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Aeesha

Posted 15 days ago

I did it! After yesterday's post, I went back into the Gold Painting tonight. To really make it Glow. I feel successfully accomplished. I applied my studies about making the Gold glow, and it worked. New Digital tools for traditional Art Skills. I painted it with the Fresco app.

and while I was at it, I also fixed the Likeness. I was only focused on the Gold last night, but i figured that Likeness is important too. Afterall, I am a Caricature Artist.

Following is what I had written yesterday. I'm really looking forwarding to seeing this Post because I'm planning on posting yesterday's unfinished Painting right next to tonight's finished one.

Yeow. Could this b too hard for me? Frustrated when I started this Painting.

I felt icked out by all the Gold. And her deadpan expressions (Aeesha from Guardians of the Galaxy). But worst of all, Not my favorite type of Lighting. She's practically always Backlit. Who wants to paint That??

and, not having been set-up to make things easy for an Artist, she also has 2ndary lighting. From The Top!! Don't we always use Rembrandt Lighting?

But i did it anyway. Just started getting good, I feel like I can paint anything. I just started to be able to impose my previous Gold Studies on it, when i said "Why am i staying up all night doing this?"

Maybe I'll work on it again someday.

I even made the Lit Up throne behind Aeesha. To account for the aghk back-lighting. Wow ~ I am feeling so accomplished. This feels so satisfying

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Memory Painting ~ Northern CA

Posted 16 days ago

What a great experience. I ended up making this scene from the walk I took One Time ~ 6 years ago. Lost in Northern CA.

Amazing that one of the people I was with chose the same scene! But as we were coming up to it ~ with deer and trees ~ oh. My painting shows it as we passed it ~ with more details about the houses.

You can click on the 2nd link here to see what it took to make my memory visible:

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Mothers Day Artist

Posted 16 days ago

Aghk!! So many pictures I want to draw, but I can only do One at a time.

  1. Having been interested in drawing Gold lately, having been studying that, imagine my surprise to see my friend watching Guardians of the Galaxy. I had never yet watched that, so seeing Gold Aeesha sitting on Gold throne felt like something I must draw. At my first opportunity.
  2. But today is Mothers Day. I had planned on phoning my family to arrange for a remote Celebration. I want to ask them to remember any scene from a place where we got lost over 5 years ago. We walked around for over an hour. Lost. And it was the Only time we were ever in that place. Ever. I felt like it would be interesting to see if we chose the Same scene from the walk. Or it would be interesting to see if we can remember the other person's scene.
  3. But oh, while I ate my breakfast outside, as is my habit, I was looking at our little plum tree. I felt inspired to draw just what i see as im seeing it. with No plans for a finished picture. At that time, i was seeing only the point where the first branches start at the trunk. Yes ~ I would really like to do that. I'm into Meditation and mind focus very much. But it's the Opposite of the Memory Drawing that i planned for today (see #2). ~ which would be the personal connection that i want so much.

Oh what to draw? What to do?? There are so many other things calling to me besides drawing. Figure out how to use the big Mothers Day Gift i just got. Bake the brownies i prepared to bake for Mothers Day. ETC. Oh, what to do?

Aaaah. Just one at a time. I am Now typing to you. Next ~ read Bible

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Gold Letters

Posted 19 days ago

Tonight I got to studying the way other Artists draw Gold ~ the way they do in the ads for Casino Apps. I started by looking at some examples on the Internet. As usual, the experience wasn't what I expected it to be. Here you can see my Study. And if you click the 2nd Link below it, you can see the Video of how it progressed:

20200508AlisonsCaricaturesGoldLetteringVideo.mp4

I decided to start by studying the way they colored their Lettering. I chose the one that looked the Goldest. I started copying it (I only wanted to use the Fresco app ~ even though, of course, the other Artists used much smoother supplies. I just only want to use Fresco.)

Aghk. Who would think that I would have trouble drawing the Letter G in the block form that I was seeing. I wanted to copy exactly at the start. To see just what the other Artist did.

That was fun. I got hold of myself, and finally approached it more as Shapes than as the lettering that I Always do.

Then I copied the Colors. I learned the sort of details and extra shapes that the other Artist put in to the basically shaded planes. I learned that even the Lightest Colored Plane had some very dark areas because of the Goldness. And I already knew impose Dark around the Lightshine areas. The Letter G was handled awkwardly. While I was studying. Then I had to look at it, and Make it happen. Turn this thing into a Professional Gold Letter.

Then I did the letter O. Much more quickly. I already knew what this Artist did from having studied the first letter. I was on my own more. Just applying what I learned.

I couldn't tell if it was looking as Gold as I wanted. Because I was too close to the break-down. Not sure, so I decided to study a Different style of Gold Lettering for the 3rd letter. The L. I wasn't expecting this style to look Golder, but I feel like it did. Go figure.

If I remember this stuff, I will probably maybe have more pizzazz in what i see when I'm looking at something that's really gold. More pizzazz in making it up in the more likely event that I would be expected to impose Goldness into an imaginary picture.

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