Artist of the Month December – HAWK ALFREDSON

•December 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Our Artist for the Month of December 2017 is

HAWK ALFREDSON

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check out his page at the VISIONARY ART GALLERY – HAWK ALFREDSON

 

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IMPORTANT VISIONARY ART NETWORK INFORMATION

•November 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

IMPORTANT NETWORK INFORMATION:
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VISIONARY ART NETWORK

I had sent this out as a broadcast to our members on
​November 15th 2017:

Dear Members of our Visionary Art Network,
I noticed with chagrin that the embedded slide shows do not work anymore.

Ning is tinkering with the system: I assume because Adobe is not supporting Flash anymore, they are switching to HTML5, which by itself is not bad – what is bad is that the HTML5 embed codes for those “new and improved” slide shows DO NOT WORK!
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this is extremely frustrating!

WE WILL BE WORKING ON A SOLUTION

At the same time, this is a opportunity to also change and modernize the look of our website, using a new template. All this will take time, considering that we have hundreds of pages that need to be updated.

THE DIGITAL CANVAS – example: OFFSPRING OF TIAMAT

•November 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I was reading this article, The digital canvas: new technology and 21st century painting and tried to see if the kind (technique) of digital artwork I do is also used by other artists. Maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough, but I found nothing comparable.
The article states (taken out of context, I know): “……….. the visibility or strength of the virtual pigments never varies or wavers, resulting in consistently candy-cane-like striated or dappled line.”

Now this is exactly what I am trying to avoid. Below are examples based on my actual paintings, which to a large extent retain textures and brushstrokes from the original. I don’t think I am the only artists that does digital that way, using their actual painting as the parent to digital work. Even if I don’t use one of my paintings, I would use a photo of paint stains and textures to dip my digital brush into.

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The “parent” painting OFFSPRING OF TIAMAT, and its various digital renderings below: Fomorii Throne, Fomorii Tapestry and Fomorii Universe. The last one is already completely different, but still using only elements from the original painting, with various distortions, filters and brushes.

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About a week ago, I posted another digital image, based on my drawing Fomorii Stormtrooper:
FOMORII STORMTROOPER in the Mirror
Fomorii Series
and this is the drawing it is derived from:
Fomorii Series

On my website I posted a embedded slide show (from the Visionary Art Network) and a link to Flickr of my digital work:
DIGITAL ART by Otto Rapp
It also contains some photo-manipulations (other than from my artwork).

PAYPAL ME

•November 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

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a gratuitous self-portrait GIF to attract attention

 

PAYPAL ME
a new feature from Paypal

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Artist friends, Paypal has made it easy to add a tip jar to any post.
Get yours here:

 

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/grab

Let’s work together to create a culture where we all expect to give a little back for the incredible content created by the artists in our lives. If everyone gave, even as little as $5/month, it would be a very different, more balanced scene.

It’s simple like this Example of my own link:

Dig the art? Show some love with a little tip: https://www.paypal.me/ORapp

or you can make a image link on your website, like mine here:


You know that it’s about more than purchasing things and experiences, it’s about energizing a way of life. By setting aside some resources for artists, I look for opportunities to help support the kind of world I want to live in; it is a world of creative passionate producers, sharing the fruits of their practice, and inspiring others to cultivate their own creative gifts.

Join the movement… share the message… grow the culture… fan the flames of individual empowerment, and nurture your own creative contributions!

 

ARTIST OF THE MONTH November 2017 – NELLY CHICHLAKOVA

•November 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Our Artist for the month of

November 2017 is

 NELLY CHICHLAKOVA

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​Please click these images to visit her gallery page. ▲▼
 NELLY CHICHLAKOVA

 

THE ARTISTS EYE

•October 14, 2017 • Leave a Comment

THE ARTISTS EYE

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three of the Deep Dream created close ups of the artists eye used in the video

Video by Otto Rapp

The Artists Eye

 click to see it on YouTube


Black Vortex

Music by Kevin McLeod

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Visual Effects created with
DEEP DREAM GENERATOR

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KAZUHIKO NAKAMURA – Artist of the month October 2017

•October 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment
ARTIST OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2017 KAZUHIKO NAKAMURA

ARTIST OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2017 KAZUHIKO NAKAMURA

ARTIST OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2017 KAZUHIKO NAKAMURA

ARTIST OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2017
KAZUHIKO NAKAMURA