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« on: November 06, 2010 09:53:29 AM »

I had to race to make this. I have so many projects to do in such little time, plus school and work (aka blowing off school and sneaking into work late) that I am slamming them out. Luckily I'm having one of those golden periods where everything is working out-- definitely not always the case. Don't know why that is, how sometimes everything comes out perfectly and others the most simple project is a total struggle and absolute crap.
This is what I made for my boyfriends birthday (which happens t be right before Halloween when I made both of our costumes from scratch). I wanted so bad to post it on here and get advice because there was a long debate over what piece of wood to put it on, and what to do aside from the portrait. I'm here now, so next time I need advice I'll get to posting and borrow from your beautiful minds!

Thank you for looking!

Oh, it's William Burroughs- the author-- with two different quotes from him. The top is a parasite (supposed to be) made from wire that I wrapped with masking tape and painted (I was in a mean hurry with no clue how to make it-- I actually bought gummy worms as a desperate option!). The portrait is water color, the frame acrylic, and the inside parasite box that caustic resin stuff I always get everywhere (the first time I used it I poured the remainder down the sink-- how amazingly senseless I am... I almost did it this time and at the last minute remembered the financial wreckage that caused me. For once I learned from a mistake!)





Back to the next due-way-too-soon project... Any suggestions on what I could have added or done differently would absolutely be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010 10:14:22 AM »

Awesome job! The painting is great too!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010 10:17:49 AM »

I think its incredibly interesting - the painting is lovely and the quotes seem to really go well with his ghostly appearance.  When I read how you put the parasite together I wasn't too sure - but I love the rough artistic result!  I'm sure he must have loved it!     Now go study!!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010 10:23:21 AM »

This is so beautiful- and we have the same taste in literature- my husband is the Burroughs fan and I am the Vonnegut nut!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010 11:48:31 AM »

This is so beautiful- and we have the same taste in literature- my husband is the Burroughs fan and I am the Vonnegut nut!

That is absolutely uncanny! Were the duo doppelganger!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010 02:13:35 PM »

This is fantastic, I love it as parts and as a whole.

The only downside is that the drawing is almost too good to be included with other, distracting items - his eyes are so full of expression

Great job Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2010 10:39:43 PM »

so, let me get this strait... you watercolor painted burrough's face?  if so, that is really incredible. for me, thats so painful.. just keeping going until he looks right. so many layers... so much time. but then again, thats why its for your boyfriend! i admire how loyal you are, i see it reflected in myself...

but then again, im listening to agonizing music, and not really sure why im rambling here. Cheesy

oh, and yea... about that epoxy pouring... hahahahahaha! for me, too. i stopped myself, thinking, why am i wasting this, and that aspect never occurred to me.
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