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Help with Resin! Color tint and type, please help!So I'm sure the whole internet by now has seen this, but this guy wonderful glowy shelve has inspired me to do something similar for a picture frame for a Hellboy poster I have. Now, I am a fairly experienced woodworking, I work in a furniture shop, so building the frame doesn't intimidate me at all. But I know NOTHING about the filler resin. I have some really knotty gnarly cedar wood I'd love to use, and have the cracks and knot hole all filled in with red resin. The resin part is what intimidating me, as there seems to be a lot of types and pigment options to choose from, and it looks like I could spend a lot of money and royally screw up. I know what I need, I need it to sand to a fine grit well. I'd like to have it a nice deep crystal like red (glow in the dark is nice, but I'm happy with just UV reactive if that is all I can get) I'm going to use an oil finish, so and to highlight the wood grain. So, anyone w
Dragon Con bust.SO, and update... :iconInkibus: and I are NOT going to Dragon Con this year. Due to an unfortunate turn of events which had both our main plans of travel and our backup plans imploding, and being hit financial, we just couldn't put a plan together in time that had us not mooching off friends, feeling safe, or a way back if things got bad for some reason..... Not even mentioning trying to transport costume or food or anything. To say were bummed out would be the understatement of the year. A it is, we're going to try again next year, and hopefully things will be more secure. SO if we're kinda scares for the next two seek, we're just avoiding the internet.
OPEN FOR COMMISIONJust wanted to shout out, FrockTarts is Open for commissions right now! I can just barely make a Dragoncon deadline, or better yet, have ideas for Halloween already? Drop me a line! Not sure what I can do? Samples of my work below.
10% off sale, and a word about prices.Hey guy, I'm having a sale in BOTH my Etsy stores! Currently all IN STOCK items are 10% off.. The sale runs to Apr 25. The coupon code is EASTER2014 This is ONLY for INSTOCK items, not custom listing or made to order listings.
FrockTarts on Etsy
Bits And Pisces on Etsy
And on a side note.... after April 30th, I will be raising the prices on EVERYTHING to better reflect the rising of materials. I've held off as long as i could, but now i have to, or go out of selling this stuff. So, yeah, this is a really sweet deal, take advantage of it while you can.
Find Frocky!Yo. Hiya, howdy, what ever.
So, yeah, I haven't been around much. I'm gonna try and change that, but anyway, if you wanna see were I've been lately here is a list of links
FrockTarts on Facebook My publice sewing page.
Gwen Grimm on FaceBook My private page. I tend to keep everything here friends locked, but just message me as to who you are and I'll gladly add ya.
Blogger Yes, I have a blog. Sometime I update it.
Instagram All the cool kids are doing it.
Tumbler I gotta be honest, I STILL haven't figured tumbler out.
2014. Dragon Con ahead!Hey, long time. So... How you all doing? Happy new year! I for one and fecking Happy to see 2013 go, it wasn't that great a year for me, so I'm hoping this new year is better.
One high point. As of right now, InKibus and I will be going to Dragon Con! It's still coming together, and shaky as heck, but.... TO say I'm not supper excited would be a lie. Anyone else here going? Wanna do a meet up or somthing?
I'm also drawing a blank as to what costume to make/take. I don't have a lot of time, nor money right now, but I want some nice con worthy costumes. :-/ Open to suggestion, if anyone has got them.
So, yeah, Happy New Year, See you at the big top!
EDIT: SALE AT MY ETSY PAGES. The Master CoatI'm in DESPERATE need of a new Laptop battery, so I'm running a sale on both my etsy pages FrockTarts and Bits And Pisces . 10% off any hand made item currently listed in my stores (coupon dose NOT apply to custom made items) Use the Coupon code "LBATTERY" in ether store to get the 10% off. Please share if you can, spread the word.
It appears I will be doing another version of "The Masters" coat. If anyone one is interested in getting one done, now is a good time (if you're not in a rush!) since I'll be ordering fabric and supplies for one anyway. Email me at Jennifer AT FrockTarts DOT com
Watermarks and credit due.First off... THANK you everyone who's gotten back to me on my last post! I' will get back to you ASP, but first, I have to address somthing that's taken my crappy week and made it crappier. Today I was informed by a friend on Facebook that one of my piece of work was posted on a Facebook page, and miscredited to another Devant (Note, I am not link to that Devants page... as far as I can tell, they have no knowledge of the miscredit, nor are they claiming my work as theirs. I don't know why they are link to my work, but I don't want them to get any negative blowback for no reason).
The post in question is here And the piece that was miscredited is this one
I commented with links to my DA and FB page, asking them to fix it. So far, this has not been anything
Logos and logo designs.I need some serious help here. As some of you know, I work in the family run business Dryad Studios (we also have a Deviant ART page here) This year, along with a lot of other stuff, we trying to do a major overhaul and update our look and web presence . We will have to design a logo. Now, we're all very crafty in this family, but we've been struggling for YEARS to make a logo. Google logo design leaves me feeling like I'm signing up for a yuppy self help class or something (what dose your logo say about you? how dose it make you feel? >_< ) And to put it bluntly, we can't afford to pay someone right now (not when tool need updating first) to make a really nice logo. Which make me feel like a total dick for asking this, but.... Can anyone on here help? ANY help, would be greatly appreciated. Suggestion, comment form pros (or not so pro). We'v
Creating your own MangaIntroduction
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
PE: How to Scan and Adjust ImagesTutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week!
