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  • My Primal Tip of the Day

    I un-humbly submit....

    I have been thinking about this plain room I moved into a few days ago. I was thinking "it's really plain". I wanted some posters or something. I figured I could get some pictures of things that I liked to do or wanted to do in the future.

    Well...tonight I started drawing. I'm not going to lie...I suck at drawing. I think it's mostly because I can't picture what this or that looks like without seeing it. Anyways...I drew about 4 pictures that I hung up in my now un-plain room. It's freaking gorgeous.

    I encourage everyone to participate in art making instead of just buying posters or the more expense paintings. Just do whatever comes to the heart, and you are going to love it. It makes your living space awesome, and it puts you in a good mood to look at it. Grok would have done it! Look at all the caves he designed.

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    Pics, or it didn't happen.

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    • #3
      I'm not very good at drawing at all, but I once got a couple of canvases and some coordinating paint colors and then dipped my small terrier's feet in the paints, and had her walk across the canvas until I was satisfied. It was pretty sweet, actually.

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      • #4
        In my lab (craft room/ office/ gaming rig room), I have 2 paintings by my grandmother, including one of me at 5, an old piping and tunnel map of my alma mater from the 70s found in the tunnels by a good friend (the tunnels were largely abandoned shortly after this map was made and it was punishable by expulsion for a student to get caught in the tunnels), a framed poster of The American Skyline, and a 3'x6' white board panel with multiple colors of markers velcroed to the wall beside it.
        The last one to go up in there will be a painting in acryilic and watercolors I'm working on right now. I have it sketched out and the first coat of paint on the canvas, with at least 3 more coats to go, possibly 4-5 depnding on how the details come out. Shows a person with flight accurate sized bird wings in full armor with a sword (the wings are armored as well) standing on a cliff with their back to thecliff edge. In the background, you see a burning city and a storm, with a road from the city filled with fleeing people.
        Last edited by naiadknight; 07-06-2011, 06:33 AM. Reason: forgot the other painting
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        • #5
          You should buy my prints then :P Support my starving artist's ass <3
          http://www.redbubble.com/people/dlevanphotos
          Last edited by Nion; 07-06-2011, 06:38 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nion View Post
            You should buy my prints then :P Support my starving artist's ass <3
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            Not a starving artist, but definitely income impaired . . . with a wife a dog and three kids. And I love my wife and dog.

            *le siGh*

            The children, on the other hand, are totally negotiable for sale or trade.
            Last edited by brahnamin; 07-06-2011, 07:01 AM.

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            • #7
              When I find a single-pane comic strip I really like (usually it's Mutts) I hand-draw it on a larger piece of paper, go over it in ink, and hang it up. I covered a wall in my dorm with about 10 of these and people love it.

              Also, jigsaw puzzles make AWESOME wall art. No skill required. Until you have to flip and glue the finished puzzle...

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              • #8
                In my dorm, my preferred decor was books. The puny little bookshelf they gave us barely held my textbooks, so I got creative with what little excess wall space I had. I used wooden wine crates that my father and I sanded and stained, with scrap wood spacers that had also been sanded and stained, and stacked them from the shelf the bed pushed into (think push it in, it's a sofa, pull it out, it's a twin bed) to the ceiling. I did the same thing on the shelf in front of the window on my side and in front of the cinderblock wall between the built- in bookshelf and the window. By the time I had my dorm "decorated", it looked more like a library than anything else.
                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brahnamin View Post
                  My Favorite.

                  Not a starving artist, but definitely income impaired . . . with a wife a dog and three kids. And I love my wife and dog.

                  *le siGh*

                  The children, on the other hand, are totally negotiable for sale or trade.
                  Lol, that's one of my favorites too.
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                  • #10
                    Wow that's all pretty cool. I wasn't expecting so many artists.

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                    • #11
                      one day i saw a snake crawling up a post in my den, in my imaination. I drew it and he sits there today.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by quelsen View Post
                        one day i saw a snake crawling up a post in my den, in my imaination. I drew it and he sits there today.
                        Is it wrong that the word *den* now automatically conjures images of hollows in the ground under massive primordial trees with wolves stirring nearby rather than a sedate man-themed relaxation room saturated with old cigar smoke?

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                        • #13
                          I totally agree - do something creative and display it. Art is for you - let your "light" shine and do something fun. Get in touch with that "other" side of yourself and don't be too serious or have too many ideas about what it should look like - let it just happen. It is good for you in a very primal way and you just might suprise yourself. My favorite pieces I own are ones made by my Mom, her best friend when I was growing up and one my Sister made me. I also have some of my own stuff up at home and even though I come from a very creative family, I believe we all have that ability to express ourselves.

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                          • #14
                            Loving all the pics.
                            Started my journey on May 22, 2010:

                            Beginning weight ~180
                            Current weight ~145

                            Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
                            LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
                            HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
                            TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by brahnamin View Post
                              Is it wrong that the word *den* now automatically conjures images of hollows in the ground under massive primordial trees with wolves stirring nearby rather than a sedate man-themed relaxation room saturated with old cigar smoke?
                              hmmm i must get old cedars and split them in half and mount them on my walls
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