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March 17th, 2008, 11:24 PM
How can individual ambition and desire be reconciled with responsibility to others?
While this may appear deceptively complex, it's actually quite simple to unravel. Ever had a friend who dated a drummer in a band/political activist/artiste? Ask her about responsibility vs. desire...and then run...
Does a powerful imagination - an artist's, say, or a scientist's - justify its possessor in ignoring social obligations?
Are we defining social obligations as boundaries/rules/restrictions? Or are we defining social obligations as involvement in social injustices/community issues? I hope this isn't that high hifalutin notion of "social obligation," such as attending Mr. Darcy's annual New York toast or visiting The Worthington's Mens Club for Strumpet Putting...
I question who the author of this critical review is and when it was written. Dates might help us capture the zeitgeist here for such inquisitiveness on the writer's part.
...involves the constant danger of debilitating narcissism.
i think part of keeping the narcissistic tendencies in check is keeping in touch and active in a community of creatives like this...
Here's the score: There's a little narcissist in all of us. It's the part of us that wants to parade our new medal around while crying out, "Look at me, everyone. It says Mommy loves me best!"
It's being able to admit that we've got a monkey under the collar and keeping an eye out for the little blighter that keeps us upright (Gold star to G-Gem for joining our Narcissists Anonymous meeting for this evening - and I want to add my praise of CATL/CA for keeping any thoughts of "artistic bravado" beaten into submission...).
And while we want to pursue art and be creative and bring our imaginative efforts into the sunlight, we've got to realize that there's a real and honest cost that's being paid by those around us: It's time. It's attention. It's being an active participant in our relationships.
Balance your fucking life or buy a fucking helmet, because you can be certain those people you trample over with excuses of "How am I supposed to be a great and famous artist if I have to work all the time to pay the bills?" are going to aim for the head...
March 18th, 2008, 09:57 AM
I've found over some years that the perfect time to put down that pencil, or anything else for that matter, and pay some attention to the family is... approximately two seconds before your wife asks you to*.
Marital bliss in one sentence there guys.
* The above includes as "asks you to" any form of nonverbal communication. Example: that irritated brow knitting that occurs when the wife's doing anything productive and notices you're doing art (which, despite your long monologues on the subject, does not count as something productive). Other cues may be actions such as: hefting a kitchen knife repeatedly; the beer next to you being mysteriously replaced by coffee; cat toys being thrown atop your sketchbook, etc.
March 18th, 2008, 08:16 PM
I love you guys.
March 19th, 2008, 12:34 PM
worked late yesterday and ended up collapsing after work, apologies to Tammy Fae Breaker for not responding to the deluge of txts and phone messages, it was far too late by the time i got them. Doh: sketchgroup fix NOT met! so i'll probably see you guys on thursday night because of this sad fact.
cheers and thanks for the input on the above topic :)
March 19th, 2008, 11:45 PM
G-Gem: We were wondering what happened to you. Fae's got some serious work cut out for her with this fashion show she's signed on for. I'm sure she could've put your design sensibilities to good use last night.
The new avatar is a surprise. I see you've come over to the dark side. Trust me, you'll like it. We've got a good health and dental care program and a competitive retirement package.
Ethax: If you need bodies for reference let us know. I'm sure we can circle up a few of us to fill out your LMS needs. Nobody pulls off sickened and diseased like a CATL member.
All: I'm going through some professional changes right now, so things are going to be interesting heading into April. Between my current project (rising from the grave next month) and work transitions, I'm going to try to keep up with Tuesday meetings, but will probably lose Thursdays until the summer starts...
And if you're curious what that aroma is, that's victory. Trust me, folks, it tastes as good as it smells. Cook up your own.
March 20th, 2008, 10:32 AM
File this in the "Holy Crap, that's Cool" folder in your brains. I'll be grabbing a copy of this when it's available.
March 20th, 2008, 03:43 PM
hey folks guess what?
i live in HOTLANTA now!!!
i just took a concept job w/ CCP-white wolf and they moved me to the durrty
if anyone wants to hang out and draw
or even better if you could PM me and let me know where some of the better life drawing/ sketch groups are i would greatly appreciate it!
March 20th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Well, I'm not usually the welcome wagon around these parts, but let me be the first to welcome you to the CATL thread. Great to hear another CA lurker is in the area.
CATL gets together pretty often, with the regular night Tuesdays at the Dunwoody Borders ~7:30pm or so until close. There's a NOTP (North of the Perimeter, for the ATL newbies) meet Thursdays at the Starbucks at Mansell & Alpharetta Hwy. Which part of town you're located in might make other meets a bit easier.
Guggz and others in the thread can likely help introduce to to the myriad other events going on regularly around town. Setting you up with the CATL google calendar is probably a good first step.
Excellent stuff on your site, BTW!
March 20th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Trevor: Welcome. Check the first post for details (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=608739&postcount=1) on our weekly meetings, which are usually well attended, and congrats on the new job. PM gugg or myself with contact info to get on our mailing list, and get info about any of our larger group outings.
KU: Coming to a meeting only once a week?...Oh cruel fate
Wes: I remember playing that game a while ago, its a bummer that a full version still hasn't been released.
Gugg: Haha, check this out Vinyl Killer (http://dvice.com/archives/2008/03/soundwagon_take.php)
March 20th, 2008, 05:24 PM
So, we've added Trevor to the ranks. Glad to hear someone got that gig over at White Wolf. I hope they've got you working on the World of Darkness MMO. Now, if you could just rope Marco into moving down too, we'd have the inspiration levels set at maximum.
Fingerless: Once a week - until things stabilize. I need the extra time in front of the computer with all the painting that has to happen. No soft deadlines on this end. I dig the vinyl-riding van.
Wesifex: What's the story on your CHOW, man? I'm waiting for updates...I'm waiting to see some of this newfound energy whipped up into something jaw-breaking...
All: We need a plan for April's event. Any suggestions? I'll hit the local calendar and see what's around.
March 20th, 2008, 05:35 PM
KU: work proceeds apace, inbetween work and other distractions. I'm scanning and painting this evening, in a la prima fashion. "Draw in the paint..." they say. I have the morrow off work, so after some hours of lawn duties, I'm paint-o-matic.
March 20th, 2008, 05:41 PM
trevor>>> Big warm welcome. also, PM sent... there's a big list of stuff (compiled by our very own barbarino) that's going on. better to email it and keep the html formatting intact. blarg.
KU>>> fingerless and i were kicking around the idea of another big bad "Do you know who made that Salamander?" ZOOTRIP 3.0. Potential dates that would be good would be umm.... later in april, because i'm moving. 'cause it's nice out, and frankly the well of assinine comments has been drying up. the zoo is certainly the best place to rack up on said comments: (coincidentally this is an excerpt from scene 1, CATL: the musical...)
Zooguest "Wow! that's amazing! ... "
fingerless "erm... thanks!"
Zooguest "Are you drawing?!?!"
March 20th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Oddly enough, whenever someone asks, "Hey do you know Wes?" I always reply, "Of course I do. He's paint-o-matic."
Glad to hear it's underway. It's been too long since we had a steady string of death threats...
G-Gem: ZOOTRIP 3.0. Oh, yes. It is time, isn't it? Weather's just right (not too hot to scorch necks or bake up the unhealthy aroma of excrement) and our sketchbooks are in need of zoological exploration. I had to sit 2.0 out, so 3.0 is on the books.
All: It's been mentioned recently that our graphite evenings could use a little boozing. Should the last Tuesday of the month be Taco Mac Tuesday? I know Fingerless can't refuse the chocolate beer and sketching under the influence of nachos and Nuclear Kamikazes seems to steady the hand...Any takers? I'm certain it doesn't have to be as routine, but I did want to put it out there on the table for next Tuesday...
March 20th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Hellooo, Trevor! Welcome to the madness that is ATL. Looking forward to meeting you.
All: Things are shaping up for the show. I'll have the official flier this Sunday, will post the messy details then.
edit: posting messy details now.
Beep Beep Gallery (http://beepbeepgallery.com/)
March 20th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Late April sounds friggin fantastic.
March 21st, 2008, 01:29 AM
Grackula: Ah, yes - sweet artastic goodness. I can taste the watercolors. And showing with someone named, "Baxter Crane..." Sounds like a victim from a E.A. Poe thriller. That just doubled the reasons for attending...
Triple-H: You don't pop in here enough, man. I'm looking forward to seeing your panel progress. Any word on the completion of your magic tome of experimental/experiential sequential art?
March 21st, 2008, 10:41 AM
so i saw this today....if any one needs two headed turtle reference here it is.
its creapy but since its small it falls under the category of being cute
hope all is well, ive been a bit of a ghost lately due to company and the holiday season. St.Patricks day was amazing, and hell, I remember all of it.
ok back to work.
March 21st, 2008, 11:22 AM
KingPokeyHead- I still have some blank pages I need to fill up, but I've spiced up plenty of pages. I've been spending some time working on POW challeneges, I really do need to buckle down, only like a month left!
Sad thing is that I won't have the interweb my last month down here...so you guys won't be hearing from me until I'm up there.
But that's not very sad.
March 21st, 2008, 01:21 PM
I found this awesome tutorial (http://danidraws.com/2007/09/19/make-your-own-sketchbook/#more-243) on how to make your own sketchbook on DaniDraws.com (http://danidraws.com/) Anyone else thinking "sketchbook making party"?
March 21st, 2008, 10:33 PM
Grack count me in
March 22nd, 2008, 02:00 PM
grack>>> i'd be totally down for the bookmaking party. i know that fingerless made himself a sketchbook before, that turned out really, really well. besides, my sewing machine has been telling me that it wants to try sewing signatures of paper together.
have a good weekend, folks
March 22nd, 2008, 08:05 PM
Alright guys, I have some goodies for ya. I'll bring them this Tuesday. By goodies, I mean art supplies, not used clown costumes infested with crabs - sorry, KU
March 22nd, 2008, 09:20 PM
Grack: Honestly, with the over-the-counter shampoos that are available nowadays, finding a crab-riddled clown costume is just not as easy as it used to be...I'm afraid my collection will have to go incomplete...
All: You need to see these. They're truly unsettling: Real Homer (http://bp2.blogger.com/_8tYhjRqm9wo/R-KrxEf-aaI/AAAAAAAAAEY/qXAa3n-vHqQ/s1600-h/realhomer.jpg) and Real Mario... (http://bp1.blogger.com/_8tYhjRqm9wo/R9wlbd1K5_I/AAAAAAAAADE/zzsfVhJxwXA/s1600-h/realmario.jpg)
March 23rd, 2008, 11:58 AM
If you've not seen that, you guys need to check it out. Lots of good artists doing sketches in hyper-time.
The CHOW for this week has been completely nuked by yard and house work. Curseeeeees! All you apartment/townhouse/loft folks aren't missing much by not having a yard. I've got all this pent up art energy that's chewing at my chest to get out, and I'm weeding and cleaning showers. GAaah!
March 23rd, 2008, 01:52 PM
I don't have any more info about helping the cemetary, but I do have this:
Tom Foolery is organizing a show April 19th at Lenny's. Grab tornado debris, make art with it, enter in show. Proceeds to rebuilding etc.
March 23rd, 2008, 04:31 PM
Making Sketchbooks: Lots of fun. I recommend, if you're into it, finding an old book at Goodwill, tearing the inside out, and using the exterior as your bookboard. Earth-friendly reuse, less work in cutting your boards, you're still sewing signatures and making your own book, AND you wind up with fun stuff like "Basic Anatomy" and "African Wildlife" as your journal's cover.
March 23rd, 2008, 07:34 PM
that's right. guggemmaneuver is reviving the unholiest, greasiest, grittiest, most majestic sketching session there is. I can't back that up. Extremely short notice? doesn't that make things that much greasier? Greasy Sunday Majesty is like Ass Fuel. And i don't say that about just anything.
I'll be at majestic tonight at 9 p.m. Would be awesome to have some company, but of course the notice is pretty short on this one. Give me a call if you like for more information. loading up mac with reference pictures for current projects... This boils down to my being under a lot of pressure and needing to sit down with constantly served coffee to bang out some sketchy fury. Be there if u like :)
[edit, post greaselog™ 02:39:35] thanks to all the cool folks i got to hang out with tonight at the Artnasty McGreasy. Trevor, Olivia, Julian, Wendy, et. al. Sorry for the short notice, but thanks to them for providing company and safety from overheard relationship conversations. GSM apply directly to forehead. GSM apply directly to forehead. GSM apply directly to forehead.
March 24th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Wesifex: They've completely revamped Sketch Theater and it's looking solid. Watching Michael Hussar rock the graphite at "ludicrous speed" is the tits...
Monet: Thanks for the smoke signals on what's happening with the post-storm artwork. And I can't effin' believe I missed The New Tomorrowland Art Show. Someone get a pick-ax to chisel my head out of my ass. I've bookmarked Thom Foolery's Rice-Space page for future transmissions...
G-Gem: Ah, GSM. Is it the sign of things to come? I do hope so. Glad to see the event returning after too long of a pause. I can hear the post-Majestic arteries hardening from my cave in The Terrorplex...
All: Because it was long overdue (and because I awoke from a steady string of stormy dreams too early this morning), here's your "Joosh Approved" seal. Use it wisely. Use it with care.
March 24th, 2008, 01:48 PM
NOOO! No more head on references!!!! The urge to plaster a stick on my forehead becomes unbearable!!!!!
*ahem*......man that brownie sundae is not sitting pretty. Her Majesty provided enough fuel for today. And damn it Joel I know have to go on a niji (or neji?) shopping hunt to quench my guugged-found appreciation for color....and large baby Dr. Phil fetus heads.
relationships.....what a drag.
March 24th, 2008, 04:22 PM
i referred a few friends to the meeting at borders this tuesday.
if the plan is still to do taco mac, can we head over there around 9ish?
March 24th, 2008, 04:36 PM
With a few of our members MARTA-driven and the varied arrival of others, I think rendezvousing at the Borders and then caravaning over around 9pm is a smart suggestion. That'll give everyone a chance to arrive at Borders or head directly to Taco Mac (LOCATION (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1211+Ashford+Center+Pkwy+atlanta+ga&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=30.737461,59.765625&ie=UTF8&ll=33.939924,-84.337492&spn=0.007851,0.014591&z=16&iwloc=addr))...
You'd better come out tomorrow (if you think I'm talking to you, I am).
March 24th, 2008, 08:06 PM
King Unicorn: Joosh Seal of Approval, Awesome! That made my day.
