A Drawing In Progress

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Wow, how did I miss this thread?
All of them look great, zooby!:smile:
( I like the colorful 1s more!)
 
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Math Is Hard said:
They are beautiful and I am deeply honored!
And you honor me with your gracious acceptance of the titles.
 
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cyrusabdollahi said:
Zooby, HOLY SH*7 . I used to draw all the time when I was younger with my best friend. You are F***in AMAZING!! Kudos, you have my highest respect, seriously. That is beyond impressive. That takes tallent you cant get with time. Either you have it or you dont, and you do. I should buy one from you, how much you want?

I have set the young Einstein as my background on my computer. I would like to buy it from you, how much you want for it? Actually, if you could make it large, so that I could frame it, say 2'x3' or somewhere around that size, that would be nice. I will put it in my study.
Your enthusiasm is much appreciated, cyrus. Glad you like the Einstein! (Lemme cogitate on your offer and get back to you by PM. I wanna get a couple more things up that Math told me I should post.)
 
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Math said I should post some pictures she's seen of my old scultpures:

"Giant Mystery Skull"

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"Framework"

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Two more coming, I'm having trouble with the image size.
 
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"Japan Ascending"


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Portrait of Beethoven:

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Lisa! said:
Wow, how did I miss this thread?
All of them look great, zooby!:smile:
( I like the colorful 1s more!)
Glad you like those, Lisa!.
 
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Indians!

"Indian With A Hat":

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Chief Joseph:

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Wolf Robe-A Cheyenne Chief:

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OMFG Those are all really amazing!!! Do you sell them? I like Japan Ascending, Beethoven, and the Skull. And Cheif Joeseph. They look most professional.
 
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Incredible work zoob, I've added this thread to General Discussion Classics.
 
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wow, the sculptures are really amazing. you're wicked talented zoob. all your stuff is sooo neat! i'm so impressed!
 
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Evo said:
Incredible work zoob, I've added this thread to General Discussion Classics.
That's a great honor, Evo, and I understand it to mean you expect the Teddy Ruxpin AND several pounds of chocolate.
Gale said:
wow, the sculptures are really amazing. you're wicked talented zoob. all your stuff is sooo neat! i'm so impressed!
Thanks Gale. That means alot since you're one of my favorite people around here. I'm really glad you like them.
 
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what do you sculpt out of? i wish i could create stuff like that. i'm like half inspired and half intimidated now. i think i'm just really impatient though. it takes so long to create such beautiful works. you must be pretty disciplined eh?
 
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Gale said:
what do you sculpt out of?
I used to sculpt in plastecine, (oil based clay) then make a flexible mold by painting on layers of liquid latex. You give the latex some body by adding cheese cloth to each layer. With a flexible mold you can make many copies without destroying the mold. The face in "Japan Ascending" was sculpted once, cast three times, and added to the background panels, each copy being painted differently.
i wish i could create stuff like that. i'm like half inspired and half intimidated now. i think i'm just really impatient though. it takes so long to create such beautiful works. you must be pretty disciplined eh?
No, I don't think I'm very disciplined. That implies doing things that have to be done even when you don't feel like it. I did all this stuff cause I wanted to and was probably putting off alot of stuff I should have been doing if I'd been disciplined. There's alot of work in all these things, but it's fun work, something like it must be when you make one of your gingerbread villages.
 
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I'm impressed, and that's saying a lot cause everyone knows what I think of you. I would give anything to be an artist. I paint all the time but I really suck at it. You should try pastels, no other medium will give you more vibrant colors. A couple of your paintings are almost pornographic, was that intentional or simply a construct of my own perversions?
 
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Awesome work Zooby!!!

Can I have your ear?
 
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Zoobyshoe said:
Teddy Ruxpin AND several pounds of chocolate.
Who is this Teddy Ruxpin charachter anyway?
 
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Teddy Ruxpin is need to know basis my friend.
 
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Several pounds of chocolate is need to have basis for me.
 
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I just remembered hearing on a show that when Matisse was bedridden, he would cut out pieces of colored paper and direct helpers on where to paste them on the canvas. That sounded like an interesting process, bedridden or not, and I just thought I'd mention it.

I like your work, zooby. :smile: Root System looks strikingly like a neuron to me -- the first time I saw it and still just now. I like the presence of the geometric patterns in 63; I think it makes for a great contrast. I just wish I could see Chopin's sadness. :frown: He looks creepy disturbed there; I picture him as more sad disturbed -- in fact, deeply sad, as in whatever else he is, it's really just because he's sad. You captured something in Wolf Robe that reminds me of my grandfather -- it makes me feel like I'm in the presence of a great man. Oh, I know -- it reminds me of this picture too: http://utopia.utexas.edu/project/portraits/f.douglas.jpg [Broken] (And am I the only one who sees a resemblance between Beethoven and your avatar?)

