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First world artist problems.

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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Today I arrived home and immediately built an 8x6 foot frame because I'm out of my goddamn mind, and had on hand just barely enough canvas to stretch on it.

I thought I'd gotten away with being a pretentious little artist by swiftly building a rectangular sail that has more surface area than every room in my apartment combined in the time it takes for me to get off to the hilarity that are Ellen videos...that was until I discovered I had merely half a bucket of gesso left. Being that my inflated ego reinforced this asinine idea I have that I am, without a doubt, a descendent of Jesus, the lacking quantity of gesso in my possession catalyzed no notion of hindrance in my efforts to complete the construction of a large scale canvas before 5 a.m. This is understood because I behold the miraculous ability to extend half a bucket of gesso across 20 more canvases just like this one, clearly. If Jesus could do it, I could cover this 8x6 foot canvas with several layers of gesso no problem.

Alas, miracles do not exist in contemporary times, I am not a descendent of Jesus, and I ran out of gesso. There is still raw canvas that has yet to be covered.

I shall now go cry into my body pillows. I have more than one. I am a body pillow whore.
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SewLolita Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
I had some cupboards. A cyclone broke them.

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 ^_^
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
how do you afford to paint on 8x6 frames and canvas? I have barely enough to buy a 22x28 canvas, let alone a lifesize canvas.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I build them! Loads cheaper, :)

The biggest investment is raw canvas though.
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illastrat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i might have to look into that
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dragriff Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
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.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Loved your take on this post with this oddly whimsical stylization you've going on in this response, :lol:.

I think the more frustrated I am, the more entertaining it is in the form of haphazard complaints literature. baha. Also, if only I was a digital artist. My day to day life would be decidedly easier. :stare:
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student 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.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Also, too much gesso and the bbs won't punch through the canvas, and those holes are vital.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Now yo yo, whattup yo, time is runnin out
It's for real though, let's connect politic - ditto!
We could trade places, get lifted in the staircases
Word up, peace incarcerated scarfaces!
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lydario Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I find a wonderful way to spread gesso is to water it down slightly and with bigger canvases, canvi? Use a squeegee. I gessoed a 13.5x2.5 canvas that way. It don' tuckered me out.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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.
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lydario Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I just hate when the gesso gets bumpy and rough. I like to get as much on as quickly as possible for a consistent surface, but that would be a fairly unhealthy attitude to have in some cases. xD
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I usually just sand the crap out of it to avoid that, :nod: However, imperfections serve as part of an element of my work, so I guess there's that.
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lydario Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
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.

Someone should turn that into a book. LUL!
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nisforstupid Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8x6? 8 x 6? 8 x 6.


That's at least one chicken worth of blood to cover that.

Wait what's gesso? I'M STARTING TO THINK the chicken guy at the art store lied to me....

WHAT ARE YOU PAINTING ON THAT MONOLITH?
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! Yes I am, :C
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whatonearth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell woman, why do you paint so big? :stare:
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have long dreamt of creating artwork that rivals the size of my manhood.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
So you really are compensating for something :paranoid:
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whatonearth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Alright, now that I am sober...

Primer? Who the fuck uses primer these days? Go Frankenthaler on that canvas. Ludwig stopped using gesso a while ago, and Ludwig doesn't build his own canvases. Ludwig has a guy for that.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No thanks. :B I'm very much comfortable with the labor aspect of my work.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ludwig is lazy as hell and does not enjoy that aspect. Ludwig also is impatient and does not like to wait for paint to dry. Ludwig takes after Frank Stella when it comes to labor.
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Someone was worried about you because you hadn't posted in a bit. They should be happy to see this.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's odd, :lol:
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Because someone missed you? :lol:
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconrlyplz: People like me?
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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This can not be a shock to you. :|
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:icondivaplz: I just happen to know I can be a bit too fabulous for some people.
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I only have one body pillow :crying:
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't have any body pillows.
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
My girlfriend put it on her side of the bed between her and the wall, cause it's handy :shrug:
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I still don't have a body pillow.
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Buy or make one :p?
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional 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...

Buy a pillow!:lol: Just buy a pillow!:iconlolololololplz:
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
:lol:

I bought mine online, I didn't find a magical store, my dreams are worth nothing. :saddummy:
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure. Online. Right.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Silly Ludwig, they sell body pillows fucking everywhere.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have never seen these elusive pillows.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:dummy:Well get more!
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
But my poor bed would become small, my girlfriend is also in there, you know!

Any idea when the next lovely song would air?
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
D'aaaaw! Even better!

I am currently having a vicious battle with a professor this week. I imagine this weekend I shall have a new slew of songs underway!
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
In a way, yes. But you can't really use her as a body pillow :(.

Oh, what is the battle about!?
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sure you can! :la:


I'll have to write a complaint about her. You wouldn't even believe how awful she is.
Here, have this ratemyprofessors link. [link]
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Yes, it's not really comfortable for her :giggle:.

All professors are terrible in some way or an other, but perhaps she just doesn't like you :lol:?
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's amazing how many of these upper level art ed proffs we lose anyway because of that. It's like the defense against the dark arts professors at Hogwarts.
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am drunk.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fuck,
i'm wat tkk drubk,
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blackvragor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Go home, Ludwig, you are drunk.
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