March 25th, 2008, 09:54 AM
i know some of you do vehicles occasionally, besides the obviously helpful resources of the scott robertson tuts, a coworker referred me to this russian site (http://carblueprints.narod.ru/index.htm) which has an extensive collection of car drawings at higher resolutions.
March 25th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Nice find, Joel. You should drop that over in the reference section here on CA. I bet a ton of 3d fans would be immensely grateful. Those blueprints are perfect for doing reconstructions in 3DS.
March 25th, 2008, 10:49 AM
i know some of you do vehicles occasionally...
Okay, I've texted this to a few of you over the last couple of days: I effin' hate sketching/rendering/painting cars, trucks, minivans, trikes, and the rest of those motorized contraptions that cart our fatty fat asses around. However I'm pleased to report that after four days of agonizing over perspective, reflections, shadows, and low-light atmospheric levels I've finally - finally - effin' nailed it...
I can't wait to show you guys...It's so close I can taste it - like Nasty tastes Alfredo sauce while closing in on the end of a three-day bender...
G-Gem: I've been using everything from Hot Wheels to 3Ds Max models to pull this off, but there's the risk of losing a lot of the details not having schematics in front of you. You sir, you, just saved my soul. When people ask, I will tell them them, "Yes, I've been saved. I've accepted Guggs into my heart."
Taco Mac Tuesday, folks. Pack reference. Come thirsty.
March 25th, 2008, 11:04 AM
YO!! I'm gonna be in the states from the 31st until the 7th of april. Gonna be heading to Orlando first, but I'll be up in ATL three days or something... Would be cool to hang out and sketch and all that jazz while I'm there!
I'll be in ATL the 4th, 5th and 6th if you guys are gonna hook up any of those days, let me know, aight? I'll check back in this thread, but shoot me PM if ya want!
March 25th, 2008, 11:17 AM
D-CEPT! hahaha! i thought for a second i was in mindflaw's sketchbook. Great news that you're gonna be in town. I'll shoot ya a PM... but definitely let's hang out and draw a couple of days!
glad you guys liked the car reference site... i was kinda blown away :)
tonight is gonna burn one over to ya'
March 25th, 2008, 12:34 PM
dCepT-icon: We're really linking up with some fresh blood nowadays. Great to hear you'll be around and, as G-Gem's on point, we'll put your pencils to good use...
All: This has something for everyone: Gold jumpsuits. Zombies. Elvira. Supersoaker SMGs. Rocket pants. Hypnotic undulations. Head wounds. Cardboard turntables. Mark and Mike of American Movie fame.
March 25th, 2008, 05:40 PM
side note for tonights meeting.
Im gonna meet everyone at taco mac...probably be there a bit earlier...SU is playing :pirate:
Here we go Orange Here we go! clap! clap!
see everyone tonight
March 25th, 2008, 05:49 PM
I'm out for tonight. I'm riding the sick train to sickville. Somebody drink a beer for me.
March 26th, 2008, 11:54 AM
First, ten-thousand thank yous to Grackula for appearing out of thin air with her sack of artist-friendly gifts...It was a truly unexpected display of sharing (although, I'm certain Jay prompted some of it with the publication of his No More Art Supplies In My Mannschaftsstamm und -straflager manifesto)...
New car means more Grack Rock at the meetings...And that can only mean conversation will continue to run off the rails...[Don't forget her show is this weekend...]
Nasty: Thanks to you and Dre for holding down the table. Birthday at T-Minus 1 day and counting...Hope you packed light...I don't know what that means, but it would help if you were smuggled off to work in the slave mines of Mola Ram...
Wesifex: Personally, I think word got out about your latest CHOW and you've been poisoned...Fie on illness! Hope you feel better and can get some art together to share...
He-Who-Has-No-Need-of-Fingers: As the very last effort of my day, I checked out your website. Lots of solid work in there I hadn't seen before. Onward!
All: Every time I spend a CATL event cradled in the arms of Patrón and a cheap sketchbook from some forgettable grocer, this happens:
Take it out of my brain, Alice! Take it out!
March 26th, 2008, 12:54 PM
lads and lasses
Here are the half toned patterns. (http://catlsketchgroup.org/ha1fNha1fT0N3Sj0n35/halftone_patterns.zip) 24 of them 600ppi, greyscale. big download (235mb). enjoy. these are awesome.
thanks again grack!
March 27th, 2008, 01:54 AM
G-Gem: Above and beyond, as usual. And at 600.
All: I know we have ZOO TRIP 3.0 kicking off mid-to-late April, but I was hoping to put together something sooner. Maybe kick things off with a dinner, a little action at a hep pub/watering hole/juke joint, drawing into the darker hours of the morning....Something like a Lautrecian Spring Breakdown on a forthcoming Friday/Saturday night...Any thoughts/suggestions?
Mullet-headed garçon thinks it's a good idea:
March 27th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Thanks Guggs! and KU, no problem with holding down the table.
Sorry if i was a bit anti social, When SU loses my heart breaks just a little.
Luckly I had some good friends and some beer...picking on gracks man toy is fun too.
I cant wait to go home and play with the half tones :pirate:
" I cant believe i have to pay for sex on my birthday.."
~ jim gaffigan
March 27th, 2008, 08:49 AM
All, KU>>> Since Grack's show is this Saturday night and most of us are gonna be there ( @ beep beep gallery, 8 pm over on monroe near ponce), we could do something afterwards in that general vicinity. maybe yacht club (http://www.theeayc.com/), front page news (http://www.frontpageatlanta.com/), or manuel's (http://www.manuelstavern.com). (the last two options represent more spacious seating... but i love the bbq plate at yacht club :yum: ) there's also vortex in L5p and a few other places around va highlands. sounds like a good idea to me tho.
important edit:... just got my W-J005H form back. yes. this very tentative plan just got the stamp.
March 27th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Guggs: Actually this weekend isn't going to be so hot. It's a double-booked weekend...Some of the krewe will be rocking it at The Red Light Cafe for Awalim's Tribal Carnivale (http://www.awalim.com/event-s.asp?date=3/29/2008)...I believe the proximity is close, but I've committed to supporting someone else's evening and don't want to create any conflicts with scheduling...
If people get together post-Grackula, that's cool. I'll still pull something together for early April. If people have dates in mind, please toss them out. And if not, I'll just kick something impromptu and those of you who are free can come on out...
March 27th, 2008, 11:38 AM
oh? that's cool... eeeek double booked. hmmm... what to do.
you guys should check out this cool new thread. (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1702558#post1702558)
March 27th, 2008, 11:49 AM
flipnasty: "Grack's man-toy" = :tihi:
KU: aw. shame that tribal thing is so late, or I'd bring the family out.
Guggs: Thread noted, and replied to.
March 27th, 2008, 01:14 PM
finished my first pair of shoes FINALLY (well, technically second... first was learning/experimental)!
March 27th, 2008, 02:00 PM
fae: *cough* pics please?? Hey, is your avatar pic one of yours? I don't think I've seen that one?
Edit: Doh! found pics in yer sketchbook thread. jeers to me for an itchy "reply" finger.
March 27th, 2008, 06:29 PM
picking on gracks man toy is fun too.
He's more like a slave, actually. And just to cut off any awkward conversations in the future, no - I don't rent him out.
March 27th, 2008, 07:19 PM
I don't rent him out.
Which, if my Black Market experiences serve me correctly, means "See me around back..." What then ensures is something like this:
Fae: Those kicks look great. What did medium did you use? Solid shots too. Very much in the vein of White Dunk (http://www.whitedunk.com/)...
March 28th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Gugg: Chartpak blender + laser copy + burnishing device = Homemade waterproof sketchbook transfers, fuck yea it works
For those of you that haven't seen this Howard the Duck cover, good ol Marko. Really, I just like to piss off FlipNasty, hehe
March 28th, 2008, 07:32 AM
its not natural.....he doesnt even have a ppiercing....oh marko.......:gasmask:
March 28th, 2008, 08:02 AM
I think I've shown this to a few people but,
its worth checking out....:pirate:
March 28th, 2008, 10:53 AM
all>>> The evening of saturday april 5 might work out pretty good for some sketching. DCept is gonna be in town. there's the dogwood festival at piedmont pork that weekend. I'ma try and make the rounds on saturday evening, but i'm also moving that day. funtimes.
March 28th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Fingerless: Oh, you summon a storm of misfortune upon this thread...Dammit, man - it's like The Monkey's Paw...Look away! Look away!
G-Gem: I like where your head is at with this...April 5th is rock solid in my book...How's that look for the rest of the krewe?
Do you need help with the move? I like picking things up and putting them down again. Let me know.
March 28th, 2008, 06:40 PM
ya know....i try not to call people out on the thread buuuuuuuut
hey Artifex33! Wheres the Gender Bender CHOW?
you smell that.....thats drama :scribble:
March 28th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Flipnasty: Oooooh, so that's how it is this evening, is it? Do I detect a thunderdome glove being cast at my feet? Is someone demanding sa-tis-facshun, suh! Pistols on the lawn at daybreak, then.
I had to bail on #110 due to pre-easter yard & housework, but...
CHOW #111: Sam Smythe and the Scurvy Scaliwags...
March 29th, 2008, 07:56 AM
you wanna dance Artifex33?
I am always down for a little art melee
and I have the perfect challange...
'Famous Duck Super Heros.'
good luck with 111 broddy :gasmask:
March 29th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Also to add to the CHOW, I have a bunch of books on pirates with soem great reference in it if you need to borrow anything
March 29th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Flip: Thanks, but no refs necessary. I found a movie costuming site with a bunch of shots from Brotherhood of the Wolf (a K.U. favorite, I think) that have plenty of period coats and such, though I'm going a bit oriental in flavor for the pirate. Still time to throw your hat in on #111...
March 29th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Wesifex: I see you came prepared. There's nothing quite like being called out and then revealing something strong and competitive. The Imperial Chinese influence is very apparent. I get a Johnny Quest vibe from the kid...
BotW remains in heavy rotation at The Terrorplex. Vincent Cassel is one of my favorite actors. Monica Bellucci is...well...Monica Bellucci...And Christophe Gans reminds us why the French make such terrific films...I also have a hangup with 18th Century anything, so it tickled my inner time traveler...
Nasty: I dare say you've shot yourself in the foot with this one. I think the gauntlet is at your feet. Lay on, Macduff, and damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'
All: Second attempt at new work begins today. Terrible missteps from yesterday. Punched myself right in the gut, it did. Once more into the breach...
March 29th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Greasy Sunday Majesty
this sunday night, 30 March
2008, 8pm majestic diner
ponce de leon midtown at-hell
art week weekend life music ace dj art bacon revue
and fiendish sketching atrocity exhibition galooores-ish.
and they milkshakes. they milkshakes r tAsty.
March 30th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Just checking in to see how Grackula's opening night kicked off. I'm certain it was filled with the usual explosion of color and detail that remain the hallmarks of her work...
Tribal Carnivale was packed. Lots of fierce dancing, sword swinging, and flames leaping from the stage. Between alternating performances and twirling coin skirts, Monet rocked the latest volume in her ongoing series of handcrafted sketchbooks and Nasty and I worked in a primitive/shaman/spirit guide/warrior of the carcass people sketchjam...No matter where you were, Saturday night was a good night...
GSM: Oh, I'm going to have to miss tonight's round of milkshakes topped with graphite shavings. Next week to be certain. Next weekend is already shaping up to be a storm of creativity and wonder. Expect good things.
March 30th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Kim's art opening was a well-attended, mega-entertaining, and awe-inspiring endeavour. Her latest piece is a flavourful, compositionally-focussed traditional media drawing featuring a myriad variety of delightful elements. in the non-feigenbaum franchise, there was good music, narwhale autumn-ritualistic impalings, candles that jay kept putting out with his whole... gravity thing, and lots of great album art to gawk at. Kim's drawing skills and design sense are truly some of the most stellar among any i've ever witnessed. AND... a grand new revolution in palindrome territory was fought and won.
A mere help, ping pong. No PG nipple here, ma.
Would have been cool to do both beep beep and red light cafe, but... i'm not particularly game for, in my entrance to the red light cafe, mid-performance, with art supplies galore, i end up taking part unwittingly in some improvised but necessarily interpretive modern dance performance in my intrusion. Trevor's part in the improvised performance involves inhaling acrylic gel medium, directly from the bottle. Watch out for the strap of catl and other pins. May cause lacerations.
In summation art battles were won; Kim's show is up until late april, definitely go by and check it out for a healthy dose of inspiration. Art battles were and lost; i glued in a halftone pattern of sorts... only to ruin it with my glue expirements a few moments later. personally, my studies can be maddeningly imperfect and off-kilter. At least i didn't inhale any gel medium. there's much work to be done and little time to do it in.
I'm glad to hear that you guys had the proverbial "Real Cool Time." :)
gREASY sUNDAY mAJESTY tONIGHT aT 9pm
call me for more information as needed, you guys have my numbs
March 30th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Whew. CHOW entered. First one I've entered in ages. Unfortunately I ran out of time, and couldn't render out the other two characters. Ah, well. Maybe next time.
March 30th, 2008, 11:57 PM
hell yeah wes! great job!
apparently we need to be giving you guff more often about these challenges!
very solid design and delightful rendering!
HEAVY-HANDED, PELVIS-SHATTERING ASSPATS GALORE!
March 31st, 2008, 08:56 AM
Thanks, gugg. Yes, it's true, peer pressure has an amplified effect on me, especially when I've not rendered something out fully for several months.
Now, let's see if flipnasty's going to surprise us by dropping anything in the Final Burning thread there. :D
March 31st, 2008, 10:36 PM
I hear your taunts, but did you actually think i could start and finish in one day?
Heres Smythe and the following was the work page....I was planning on the two
April 1st, 2008, 07:22 AM
Oh hell yeah Atifex33 I made the poll....just barely though :pirate:
first one to the finish?
April 1st, 2008, 08:45 AM
Dude! Very nice! Two CATL in the poll! Sweet! Love those wooden swords. Reminds me a lot of the old Spielberg "Hook" movie.
Edit: Looks like there's something up with the poll. Some people's images got excluded, and the intro text image got included in the poll, causing me to screw up a vote for the flipnasty-special. I've PM'ed the admin about it. Chate Noire's picture is really excellent, and for some reason didn't get into the poll, so I'm suspecting something got majorly screwed.
