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Harvey Mantaco
Mar 5, 2007

Someone please help me find my keys =(

dog nougat posted:

In the sink under cold water. Just a dab of dish soap in the palm of your hand works well. There are also brush cleaning soaps as well. In general try to avoid soaking your bushes standing up, it can soften the glue and bend the bristles.

Edit: really any soap should work fine for brush cleaning, you just need to get the oil out of the brushes (linseed and painting oils over time will rot the fibers of the brushes, which is also why you need to prime oil painted canvases)

I'm sorry if I wasn't explicit, I meant rags - but sounds like regular soap in a bucket should be fine.

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silicone thrills
Jan 9, 2008

Enjoy Nature While It Lasts


Harvey Mantaco posted:

I'm sorry if I wasn't explicit, I meant rags - but sounds like regular soap in a bucket should be fine.

I cut up old clothes, underwear, etc for rags and throw them away.

Another trick I use is to have a block of scrap wood to scrap all my excess to dry on. The rags are only for getting as much oil paint from the brushes as I can out before I wash them in the sink.

Also because most paint pigments are insanely toxic and bad and have heavy metals in them - always try to get as much out as possible before you try washing them in a sink. Oil likes oil so one trick I learned in painting classes was to use vegetable oil to leach away oils into the rags before I wash them in the sink.

silicone thrills fucked around with this message at 18:12 on Apr 25, 2021

Harvey Mantaco
Mar 5, 2007

Someone please help me find my keys =(

I got covid fat and have a lot of old clothes I can cut up. It was meant to be.

silicone thrills
Jan 9, 2008

Enjoy Nature While It Lasts


Bonus of using a scraping block. This is about 6 months worth of scrapings and it's like just a cool abstract now.

Harvey Mantaco
Mar 5, 2007

Someone please help me find my keys =(

silicone thrills posted:

Bonus of using a scraping block. This is about 6 months worth of scrapings and it's like just a cool abstract now.



It looks like goku

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment




Harvey Mantaco posted:

It looks like goku

Holy poo poo yeah, what you've got there is a classic accidental Goku.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

Even if you try washing your rags (which, donít, just throw them away), do not put them in a dryer, you could burn your house down

The Sean
Apr 16, 2005

Am I handsome now?




I have a wood panel piece, 12x12in, that I was invited to display at a show next week. I am unsure of how to prepare it to be hung (it's just on a shelf at my place right now). I'm kind of thinking superglue and wire, which I have on hand. I'm not sure if there's a better way to approach it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


At the risk of overthinking this, it depends on what they'll let you do to their wall. Do they have any hardware already in place -- screws, hook, etc?

For example, you can get something like one of these kits for not much money: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Picture-Hanging-Kit-10-Piece-80021/301993354

but that assumes you will be driving a nail into drywall. What if they won't let you, or if it's a brick wall?

The Sean
Apr 16, 2005

Am I handsome now?




Trabant posted:

At the risk of overthinking this, it depends on what they'll let you do to their wall. Do they have any hardware already in place -- screws, hook, etc?

For example, you can get something like one of these kits for not much money: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Picture-Hanging-Kit-10-Piece-80021/301993354

but that assumes you will be driving a nail into drywall. What if they won't let you, or if it's a brick wall?

Thank you for responding. I should have provided more detail. It's at museum and it's going to be in a space with rotating art so they usually have these walls designed for display, not wood or brick etc. Their instructions were basically "when you deliver your piece it needs to be display-ready including hanging mechanisms."

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


Ah, gotcha. Then a wire sounds like it should work (I've made/mounted plenty of frames). The superglue... I don't know, I personally wouldn't trust it, mostly because I'd think it needs a decent surface area between the board and the wire.

My personal go-to for attaching the wire to the board would probably be something like those D-ring clips from the kit I linked. That assumes you're working with a thick enough board to allow for the screws though. If your board is too thin for screws but would allow small nails, maybe a sawtooth hanger to hang over a nail/screw in the wall? They're remarkably strong, at least in my experience:



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Unrelated, a quick & dirty proof of a linocut (layer one of two). I tried to do some kind of shadow line between the dark and light areas of the wall, but it's too abrupt, too severe. I'll need to figure out how to create a smoother transition:

Keetron
Sep 26, 2008

Check out my enormous testicles in my TFLC log!

