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« on: August 03, 2014 07:01:57 AM »

Here is my second attempt at stippling. I made this for a friend of mine who is crazy about pirates.

I made a lot more dark areas than my other piece. It was fun.  I think my fave part of this is the round border. I want to do more round borders.


I wanted this scene to be happening at night. I knew I could not just create an entirely black background.... not only would it look overwhelming, but it would butt right up against the captain's dark coat. so I started at the moon's edges with darker, then gradually eased out into the night sky. Would love input as to whether this 'worked' or not.
thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014 07:49:40 AM »

I think it looks beautiful, and you shaded things well. It still says "night", but highlights things "Admiraly" Pirate pun intended. I like the round, too. Next up could be a parrot. With the coins and treasure.

 And planning a series of three or four is always a good idea. Mermaid? An actual pirate map? You can focus on subject matter that goes together to be framed alike. And shares a similar concept. Conch shells? Just ideas.

I think you are on to something. Keep up the great work!

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Ooops, and I love the "hook" arm on the guy to the right {left?} of the treasure box. Didn't think I would notice that, did you?  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014 08:21:05 AM »

I think it looks beautiful, and you shaded things well. It still says "night", but highlights things "Admiraly" Pirate pun intended. I like the round, too. Next up could be a parrot. With the coins and treasure.

Make sure you take scans, as you can always offer lithographs for sale when the original is given away. And planning a series of three or four is always a good idea. Mermaid? An actual pirate map? You can focus on subject matter that goes together to be framed alike. And shares a similar concept. Conch shells? Just ideas.

I think you are on to something. Keep up the great work!

~T

Ooops, and I love the "hook" arm on the guy to the right {left?} of the treasure box. Didn't think I would notice that, did you?  Cheesy

thanks for the kind words. this one was an exclusive for a friend in real need of cheering up, so I only took a photo for display. but funny, just yesterday I was thinking of doing these for profit.
Glad you noticed the hook!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014 10:39:54 AM »

Blu, these stippling-works of yours are seriously amazing!  Not only are you onto something, I think you've got it good as in the bag.  Way to go!  I can't wait to see more!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014 10:46:28 AM »

Beautiful art, the drawing and the stippling.

This must take forever to create!
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014 01:25:25 AM »

For members unaware...Lulu.com offers a service to print items and ship them for you, and credit your paypal or else mail a check to you. You only pay to them as your items sell, with a small percentage going to them. They do calendars, posters, postcards, books, etc. That way you don't need a publisher, or warehouse to store things. They print on demand from a PDF file that you supply to them. And advertise your item for you, and maintain the webpages. They usually have a sample page, so people buying get an idea of what your item is.

Last I looked, it was only like 15% of the cost of the item. And the buyer pays postage. They also offer a download service where people can print your material themself, but this is totally optional, and I don't recommend it. It makes it too easy for thieves to scam your stuff, in my opinion. But I guess that could depend on what you are offering.

I add that here, because this may be a great way for blupaisan to share her artwork with others, and make money for more ink, paper, and pens  Cheesy Your work is lovely. I can only imagine the time you have put into things. Not only making it, but just thinking and planning.

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014 11:24:39 PM »

blu, it's fabulous! I always admire your talent for detail, and here it's everywhere. I love the little rowboat! Wonderful work!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014 02:11:18 PM »

This is the best thing. I love it. And the gradual fading for the sky definitely worked.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2014 07:13:06 AM »

 Amazing! You really have an eye for this. I can't image doing the night sky, the boat and the captain's hat but you pulled it off masterfully. Love the round boarder too. Nice touch.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014 04:11:11 PM »

I shrieked when I saw it! So awesome.
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