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Empty Glass ~ Oil Painting with Fresco app

Posted May 2020

When I was done drinking the water, I painted the heavy glass that im always staring at. while i drink the water. This is the 2nd painting I made of 'Office'. Hmmmmm...... with what can i fill my glass now? while I'm staying home with no Party work because the Corona Virus situation discourages gatherings.

You can click on this mp4 link to see how i made this painting (the 2nd link listed here). I used the Fresco app. Oil Paint Tools.

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Sean Connery

Posted May 2020

Sometimes when i draw Caricatures of Celebrities that i actually heard of, im trying to make sense out of my own life. My upbringing. the rivers of thoughts and ideas that pass from one generation to another, from one person to another, from the media into and through me. What does the image of Sean Connery mean? Does it develop healthy attitudes? Does it ruin a generation of boys and girls? What sort of impact will the current Germ-o-phobe Pandemic have on the new generation of children?

I started drawing Sean Connery Saturday night. Based on random photos from the internet. Got the most important part of his attitude. But it's late. I feel tired. I don't have to finish.

Finished it Sunday night hehe

Not for sale. I only sell pictures that I make based on things I really see. Or based on my own photos. or my clients own photos.

Follow Up: I was asked why the blue eyebrows. Here is my answer:

I did a beeline to the eyes in the photo that I was looking at. Frequently when i am drawing Caricatures, i am trying to figure out what sort of impact this stuff had had on me ~ like Sean Connery when i was growing up and his persona was supposed to represent Maleness. Yet a vague memory of his movies (i could be wrong) makes me feel..... Womanizer! (is that a word?). I imaged Blue Eyebrows sort of like 'true blue' because i felt as though he'd b trying to fool me into thinking that he can be trusted with his eyes. Blue. Sky. Peaceful. You-can-trust-me Eyes. Even though everything else is screaming Caution!Danger! He's also hiding a dangerous Explosion behind his back. And a Hypnotic 'Flower' to confuse a woman who is about to be burned by his cigarette

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Keep It Simple

Posted May 2020

Wow ~ Through the Past ~ back to the Beginning of my Digital Artwork.

I felt like last night's 'Gold' painting looked more like shiny colored Glass. I felt like giving in to some simple, not based on seeing, formula to paint Gold. That needed a Gradient.

No gradient in Fresco. I don't think there's one in Procreate either. So where was that? Where did i used to make Gradients? Photoshop? No ~ I never got in to really Painting in Photoshop. Aha! Back to Art Studio. The very first app that I used to use ~ haha ~ get this ~ i actually used to suffer through Art Studio At Gigs! with those rubber tipped balloony pens.

So now, not only all the choices for Colors and Opacities and other Properties and BrusheS, I realized that we can also jump back and forth through apps.

I pulled last night's background into Art Studio, and I made the simplest Gradient with the simplest hilights and shadows ~ nothing about real reflections ~ and it looks Gold. What I was aiming for.

Lesson? If I'm making stuff up out of my head, Keep It Simple. On the other hand, if im Really Looking at An Object, then I can really notice the surprising nuances that are Really there.

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Can anyone give me a Krugerrand please?

Posted May 2020

Just messing around in Fresco tonight. Figuring that i really should actually See some plates, walls, bannisters, whatevers ~ made of Gold ~ to know how to paint them. But i don't have any.

im guessing that they would be very reflective ~ showing the colors of the things Around them more than showing some innate yellow color.

so i don't know what i painted

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