Trabant posted:

Ah, gotcha. Then a wire sounds like it should work (I've made/mounted plenty of frames). The superglue... I don't know, I personally wouldn't trust it, mostly because I'd think it needs a decent surface area between the board and the wire.

My personal go-to for attaching the wire to the board would probably be something like those D-ring clips from the kit I linked. That assumes you're working with a thick enough board to allow for the screws though. If your board is too thin for screws but would allow small nails, maybe a sawtooth hanger to hang over a nail/screw in the wall? They're remarkably strong, at least in my experience:



-------------------------

Unrelated, a quick & dirty proof of a linocut (layer one of two). I tried to do some kind of shadow line between the dark and light areas of the wall, but it's too abrupt, too severe. I'll need to figure out how to create a smoother transition:



About hanging stuff, a sawtooth will still run you the risk of the panel being slightly crooked (in my experience) and if you have the opportunity to screw something in, just screw in two eyes and pull a wire?

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Unrelated but that print is yummy!

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


Thanks!

The shadow line is growing on me, although I still plan on softening it a bit somehow.

perepelki
Dec 11, 2020

know before Whom you stand



self portrait lol

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment




birb

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


gently caress yeah, both of those kick rear end.

Lino proof, part 2/2, which hopefully explains what I was going for with this whole thing:



And since I'm apparently only capable of printing over the weekends, hopefully I'll have a real-deal one in a week.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment




Trabant posted:

gently caress yeah, both of those kick rear end.

Lino proof, part 2/2, which hopefully explains what I was going for with this whole thing:



And since I'm apparently only capable of printing over the weekends, hopefully I'll have a real-deal one in a week.

I'm not wholly sure why but that super reminds me of Pink Floyd's The Wall and I am here for it.

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


Huh! Yeah, a definite similarity in lettering style:



For what it's worth, that wasn't the inspiration but Edgar Allan Poe definitely was.

GreenBuckanneer
Sep 15, 2007




Harvey Mantaco posted:

I did my first painting.

Oh come ON.

Great job.

The Sean
Apr 16, 2005

Am I handsome now?




Thank you for the suggestions. I did end up using a sawtooth and in hindsight it seems obvious. I did have to get a set with tiny nails since my wood isn't that thick. I was worried about straightness for the display but my partner is much better than me at leveling and they did an awesome job.

I'm such a scrub; I have dozens of paintings on display at my home but almost always just put tacks in the wall and put canvas over them. This is my third legit art show even; I guess I'm boogie and ratchet.

The Sean fucked around with this message at 22:02 on May 3, 2021

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


I don't have any art to share at the moment but in the traditional art world, I'm a tad dismayed to see Peter Gric sharing transphobic memes and views on Facebook since I've been a big fan of his for some time

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment




Zoben posted:

I don't have any art to share at the moment but in the traditional art world, I'm a tad dismayed to see Peter Gric sharing transphobic memes and views on Facebook since I've been a big fan of his for some time

Always such a disappointment. Better to know, I guess.

Magpies! Done for my sister before she finally answered my message with 'oo one with three magpies would be great!' well TOO BAD you shoulda got back to me before I completed the sketch.



e: replaced with colour-corrected to look more like it looks IRL, dumb camera

HopperUK fucked around with this message at 16:58 on May 8, 2021

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment




Quiet in here ain't it? Today I tried polymer clay for the first time and made a small Pikachu. He's about an inch and a half tall.



The colour difference between the clay and the touch-up paint is way less obvious to the eye than on camera. Was fun to do!

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



A sketchy cyber flapper.

Keetron
Sep 26, 2008

Check out my enormous testicles in my TFLC log!

HopperUK posted:

Quiet in here ain't it?

Many of us are in the goon art discord: https://discord.gg/25e2VpE
Lots of digital and few folk posting trad.

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Vitruvian Maam
Oct 14, 2012



Two new speed paintings. How do I make the thumbnail expand to the full size ? The top one is full resolution. When I use [/timg] the thumnail expands like the bottom one..



Vitruvian Maam fucked around with this message at 07:56 on May 10, 2021

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