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« Reply #475 on: February 12, 2019, 05:46:19 pm »

My new printer arrived today!
And the expedited, 24-hour delivery would have worked perfectly if I had ordered it yesterday and not last Wednesday... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #476 on: February 13, 2019, 05:48:24 am »

That is lovely, rovingjack! Grin
Must admit, my fingers are starting to itch for the brush & palette knife! Haven't done any painting for a while - it will be nice to get back into it, but, having left my stuff at an art workshop for a bit too long, much of my paint and many of my brushes were pillaged before I was able to retrieve them!


thanks, todays adventure was trying out soft pastels for the first time.

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I'm trying to give myself time after making them where I don't look at them it's similar to my writing, If I read my stories after finishing them I'll delete them as trash. but with time I can appreciate them.

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« Reply #477 on: February 13, 2019, 07:22:49 am »

I broke out the charcoal for the first live creating art episode of the week. It's nice to be back at the easel again. I'm not saying it's good, but I did enjoy making it. (a sumi-e japanese landscape style piece made with charcoal on sketch paper.

https://youtu.be/ytIzLFbTZ04






That's pretty good Roving Jack! And I tell you, you are in good company - the YouTube AI, suggested Bob Ross as the next video after yours!

I like that style of landscapes too. I get what you say about using a few lines to suggest a complex landscape.

Yes. The cobalt blue China is mesmerizing, isn't it? Popular enough to travel around the world, China, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, and Mexico (I believe in that order, historically).  Sumi-e in ceramics would be rather difficult, wouldn't it? Normally it was done on paper and black ink. A similar syle in ceramic would be almost like a watercolour.

Look at these Japanese tiles: https://japanobjects.com/features/japanese-ceramic-towns

When trying to reproduce Asian ceramics, the Dutch substituted the subtle tones in cobalt for hatch lines instead. There are many styles of it depending on which culture assimilated it. Some of it is done in very fine lines (Japanese, Dutch), while others are very simple brush strokes like Mexican Talavera.

This was my attempt at reproducing a Mexican Talavera pattern using a very viscous PVC glue over PVC pipe. I first tried "painting with the glue" (top of umbrella holder), and then concluded it was too hard, and I switched to applying it with a syringe.

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« Reply #478 on: February 13, 2019, 09:52:10 am »

That is lovely, rovingjack! Grin
Must admit, my fingers are starting to itch for the brush & palette knife! Haven't done any painting for a while - it will be nice to get back into it, but, having left my stuff at an art workshop for a bit too long, much of my paint and many of my brushes were pillaged before I was able to retrieve them!


thanks, todays adventure was trying out soft pastels for the first time.

Trooping Fairies


I'm trying to give myself time after making them where I don't look at them it's similar to my writing, If I read my stories after finishing them I'll delete them as trash. but with time I can appreciate them.

I am my own worst critic.


I like this venture into colour - keep it up, rovingjack!
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« Reply #479 on: February 13, 2019, 08:03:23 pm »


That's pretty good Roving Jack! And I tell you, you are in good company - the YouTube AI, suggested Bob Ross as the next video after yours!

I like that style of landscapes too. I get what you say about using a few lines to suggest a complex landscape.

Yes. The cobalt blue China is mesmerizing, isn't it? Popular enough to travel around the world, China, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, and Mexico (I believe in that order, historically).  Sumi-e in ceramics would be rather difficult, wouldn't it? Normally it was done on paper and black ink. A similar syle in ceramic would be almost like a watercolour.

Look at these Japanese tiles: https://japanobjects.com/features/japanese-ceramic-towns

When trying to reproduce Asian ceramics, the Dutch substituted the subtle tones in cobalt for hatch lines instead. There are many styles of it depending on which culture assimilated it. Some of it is done in very fine lines (Japanese, Dutch), while others are very simple brush strokes like Mexican Talavera.

