So today I was talking to a girl and when we were talking about who we were and what we do, I actually said “I’m an artist”. That’s an interesting turn of events.
Just goofing around with layers in Autodesk Sketchbook. It’s really freeing compared to old school sketching on paper and being worried about erasing things later. Still trying to sketch more. Interesting to learn that I’m not really a doodler. I’m not sure if that’s something I can pick up or not.
Want an easy way to make your own costume parts? Vacuum Forming!
There’s a video here and when you watch it you can see it’s pretty easy:
But in the video, the guy’s mold didn’t come out super great because he didn’t drill holes into the form to suck the plastic to it tighter. Download and read the .pdf for more details on how to make it better here:
I had a great weekend. Pulled out my real camera for the first time in months and got these:
This group has been launching Kickstarter campaigns to make action figures of artists. The first campaign was for a Vincent van Gogh, which I supported. I haven’t received it yet, so I can’t speak to the quality of product/packaging, but I’m excited about it. Their second figurine is Frida Kahlo. I don’t know that I’m a big enough fan to purchase but you might be! Check it out here.
…Of my biggest project at work. Those art classes paid off:
I’ve got someone who checks the site fairly regularly and it’s their birthday today, so I just wanted to take a moment to wish them well! And I think this cake is awesome and counts as art.
Snapped this at the Denver Botanical Gardens this weekend with my phone. Wasn’t expecting much but it came out much better than I thought it would: