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(Fark)   Welcome Fark Artists to your Fartist Friday Contest. This week it's Show & Tell Volume 6. 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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2021-02-18 10:27:22 PM  
Welcome Fark Artists to your Fartist Friday Contest. This week it's Show & Tell Volume 6: 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. Be sure to TELL us about your art too!

Here's my example, a picture I snapped the other day that I really like despite being shot from indoors through glass so it's not super clear. These wee birds have a lot of drama going on:

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Contest Rules:

One (1) individual entry item per post please, and a total of three (3) entries posted maximum allowed per person.

All votable entries must follow the theme requirements: This week it's Show & Tell Volume 6 - 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. Be sure to TELL us about your art too!

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

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

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 F'artiste 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.
 
2021-02-18 11:13:43 PM  
I am not a professional photographer. I enjoy the photo contests because the entries are amazing; I can challenge myself and learn professional techniques.
But I do have a background in Art History and carry an iPhone everywhere I go.
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And I enjoy using it to take photographs that don't look like photographs.
It's the tool kit I have and I appreciate the fact that I can take it on a 1500 mi motorcycle trip, or a 5 mi hike out in the woods.
 
2021-02-18 11:20:43 PM  
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2021-02-18 11:31:22 PM  
A little John Atkinson Grimshaw
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2021-02-18 11:56:15 PM  
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I made this for a Farker who, after seeing the little ones I make, asked me to make one for him. I had been following his story on Facebook and thought he could use a little love and maybe a miracle or two. I had the perfect piece of wood in my yard. I make wood sprites. They are magical.

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2021-02-19 11:20:02 AM  
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2021-02-19 12:09:31 PM  
Have not posted anything here before. Hope you dig it.

Here are a set of paintings I did some years ago. These are 24" rounds featuring Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and Jack 'Coffee' Hays. Acrylic and spray paint in pine panel.

I did these for a restaurant I opened in South Texas back in the day.

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2021-02-19 12:14:30 PM  
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I make coffee mugs
 
2021-02-19 12:28:50 PM  
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I started trying my hand at resin jewelry so I could do something with the tons of four leaf clovers I find every year in my yard.  This was one of my recent favorites. Sorry I don't know how to make the picture any smaller.
 
2021-02-19 12:31:46 PM  
I've started drawing tutorials.

These are just 2 out of 20.

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2021-02-19 12:37:48 PM  
Many many years ago, saw a poster of Tux made of individual letters HTML colored.  Letters were the linux kernel source code.

Duplicated it for a project at work, did some cool stuff as POC.  Final project actually won an award at a national poster competition.

The way it works is you give it a string of characters, and an image.  It grabs a pixel, determines the color, grabs a character, prints the character with the color of the pixel, and so on. A 500-ish by 300-ish image will make a 36x24 poster if printed to a PDF file, etc.

Anyway, one of my POC images - should probably use something besides black for a background, but not sure what. I'm just a programmer/sysadmin type - I need to get with a graphics type to make it better.

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2021-02-19 1:05:54 PM  
Last month, a huge windstorm blew through Montana, causing extensive damage. The cemetery where I walk my dog lost two old fir trees and half a juniper. Several large cottonwood branches also came down. So, I gathered some of the debris and made this sculpture. I call it "Windfall. It's 35 inches tall and about 14 inches deep.

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2021-02-19 3:14:54 PM  
We had a snow storm in Germany recently, and even though she's an indoor cat, my cat seemed particularly cold and heat-seeking more than normal, so I knit her a sweater. Of course, now the snow has all melted.
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Above is the cat it was made for, but it fit another cat too.
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Now, the art here isn't the knitting or the sweater, but the fact that I managed to put it on two different cats and neither of them forgot how to stand.
 
2021-02-19 5:15:42 PM  
Took this a couple weeks ago after a snow storm. Thought the shot came out pretty well since I was using my phone.

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2021-02-19 8:12:19 PM  
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This is a construction I made in my father's garage, from scrap stuff he's accumulated over the years. The central piece is the spindle thingey from an electric motor; this one came from a busted weedwacker, I think. He's was about to throw it away, and I said, "NOOOOOOOO!"  because I knew there was a prize inside. There's a small rectangle of yellow stained glass in front of it, suspended by copper wire, and more copper wire holds the glass to the box. I'm a big fan of Joseph Cornell's work.
 
2021-02-20 1:05:35 AM  
I work at a toy design studio with a full machine shop, and a few years ago I got the bug to start making steampunk weaponry. Many of the parts came from the Goodwill up the street, and once my coworkers saw what I was making, random bits of brass and metal started appearing on my workbench.

I've made a bout a dozen of these so far. In the before-times I'd carry one every year at our local Renfaire, now they just take up a ton of space.