April 1st, 2008, 09:18 AM
yeah man i was really confused when i didnt see noir's up.
well lets hope it gets fixed soon. I wouldnt want my victory stunted by a technical error :pirate:
just playing around broddy ... but yeah i hope they fix it
dre had a hard time voting too....thats two votes now :wink:
April 1st, 2008, 10:27 AM
oh yeah! with what the King of all the Unicorns said up a few posts back, the Sketch Jam (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1706924&postcount=160) he is refereing too is posted in my sketchbook if anyone wants to take a look, or just click the link :wink:....any of discrepancies with in anatomy or over all line quality i raise my hand to that, I was drinking....and there was awesomeness on the stage with swords, whohas, and shinny stuff that made an enticing noise.... jingle jingle......yeeaaaaaaahhhh :pirate:
April 1st, 2008, 12:24 PM
Well, well, well...Glad to see that the gauntlet was not just cast, but also retrieved. Should be interesting to see how this one shakes down. Of course, it's up to the tireless throng of CA fans to determine a winner here. Looking at the competition (and, oh my, wasn't there some distilling of competitors) things could be very close.
Congratulations to both of you for braving deadlines, personal challenges, and time away from family and friends to complete your entries. Now, we wish you good luck.
Nasty: It certainly is startling to see the sketchjam freed from the red glow of stage lamps and the flickering of tea lights. Of course, everything has a different face in the daylight (or displayed in the liquid crystals of my monitor)...
April 1st, 2008, 12:43 PM
I encourage everyone in catl to vote in the CHOW 111
April 1st, 2008, 03:05 PM
i've decided to take up interpretive dance and quit art forever. i'm sorry.
April 1st, 2008, 04:26 PM
i've decided to take up interpretive dance and quit art forever. i'm sorry.
Do you know how long I've waited for this moment? Gawd - I feel like I can finally breathe again. Now we can organize our danse troupe...
April 1st, 2008, 07:02 PM
say it aint so guggs say it aint soooooooooooooo!
April 1st, 2008, 09:30 PM
Oh man, Guggz is seeing who he can catch napping on April Fools, methinks. Not I! Nay, sir!
April 1st, 2008, 11:45 PM
Oh man, Guggz is seeing who he can catch napping on April Fools, methinks.
It seems to be spreading:
I always knew Beaker was holding out on us...
April 2nd, 2008, 09:43 AM
wes... right and right sir. hehe
All>>> Let's talk saturday night: DCept is gonna be in town and we were talking a little bit ago about mentioned getting together at some kinda pub and puttin down the art. I would like to email the list today to solicit for broader participation, get some of our more fringe members in the fray, more merriment art crunk galavanting. I'm moving all night friday and saturday, so by then i'ma be ready for a bit of relaxation.
what i'm thinking:
when: 8 pm
where: (please make suggestions) 6 feet under westside? Park Tavern? Manuel's? Front Page News midtown?
What: DRAWING and merriment
p.s... if this is their promotion flier; i'm glad i wasn't chosen...
April 2nd, 2008, 10:58 AM
TheZodiacKiller: You know, for a show that supposedly melds art and writing, this seems awfully one-sided...I'm saddened only because there have been zero communications/announcements related to my aspect of participation with this. It's even absent from the final promotion...
And what am I rewarded with for my patient waiting? Outer Glow's default setting in PS. Bah! Humbug!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! I like 6-Feet Under...Good drinks. Good foods. With the weather turning warmer, we could rock the topside on the deck...
Of course, Manuel's has the lovely Henry VIII table just inside the main dining area we could rock (and brave the usual bachelorette madness that seems to draw us in...)
I've not been to the others (yet), but I trust G-Gem's recommendations for accommodating a large krewe of hungry, sketchbook-bearing scallywags...
All: Missed everyone last night. Was prepping for new daytime activities to support nighttime activities. Will have new things to reveal shortly.
April 2nd, 2008, 01:47 PM
6FU it is. Okay. So besides the jolly impaling king unicorn, myself, and our norwegian guest(s?), who else is down for saturday's festivities? I know fingerless is a little on the fence w/ an out of town trip friday - saturday... Please chime in! :D
April 2nd, 2008, 02:09 PM
I'll likely be doing taxes this weekend, so saturday will find me at the bottom of a bottle, or at the bottom of a case of bottles, depending on how badly the IRS wants to punish me for going to work, though I might find myself some time that evening.
What time are we talking about at 6 feet under? Link?
April 2nd, 2008, 03:11 PM
Sorry guys, I'm spoken for this Saturday. I'm gonna plan to make it out this Thurs, though. BUT......The hands of fate have dealt us a stinging slap to the face. We finally have another car and our old one decides to crap out. Until we get it fixed, I'm back to my old immobilized shut-in type self.
@the zodiac flier: Someone must have been high on ass fuel to let that ever see the light of day.
April 2nd, 2008, 03:28 PM
"...in praise of the 12 signs of the Goddess"
You gotta be kidding me!
How come any thing remotely old and spiritual has to be attributed to the Goddess? Bah! If the Zodiac were some new age goddess construct, you'd have signs like The Butterfly and The Crystal Rainbow Waterfall. Zodiac is hardcore, Rams and Lions and shit, don't be messin it up with new age Goddessness!
I have a confession to make.
I only joined CATL to recruit all your women into the world of bellydancing.
And to eliminate from their minds any suggestion that it might be a Goddess related dance. Because its not. Damnit.
If I were a goddess, I'd be heartily insulted by all these unfounded attributions.
I'm game for Friday or Saturday. Prefer Friday but will do Saturday too. Manuel's is easy and close for me, but I will truck it as well. Agreeability is sometimes counterproductive, but there you have it.
April 2nd, 2008, 04:42 PM
six feet under, WESTSIDE location - 11th Street (http://sixfeetunderatlanta.com/)
i'll type something up and send it out to the list asap. on a side note, big thanks for chiming off. wes: website = above link. location of Cinco de Sketcho El Dos. might be good to bring a coat since we'll be in the elements up top. i think there will still be light up there, and the view of the city is pretty awesome. don't valet park your car. parallel park on 11th st. just west of the restaurant.
edit: sent to tha CATL-List:
This Saturday, 5 april 2008 at 8PM we will be gathering at Six Feet Under in West Midtown Atlanta (at the 11th Street location, NOT memorial drive) for drinks, drawing, watercolor painting, squid tacos, high gravity beverages, chips, libations, et al. There will be special one-time only guest(s?), fresh from the Photoshop World Orlando conference -- From Norway, too. The upstairs deck is where we'll tentatively get together, arranging tables together as our ranks grow and drawying up a storm as light and time permits. This location offers a great view of the city. Should it be too dark or if the weather is inclement, we can adjust plans as needed. Note that it might be a good idea to bring a light coat as it might get a little chilly. And because of wind and space restrictions, this isn't going to be the venue to sketch in your 24 x 36" newsprint pad ... You deserve better than newsprint anyway, chump. Some of you will remember the UNSANE fun we had at the last Cinco De Sketcho ::: El Dos... yes, it is the same venue. A "Yay" or "Nay" on the CATL sketch group discussion thread would be appreciated since restaurant seating is ... ummmm ... finite. yeah :)
From personal experience, i'd recommend against their valet parking service because it's free to parallel park on the right side of the road heading west on 11th street, before you get to howell mill road. A short walk past the really cool junkyard and you're there.
E-mail me (by tomorrow) for more information, but please note that i'm moving this weekend and might have to return your call once i set down the refrigerator.
April 2nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
Grackula: What they don't tell you is that the "Hands of Fate" are actually made of steel and hate...Sour news on the car front. Hope the situation is quickly mended and without digging too deeply into your bank account...
Monet: Oh, we've known your devious machinations all along...And agreed on the Goddess front...She (and not to mention her imitators) is given quite a bit of credit for things that don't belong in her realm...That's the beauty of the New Age industry...
G-Gem/All: Saturday "is on like Donkey Kong" (quoting from some random bit of television programming I caught too early this morning). Since The Glamazon is making arrangements to catch up with friends this weekend, I'll be making a solo appearance.
Thanks to Guggs for the usual wordsmithing/group communications.
April 3rd, 2008, 09:52 AM
someone calm monet down, then get her some wine on me. seriously, anyone who wants to recruit my gf so she can learn how to belly dance is winning in my book.(its a good book, big, wioth lots of pictures and maps of where to find treasure and rum, with wax seals and so on)
Sat....sure what the hell im down. Ill check with Dre to see if shes up farrrr it.
I love copic markers....just sayin
fun times Tuesday night. If anyone here hasnt seen some of the fingerless mans recent paintings, get off your ass. Great color theory man:asspat:
I love portable watercolors too and watercolor moleskin notes books.
and boobs, who the hell doesnt like whohas.
I proposed this idea at the Tuesday meeting, just wondering if anyone is up for another challenge;
there are these drawing pads, 9 x 33ish, pretty much like a long rectangle. anyway way they are perfect farrr drawing multiple characters on one page.
I was wondering if we could come up with 25 categories(or how ever many pages there are in the pad of paper) and jam out those ideas. that would give everyone 25 pages of multiple characters in 25 different genres.
Hey Wes! even if this idea doesnt fall through with everyone, Me thinks it be fitting to challenge you on this....think about it eh? a bottle of Gin, an interesting new size of paper, 25 ideas with limitless possiblities of characters. what have ya got to lose eh?
April 3rd, 2008, 10:11 AM
flipnasty: Competition is always welcome, especially since the grandma CHOW this week is completely *meh...*. Do I read right that these pads are 9" x 33"?? WTH? Pic link please!
On that topic, I'm looking for a toned paper sketchbook. The Blick seemed to have nothing like a pad of gray or beige spiral bound pages. Grr. I want to work white pencil of some kind into things to give the s.b. a bit extra contrast.
Looks like flip's gonna beat me out on the CHOW 111. Good job, man! I can't compete with wooden swords with leaves still attached. :assspank:
April 3rd, 2008, 10:45 AM
heard from our friend Roy (of USBC 1.0 2006 fame), who's still holding it down in korea. there's new art:
It's cool to hear you all are still drawing and meeting for various occasions. My year in Korea ended, but then I resigned with my company, so I'm back here again. As I'm sure you would agree, I think a community of like-minded people is important and helpful for any kind of growth and progress. That's why it's cool that you all are meeting regularly to draw. Unfortunately I don't have (nor have I really sought) an artist community here as I keep pretty busy. But I still try to draw from time to time, sometimes more than others. Every Sunday in church I draw the back of people's heads as I listen to the sermon and once a week I draw with some teenage boys at an orphanage. I've posted some recent stuff on a livejournal, the link to which I'll attach here. Like I said, i'll go through phases where I draw a lot and not so much, but I still love putting my pencil/pen to paper. Hope you and the CATL group are well.
edit: Flip+fex>>> i'm game for the 33 x 9 sheets... a little format subversion is always a good way to mix it up. speaking of which, on sunday i'm ordering my 42" x 66" panels for the open studio this summer. that's a lot of image real estate. 7x11 proportions... slightly taller kind of box.
April 3rd, 2008, 10:27 PM
Guggs: I don't think I'll be able to make out on Saturday, I most likely will be spending time with my brothers on Saturday.
Flip: Great idea on the wide format challege, count me in. Are these (http://www.bindersart.com/store/product/45816/400-Recyle-Draw-Pd-8x24%C2%BD/) the pads you're talking about?
April 4th, 2008, 01:58 AM
Yo! I'm on the road up to ATL tomorrow if everything goes as planned... so barring some crazy shit happening, I'll be there on saturday, along with one of the guys I work with... he's a photographer, but don't hold it against him... hehe... he was interested in hangin' with us, so I said it was cool!
I'll write down the address for the venue... hopefully I'll catch you guys there!
Gugg: I've taken down your digits, so I'll be trying to be in touch sometime tomorrow or on saturdat... I'll try not to be calling while you're carrying refrigerators!
Gonna be cool to meet all of ya!
April 4th, 2008, 07:06 AM
Joosh, yes! those are the pads. and you can get them at binders.
Atrifex33, you still have time, the poll is open till the seventh.
thankyou for the ass pat, yours wasnt too shabby neither :pirate:
April 4th, 2008, 09:04 AM
FYI Gentlemen and Fairer - I think the 9x33 pads are on special right now at binders - they usualy do not carry them...
See you all Saturday evening! I do hope the weather improves from the dulldrums of this week...
April 4th, 2008, 09:34 AM
YES. Get Monet WINE.
She is exceptionally angry today because her gym is closing and has sold her to another gym like some pitiful iron-pushing slave. She requires vino.
dCepT: I'm pretty sure, considering much of our reference material comes from photographs, we appreciate having someone of that medium around.
FYI, incase folks didn't know, there is a painting session at the mattress factory lofts tomorrow with Bombshedevil. I think you can do just the one day if you want or the 3 coming weekends. I'll be there before coming to catl fun, so don't mind the fumes.
April 4th, 2008, 11:27 AM
Glad to hear that Roy is still keeping active in K-Rock. And that he's still checking in from time to time.
Joosh: Not coming out? How are we supposed to get our events Joosh Approved without Captain Joosh on the scene? I guess we'll have to just hope things play out with the usual, award-winning wit and sophistication...
dCepT: This is a story about a stranger traveling through a strange land.... Aside from telling you to drive safe, here are some tips for your travels:
1) Don't stop between cities/towns/populated areas. There are places between Florida and Georgia that can only be referred to as "certain doom."
2) Avoid Cafe Risque...(No matter which route you take from Orlando - I-95 or I-75 - there's a Cafe Risque to trap you...)
3) Don't listen to the radio. Southern US radio waves can paint a picture of the End of Times like no other form of communication. Trust us, things aren't as bad as they sound.
4) Stop at a Stuckey's once on your trip just for the experience. Then, wipe it from your memory...
5) Keep something blunt and heavy on hand. As the weather turns warmer, more and more tourists begin to flock to the south. Thoughts of a week at Disney's Paradise Pier resort hotel can turn them into mindless, foamy highway bandits...
6) Whenever you're in trouble aim for the head. I know...I know...That's for zombies. But it practically works on EVERYTHING...
Monet: If gym closing = vino guzzling, then Saturday night will be > last Taco Mac Tuesday...We'll need to / our time between sketching + boozing and hope we can - the # of instances Fingerless berates loose sketching and moleskine smudging...
BombSheDevil: Check out her portfolio of modeling madness here: Explosive Demonic Art Woman... (http://www.modelmayhem.com/pics.php?id=202913)
April 4th, 2008, 02:16 PM
flip/joosh: 8"x24.5"? Okay, that's just weird. Surely the product of their marketer having a few too many jello shooters. I'll stop by the blick here in roswell to see if they have something like that.
