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Aug 23, 2006 12:17 AM

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    Sep 13, 2006 9:54 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Yep.
     
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    Sep 13, 2006 9:55 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Wow! We have a famous person in our midst! ;) I feel embiggened! :)
     
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    Sep 13, 2006 2:00 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    He's a frickin genius.
     
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    Sep 15, 2006 11:56 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    I'll second that! :D
     
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    Sep 16, 2006 12:45 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    I take a few days away and people start makin' up stuff about me (I googled "genius" and came up with a whole lotta nuthin').
     
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    Sep 16, 2006 3:03 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    There ya go then, Led Zep should write a song about you .;)
     
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    Sep 16, 2006 3:20 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    i You've
    gotta be a genius! I'm wrestling with trying to do a job with Painter, 500+MB 8000x 6000 pixels. Now I see why you need that G5. Paintstroke, watch the rainbow wheel, repeat.
     
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    Sep 16, 2006 3:41 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Painter 9.5 has sped up all brushes by a huge margin.
     
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    Sep 29, 2006 7:45 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    &gt;Art I like. <br /> <br />All things looney. <br />XD <br /> <br />I thought the second one was particularly poignant after Mel Blanc passed away. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1fJW9UXIKjDJYRT9Npvle HYfZENHw0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1fJW9UXIKjDJYRT9NpvleHYfZENHw0_t humb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1p40LdvD4KqpjEGwqck40 uw2Tg0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1p40LdvD4KqpjEGwqck40uw2Tg0_thum b.gif" border="0" />
     
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    Sep 29, 2006 8:11 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Believe it or not, I designed and painted the biggest selling Looney Tunes poster ever.
     
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    Sep 29, 2006 10:41 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    but did you get PAID like the biggest selling looney toons poster EVAH?!!

    (effing cool either way dude.) :)
     
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    Sep 30, 2006 12:19 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    I got about four days pay, as long as it took me to do it, and that was dragging it out.
     
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    Sep 30, 2006 7:06 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    >Believe it or not, I designed and painted the biggest selling Looney Tunes poster ever.

    I believe it, Steve.
     
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    Sep 30, 2006 7:10 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Love the black velvet (g, d, r) :)
     
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    Sep 30, 2006 11:29 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    LOL... why you little....
     
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    Sep 30, 2006 11:30 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Hey, Todie might like it too, I live for his approval.<br /><br /><dear lord, the sarcasm meter is going off the dial> Professor Frink.
     
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    Sep 30, 2006 11:40 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Nnnnya HEY nnnGlavin! That's not funny!
     
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    Oct 6, 2006 8:28 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    For insight into the successful presentation of art classics to the public, here's an interesting article on one avenue of approach today:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20061006/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_louvr e_high_museum
     
