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Pomai
June 11th, 2008, 12:01 PM
LonLeroux's "Retro Pinup" thread (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showpost.php?p=198695&postcount=13) (nice work, LL!) is a great example of the artistic talent folks on this board possess.

With that, here's a place to share and discuss some of the personal works you, or someone you know has done or are working on, in either a 2D or 3D medium. Sketches and drawings, paintings, carvings, sculptures, ceramics, glass or whatever other you think fits within a static visual category.

Please post photography related submissions to HT's Photo Sharing Thread (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?p=198654#post198654), and performing arts such as music to other related threads in the Na Mea Ho`ohau`oli (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18) Entertainment, entertainers, and media section.

:)

Pomai
June 11th, 2008, 12:02 PM
This is old news, but here again is that Kikaida mask I fabricated about 10 years ago as a "personal challenge"...

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/pomai_kikaidamask_left.jpg
This is made out of "found objects" around the home, hardware store and thrift shops. The clear shell was originally a light diffuser from an industrial parking lot, the electronic "brains" are guts from a broken VCR (including blinking, dancing LEDs from a bicycle safety light), and the face is sculpted out of a thick layer of Bondo® plastic fiber auto body filler, shaped over a baseball helmet and a hockey mask. With that, it's kinda' heavy, but main thing is that it fits over my adult-sized head.

Front view...

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/pomai_kikaidamask_front.jpg
The "ear" on the right (blue) side is the helical scan drum head from the VCR. He he. The eyes are from a pair of plastic-lens sunglasses. It took me an entire month of after-work spare time to complete this.

And a "Kamen Rider 01" mask I fabricated a year later...

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/pomai_kamenridermask.jpg

You can't really see it, but the sides and back of the mask also had a clear shell where there's a visible electronic "brain", ala Kikaida-01. The white "shingled" nose, mouth and chin are fabricated out of cut and formed aluminum sheet metal, available at any hardware store. The two antenna are replacement isssue cordless phone wares (found in a clearance bin cheap at an electronics store).

In line with that Tokusatsu (live action sci-fi) theme, if you're interested, check out the amazing work of fellow HT member "Hilo Artist"!....

Layne Luna's Fine Arts Studio & Hawaiian Game Fish Mounts (http://hawaiiangamefish.bizland.com/)

MyopicJoe
June 11th, 2008, 12:05 PM
Haha, great piece, Pomai.

At first I thought, "WTF is that a modded computer case!?!?"

LonLeroux
June 11th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Here's some self-depreciating humor for you. I'm a bit too kind to myself here. I'm more gangly and sickly looking in actuality...but it's my fantasy-world!
You see, I just think that the Penguin is the coolest villain ever.
This abomination came about during a night of insomnia when I had nothing better to do.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r273/LonLeroux/Teamwork_Fan_by_Sad_Penguin.jpg

And, here's something not-so-funny. Will it ever get finished?!


No. No, it will not.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r273/LonLeroux/Son_of_Science_by_Sad_Penguin.jpg

mel
June 11th, 2008, 04:15 PM
This is old news, but here again is that Kikaida mask I fabricated about 10 years ago as a "personal challenge"...

Those Kikaida and Kamen Rider masks are simply awesome. I did a search on this board and found that your Superferry Hat is MIA.

http://www.96seven44.com/images/superferry_hat_complete.jpg

Let's see that reposted here! It's a work of art. :)

LonLeroux
June 11th, 2008, 04:24 PM
*snip*


Well, now that my freshly restarted comp is showing me the pictures, I have to ask you just how the hell you did that.

Jim75
June 11th, 2008, 04:25 PM
This is old news, but here again is that Kikaida mask I fabricated about 10 years ago as a "personal challenge"...That's one Cyberebral Cortex, Pomai! Both of them are great.:)

And, here's something not-so-funny. Will it ever get finished?!

No. No, it will not.Are you related to Mary Shelley, Lon? You could title this one "Frankenstein learns about Gin . . . the hard way".:p

LonLeroux
June 11th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Are you related to Mary Shelley, Lon? You could title this one "Frankenstein learns about Gin . . . the hard way".:p

It would make sense if I was somehow related to her, wouldn't it? It would make even more sense if I was born into the Addams family...but there's no explanation for me, I'm simply weird.

cezanne
June 11th, 2008, 06:08 PM
This is old news, but here again is that Kikaida mask I fabricated about 10 years ago as a "personal challenge"...


That's crazy... truly a conversation piece.

