thats some interesting stuff you got there!
i'm pretty sure the last card is gonna be following me in the dark from now on though
Charlie R. Faerber
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If anyone is going to burning man check out Fractal Nation and let me know how it is. I was super excited mostly by the building design and Andrew Jones. I get excited about any CA artist showing up like some insane sports fan gets excited about their team making the National-Whatever-The-Fuck Championship. Andrew Jones is big here but the art ocean is massive and concept art and even visionary art is still a very obscure niche. Going through the list of participants and their portfolios, I can see Andrew Jones is heads and tails above the rest - don't get me wrong, I like Visionary Art, but GOSH THOSE THEMES GET OLD. It's like being stuck in Roccoco France or something. One-trick ponies abound in Visionary Art - especially the famous ones.
I was thinking about the big difference between self-titled Visonary artists like Alex Grey, Aloria Weaver and David Heskin. (We followed David and Aloria with our Spring show at The Bandha Room in Olympia, WA.) Most visionary art is nice to look at but doesn't really tell us anything, nor does it smash a hammer through your body of light. Anyone who does hallucinogens and then checks out say, The TwinStar or Diamond of the Hexagrams will notice the remarkably stabilizing effect Mutational Alchemy has vs. some swirly colorful things.
Easy formula for Visionary Art:
1. Clump a bunch of eyeballs together and paint random shit around them.
2. Make a person with stuff (trees, hamsters, dandelions) sprouting out of their head.
3. Optionally, remove their skin.
4. Paint all of this in pastel colors.
5. Try to be original.
Easy formula for Occult Art:
1. Expect this to be difficult.
2. If you fail you will be punished severely by the Great Old Ones and forces beyond your comprehension.
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some study i found in my traditional folders from a few years ago. and a new oil done in a style mimicking tantric art from 17th century rajasthan
The Abrahadabra Institute will be showing at The Bandha Room this October 5th-6th 2012. The theme is Myths and Masks. We have some spooky art to share with you. There will be performances throughout the evening and we will be doing tarot readings as a fundraiser for the Abrahadabra Institute all night.
fenris and yggdrassil
The Faery Queen of Thorny Relationships
Ink on Parchment
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some pics from the studio. we were sandwhiched between The Brotherhood Lounge and the Arab Festival, with The Bandha Room on top. So we were pretty busy, and had great music and food all weekend long. Feat artists: m1thr0s, Aloria Weaver, David Heskin, MythMath, Gatewurm, Aeryk Bjork.
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designed some banners today
the current AF banner based on the original Ningishzidda Lagash Cup from Sumer:
So many changes had happened in the inner and outer universe, so
many flowers had turned from seed to ash, the nasty and ugly big one,
turned to a small and beautiful. Just like Che Guevara and Che Mills together.
But as they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Oh,
so proud to be in a vicinity of an occult artist who has been studying and
revealing new secrets of aesthetic and eternal ways. I like the fact that you have
specialized, and I would give a lot, I mean a lot to spend some real life time with
you, especially when you pretends to be an undead warlock. I would love to build
a little tent in the living room with you, chairs together, covered with blankets.
We should put the lights out, dim the environment and sleep inside the tent.
Maybe it would be a bit awkward in the beginning, but after revealing the colors
or our auras, we could surpass the current painful reality. I hope that the people
around you respect what they have been given by having the circumstances to live
near you. This mortal world top point opportunity. I would just love to show my
true feelings, but it’s hard through these typed words. Your art so beautiful and
mystic, leaving my inner mind and soul pretty much speechless. You always find
a true way to prove that love rarely hurts. The true passion should be accepted raw
as it is. My absolute favorite is the Barong & Ranga, that monster chewing the tail
of another hairy snake like monster. The blue crowned baby cries in the corner,
wanting to be a king again, which is clearly visible that it’s hardly possible.
The right side of the painting, the happy little chopped babies on a stick. Ready
to be roasted over a campfire. Lots of demon in the background, red ones. I think
that this is the best painting that ever came out from this magical factory.
I would even like to post it in my book, if I ever get an approval from you.
I imagine a day, when we will truly meet, I will be so humble and down to earth,
my look will not dare to raise from the ground, will that even be possible.
I would burn to ashes just like when the Phoenix touched the sun.
Be well my friend, and let your soul and art travel, over the seas and mountains.
You are a special human being and talent which
will be marked forever in the everlasting unrevealed cosmic aeon.
Thanks for visiting my SB.
I prefer your creatures real or imaginary to your human figures; something about where elbows end up and too masculine hips on the females. But I do like the cats, dragons etc along with your colour sense.
Sure - the human body is the most difficult thing to draw when assessed by humans, since we are bred to detect the tiniest of imperfections. it's hard to say what you are referring to without a specific work pointed out, some are painfully true to model or photo - some of which I still have, so we may examine them on a case by case basis. For example:
this was done from life over the course of a few weeks, the pose was taped off and we held our positions on the floor. it is very accurate to the original pose and shape of her body, checked by the master, though you'll have to trust me on that point. She was quite feminine. this pose does not accentuate her hips, and she was a banana type, not an hourglass type. I prefer this bodytype. To me it is more important to record the human form as it is than to add aesthetic embellishment according to the fad of the time, as was the sin in the Roccoco period. People will often complain about reality that they dislike but they will not complain about a lie if it fits in with their view of things.