Anywho, I hope you'll keep posting them as you have them.
 
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I'm impressed, and that's saying a lot cause everyone knows what I think of you
Hehehe. Glad you can separate one thing from the other.
I would give anything to be an artist. I paint all the time but I really suck at it.
I have tried paint, oil, water color, and acrylic, a few times and also suck at it. It's excruciatingly difficult for me to control. I don't have a paint temperment at all. If they didn't happen to make really excellent colored pencils I would probably not work in color at all.
You should try pastels, no other medium will give you more vibrant colors.
Actually, I'm pretty sure the range and saturation of the Sanford Prismacolor colored pencils exceeds that of pastels, though I haven't experimented much with pastels. They have the disadvantage of being a medium at high risk for smudging. You have to treat your unfinished pastels with great care.
A couple of your paintings are almost pornographic, was that intentional or simply a construct of my own perversions?
Total coincidence, though one other person whose seen them, (not a PF'er) has had the same reaction to some. I plagiarize various dynamics off of natural phenomena like patterns in animal fur, butterfly wings, plant and flower colorization, the patterns waves leave in the beach sand, the way different landscapes look in aerial shots, dripped or spilt things, swirly clouds and liquids, all that kind of cool stuff. The net result is that once in a while you end up with an inadvertantly sexual looking suggestion here or there. Since it's art, I suppose it's valid to wonder if that's intentional.
Ivan Seeking said:
Awesome work Zooby!!!

Can I have your ear?
No, but I named a drawing after you. After I started this thread I finally finished a drawing I'd started 'bout a year ago and named it after you, but I don't have it photographed and web-ready yet: "Ivan Seeking Searches The Astral Lost And Found". One of my best titles yet. The drawing came out really well, too.
 
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honestrosewater said:
I like your work, zooby. :smile: Root Stem looks strikingly like a neuron to me -- the first time I saw it and still just now.
Now that you mention it, "root system" is extremely suggestive of a neuron, yes. Total coincidence, strangely enough.
You captured something in Wolf Robe that reminds me of my grandfather -- it makes me feel like I'm in the presence of a great man. Oh, I know -- it reminds me of this picture too: http://utopia.utexas.edu/project/portraits/f.douglas.jpg [Broken]
Yeah, I see it.

There was a painter named George Catlin who once saw a group of Indian dignitaries walking down the streets of Philadelphia, (like, 1830's) visiting from their homeland in the still relatively white-free west. He was amazed at their sense of presence, how self possessed they seemed: not wild indians, but great men, as you say. Eventually he chucked his little portrait business and went on a long journey to the west visiting tribes all over the place to paint portraits of them, and record their environment and lifestyle.

He wasn't really such a great painter, but his notebooks of the trip, still available in a two volume set, are wonderful reading if you're into Native Americana.
(And am I the only one who sees a resemblance between Beethoven and your avatar?)
Yeah, the zoobies of his day frequently mistook him for a zoobie. He'd wander out of the town everyday into the countryside singing aloud to himself, his hair flying all over the place. Later in life he didn't bother to get dressed when alone at home, forgot about this and greeted visitors buck naked sometimes. He used to like to pour bowls of water over his head for some reason, and ruined alot of floors. He holds some record for the number of times he was evicted. There's probably 50 addresses in Vienna that can authentically boast that Beethoven once lived there. He woulda been happier in a brush shelter.
 
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pastels are pure pigment. They are what is mixed with other mediums to create all the colors of paints and pencils. There are thousands of colors of pastels and you can quickly spend your years salary on them, but you can't beat them for vibrant color. If you can find a color of pencil or paint I promise there are at least 25 or 30 shades of it in pastel. I always thought pigments were like chalk, but when you pick up a stick you realize how solid and heavy they are. Yeah, they smudge, but if you are careful they can't be beat for pure color. Especially for something like your abstract work.
 
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"Miss Violet Takes A Trip"

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"Miss Violet" is a very funny little girl (well, 17) who used to come in and sit and doodle with me at this cafe. She was a strange mix of hardened street person/goth and social butterfly. All the regulars who hung out there knew her. She was hilarious and constantly cracked me up. When she saw the drawing of old Einstein (posted earlier in this thread) she said "Oh! It's Albert Frankenstein!"

This (above) was her favorite drawing of mine, and she was always telling me to show this one to people. "Oh! Show them that really trippy one I like!"
 
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The Anguish Of The Spikey, Green Porcipine

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