Speaking of which, I'm planning to be there Saturday, mutant sketchbook in tow if I can find one. I'll make sure to placate Monet with a free glass of wine. We can't have the bellydancer getting pugilant.
flip: 25 different characters, hmm? Should we start coming up with those now, or off the cuff to assure freshness?
April 4th, 2008, 04:25 PM
My place now has furniture, and all of my worldly possessions.
And in two more weeks, it'll have me!
April 4th, 2008, 04:54 PM
yeah 25 is a doozy...no one says doozy any more...I'm bringing it back.
any way im thinking more like genres and less like straight characters, giving the participant a little bit more freedom to elaborate their own story form the situation. or we could just pick random words out of a hat, a top hat, with a fun buckle on it to ensure that it is a legit picking of said topics.......
keep the ideas kicking around on this and once things get a little settled as farrrr as a direction for all the pages.... then maybe we can set a time farrr it.
also, can someone translate what dre posted, i dont speak in smart people words.
April 4th, 2008, 06:00 PM
also, can someone translate what dre posted, i dont speak in smart people words.
I believe, "I hate you and you smell bad" was what she was going for.
April 5th, 2008, 03:18 AM
thank you grack............................................. .
April 5th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Hey, all - just a reminder:
This Saturday, 5 april 2008 at 8PM we will be gathering at Six Feet Under in West Midtown Atlanta (at the 11th Street location, NOT memorial drive) for drinks, drawing, watercolor painting, squid tacos, high gravity beverages, chips, libations, et al. There will be special one-time only guest(s?), fresh from the Photoshop World Orlando conference -- From Norway, too.
Due to today's unfortunate (and temperamental) weather conditions, we'll be pushing for indoor seating. I'm going to try to arrive around 7:45 to arrange a table for approx. 10 people. I'm basing the number entirely off those of you who have confirmed (in some fashion) that you'll be attending tonight. If you didn't say yea or nay on the thread, I can't guarantee we'll have room for you at the CATL table.
See y'all tonight.
April 6th, 2008, 01:35 AM
Hey ya'll! I'm so sorry that turned out to be such a brief visit! Really wanted to hang out, but I'm staying like a good hour drive from Six Feet Under... would've sucked to walk back... hehe... was awesome to meet you guys though!
I'm terrible with names... I caught a couple, bit I had no chance whatsoever of catching all of you guys' names! Drop by my SB or reply in here and tell me again who you were...aight? It'll be nice to have a name to all of the new faces! I'll be sure to check in on all of your SBs!!
Thanks for the talk and laughs!
Gugg: I'll be riding my personal nahrwahl back to Norway on tuesday, but shoot me a mail on fredrik (at) dcept (dot) com if you guys are up to anything tomorrow.... we might be around town then as well! I'm gonna have to take a little drive either way, 'cuz I got hustled on Fry's yesterday, so I'll have to get a refund or something... haha...
Hope you guys had a good time! And again; so sorry I couldn't stay longer!! Hope I'll make it back sometime without people who need to leave tagging along :P
April 6th, 2008, 09:28 AM
dCepT/Gang: Good times last night - as usual. Great to have fellow artists from across the Atlantic stopping by to share artwork, stories, and experiences.
I'm certain if any of us have the opportunity to head to Norway, we'll know who to ring up for beers and sketching.
For those that haven't seen it before, here's the massive picture that Fredrik was talking about from the Photoshop Painting session: Obsessing over the details... (http://www.bertmonroy.com/fineart/text/fineart_damen.htm)
April 6th, 2008, 12:26 PM
All: Great time last night at 6FU. Good conversation, food, drinks, and I even got some drawing done. My coconut cruncher will dominate.
KU: Is it just me, or is there some bad perspective in that chicago railway image? Look at the roofline of the orange building's corner. That whole blocky pillar looks wonky to me. Maybe it's just me. I really do wonder what this was supposed to be for. Anything but printing it on the side of a building would seem a bit wasteful.
April 7th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Ha! double-post insanity!
Flip: With your samurai fixation, you will be sad to hear that buying or importing samurai swords is now illegal in the UK (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7331099.stm). Nothing said about ninja-to's. :ninja: I wonder if, like here in the states, drawing a picture of a samurai sword in a UK school will now get you expelled?
Back to work...
April 7th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Nothing said about ninja-to's.
:nohope: - Let's keep 80s pop-culture, references to "The Octagon," and items ordered through the BUD K catalog to a minimum here, kids...
[Edit:] Here's the old "warning" article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/05/nsamurai105.xml) from March '07. Appears as if you can retain your weapon as long as you're a "martial arts enthusiast." Fortunately, it appears that you have to belong to either the To-ken Society of Great Britain or the British Kendo Association to prove your enthusiasm. That's smart. I know plenty of so-called enthusiasts with little or no formal training who I wouldn't trust with a rusty pair of scissors...
Last month, amphetamine addict Hugh Penrose was jailed for at least 19 years for hacking a 21-year-old woman with a samurai sword and then deliberately running her over.
Yeah, I don't think banning katana is going to reduce violence. It's not the tools that commit the crime. By this example, you'd have to ban transportation vehicles as well.
April 7th, 2008, 01:41 PM
KU: Yep, just another example of nanny-statedom trying to protect us from the world. Kids all over the UK will rejoice when they ban pens and pencils for being too pointy. Did you dig the name of the "Offensive Weapons Act" or some such? Wouldn't "Defensive Weapon" be an oxymoron?
April 7th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Maybe there's some belief out there that violence can be stopped - as if it's some momentary thing attached to a particular time in history - and that there's an invisible plan that can start the cessation, if only we could figure out the right pieces.
I think we too often fixate on the tools. Sure we can get rid of all the handguns, swords, knives, fondue forks, sharpies, etc. but what does that really do? A father submerging his three kids in a tub of water takes no skill, no training, no tools - other than water and a sizable container. How do you stop that? More love from mommy and daddy? More compassion from our neighbors?
You don't. You can work to prevent violence - hopefully on some cerebral level that steers us toward less-destructive choices - but you can never stop it.
Well, that was rough. Allow me to bring this back around to a discussion of art by dropping this sick bit of reference onto the thread: Darvaz: The Door to Hell... (http://www.englishrussia.com/?p=1830) If this doesn't get you pumped for environment studies, I don't know what will...
April 7th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Darvaz -- I'm crying that there's not a high res copy of that for my desktop. Reposition the recycle bin over the hole, and pow, all your unwanted stuff gets dragged into a pit to hell.
April 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Okay, so things are a little slow here at work. Yadda, yadda. I just wanted to mention the awesome CHOW topic that got posted for this week, making up for last week's rather limp one. Topic: Shapeshifter.
This one's gonne be fun.
April 8th, 2008, 09:23 AM
all, re 6fu>>> :) :star:
April 8th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Whats up folks!
It's been a long time. I never made it to one before, but are u guys still having meetings on Tuesdays? I need to get connected back to the world of art. I've been MIA for to long.
April 9th, 2008, 08:52 AM
jgreat: There's information in post 1 (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=608739&postcount=1) about our various meetings. yes: still meeting on tuesdays. come out sometime :)
meeting last night was fun and productive. thanks to ye all for taking a critical look at my freelance stuff :)
April 9th, 2008, 10:48 AM
JGreat: Hope to see you at the next meeting.
...taking a critical look at my freelance stuff
That's too modest. Too modest indeed. What G-Gem is trying to hide within the folds of a blanket of modesty is the fact that he's crafting some truly rich artwork. Best of all: you can tell it's G-Gem work just by looking at it. The rush of color, the expressive line work, and the wild framing - they're all a part of Guggs' voice...
Dre: Even though you slipped away to the back table, I saw you working up some terrific designs. That sample folder was solid and surprising. Great layout. Plaid for the win.
All: Last night was crazy busy at the meeting. Nasty rocked a dozen spaceman concepts. Ben was prepping LMS3 work with a few sick studies (Ants over Baghdad!). And I have no idea what Fingerless was doing, but it smelled funny for a little while and, when he was done, he had a page of these mystical lines that took control of my brain:
April 9th, 2008, 04:58 PM
LMS3 entry...consuming body as well as brain...must...make it....to deadline....
Anyone else incredibly appalled/repulsed and/or fascinated by the sheer volume of tree spank/pollen in the environment? I wonder if you can make paint out of that. Hmmmm, with a bit of gel medium it might be possible.
April 9th, 2008, 05:03 PM
GRACK: "Tree spank??" LOLz!
April 9th, 2008, 05:54 PM
I'm happy to entertain :hatsoff:
April 9th, 2008, 07:24 PM
This group is not short on metaphors for pollen. That's 2 in 2 days. I say we keep that going until the blazing rays of summer are fully upon us.
I'm sure G-Gem will find some way to work "butter" into his contribution.
Artifex: LOLz? Wow - you really popped the 7th seal on that one...
I do have to commend your proper grammar usage though. From Urban Dictionary:
Adding a lowercase "z" at the end (Proper form, LOLz, or LoLz to switch between capitals and lowercase as is commonly done by a number of prepubescent horny teens, namely girls) does not necessarily add another word to the acronym. Just like if I were to write to you about "STDs", I would not be talking about Sexually Transmitted Disease Succotash, but rather multiple Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Here in teh intranets, teh misconsepshins are teh commonplace, LoLz.
Fingerless: Boutonnière not required...
April 11th, 2008, 12:52 PM
So, while wandering around the vast corridors of "teh intranets," I discovered this wonderful resource on perspective. It looks like they've gone and covered damn near everything you could ever want to know (and some things you probably wouldn't give two stones and a foot to know)...
Put the plastic down, kids - your brains are about to come popping out of your skull: BOOM! FWING! SPLASH! (http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/tech10.html#index)
Oh, and because it's a blustery day out there in the 100 Acre Wood: I give you spandex, red-eye makeup, and panthers!
April 11th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Man i wanna rock like a hurricane.....some dreams just never come true
April 12th, 2008, 08:11 PM
KU: holy crap. that's a serious perspective resource. *bookmarked*
Flip: I understand completely. Remind me to relate my Klaus Meiner anecdote next meet.
April 14th, 2008, 02:03 AM
Sorry to miss out Greasy Sunday tonight. Lots of labor around the digs here trying to get things prepped for relocating, forthcoming weddings, and other assorted insanities...
I did find time to sew signatures of watercolor paper on cord for a new 90-page sketchbook. With all of Monet's hand-bound madness and Grack's calls for bookbinding parties (and not to forget Fingerless' private successes), I just couldn't wait around any longer...Will cover next weekend after I navigate a week of painting and can return to assemblage activities...
April 14th, 2008, 10:44 AM
KU :: I like the new white letter message :pirate:
hope everyone is doing well. I dunno if its just me or has this year been moving at Olympic sprint pace?
I also found some more fun reference http://people.tribe.net/kathleencrowley
There are some really fun dresses, tribal garbs and such. hope this can be helpful for anyone who is painting/drafting tribal women dancing.
Grack:: The misses and I stopped by the gallery finally and really enjoyed your work. Look forward for the next installment.
April 14th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Hey guys, haven't heard anything on this for the past couple of pages so I thought I'd throw the link up here:
I'm thinking if I can get off work for a few hours I would totally go to that.
April 14th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Greasy sunday starts too late damnit.
9pm finds me drifting off to bed with a book and a glass of wine.
Here is new cabinet I just finished.
Also, hoping my debris art will be dry in time for this:
April 15th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Today's battle: Logos battered with deep bevels, glazed with a bubble-wrap filter, and then given the faintest default glow for presentation...Serve low-res and expanded beyond the correct pixel size at room temperature...
Zero trans fats. Serves 12.
Nasty: Contribution courtesy of one Señor Murphy and his band of merry bats...
Lavhoes: I expect tales of professional artistic endeavors. Nay - I demand them...What have you been up to, sir? The site looks terrific, btw.
Grackula: The crow alone sold me on this one. But there's so much more going on here that thrills me: Is that a cat tail? (http://darktreestudios.com/Madam%20Mab.htm) Talk of your show is a kick in the pants - I need to make the trip down to the gallery to soak it in.
Monet: I love the sort of esoteric qualities that manifest in your assemblage work. Always filled with treasures, and ghosts, and passages to secret places. What I find most intriguing is that I can almost smell incense and perfume just by looking at the interior shot...
All: Long day today, but I will be making an appearance tonight to be amongst friends and confidants. I hope you'll have an opening in your schedule to attend tonight's event. And, if not, I hope your day is filled with opportunities for creativity...
April 15th, 2008, 08:55 AM
OH that reminds me, I normally smoke them with incense to get rid of the glue smell.
April 15th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Ku: why yes it is, thanks for noticing.
I'm rockin' the D*con again this year! They just sent out the results of the jury. Anyone interested in a table? We learned a lot from last year, so I think we can actually make some cattle brand stuff and make some money. If not, that's cool. It will be a lot of time and energy investment. Throw any thoughts my way.
April 16th, 2008, 01:28 AM
1988 was awesome
have to post this one too becasue of Gunther van Hagens
April 16th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Ethax: Looks like you grabbed a forbidden video/missed something in the link. I think this is the one you were looking to put up (Artifex, this is what we were talking about):
"...dibble dabble at the keyboards..."
The second clip was just special.
Grack: I don't know what I'm going to do about The D this year. I need to screw my head on a bit tighter once May hits and commit one way or the other. Congrats on passing the jury.
All: I saw some things manifesting around the table last night that were truly inspiring. Even Joosh dropped by to kick some sick rendered expressions. I feel fortified for another few days at least. Really motivating to see the growth that's happening and the change in focus/experiments with direction that are happening.
I wish you folks had been around when I was in school. It would have offset a lot of the poor diet I was being fed.
April 16th, 2008, 04:40 PM
fixed that first link, I think it's early lords of acid - another video I came across researching 80s dance music.
you can grab the mix I put together here:
and here's that review of International Male
April 16th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Dammit, Ben - you're killing my free time today...
Much better mix than what was being cut together circa 1993. Takes me right back into the folds of the early Technomancer series...I'm glad you went back a decade this time around...There's a lot of solid electronic work from the 90s that influenced some of the better artists producing today...
These mixes need to come with greater frequency...
International Male: The levels of "I can totally see your cock in those pants" in here (http://www.internationalmale.com/default.asp) are backbreaking...There's only one way to take this to the next level: I'm going to have to place an order...
April 17th, 2008, 09:59 AM
save some hefty appliance moving and the lionness's share of cleaning and touchups, my move is complete. freakin finally.
and on the frontlines of my struggle against "grizzled throat malady," things are on the up and up.