Same person, the next quarter, this accentuates her "fatness", but she was HWP, had not gained but a couple of pounds (and begun dreadlocks) and looked the same standing, this is very accurate to the live pose and checked by the master.
do you see how just shifting the body can make it appear like something else? accurate observation and recording the observations can lead to some interesting results in public opinion jaded by common preconceptions about anatomy. we were subjected to these awful poses with reason. Then the teacher would say "Well if it looks wrong to the eye, it can be wrong on artistic merit, even if it's perfect anatomically. - but these are studies so it is more important to be accurate" So which image are you referring to and why exactly? Generalities are not very helpful, since it applies to my entire body of nudes, which include rigorously copied ones along with sloppy ones, rather than attacking particular issues, other than perhaps my preference for mannish hips and something about the arms?
You must understand the only way to learn is by the specifics of a problem in an image, one does not often learn by generalities.
anyways the following is a completely invented pose, and body with which im not sure what to do with her feet. if anyone has an idea of why I started this image without reference, please knock me upside the head
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Well in the first part of Analytical Figure Drawing I with Michael Hampton he goes on talking about gestures and how it is an abstraction to work with constructing the human form. He mentions that this is the inventive approach and that we are working through the inside out. He then moves on to talk about drawing using the contours along with what you see and when you do that the figure you draw appears very stiff and static unlike what reflects the human body itself which is quite nimble in the way it is engineered. The oddity is that if you contour everything you end up with a very symmetrical drawing with precise measurements although biologically speaking the arrangement of the human muscles and forms are positioned asymmetrically and flows in asymmetrical curves in which lead the eye smoothly through the figure.
Anyway issue that sticks out with the feet is probably to do with it's proportion in relation to the head, it also appears to be quite flat. I am not sure about how it is handled in paint but when I aim for a completely imaginative pose, I would try and gesture everything using it as tool for the composition of the figure to dictate how much movement can be depicted in the pose as well as proportions.
Thank you I will try that. That's a very interesting approach towards contour - my school basically says "You show me the right angle, I'll show you contour" meaning angle is more of a challenge and proper to get right than contour right away. I would at some point like to go up to Georgetown Atelier in Seattle to study to understand more of what you do with contour in high finish drawings - which I never properly got into. Everything with imagined creatures is gestured rather than measured, of course, so perhaps this is why Black Spot likes them better.
It's too bad but Amazon doesn't seem to have that book in stock. All I can find is "figure drawing design and invention".
I really like feminine poses, and I like when the hip is accentuated. What a funny coincidence,
but I was doing so many studies about banana versus hourglass body type. I was studying the
discovery of banana and the creation of the hourglass, and the banana goes much more back
in time, it’s more familiar to the neanderthal man, the cave man was doing a lot of experiments
with the banana, even before any plastic toy was invented. The hourglass on the other hand is
much more questionable and is much more sophisticated for the regular grave digging man.
In my village there was this elder male, who was cursed by a prostitute witch, and he started
slowly to turn into a hourglass. Except that he contained fecal instead of sand inside the glass.
It was such a dark time for the whole village, they had to cut him loose, that is, they threw the
guy into the village sewer and lock the shaft forever. From time to time, in the darkest nights,
we can still hear him crying and the fecal wobbling inside him, clashing softly against the thin
glass. A cage fight was organized in Alabama, a banana body type versus a hourglass body type.
The banana won big time, whacking all over the hourglass, the hourglass being broken in the
end and sand was all over the place. A nasty nasty view if you know what I mean. I did tons
of studies and have schematics about my further studies, but I would need to scan them, to
show them to you. Maybe next time. For now, I would like to express my joy and happy face
through your paintings and life drawings. You made this grey day a bit shinier and you made
the pigeons to suddenly come back. The blue pregnant female is looking strong, her godlike
approach toward these small brainless creatures looks adorable. She can satisfy each of then
in any way with only here look and midnight gaze. You were asking about her feet, I think
that they are ok, but they are a bit rubbery like, like they are made from blue rubber, but
that’s ok, cause she can pull off surprising motions with them, like for example the rubber guard.
Determined systematic approach and behavior is what you have implemented lately in your
overall creativity. I would really like you to do more of your magic, and in the end I would
like to do nude bodies, rigorously copying them with sloppy approach. Cause the only way that
is good to me when it’s sloppy enough. No sloppiness, then there are no fun in it. I like the
way you are now, and the way you are heading in the future. Maximal pleasure and tolerance
can be sense through your artistic intelligence. I hope that you are all right, and that you
are getting stronger as days go by. Recharge your batteries and stay cool and warm at the same time.