LonLeroux
June 12th, 2008, 12:13 AM
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r273/LonLeroux/Fairy_of_Melancholy_by_Sad_Pengu-1.jpg

Why? Because I couldn't smoke on the plane and I needed to keep my hands busy somehow.

Pomai
June 12th, 2008, 09:50 AM
You see, I just think that the Penguin is the coolest villain ever.Nice. I dig the <creep>text</creep> tag. Wonder how that would show up in a browser. Are you using Illustrator's Live Trace/Live Paint tool to convert your line art? Or what program? Also, do you do Cosplay? There's some wild stuff out there in that "real" world.

Mel, here's that SuperFerry "Hat" you requested...

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/superferry_hat_complete.jpg

The surfer's board on the other side says "Kauai". lol

It's fabricated out of used posterboard and a bit of graphical work in Photoshop then printed out on an ink jet and mounted to the cardboard base using spray adhesive.

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/superferry_hat_back.jpg

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/superferry_black_clothes.jpg
I wore all-black, Bunraku puppet style.

This "hat" is currently sitting in a supervisor's office at the HSF terminal in Honolulu Harbor. The HSF management LOVED it. Perhaps they should mass-produce these for sale at their logo shop.

LonLeroux
June 12th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Nice. I dig the <creep>text</creep> tag. Wonder how that would show up in a browser. Are you using Illustrator's Live Trace/Live Paint tool to convert your line art? Or what program? Also, do you do Cosplay? There's some wild stuff out there in that "real" world.


Honestly, I don't know what the hell I used. All I know is that I was over at a friend's place and I was playing around with some program on her computer. I wish I had payed more attention to what I was using because I want to be able to do it again.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r273/LonLeroux/fairy-1.jpg

I also embellished the above with the same program, which makes me want to know what it was all the more. I could toy around with it and get something out of it that's more my "style" because having only one night to play around with it, I couldn't really make it my own. The above still had a lot of work that needed to be done, but I didn't exactly have all the time in the world, just half an hour. Really, it's just as well that I don't know what program it was, I wouldn't be able to afford it anyway.

Cosplay? NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!
Never, ever, ever, ever in a million years will I do that!

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Lon...

Try 'The GIMP' it's a free open source program that can give you the results Photoshop can:

http://www.gimp.org/windows/

http://www.gimp.org/


There's also a free version of 'Dogwaffle':

http://thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free/

LonLeroux
June 12th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Lon...

Try 'The GIMP' it's a free open source program that can give you the results Photoshop can:

http://www.gimp.org/windows/

http://www.gimp.org/


There's also a free version of 'Dogwaffle':

http://thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free/


WOW.

Thanks very much is all I can say!

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 11:50 AM
You wanna make little animated gifs for avatars n stuff?

http://www.gifworks.com/

http://www.coffeecup.com/gif-animator/




More free art toys:

http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=6480&highlight=open+source

LonLeroux
June 12th, 2008, 12:03 PM
You wanna make little animated gifs for avatars n stuff?

http://www.gifworks.com/

http://www.coffeecup.com/gif-animator/




More free art toys:

http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=6480&highlight=open+source


You are the best! I had no idea this stuff was out there, thanks so much.

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Some stuff I have online for one reason or another:

Gauche painting:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/USMC01.jpg



An angel I did for Lily from the old HA forum when she was really ill:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/LilysAngel.jpg


A fractal:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/HeartOfGlass03.jpg

1stwahine
June 12th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Peshkwe,

WOW!!! I love ANGELS!:D

Auntie Lynn

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Yanno...since Lily is an angel now herself, I don't think she'd mind if you snagged a copy for yourself :)

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 12:52 PM
You are the best! I had no idea this stuff was out there, thanks so much.


You're welcome!

Have fun exploring.

LonLeroux
June 12th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Some stuff I have online for one reason or another:



Keen stuff, Peshkwe. That fractal really grabbed my eye, it's stunningly beautiful.

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 01:12 PM
To do those kinds of fractals you need Apophysis.

Download the base application from here:

http://www.apophysis.org/

Then get the updated versions here:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=127736
(there are two, a regular updated version and a special 3D hack version)


and a set of plugins:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/apo-plugins/



And a couple places to learn from:

http://woosie.net/fracfan/index.php?sid=44b2dc429847e45e5ad2723d8c003640

http://apophysis.wikispaces.com/Tutorials

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Hmmm...you might like this for your toon stuff:

http://www.inkscape.org/

Pomai
June 12th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Nice work, Peshkwe! You didn't get that fractal from an iTunes visualizer screen shot, did you? lol

I'm not familiar with Gauche painting, but it looks like an extension of watercolor, which I love. I'll have to pick up the brush again with that medium.