Anyhows, sorry i've been scarce on here and in making appearances au meetings etc, i should be able to pick back up in the next week.
hugs -n- gugs
p.s. fingerless: t'will bring hansel tuesday, unless you're gonna be down in the bricks sometime this weekend.
April 18th, 2008, 08:03 AM
G-Gem: Congrats on finishing off the move and starting to settle into the new place. Your euphemisms are fun. I do hope the artistic momentum that's developed through this process remains in high gear. Looking forward to seeing the week-to-week work that will be produced.
All: As more and more of our tribe flitter into the realm of book crafts, I thought this find might kick off Friday and launch us into the weekend with a small dose of inspiration: Jacquline Rush Lee's Book Sculpture... (http://www.jacquelinerushlee.com/images/BookSculpture.html)
April 18th, 2008, 08:57 AM
Grack Im Down for a table
so yeah found another rediculous gallery online, its heavy on the manga but some of the stuff, cough* Shirow Masamune, cough cough* Yoshitaka Amano is really eye poping, great colors and above all a vast vast resource of art of a different hand.
ill do my best to make it out next tuesday...
April 18th, 2008, 09:01 AM
yeah double post!!!...i think it would help to post the link for the site mentioned in said post above...
hope this can be helpful to someone
hey grack is there any way you could forward the info you recieved for D.con to my gmails account?
also I liked yer show :scribble:
Monet, I reall really enjoy the lastest work :pirate:
April 18th, 2008, 02:27 PM
There be a drafting table at Goodwill in Woodstock on Highway 92 for $25. Dusty but good shape. FYI.
April 19th, 2008, 10:12 AM
arting at work makes the day better.
April 19th, 2008, 02:11 PM
word up on that flippy :)
g r e a s y s u n d a y m a j e s t y
4 2 0 ; 7 p ; m a j e s t i c d i n e r o n p o n c e
::: special special earlier time for you and yours :::
:: Start yr week off with the sketch-blitzing le crew ::
: see you there i'll be tearing up the comic pages :
perhaps reaquainting myself post-move-rn guoache rustiness
April 21st, 2008, 08:28 PM
i ain't braggin and i ain't boastin
but i like butter on my post double toasting
couple o' thAAAngs:
1.) Thanks to ye all for coming out last night. just after monet left, garrin and i met two artists with great tastes in brush pens.
2.) na na na na na na! I changed out the tip of my wacom pen! think... X-acto prodding and teasing to get the nub outta there. seems to make a big difference. Anybody want to go in on a replacement order of intuos pen nibs? hit me back or mention at the meeting and i'll make it happen.
3.) it's that time of year again:
CINQUO DE SKETCHO! el TRACE, but... well... not really tracing so much, si? save the date: Saturday, May 3. Preparing a game plan for the Big Bad Thurd sketching fiesta!
4.) Special K is going to be in town VERY soon. good news eh? :)
5.) I twisted monet's arm and she's gonna give me a tut on bookmaking at the next Greasy Sunday Majesty next week. should be highly entertaining and awesome. she says i don't need my sewing machine but i'm not sure i believe her. hehe. anyway, i'm sure she wouldn't mind others joining in. or would she? i don't want to be miniaturized, incensed, and glued into a curios cabinet for the rest of eternity
6.) looking forward to seeing all yalls tomorrow night a la mini. should be a real cool time. Next week is our monthly...taco mac afterparty thing, right?
April 21st, 2008, 09:46 PM
Sooooon as in friday!
April 21st, 2008, 10:22 PM
Nothing quite reminds you of the passing of time like a neglected desktop calendar. February 7th?
G-Gem: Good reporting on all fronts. Get on board with the bookmaking. You will not be disappointed with the freedom it creates. Moleskines beware...
Triple-H: Glad to hear you're back amongst the Krewe. We've missed your contributions...And I'm excited to peer into how far your project has come along...
Cinquo de Sketcho! Mmmm. I can already smell the magic. May 3rd is inked in and ready to go. Shuffle the calendar around, folks - this day promises to please...
Taco Mac Tuesday: Is there no stopping the juggernaut that is Taco Mac Tuesday? You'd better believe it. Call your sponsor, pre-approve your ER visit, and hang a name tag from your neck - it's another night of boozin' and doodlin' amongst the CATL Krewe...
April 21st, 2008, 11:10 PM
whatever your political affiliation, the head pasting work in this vid is nearly sublime :)
April 22nd, 2008, 08:22 AM
May 3rd...lilttle bit excited !!!!!
i don't want to be miniaturized, incensed, and glued into a curios cabinet for the rest of eternity
if monet ever went movie typical psycho killer that would be her method i do believe... "we found the body sir, (slowly opening the cabinet, and a crunched body, defigured and broken stares blindly from with in the tiny shelves as its left hand falls out from it holding what appears to the detectives as a failed attemtp of a hand made sketchobook)"
....or maybe not who knows.
oh and does any one remember psycho mantis? waht an awesome boss character. switching controler ports mid battle and reading your memory cards.......that boss was trippy.
and thanks to the renaissance fair my 6 fingure forehead matches the color Lake Red made by Windsor and Newton. I hope you get the visual.
April 22nd, 2008, 03:48 PM
Hey, all. Just a quick passing of the word that I'll be MIA tonight. I've got a painting in the cooker that needs some tending to and I'm not quite ready to leave it alone for an evening.
Hope there's a good turnout tonight and that there's a lot of progress to report on come tomorrow.
April 23rd, 2008, 09:36 AM
I'm so AWOL. That's what happens when release day looms. This saturday should be fun, we're replacing our app server software with a new one. I'm anticipating the boss running around with his hair on fire about 1am or so.
Anyway, here's something I found that is sure to provide the fodder for the next creepy-kids horror flick. Check out the statue with the bleeding eye sockets. Playgrounds from hell (http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/02/nightmare-playgrounds.html).
April 23rd, 2008, 10:21 AM
Wesifex: Wow. I wonder what little joys can be produced in such ghastly environments? Tetanus shots for everyone!
All: Due to scheduling conflicts, I will have to miss Cinquo de Sketcho...Scratch my name off the official ledger and put a sour face by the mark...I was certain the event was in advance of a wedding I'll be attending and it turns out I was wrong...At least there will be more room around the table...
Shakespeare's Birthday: What a great way to follow up Earth Day! To celebrate, here's your dramatic break for the day:
April 23rd, 2008, 11:01 AM
YAY! Kenneth will be back Friday!
April 23rd, 2008, 09:33 PM
Fae where have you been all these long days!??!
April 25th, 2008, 11:33 AM
if you guys haven't seen the LMS III round 2 post in finally finished, definitely check it out. go ben! go grack!
also: brenda, i just want this week to end... groan...
April 25th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Grack :: I dig your LMS ||| Round 2 piece...I once helped a freind clean up his apartment to move out, and there was a pizza box under his bed. Well as you would figure, I openned it (...who wouldn't...I love a good mystery...) and it was chalk full of maggots. Yeah, that kind of outbreak is some scary shit. Worst part is he laughed because he knew they were there...imagine sleeping above maggots...nasty.
Apart from my ramblings::I dig it...
April 25th, 2008, 10:41 PM
If maggots are not creepy enough for you,
I left the mummified bodies of a litter of baby mice in some of my old furniture in my parent's house. As they do not open drawers or organize possessions, they have not discovered them.
Maybe I should go get them and put them in one of my cabinets.
If you've not heard the story of how I wound up with mummified baby mice, ask me in person. I don't want that sort of incriminating information in writing ya know.
Bookmaking demo schtuff on greasy tables on Sunday! Hooray!
April 27th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Mummified mice? Maggoty pizza? Escaping a city infested with many-legged beasties? Ah, Sunday morning.
First, welcome back Special-K. That is, if he's truly arrived and this whole tale of his reconnection with Atlanta was not some elaborate ruse.
Second, even though I will be absent from the Cinquo de Sketcho festivities, I would like to remind all the little Catl-ites that drift through this thread to offer up some indication of whether or not they'll be attending the event. Ultimately, someone will have to handle the logistics of securing us space and making room for everyone. If you have the time to read this, you have the time to let us know if you'll be coming.
Lastly, we're ramping up for a long summer of conventions and showcase opportunities. And there are plenty of local events for those that are concerned about travel expenses and time off of work. I hope everyone has found one or two possibilities to explore.
April 27th, 2008, 01:08 PM
:;:Greasy Sunday majesty recon-veins!:;: (ewww, sorry, couldn't resist...)
Tooooooooooooonight, 7pm, majestic diner on ponce!
special (k) guests! bookbinding demo by monetdancesbooks! and the usual artastic week beginning splosions u have come to expectered, chile!
Be there! big table here we come
details forthcoming on CINQUO DE SKETCHO :: EL TRACE!
5pm saturday, 3 may
La Fonda Latina, ponce de leon
from there, we shall see.
king unikrong u will be missssssed!
April 27th, 2008, 01:56 PM
I'm going to be out of town on Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday, so I may or may not be in attendance of Cinco de Sketcho
Also: Photoshop Disasters blog (http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/)
April 27th, 2008, 04:53 PM
i'm thinking that maybe we should have cinquo de sketcho :: el trace on Tuesday night instead of Saturday? a fingerandbouncerless, krangalong-dolling-hornless CATL sketch group might prove to be a little defenseless from the throngs of empty pages shuttering and flittering about in the air.
it's a crazy idea, but i think it will work better. thoughts thoughts thoughts?
April 27th, 2008, 05:42 PM
i have between 2 and 3 (exact # to be determined later tonight) passes to see a screening of
on Tuesday night. Deal being that we meet up at 5:45 at atlantic station, because there is going to be a line.
first come, first swerved. Let me know. :)
April 27th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Cinquo de Move to Martes: If everyone's cool with the move from Saturday to Tuesday May 6th, I'm down. I'll be back in town on Monday afternoon, so that would rock for me.
Fingerless: Haha. Great find...
Iron Man: I hope someone signs on for the IM action with G-Gem. I know I won't be able to make it down to AC in time to join the group, so enjoy the show for me...
April 28th, 2008, 02:19 PM
okay i have one extra pass for the iron man screening tomorrow night. please lemme know, k? we'll head from atlantic station up to funwoody afterwards.
April 28th, 2008, 02:59 PM
What if any plans are out there for the location of Cinco de Tres? I'm all up for a move to Tuesday if it means we'll have all the usual suspects (Kaiser Sose!! :jawdrop: ).
I've another software release under my belt, and I'm planning to roll out to Tuesday night as a reward. Hope to see all there.
Now to go check out LMS...
April 28th, 2008, 03:00 PM
okay i have one extra pass for the iron man screening tomorrow night. please lemme know, k? we'll head from atlantic station up to funwoody afterwards.
I'd like to go.
April 28th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Moving the CdeS to the following Tuesday the 6th is fine, but might I suggest a more central location, even if its just the La Fonda next to our Regular Fellinis, since driving down to Ponce is impractical for many of us.
April 29th, 2008, 10:29 AM
fingerless brings up a very good point. I say we set it at 7:30 pm, tuesday 6 may, at La Fonda on Roswell Road. ( 4427 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, 30342 - (404) 303-8201 ). Ponce for you north folks is out of the way.
hansel tape for you tonight, f
ps: iron man screening tix! I STILL HAVE TWO FREE TICKETS! you guys have my number so prolly calling or texting would be best. will be heading up to funwoody after the movie tonight, armed with repulsors and wearing stealth armor. coloring supplies LOOK OUT :)
April 29th, 2008, 11:59 AM
Well, the day is shaping up nicely for making an appearance tonight at the Funwoody meeting. I'm especially interested to hear G-Gem's take on the latest Marvel franchise and to see what everyone's been working up.
Cinquo de Coming Soon: Certainly appreciate the flexibility to move it to a later day and to a new location. I've been purposely avoiding southwestern cuisine to take in the festivities to my fullest capacity.
Wesifex: I have things to return to you. Will keep them in the car and distribute post-meeting tonight...
April 29th, 2008, 12:25 PM
I'll most likely be a wee bit late to the meet tonight, but I'll be there.
KU: Did I loan something to you? Well, there you ruined your chance at some free loot. :pirate: For the life of me, I can't remember what that might be.
Cory/Adrienne: Speaking of getting things back to folks, I need to get Adrienne back her symbols book that's been gracing my coffee table for some time. I'm tying a string around my finger to remind me.
April 29th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Well sh__. Scratch that. I'm AWOL tonight. #$%#%. We've company coming in for the weekend starting Thursday.
April 29th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Wes: Haha - you'll just have to wait and see. You'll be missed tonight. But certainly make plans for next Tuesday. Cerveza to be sure...
All: Speaking of beers - isn't tonight Taco Mac Tuesday? It seems to have slipped off the radar. Oh, well. We'll convene at our usual location and if anyone is up for migrating once G-Gem arrives with his brood of steely nano-drones we'll secure ourselves a table...
See everyone tonight! [Edit: I spoke too soon, gang. I'll be at home working on a presentation. Will catch up with everyone soon.]
April 30th, 2008, 12:42 AM
that zhanglu post in finally finished is really great
here's the black supremacists from Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
April 30th, 2008, 08:17 AM
hey look i can finally access CA again....
i dunno whats been going on with either comcast of the forum but i've had a hell of a time using this site.
anyway, sorry i couldn't make it last night.
As some of you know companies in the USA dont always work the way they are supposed to. Verso, being one of those companies, went bankrupt and in turn, I lost my job.
Good news everyone! I've programed the toaster to feel feelings....wait thats not it.....oh right! I now work from home!!!!! I do the same stuff I did at verso but from home for a better company!
Best part about this is I can paint, and work at the same time so be on the look out for more and more paintings in either the sketchbook or my web site.
WES :: whats the name of the program you are using to errr... program the web site? Dont worry too much about the book, considering i still have the CATL archive o' DVD tut's :scribble:
April 30th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Ben: Intriguing video. I couldn't help but notice the fingernails...I wonder of their significance...
Zhanglu's work, as many have commented, is terrific. The brush management seems spot on. He has a small number of additional paintings on DA that weren't featured here. I'll be interested to see what he comes up with for his video presentation. Might have to add that to the collection here.
Nasty: 'Grats again on how things worked out on the job front. I hope the change gives you the opportunity to put more work out there.
All: I'm still a bit bummed about missing last night, but things aren't entirely solidified yet with my schedule. If I can weather the weddings, move, and settling in that all want to happen over the next two months, I shouldn't have to duck and dodge to make it out to the meetings.
I've cleared everything away from CdS next week. I'll buy a cerveza for anyone in a sombrero...