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    Oct 6, 2006 6:32 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    I like to collect art in a small sort of way (I'm a 'small c' collector) &amp; I thought I'd post a few thumbs of some of the stuff I've accumulated. <br /> <br />I got this at a gamer's convention (where I had a table selling magazines) a number of years back. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=13X08mfPqde2cwNzQszEc XAQBsrEaJ0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/13X08mfPqde2cwNzQszEcXAQBsrEaJ0_ thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />Ain't it the purtiest unicorn you ever did see? It's probably my favourite unicorn picture for reasons you can imagine. ;) <br /> <br />Here's another off-beat unicorn (no, I don't especially collect unicorn stuff). <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=12ovUo6fUMr8zwOb1Agqg UkcmcPU41" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/12ovUo6fUMr8zwOb1AgqgUkcmcPU41_t humb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />It's a sculpture - an inkwell, actually - made, I think from found objects. The plume is a pen; there is an inkwell underneath the 'little horn' on top. The sculpture looks different from the other side... <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1hX2fZ33lgGKtPVmuGGbV sNB7gcxq7" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1hX2fZ33lgGKtPVmuGGbVsNB7gcxq7_t humb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />I hope the 'grinning skull' is clear enough. There is a letter opener (in front) which sticks through the neck of the unicorn, or rather, which CAN stick through the neck. While the morbid humour of the artist appeals to me, I still prefer to leave the letter opener out. <br /> <br />Totally different. I have a number of 'Mughal Style' miniature paintings I got from an Indian gifts store locally. They may be quite old; it is more difficult than I thought it would be to determine their age. This picture (a co-worker told me) is from the Kama Sutra; it is of Krishna &amp; Rani. The style is not fully realistic, but the detail is esquisite &amp; the colours gorgeous. The picture (not counting border) is about 3 by 4 inches &amp; looks to be a gouache painting. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1X40rKUrrkF6rPxYWJDON 2nrkH0ET" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1X40rKUrrkF6rPxYWJDON2nrkH0ET_th umb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />Even if it was painted last week instead of two hundred years ago, at $45.00, a steal at 10 times the price! :) <br /> <br />Here is a detail with more res: <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1TtxfqYwTInWKdNNe8FvV h7l6N1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1TtxfqYwTInWKdNNe8FvVh7l6N1_thum b.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />(Incidentally, when I first became aware of the possible age of these paintings, I made strenuous attempts to convince the store owners not to sell them. My GUESS is that, perhaps, they came from old books which had been in their family's possession. It would be like taking the illuminated pages out of a family Bible &amp; selling them (assuming any of us posessed such a thing as a family Bible with illuminated pages!) I feel. In any case, both my attempts to convince the owners not to sell the paintings, and to ascertain the age of the paintings failed. Paper is rare in India (or has been, historically); the paper could be old (some of the ones I have have worm-holes in them), but the paintings new. Even if the pigments were found to be ones used in the 1800's, it could be because they are STILL being used. And there weren't exactly an abundance of Western scholars with knowledge of Far Eastern art for me to consult either.... Anyway.... I bought the best ones I could afford.)
     
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    Oct 7, 2006 1:29 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Kami's stuff reminded me of a little hand-painted Russian pill box on my mantelpiece.

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    Oct 7, 2006 7:01 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    &gt; Kami's stuff reminded me of a little hand-painted Russian pill box on my mantelpiece. <br /> <br />Pretty! :) <br /> <br />I have a number of painted items from Russia (or which I suspect are from Russia; since I usually buy second-hand there is often no indication as to the origin). I think this painted metal plate is Russian: <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1OdKwar7mVQIwMYtwQhkt D0CJ3YRDw1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1OdKwar7mVQIwMYtwQhktD0CJ3YRDw1_ thumb.jpg" border="0" />
     
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    Oct 12, 2006 2:06 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Took some pictures down on the quayside of the high tide and full moon the other night. As usual there were some which needed discarding. This one had excessive noise; camera shake, and wrong exposure. But a little tweak with the filter gallery produced a nice effect. It's almost as if i was trying for it!

     
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    Oct 12, 2006 2:50 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    &gt; As usual there were some which needed discarding. <br /> <br />(I love how the digital camera makes this so painless, even if the image quality is not QUITE as good (IMO) as with a regular camera.) <br /> <br />&gt; But a little tweak with the filter gallery produced a nice effect. It's almost as if i was trying for it! <br /> <br />Serendipity can be a good thing: The result is lovely! :) (I might be tempted, though, to crop out/modify/remove the orangeish &amp; yellow(sp?) stuff near the name of the ship: the colours are fairly bright &amp; I think they distract attention from the full moon and front of the ship, which are the focal point of the picture for me.) <br /> <br />I've taken a couple hundred photos recently of a nice spot by a little river 10 minutes walk away from me. I'm just a noob at Photoshop, but I kind of like this result: <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1HBpHgU8icNz2zcdGvPHB vMYPgO0cr" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1HBpHgU8icNz2zcdGvPHBvMYPgO0cr_t humb.jpg" border="0" />
     
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    Oct 12, 2006 6:39 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    >This one had excessive noise; camera shake, and wrong exposure.

