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(Fark) Fartiste Welcome ye Fark Artists to your Fartist Friday Contest. This week it's Show & Tell Volume 2. Show us a work of art you've made, and Tell us the story behind it. Difficulty: Art you haven't posted in our F'artiste contests before   (fark.com) divider line
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Welcome Fark Artists to your Fartist Friday Contest. This week it's "Show and Tell Volume 2": Show us an original work of art you've made, and Tell us the story behind it. A photo you've shot, a painting you've painted, jewelry you've bejeweled, etc - share your original artworks!

Difficulty: Don't re-post artwork you entered in any Fartist Friday contest before including Volume 1 of Show & Tell last month, please and thank you. And if you haven't yet be sure to check out that thread, we have some mighty talented peoples.

Rules:
All votable entries must follow the theme requirements: Show & Tell Volume 2. Show us a work of art you've made, and Tell us the story behind it. Difficulty: Art you haven't posted in our F'artiste contests before.

Three (3) separate individual entries max allowed per person.

Prize: Bragging rights and a mention in the Fark NotNewsletter!

Here's my example:
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Birding is my thing, and catching this male Northern Mockingbird fight was a lucky shot as it was over quickly. I call one of them Keanu because...he knows Kung Fu.

Fartist Fridays are weekly creativity contests that you can participate in with things you have on hand since many of us are stuck at home right now. If you have an idea for a future contest theme please post it here or send it along to Farkback. Show off your skills (or lack thereof!) while we practice socially distancing together, and be sure to vote for your favorite entries.

This contest is submitted on Thursdays with entry open immediately to TotalFarkers (membership has its privileges!), then it goes to the Main Page on Friday. Entries close around midnight Eastern on Sunday night. All times are approximate because we're all drunk.

Vote-enabling Instructables:
Check the "Enable voting for this entry?" box before you hit Post. If you forget to clicky the box, just report your post using the radioactive button and ask us to enable voting.

All skill levels encouraged and most importantly: We're all in this together so let's create some F'Arts together - Fark Arts, that is.
 
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One of my favorite things to do, ceramics-wise, was to paint tiles and do mosaic art. I originally started out doing this 8 1/2 x 11 tile as an art nouveau poster, and was going to break it and reassemble it in a tray. After it came out of the kiln, I couldn't bring myself to break it up. Low fire clay, rolled out to a quarter-inch thick . Colors are  underglaze, covered with a gloss overglaze coat. Now it's on my wall with a few others.

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Blackbird with branches

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I've been grinding the blackbook graffiti for about a year now and am proud that my bars are coming along.
 
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This is the most recent drawing I have done.
I like switching things up when I draw. I might do a particular theme or style for a while, then I will switch over to a different style or theme so I don't stagnate and just go through the motions.
I found a magazine picture and decided to render it in colored pencils, with some modification with hair color, as the hair was more blonde and didn't show up so well with colored pencil. Darkened it up to be browner.
 
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Icosahedron in pen and colored pencil.
I do geometric drawings, mainly in the Islamic style. This is more Greek Platonic solid meets psychedelic.

I drew the icosahedron and decided that coloring it in a more random manner would be a nice contrast.
 
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Girl in Mercury
Inspiration ....GF's morning stretch
 
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Rule book for a call of Cthulhu LARP.
 
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I do some modeling - not the runway kind. Skilled modelers elevate it from hobby to art, but that's for the viewer to decide. Here's one of the projects I completed over the lockdown. The Onion headline was obligatory.
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Borosilicate.  Aka Pyrex. Created by turning a bubble inside out. Fun times.
 
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A dungeons & Dragons mimic themed chest!

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I painted this during quarantine in April, inspired by an image I saw in Harper's years ago of a walkway at DTW airport. I was trying to express the loneliness of being separated from everyone, and how C19 has taken away my freedom to travel, which is my passion.
 
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Recently built this custom set of wine barrel furniture for a customer. She sent some pictures of things she found on Pinterest and I put my own spin on them.

All the wood except for some braces under the tables is from old wine barrels. The metal bracing is from the hoops that hold the barrels together.

Working with barrels is an interesting challenge because there are no right angles or flat surfaces. I had to get pretty creative with some of the joinery. Always enjoy a chance to learn on the job.
 
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So I did this fan art of Dany after Game of Thrones ended.  I was pretty upset about how her character developed in the final season.  Around the same time I was finally getting some medical issues addressed and spent a while in the hospital doing an EEG. Even though I wasn't sick, and my seizures weren't serious, there was an eerie feeling just being cooped up in the hospital. I brought my cintiq and dealt with both the emotional stress of realizing my brain wasn't working properly and the sadness of watching one of my favorite characters devolve into authoritarian madness.  This portrait was the result.
 
