The Couch

Miscellaneous (P)Arts

Comments on Miscellaneous (P)Arts

Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
Posted 12/03/05 - 8:10 PM:
Subject: Miscellaneous (P)Arts
This is a thread for images. Post what you like.

libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
Posted 12/03/05 - 10:02 PM:

this is my most recent painting:

"never just a simple conversation"

Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
Posted 12/07/05 - 1:31 AM:

libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
Posted 12/07/05 - 3:29 PM:

wow! i love that one! clap
Paul
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Location: Northern California

Total Topics: 13
Total Comments: 370
Avatar Paul
Posted 12/07/05 - 6:47 PM:

lib, yours makes me think of a deep sea expedition... a couple of strange somewhat octopus-like underwater creatures reaching out to each other.
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
Posted 12/07/05 - 6:48 PM:

cool!
Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
Posted 12/09/05 - 4:19 AM:

why don't you post a pic, Paul. whee

Paul
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Location: Northern California

Total Topics: 13
Total Comments: 370
Avatar Paul
Posted 12/09/05 - 10:57 AM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
why don't you post a pic, Paul. whee


Because I have no artistic talent or taste.

If I may arrange a quick cheat, here's what I get from applying cubistic, oil painting, gimpresionist and cartoon transformations to a random photo in the GIMP:
Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
Posted 12/09/05 - 3:04 PM:

Paul wrote:
Because I have no artistic talent or taste.


You are lying.hmm You write thoughtful Sci-Fi or Spec. Fic., which is a higher form of art all together. And most people don't have taste anyway, so any ugly pretense to having taste, is part of having it.




















libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
#10 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/09/05 - 3:40 PM:

Paul wrote:
Because I have no artistic talent or taste.

yes you do, silly. sticking out tongue
Paul wrote:
If I may arrange a quick cheat, here's what I get from applying cubistic, oil painting, gimpresionist and cartoon transformations to a random photo in the GIMP

i dig it.

here's one of my digital art pieces:

"the garden"

Paul
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Location: Northern California

Total Topics: 13
Total Comments: 370
Avatar Paul
#11 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/10/05 - 2:09 AM:

It looks a bit hot. Death Valley garden in the summer?

Nihil Loc wrote:
You are lying.hmm You write thoughtful Sci-Fi or Spec. Fic., which is a higher form of art all together.


I meant visual art, along the lines of drawing or painting (and carving too), which my high school art class teacher could verify my inability at. I'm good at photography, and I suppose my best created visual art came in my qbasic games (which I'd get a screenshot from for the thread, except not having Windows anymore I can't run qbasic).
Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
#12 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/10/05 - 3:26 PM:

I always thought it would be an interesting practice, as a hobby maybe, to recreate photographic stills from novels -- a medium inbetween the novel and moving picture of a novel. Or turning a painting into a life size set and taking a picture of it.

Photography is awesome. Esp. in National Geo, and Life magazines.
This pic is looking towards my house over a ridge. The red dot marks the location of my home.


libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
#13 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/12/05 - 6:41 PM:

Paul wrote:
It looks a bit hot. Death Valley garden in the summer?

interesting. while the colors are warm, i somehow don't think of it as being a warm place, although it does have 2 suns in it. strangely it makes me think of the stone garden of the white witch, in 'the lion, the witch and the wardrobe'. i have no idea why.

Nihil wrote:
I always thought it would be an interesting practice, as a hobby maybe, to recreate photographic stills from novels

which scene from which novel would you start with? just curious.

this one started out as a pencil and paper drawing and then i enhanced the shading and contrast in photoshop:

"unveiling the sleeping giant"

Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
#14 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/14/05 - 7:50 PM:

lib wrote:
"unveiling the sleeping giant"


It looks like a wood carving. A giant sleeping in the base of yggdrassil, maybe.

lib wrote:
which scene from which novel would you start with? just curious.


There are an infinite number of scenes. Some might be more symbolic, and surreal than true to the novels:

~Sartre's Chestnut Tree in Nausea (In a stereotyped French eviron, a Blvd. somewhere near water with the tree in a square of cobblestones, with a brooding storm coming on, and a crumpled newspaper in the foreground; maybe also a large basalt stone.)

