Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rediscover Life Drawing

Hi, I've been busy rediscovering Life drawing this week. 

I) Spent a great 3 hours at Austin Visual Arts Association, AVAA, on Sunday drawing a Burlesque model, one of my daughters friends as it turned out.  I'm always surprised at what I am rusty at and also what comes to me without effort.  I played mostly with pencils and colored chalk.  The sketches where rough but the colors were flying.  I got a couple of positive comments about the color.
What a great group of Artists, some were like me, keeping it loose.  Others were all into it with water color paint, oils, etc.  I'm very inspired by the experience.

I found the model's Burlesque web site and have saved a couple of pictures so I can continue working on her face.  She had a great jaw line and a dimpled chin...what's not to love about that.
Of course, while in Joann Fabrics, I had to browse the Art supplies section and found a couple of treasures I couldn't live without.

II) Took course:
Lynda courses are the best.  I always learn so much.  You Tubes are also available so I take full advantage of those also.

Things the I have gotten hooked on from and You Tubes:
  • Procreate - for IPad
  • Photoshop & Illustrator - I was already hooked, but continue to learn so much
  • Manga Studio
  • Art Rage - took an intense Lynda course, but need to spend more time with the software at home.
  • Cartooning, digital art, 2-D art courses
Web apps for Photography:
  • ProCamera
  • Hipstamatic
  • Camera +
  • Squaready
  • Filterstorm
  • ScratchCam
  • Panorama
  • Instagram
Other items I love:
  • PixelSquid
  • Photoblend
  • SmugMug
  • Flickr
  • Photobucket
  • Snapfish
  • Photobooky
  • Blurb
  • Pinterinst
  • Tumblr
There is more....but I will save it for another day.

Later, Kelly =;)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Art on the Web

I have been trying out some other social media besides my standard Facebook.  I have found that Pinterest is my favorite for keeping my photos organized.  Instagram of course, has some cool features where I can manipulate photos.

I also have accounts with Wet Canvas, Deviant, Canva, A Singular Creation Art Community aka. ASC, Center for Fine Art Photography and Behance. 

I will be working on cleaning up some of the duplication going forward.
Thanks for your patience.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Lopez Ramp Project

The Lopez Ramp Project is underway: 
The goal of the Ramp Project is to create a tasteful piece of functional sculpture that can be viewed and enjoyed from the ramp user and passers by, while adding to my Father-in-Law's lovely home ascetic.  The piece will be very personal to our family, but will also give anyone who views the ramp something to take away.  

The sculpture base is a Handicap Ramp, [built by the City of Austin for my Sister-in-law Renee].  I have added a striking blue stain to the wood, to coordinate with the house colors, but also let the ramp shine on it's own.  I will be enlisting the Lopez family children to help create small mosaics that will be secured to all sides of the posts.  

I have created digital art using Realism mixed with Abstraction, where Lopez family members are the subjects.  I will be printing and transferring the art onto Plexiglas so that the prints can be seen from inside and outside of the ramp.  The prints will be hanging in between the ramp posts.  

I may also be adding hanging or stationary planters made from "Hyperturfa" - my new word for the day.

Here are some before and after staining photos.  I still have much more to do. If you are on East 2nd street in Austin, Texas, drive or walk by and let me know what you think so far.

Rediscover Life Drawing

Hi, I've been busy rediscovering Life drawing this week.  I) Spent a great 3 hours at Austin Visual Arts Association, AVAA, on Sunday ...