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    Quote Originally Posted by jokergirl View Post
    He acknowledges that in the end of the clip, matthew, but I agree, a bit earlier would have been nice.

    I did some studies for an acrylics painting I have in mind, but now I'm wondering if I'm not better off doing it digital (in Photoshop or preferably in Painter). I just can't get the colours right somehow. Maybe that's my lack of respectable artist material, but it's irking me when I have a full RGB palette right here in my computer
    Does anybody have a good hint on painting stone or stone patterns? I know this stone I've drawn is way too grey even for the grey sky that I drew in the background - I ought to mix in more greens and pinks but the ones I have just wouldn't work for me yesterday.



    I have an incredibly hard time using acrylics - the paint dries too fast and isn't opaque enough.

    The first is an oil painting I did a few years ago. I'm a bit better today at mixing my colours - I try to always throw in the odd orange, yellow ochre or burnt sienna in almost anything I paint now!

    The second one is watercolour pencil which I really like working with because of the detail I can get but is not suitable for larger works - I'm not that patient!

    The third one is a bit blurry but it is an oil I did really quick - about 30 minutes. I love it because it was so spontaneous with big strokes and little mental strain. The rocks are rugged and untamed.

    The fourth painting is acrylic. Unfortunately the photo is bad but I had fun doing the rocks.

    Rocks can be very interesting to paint and challenging. Actually I can say the same for sky, trees or water!
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    I really like the gila monster. (Komodo dragon?)

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    Komodo Dragon

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    Self Portrait.

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    Cute pooch!

    I should take photos of my most recent paintings. Mind, they're not for the faint of heart in some cases...


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    I've previously shared this so-called art in another topic long ago, but now I can share images of it on the job. I've been awaiting its appearance on a website. Breathlessly.

    I originally did it, in part, for the members of this forum, so I'll offer you my thanks for participating in its creation.

    It's my Big Bang ambigram, from my collection.


    It appears in an image of its luxurious surroundings, in about 200 rooms of the new (June 2009) Doubletree TheWit Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, corner of Lake and State. It's the metallic framed, white-on-black graphic on the wall, near the nightstand lamp, in the 360-degree panoramic "visual tour" of a TheWit Hotel room. It appears prominently also in a still photo of one of their Lakeview Spa rooms, and, too, harder to see, sprinkled in a few more room images if you scour the site -- like I did.

    Yes, we did mount it sideways so it was more apparent that it could be read a couple of ways.

    Why this work was first selected by the decor team remains unknown to me. The shape? The (lack of) color? The whimsy? I only heard that it was liked. And then, unbelievably, it survived the final cut. Perhaps the hotel bureaucrat decision-maker was a big fan of cosmology. Who knows? The Big Bang is indeed a deep mystery.

    But there it is. Hanging on all those walls. Bothering people who are in their rooms just trying to relax. It's pretty hard to believe, eh?

    So, when in Chicago... stay at the fabulous TheWit Hotel, heart of the Loop. And ask for a Big Bang room. And take a better, clearer picture of that odd wall art, and send it to me. Thanks!

    And, don't ask me what those sculptural red lip-like things are hanging above the bed headboard. Not my art. Now, those are really weird.


    Keywords: ambigram ambigrams thewit chicago the wit hotel big bang bigbang upside down up side down rightside up right side up reads says same flip flipped rotate rotated reverse reversed invert inverted inversion sideways state lake and bung

    Edit: And... a wee slice of my art, but in good resolution, shows up in a room picture for a hotel review, in a little fish-wrap they call the New York Times.
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    Well everyone, I'm impressed. I always *wanted* to be an artist. And I'm probably above average, but just barely. Though I guess that's a blessing; I wanted to be an animator . . . but tryign to make a living at it wouldn't be fun. :-P

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    I love those ambigrams. I have been searching to see if anyone put Sharps ilustration of this form on the internet:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incompressible_surface

    It was called Thurston's hyperbolic paper in this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Intere.../dp/0140118136 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thurston

    There were three billowing sheets that seem conncected at the center, as if something had torn a corner out of Visser's cubic wormhole. With CGI, such a billowing brane-type structure would be a good on-screen look for Tannhauser's Gate.

