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I've continually had a liking for the mystical, but it wasn't until I matured a little iota that I discovered John Maus!
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 Post subject: More Enthusiast Art
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:41 pm 
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I was elated to get a graphics tablet for Christmas. I have pretty much been playing with it nonstop and this is what I came up with for my first project:
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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
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That is so awesome! Who knows maybe you'll be making art for an album cover of his in the future at the rate you're going! keep it up Jaime :happy:


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That would be a dream! When I shipped myself off to art school it was always my ambition to get into illustration specifically for record covers and gig flyers, but became disillusioned with the advertising angle. I realise there is some fine creative work involved in the adverts, but I can't muster much enthusiasm for conceptualising package design for Jiffy Pop or something like that. I always wanted to create an iconic image that would capture the imagination in some way, something people would stare at while spinning their wax that would yield a strange power of cognitive memory just by being looked at. But for now, I dabble, and I really enjoy fan art and portraits of my favorite people.
Thanks for your kind words of support, App. I'm hoping to improve a lot over the next year with a more varied range of tools and influences. Of course I can't help feeling presumptuous for the slightest inclination to take myself seriously with this, but I'm working on that, too


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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
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:float: this is great, i like what you chose.. john taking in some water in exhaustion.. is this a tracing or done by eye? how long did it take you?


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Thanks, Hugo. This is done by eye with the Art Rage software, which helpfully allows you to pin pics to your canvas for reference just like in real life |:o Took me a few hours over a few days. I need to work out how to export .ptg images at higher resolutions (this stuff is all new to me at the moment).


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I didn't want to start a new thread for this so I'll just put this here. Something I've been working on in printmaking class:
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wow!


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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
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adri wrote:
I didn't want to start a new thread for this so I'll just put this here. Something I've been working on in printmaking class:
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Stunning, Adri. Is it a linocut? I would love a copy of your print!


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:) It's an etching with aquatint
I've got a bunch of other plates I'm working on at the moment, so it might be a while before I get around to finishing this one, but I'll be sure to keep you in mind when I'm making copies :)


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Thank you, Adri. I'd really appreciate that. If it looks that good now, I can't wait to see it finished!

The very talented Eugenia has been showing me some of her digital collage tricks and I sincerely hope I don't shame her with my first effort, but here it is, "Supernova of Solitude" (pretentious enough title?):

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As this is the first time I've played around with this medium, I'm expecting this to be my worst collage. I tried to incorporate visuals I get when I listen to John's music. It always strikes me as sounding hauntingly sacrosanct as a ruined churchyard, with something eternal and intangibly vast in its scope. And the missiles reminded me of "Pure Rockets."


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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
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adri wrote:
I didn't want to start a new thread for this so I'll just put this here. Something I've been working on in printmaking class:
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This is unbelievable. Great work. The others are great too.


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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:23 am 
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Me again. This will be part of a series hoping to capture the intensity of John Maus's live performances.
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THE CLAW by vmkladylazarus, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:21 pm 
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I like all of these pictures, they have enthused me.


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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:10 am 
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Thank you. I am glad!


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 Post subject: Re: More Enthusiast Art
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Another one of mine:
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John Maus - I Am Facing You by vmkladylazarus, on Flickr


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