This was my attempt at reproducing a Mexican Talavera pattern using a very viscous PVC glue over PVC pipe. I first tried "painting with the glue" (top of umbrella holder), and then concluded it was too hard, and I switched to applying it with a syringe.



my work was inspired by sumie ink, the blue on white ceramics use a style that parallels sumie in techniques using materials suited to ceramics. But now that you rasied the question... if you were working on white clay you might be able to use a sumie ink.

It's just lamp black with a binder. an easy home version would be to burn an oil lamp with a metal spoon in the flame and rinsed periodicall in vodka. The result is a sort of india ink. If you kept the soot dry and enclosed it in something air tight before hitting it with a torch to make sure it was only carbon and no unburned compounds in the soot you get a refine black pigment. If you take either of those and mix them into a hide glue (you can make it using rawhide dog bongs if you like, I've actually been making some from how I cook my food) you have pretty much made an it 'stone' just grind a little off on a whet stone and add water.

so if you can find a binder like they might use in some glazes to add to the lamp black you could maybe make a legitimate sumie ink painted pottery in a kiln so long as it doesn't oxidize the the carbon which there are ways of making sure you don't do (some glazes depend on control of oxygen to get the right colors and effects)


but that is for another time to experiment with. I actually have a list of things to tinker with and they were here first Cheesy so this would have to get in line.

dig the umbrella thing, I thought it was a pen at first, I was like, "man that's some sure small detail." I like the blending/shading around some of the parts around the top.
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« Reply #480 on: February 13, 2019, 11:10:47 pm »

dig the umbrella thing, I thought it was a pen at first, I was like, "man that's some sure small detail." I like the blending/shading around some of the parts around the top.

Ha, ha! That's my next project  Tongue. Actually, pens like that would look very nice. The blending was made by smearing the glue with a q-tip. You have to use disposable brushes, because the glue starts hardening right away from the can. It's very difficult to control. You can easily "tap" features with a q-tip, but the q-tip becomes clogged with a sticky mass after a few uses. The syringe (without needle) works much better because it keeps the glue uncured until after laying a bead down. I don't know if I could even use a needle without getting clogged. That would be very interesting for finer detail.
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« Reply #481 on: February 14, 2019, 05:56:48 am »

the colors don't show up as well here, but this was my experiment with oil pastels. the technique is put down a whole layer of blended colors and then black the whole thing out then scratch through the black to the colors beneath.

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« Reply #482 on: February 15, 2019, 03:55:53 pm »

Came fee for article in magazine. A little, but damn nice. Type I authoritative specialist.
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« Reply #483 on: February 17, 2019, 07:44:54 pm »

Yes. The cobalt blue China is mesmerizing, isn't it? Popular enough to travel around the world, China, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, and Mexico (I believe in that order, historically).  



so the internet was watching the conversation apparently, and this came up in my recommended things today.

http://calamityware.com/products/calamityware-plate-2?variant=509685721
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« Reply #484 on: February 18, 2019, 02:13:47 am »

I will admit to a blue and white collection... Even a Japanese duck! I don't know why, but it just seems somehow soothing to the mind. I have seen red and white collections, but they just aren't the same...

Keep up the art work - I really enjoy seeing it!
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« Reply #485 on: March 07, 2019, 07:02:52 am »

I've gotten an offer for the university of the highlandsand islands
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« Reply #486 on: March 07, 2019, 08:09:29 am »

Yes. The cobalt blue China is mesmerizing, isn't it? Popular enough to travel around the world, China, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, and Mexico (I believe in that order, historically).  



so the internet was watching the conversation apparently, and this came up in my recommended things today.

http://calamityware.com/products/calamityware-plate-2?variant=509685721



Ha ha ha! I missed your post. That's awesome. They're just missing a Cthulu inspired porcelain plate. We all know monsters' penchant for attacking East Asian cities.

