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10/3/14 02:03 pm

A while back I bought a set of Photoshop actions that mimic cartooning and painting on photographs, and they do work. Some actions work better on some photos, some actions work better on others. Here's a representative example of a few.

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6/7/13 01:39 pm - This post is just to say...

...well, not to say much of anything but to serve as a place to store a copy of a painting that I fell in love with and want to remind myself exists later on, when I can see if there are prints available or something like that.

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2/18/13 01:49 pm

A while back [personal profile] ailelie came up with an idea for an e-zine devoted to quality genre literature, essays, and poetry about queer women. Fast-forward through a successful Kickstarter, and the first issue of Plunge is now out!

P.S. I contributed a piece of artwork, but I won't link you directly to it. You'll just have to poke through until you find it. :)

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9/18/12 09:42 am

Paleolithic cave paintings using animation effects. Short version: cave paintings in France often depicted animals with multiple body parts, like multiple legs or tails. The current thinking is that as the paintings were viewed by torchlight, the flickering light would produce an animation effect.

Yup, Stone Age animated gifs.

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8/13/12 11:35 am

I'm enrolled in an online digital painting course and although it doesn't start officially for a month, the instructor opened up the forum and encouraged us to introduce ourselves, talk, and ask questions. The instructor lives in China, and so far there are students (of all artistic levels and experience!) from the U.S., Chile, Australia, France, Ireland, Japan, Wales, Venezuela, Sweden, Malaysia, and India.

I LOVE LIVING IN THE FUTURE


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7/25/12 09:45 pm - Aaaart!


Ninefox Gambit
by =sfolse on deviantART

Commissioned for [personal profile] yhlee's WIP Ninefox Gambit.

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7/9/12 09:08 pm

Hah! I have discovered something about my husband! Toby can't furrow his brow to save his life.

I was trying to work on the furrowed brow of the subject of my current painting for [personal profile] yhlee (check my new DeviantArt for original works for in-progress images) and needed lighting reference to see what the all-impotant vertical lines between the brows would look like when lit from below. So off to shine a flashlight in Toby's eyes, and it turns out that when he tries to look annoyed or angry, the flesh between his brows mostly ends up looking like normal. Me poking his brow trying to model it didn't help any, either.

I eventually found a line I could look at in vanishingly small increments of time as Toby attempted to think evil thoughts (he reported that it was his work and Jenny McCarthy he was trying to think about, both of which are guaranteed to get him fuming), but it was touch and go there for a while.

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6/26/12 05:58 pm

Now this is a 3D rendered scene done right - I didn't realize it wasn't a digital painting until I read the description. :)

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6/17/12 07:53 pm

Speedpaint from a picture I took with Toby's phone in a park in Cardiff in 2010.


Cardiff Park
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6/7/12 01:03 pm - Right.

ETA: First came, and first served. Keep an eye on this space (er, this journal) for the next slot! XD

So ... is there anyone out there who'd like an art commission? Because I'm looking at expensive camera (1) bags (2) and I really don't want to drop what cash I have now on one or two* and that costume commission, if it happens, won't happen until fall.

Can't start this weekend, as we're visiting family. And first-come, first-serve as I don't want to create a waiting list because I tend to disappoint people when I have a waiting list oh dear god i just realized i have, like, two-year-old commissions waiting from charity auctions AAAaUUUGGHHHH!.





* I like the traditional one because it's got multiple carrying options and is good for long-haul things, like trips involving airports, but I like the girly ones because they don't look like camera bags.

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