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    I got a bug to draw a castle. Unfortunately, the two people are more interesting to me. Now I'm drawing people.
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    Nice!

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    Transcendence
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
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    Transcendence
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    I really love this series with the geometry and bright colors.
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    Thank you.

    I'll be entering this piece and two others in a Fine Arts show next month, a first for me.

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    Today I finished the third of three pieces that I'll be entering in the Fine Arts show next month.

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    Very Mondrian.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
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    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
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    I got some new pens and have been doing copies of images from Alice in Wonderland. I'm trying to work on hands and feet.

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    Solfe

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    I love the floating hat motif—shades of Gentlemen Ghost.

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    Here's a bit of Alice in Wonderland fan art inspired by Solfe's drawings above.

    I was both fascinated and frustrated with Alice in Wonderland and it's sequel as a child. Fascinated, because they were not quite children's books with their dark landscapes and edgy characters. Frustrated, because at times they read like a conspiracy to drive a little girl batty. I have to give credit to the character of Alice for her patience and forbearance. Unlike her, I think I would have gone madder than a hatter long before meeting Humpty-Dumpty.



    Vector art and Photoshop.

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    Drawing on a midnight dreary, while listening to re-runs of Big Bang Theory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Selenite View Post
    Here's a bit of Alice in Wonderland fan art inspired by Solfe's drawings above.

    I was both fascinated and frustrated with Alice in Wonderland and it's sequel as a child. Fascinated, because they were not quite children's books with their dark landscapes and edgy characters. Frustrated, because at times they read like a conspiracy to drive a little girl batty. I have to give credit to the character of Alice for her patience and forbearance. Unlike her, I think I would have gone madder than a hatter long before meeting Humpty-Dumpty.



    Vector art and Photoshop.
    I love that one!
    Solfe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I love that one!
    Thanks Solfe.

    While I'm still on the bookish theme, here's a recent experiment with type and texture.


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    Perfect

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    For those dwindling few who still acknowledge Columbus Day---Happy Columbus Day!



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    Are all of these still in ink or is it digital? I just can't get pens to work like that, and I suspect it isn't the pens that are the problem.
    Solfe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Are all of these still in ink or is it digital? I just can't get pens to work like that, and I suspect it isn't the pens that are the problem.
    Hi Solfe

    Yeah, these are digital, but they usually start out as pencil or ink. In the drawing below I started with pencil on 2-ply Bristol paper and inked over the pencil with a Windsor & Newton series 7 brush. (You can still see some of the pencil in her right foot) With India ink I just prefer a brush to a pen as you get a nicer variety of line-work. Then I scanned it into Photoshop and added some color. Unfortunately with digital media, I usually succumb to the temptation to transfer it from program to program and just plate over everything with colored pixels, which kinda kills the spontaneity of the original drawing. You learn a lot, but it can get pretty stiff-looking. The computer's lettering is a lot better than mine though.


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    My latest work:

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    "F-Sequence"
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    Traditional media this time. A study in oil paint of a refugee's face done on gesso primed paper.


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    That's terrific Selenite
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    Really nice work, thanks for posting it.
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    I love that painting, Selenite!

    I am also working on a painting, but I am not sure how to proceed. I had this idea for a drawing but abandoned it. It wasn't coming out as I wished.

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    It's obvious from the Last Unicorn and I started working in color, but shifted to blackwork for all those odd shapes. That wasn't working so I set it aside. Recently, a friend told me about an AI project that mixed your own image with other things to create a unique piece. Somehow, the software decided on a known piece of art from a database that was related somehow to the picture uploaded and blended them together. Unfortunately, I don't know what "known art" was used as the second file. The results were striking:

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    I am now trying the whole thing in oil paint but it's a slow go and won't be a perfect match.

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    Thanks all. Oils are challenging. No undo button.


    Solfe, that is pretty striking image. It has a sort of mid-century modernist vibe with the muted colors and the repetition of shapes and lines.


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    I finished another piece today.



    "Wanderers"
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    When I was a boy, I was looking at an artist's illustration of our solar system. The small rocky planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) were arranged in a neat row from left to right. The larger gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn) were front and center. The smaller gas planets (Uranus and Neptune) and tiny Pluto (which was still classified as a planet back then) finished the line-up on the right.

    Since the planets all had the same basic spherical shape, I vividly remember my mind shifting in perspective, like those dual-image illusions (Is this a picture of an old crone or a young beauty? It's both depending on how you look at it.)

    The image was intended by the illustrator to show our neighboring planets as different sizes when viewed from the same distance. But since the planets all have the same basic shape, I was able to see the planets as the same size when viewed from a different distance.

    Thus, the small inner planets were actually far away in the background. Giants Jupiter and Saturn were up close. And wee planet Pluto was receding into the background as well.

    So with that shift in perspective in mind, I created this piece. It was the ancient Greeks who studied these bright objects in the night sky, who moved on their own unique courses compared to the other stars. Thus they named them planetai or "Wanderers." With the bright yellow sun on the left, the darkness of space on the left, ask yourself, Are the objects different sizes against a flat background? Or are they all the same size, seeming to elevate off the canvas?

    Or is it both?

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    Hi James.

    It might be an attachment error, but I'm not seeing your new painting.

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    Hmm, that's odd. I see it in my post with no trouble.

    Here's a link to it on my website, if you'd prefer.

    Thanks.

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    I have gotten hours of enjoyment from this thread.
    thank you one and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    Hmm, that's odd. I see it in my post with no trouble.

    Here's a link to it on my website, if you'd prefer.

    Thanks.
    I'm not seeing it on the forum either. Interesting!
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    I posted them in an Album in my profile, and I just noticed that the Album was set to Private. But I've posted other images there and no one has complained in the past.

    At any rate, I marked the Album as public now, so I hope that the images will now show up in my post.

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    That looks terrific above the grey sofa.
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