GRcade Illustrator Club

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by The Watching Artist » Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:04 pm

twitter.com/MatthewKing85/status/1416351751855280129



I don't think even I've been seen that many times. :shock:

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by The Watching Artist » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:57 am

https://www.facebook.com/PrivateEyeMagazine/photos/a.1178141008923530/5635138913223695

Only made it onto the bleeding Private Eye Magazine facebook page :shock:

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by still » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:36 am

The Watching Artist wrote:https://www.facebook.com/PrivateEyeMagazine/photos/a.1178141008923530/5635138913223695

Only made it onto the bleeding Private Eye Magazine facebook page :shock:


Well done Matt! World domination next?!

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by The Watching Artist » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:27 pm

still wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:https://www.facebook.com/PrivateEyeMagazine/photos/a.1178141008923530/5635138913223695

Only made it onto the bleeding Private Eye Magazine facebook page :shock:


Well done Matt! World domination next?!

Can I pick a different world?

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Green Gecko » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:06 pm

I'm looking forward to giving the cheapo Cintiq (The Wacom One) a go, as Wacom were doing a refurb deal and I can claim the VAT off that to get it down to £146.60 with free delivery :toot:

https://estore.wacom.com/en-GB/wacom-on ... 33w0b.html

Someone stole my Intuos3 which I replaced, to be honest I rarely used it anyway, but it is an extremely useful, accurate and reliable too. I replaced it about 2 years ago for £65 on eBay so while I was tempted by an Intuos Pro Medium Paper (that can now also trace your hand drawings, while acting as a multitouch pad on top of that) to replace it, it would have been a smaller drawing area and I think having a 2nd monitor to essentially draw on below my main monitor (which is 1440p Dell with a really good colour gamut) will be more useful. It's still quite expensive and I've got to be careful with money the minute.

I'm trained to draw and paint without looking at the pen/pencil so graphics tablet work has never particularly bothered me;- such a low entry price for essentially a small HD Cintiq, that isn't a bloody iPad or other smart device with their randomly disappearing/crashing apps, neutered features and endless redundancy, and just integrates with my PC set up is quite exciting!

That's about half what I played for my first Wacom tablet in 2006, anyway I hope I get some practical use out of it for inking line art especially or even some painting so I can print those off as shirts for something later in October.

If it's not to my taste or I simply don't use it I'll be selling it in 30 days anyway, I have a little more room in my current studio to have this set up with photoshop or whatever away from the main screen where it's so easy to get distracted by other gooseberry fool like emails.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by OldSoulCyborg » Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:41 am

These are actually photographs, but heavily processed in Topaz Studio to give a more painterly feel. I feel a bit weird about posting these here as these pictures are basically the result of moving a fuck-ton of sliders around to achieve the desired effect. Still, the underlying photographs were taken by me and I was very careful and intentional in how exactly I moved those sliders.

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At least half the credit for these goes to the cheat code that is Topaz Studio's painterly filters.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by The Watching Artist » Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:08 pm

OldSoulCyborg wrote:cheat code

I still really like the landscape image though. :D

It's nice to be exhibiting again. Feels like its been forever.

twitter.com/MatthewKing85/status/1444014994132250626


https://wtam.uk/events/exhibition-open21/

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by OldSoulCyborg » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:07 pm

The Watching Artist wrote:It's nice to be exhibiting again. Feels like its been forever.

twitter.com/MatthewKing85/status/1444014994132250626


https://wtam.uk/events/exhibition-open21/

Congrats on the exhibit!

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OldSoulCyborg wrote:cheat code

I still really like the landscape image though. :D

Thanks! Despite the "cheat code" I'm still very happy with these pictures and proud of the result (though I'm sure I'd be even more so had I actually painted them). My favorite is probably the black and white cat (despite the weird looking visual artefacts around the branches).
I actually had them printed and framed. I thought about getting them printed on canvas, but decided in the end that would have been a little too... dishonest.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by The Watching Artist » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:40 pm

OldSoulCyborg wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:It's nice to be exhibiting again. Feels like its been forever.

twitter.com/MatthewKing85/status/1444014994132250626


https://wtam.uk/events/exhibition-open21/

Congrats on the exhibit!

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OldSoulCyborg wrote:cheat code

I still really like the landscape image though. :D

Thanks! Despite the "cheat code" I'm still very happy with these pictures and proud of the result (though I'm sure I'd be even more so had I actually painted them). My favorite is probably the black and white cat (despite the weird looking visual artefacts around the branches).
I actually had them printed and framed. I thought about getting them printed on canvas, but decided in the end that would have been a little too... dishonest.

Thanks! And you still have to have an eye for what you're making even if it's moving sliders around.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Green Gecko » Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:02 pm

Tbh anyone can tell it's a printed canvas if they try so if you want that aesthetic nobody's going to do you in for it.

I'd go full conceptual just to strawberry float with people, what's the value of a painting anyway.

I say this actually painting as well. The value is in the question itself.

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