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The rear fender of my neighbors harley...
He asked if I could paint a Wizard that was like the one on his tank.
 
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Wildcat split mask,
did this for a teammate/friend's son
 
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This is my office mate "Buddy the Fan"
My old goalie mask on an oscilating fan in my basement, more of an accidental art installation
but he keeps me company and laughs at my jokes...
/only complains when I sing...
 
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18"x32" needlepoint
So this is semi-original. When I bought the canvas in 1980, the picture on it was just flat, no shading, and minimal details and colors. I did the main figure in about a year; I never could afford the wool to finish the background, moon, and plants. Finally in the early 00's I bit the bullet and put another couple hundred bucks
out to buy the yarn and finish it. Took a total of almost 25 years.
One of my favorites, I never get tired of looking at it.
 
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The Bluebird of Happiness, because I needed another one-eyed bird picture for my workroom.
 
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I have another entry!  I went on a Europe trip and took kooky panoramic photos of the leaning tower of Pisa to try and make it look crazier. Got home and realized it could probably be a partying tower of Pisa and made it happen in photoshop.
 
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25 foot long snake made from freon can and scrapped light fixtures
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These are the guys who put Sesame Street on for your kids in the late 80s to early 90s
Love,
Your Favorite State
 
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I painted this when I was 16 or 17 and had just read Ionesco's Rhinoceros. Apparently the play had a big impact on me at the time because I also did a rhinoceros as a ballerina. I'm not quite sure why I did it as Dorothy in this painting (it's been almost 25 years), but I assume it's because I thought a grey or black road would be boring and the yellow brick road was what I came up with. Once I had that, the ruby slippers and witch's legs were a must.
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It's watercolour on paper, and I think the cololurs have faded somewhat. Plus the picture is just using my phone, but you get the idea.
 
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I watched too many videos on painting mandalas on various things during the lockdown, so I started painting the recycling. As a Canadian, I think my choice of bottle was fitting. Sadly, the cat didn't approve of my artistic skills and knocked the bottle to the ground, shattering it, recently. I guess I need to eat more pancakes.

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Also, it turns out that painting dots on things is harder than it looks.
 
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Found an old parlor guitar that was in bad shape. Bought an old lamp off ebay and created this lamp for my music room. Cost me about 35 Euros to make.
 
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Another one I did
 
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Hanging in the dining room.

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That's a single frame, not edited, taken with a 1.3 megapixel camera. Took a few days to get it.
 
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I have very little innate artistic ability. But I love art.  Most of my girlfriends have been artists. I'm a little more musical than visual, played in several punk bands. But I have ventured into visual arts occasionally. Mostly found art that I reappropriate or something from my life as an IT guy.

Here's a piece I have in my hallway people seem to like. 
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So I did this fan art of Dany after Game of Thrones ended.  I was pretty upset about how her character developed in the final season.  Around the same time I was finally getting some medical issues addressed and spent a while in the hospital doing an EEG. Even though I wasn't sick, and my seizures weren't serious, there was an eerie feeling just being cooped up in the hospital. I brought my cintiq and dealt with both the emotional stress of realizing my brain wasn't working properly and the sadness of watching one of my favorite characters devolve into authoritarian madness.  This portrait was the result.


Nice. I've not watched GoT.  I know I've seen that style before and have it somewhere on my overcrowded bookshelf but can't find it. Is there an artist it's based on you know of?
 
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Munich's English Park. We'd been walking all day. One of us had an idea that there was some undefined important thing to see further on. So, we walked and walked and walked. Finally, there was this group of swans. Not the Important Thing to See but this was right in front of us. At this point there was a general revolt among the group: we must have beer and sausage and pretzels.
 
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So I did this fan art of Dany after Game of Thrones ended.  I was pretty upset about how her character developed in the final season.  Around the same time I was finally getting some medical issues addressed and spent a while in the hospital doing an EEG. Even though I wasn't sick, and my seizures weren't serious, there was an eerie feeling just being cooped up in the hospital. I brought my cintiq and dealt with both the emotional stress of realizing my brain wasn't working properly and the sadness of watching one of my favorite characters devolve into authoritarian madness.  This portrait was the result.

Nice. I've not watched GoT.  I know I've seen that style before and have it somewhere on my overcrowded bookshelf but can't find it. Is there an artist it's based on you know of?

I was a printmaking minor in school and I also worked with scratchboard in high school.  It may be a digital piece, but my style is influenced by woodblock techniques.  I erase away on a color layer and then build layers up and add texture.


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Ah, yes. Wood block etching. Did a couple in high school. But I know I have an artist or art book in mind that honed that to something incredible.