I've gotten an offer for the university of the highlandsand islands


Good for you!
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« Reply #487 on: March 07, 2019, 02:58:11 pm »

I've gotten an offer for the university of the highlandsand islands

Oh, very well done, Caledonian!
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« Reply #488 on: March 07, 2019, 08:01:48 pm »

I've gotten an offer for the university of the highlandsand islands
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« Reply #489 on: March 08, 2019, 08:06:43 am »


Ha ha ha! I missed your post. That's awesome. They're just missing a Cthulu inspired porcelain plate. We all know monsters' penchant for attacking East Asian cities.

I'm sure they tried but they had trouble with the strange geometries that drive men mad.

more congrats for getting the offer Caledonian, best start practicing eating haggis with a smile Tongue
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« Reply #490 on: March 08, 2019, 06:17:08 pm »

I've gotten an offer for the university of the highlandsand islands

Congratulations and well done  Smiley
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« Reply #491 on: March 09, 2019, 12:44:40 pm »

I've gotten an offer for the university of the highlandsand islands

Congratulations! May it lead you down many dark and mysterious pathways to discover many new opportunities.

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« Reply #492 on: April 17, 2019, 06:11:12 am »

thanks all for your congratulations! i have to update this news, however, saying i also got an offer from the university of Aberdeen. I have accepted this offer and will be moving to scotland in August. 
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« Reply #493 on: April 17, 2019, 07:26:11 am »

Caledonian moves to Scotland....finally.

Congratulations!
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« Reply #494 on: April 17, 2019, 07:40:17 am »

thanks all for your congratulations! i have to update this news, however, saying i also got an offer from the university of Aberdeen. I have accepted this offer and will be moving to scotland in August. 

Well done, Caledonian!
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« Reply #495 on: April 18, 2019, 07:17:21 am »

This week on my inspired content channel is another round of creating a tabletop game... only I started with a theme of retro-future raygun gothic pulp science fiction, and a desire to do something more adventure story telling but unsure if I would do a board game or a card game. So I figured I'd play with making both until one fell too far behind for the time being. Well I think I am on course to have two games to play test by the end of the week.

"Captain Rita Raygun's Thrilling Interplanetary Adventures" the card game

and I still figuring out the name for the Board game, But I feel like it too may be a "Captain Rita Raygun" Game.
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« Reply #496 on: April 20, 2019, 05:26:21 am »

I had the day off. I mean, not by choice, (there are injuries involved--I mean, it IS me, we're talking about) but a day off is a day off, right?

So what the day hath wrought: Power outage for around 5 hours due to "multiple tornado systems" or someothersuchsillinessasallthat, writing 427 words on a character I created bloody years ago, starting on a 2,500 word-limit short story (set in a desert world I created (also bloody years ago)), and repairing my bowler hat that was crushed in the move.

It's now a tramp-esq tophat. And I must say, it looks damn fine on me.

So yeah, basically I'm doing the same as I ever do, and this is my "surprise" pop in where I drop off and hang for a few days before disappearing back into the Aether.
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« Reply #497 on: April 20, 2019, 11:06:09 am »

Welcome back, I was wondering where you had got to.
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« Reply #498 on: April 20, 2019, 04:35:15 pm »

Indeed, welcome back Xenos - you have been missed!
You moved? What has been happening in your world?
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« Reply #499 on: April 21, 2019, 04:00:12 am »

Moved a while ago, just now getting some of the boxes unpacked. Found all of my old Gandalf action figures, so that was fun.

As to the "my world," well, suffice to say more of the same, with a few extra health issues (mostly heart related).

What else?  Uh...  Gods, I can't recall.  I'm going to see Maiden this July, Styx this June, might get to meet John Cleese and Ron Pearlman this summer as well, and for the first time in my adult life, I have a disposable income. And I mean, I actually have money to do all of the above, while still putting back for retirement (gotta star thinking about that, I'm coming up on the middle years), AND putting back to buy a bevy of new instruments (is a whole slew of guitars and basses a bevy?). 

OH, and this is a happy, too! I'm getting my mental health treated properly!  I've even found a med that works with my bipolar, one that works with my PTSD, and next week they may get one for my insomnia!

GO ME.
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