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1  Re: Inchie House Swap - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Doctor Whaddayoudoinghere on: September 06, 2013 02:04:20 AM
Here's a picture of the neighborhood in it's entirety!  From left to right, we have Sarcastra, NinaPrettyBallerina and Loves2Experiment.

Here's a deconstructed view of Sarcastra's inchie house.

I really love the tiny little details in this little house!  The brick pattern on the side continues uninterrupted all the way around the house, to a degree that is seriously like 1/32 of an inch wide!  It's very impressive, and the color palette gives it a smart classic feel.  Very nice!

Here's a deconstructed view of NinaPrettyBallerina's inchie house.

Here's the deconstructed view of the art gallery side.

Here's the deconstructed view of the residential side.

Here's the tiny line of trees.

Here's NinaPrettyBallerina's inchie house!  It's a duplex, a combination apartment/art gallery.  It looks like a lot of the details are in watercolor, and the paper has nice texture.  My favorite part of this little guy is the tiny windows you can peer through to see the little art gallery's wares.  My second favorite part is the line of trees that accompanied this, it really spruced up the neighborhood!

Here's a deconstructed view of Loves2Experiment's inchie house.

And last but certainly not least is Loves2Experiment's inchie house!  The textures she packed into this house are great!  The walls are a crinkly blue, with a layered brown roof and bold colored windows and door.  Also there is a quote on the side, "Where thou art, that is home - Emily Dickinson".  Also on the back there are tiny little pennant wedges that really compliment the colors and give it a flair of celebration.

I really can't express how incredible these little houses are!  You all outdid yourselves!
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2  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap--May 2013 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Doctor Whaddayoudoinghere on: June 03, 2013 03:09:40 PM
Hi!  I received this awesome ATC from KittyHerman today!  It's Prisma color pencils.

it's from the category of "cute, but incredibly gross" which is literally derived from when my dog wants to lick my face- it's adorable, but I don't want it anywhere near me.  And I can say that I've definitely seen this exact look of "oh, hey there" on my dog's face after she's left a nice treat on the floor.

KittyHerman also included in this package a "foamy Phil" sticker/card from the Garbage Pail Kids- which is a really cool blast of nostalgia (in my younger years I remember viciously upsetting my sister by merely suggesting her doll was a garbage pail kid yielding screams of "It's a CABBAGE PATCH doll!  That's gross!" Also, I wasn't aware of there ever actually being a GPK card with my actual name, so that's pretty darn cool too.)

Very fun package!  Thank you for letting me relive those memories!  Also, the anthropomorphic poo!
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3  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - March 2013 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by Doctor Whaddayoudoinghere on: April 04, 2013 10:53:51 AM
I received this outstanding ATC from WideEyeLife under the artists choice theme.  It's Dorian Grey!  Because I'm borderline illiterate, I had to give a cursory glance at Wikipedia, but the story seems really interesting, and this ATC may just have broadened my literary horizons.  The picture most definately doesn't do it justice, as there are delicate details that lead me to believe WideEyeLife has both shrunk the kids and made them detail her ATCs.  Great details, expressive colors and definately a fun ATC!  Thank you WideEyeLife!
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4  Playing card style Hamlet in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Doctor Whaddayoudoinghere on: March 28, 2013 06:03:26 PM
I'm currently in a community theatre production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard- it's basically like an alternate story based off of Shakespeare's Hamlet, where two small characters tell their backstory. (that's one helluva run-on sentence, ain't it?)

Anywhos, the play toys around with the theme of polarized opposites, which got me to thinking about the style of playing cards.  So I drew up what Hamlet would look like as a playing card, as he cradles the skull of his former servant Yorrick and contemplates life and death (he's so emo, right?). A little while later while having fun with the old light box, I crafted a decent and symmetrical Hamlet.  I used a felt tip marker and watercolor paper.

It was interesting, I thought, that the eyes of the playing cards (at least the ones I have) are tired and dilated, which kind of makes the people look like coffee fiends.

Back to the drawlering- I drew on a "R" for Rosencrantz and a "G" for Guildenstern, making sure to put little serifs on the letters (the little "feet").  In lieu of using hearts, diamonds, spades or clubs, I opted to include a coin in the heads position and another in the tails position (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hate making their own decisions, and usually flip a coin instead of giving an opinion).  I used water soluble graphite for the grays and colored pencil for the reds, blues and yellows.

In the play, Rosencrantz and Guildemsterm happen across a "professional actor" who basically says that audiences only want to see violence onstage ("...the blood is compulsory, you see.").  I have a small vial of red ink that I bought (for another play, where I wanted to learn how to use a feather quill).  I popped that bad boy open, painted my hand red and pressed it against the paper; a little went a long way.

Finally, I cut out some magazine letters and glued them across the picture, to give it a ransom note-like feel.

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