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April 30, 2020

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KC

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.)

theQueen

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.

KC

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?!

theQueen

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.

KC

Oops. That is one benefit of digital art: there is an "undo" function. Sigh. (I suppose that's also a negative of digital art?)

theQueen

KC - oh, there’s and undo - or a redo - in oil paint. Watercolor is the really unforgiving one.

KC

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?)

theQueen

KC - nope, you just paint over like you would a wall.

KC

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?)

theQueen

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.

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