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Discussion in 'Art, Media & Photography' started by odibrom, May 9, 2017.
compressed charcoal on 8x12".
So, I've finished some work recently, all done with computer medium, but it is to be printed in wood... the following image is some parallel "art" derived from that work.
I could achieve this result with 3D modeling software, which I've used to achieve the color order on the objects faces, but since I needed this to be print friendly and in large formats, I had to get this all in vector format.
Main concept and modeling was done in AutoCAD,
Color distribution was on 3D Studio Max. Separated image rendering by color and also with all flat colors (So I could know which colored face is over which colored face).
Importing rendered independent colors back to AutoCAD and ordering all frames.
Exporting everything to PDF format, so to be able to print it, however, colors were Raster so I had to draw every face in Illustrator and layer them in the correct order. Everything is now in vector format.
For the following GIF, I then exported all images into PNG file format (almost the same as JPGs, but with Alpha channel included) so to build up this GIF in Photoshop.
When all things are done, they will deliver a crazy stereoscopic composition quite awesome to look at (with a bit of eye gymnastics)...
So with 2020 being lean and mean financially, I wasn't able to buy anything for my wife ( besides the glass ornaments that I mentioned in another thread). But I've got a lot of art supplies already so I decided to do an abstract of our kitty. Sucks to get old and discover that painting is often more frustrating than therapeutic but it is what it is. Anyway.. she loved it so it was worth every bit of pain in my hand/ wrist to be able to do it. If nothing else, even though it's nothing great at least I'm not embarrassed lol.
an impromptu drawing born from me messing around with alcohol based markers. Not really a fan of these markers as they don't blend well at all. Oh well.
I reallly hated how the calligraphy was off center and felt just tacked on (which it was).
so here's a tweaked v2. Still not exactly how I want it, but that's how it goes. I'm going to keep playing with the skull motif for a while. My sister has been begging me for a sugar skull type design.
Skull study done in oil pastels. meh.
Finally put that alcohol marker drawing to decent use
I used compressed charcoal for this one.
Photo Study done with oil pastel.
Pointilism photo study. I used a mix of micron pens and oil pastels.
Nice! I have practically no art skills but I think those Micron pens are something I've been searching for my whole life! Can I ask some questions?
-Do they bleed if you set them on the paper to long? Are they a felt tip or or something different? Is 0.15 the smsallest one?
- I need something that's basically like writing with a needle that doesn't bleed. Do you think these are the best thing to try first?
They don't bleed at all ime. The tips are not felt or anything soft, they're like a small plastic nib like a fine tip sharpie. 0.1 is the smallest that I have (and the one I used on this drawing).
I don't really recommend the 0.1 for writing, but the larger sizes work fine for it.
@KnightBrolaire allow me a few tips on improving your drawing/painting work:
ditch the textured paper, it's awful, it impregnates the finished result with an unwanted regular texture that distracts the attention to the work itself. It's supposed to be a learning kind of support but it really isn't. It's harder to get good results with it and should be used purposefully, not just because it's what is at hand. Smooth paper is where the art is...
try to have CLEAN end results. If your drawing doesn't fill the whole sheet area, the unused areas should be immaculate. Clean them if you got them dirty. Best is to not even smudge them to begin with. The drawing/painting is not only what one puts in the support, but also what one doesn't... it's like the pauses and the silence in music... they exist to enhance the sound modeling experience. It's same here, a blank area is like a pause to the visual attention, it's a place where the observer rests his eyes from all the other visual information...
consider a bit more of composition within the page, even if it's a sketch/study and not a "final piece". It will make you feel better about the finished work, and will make it have a more "professional" look.
mixed techniques are ok, but try to blend them a bit more, or have them clearly delimited... having different techniques in the same piece of work should be meaningful, not just because it's an experiment. Obviously, one only knows/learns if one experiments, right? so keep experimenting...??
... and that's all for now...