Friday, March 20, 2015

2010 Quasi-Fresh - May.

   Hi everybody! Big news tonight! If I did it right, you should now be able to visit my blogspot by going to ""!
Much easier to remember than "", right? I bought (or more like leased for a year) the domain for $12.00! Yay!
   Anyway, tonight I'll be showing the work I finished in May, 2010. I've also got a few works-in-progress (which is mainly why I'm posting this Thursday night instead of Sunday night; I got distracted again), and a world-shaking new episode of The Adventures of Kevin Koastie! Enjoy!
IMAO Link of the Day: Now With a Rememberable URL!

Cooling Stars Tapestry. 5/5/10

   I figured out a pattern of six-point stars, braided them together, added a three-point braid to fill in the design, and then colored it from the top-down, using progressively cooler and darker colors to suggest lowering temperatures. Brrr! I feeling cooler just looking at it again!

   This next one was created specially for a art show I appeared at as "The Featured Artist". I made about a dozen Xerox copies of the un-colored version of this design to pass out to any kiddies who attended the show, so that they could try their hand at coloring them in themselves. It may thus be considered my chronologically first ever 'Picture Page'!  But at this blogspot, it was shown as 'Black & White Test #4'.
I mean this one!
   Anyway, here's the finished, full-color version!
Simple Complexity. 5/8/10

Blue Crosses. 5/17/10
   Blue Crosses is now part of my 'Special Collection'. It's special because I'm holding the collection for a friend who said she wanted to buy them but couldn't afford them right now. I've been holding them for over a year so far, but since no one else has expressed any interest in buying them, I guess it wouldn't hurt to hold them a while longer.
   My memory being what it is, I can't remember why I have so few pictures from May, 2010.
Did I take a vacation? Did I sell some? Give them away? I can't imagine that I went from the 8th to the 17th without drawing Something! But I only have one more to show, and that one was completed on the 27th! Oh well, I'm sure I was doing something I thought worthwhile at the time. (shrugs)

Pulse. 5/27/10
   Pulse marked a break-through for me. I realized that it was OK to change directions in mid-design, and that it might actually be a Good Thing! I did a sequel called "Pulses" but I can't show you that one because I'm definite that I Did sell that one!

   Now, where was I? Oh yeah, works-in-progress! I got distracted last Saturday with a new idea for a design that would be random, but symmetrical at the same time. It worked, and I intended to set it aside and draw my next episode of Kevin Koastie, but I when I was finishing up the middle bit, it gave me an idea for another design! Filled with the fire of inspiration, nothing else would do but that I immediately begin another design to explore this new idea! Stay tuned for my 2015 Fresh - March post to see the details of my brain-storm weekend. But I can give you a hint of what it was like now because the design that inspired the second design was set aside while I finished the second design and is so now still technically a work-in-progress, even though it's Almost done.

Work-In-Progress, Almost Finished.

   Now this one also inspired the one I'm working on tonight. I started it after I finished the latest episode of Kevin Koastie. I had time on my hands, access to paper and my drawing tools - of course I was going to start something new!
   Anyway, the two designs are exactly alike, except for the places where they're completely different. Their oval shape reminds me of a Thumbprint; and like a thumbprint, no two designs in this format will ever be exactly alike! Each has 72 points within the design that were determined by random numbers. It's unlikely that I'll ever use the same combination of random numbers again, and of course, the secondary elements can also be almost infinitely various. Oh, and I also found a refined technique for stretching circles! Yay!
Work-In-Progress, Just Started.

   And now, beginning a new chapter in The Adventures of Kevin Koastie! In this episode I finally decided on a name for The Doctor.
Here's a hint!

   This episode also reveals the Secret of the "Deviously Complex and Unguessably Random" Activation Code!
   To all who offered suggestions as to what the solution to either of these mysteries should be, here or on my facebook page, I say, "Thanks! Have a Musey!"
This Musey's for You!

Hit the Deck! Duck and Cover! I have no idea what may happen next!
I had to scan this one in Greytone mode because of my crude attempt at cut-and-paste photoshopping, but what the heck!

1 comment:

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