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    I decorated my apartment door for Halloween:

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    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I decorated my apartment door for Halloween:

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    Optimally autumnal.

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    Things that bug me: Posting pictures that come out sideways!
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Things that bug me: Posting pictures that come out sideways!
    I don’t get why it does that! It bugs me, too!

    I don’t know if the ribbon reads as “wind blowing leaves around” as I intended and not “vines”, but either one fits.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Things that bug me: Posting pictures that come out sideways!
    Same.

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    Here's wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween.

    However, if the urge to do the Monster Mash becomes overwhelming, try to keep six freaks apart and wear your environmental suit.


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    This is an older digital painting, but with the passing of Sean Connery it seemed like a good time to pull it out of the archives.

    I grew up with the lesser Bond replacements, but did come to appreciate the actor as an film icon and emblematic of the time in which the 007 series was conceived.


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    My fav is the rain on the spacesuit..

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    I'm trying some mixed media, pen sketch with digital colors. It's loosely based on a classic sci-trope. The hero of the story does something heroic for the tribe he or she finds and receives virtually nothing for his or her efforts. Decades later, the tribe finds a gold vein and starts commemorating the hero with epic proportions and gold leaf. The hero's broken goggles have been transformed to horns, the gun is obscured in a powerful halo and the space suit has been rendered as armor. Of course, this "relic" is worth more than anything the hero has gained.
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    With this epidemic raging, we'll just be having a small outdoor get-together with plenty of distance. I'm sure it'll be fine.

    Said somebody once a long time ago.


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    I want to say "nice" or "Lol", but I'm afraid it will bring on the Staypuft Marshmellow Man or something.

    Do you have a website for your artwork?
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    I love your work, Selenite!
    We, of course, had Thanksgiving on Saturday but will be doing the full course of leftovers today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Do you have a website for your artwork?
    Hi Solfe. Nah, no website at present. Just think of these as a CQ exclusive for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    We, of course, had Thanksgiving on Saturday but will be doing the full course of leftovers today.
    Thanks, Trebuchet. I remember reading about your early Thanksgiving holiday dinner.

    Our Thanksgiving this year has pretty much been distilled down into exchanging goodies on family member's door steps. Pies, casseroles, fried dough, Kind of a doleful substitute for the real thing, but it does keep the the usual family squabbles in quarantine.

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    I love the warmth, the humanity in your art.

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    "Equal Legs"
    Acrylic on Canvas. 28" x 28"


    This was an experiment to turn a square canvas into a series of isosceles triangles.

    An isosceles triangle was defined by the Greek mathematician Euclid as any triangle with at least two equal legs. "Isos" meaning "equal" and "skelos" meaning "legs."

    The art is intended to be hung on its corner, known as a Lozenge Composition.

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    I like it. And they're not only isosceles, they're right isosceles triangles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
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    "Equal Legs"
    Acrylic on Canvas. 28" x 28"


    This was an experiment to turn a square canvas into a series of isosceles triangles.

    An isosceles triangle was defined by the Greek mathematician Euclid as any triangle with at least two equal legs. "Isos" meaning "equal" and "skelos" meaning "legs."

    The art is intended to be hung on its corner, known as a Lozenge Composition.
    Nice! But I weirdly wanted it to continue down to infinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Nice! But I weirdly wanted it to continue down to infinity.
    Thanks you for the compliment. But for that, you'd need to peruse this:

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    "Transcendence"
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    20" x 20"

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    I finished another painting this week.

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    "Ace Queue"
    Acrylic on Canvas
    16" x 12"

    More info here.

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    I like the skewed interpretation.

    And to those people who think that anyone can make these: yes, in MS Paint. Try to do it clean, straight and sharp on a real canvas with real paint and then we'll speak.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    There's an interesting optical effect happening for me in this last work, jamesabrown. The right side of the large blue rectangle does not appear parallel to the left side, although I know that it is. It looks like the block is longer across the top than across the bottom. I think it's caused by the yellow wedge in the upper right corner. Does anyone else experience this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    There's an interesting optical effect happening for me in this last work, jamesabrown. The right side of the large blue rectangle does not appear parallel to the left side, although I know that it is. It looks like the block is longer across the top than across the bottom. I think it's caused by the yellow wedge in the upper right corner. Does anyone else experience this?
    I do.

    I love oil painting myself but have no hand at executing this style. The purity of color, the sharpness of lines and definition space defy me. I very much like this whole series of paintings because the process and effect is a total mystery to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    There's an interesting optical effect happening for me in this last work, jamesabrown. The right side of the large blue rectangle does not appear parallel to the left side, although I know that it is. It looks like the block is longer across the top than across the bottom. I think it's caused by the yellow wedge in the upper right corner. Does anyone else experience this?
    I do too.
    It is like the river running uphill illusion, which seems to be caused by adjacent triangles of road or sky.
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    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    There's an interesting optical effect happening for me in this last work, jamesabrown. The right side of the large blue rectangle does not appear parallel to the left side, although I know that it is. It looks like the block is longer across the top than across the bottom. I think it's caused by the yellow wedge in the upper right corner. Does anyone else experience this?
    I didn't notice that until I read your post; now I can't NOT see it!
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    I've mashed up my love of Disney and D&D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I've mashed up my love of Disney and D&D.

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    Nice! It almost makes me want to create a campaign based on the parks...
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Nice! It almost makes me want to create a campaign based on the parks...
    When I was like 10-12, D&D was a big thing but the content was/is fairly limited. Not just the shear number of modules, but the tone and such is limited by the player's personal preferences. So 50 or 100 choices is really like 10 or 12 for every player. You like what you like. That creates a cycle were the player is introduced to the module, then they present the module themselves in replay. The story gains some replayability by either introducing it to others, or by placing a twist on it so it is disguised. By the time you have your own kids, you see the cycle start again.

    It is very much like some beloved concept, camping, Disney, etc. The activity is the same, but different depending on where you are in the cycle. This naturally leads to the idea of maps, guides, handbooks, t-shirts. I find it amusing that there would be some sort of insignia, brochure or mission patch for an old game because they are simply done that much.

    Back to the art. I have this old set of "professional markers", which completely lack the palette necessary for artwork. The colors vaguely match, but not enough to do what I want. I decided to put them in my desk drawer at work and use them up. I don't really have the time at work to doing anything except rough doodles.

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    I basically try to work on one skill or idea at a time. Spacing, color, a key concept, etc. none of which is done very well but still counts as practice on a skill I don't really possess, but could some day. It also eliminates the idea of "wasting" as set of marks through ill-use.

    These sketches get run through Inkscape, where I can get pretty results that are much better (also a skill that is not so hot, yet...)

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    "Shore Lines"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I like to draw Iron Man. Did I share that already? I can't remember.
    You know what would be a good subject, Musk's funny comments, he maybe jokingly he now calls himself 'Imperator of Mars' a transition from Tony Stark to Lex Luthor is something Noclevername said to describe it. I don't know if there were many toons of JFK, von Braun, Howard Hughes back in the day but in movies and the comicbooks Ironman's father 'Howard Stark' gives off that Howard Hughes vibe, I believe the Ironman character Tony Stark was inspired by the real-life story of Howard Hughes

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    I've spent too much time on the computer. My hands are all stiff and crampy from typing, so my drawing is rough today. I've been looking at a lot of David Macaulay's work and tried out some horses in his style.

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    For the above, I did a pencil sketch and went over with ink before using an eraser to clean it up. I'm still trying to process that technique because I see "pencil" and "ink" as two different tools for two different results. I don't like to mix them up.
    Solfe

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