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Title: Are you an artist?
Post by: Woodstock on September 25, 2013, 06:14:09 AM
How many artists do we have on Smiley Smile? I know dellydel and Micha are talented artists

Who else is an artist, and what do you do? (Even if its unprofessional hobby/school stuff like me)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Bean Bag on September 25, 2013, 07:09:34 AM
Oh yeah.  For me, mostly music.  My day job (graphic artist) fulfills my visual arts needs.

 :drum


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: pixletwin on September 25, 2013, 07:27:28 AM
Frustrated artist here. Graduated with a degree in music composition which I am now putting to good use as a paralegal.  :lol


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Woodstock on September 25, 2013, 07:32:01 AM
Frustrated artist here. Graduated with a degree in music composition which I am now putting to good use as a paralegal.  :lol

Uh oh...I've been considering a degree in music, but it seems that it won't lead anywhere! Same with a degree in art.
The dream job would be touring as part of a backup band, Wondermint style  ;D

Oh yeah.  For me, mostly music.  My day job (graphic artist) fulfills my visual arts needs.

Graphic design would be cool...what's that like as a full time job?


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Bean Bag on September 25, 2013, 10:33:05 AM
Oh yeah.  For me, mostly music.  My day job (graphic artist) fulfills my visual arts needs.

Graphic design would be cool...what's that like as a full time job?

The jobs vary greatly depending on what you want to do.  Think of all the stuff you see in your day... somebody had to design it.  And based on that, you can get some idea of what your work-day would be.  For example, if your work is to appear online, then working on Web and the technologies involved are key.  There's always a lot of undesirable aspects to any job, but some companies are becoming more and more flexible.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Mahalo on September 25, 2013, 01:08:32 PM
I am an artist. I put a link on the bottom of my signature.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: rab2591 on September 25, 2013, 01:33:45 PM
I do web design on the side - which includes a bit of graphic design.

I love to write/record music....my dream is to write music for theatre. I'm heavy into writing (nothing concrete yet, but many short stories, many 'sketches' for future stories). Currently collaborating on some photography projects with a friend - and also building/designing a website for those projects.

I used to paint a lot, but haven't since my last design class a few years ago. One of my favorite moments in the studio was when I was painting a master-study of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks: I was painting one of the guys at the bar, and the next thing I knew 6 hours had flown by and I had painted the guy into my own style: layers of colors and paint, even the way the guy is hunched over. It was my first real moment of enjoyment with a paintbrush.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Alex on September 30, 2013, 11:07:25 PM
I can draw a mean stick figure.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Ron on October 04, 2013, 11:17:49 PM
I'm not an artist, but I've had artist friends :)  What always frustrated me about art, and still does, and made me never want to be an artist is that you can't make money, easily, at it.  I'd want to be an artist who got paid big bucks.  Art for the sake of 'that's what I like to do" is kind of selfish!  So... why not be selfish enough to want money for it ?

Brian Wilson agrees with me btw.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Emdeeh on October 07, 2013, 06:01:24 PM
I'm a graphic designer and even did a cartoon button for the BB's 25th tour.

http://www.sonic.net/~dsktracy/bbstuff/Buttons/pages/1986%20group%20drawing%20button.html

[Edit: Added an appropriate emoticon]  ;D


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Please delete my account on September 01, 2014, 06:08:26 AM
Been meaning to post in this thread for a while.

Here's my art tumblr: http://sparkledebacle.tumblr.com/ (http://sparkledebacle.tumblr.com/)
And my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/sparkledebacle (https://www.etsy.com/shop/sparkledebacle)

Here's one of the Kona Coast of Hawai'i....
(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/miscellaneous%20artwork/2014-04-13175654_zps26f15996.jpg)

Commissions welcome!