May 1st, 2008, 10:32 AM
now does mean for every hat worn another cerveza must be bought for said hat wearer? 'cause i have many a sombrero :pirate:
also as a side note, more like side question for everyone;
is anyone else having problems with the notification function, ie. not getting them as an email?
both my sketchbook and this thread should be appearing daily but alas they are not. Any thoughts?
..ill be here all day finishing up that squid piece.
"i've always heard it pronounced 'Kraeken" with a long aaaaaa"
May 1st, 2008, 12:11 PM
flipnasty>>> Subscriptions are F*****, and apparently it's a complicated fix??? and it's a longstanding issue around here... (http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=116134)
:ilaekae: :ilaekae: :ilaekae: :ilaekae: :ilaekae:
CINQUO de SKETCHO
::: EL TRACE / THE THIRD :::
THIS TUESDAY, 6 MAY 2008!!!
:ilaekae: :ilaekae: :ilaekae: :ilaekae: :ilaekae:
7:30 pm; La Fonda on Roswell Road; ( 4427 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, 30342 - (404) 303-8201 )
look for the yellow-light sombreros breaming with reflected light hot salsa
May 1st, 2008, 01:53 PM
To clarify: You must be wearing an AUTHENTIC SOMBRERO (preferably imported from Mexico) to be eligible for the cerveza.
If you show up and try to claim that your hat of other origin is a "sombrero" because that's simply the Spanish word for "any hat with a brim," you owe me a cerveza...
One cerveza to attendee (no matter how many hats you choose to adorn your head with)...
May 1st, 2008, 02:36 PM
... what's a cerveza? :O
May 1st, 2008, 03:15 PM
Its spanish for beer :wink:
KU:......damn, and here i thought i was clever.....:frustrated:
GuGgS: thanks for the clarification on the issue. Also, I am enjoying the CDS'O plug in your signature :pirate:
I am doing this :painting: right now
May 2nd, 2008, 05:11 PM
You can tell it's been a long week when you stop the work day, look at what you've spent the last four days painting, and decide to paint over everything.
Sound the horns, folks - we're adding a few more days to the production schedule...
Hope everyone has something productive to work on this weekend!
May 5th, 2008, 11:57 AM
vhy, gsm cru>>> apologies to all ye for having to call everything off this weekend... saturday night and sunday were spent in an unpleasant deathly feverish haze. And in the midst of my sleeping / sweating / shivering the only thing i kept nightmaring about was my in progress Bioshock game. A few first aid kits, maybe a telekinesis plasmid (*brings cough syrup bobbing in the air to bed from bathroom*) and i would have been popping and locking famously. the fever broken at this point however, so that's all good.
You can tell it's been a long week when you stop the work day, look at what you've spent the last four days painting, and decide to paint over everything.
ku>>> we hear this from you a good bit, but ... we don't really get to see what you're working on. i mean, it's understandable to be perfectionist, but everything i've seen from you has blown me away, even things that you consider to be problematic or needing redo. you should honestly show us more of the fruits of king unicorn's art-hanging orchards, dernit! get some outside feedback. I will also levy the opinion that you're way too hard on yourself, but i have that same tendency so i'm not really one to talk. anyways, i hope things are going better since the agonizing and frustrating do-overs. For me that's got to be one of the most difficult things to go through.
thas it 4 nows.
May 5th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Guggs: I'm sorry to hear of your most recent illness. I will burn the newly butchered innards of a rooster to dispel the demons from you.
Ok, so I know I've been less than attentive with the CATL lately, but some of my hard work is paying off. Check it out. (http://www.juxtapoz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=22&Itemid=59)
May 5th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Florida: The first wedding of the season is complete and I have a few weeks off before the next (my sister's). Again, in Florida. I have a strange relationship with that state. I can't quite wash its sand from my feet.
G-Gem: Yes, and yes. On all counts - yes. The art-hanging orchards are something of a secret garden around here and that's been going on for much too long. I promise we'll have a grand unveiling, a completed website, and the brandishing of critiques as the summer unfolds.
Grackula: The compositional shift in your work is having tremendously positive results. Your latest round of graphites (the goblins) have a definitive punch. Not to say your previous work was in any way ineffective, but in comparison to where you appear to be right now, your previous work was a brawl whereas your present work is a calculated assassination. Congratulations on your expanding recognition!
All: It's time! It's time! Join us tomorrow for Cinquo de Sketcho!!
May 6th, 2008, 09:09 AM
363019HAPPY CINQUO DE SKETCHO!!!363018
May 6th, 2008, 11:07 AM
creepy yet colorful
anyone have any words of wisdom for painting in oils?
working on a portrait right now and anything would be helpful
May 6th, 2008, 03:40 PM
cory>>> very simple: Richard Schmid, Alla Prima
CDS 3 Revelers!>>> Great times last night! the wrestler sketchjam (at least the one in my sketchbook) has been destroyed. now forget all of this...
May 7th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Ah, CDS-3 is but a memory now...and we can let the healing sessions commence...
G-Gem/Fingerless: I was really impressed with the luchador sketchjam. It's been a long while since something made me cringe with a real fear...I would not want a rose from El Carne and that horse-wrangling master of the steel cage of death was just as terrifying as it was cleverly conceived...
Nasty: I have to say, you really pulled that matador out. Once you hit it with the markers and the whites, it went in a strong direction. We'll need to get you some refills soon with all the magic you've been pouring out with your newfound employment freedoms...
Dre: Loved the new sketch. I'm certain the pencil work is a freeing break from your design duties. Looking forward to seeing the progress on it.
Ethax/Wesifex: I saw you guys toiling away. Sadly, it was from an odd angle. I'll have to circle up with you next Tuesday and pour over recent additions to your sketchbooks.
All: You missed out on a great time last night. We closed La Fonda (with all of its bedazzled virgin iconography) down. Next big event in mid-June? Keep a weekend open and plan on coming out to create with your CATL friends.
May 8th, 2008, 12:12 PM
I'm double posting with good reason:
As you've all probably seen by now (unless you live your life in a deplorable state of obliviousness), CA.org is putting the word out that the Orphan Works legislation is being ramped up in the House and the Senate.
The outcome of this decision will impact you, your peers, and your favorite influences...
There is nothing going on right now that will prevent you from taking a few minutes out of your day to contact our GA leaders:
For the Senate... (http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/issues/alert/?alertid=11349191)
For the House of Representatives... (http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/issues/alert/?alertid=11349111)
I've just done a little extra work for you, so you have no excuse not to follow through...Drop in your zip code and go to work...
May 8th, 2008, 10:23 PM
-Pay close attention to your EDGES (hard vs soft edges);
-Pay close attention to WARM vs COOL colors and how they relate to one another; subtlety in temperature and value changes is key
-Clean Color: keep your colors as clean & vibrant as possible by using separate brushes for each color, dumping your mineral spirits often and mixing paint with a palette knife (as opposed to the brush);
-Read up on TRANSPARENCY...and how you can use transparent paints to build a painting with glazes/layers of paint;
-Watch your values...when painting it's very easy to destroy the value contrasts that were initially put down as the under-drawing or under-painting; squint often to see the darks
-Understand the difference between PAINTERLY and LINEAR and how each impacts the way you set-up your painting.
Yellow-Green + Blue-Green = GREEN (the purest green)
(ie: Hansa Yellow + Cerulean or Pthalo Blue)
Yellow-Orange + Red-Orange = ORANGE (the purest orange)
(ie: Cadmium Yellow + Cadmium Red Light)
Blue-Violet + Red-Violet = PURPLE (the purest violet)
(ie: Ultramarine Blue + Quinicridone Red or Alizarin Crimson)
- Mixing variations on the above will give you duller colors (not a bad thing) - ie: Mixing a Yellow-Green with a Blue-Violet will give you a duller green
- Mix complements to get browns & grays
- Use Naples Yellow + Cadmium Red for flesh tones; mix in blue for shadows
More on color:
- You'll generally want to avoid using black on your palette, although there are conflicting viewpoints on this
- You can get darks approaching black by mixing Alizarin Crimson + Viridian, or Ultramarine Blue + Sienna
- To turn form, you can use both value and color temperature
Here's a rough guide on color temperature:
- COLDEST = blue (makes form recede in space; will cool any color)
- COLD = blue-green, blue-violet
- COOL = yellow-green, red-violet
- WARM = yellow-orange, red-orange
- WARMEST = orange (orange brings form forward; will warm any color)
* Red and Yellow can go either way (Red can be red-violet or red-orange; Yellow - yellow-green or yellow-orange)
- You'll generally want to make your highlights thicker (palette knife is good for this)
- Shadows - generally thinner
- Use paper towels as a subtractive method; turp/mineral spirits can also remove paint from the surface
- Paper towels can also be used to create smooth edges
- Use professional grade acrylic gesso for priming your support (wood panel, canvas; can be purchased at Utrecht)
- 3 to 4 coats of gesso, preferably sanding between layers, will ensure that your oil adheres to the surface and that the surface doesn't "swallow" up your paint
- Work fat over lean...initial layer should be super-thin, then add more paint, then go thick -- working in this way will ensure your painting stands the test of time (avoids flaking)
Gamblin Gamsol is the least toxic solvent that I'm aware of - better than turpentine, better than turpenoid; Linseed Oil is also used frequently
Walnut Oil - helps oil paint dry faster
Liquin - protects an underpainting, so that you can paint over it & remove your mistakes without affecting the underpainting
I would also suggest wearing gloves if you're going to work with Cadmium, Cobalt, Lead or other toxic materials.
Every teacher I've studied with has advised me to use a larger brush than what the task calls for...especially in the beginning.
Wide-mouth glass pickle or relish jars are great for storing solvents/cleaning brushes
Master's Soap (bars) or Gojo (orange bottle) -- both are great for getting oil paint off your skin; Master's soap also works wonders for cleaning your brushes after a session
Pick up "Problem Solving for Oil Painters", probably one of the best oil painting books on the market. And like Gugg suggested, Richard Schmid knows his stuff big time. I don't think you can go wrong with either purchase, although the Schmid book is more pricey. Another recommendation (for color mixing): Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green
Good luck w/the painting!
May 8th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Gugg > Get well soon!
May 9th, 2008, 09:39 AM
...i'm aware that it's easy to skim over the posts here,
but it is greatly important that each you follow through and contact your legislators which ku makes it so easy to do.
THIS BILL WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR UNSCUPULOUS
ART THIEVES TO TAKE YOUR ARTWORK.
THE ORPHAN WORKS BILL (S. 2913) MUST BE STOPPED!
May 9th, 2008, 04:08 PM
First, I spent the morning on the archery range with my father. While retrieving a flight from the target, I discovered a massive deer tick crawling up my leg (certainly vectoring for my sensitive nether regions). Needless to say, we were quickly separated. Now, every time I sit still for a few moments, I have that psychosomatic "there are bugs in my skin" response. Haha.
Second, I received my first response to my communications to GA politicians yesterday. You should be receiving the same:
Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 2913, the "Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act." It is good to hear from you.
S. 2913 was introduced on April 24, 2008, and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. If enacted, this bill would limit the remedies in a civil action brought for infringement of copyright in an orphan work if the infringer proves three points.
First, the infringer must prove that he performed and documented a reasonably diligent search in good faith to locate the copyright owner before using the work, but was unable to locate the owner. Second, he must prove a Notice of Use was filed with the Register of Copyrights before the work was used, and third, he must prove the infringing use of the work provided attribution to the author and owner, if known, of the copyright.
Under this legislation, owners of works would be able to receive compensation for the use of their infringed work unless the infringement is performed without any commercial advantage and primarily for a charitable, religious, scholarly, or educational purpose and the infringer ceases the infringement expeditiously after receiving notice of the infringement.
Finally, S. 2913 directs the Register of Copyrights to begin a certification process for the establishment of an electronic database to facilitate the search for pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works that are subject to copyright protection.
I recognize the importance of preserving the rights of artists to their works and ideas. Should this legislation come before the Senate, I will keep your comments in mind.
They can have my art when they pry it from my cold, dead hands...
May 9th, 2008, 05:06 PM
KU > - Thanks for sharing the info about the Orphan Works bill. I honestly had no idea about this. I've contacted our GA Senators / Representatives thanks to you. Nice job.
May 9th, 2008, 08:34 PM
KU: Sent and sent. Who the hell comes up with these laws? Erring on the side of thievery? Individual property rights seem to be an unknown concept to the oligarchs.
May 10th, 2008, 10:56 PM
ALL: It seems like we need to get another zoo trip on the books. Perhaps May 31st? Cool with you guys?
KU: Thanks for the links, sent and proud. That bill is total bullshit. Did anyone else listen to the interview with Brad Holland (http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan/orphan_works_information.mp3) from that post in the lounge, it was quiet interesting I thought
FlipNasty: In regards to you oil painting question, I will go over what I find works best for me. I agrred with most of what Garrin said
Ideal Palette (for myself that is, this is basically what I use for goauche as well)
Titanium white (I also use flake/lead white)
Cadmium Yellow (or cad yellow Deep)
Cadmium Red Light
Transparent Red Oxide (not totally needed, but I like it)
Cerulean Blue (or manganese)
Phthalo Blue (or ultramarine or prussian blue)
Sap Green (or whatever green)
Dioxazine Purple (rarely used)
Black (I mix this from aliz crimson, red oxide and phthalo blue, it allows for a warm or cool black)
I really love M Graham Paints, Winsor & Newton paints are okay, although too thick for my tatses
Brushes: I use bristle and sable brushes, it comes down to personal taste most of the time
Glass palette (with white or gray paper taped underneath)
Oderless mineral spirits (gamsol mostly)
Rags, paper towels, jars for solvent, Q-tips
Walnut oil (although I use little or no medium, this would be what I used if I did, Liquin is good too)
Strectched canvas or masonite, triple primed with acrylic gesso, sometimes heavy paper or illustration board
1. Don't eat while painting, nor should you touch your eyes
2. Dont wet brushes with your mouth
3. Work in a ventilated area if possible
4. Learn to recycle your dirty solvents. (set them in jars and let the solids sink to the bottom, then pour off the clean liquid in a new jar)
5. Mixing paint. The choice of mixing with a knife or with a brush is up to you. (Personally, I always mix with a brush, it seems easier to me)
6. Warm vs cool. Generally, Warm light produces cool shadows, and cool light produces warm shadows
7. Hard vs soft edges. You should try to use both
8. Contrast. Unless there is some special circumstance, a painting should have a full range of values
The Richard Schmid book Alla Prima is highly recommended
Hope that helps. "You've taken your first step into a larger world"
May 11th, 2008, 07:05 PM
fingerless, all>>> Saturday, 31 May ZT sounds Awesome! Potential plans for that day??? What would be a good time to gather? I know that after 3-4 hours there we have to retreat, but the sketches will hopefully make the uncomfortable heat/majestic natural odors/most asinine collection of sketch-tator comments ever heard totally worth it. I have a class that morning from 10-12 but would be free after that. Ideas for where to go / what to do afterwards? cold drinks / meal / recharging would be awesome: AND the zoo is pretty close to guggemmanor 3.0, so perhaps we could grill out in the backyard au casa or something.
all>>> Sorry no Greasy sunday majesty today (call yr mom) and next week i'm holding down the noise sampling scene in NYC. Greasy Sunday Majesty will resume on Sunday, 25 May.