    That's one of the cool things about photography---"accidental surprises" for lack of a better term. Was/is even moreso with film.

    That is a neat shot John. Except I'd go even further with it and make it more "painterly". It has a great moody feel (ghost ship) to it, but it's too in-between for me. ie., Not quite a photo. Not quite a painting. I'd manipulate it away from being a photo altogether.

    Perhaps brush strokes and stuff.
     
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    Oct 13, 2006 7:31 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    It is cool.

    I agree with shep, take it another step.
     
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    Oct 13, 2006 8:58 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    I've been messing around with this one (gilding the lily):&gt; <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=12TPY3vR4pGZnJllxiDBG Z825NWe1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/12TPY3vR4pGZnJllxiDBGZ825NWe1_th umb.jpg" border="0" />
     
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    Oct 13, 2006 9:30 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Very cool, John. <br /> <br />I have been do stuff like that for a while, I got brave and brought some of my work down to a fall sale. I don't think it was the right place to take the stuff but at least I took the step and got it out there. <br /> <br />I had this one output on stretched canvas for our neighbor. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1xELiBkT5klRJHSvCIy8Y 22IwDOdWX" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1xELiBkT5klRJHSvCIy8Y22IwDOdWX_t humb.jpg" border="0" />
     
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    Oct 13, 2006 9:37 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Yeah! I like that!
     
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    Oct 13, 2006 9:40 AM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Thank you. :-)
     
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    Oct 18, 2006 12:08 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
     
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    Oct 18, 2006 12:10 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    U.S. casino magnate gives Picasso's dream the elbow

    Wed Oct 18, 9:43 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Picasso's famed "Dream" painting turned into a nightmare for Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn when he accidentally gave the multimillion dollar canvas an elbow.

    Wynn had just finalized a $139 million sale to another collector of his painting, called "Le Reve" (The Dream), when he poked a finger-sized hole in the artwork while showing it to friends at his Las Vegas office a couple of weeks ago.

    Director and screenwriter Nora Ephron, who witnessed and related the incident in her blog on the Huffington Post Web site (www.huffingtonpost.com), said Wynn had raised his hand to show the group something about Picasso's 1932 portrait of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter.

    "At that moment, his elbow crashed backward right through the canvas. There was a terrible noise," Ephron wrote, noting that Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that damages peripheral vision.

    "Smack in the middle ... was a black hole the size of a silver dollar. 'Oh s---,' he said. 'Look what I've done. Thank goodness it was me.'"

    Wynn's office on Tuesday confirmed the story, an account of which also appeared in this week's The New Yorker. Both accounts said Wynn had decided to release the buyer from the sale agreement and to repair and keep the painting himself.

    Wynn, a millionaire casino developer and art collector, developed The Mirage and Bellagio resorts in Las Vegas in the 1990s, which spearheaded a profusion of luxury hotels and casinos on the once-seedy Las Vegas Strip.
     
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    Oct 18, 2006 12:27 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    > There was a terrible noise," Ephron wrote, noting that Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that damages peripheral vision.

    Until I read that, I was saying to myself "How stupid can you get?"

    A co-worker of mine has this condition, I believe. He's 90% blind and a graphic artist. :(
     
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    Oct 18, 2006 1:47 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    "He's 90% blind and a graphic artist."

    Remember Beethoven, penning symphonies after he was stone deaf.
     
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    Oct 18, 2006 9:08 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    2 names:

    M.C. Escher

    Rene Magritte
     
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    Oct 18, 2006 10:41 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Does anyone remember MC 900ft Jesus?
     
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    Oct 20, 2006 2:44 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    >Does anyone remember MC 900ft Jesus?

    Yes, and Vera Lynn.
     
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    Oct 20, 2006 3:17 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    I remember remembering Vera Lynn.
     
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    Oct 20, 2006 4:07 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    Does anyone remember laughter.

    Dave... Bueller, somebody....
     
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    Oct 23, 2006 3:05 PM   in reply to TheedarkOverLord
    I remember Buster. I like his art.
     
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