Journal

Expose yourself

Hey!
Wandering what ways you could improve you internet presence? where you can show your work to people, get more feedback?
I want to let you know of a place where you can share images of your work while chating to fellow artists, live. You might already have an account!
Lots of people have a deviantart account but havent found this place yet. its a chatroom were you can share thumbs and chat to other deviantart users. I’m in there almost all the time!
If you’d like to hang out n chat and share thumbs of your art with fellow artsy people the place to go is in here. http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/Thumbsshare
come in n say hi to me and i’ll help you out with things like how to share thumbs n such!

Watercolouring Textures Tips

Here’s some interesting texures you can make using watercolour paints. from top to bottom:

Alcohol – Drip some alcohol on the painted area and the paint will separate from the area. the dryer the paint is, I’ve found, the darker and crisper the edges of the seperated area of white will be.

Salt – Sprinkling Salt on the paint created a sandy texture. the longer you leave the salt there as it dries, the more the paint will spread but this works best the more semi dry the area is.

Blotting/Lifting – As an area dries, you can used water in your brush to blot areas back to white by making the paint spread away or you can use a dry brush to absorb or lift the paint from the area.

Stencils/erasing – While an area is semi dry, you can use paper or plastic shaped to remove the paint in a shape. I

How I add my Watermark

I was recently asked how I make my watermark on my images so I thought this may come in handy for others too. Remember though, that this is just my method. there may be other ways out there too.…

In a steps process of making a custom watermarking brush and then watermarking an image with it. (this is all done in photoshop)
Say you have your image, all ready…

1. Make a new layer on top of the image you want to add the watermark to,

2. Open a new page to make a brush on,

3. Get the text box and choose a nice neat font,

4. Type ’ © ’ (hot keys = press and hold down the ALT key while typing in 0169)
and your first and last name or business name,
then

5. Flatten that layer, customize that with a logo, an underscore above it for titles to sit on, etc,

6. Flatten all that when you’re done customiz

Technical Diffulties in my bubble

Just letting everyone know, I will have no access to internet from home for a couple of weeks ish but I shall miss thee. I will however be popping into my campus libary as often as possible to moderate group submission-ness… yeah.
-Paula/trouble/hatefueled/gozza

My terrible week, fortnight... coming on month...

Well, im ready to pack my bags or get trapped in a cupboard…
this week, i had a lecturer down my throat about getting to classes on time, getting the work done yesterday, etc,
I went through the stress of reformatting this piece of junk and then reinstalling things. tried to fix the monitor brightness and now i’ve broken something in it cos web sites are now weird. like the text is huge and the layouts are weird… then we had to go to freemantle to see some shows for history, and i managed to loose my bank card between the museum and one of the art galleries somewhere. (been to the bank, they’ve canceled it and are sending a new one). and just when i think “thank chocolate, its a Friday arvo, i can crawl into my den and chill out” . no. Bart comes home and notices his tobacco is gone, makes …

Helping pete get cleo back!

Well, she’s not a kitten anymore. Cleo, one of Pete’s two beloved cats, was diagnosed with cancer on 21st January. She’s been in the vet since.
Pete tried to pick her up the other day & was told that he couldn’t do the payment plan after all, & they wont give him Cleo until he pays the entire amount upfront.
So he’s dramatically short the amount of money they want & they are basically holding Cleo hostage.
Its the longest Moppy & Cleo have ever been apart in 15 years and Moppy isnt taking it well.
Cleo was diagnosed with cancer on 21st January. The vet she was taken too treated her and agreed to a payment plan but once Cleo was ment to be picked up the Vet refused the payment plan and requested payment upfront or Cleo will not be returned.
So I have suggested a fundraiser to help Pete get Cleo…

Lots of Kofuffle about nothing

holidays have been so awesome. My parents bought me a proper easel for Christmas this year for my studio and my sister bought me a cool stool to sit on while i paint. They said i asked for both but i don’t remember so it was a nice surprise.
Friends have been turning up on my door step with huge problems and tears in their eyes and I haven’t known how to help except be there for them. So I’ve felt kind of useless and stupid for not having the answers.
My cat’s have been constantly chasing frogs into the house so I’ve had so many chances on taking the photos. In fact I now have 130 frog stock photos! I look forward to having the chance to paint one or 2 of them.
I go back to tafe on Tuesday for my lat year of my advanced diploma course. after a huge rock gig anyway. oh and a house inspection…

Ramblings

many fine books have been written in prison
to be a part of something is to be accepted into it and society accepts nothing
or at least not all the parts of a whole
anyone it does accept is hiding something
the first crime i can recall was murder
unless you count riding i bike without a helmet across a highway a crime
i crushed a mouse with my head
dunno how old i was but I’d just learned to tie my shoe
the mouse had it coming for tickling my hear 3×. the shoe thought it could outsmart me
Shiny Sharp things dance on fair skin, Promising to lure out the deamons within.
Show me perfection and all that I lack, Twist up my mind like the blade in my back.
..I’m still here.

Sculptinators Mod Message

We now have a sculpinators FORUM! here

But I just wanted to say hello, I’m the group moderator which is awesome, but I’m not too sure what to do yet. For now, the best way for me to communicate with you all is if you watch my profile so that you get the Sculptinators journal notifications. That would be awesome, then we can all keep up to speed, Also, is everyone happy with the group guidelines or would a journal entry outlining them be a big help? It CAN be done. and any other requests, just leave a comment here and I’ll see what I can do about it. ALSO, its not MY group, its OUR group, you all have say in what goes on in here, including the title. I’d love to hear suggestions for better group titles if you have any, once we have a few we can have a vote! I’ll start a thread for the sugge…

RT Mod message

RT, i love it, Realist Traditional but it sounds like ‘Arty’!! and you’re all the Arty members! Aaanywho. We’ have our group FORUM here But I just wanted to say hello, I’m the new group moderator, Kath handed me the reigns recently which is awesome, but I’m not too sure what to do with them yet. For now, the best way for me to Communicate with you all is if you watch my profile so that you get the RT journal notifications. That would be awesome, then we can all keep up to speed, Also, is everyone happy with the group guidelines or would a journal entry outlining them be a big help? It CAN be done. and any other requests, just leave a comment here and I’ll see what I can do about it. okay, love to hear from you all!
-hatefueled (or you can call me Gozza)

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