The Lugubrious Spite Rifle
A hoodoo-based woecaster for long-distance hexing. The user simply lines up the target in their sights and chooses which trigger to activate, which then causes the appropriate pin to be inserted into the Anatomical Hoodoo Proxy. Within days the target will be greatly inconvenienced with any number of aches, pains and misfortunes.

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Lunchwaiste's Enfettering Musket Mark I
Useful for situations when lethal force is undesirable, the Enfettering Musket launches a harmless lariat at the target. This weapon is well regarded among diplomats, pacifists and beleaugured parents.

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The Dread Impeller of Purloined Dentition
A device used to propel loose teeth at high velocities across the battlefield. In the even the wielder's ammunition runs low in the heat of combat, the weapon can be reloaded by anyone with a pair of pliers and a high pain threshold.

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2021-02-20 12:27:38 PM  
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This is the largest mirror ball in North America. I was commissioned in 2014 to design and build this for a local celebration. It is 20' in diameter. There are 1200 12"x12"  mirrors covering the surface. There is a staircase that lowers down with an electric winch that gives access to the 12' diameter dance floor inside. It has a rotator built into it so it can spin while on the pedestal, or while suspended from a crane. I had about 150 hours of engineering/design work. I had 4 buddies helping me construct it at my shop. We would get off work and work for several hours a night for about 2 months. 350 fabrication hours total. It breaks down into parts small enough to walk through a standard single door. The ball is an aluminum shell with a steel center core. It weighs about 3200 lbs without the steel pedestal. The pedestal is about 1800 lbs. of steel. This ball has been set up several times for local event, and it occasionally gets rented out for corporate events.
 
2021-02-20 12:52:33 PM  
Excerpt of a longer comic I did in the 90's sometime, convincing me that "Dynamite Monkey" could be part of our collective unconsciousness.
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2021-02-20 1:28:50 PM  
I made this lamp in homage to Picasso.

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I was well pleased with the result. As I was living in The Netherlands at the time, and drowned, abandoned, and ruined bikes were fairly common, I plotted doing a photo series of guys I knew, in the outfits of Victorian-era big-game hunters. Their trophies? Wild Nederfiets (Dutch Bike). The idea was sepia photos of them posing over their fresh kills.

I got as far as writing a piece about it from the perspective of one of the hunters, and making one of the  wall trophies. 

This is it:
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2021-02-20 2:26:23 PM  
I've been teaching myself GIMP. This came from a fit of insomnia at 3 a.m. on Friday.

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2021-02-20 3:03:32 PM  
I dabble in drawing. Here's a bunny and a portrait of my daughter. 
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2021-02-21 12:39:01 PM  
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My one and only attempt at a Bob Ross episode
 
2021-02-21 12:43:00 PM  
Art of a Warlock character concept for 5e.

Started with a dwarf hotot bunny, went all sugarskull with her markings. I need to draw more, but doing anything these last few years has been tough.

Ink & colored pencil on toned paper.
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2021-02-21 12:48:09 PM  
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2021-02-21 1:06:01 PM  

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Story- these two are a "set", not intended to be separate.

They are 18×24", marker, pastel and dyed acrylic varnish on paper

did these specifically for a group show I had been invited to be a part of here in NYC.

At the time, I was workimg on a series of "bleeding flowers"

The original set was done in marker, pastel, and I had used some theatrical makeup-stahe blood for the blood effect. (It was actually just a happy accident I had made one day playng around, and I liked the way it looked)

I didnt know going into the original set, bit stage blood doesn't dry- EVER. The corn syrup will stay sticky and wet forever.

I had to do a whole second set, and come up with something that remained that "wet and fresh" look I wanted. After a LOT of trial and error, I came upon using an acrylic gloss finish-varnish+ water based dyes to get the color right.

While working on th set, which was all singular flower done "portrait style", mt freimd asked me to be part of his upcoming gallery show.

I didn't want to include anything from the set, so I did these two, with hands just as a "ONE OFF" to show as I completed the set.

My friend posed for the hands for me, and I and lots of photos of roses and lollies I had previously purchased to use as reference for the set I had been working on.


If anyone might b
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e interested- this is the set that inspired the original two I has posted
 
2021-02-21 2:03:56 PM  
Here's a drawing that I made for my first novel, Beelzebuds (link goes to my personal website), which is actually getting shipped out tomorrow. It's a 292-page story peppered with 28 woodcut-style illustrations like the one below.

It's self-published, of course, so if 1980s suburban fantasy comedy (a cross between "Stranger Things" and "Freaks & Geeks") sounds like your cup of tea, I would welcome your order. Thanks for this thread; every bit of promo is extremely helpful!


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