Looking forward to catching up with you guys on Tuesday night!
edit: upcoming shows:
!!!!!!!SILVER APPLES at the EARL!!!!!!!
Silver Apples - monday, 6/30/2008
Contrasting the flowery psychedelic rock music of the late-1960s, the New York City-based Silver Apples created an avant-garde sound based on an extensive drum kit, originally played by Dan Taylor, and a little more than a homemade synthesizer, dubbed “The Simeon” after group founder and lead singer, Simeon Coxe III. The group was active between 1967 and 1969, during which they released Silver Apples and Contact, and although a third album was recorded in 1970, their record label (KAPP) folded leaving the album unreleased and the group defunct. Silver Apples were one of the first groups to employ electronic music techniques extensively within a rock idiom. According to their first LP liner notes, their unique sound came from "nine audio oscillators piled on top of each other and eighty-six manual controls to control lead, rhythm and bass pulses with hands, feet and elbows". Simeon devised a system of telegraph keys and pedals to control tonality and chord changes, and reportedly never learned to play traditional piano-styled keyboards or synthesizers. Although complex, their minimalistic style, with its pulsing, driving beat and frequently discordant modality, anticipated not only the experimental electronic music and krautrock of the 1970s, but underground dance music and indie rock of the 1990s as well. They have influenced everyone from Kraftwerk, Spacemen 3, Suicide, and Laika to only name a few. In1994, German label TRC released a bootleg CD of both Silver Apples and Contact, and the intense interest provoked by this release prompted Simeon to reform Silver Apples in 1996. After releasing new material, Simeon began touring with original member Dan Taylor, and multi-instrumentalist Xian Hawkins. However, in 1999, an unknown driver forced their tour van off the road, breaking Simeon's neck leaving him unable to walk and the future of Silver Apples was unknown. Simeon miraculously relearned how to walk, but never fully recovered his hand movements, leaving him unable to play his instrument in the way he used to. He quietly spent his recovery time in the Gulf of Mexico and due to sad circumstances reappeared on the scene in 2005 to comment on the sad passing of longtime friend and drummer, Dan Taylor. Many questioned if Silver Apples would ever play again due to the incessant string of bad luck, but with the release of a single in the US in 2007, Simeon went on tour for the first time in years, performing as a solo outfit to much acclaim.
Boris - 7/5/2008
May 12th, 2008, 07:24 PM
I can't really take credit for any of the Orphan Works Bill initiatives. Others have compiled the information with far more commitment than I. I just added a little dose of pixie dust. I appreciate everyone taking the time to let his/her voice be heard. There are aspects of our lives that are worth taking a stand for and I believe this is one issue that puts us on common ground.
MonkeyBone: ZooTripping sounds good to me. And the end of May looks grand. A little afternoon amongst wilder things should provide some sketch-worthy subjects.
Silver Apples: Oh, my. Here comes another three-month run of Fingerless joining us for meetings with "Oscillations....Oscillations..." streaming from his lips.
Got some time to kill? It's not rust on bolts, but this is another example of time-consuming efforts: Sunshine, surf, zombies - hooray! (http://www.boingboing.net/ECB_LA_28k.png)
[Edit: I'm going to sit tonight's meeting out, gang. I have a few chores that I've neglected and I need to put some time in around the forest here. If the Thursday nights are still in effect, I'll certainly pop in for a bit then to make up for my absence. Tra-la-la.]
May 14th, 2008, 12:08 PM
'Ello everyone, sorry i missed the meetin last night, some complications arose, ensued, and were over come. Hope everyone is doing well, and thank you thank you thank you to The man with no fingers and Barb for all the helpful tips and tricks with oils. the portrait turned out rather nice and my mom will sure appreciate it.
Ill post the final result after all the touch ups are finished.
May 14th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Xperimental Puppetry Theatre is back!
May 15-18 (this thursday-sunday)
Down with the Orphan Works!
Up with the anthropomorphic fabric on sticks!
May 14th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Cheers to Monet for dropping the word on XPT onto the thread. We truly are fortunate to have such an inspiring venue like CPA to explore. The combination of visual and performance arts CPA offers is not to be missed. I'm still reeling from last year's tribute to Poe.
We should try to plan one of our monthly events around the classes that are offered there. Certainly we can find something that balances a youthful sense of wonder with maturing artistic experience. Based on G-Gem's recent Cinquo de Sketcho illustrations, I'm certain we can scare up some appropriately insane hand puppets.
Why do I have a feeling that Ethax was involved with the construction of this visual dance mix?
May 15th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Oh Bill.......anyone else see when he had one of his reporters hunt down the Nancey Cantor, self proclaimed chancellor of Syracuse University, and ask her about a professor who the O'Reilly Factor is calling......
here this is much easier
also read the comments in the blog....it'll tickle your fancy a bit
May 15th, 2008, 03:17 PM
double posting cause I can....and this seems rather important
if you have not checked out this section
this seems like a portfolio in the making, or at least a sequence.
anyone who wants to build something in the next 6.5 weeks is encouraged to take up this challenge.
Even if you dont win, the judges that are looking at your work are cough*
Jason Manley, El Coro, Android Jones.
first one to the finish?
May 15th, 2008, 04:09 PM
The deep activity looks cool: I guess it's the annual attempt at activity "cohesion..." Create a world, Win a contest, Get notoriety, and Get Seen. A Workshop in New Zealand: Holy Hell that'd be freakin awesome: I checked airfare and it's like $1300, 4 months out. you'd practically have to win it to rationalize the expense. Hangin out with the bestest band ever, The Dead C, would be really great tho. and sign me up for a session at the maori tattoo shop.
I'm mega-bummed that i'm gonna miss this spring's XPT: it's sadly / and basically an annual event at this point, because the XPTerror fall version of olde got turned into the vaudeville style show that's still damned impressive but not as imaginative. the Center for Puppetry Arts is, and i've said this many times before, one of my very favorite things about this city. Th-E and I have spent time researching for a large project in their library, which has an extensive collection of rare books about puppetry and general fabrication. I'm not sure what kind of classes they'd have available for a group like ours, but i'd certainly be down for adding some more skills to the set. anything to do with vvaaccuumm / vinyl / latex molding would be extremely useful and good to know, but this represents more of a shot in the dark on a sketchy understanding of what they can offer.
There's an Awa Lim performance (http://awalim.com/event-s.asp?date=5/18/2008) this sunday. Greasy Sunday Majesty will resume on Sunday, 25 May. I'm out of town this weekend to hear noise and see art in NYC. We should try and nail down plans for the Zoo Trip 3.0 on Saturday, 31 May; my only input would be that ... i cannot do early morning (which seems to be the tradition with all our ZT's) but 1p.m. or thereabouts would work fine. Morning on that sunday, 1 June would work however. Depending on how things go tonight in class i may try to stop by alpharetta, but will have to see.
Flip>>> Impressive update bro: squiddles is quite terrifying with his hermit crab legs :) haha gotta love O'reilly fracture coming down on yr school.
i think that's it, hope you kidz have a great weekend.
May 16th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Why do I have a feeling that Ethax was involved with the construction of this visual dance mix?
Unfortunately no, but that is definetly going in my bookmarks - next to the remix of "crazy girl verbally abuses an old lady on marta"
remix by zoomzip (who also did those crunk radiohead covers):
May 16th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Deep Underwater - may make my debut and do a little creating for this one. Wanted to share a cool site that I came across...Enjoy!
May 16th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Ethax: I really didn't want to laugh at that unfortunate MARTA incident (it was, after all, a schism of the personality caught on camera), but when I saw the subtitled video, I was done for. Blazing on an old woman with one of the worst hip hop tracks to be produced in recent years is just awful.
I hope she finds the treatment she needs. And decides not to confront a MARTA car full of strangers with her anger in the future.
Dre: Excellent link! Like photomanipulation, underwater photography, when approached with a delicate care, can produce results that are quite captivating. Of course, the opposite holds true as well, and I've witnessed attempts that reminded me of spending a long, hot day sliding down the tubes at a water amusement park.
To continue this grand tradition of Friday Links, I thought I'd share this:
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (http://www.wolftrap.org/): America's ONLY national park for the performing arts...
[Edit: Today, I received a letter - a real, printed-on-recycled-paper letter (it even smells official) - from our Rep in the House in regards to my Orphan Works Act concerns. I hope you all have received similar letters by now.
Even though the discussion around here seems to indicate that this bill will be passed into law and we'll have to modify some of our marketing practices to protect the work we create, I have to admit I'm pleased to have this letter as a sign that I did something to try to stop this from happening. I know there were those that did more - delivered podcasts, gave interviews, tackled their government officials while impersonating Egon Schiele - but I can proudly say I didn't sit on the sidelines in some self-medicated state and take what was being fed to me. I joined the full cadre of concerned artists who saw the problems this bill will eventually create, and I added my voice to the chorus.
I hope you feel the same.]
May 19th, 2008, 07:57 AM
It be Awalim, no spaces.
Dancing was great.
Not sure I liked the venue. Some bespangled dancer hands/swords/fire were about to take out that drop ceiling.
Someone caught me shading my drawing with my right hand. Did not realize I do that. Watch the dancers, not the chick with the sketchbook.
May 19th, 2008, 03:56 PM
hey whats up folks. i am gettingh settled in the area and look forward to getting up with everyone soon. Also I just returned from doing a live nude sketch at the Atlanta Art Center. Seeing that that was my first time and probably my second to last time being able to attend, i enjoyed the work out and especially enjoyed seeing some of the talent that attended, mostly older folks. Does any one else no of other opportunities like this in ATL? I look forward to hooking up with everyone soon!
May 20th, 2008, 11:57 AM
keyu>>> there's lots going on here...welcome to tha atl!!! check post #1 of this thread for information on our 4 regular meetings that we do. The AAC session is pretty cool, but there other good ones all over the city. if you can PM me yr email address i'll add you to our list and send you an email with information about lots of other drawing opportunities around town. And there's our main meeting that's going on tonight up in dunwoody. again, information in post #1 of this thread.
all>>> also... here's some important and timely information. (http://benniaustin.com/nickel/)
KU>>> Big props indeed for posting up the information about the Orphan works bill... Not sure exactly where the bill is at, but damn i really really hope it doesn't pass. i'd be totally willing to do some kind of a protest even... try to raise awareness. this is a very bad thing...
monet dances>>> doh... misspelling duly noted... watch that smeary burning ceiling, southpaw.
May 20th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Tarot Thunderdome! (http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=126376)
May 20th, 2008, 07:30 PM
No mini for me tonight. I've been driven back into my home by the wailing of tornado sirens. Fortunately, I see no flying monkeys or girls from Kansas outside.
Duck and cover, y'all!
May 21st, 2008, 09:37 AM
Yes, untimely absences produced by withering torrents of wind and rain.
I got in just in time to safely stow the plants and watch the pink center on the radar drift safely to the east (safely for me, maybe not so much for everyone else). It did provide an opportunity to crack open the chest of boardgames and challenge my wife to a game of Guess Who.
"Does your person appear to suffer from a malady of the heart?"
Zoo Trip 3.0: So it doesn't become forgotten in past pages, any more details on CATL ZOO TRIP 3.0? The chatter seems to have abated and I want to make certain I have plans prepared in advanced. I have to juggle two weddings and a move in June, so this might be the last big event I can make until July scorches its way onto the calendar (at which point I'm seriously considering relocating operations to a clear, chilled bubble several thousand fathoms beneath the sea).
Grack: The Tarot Thunderdome certainly has some clear leaders. It will be interesting to see which artists walk away with top honors for this round.
Cheers to those who made it out last night. And if you missed out, there's always Thursday, or next Tuesday, or time in-between.
May 21st, 2008, 11:13 AM
Per Fingerless>>> as rehashed from some brief runthroughs last night, the plan at present is to meet at the Atlanta Zoo in Grant Park at NOON on saturday 31 May. I'll be arriving a little bit late but will be along to rescue you guys from attacking orange-utans and deranged ivory hornbills on acid...
good meeting last night folks, also, glad to hear you guys survived the scab county touchdown (SWEET +6PTS!) of the Turn-a-do.
May 21st, 2008, 09:34 PM
Zoo Trip 3.0: Damn the hornbills. Who's going, folks? Who's going to brave this madness with G-Gem, Fingerless, and I?
"I wish I lived in San Francisco. I would build the scariest fucking art car!"
May 24th, 2008, 04:18 PM
greasy sunday majesty
resumes this sunday night at 7 pm au
Majestic Diner on Ponce de Leon.
& no txtblasts about this this time around:
call/txt/email me for more information as needed.
hope you all have a delightful, prolonged weekend.
May 28th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=908674814285543652&q=pirate+baby%27s&ei=2OA8SPOBN4yYrAKS2OmKBA&hl=en)
May 28th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Fingerless: Terrific find! Absolutely terrific. I have a great deal of admiration for those brave artists that work pixel by pixel. Some of my favorite games (Shadow Over Mystara/Tower of Doom, Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness, Asura Blade, Daraku Tenshi, and others) would not be as fun to play if not for their talents.
If anyone is interested in seeing more of Paul Robertson (the creator of the above film), you can go here: http://probertson.livejournal.com/
All: Sorry for my continued absence. I'll sneak in a brief appearance at the zoo come Saturday, but after that point it will be touch and go for June. Two weddings and a move mid-month are going to put next month in an atomic-driven headlock...
May 28th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Nice seeing everyone last night after a lengthy absence. Even nicer to have Adrienne's signs & symbols book back in her hands instead of it accusingly staring at me from my coffee table.
I got an education on Witchblade art history, discovered Marko gets all of his reference from a crazy tribal fashion book, and Trevor doesn't walk around tables. Oh, and I'm still trying to figure out how I changed shirts, and there's still a little bulldog paperclip on my sleeve.
