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Artists using unusual media....

 
 
Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 08:47 pm
I come across artists using unusual media (mediums?) all the time and I always think "I should post that" but I never do because it would be such a limited thread.

Today I came across another one and I thought to myself: why not a generic thread about artists who use unusual things to create their art?

So here it is.

Ballpoint pen artist "VianaArts"

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/179/d/f/redhead_girl___ballpoint_pen_by_vianaarts-d5531ab.jpg

From his/her website:

Quote:
Q:How many colors do you have and what pens are these?
A: I have 8 colored Bic ballpoint pens, for this I used 6 of them plus black. They are just common everyday ballpoint pens.


Website: http://vianaarts.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 09:02 pm
@boomerang,
Go for it, boom.

boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 09:19 pm
@ossobuco,
You know, (damn it), given a 100 years and a billion dollars I couldn't do what some of these artists do with stuff I have laying around the house in spades.

Jealousy makes me crazy.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 09:23 pm
@boomerang,
I'm mostly still figuring out what I like.

very much liked the ball point art.
boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 09:33 pm
@ossobuco,
Some of ballpoint pen guy/girl's work is kind of crappy but the technique is amazing even then.

I wish I could draw.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 09:37 pm
@boomerang,
I just know you can draw.



This will sound like a cult thing, but was how I first started, though I never did his zillion repetitions - have you read Nicolaides? I'm sure his mode is well gone, but he got my attention.

Personally I'm a slob with some intricacy fits.
I gather my stuff together from time to time.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 10:11 pm
ultrarealism like that, with little reinterpretation usuallymeans that the artist uses an opaque projector. Ill bet she uses a photo projector for the hair and the layout.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 10:17 pm
@farmerman,
Heres a piece by George Norrison, a member of the Chippewa tribe along le Lac Huron'.
He was a great interpreter of the stark landscapes of the Range and the lakes. His found wood creations usually had a horizon line that caught the banks of the LAke.

         http://www.studio-international.co.uk/studio-images/nmai/GeorgeMorrison_b.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 06:43 am
To help this thread continue along, it might be helpful to figure a basic list of artistic mediums which belong to the usual suspects.

I was going to write up a preliminary list but this wiki list is good enough (and pretty thorough):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_artistic_media
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jcboy
 
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Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 09:44 am
@boomerang,
Check out this video, this is my friend Justin, btw he's on this forum but doesn't post very often. He's a great artist!

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 10:35 am
I went to see this artist's retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2008. Some of his abstract drawings/paintings, his medium is gunpowder:
http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/03/09/5_wide-23eaa162a1fb6d5a5b9a008c8135c541f2c0ace4-s4.jpg?
Artist Cai Guo-Qiang stands in front of a gunpowder drawing, Desire for Zero Gravity, at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Cai uses a pyrotechnic process to burn shapes into large-scale canvases.
http://www.npr.org/2012/03/10/148234178/gunpowder-on-canvas-literally-explosive-art
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Wildhourses
 
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Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 04:50 pm
@jcboy,
HA thanks Morgan!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 05:08 pm
@jcboy,
Extremely good video.



I'm sure you know me as fussy.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 24 Aug, 2012 09:25 pm
Behold: the water wig....

http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles4/146258/projects/4889175/cc1e2bd39c79f3fc3f8c0c9dfcf727f5.jpg

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Water-Wigs/4889175
jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 05:59 am
@boomerang,
Here is another video of Justin using a rubber stamp to make a portrait of Obama.

boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 06:49 am
@jcboy,
Those are really cool, jcboy!

Wildhourses are you the artist? How long does it take you to do that?
jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 06:52 am
@boomerang,
He's a great artist and opening his own gallery soon! I want him to make a thumb portrait of the three of us! I think that would be cool!
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 07:06 am
@jcboy,
That would be cool -- I was thinking the same sort of thing! I imagine there are a lot of people who would like something wonderful and unusual like that.

I love the videos. The process an artist uses is always something I enjoy watching. I'm fascinated by the way they can put a bit here... and a bit there... and a bit more right there and it seems so disconnected but it all ends up together. It's such a different way of seeing space than I can wrap my own head around.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 07:15 am
I just now came across this, attributed to Sister Corita Kent, on an education forum:

http://www.brainpickings.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/sistercoritarules1.jpg

I think rule #8 addresses my particular fascination.....
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 28 Aug, 2012 07:21 am
@boomerang,
The artwork from the ballpoint pen website is truly amazing.

I love the thumbprint art too. Watching the process is great.
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