I had no canvasses at the time, so I gessoed all the square bits off them, and used them to paint on. At least it's an /interesting/ reply, when people ask why my painting is on what a appears to be the inside of a slightly splintered cupboard door ^_^
Being mostly a digital artist* and generally a person who cannot be arsed to do more than consume sustenance of the simple-to-make kind and let time flow away by guiding it with the countless hours of playing games also of the digital kind, I cannot say I understand all this fuss about this magical liquid which name I have only discovered today, called "Gesso". That said, your posts make me desire to copy your amazing style of expressing your feelings through text the way you do and hope to achieve your mastery of said communication.
...Yet I fail miserably like a flippin' tard, because I am dumber than a pigeon, and, in turn, make myself look like a creep.
*One who likes to call him in such a name, yet only doodles things which do not require much skill or thought.
soda-with-cyanideFeatured By OwnerFeb 19, 2013Student General Artist
I have to do a comic for my final art project but I don't have brush-tip markers (I have a set but I only need gray and black also something tells me I'll run out of them before I'll be even half-through) and going +200km to an other city just for that seems like a waste of money.
I've always considered that route, and I have done that before. But I prefer extremely thick layers for each coat, so I go through a hell of a lot of gesso in a mere 3 layers. It is a bit of a drag though.
I'm so up-tight with my painting. Also haven't done it since I graduated. Lately I haven't been uploading stuff on DA, and have just been doodling what I see, to unlearn the way I make things. It's been so wonderful! Also drawing people in motion.
I'm learning to embrace imperfections in my art the way I do in real life. I'm tryingto streamline the process of living and making.
LudwigvanKickass2Featured By OwnerFeb 18, 2013Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, sure thing. Just go and ?buy a pillow. And where would I do that? The magical pillow store? Sure, I'll just go there and say, "One person sized pillow please. Oh, and since this is a magical store I'll be paying not in dollars, but in dreams." Yeah. Yeah. I'm sure that's how it will go...
I don't think you understand how terrible this professor is. I have had terrible professors, I know what you mean. This woman literally had no idea we had other classes. She's a grad professor who never prepared for undergrad. She fights with all of us and intentionally puts us down in class. Last time there was a professor who was all research and no teaching skills and was a condescending cunt, she got fired immediately.