The angel looks awesome.. nice Hawaiian touch with the Haku, and arm and ankle flower bands.. the only thing throwing me off is the purple hair. I'd like to see a Halau enter the Merrie Monarch sporting purple hair. lol!

LoniLeroux, your butterfly girl that's colored-in with the slight shadows casted off the black line edges looks almost like stained glass.

Back to 3D, here's an "industrial bug", made out of parts from an old IBM key punch machine by a coworker of mine, way back when he was in college, futtin' around in an art class...

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/keypunch_bug.jpg

Peshkwe
June 12th, 2008, 05:02 PM
That is kind of like what a 'net friend of mine does for his gallery work. He goes by the nym Kolschey on art forums for the most part....here's his site:

http://www.firstgearterritories.com/

He builds little characters out of stuff he finds, paints em up then uses illustrator to turn em into toon like figures. He then sells the actual sculpture along with the vectorized framed 'scene'.

sophielynette
June 12th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Some really great, creative stuff on here. Already I'm having a hard time keeping up. I'll lurk for now, maybe post later.

Pomai
June 15th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Couple of Shih Tzu dogs (had to say dogs, otherwise you might think they're EWOKS (http://img3.travelblog.org/Photos/20466/144048/f/1045928-Ewok-rama-1.jpg) lol) I did in pastel...

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/shihtzu_pastel1.jpg

http://www.tastyisland.net/images/shihtzu_pastel2.jpg

sophielynette
June 15th, 2008, 10:50 AM
They're very cute, Pomai, and great job with the pastels! I've never been any good with them myself. My grandma has a Shih Tsu, but she can't handle the grooming so she just has him shaved every few weeks. He comes back from the groomer looking like a drowned rat!

And speaking of rats, my newest comic page that I finished last night:

http://www.macratlove.com/comics/comic42.png

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Revamped logo for a church

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/GBCBlueSunriseMed.jpg

One of a bunch of variations LOL!

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Some quill work I did

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/QuillWork.jpg

MyopicJoe
June 19th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Revamped logo for a church

I like the shades of blue you used, Pesh. It goes well with the sky in the picture.

For the words, did you use the same shade throughout? The words in cursive seem darker, but I'm not sure if that's an optical illusion.

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 05:05 PM
I color picked the blues from the ocean in the background photo.

The script lettering is darker, there's a pin line of the dark blue around the white floral part of the border and around the 'G' bud-ish looking symbol in the middle.

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 05:13 PM
What and who started my Hawaii connection....

Pali as Colossus :p

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/PaliasCollosusbyme2.jpg

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Done with a technical ink pen and ruler

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/Heidleburgpenwork.jpg

MyopicJoe
June 19th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Done with a technical ink pen and ruler

*whistle*

Nice job keeping your lines parallel and evenly space. Is that tough to do, or is there a trick to it?

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Ooo...they are so not evenly spaced! LOL! Easiest way to do it is to have a sketch done with the shading in place then do the shapes of the shades spaces on the board. The lightest areas get one stroke through then turn the board and do the next darker area on an angle to the first go through. Just keep turning the board and your shading sketch to follow along as a visual aid and overlap the lines to get the dark areas.

MyopicJoe
June 19th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Ooo...they are so not evenly spaced! LOL!

Haha. I guess it's a good thing I'm a near sighted art critic ;)


I don't notice any ink smudges on your lines either. Maybe you used one of those metal rulers which is raised off the paper by a layer of cork underneath?

Ink's nice, but I always make a mess of it.

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 05:58 PM
I used a metal ruler that I put a stack of tape on the underside to lift it off the board a bit...so no ink drags. I also use white cotton gloves with the fingers cut off so I don't smudge. It's a thing I learned from my key lining instructor in school.

Peshkwe
June 19th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Watercolor washes, conte' crayon and colored pencils

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/LoveFinish.jpg

sophielynette
October 19th, 2008, 11:41 AM
Yesterday was 24 Hour Comics Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_comic). The challenge is to write and draw a 24 page comic within 24 hours. Everything -- plot, character design, etc -- must be done within the 24 hours. I survived mostly on brownies, bananas and Pepsi and actually managed to finish a few hours early. My fingers still hurt and my apartment is completely trashed. It was fun.

