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(Fark)   Welcome ye Fark Artists to your Fartist Friday Contest. This week it's Show & Tell Volume 4. 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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2020-10-22 8:31:09 PM  
Welcome Fark Artists to your Fartist Friday Contest. This week it's Show and Tell Volume 4: Show us a 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: Art you haven't posted in our F'artiste contests before.

Contest 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: Show & Tell Volume 4. 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.

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

Here's my example, a picture I snapped of two Gulf Fritillary butterflies in my garden the other day. These two move so fast that it's hard to catch both of them in the same frame. Usually one will chase the other away into the next yard, they do this dance every day:

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Hearty congratulations to last week's contest winner, RedZoneTuba!

FFFUQ (Fartist Friday Frequently Unasked Questions):

What?
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.

Why? Show off your skills (or lack thereof!) while we practice socially distancing together, and be sure to vote for your favorite entries.

When? 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.

How Does Voting Work? Please check the "Enable voting for this entry" box. If you forget, report it and ask, we'll do our best to turn it on for you. We consider an entry to be voting eligible by default so please mention if you want voting disabled on your post.

Check out past Fartiste contests by clicking on the Topic Tag, and check the weekly Fark NotNewsletter for info on that week's contest theme ahead of time. All skill levels encouraged (as you can see from mine!) and most importantly: We're all in this together so let's create some F'Arts together - Fark Arts, that is.
 
2020-10-22 9:54:36 PM  
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Porter - a pup tap handle
 
2020-10-22 9:56:38 PM  
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The Tentacle.
 
2020-10-22 9:57:33 PM  
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The Calla Lily

(this one's not a tap handle)
 
2020-10-23 8:02:11 AM  
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I've been posting the drawings that I do in Total Fark Discussion over the past two years, and over that time, I've picked up advice and comments on how to make my drawings better.

About two weeks ago, I posted a drawing and one of the TFD regulars gave some advice and challenged me to draw a face that had wrinkles or some other skin features.

After looking through my folder of magazine ads and other pictures, I found an ad with a woman with freckles. So I picked that one and this drawing is the result.
 
2020-10-23 12:11:14 PM  
some vector art created for a medium article I am writing

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2020-10-23 12:12:56 PM  
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This is an abstract watercolor/ink pen painting called "Reactor". I was influenced by Francis Bacon, Blade Runner, Agnes Martin, Twin Peaks and wiring diagrams.
 
2020-10-23 12:50:49 PM  
This will be one entry in 9 parts.
Some time ago i drew these 6 ink drawings for the purpose of stitching them together into an animation. Each picture has the other pictures in it. It was a trippy, fun project.

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Sorry i dont have better pics of the principle pictures.

The results:
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2020-10-23 1:32:17 PM  
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"Spray"

Murex seashell, steel belts from a tire, canvas, wood, LEDs
Approx. 20 inches tall
 
2020-10-23 1:32:30 PM  
Ultra violet paint sunset 
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2020-10-23 2:07:03 PM  
Working over strangers selfies is how I continue to make portraits in the time of Covid. This selfie was sent to me from 50,000 feet by a guy who is a B52 pilot.  Forbes 30 under 30

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2020-10-23 2:24:51 PM  
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Copied for a lady whose daughter had been to NYC and seen it years ago and fell in love with it. Thing is, I painted the big tree on the left last. But before painting it in, the painting was like an optical illusion. The sky really looked like it was moving. It was fantastic.  But, a copy is a copy, so I put it in, and it stopped.  Could have been the paint thinner, I guess.
 
2020-10-23 3:25:43 PM  
I wanted to share a character/Tarot card. I was gonna put up my version of the Tower, but I saw a tentacle, so you get Diane.
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Diane is interesting because she is brought to you almost entirely by the Public Domain! The fiddly details in her necklace and tiara are from stock vectors I paid for. Her head is my design in line art based on a 3-D model, which I've saved if I need to draw her from this angle at this age again. (This is a flashback.) The patterns, the pose and the background are all taken from images in the Public Domain, which I've cut up, traced, shaded and otherwise altered to create a whole new story. I'm please with how I was able to get everything I wanted shiny to look shiny, including the fabric and the floor.

Diane is very good at magic and hid her natural ability to reach out and strangle anyone anywhere on the globe. She went into politics instead! Later, a war forced her out of the closet and she was the victim of an assassination just before the end of it. One spider is for her nephew, who is still with us but in hiding. The fly is her boyfriend who could barely do any magic at all. She used to call herself a monster, but in a cute way.

In the Tarot, she's standing in for the High Priestess. If you shuffled her into the deck, she'd stand for a pleasant public face hiding immense, terrifying power.

This is like, the worst time for me to plug my work, as I'm hoping the site winds down during the hiatus so I can do the redesign and update without annoying anyone who's trying to read. Still, free web serial. I'm preparing to invite other people to make their own content - including art - and everything's under a blanket CC license allowing sale, but I don't have the details up yet. I set some time aside tomorrow (Sat) to redo the home page, so if you go there it may look and act farky.

I will try posting a link on the Fandom tab when I get everything up and running, probably in January. And you'll see me in the writer thread occasionally asking for advice on how to tempt people to play in my universe.
 
2020-10-23 4:21:04 PM  
Alien Biology: Eviscintegration
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I do believe it looks better on Vimeo than Youtube.
https://vimeo.com/471533140

My goal was to create video snippets that would cause specific hallucinations to occur when tripping on psychedelics.  The hallucinations i was trying to recreate first occurred when watching the 1975 Japanese movie I Am a Cat (without subtitles, of course) while tripping.  My target, audience and test subject being myself, of course.  I certainly succeeded and kind of grossed myself out at the same time.  It was glorious.

