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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: 16 yo son wants to be an artist on: September 17, 2011 04:19:57 PM
Black books, black books, black books.......get him some A4 black sketch books and a decent technical pencil and encourage him to copy straight out of other peoples books, and trace trace trace.

Good artists borrow great artists steal - pablo picasso

If he has an opportunity to apprentice, thats half the battle won. Now he just has to play about with developing styles till he has a clue what direction he wants his work to go in, as at some point he will have to pick what he bag is....all good tattoo artists are known for having there "thing" be it Portrait, Irezumi, Black-and-gray, vintage 3 colour, Typographic and so one. 

He will never make good money being a jack of all trades, and master of none.

A small $100 investment in a airbrush and compressor would go a long way too, that way he get used to maintaing machinery and will help dramatically with his understanding of colour, shading and hand style for lettering work.   
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I make a large (30"+) light weight, non-flexible SPHERE for a disco ball? on: September 17, 2011 04:00:02 PM
Check this link out:

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Monster under the bed....except I misplaced them :( Call for Advice on: September 17, 2011 03:53:28 PM
Any chance of a preview so we could have a better idea about the compression?

There should always be monsters!

Any reflective suffices, so you could maybe have a reflection of a monster from out of frame?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: PROJECT RUNWAY: Season 9 - Episode 8 - Official Craftster Discussion Thread on: September 17, 2011 03:48:30 PM
OK, rant time!

How is the king of two-tone beige still in? this? preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', '.......my.....name.............is.......Oliver.........and.....I....must.....pause............to.....make......sure....my.......fo...accent.............sound......as......') English......as....It....can.

This whole session has been a little meh, I always like cheering on the token straight guy and the menswear challenge, but this year no straight guy, and no menswear, Marieclaire dont do meansware so now PR cant!?.

Also seems the judging is totally changing from the first few season where the criticism were FAR more about material chooses and construction, and now its more about the subjective nature of pandering to the Nina Garcia lead horde of lowest common denominator advertising executives of HP, piperlime, marieclaire and so on.

 Lips sealed Lips sealed Lips sealed

Rant over.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pattern making software on: September 17, 2011 06:18:01 AM
Hope this is in the right place  Huh

Was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for pattern making software, more entry level then OptiTex?
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Kid on the Block, with bobbin tangle monster living in my machine!!!! on: September 17, 2011 06:06:26 AM
Fixed, turns out I had spent to long in the workshop with power tools that you have to turn clockwise.

As a result I have been manually winding the needle in reverse when treading, knocking the tread off the take-up due to all the slack. 

 Roll Eyes

7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / New Kid on the Block, with bobbin tangle monster living in my machine!!!! on: September 15, 2011 10:32:45 AM
OK, so new to sewing, and my machine has started really messing with me......had month of smooooooth sailing, but today a Tangle monster has moved in!

Followed the bobbin loading guide, thread her up as normal, but when I start to sew the top thread  sucks back into the machine tangles all around the bobbin housing leaving a tangle mess in both the housing and the fabric.

So the question is..... what am I dong wrong, as I have nothing but faith in my machine!


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