I'll hopefully be out next Tuesday with The Spindle™ in tow.
Cory reminder: see if you can dig up that wizard mag for me. i'd be really interested to see Turner's process.
May 29th, 2008, 08:57 AM
Kudos on organizing a zoo trip, sorry I can't make it. Mom will be in town doing a whirlwind condo tour with me. Look out, HOAs of Atlanta. I'm joining up and I will not stand for uncoordinated flower colors on the landscape.
Matress Factory Open Studio on June 7th, correct?
Awalim is having a hafla party at Nicolas on June 15th, for anyone who wants to drag their girlfriends out and saturate them with more bellydancing goodness. I'll probably be there with drum in tow.
May 30th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Hope you can make it! Click for details:
May 30th, 2008, 09:48 AM
Barbarino: Thanks for the update on the Mattress Factory show. Unfortunately, I'll be away at my sister's wedding and will have to send you guys positive support from afar. I do hope the show is a success and that your brushwork catches the eye of more than a few patrons.
Monet: Sorry to hear you're going to miss out tomorrow.
All: Zoo Tripping, folks! Enough animal reference to tease even the most thinly stretched of imaginations. Are you coming out?
I'll be down there before noon - sunscreen in tow.
May 30th, 2008, 11:19 AM
allo ZOOtrippers: Be advised that both north AND southbound sides of the i-75/i-85 connector will have 4 lanes closed this weekend for construction. Planning an alternate route (in our case... perhaps some variation on i-285 to i-20/boulevard+grant park exit) is advised. Grrrrr... 4 lanes: really? I guess they're making up for lost time with not working on it this past holiday weekend.
looking forward to sketching with yallz tomorrow! and remember: nofingers made that salamander.
edit: wow... this is amazing! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7427417.stm) and more pictures! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7426869.stm)
May 30th, 2008, 02:48 PM
In non-zoo trip news (boo!), the filming of the meatily-named "Ninja Assassin" Wachowski Bros. has apparently begun. link (http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=55033)
Who's not going to fork out $10 to see the triumphant return of Sho Kosugi??? I want 80's karate moves!!
May 30th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Still not sure if I should attend the zoo trip or stay in and work on other things...
this is pretty funny:
May 31st, 2008, 03:14 AM
and heres me bitching out.....:(
i gotta work tomorrow from 7 am to 3 pm and dre is teaching her self flash then building templates for clients.....i know its awesome and sh!##y at the same time. we will try and make the after hours at the eatery. (its because its not in the food court, hence making it an eatery)
im kind of pissed i cant make this ....a lot....if i can go a little northern on this....im wicked f$#&in' pissed!!!!! :wtf:
good luck to every one and happy sketching.
May 31st, 2008, 09:28 PM
Gugg and I rocked it hardcore at the Zoo, despite the heat, crowed of aimlessly wandering kids, and loud Christian rock blasted at the nearby park.
I got a DS and Colors!, and that shit rocks (sketchbook update to come soon). And if that wasn't reason enough to get a DS, check this out.
Korg DS-10 article (http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/12/korg-ds-10-synth-turns-nintendo-ds-into-instrument-of-awesomenes/)
June 1st, 2008, 09:45 AM
KU > Thanks for the well wishes. Very much appreciated...we're expecting a nice turnout, so it should be a fun event.
June 2nd, 2008, 09:55 PM
Wow. June is already here and it feels like it's already the middle of the month. C'mon, July! C'mon!
First up: I've voiced some disappointment over the Sci-Fi Channel in the past (the recent resurfacing of Flash Gordon comes to mind). So, I was pleased to find someone that decided to sort things out on his own: Classic Sci-Fi Channel... (http://www.rimworlds.com/classic%20science%20fiction%20channel.htm)
Next: I'll be MIA for the next couple of weeks. I was fortunate to have all these crazy summertime events like moves and weddings front loaded, so once they're knocked out, the rest of the year just sighs right along...
Fight the good fight, folks. Keep the art coming.
June 3rd, 2008, 03:49 PM
i'ma skip out on the mini tonight...furious preparations ensue for said and forthcoming open studio.
June 5th, 2008, 01:01 PM
I'm going to plan on coming by the open studio Saturday. Tyler's birthday is Sunday, so if I wind up bringing him along, wish him a good one.
About to go under contract for a condo off Ralph McGill. Wish me luck. Maybe I'll make you all come over when I get it put together so I have an excuse to buy a grill for my huge porch!
June 9th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Someone on craigslist needing a concept artist for a Bollywood film "in the vain of Aladdin/ Prince of Persia (the game)/The Mommy/Stargate"
Sounds like fun!
June 9th, 2008, 11:15 AM
monet big thanks for coming out and supporting this past weekend! tell tyler happy birthday and ... congratulations on working towards landing the highly coveted home-owner distinction! bbq i'm totally down for! mmmm!
all anyone wanna take over the CATL-List? let me know and i'll forward you the list of email addresses. i done.
June 9th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Gugg: Sorry I couldn't make the show over the weekend, I hope you and Garrin stole the show, I'm sure you guys rocked it out. Also, I'm willing to take over the emailing duties.
June 10th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Whew. One event down for June. So, now that I'm back from sunny Florida, it's time to sneak in a little art time with the pride of Atlanta.
I'll be out tonight at my usual time (no chance I'll be missing this one, as I've got nothing on my plate until tomorrow AM), so save me a seat and bring out some new work to have inspected. I'd like to see the progression that's taken place with my 1.5 month absence.
Also, I had a chance to peer through all of the new DnD 4th edition rulebooks yesterday (DM's guide, Player's guide, and Monster Manual)...Even if you don't scour the underworld of fantasy lands in your downtime, I highly recommend picking them up to see where WotC's head is at right now...
I let them go in favor of picking up a new collection of Elric stories, but will certainly be grabbing one of the three off the shelves tonight...
Monet: I second the congratz on the home ownership! Let us know if you need help moving in. We have some seasoned pros amongst the CATL regulars.
Fingerless: Glad to hear you've taken control of the list. I expect rich, graphical emails to inform me of all of CATL's terrific activities...
Barbar/Guggs: Hope the show last weekend was a blow out and that you guys have collected more than a few fans amongst ATL's art scene patrons. My schedule really degrades to a standstill come July, so any events between then and October should see some single-horned attendance...
All: Come out tonight! Fun! Excitement! Maybe an unexpected trip to Taco Mac for Patrón shots and post-apocalyptic zombie centaurs??? You'll only find out if you come along...
June 10th, 2008, 09:38 AM
NoFingers: Looks like you'll have to remain custodian of the Spindle for one more week. The wife's schedule is encroaching on my plans to visit the group tonight. Remember to tuck it in at night and read it a story.
Anybody borrowing from the Spindle: Make sure to return anything you have out to Trevor tonight, if at all possible. Once I get that back, I'm going to be taking stock of everything I have, and see what else I can add.
June 10th, 2008, 11:35 PM
akabraille: It was nice meeting you. Welcome to the group. I hope to see you again
Gugg: If you could edit the first post to show the Thursday meet is temporarily on hold, I'd appreciate it.
All: Ben and I have decided to put the Thursday meeting on hold for a little while. We will start it up again once we can get more regular attendance from more people.
All: Next week, Taco Mac will be for sure post-meeting
June 11th, 2008, 12:37 AM
fingerless>>> post #1 edit = done and done. Once petroleum gets a little more reasonable and the thursday night sewing class is over i'll try and make it up that way a bit more.
akabraille>>> Great to meet ya finally! hope the commute home went flawlessly and that we'll see ya again soon!
King Unicorn-a-pa-LOL-on-acid-toyotapalooza >>> hey buddy, we've missed ya. glad to hear once things die down a little you'll be around a bit more!
cue: early 90s beat"Nasty, Nasty flip! ya make me feel so goooooooood!">>> Oh yeah, these syd mead pages look pretty good torn out and taped (non-archival, double-sided scotch shit) to my bedroom wall. HAND OVER THE RUBLES! damnit.
June 11th, 2008, 09:55 AM
Ah, yes. Coming out to a Funwoody meeting is always so rejuvenating. Lots of interesting work happening around the table as usual (and plenty of banter to keep us all entertained and enlightened).
I've missed you guys being away with all this work-related/wedding-related/move-related madness. Now that I'm in the lull, I expect to take full advantage of the time before the waves of activity come crashing down again.
Thanks to those of you who volunteered time to help me move. The Glamazon and I are working to create a schedule that won't require anyone to commit more than an hour or two to help out. I'll pass around dates, times, and locations as we finalize the schedule. If you can come out, we'd appreciate the help.
Here's the link to some information regarding the book I'm reading and some shots of the interior illustrations. I'm really not happy with them. They lack a certain life to them (I'm certain if Alan Lee, Amano, Kaluta, Sweet, or even Adam Rex had illustrated in this guy's stead, there'd be a deeply penetrating, all-encompassing fantasy to the artwork). The fellow might as well have used his reference photographs in place of his graphite finals. There really wouldn't be any difference in my appreciation. Moorcock's writing is exceptional and enjoyable and the artwork just isn't of the same quality.
Linky... (http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/authors/a_grand_masters_greatest_character_reborn_83808.as p)
June 11th, 2008, 11:40 AM
All>> Thanks for the welcome, good to finally make it out to a meeting. I'll be working on my sketchbook more now so I'll have more stuff to show by next week. Anyway enjoy the rest of the week!
June 12th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Syd Mead now being back in my possession i can finally sleep at night.
it was good to see everyone out tuesday.
Aka man it was nice of ya to show up :pirate:
June 13th, 2008, 05:58 PM
anybody else going to ladytron tonight?
yall>>> have a great weekend!
June 13th, 2008, 09:00 PM
are there any CA meet ups a lttle closer to the city erm i mean VA highands or little 5?
after work on tuesdays im not usually in the mood to drive for a half hour hahahahaa
am i spoiled?
c'mon......im new to the city!
June 14th, 2008, 11:57 AM
LADYTRON! DAMMIT! Had I not had relatives stopping into town, the Glamazon and I would've joined you Guggs. There's nothing quite like hearing Destroy Everything You Touch live...Between Peter Murphy popping into town and the Glamazon's band Wolf Parade, my head's been a'spinning trying to keep up with my musical options...
T-Rexxor: With the traffic Atlanta breeds from its swollen, sprawling loins, no one's going to fault you for skipping the Tuesday meeting. I know the Sunday Night event is kicking back up soon for the South-ATL krewe, which is a good way to end the weekend/start the week.
I do want to hear about your WW experiences, if you're not gagged by legal paperwork. I'm hoping your putting your stamp on the future of their more horrifying enterprises.
June 14th, 2008, 05:21 PM
If there's a meetup this Sunday I'll be there.
Click here for a good video of Animal Collective:
June 15th, 2008, 02:14 PM
folks: I'ma hold off on holding greasy sunday majesty tonight: have been on call this weekend and it's a little bit too risky to schedule it. Getting clobbered by work over here all day yesterday and since early morning today. sorry. Should be able to hold it next week. call yr daddies :)
ethax: wow... Yeah fantastic video! thanks
trevroar: there's a meet up (not concept art per se) that's a lot of fun on monday nights at javalords in L5P beside seven stages (on euclid ave). "Collabadoodle" basically there are paint pens and poster paint markers and everyone collaborates drawing on these plywood boards. pretty fun. from 7:30 – 11 pm. should be able to get GSM going again next sunday as previously mentioned. I checked the link for the band in your sig: we should play some music sometimes. i'm doing these feedback loop / oscillating tremolo sound experiments these days. they require earplugs but sound pretty good i think. still feeling out the expirement but i'm getting more comfortable with all the sonic possibilities there. open geeetar tunings too.
5t319INE®: ha! unfortunately i didn't make it to the ladytrombone show, but heard a good review. apparently this time there was more of a light show than a video show like i saw last time they came through. not conducive to dancing too, apparently, which vindicates my having had to work late and not feeling up to the epic challenge of getting myself over there. will try and post music show listings a little bit sooner next time around.
show notes: boris is coming in early july. SILVER APPLES on June 30 at The Earl!!!
Richard Bishop is playing soon too in a tribute performance to a collaborateur from Sun City Girls.
um, i think that's it. sorry about tonight... i want to hold GSM but work refuses to stop the plaguing.
June 16th, 2008, 01:15 AM
heres a show for you that are old enough to remember AWESOME
august 18 at the drunken unicorn is big business
and the melvins
we all know the melvins
and the 2 dudes in BB are now IN the melvins
but they are also the 2 surviving members of KARP
so hot damn we have a sweet fuggin show
DUDES NIGHT OUT!
cause..... usually the ladies dont care for either band hahahaha
June 16th, 2008, 06:17 PM
tomorrow night is Maco Tack Duestay, correct? yall coming out?
edit: unfortunately, aside from a copious amount of music-geek music history articles, i haven't experienced the melvins! Lame-O
June 16th, 2008, 07:13 PM
next time i see you i will have some amazing rock for you sir
melvins, big business, and one of my favorites of all time
im going to dr sketchys at east side lounge tonight
i crave some life drawing and douchy bar ambience
which i will not get at the collaborative thing you mentioned
June 16th, 2008, 10:05 PM
Gugg: I'm planning to hit the Tuesday meet. Do I read your pig latin correctly, and the meet is moving to the taco mac down the street from the Borders?
Trevor: If you're coming out, can you bring the Spindle? Thanks a ton for keeping it company!
June 16th, 2008, 11:50 PM
drawlings from tonight
marco mazzoni and i went with a few coworkers
maybe i can coax them into posting theirs up as well hahaha
June 17th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Ah, The Melvins. There's the underpainting to the sort of fellow our man Trevor is. Let the spinning locks of rock be swung about our heads! Awesome indeed.
Trevor: Solid work from the Doktor Sketchy event. Personally, and I believe a few of us would attest to this, THIS (http://www.thevortexbarandgrill.com/doodle.html) is a much better time...Hot tots and burlesque...
Wesifex: You're going to have to refer to Trevor 1.0 by one of his finger-free codenames now that we have multiple Trevors in the group...In all honesty, I'm thinking about changing my name to Trevor just to add a necessary dose of confusion to the mix...
All: Taco Mac Tuesday! Come on out and sketch, drink, eat, listen to inane officer chatter or cruel breakups from the tables around us, and experience resisting the temptation to use jalapeño-based condiments in ways there were not intended...
I'll be arriving a little late tonight. I've got some post-work cleanup to attend to, but will find you all there around 8.