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Mendota Heights on September 01, 2014, 08:40:43 AM
Who else is an artist, and what do you do? (Even if its unprofessional hobby/school stuff like me)

I'm a satirist.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Dudd on September 01, 2014, 09:26:21 AM
(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/miscellaneous%20artwork/2014-04-13175654_zps26f15996.jpg)


(http://reactiongifs.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/without-words-Walter-Breaking-bad-Ozymandias.gif)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: leggo of my ego on September 03, 2014, 07:13:51 AM
YES - but professionally only did mechanical paste-up (remember that?) for an ad agency

The fools didnt appreciate my true genius as an illustrator so I let them sack me and i vowed to keep my great talent all to myself
for the sake of my own personal pleasure. BWAHAHAHAHA!  :smokin

Occasionally, I leak a little of this brillance on an unsuspecting public via the internet.  :p


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Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 22, 2014, 08:51:29 PM
Wow, au bord! You have a real knack at painting, I liked "Landscape at Dusk with Seedling", also sleeve for a single "Openness and Honesty". "The Patio" is so lively, it's like a photograph. I got positive vibe just seeing those people smiling. Thanks for sharing!

But I also used to write horror stories when I was in like grade 2-3
Hey, me too! Though I never brought my stories to school, I wrote them for myself. Stopped because I lost creativity & realized that am not good at it.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Please delete my account on September 23, 2014, 05:39:14 AM
Thanks Mari!


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: musicismylife101 on September 23, 2014, 05:16:50 PM
I don't really consider myself a professional artist but I get creative once in a while.

Knitting: http://lonelywanderingflower.tumblr.com/tagged/handmade (http://lonelywanderingflower.tumblr.com/tagged/handmade)

Photo Edits: http://peace-coast-island.tumblr.com/tagged/scrapbook (http://peace-coast-island.tumblr.com/tagged/scrapbook)

Writing: http://www.wattpad.com/user/peacecoastflower (http://www.wattpad.com/user/peacecoastflower)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: beatnickle on October 28, 2014, 12:47:49 PM
 I am a huge Beach Boys fan and a professional artist. I'm a graduate of the Pa. Academy of the Fine Arts in Philly
( so is David Lynch ) I often listen to Brian and the boys when I am working. If you enter my website their are ZERO photographs
on display. You'll see either my charcoal drawings or paintings.

My website
johnschaeffer.net (http://johnschaeffer.net)



Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: undercover-m on March 12, 2016, 05:50:18 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/12440797_1191406447551379_4900908699150030314_o.jpg)

(http://s11.postimg.org/eyeoe9nxf/IMG_6980.jpg)

(http://s11.postimg.org/n56o5ue03/IMG_6967.jpg)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: JK on March 13, 2016, 05:15:23 AM
A thumbs-up would have been handy right now. :=)

Anyway...

My humble contribution to the world of art (the one that survived anyhow) was made in (gulp) 1966 by the following means (this is how we did things back then):

First I covered a piece of hardboard with yellow paint. Then I added some largish black shapes, mostly around the edges. Then I laid the board down and emptied a can of fixative over it, the way painters do. Next, I left it out in the rain for a few days. And then what happens? There's a show of local art (add an f to that if you wish) at the village hall, with all this kitschy ducks-in-the-landscape kind of sh*t. My brother tacks on something resembling a frame and into the exhibition it goes. Guess whose painting is one of only two mentioned in the local paper? And described as beautiful to boot?

With grateful thanks to Swedish Frog for alerting me to the technology of uploading images directly to a website of choice.
    
(https://i.postimg.cc/Pq9jYw8Z/P1010162.jpg)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Dudd on March 13, 2016, 06:20:12 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/12440797_1191406447551379_4900908699150030314_o.jpg)

Nice.  ;D

I attempted a FloriDada-inspired flash thingy about a month ago. Unfortunately what was supposed to be a mountainous landscape ended up looking like a pile of spaghetti, but still: http://tiredofthewaawaa.deviantart.com/art/Dip-yourself-into-583334700 (http://tiredofthewaawaa.deviantart.com/art/Dip-yourself-into-583334700)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Mendota Heights on March 13, 2016, 08:16:46 AM

With grateful thanks to Swedish Frog for alerting me to the technology of uploading images directly to a website of choice.
   

Thanks, John. :) Love your painting.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: filledeplage on March 13, 2016, 03:41:53 PM

With grateful thanks to Swedish Frog for alerting me to the technology of uploading images directly to a website of choice.
   

Thanks, John. :) Love your painting.

Swedish Frog - I love and appreciate all the artwork here because I can't draw to save my life - even a "stick-man with a ruler."