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos!
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and white works, so it'll be more useful if you're working on manga/comic pages or inked art, but I hope it'll give you some ideas and help out in general on how scanning works.
I'll be translating the most important parts of the video, along with screenshots. Let's get started!
Things you'll need:
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!
When you're not improving
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last days
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
Some beautiful pieces of ART10Sharing is caring.
Compass by Teddy-Cube Dancing Butterflies by Sisterslaughter165
Heart and Soul by RickHaighNicki... again. by Cinnamoncandykuia x by chriseastmids
Stand out from the rest by pqphotographyScrew the Light, Give me Darkness by pjenzFishing by Notvitruvian
Teac by pitkonMandelbrot 104 - Etranged love - by Olbaid-STCan You Feel My Heart by StevenZybert
Lake at Colbricon by SergibaSun King by samgrealResonance by Pixx-73
Beautiful Nude Practice 2 by philippeLJune sunset by peterpatemanLady Butterfly by Mr-Ripley
Once Upon a Time by morningstarskidStructures From Silence by MoodyBlueGrand Central Terminal by maxlake2
Always Beside You by mj-magicSummoning by MoonRoseEternityThe Nanny Ravens by LouVart
Vagabond by LewiARTs
Future is Spelled KIDS-Tribute to Fred Rogers by rsiphotography I`d love U for a Thousend Years by BrennaWintjens Wildlife 2014 by nudagimo
Wish you were here ... by gotman68 In love by tamaraR Omnipresent Light by Lior-Art
Wildfire by Andaelentari *pink sugar skull* by WelshAngelArt Kestral by Walking-Tall
Edge of Eternity by revande Textures by Spiegellicht
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXIX:iconsoftness-art:
Vio II by Eman333
Tomorrow will be Spring by bwaworga
LILY LIKE Mia by LILYLIKESerene v.2 by bwaworga
Masha4 by piesong
the.apple. by kpubo-geteJ and J by kamakebelieve
pearl by schilles-photography
Awakening by markborbelybroken dreams by kleinerEngl
Knoblauchsland II square - yellow by myINQI
my kitchen. by popoksSunny tower by cloduy
Scanning And Photographing A/M WorksIntroduction
A traditional artist faces a great challenge after finishing an artwork. How do they get it on their computer to upload and show the world?
There are two main options: Scan or Photograph. Both of these come with a horde of challenges and this article is to offer a starting point for the artist to experiment and find the best solution for their art.
There are a number of type of scanners, the most common domestic peripheral being the flat bed scanner. This article focuses on using a flat bed scanner and not a wand or other type of scanner.
First things, the scanning bed must be as clean as possible, clear off dust and pet hairs before attempting to use and make sure the scanner is on a stable surface for scanning. Some scanners will be sensitive to direct sunlight being on the outside, if you find that your artworks get a strange bright spot, do check that section of your scanner isn't being exposed to direct light.
October DD roundup DD I pick or were suggested to me in the month of October.
A Wolpertinger in the Town by ErmelynVampire's Messenger Goth Bat Earrings by DeidreDreamsMidnight Heart Pin by SteveSilver925Mobster Dieselpunk Tommy Gun Prop by JohnsonArmsDeath Eater Mask by random-soulScarecrow 2 by tokyo-dude:thumb332888661:Jade - Mortal Kombat 9 by KristenHugheyWet felt boots with ghille style sandals by PrimitveTurkish Delight Smalls 6-21-11 by Isiscat777Demon Hunter cosplay by SpcatsTashaRivetheads biohazard by ChardwolfArmory18th Century 'Macaroni' 2 by EmilyParrishCostumeAutumn Box by FolksagaDeath Metal Ring by Homagium:thumb279019285:Goddness by SpiralCats
How It Began"God, your two o'clock is here."
"I have a two o'clock?"
"He's been here since 7:45. I figured it's only polite to... sir."
God sighed. "Fine, send him in."
While He waited God cleared His desk of papers and blueprints; no need for outsiders to see His plans. Soon enough the door to His office opened and God stood, smiled, held out a hand towards one of the two visitor's chairs.
"God! Great stuff you're doing in sector 2-7-0! Great stuff!"
The man's hands were clammy, his handshake limp. Rumpled suit, porkpie hat, briefcase... oh Jes-- oh dear, a salesman. God's smile slipped a little but He soldiered on gamely. With luck He could shoo the poor guy away in a few minutes.
"So, what can I do for you?"
The man sat, briefcase across his knees. "Sector 2-7-0! Everyone's talking about it! What do you call it? Man and merman?"
"Man and woman, actually. And thanks. But we're pretty busy around here, and..."
"Oh! Right! No time for the wicked, eh?" The salesman winked and popped his briefcase,
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