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2020-09-03 10:04:43 PM  
Welcome Fark Artists to our Fartist Friday Contest. This week our contest theme is Show & Tell 3: Happy Accidents. Show us an artwork that came out differently than expected but became a Happy Accident, as the late great Bob Ross would say. That oops photo blur that made it more interesting? That brush stroke that changed your painting for the better? That Photoshop slip of the hand that steered your image a different way? Art can be fluid and evolving as we create it. Show us your favorite mistakes and Tell us about it. All mediums allowed including art programs.

Rules:

One (1) entry per post and a total of three (3) individual entries max allowed per person.

All votable entries must follow the theme requirements: This week our contest theme is Show & Tell 3: Happy Accidents. Show us an art project that came out differently than expected but became a Happy Accident. That oops photo blur that made it more interesting? That painting brush stroke that changed your art for the better? Art can be fluid and evolving as we create it. Show us your favorite mistakes and Tell us about it. All mediums allowed including art programs.

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

Here's my blur-tastic example for Show.
Tell: while experimenting with taking flower photos with my phone's night mode setting for the first time, one pic got oops shook - but I liked how it came out.
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Hearty congratulations to last week's contest winner, RedZoneTuba!

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2020-09-04 10:22:41 AM  
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This one is a combination of mistake and making due with what I had.

I normally use a colorless blender on the skin tones, but I didn't have one as mine was too short too be sharpened and the craft stores still don't have any in stock. They don't know when a new shipment is coming in. So I used a light colored pencil in sand and used that instead. The color gradient isn't as smooth, but it looks better in some way.

I was intending to make the background a gradual transition from dark to light, but the lead on the colored pencil I was using broke and I didn't notice it. By the time I noticed, I had smeared color everywhere and left behind some grooves in the paper. Normally, I would erase and try to clean it up, but I decided to work with it and try something different.

Made the strokes more visible and altered the direction of them every so often. Did the same with the colors I layered on top. Ended up with a background that was reminiscent of the lapis lazuli blue skies you see in the Renaissance frescos.
 
2020-09-04 12:02:52 PM  
This is a watercolor that was originally laid out to be a diamond shape but due to a miscalculation on the grid turned into more of an abstract arrow.
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2020-09-04 12:10:34 PM  
Was suppose abstract nothingness, became a forest fire. Sort of...

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2020-09-04 12:34:52 PM  
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Cookie Monster in Limbo
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(Construction paper trimmings, tossed into a bin, randomly creating OM NOM NOM--NOOOOOO!)
 
2020-09-04 12:49:21 PM  
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2020-09-04 12:52:36 PM  
I got a little squirrelly a few weeks ago, and stayed up too late drinking too much after the wife and kids went to bed. I started doodling Joe Biden stuff. This turned out looking nothing like I had in my head, but I really like how two of the different marker types reacted (the E on top of the 2). It just bleeds through enough, and that gave me an idea I plan on doing for Halloween.

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The markers were Molotow One4All and Luxor 510.
 
2020-09-04 1:23:21 PM  
I tried to cast my hand, but the first mold didn't come out well, so the fingers are messed up. I had enough mold stuff to do just my fingers, thinking I could graft them onto the hand. No go. Instead, I made this work-in-progress I call "Candy."

The "hand" on the top shelf (under the table top) is made of one of those copper-wire head-scratcher things, bent into the shape of the hand below it, and painted white.

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2020-09-04 1:30:18 PM  
I was doing a couple of marker and pastel flowers drawings, amd wasn't quite happy with the result.

I had some stafe quality fake blood around, as it was just after Halloween, so before I threw them out, I decided to play with them.

I liked
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the result so much, I ended up doing a while series of "zombie flowers"
 
2020-09-04 1:48:31 PM  
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Accidently flattened the shark's head - gave him a different look that worked
/ an older pshop from here
 
2020-09-04 1:50:37 PM  

fearmongert: I was doing a couple of marker and pastel flowers drawings, amd wasn't quite happy with the result.

I had some stafe quality fake blood around, as it was just after Halloween, so before I threw them out, I decided to play with them.

I liked[Fark user image image 425x425] the result so much, I ended up doing a while series of "zombie flowers"


The resulting series:
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2020-09-04 3:49:47 PM  
This death demon happened when I threw my hospital gown in a corner of the hospital room. He stayed with me the whole week when I had the cancer removed from my lung. I would not let anyone touch it.
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2020-09-04 4:14:53 PM  
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2020-09-05 1:02:41 PM  
I was looking for a hat form for a sewing project. A friend gave me this insane thing (Natalie) which is useless for what I needed. So, I turned her into a glasses-hat-jewelry holder in my office.

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2020-09-05 1:44:22 PM  
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I started a straight letter and wanted to tilt the letter J and then I liked how it looked....Didn't think about RGB until it was done.
 
2020-09-05 1:58:41 PM  
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I'm trying to do a sky and it turned out so bad I thought I'd out a silhouette over it and then lady justice didn't turn out quite right, but I like Fat Justice. And then I even messed up the date.
 
2020-09-05 3:19:06 PM  
Okay, I had some stuff in the kitchen and wasn't paying attention and let it get moldy and was also part of a photo groups group on google plus when they had those things and they don't anymore. Anyway, I was a member of a group called "beauty in decay", and while it was usually old buildings and rusted out things that were the photo subjects, I thought well why not, and went abstract on it and kinda had it reflect the violence of my traumatic memories as I was recovering them and yet how even in the jumbled mess there was all this "beauty"....of a sort. Of an abstract thought provoking sort. I guess.It might just be crap. But this is what I came up with in 2016 that might be gross..or could be beauty..I don't know.

shut up and post the pics, right? :p

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gotta start small..

then get big

and stay that way.

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for the record, I really like zucchini squash and didn't mean to let them spoil, but then got a burst of creativity and added rocks and plated it.
 
2020-09-05 3:21:32 PM  
There is another set that I just got stuff from a walk and got some rocks and got some pomegranite and the seeds tasted "not right"..kinda funny, and have never tasted "off" ones but tasted "off". So I made art with that too.

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2020-09-06 1:05:15 PM  
So I needed a part made for my wood lathe.  And I couldn't find the part I wanted so I "justified" the expense of buying some metal working equipment - a lathe and a mill.  After I made a new banjo for my wood lathe, I tested my skills out to see if I could do a combo move between wood turning and metal working.

This was the result:
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