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#1601  Postby felltoearth » Nov 19, 2017 11:39 pm

Awesome def! Loving it.
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#1602  Postby don't get me started » Nov 21, 2017 5:10 am

Great stuff Def.
I brought you up in conversation the other day. I was with some friends having a few after work beers and the topic turned towards art, and specifically narrative art and visual art, and the places where these two meet.
The somewhat portentous goal that art sometimes strives towards is to answer the question 'What does it mean to be alive'?, but another task can also be taken on by artists and that is to answer the question 'what is it like to be alive?' I mentioned your work to my fiends as and example of art that, to my mind, addresses this question. It is possible, we theorized, that the answer to the 'what is it like...' question contains within it, by an Escher-like twist of mental topography and perspective, the answer to the 'what does it mean...' question.
Keep up the good work & good luck in Tokyo. (I was just in Tokyo last weekend...what a full on experience that city is.)

On a side note, I really liked your North Korea missile panels. it reminds me of an incident back in the 90's when NK was sending the Tepodong missiles over Japan. I remember one Sunday morning lying on the futon in my Leo Palace. There had been a certain amount of drinking the night before, let's say. There was an earthquake and and as I rolled over the sun shining through a gap in the curtains shone directly into my eyes. So there was I, a little (!) booze befuddled with the room shaking, everything rattling away and an unbearably bright light in my eyes. My mind immediately reached the conclusion that the Dear Leader had gone nuclear and that the blast wave would be along in a couple of seconds or so to snuff out my existence...
So I rolled over and went back to sleep...
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#1603  Postby def » Nov 27, 2017 1:36 am

Thanks all!

@dont get me started, yeah, I feel you on that topic. I’m not going to pretend that I’m making something Japanese, but there is definitely a conceptual influence from the old Japanese culture there. I studied some zen-adjacent culture in university, and one of the biggest gut-punches for me then was the concept of haiku, moreso than the work. While Europeans were doing this very floral sort of hyper-descriptive poetry, haiku was sparse and required the reader to make associations. Those diary strips, four in five are disposable, but that fifth one captures a moment, hopefully a human one. Sadly, I need the not great ones to set groundwork for the better ones.

I just got back from Tokyo, and wrote a one-pager on the plane that I’m really excited to share, but it’ll take a day or two to get it done.
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#1604  Postby don't get me started » Nov 27, 2017 4:45 am

Looking forward to seeing it def.
As for your diary strips, I'd say the proportion of them that capture the human moment is a bit higher than you suggest.
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#1605  Postby def » Dec 05, 2017 9:45 am

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#1606  Postby Mike_L » Dec 05, 2017 9:59 am

This reads like the opening of a Stephen King novel! :smile:

Very atmospheric! :thumbup:
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#1607  Postby don't get me started » Dec 07, 2017 9:12 am

Ha ha, that made me laugh def. I swear I've been down that alleyway in Tokyo.

The same atmospherics could be used to tell the story of what me and a co-worker used to refer to as the 'David Lynch Shotengai'. (Covered shopping street for the non-Japanese speakers)
It had a collection of shops selling weird combinations of items; 'The dog food and light-bulb shop' and the 'futon and plastic cutlery shop' all staffed by the most aged persons you ever saw. The weird thing is, even though I walked through that place regularly on my way to and from work for a number of years, I never saw any customers in any of the shops. How they stayed in business was beyond me...perhaps 'other forces' were at work!!

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#1608  Postby def » Feb 01, 2018 9:16 am

Slowly starting off the year....

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#1609  Postby Mike_L » Feb 01, 2018 11:18 am

So excellent in every way! :thumbup:
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#1610  Postby def » Feb 05, 2018 3:48 pm

Thank you sir, I’m on to the next thing, hopefully worth your time.

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#1611  Postby Mike_L » Feb 05, 2018 7:44 pm

You've totally mastered perspective! :thumbup: (I'm so jealous) :grin:

I also like the reflection in the lens of the spectacles. Nice touch! :nod:
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#1612  Postby MattHunX » Mar 25, 2018 8:24 pm

Here's a new version of my Politician.

Any resemblance to any actual politician is...not entirely...coincidental. I stitched together the head using images of about half a dozen different politicians, the ones who regularly make the news with their vile and stupid acts.

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#1613  Postby Mike_L » Mar 26, 2018 7:09 am

Super. The composite face does indeed have the look of the archetypal politician. Blood and money completes the picture nicely.
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#1614  Postby MattHunX » Mar 26, 2018 8:33 am

Mike_L wrote:Super. The composite face does indeed have the look of the archetypal politician. Blood and money completes the picture nicely.
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Thanks! I honestly could not name the politicians I used for the image. I did it months ago, maybe a year, even. Ryan, Santorum?...Cruz, maybe. And some others.
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#1615  Postby MattHunX » Apr 09, 2018 2:59 pm

So...I did this thing. Stitched together from stock photos and such. Finalized with the "Fine Edges" effect. The car and owner on the right is some South African pastor, the other is another pastor, from the US. Originally there was no cross-shaped bling on the former, but I find it ridiculous how EVERY fucking person walks around with a cross around their neck, no matter how much of a fucking scum or sleazeball they are.

There were three crosses on the church, one on each tower and on the middle part. I replaced one, including the small spires with satellite dishes and placed lightning rods on the other, guarding undeserved wealth.

Interpret elements of it however you will, though. If it isn't clear, the figure on the cross is a scarecrow. Because a sheep, nailed to the cross, in the same position, with its skull sliced open and brain missing, would've been too graphic. :smug:

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#1616  Postby Mike_L » Apr 09, 2018 3:11 pm

Nice! It's like a matte painting with a comic-book feel. :thumbup:
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#1617  Postby MattHunX » Apr 09, 2018 3:13 pm

Mike_L wrote:Nice! It's like a matte painting with a comic-book feel. :thumbup:

Thanks! I just didn't want it to immediately look like several pieces from different photos cropped together.
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#1618  Postby felltoearth » Feb 09, 2019 3:32 am

Loving my iPad Pro and Apple pencil. So brilliant.

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#1619  Postby Mike_L » Feb 09, 2019 3:05 pm

Nice halftones with hatching and cross-hatching. :thumbup:
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#1620  Postby felltoearth » Feb 09, 2019 7:54 pm

Mike_L wrote:Nice halftones with hatching and cross-hatching. :thumbup:

Thanks. The pencil has pretty amazing pressure sensitivity. I’m using it a lot for work sketches. Main app I’m using is called Concepts. I find the workspace is better suited for how I use it than say Autodesk Sketch.

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