As I said. I'm more of a found art/tech guy. Another piece: Exploding CD:
 
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I made this in high school and it's stayed with me through everything all this time. It's stupid but I like it.
 
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I made this hat for my boy to wear for a dress-up book day back when there was school. I'm pretty sure it turned out better than he imagined it. So that was a pretty good feeling.
 
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Most stuff I've made has been lost or broken or thrown away or given away. These have somehow stuck around for about 20 years. Just some doodles I made out of wire while taking a break from working in the garden at 15 or so
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Posting on behalf of my daughter. Watercolour on canvas, her art tends to be of nature or just bonkers. Painted in April.
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I painted this during quarantine in April, inspired by an image I saw in Harper's years ago of a walkway at DTW airport. I was trying to express the loneliness of being separated from everyone, and how C19 has taken away my freedom to travel, which is my passion.


Reminds me of a part of this video I made.

Scotland but with an actual MOVING picture
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This is a 1"x 2" miniature on watercolor paper.  I was using it to test the colors together before doing a larger work that didn't turn out as well.  Acrylic on paper.
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This is a 'combo' I cobbled together for my desktop @ H'ween.
Andrew Wyeth & his family loved 'dress-up' holidays, and so in
homage to them I did this after he died, starting with his painting
and adding elements from his son Jamie, and his father N.C.
 
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We have original leaded windows in our house, so when I retired 6 years ago I did a 3 day course to enable me to fix some of the broken ones. I repaired a few and made some new small ones, but have done nothing for the last 4 years. Then came 2 things: lockdown and the house next door, identical to mine was sold. We have had builders working next to us all through lockdown ripping the guts out of that house. They have taken it apart back to the brick, sold the leaded windows and put in double glazed simulations. As a reaction I have learned to value my original house all the more and have started doing new leading again. These are my first windows, to be installed in my workshop. Next will be the front door my wife has wanted for the last 6 years.

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This skunk on a log is carved from cherry wood,
which has about a quarter inch thick light colored
layer over a deep reddish brown heartwood.
It's a shoe changing stool, as I was carving out the
seat the color change yelled "skunk" at me.
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This one is called Emerald Coast. Fountain pen ink, acrylic medium, acrylic ink, crushed peridot, emerald, sapphire, quartz and diamond on copper leafed canvas. 36"x36". This photo doesn't really do the piece justice as it is quite irridescent when viewed in person. 

This one is now in a private collection in Mexico.

This next piece is more recent; I retained it for personal display. This is After Rain. Fountain pen ink, acrylic ink, crushed opal and procion dye on canvas. 36"x48". This is a scan, and captures the shadow effects within the painting well. It's really difficult for me to control for that effect and only about 1 attempt out of 20 is successful, so the failures wind up painted over.
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I don't share my art often. I guess I've always felt it was a hobby for me or family members but why not?

This is one of several chalk pastel landscapes I did. Sorry for the bad quality. The only picture I have of it is this pic I took of it hanging on the wall at my mom's house. I've 'shopped it to remove some bad reflections from the photo.

I started this in high-school. Originally it was supposed to be some hints of atmosphere over a planet but  I didn't like how the colors were blending. After trying to "fix" it, I scratched those diagonal blue lines in it and just left it in the sketchbook where it sat for a decade.

At some point, I pulled out that book when I moved and realized how much I liked the colors. I made the planet less round and added the figure and more cloud highlights.  At some point later my mom saw it and wanted it. Frame and mat added and it's definitely one of my favorite pieces.  It's titled "Man on Hill".
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Found an old parlor guitar that was in bad shape. Bought an old lamp off ebay and created this lamp for my music room. Cost me about 35 Euros to make.


Interesting. I have an Electra that I loved and played many gigs with. Got drunker than usual one night and dropped it. Broke the head stock right off. It's been under my bed for years. I'd like to do something with it. in memoriam.

Any ideas?
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Found an old parlor guitar that was in bad shape. Bought an old lamp off ebay and created this lamp for my music room. Cost me about 35 Euros to make.

Interesting. I have an Electra that I loved and played many gigs with. Got drunker than usual one night and dropped it. Broke the head stock right off. It's been under my bed for years. I'd like to do something with it. in memoriam.

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I've seen ceiling lamps made from e-guitars.
Tables are cool too.
 
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Just finished this woman with 3 babies (one in the womb) for my daughter that will have the first one in a month. She wants 3 babies.
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Made from recycled wood from shipping containers that we receive at work.

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I'm a smolist. I make and paint smol things. I was fortunate enough to get some commissions recently and they turned out rather nicely if I do say so myself, with another one underway and one waiting to get started on. My patrons were/are happy, so that's the main thing. The bases and scenery are all made from scratch.


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/Always looking for more work. EIP if looking for something weird, wonderful or just smol.
 
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