Thanks to those who uploaded all this great stuff.  :love


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: Emily on March 13, 2016, 05:12:18 PM
I am very much not an artist, but my daughter seems to be an artistling.
I wish I had a better photo, not all lop-sided, but here's her "Evil Pacman"
(http://s10.postimg.org/abngozy3t/evil_pac_2.jpg)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: undercover-m on March 16, 2016, 12:52:03 PM
I attempted a FloriDada-inspired flash thingy about a month ago. Unfortunately what was supposed to be a mountainous landscape ended up looking like a pile of spaghetti, but still: http://tiredofthewaawaa.deviantart.com/art/Dip-yourself-into-583334700 (http://tiredofthewaawaa.deviantart.com/art/Dip-yourself-into-583334700)

Hey, this is cool. Staying true to the trippy nature of AC. I like it!

Also, @Emily, that reminds me much of when I was little and first discovered my love for art. Keep encouraging her to do art; there's a lot of potential there!


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: undercover-m on May 07, 2016, 09:41:24 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/uxdq0430l/jelly.jpg)

I drew a jellyfish and then overlaid it over an image from the guy who does Tame Impala's album art.
source: http://leifpodhajsky.com/Young-Magic-Melt

new background on my new phone.  8)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: undercover-m on May 11, 2016, 12:25:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JZjZNlb.jpg)

Took a photo. Did various things in photoshop. Added color. Made my own album art. Dream career.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on May 11, 2016, 12:27:58 PM
I can draw blood...


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: undercover-m on August 03, 2016, 09:38:49 AM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/mt4a2x.jpg)

Yes, I sat in a tree in a park and drew an adjacent tree. Don't judge :P


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: JK on August 03, 2016, 12:30:29 PM
Yes, I sat in a tree in a park and drew an adjacent tree. Don't judge :P

I won't, except to say it looks really good! :=)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: undercover-m on January 26, 2017, 06:13:47 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/vcynoi.jpg)

I've been compiling rare/unreleased/demo versions of Tame Impala songs today, and I made a sort of misc. album artwork using a photo I took at my favorite music festival.


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: JK on January 27, 2017, 02:54:37 AM
I've been compiling rare/unreleased/demo versions of Tame Impala songs today, and I made a sort of misc. album artwork using a photo I took at my favorite music festival.

Nice. I like the use of purple for the logo and for the sweep of the landscape...


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: JK on January 30, 2017, 12:58:06 AM
Lifted from my other forum:

This dates from the mid 1970s and illustrates my technique (such as it was) at the time. This example is A4 size----later I did some that were at least four times as big but the colours (made with cheapo felt pens) have faded over time. This one is in a sketchbook so it has weathered well:

(https://2img.net/h/s31.postimg.cc/ral6hpoqj/IMG_0505.jpg)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: undercover-m on February 03, 2017, 03:39:48 PM
Hey, John. This is cool stuff. I like the concept of creating difference spaces by just changing the intensity of the colors. You should definitely post more art!


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: JK on March 29, 2019, 11:30:18 AM
Hey, John. This is cool stuff. I like the concept of creating difference spaces by just changing the intensity of the colors. You should definitely post more art!

OK. Here's another more basic one from the same source:

(https://2img.net/h/s31.postimg.cc/5berulncr/Scan_4.jpg)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: JK on March 30, 2019, 04:14:11 AM
And here's the last one from me (same era) for now:

(https://i.postimg.cc/44tJvBP3/img065.jpg)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: JK on February 27, 2020, 01:20:59 PM
I found this felt-pen drawing while tidying up our supply of wrapping paper, much of it recycled. This one was rolled up, which is probably why its colours haven't faded much. I should imagine it dates from the mid to late '70s:

(https://i.postimg.cc/bNKQbg9V/IMG-3083.jpg)


Title: Re: Are you an artist?
Post by: >PapaLaPap< on February 28, 2020, 02:41:25 AM
Being a frustrated BeachBoys-driven wannabe (cinematic) con(amore)-artist MiceElf, now trying my (usually bad) luck as a comicwriter/palindromist-"cart¤¤nist".....

Any of U REAL artists ever tried creating Beach Boys-inspired portraits or graphic novels?. If so, PLEASE show & tell!  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The painter Chloe Cummings has done very well in that depARTment:

http://www.chloepaintings.blogspot.com/2008/10/sketch-sketch-sketch-beach-boys-beach.html?m=0

http://www.chloepaintings.blogspot.com/search/label/brian%20wilson?=0