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I've decided to spend my night sewing on my porch, coated in bug spray and with a citronella candle burning nearby. I'm actually doing half decent. I only had to rip a 6 inch section of seam, because I did exactly what I was afraid I was going to do as I closed up an area with a bunch of loose fabric. I stitched a second piece into a seam that wasn't supposed to be part of it.

 

But as I sew I'm listening to music and just chilling out. I'm actually almost done with this piece. I've got one more thing to sew onto it, and then it's ready to be folded over on itself and closed up. I'm going to wait on the closing though, because I want someone else present to help me with it.

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11 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Maybe a stencil for those corporate logos & warning labels?  Graffiti is supposed to be a bit more free-form and you could probably fake the look of spray paint with a stippling brush.  I'll agree that it's a lot harder to duplicate a realistic object so that it looks RIGHT.  A tiny bit of variation and your eye catches it immediately.  

 

 

The problem with a stencil is that the sides are corrugated, so nothing lays flat... Ah well, a problem for another day... or as my mother says "I'll burn that bridge when I come to it." :lol:

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5 minutes ago, Argentee said:

 

The problem with a stencil is that the sides are corrugated, so nothing lays flat... Ah well, a problem for another day... or as my mother says "I'll burn that bridge when I come to it." :lol:

 

On Youtube there's a video by Dr. Faust's painting clinic where he does just that on the Bones shipping container. He paints it up as a Weyland-Yutani shipping container using a stencil and an airbrush.

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13 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Maybe a stencil for those corporate logos & warning labels?  Graffiti is supposed to be a bit more free-form and you could probably fake the look of spray paint with a stippling brush.  I'll agree that it's a lot harder to duplicate a realistic object so that it looks RIGHT.  A tiny bit of variation and your eye catches it immediately. 

 

I'd first try the faintest of drybrushing over any graffiti. Do a simple little bit and test the method. Drybrush with the cargo container's basecoat color, as dry a drybrush as you can. Just enough color over the design to make it look less stark.

 

Alternatively, try using colors with poor coverage. It'll look streaky and spotty and like it was sprayed on by a punk who ran off when Security came by.

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I learned this evening that I don't have much artistic ability when it comes to drawing the back business of a whale. Rather disappointing, but oddly happy at the same time.

 

Oh well. Tired and exhausted. Maybe I'll come up with some way to render a whale butt at some point.

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Well, one tunic is all but finished. Now I need to do 3 more in the next 2 weeks. And a coif or three. And buy some more pajama pants to use as "medieval" cheater pants.

 

But first, snack break!

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54 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

I learned this evening that I don't have much artistic ability when it comes to drawing the back business of a whale. Rather disappointing, but oddly happy at the same time.

 

Oh well. Tired and exhausted. Maybe I'll come up with some way to render a whale butt at some point.

You're drawing whale butts?:blink:

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13 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

You're drawing whale butts?:blink:

For the End of the Whale tour.

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My back started to hurt from being hunched over my table for so long as I cut and measured fabric. So I took another break to get some aspirin and an adult beverage to help those muscles loosen up. Also, I wish there were more people active at night. Let those day shift people know what it feels like to wake up to 20 new pages!

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6 minutes ago, Unruly said:

Also, I wish there were more people active at night. Let those day shift people know what it feels like to wake up to 20 new pages!

Well, the forum says there are 19 members here as I type this.

So if we each post a page worth...

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I dunno if we'll get a page worth out of all of us. Especially since those day shift people are going to start waking up soon once the fireball gets ready to scorch the earth once more.

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4 hours ago, Argentee said:

I don't have an airbrush... and I want to do grafitti... and warning labels... and corporate logos... and... and... and...

 

*sigh*

 

You can, it is not that hard.

I do not own ( or want) an Airbrush.

 

See the biohazard sign? It is downloaded from the internet, shruk to size and printed out.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/73384-the-elder-god-escapes-his-container-by-xherman1964/

 

Graffiti? Just do it...ever looked at the real stuff?

It's not all great art, some are crude and primitive.

All of these just done with a brush, sometimes I outlined first with a black pen.

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69093-angel-city-diorama-by-xherman1964-tribute-to-lemmy/&/topic/69093-angel-city-diorama-by-xherman1964-tribute-to-lemmy/?hl=%2Bangel%2B%2Bcity

 

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2 hours ago, Unruly said:

Let those day shift people know what it feels like to wake up to 20 new pages!

 

Well, I would, except I'm totally asleep like a responsible person and in no way procrastinating tomorrow by staying awake. 

 

*loud fake snoring sounds*

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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I have done another thing! And I learned something in the process which I will retroactively apply to the other thing I did when I finish it, and apply to the others I will be doing! Now I have 2 of the 4 things done that I need done in the next 2 weeks! They both still have some work left to do on them, but it's a minor amount that should take about 10 minutes each.

 

I am a pride of me.

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Just to let you know....It's daytime already for us Europeans.

 

 

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