~Grendel's Mere, from Beowulf. (A large mouthed cavern in Scandinavinan country that overlooks a placid marsh. I'd want to get the teeth of the cave jutting out over the water, a shadowy space, a reflection, in bright summer light)

~Photos of J.G. Ballard's Concrete Island ( A large empty and hidden weedy space formed from highway intersections, filled with industrial junk, old cars, a degrading earth broken cemetary. Maybe a hazey twilight pic of the brain damaged giant, or bum, sifting through trash in the distance.)

~Argentinian Streets and Landscapes from Borgesian Short Stories (The Paris of South America, A Desert Pic for the Immortal, the Zohar Coin on the wood counter of a pub, A Hedge Labyrinth, An Old Library, et cetera.)

For Paul ~ Malachi Constant's Pool the morning after one of his lavish parties, from Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan. (Cigarrettes, and Millionaire Decadence in a Too Blue Hollywood Pool).

Too bad some of the Sci Fi scenes are so surreal, you'd have to be wastefully rich to recreate a tangible scene to photograph.

Paul
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Location: Northern California

Total Topics: 13
Total Comments: 370
Avatar Paul
#15 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/15/05 - 2:31 AM:

That's a good Vonnegutian choice. I'd also like to see John at the top of Mount McCabe lying on his back thumbing his nose at the end of Cat's Cradle. Dr. Hoenikker trying to play with his terrified son. The bag lady walking by the Rosewater Foundation's building from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The paintings from Bluebeard.

Maybe the integral from "We" hovering over the One State, the pattern from Zelazny's Amber (though that one's a bit hard to create).

you'd have to be wastefully rich to recreate a tangible scene to photograph.

Hollywood spends that money all the time. Though these days they have more effects to fake it.

Edited by Paul on 12/15/05 - 2:51 AM
Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
#16 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/16/05 - 1:49 AM:

Cool, this photography thing is going to be fun. Tried to take a picture of my blue-lighted Christmas tree in the dark. Found that one can move during a slow shudder to produce patterns of movement.









libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
#17 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/16/05 - 1:53 AM:

i need to get a camera with a slow shutter speed. those are cool. i especially like #3 and #5.
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
#18 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/16/05 - 10:39 AM:

another digital art piece:

Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
#19 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/16/05 - 5:08 PM:

lib,

What digital art programs do you use to make your artwork?
Paul
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Location: Northern California

Total Topics: 13
Total Comments: 370
Avatar Paul
#20 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/16/05 - 8:14 PM:

I see a (colorful) rip in the space-time continuum there, but I see those everywhere (somebody should really get around to fixing them all).

In the digital realm, here are three renditions of a screenshot of my Kolf high score, which I'm very proud of. :p The bottom one is something odd but interesting which happened when I clicked something.




Edited by Paul on 12/16/05 - 8:22 PM
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
#21 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/16/05 - 8:44 PM:

Paul wrote:
I see a (colorful) rip in the space-time continuum there, but I see those everywhere

heh, don't we all.
Nihil wrote:
What digital art programs do you use to make your artwork?

i use adobe photoshop.
Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
#22 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/19/05 - 11:55 PM:

Speaking of the fusion of photography and chalk painting in perspective, check out Julian Beever's Pavement Drawings

That is good art!
Nihil Loc
Senior Member
Avatar

Usergroup: Members
Joined: Oct 16, 2005

Total Topics: 56
Total Comments: 864
#23 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/24/05 - 11:01 PM:









Cheating
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
#24 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/25/05 - 11:52 PM:

that beever guy has some amazing skill.

Nihil wrote:
Cheating
how so?
libertygrl
Administrator
Avatar

Usergroup: Administrators
Joined: Apr 16, 2005
Location: San Francisco

Total Topics: 425
Total Comments: 4672
#25 - Quote - Permalink
Posted 12/28/05 - 3:58 PM:

oh, i see... you mean the symmetry. it's a cool effect.



Edited by libertygrl on 12/28/05 - 4:02 PM
Search thread for
Download thread as
  • 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5



Sorry, you don't have permission . Log in, or register if you haven't yet.



Acknowledgements:

Couch logo design by Midnight_Monk. The photo hanging above the couch was taken by Paul.

Powered by WSN Forum. Free smileys here.
Special thanks to Maria Cristina, Jesse , Echolist Directory, The Star Online,
Hosting Free Webs, and dmoz.org for referring visitors to this site!

Copyright notice:

Except where noted otherwise, copyright belongs to respective authors
for artwork, photography and text posted in this forum.