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:
… so I’m getting it printed on metal to see how it comes out. I’d really like to do a silver gelatin on glass print but that’s a little pricey. We’ll see how it looks on metal first.
If you’re ever in Albuquerque, NM make sure you find out where Still Closed for Repairs is playing. They forgot to make a setlist, but the ever resourceful girlfriend grabbed a nearby napkin and improvised!