Rather than work on "video" I used the free tool ffmpeg to break video down into a very large number of jpgs then I did photoshoppery on each frame of video.  Then I used ffmpeg to stitch it all back into video.  I produced quite a good many snippets of video, most of which were not specific hallucination targets.

All the video looks 100x better when played from the source file, rather than after a streaming service gets their hands on it and squashes out a ton of detail to facilitate faster streaming.
 
2020-10-23 7:47:35 PM  
"Desire of Man"  Barbed wire, Cut Nails, Hemp Rope. 6'2" tall

One day at Home Depot while picking up some supplies for a project I spot a 1/2 mile roll of Barbed wire for pretty cheap.  Got it home and began twisting it into a figure. About a 1/4 mile of wire, several pairs of leather gloves and a tetanus booster later I had a 6 foot man.  He hung around the house for a couple years, I'd take him down for a dance every now and again. I hadn't planned on showing it  because it didn't feel quite done. A little too springy and bendy as well as being dangerous to accidentally brush against.

My Dad had picked up an Oxy-Acetylene kit. Gauges, tips and torches at a house auction some years before and gifted it to me, I just had to get the tanks.  And sign up for an adult education class in welding as a refresher. 30 years before I had taken a Hot Metals course in college. The AE welding teacher told me in all of his years he'd never seen a student take to it as I had.  5000+ hours with an airbrush helped train a steady hand.

I attended a house auction at my Jr HS Principles' house, I bid on and won his 60 year collection of screws, nails, nuts, bolts, washers, etc... All sorted in nearly a hundred jars for $9. I get this stuff home and look through it for stuff to weld together.  One jar had Iron Cut Nails for masonry.  These will work, anything galvanized gives off toxic fumes.  I welded them together into a Nail figure. I Immediately went to my local true value and bought a 50lb box of cut nails and started welding nail figures.

Finally I could give the barbed wire man more support by giving him a skin made of Nail Men.
97 figures make up the skin.
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2020-10-24 3:11:43 PM  

berylman: a particular individual: "Spray"
Murex seashell, steel belts from a tire, canvas, wood, LEDs Approx. 20 inches tall

Hey I really like that. What in the world kind of wood or vine did you use to get those upstanding black branches?


Those are the steel belts from a tire. A friend found it on the shoulder of the road, and knew I'd like it. It's always reminded me of a spray of flowers.

I got a glass candle-holder for $2 at the thrift shop, and decapitated the angel so I could use her head to hold the spray in the shell.

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2020-10-24 3:18:05 PM  
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Coin operated Madonna and Child. Top picture shows activated fetal skeleton Jesus dancing in womb to drum solo. Bottom picture is sculpture before money is inserted. The baby is motor driven and hangs in our den. I would have to take the glass out to show a better picture of the inside which aint going to happen but it has a lot of money inside.    
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2020-10-24 3:29:35 PM  
This is a Gordian knot mosaic. It is only the third mosaic I've ever made. It was commissioned by a former boss of mine, who thought it was smart to commission a $250 piece of art from someone who had only made two mosaics prior. I'm glad it worked out for him - and for me! All in all, this took about 30 hours to design, glue, and grout. It's 17x23, and way heavier than it looks. It also looks better in person, because the tiles are iridized and exhibit color-shift in certain types of light depending on what angle you view it from.

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2020-10-24 3:32:25 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: This will be one entry in 9 parts.
Some time ago i drew these 6 ink drawings for the purpose of stitching them together into an animation. Each picture has the other pictures in it. It was a trippy, fun project.

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Sorry i dont have better pics of the principle pictures.

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I LOVE these!
 
2020-10-24 3:42:36 PM  
Upwards of 20 years ago I used to be able to walk into stores all over town and buy packs of Polaroid Time Zero film. It was a convenient luxury I didn't realize was going to swiftly expire. I really miss shooting with the SX-70, they were such iconically beautiful cameras and so much fun to use, especially with the sonic autofocus. Ansel Adams wrote a book on Polaroid photography, and devoted a portion to the SX-70. He enjoyed using it as well.

Please don't try to sell me on the Impossible Project, their film is impossibly ugly and so overpriced. The Time Zero had a richness and glow that no other Polaroid film had.

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2020-10-24 3:53:54 PM  
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My current muse Pearl aka Lil'Stinker.   Her expressions range from mild to utter disdain but she's fun to draw.  Graphite and ink.
 
2020-10-24 4:00:46 PM  
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I'm not really artsy, but I enjoy carving a pumpkin each year.  I've put way more effort into previous years carvings but I opted to keep it simple this time around.  Pumpkin speaks for itself.
 
2020-10-24 4:03:53 PM  
Using textures
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2020-10-24 4:04:44 PM  
Feeling gloomy
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2020-10-24 4:05:30 PM  
Feeling alone in a storm
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2020-10-24 7:07:33 PM  
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2020-10-24 11:53:19 PM  
I was given free rein in the downstairs bathroom of my brother's house I built for him in VT, so I whipped up a magazine rack, bookshelf a couple of shallow alcoves and a lighted Buddha shelf in the upper right of photo.
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2020-10-25 2:26:57 AM  
I just took this picture tonight. Nothing special, just off a cellphone camera but it was pretty great.  I wish I had a real camera to capture the moment.

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2020-10-25 2:36:27 AM  
An hour before the above picture.  Sunsets create the most incredible colors.

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2020-10-25 11:45:47 AM  
Just some noodling around, sharpie and spray paint on cardboard
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2020-10-25 12:01:46 PM  
Oh, and I found this in a box of stuff recently, thought it was in the trash years ago. Doing collage w/ my lil niece
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