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    I don't profess to be an artist by any means, but it's a fun pastime.

    Here's my friend's dog drawn in pencil



    and my first and only attempt at using watercolours.



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    I like the watercolours. Very nice! You should definitely do more of those.


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    Scored a bronica sq-a medium format camera (two actualy) for christmas from my brother-in-law who is a professional photographer. Its what he used before he went digital.

    Here's a couple shots from the first two rolls of film (12 shots per roll). Both rolls were included with the camera, kodak tmax 100 that expired a decade ago. The weather was really sucky all week, so I finally said screw it! I'm going out tomorrow no matter what. I wanted to play with my new toy dang it! Turned out to be the worst day all week. About 25F and 30mph winds.










    This one isn't really a good picture. Was just neat seeing two airliners flying parallel right next to each other.

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    I particularly like the first one of the house Stregone.
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    Just a couple I took the other year of an old Abbey in Whitby.

    The camera is just a normal digital point and shoot type.
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    These are from Durham.
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    This thread is the impressive collection of works (and artists)
    I didn't know about until yesterday (my time) ...

    chrissy, that last image of the Durham set -
    was it modified, or did it just turn out like that?

    the effect reminds me of a treatment I gave to one of my photographs
    which I then used as the artwork for a CD cover.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cran View Post
    chrissy, that last image of the Durham set -
    was it modified, or did it just turn out like that?
    Either way, that's a great photo chrissy
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    Quote Originally Posted by cran View Post
    This thread is the impressive collection of works (and artists)
    I didn't know about until yesterday (my time) ...

    chrissy, that last image of the Durham set -
    was it modified, or did it just turn out like that?

    the effect reminds me of a treatment I gave to one of my photographs
    which I then used as the artwork for a CD cover.

    Turned out like that, I set some in black and white mode and the others in sepia, my camera has those settings.

    I don't tamper/modify my pictures, I'm still practicing how to work the camera never mind poking around trying to make things look different.

    Thanks swift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
    Turned out like that, I set some in black and white mode and the others in sepia, my camera has those settings.

    I don't tamper/modify my pictures, I'm still practicing how to work the camera never mind poking around trying to make things look different.

    Thanks swift.
    OK ... it's a pre-set modifier ...

    back in my early days, young lady,
    when cameras were steam-powered
    and auto-wind was a right thumb,
    we did the same thing
    using coloured lens filters ...

    it adds interest and makes an image stand out ...
    so, keep on playing with those settings ...

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    Well, you sepia/selenium/etc. tone a finished wet print, it isn't anything you do in camera, unless its digital And its not only done for the way it looks, but the main reason they did it at first was because it made the prints last much longer.

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    Redbubble

    http://www.redbubble.com/

    An excellent site for buying/selling/displaying/discussing/browsing/criticising photography and artwork. You maintain the copyright, you can make money (I have), and it's free.

    clop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stregone View Post
    Well, you sepia/selenium/etc. tone a finished wet print, it isn't anything you do in camera, unless its digital And its not only done for the way it looks, but the main reason they did it at first was because it made the prints last much longer.
    now that's going back even further ...
    to when cameras were candle-powered, a flash was gunpowder,
    and moving to the next frame meant removing the last one ...

    .........

    clop ...
    if I hadn't noticed who posted, I would have thought "spam" ...



    .........

    this way to the track >>




    an avi I've used elsewhere,
    made from palm leaves ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
    I don't tamper/modify my pictures...
    Oh, but it's such fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cran View Post
    OK ... it's a pre-set modifier ...

    back in my early days, young lady,
    when cameras were steam-powered
    and auto-wind was a right thumb,
    we did the same thing
    using coloured lens filters ...

    it adds interest and makes an image stand out ...
    so, keep on playing with those settings ...
    Less of the young lady, I am not that much younger than you, hence the still trying to work out the camera thing, back in the earlier days when the they were building the tombs of the pharoahs...

    I have tried doing that sort of thing cougar, I just can't for the life of me find those settings again. Now I will go away and give it a go..
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    O0o0o00H!

    You mean like this?
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    A different version..
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    I do tamper with mine.
    All in the effort of making them look more like I perceived them at the time, of course. That's what the levels tool is for.


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    I tamper with mine too. ;-)

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