I found this site via a Gary Reef youtube video. I want to join because I want to be inspired by other artist as well as help inspire others. As artist we spend so much time creating in isolation so participating in art communities provides an important way to reach out and get out of our shells. Don't forget to check out my music choons too...:)
Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
Steven, i think you must have a wonderful zest for life, seeing your magnificent colors and your innovative ways of using them. Thanks for your comments too. All my "art friends" are colourful, so lets keep it bright and continue to support each other.
So I also create Digital Art.....and totally enjoy Photoshop and using my photos or drawing freehand with the brushes....so I'm way excited about the new CS5 as it has the way cool settings for HDR that is popular right now. It will take me months and months saving for it. Do you watch Photoshopuser? Are you a member of NAPP? I watch the free learning tutorials and right now both Adobe and the photoshop guys are running free tutorials about the new release CS5.
Same here, Steven. The speaker is my all-time favorite part of this painting. Not necessarily because I can play music, but rather just how seamlessly it fits with its surroundings almost as if disguising its capabilities : )
Thank you Steven. I'm finding Ning a bit tricky to set up since my personal website is hosted by Squarespace...a bit of a different configuration. I'll get use to it though. Nice artworks, by the way : ]
Hi Steve, nice to have you as a friend!
Your digital art is very good. I've been playing with my photos in Corel Photoshop and that's fun. What programme do you use, I need some ideas for my son to get me for Christmas. I've got a bathroom full of smellies and he's into computers so a new programme would be ideal
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).