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This week the cenote went from this ...
... to this, which took a lot of work but doesn’t seem that different, unless worse. Essentially I darkened some things and lightened some things and I will no doubt undo all of that. And I drew where a tree will be.
The teacup went from this ...
to this ...
Posted at 08:10 AM in Miscellaneous Mockery | Permalink
Massive improvement on the teacup! Although something in that is making me think the handle is affixed on a diagonal instead of matching top-and-bottom points like teacup handles normally are, but I do not know *what* - it looks like the bottom of the handle is farther forward than the top.
(also, I really like the tree. But I am specifically partial to trees, even when they do not have any leaves on them yet.)
April 30, 2020 at 04:08 PM
KC - good catch on the cup. The points where they meet the cup should both either be in front of the cup or both behind - it looks like the bottom one is in front and the top is ambiguous at best.
May 01, 2020 at 12:03 PM
3D geometry is fascinating, even when you're flattening it to 2D.
I will continue to watch your progress eagerly! It does not have to be perfect to be pretty thoroughly impressive, and I am also looking forward to when/if you crack the "paint loose" code and whether that can in any way be imitated, as I am by default a detail/fussy art-producing person and loose is so cool and also useful for implying motion and life and whatnot... but *how* to get there?!
May 01, 2020 at 08:02 PM
KC - don’t ask me. I’ve already been so loose that I painted over the light / dark part in the foreground that I liked.
May 03, 2020 at 09:39 AM
Oops. That is one benefit of digital art: there is an "undo" function. Sigh. (I suppose that's also a negative of digital art?)
May 03, 2020 at 04:30 PM
KC - oh, there’s and undo - or a redo - in oil paint. Watercolor is the really unforgiving one.
May 03, 2020 at 09:38 PM
Do you take a layer of paint off? Does that work after it has dried, or only before your newly-applied paint is on? Curious Minds Want To Know! (okay, only one curious mind.)
And yes. I am not good buddies with watercolor; watercolor pencils, yes, but not watercolor itself. (also: Derwent Inktense is *magic* and I highly recommend it but keep an eye on the price, since it fluctuates from 1x to 5x for the same set and that is... slightly insane?)
May 03, 2020 at 11:19 PM
KC - nope, you just paint over like you would a wall.
May 04, 2020 at 01:02 PM
And get an increasingly texturally/topographically interesting painting? That could be pretty cool, actually... (but doesn't that make the top layer brush-strokes a little more challenging, a la wall painting over totally smooth drywall vs. painting over stucco?)
May 04, 2020 at 10:56 PM
KC - some people scrub off previous layers with turpentine, some get out sandpaper, I just paint over. I am not at that level where all is perfect except the brushstrokes.
May 05, 2020 at 02:40 PM
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