I’ve been making art almost daily, but for some reason I’ve been fixated on creating science fictional scenes. Digital art, and especially the fractal art, lends itself very well to this. I started teaching myself digital art in order to create covers for my own work, especially short stories as it wasn’t economically feasible to… Read More Space Art
So this is not my usual style.. oh, who am I kidding. I don’t have a ‘usual style’ it’s whatever catches my attention long enough to noodle around until I create something that amuses me. In this case, using Mandelbulb 3D for the ‘pipe organ’ and then adding an organist with keyboard in Photoshop. It’s… Read More The Mad Pipe Organist
Artwork from the last week or so. Mixed bag of traditional and digital!
I occasionally post an image of my artwork on facebook, and people surprise me with the ideas they pull out of the art. So this is a place where you could come, look, and possibly find the spark of a tale. All of these pieces were created using Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8, with… Read More Visual Story Prompts
Quiet day today, taking care of household minutiae. And in the interstices, learning a new art program. I’ve been working with Apophysis for more than a year, creative fractal flames that are amazingly diverse, from organic, abstract, to highly geometric and organized. I’ve had Mandelbulb for just as long. The problem has been one that… Read More And Then, Art
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I have a lot of books on art. Not as many as I used to, sadly, but still, more than I probably need. Books! must have books. Ok, so I hoard books like some kind of dragon librarian. And the art books are meant to learn from, which means that sitting on the shelf they… Read More Review: Art Books, Part I
I’ve been messing around with digital art again, since unburying my desk and freeing up my pentablet for use again. I need to work on my skills, but so far I’ve done two completely different things… Well, ok, the windows are similar!
Well, it’s early, anyway. There are clouds hiding the sun, and it’s chilly out there in Southern Ohio today. I have been sitting here for a half-hour trying to think about what to blog on this morning. So far, it would either be me musing on what makes an adult, or how to deal with… Read More Bright and Early
I was thinking about art this morning. I have so many options. I’ve got my 7″ android tablet, which has nifty drawing apps, and a capacitive paintbrush I bought, although I still prefer my own fingertips on that. I have a pentablet, not an expensive one, but it still amazes me what I can do… Read More State of the Art
The last few times I’ve flown, the TSA has been peculiarly interested in my hair. I normally wear it twisted up in a bun and secured with a clip or hairsticks. I actually asked about the hairsticks one time, as they are hardened teak, sharp, and could readily become a weapon. I was told they… Read More Traveler’s Travails
Again with the doodle before class. I need to figure out a better way than the touchpad of my laptop. It limits me in many ways, and although that in itself is a challenge, to see what I can create within those limits, it means I can’t let my brain stretch its wings fully. Tomorrow,… Read More Artfully: Day 3