to move on to some decently expensive ones so I must Change My Ways.

Watercolour tutorial! Some things worked well, some didn't. I like the clouds. And I'm glad I didn't break out a ruler for the eyewheel, I like wibbliness and vagueness and looseness in watercolour. Wish Westminster Bridge didn't line up with the boat jetty thing so perfectly, I should have been watching out for that. Overall I like it though.



e: in keeping with my usual accidental habit it looks a bit like the Houses of Parliament are on fire but I guess that's just what was in my heart
Your whole sky looks marvelous

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HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

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Spinz posted:

Your whole sky looks marvelous

Thanks so much! I'm pleased with the clouds.

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