The end result, entitled Days of our Liver, can be found here (http://www.macratlove.com/?p=118). It's the story of a Liver who moves into a new body. Here's a little teaser:

http://www.macratlove.com/24hour/comic10.png

Leo Lakio
October 19th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Done with a technical ink pen and rulerHoly sh...!!!

I'm one of those people who can take a ruler and a pencil, in an attempt to draw a simple straight line --- and have it curve up and into space. No visual artistic abilities whatsoever have I.

IM-pressive!

turtlegirl
November 24th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Here's the first painting I'm sending my uncle for Xmas. I can't even wait that long to give it to him, so I'll probably just mail it to him next week!

Ummm, okay, I need some help here - I forgot how to add an image to my post. Can anybody remind me, please?

Peshkwe
November 24th, 2008, 08:52 AM
If the size is small enough just click the 'manage attachments' button below the posting window in the section that says Attach Files. If it's you have to have it on the web someplace like your own site or something like Photobucket. You'd then copy the URL for the photo and to post it click on the icon that looks like a postcard with a little mountain to insert the image link.

turtlegirl
November 24th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Okay, this might work....1580

Oh, cool, it worked!! So this is my uncle's dog. I did it on canvas with acrylics. I thought I was finished, but I'll probably tweak it some throughout the week. :)

Peshkwe
November 24th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Cute little bull terrier. :)

MyopicJoe
November 24th, 2008, 11:17 AM
I did it on canvas with acrylics.

The texture of the canvas works well with the doggy's fur. Have fun tweaking :)

Peshkwe
November 24th, 2008, 04:22 PM
Fractals

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/HeartOfGlass03.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/Wires05.jpg

Peshkwe
November 24th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Anudder fractal

Ball O' Music

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/Peshkwe/Ballmusic.jpg

LikaNui
November 24th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Ball O' Music Excellent! Love it!

Peshkwe
November 24th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Thanks!

Fractals are like basket weaving therapy for me. Half the time I don't keep the things I make, just watch the patterns form and move on to the next pretty thing.

turtlegirl
November 24th, 2008, 06:17 PM
My favorite is the Ball O' Music!

Um, I'm wondering, what's a fractal and how do you do it?

Peshkwe
November 25th, 2008, 03:24 AM
These are what's considered fractal flames.

Fractals are mathamatical equasions that assign colors to certain numbers or sets of numbers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal


I did them in a free program called Apophysis (a PC based program) or one of it's variations.

First download the base program:

http://www.apophysis.org/


Then make a folder for the updated .exe versions, one each for 2.08 and for the 3D hack since the 3D hack version has a limit on the plugins it can use (I believe it's something like 26 or 27 in the folder at a time), you need to have seperate plugin folders for each. 2.08 beta 2 took care of the limitation, the base doesn't handle plugins at all so one isn't needed for that one. Later as new plugins come out, add them in one at a time. If Apop throws up an error it's most likely an incompatable plugin or a duplicate of one in there already but under a different name.



Apophysis 2.08 beta 2

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=127736&package_id=139828&release_id=632164



Apophysis 2.06c "3D hack"

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=127736&package_id=247752&release_id=543955

http://news.deviantart.com/article/35595/


Apophysis plugins

http://sourceforge.net/projects/apo-plugins/



Apophysis resources...gradient packs, scripts, flame packs and tutorials

http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/fractal/

Here's one basic beginners tutorial:

http://sfinxmagnum.deviantart.com/art/Apophysis-basic-tutorial-79519204




shortgreenpig is the person I got the tutorial from to make the Ball O' music fractal:

http://shortgreenpigg.deviantart.com/gallery/

http://shortgreenpigg.deviantart.com/art/Music-Notes-Tutorial-76310493




There are other free fractal programs out there and a few pay for programs like Ultra Fractal if you decide you like them enough to lay out cash.

turtlegirl
December 7th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Here's another painting of my uncle's dog surfing Waikiki that I'm sending for Christmas!! :)
(bummer, its sideways, and I don't know how to fix it.)

1590

Jim75
December 7th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Here's another painting of my uncle's dog surfing Waikiki that I'm sending for Christmas!! :)
(bummer, its sideways, and I don't know how to fix it.)

1590Very cool, TG!

MyopicJoe
December 7th, 2008, 08:04 PM
I like your color choices, TG.


bummer, its sideways, and I don't know how to fix it

no worries. just call it art ;)

Peshkwe
December 20th, 2008, 03:05 PM
That's cute...a body boarding Bostie :D