VAG Artist of the Month July 2018 Mario Schleinzer

•July 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment
ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Our Artist for the month of
July 2018 is
MARIO SCHLEINZER

MARIO SCHLEINZER

MARIO SCHLEINZER

​ ​Please click this image to visit his gallery page. ▲
VAG ARTIST OF THE MONTH
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ARTIST OF THE MONTH MARCH 2018 – DENNIS KONSTANTIN GERIGK

•March 4, 2018 • Leave a Comment
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Our Artist for the month of
March 2018 is

DENNIS KONSTANTIN GERIGK

DENNIS KONSTANTIN GERIGK

DENNIS KONSTANTIN GERIGK

DENNIS KONSTANTIN GERIGK

DENNIS KONSTANTIN GERIGK​

​​Please click these images to visit his gallery page. ▲

 

REMINISCING – 35 YEARS AGO

•January 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Grad May 82- with OLD MAN SELFIE-3-text
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I had often said that in my days at the University of Lethbridge, I rarely took notes. I did not see any use of it at that time, since based on the course outlines, I studied the subject in advance, and came to class already prepared to add my own 2 cents worth in comments – even prepared to argue………

But just for looks, I did have my notepad open. I may have written down a few things, but for the most part, I was doodling. Checking through a pile of old papers, I found this – probably from a English or a Mythology class I took, around 1980 or so (we had some advanced classes where several departments were involved – they were called ‘Colloquial Studies’).

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You may think (as many of my fellow students did) that I am just a goof – but the end results were that I graduated with a GPA of 3.96 out of 4.0, second highest in my class of 82.

I initially posted the note pad images on Steemit

Artist of the Month January 2018 – Zoltan Molnos

•January 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Our Artist for the month of
January 2018 is

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ZOLTAN MOLNOS

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Please click these images to visit his gallery page.

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

 

IMPORTANT VISIONARY ART NETWORK INFORMATION

•November 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment

IMPORTANT NETWORK INFORMATION:
Slide Show embedding does not work anymore!

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).