Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bright Blogger app Orange

Test post with the extremely bright orange Blogger app. Sure hope they give us the option of changing the damn color.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Painting on traditional gesso

In progress. Worked on verdaccio and now glazing and coloring.

The gesso is so smooth!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Painting on traditional gesso

All the efforts of making traditional rabbit skin gesso is proving to be well worth it. So smooth. The absorbency and translucency surpass acrylic primer/gesso.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Skull painting timelapse test

Testing a timelapse video controlling my Canon Xti with the iPhone app

Constructed the transmitter, plugged it into the headphone jack, and it triggers the shutter. Timelapse created in Quicktime Pro. About $15 spent. Groovy.

Doesn't look like much in the video. This is about 4 or 5 hours of work. Glazing and building up forms...tedium.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WIP Stage 4, March 30, 2011

Oil on panel, 8.5" x 9.5"

So much trouble color correcting in Lightroom. Too yellow. Probably re-edit in Photoshop. Ugh. Slow computer sux.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Framed Dollhead #1

 Finally completed and framed the first dollhead. Frame construction is really rugged. Still trying to figure it out and what material to use for the next ones: plaster or polymer clay or a combination of both. Or epoxy clay. Or resin. Or a plywood base with the sculpt on top. Ugh.

What I am in the process of figuring out is how to make a cast of the face of the frame (preferably with the walls included) so it can be a single piece. The obstacles I am facing is the depth of the shadowbox and how and if the silicone mold will hold.

So, the process next is to sculpt the face and walls of the shadowbox in polymer clay. Get it perfect in dimensions and symmetry, then make a silicone mold. Figure out what casting material to use. Then make 400 of them. Right.

I gotta get these done...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Animation Creator for iPhone

Quick little test using Animation Creator for iPhone. Pretty damn neat. I think I'll have fun with this one.