Inktober Day 13

13 Finished

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Expanding Social Media Footprint

Social Media Whore

Find me on Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/CMRalph2015/
Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmralphart
Find me on Tumblr:https://www.tumblr.com/blog/cmralphart
Find me on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWL49IzOFZVFdaGNhQFZmEw
Find me on Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/cathyralph0123/
Online shops: https://society6.com/cmralph
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/cm-ralph.html

Letting My Imagination Run Wild

Secret Society of Pen and Ink Illustrators

Tonight I was thinking – what if there were Secret Societies for Artists much like the Illuminati, who passed down their knowledge and closely guarded secrets from one generation to the next? What would their seal look like? What would their secrets be? How would one become a member? Just imagine having the inner working knowledge of illustrators from the Golden Age (1880’s to 1920’s) or even before that! How they mixed their inks and fashioned their pens. What was their work ethic? How did they define aesthetic arrest?

Anyway – I had so much fun doing this – I just looked-up at the clock and it’s nearly 4:00AM!

 

Sneak-Peek Work in Progress

Picture 59

The owl is slowing coming together. I’ve had some issues with the camera that I am using for the filming of it but thus far I have been able to make adjustments and improve the process.

Every new project is a learning adventure and that is what keeps things interesting and exciting for me. I look forward to going to the drawing table every day.

Happy Monday! Hope you all have a good one!

Producing a Making-of Film

Avis's Owl

I’m a big fan of artist’s making-of films so now that I have my own camera set-up over the drawing table I wanted to give it a try.

I did a Live Stream to Facebook yesterday which, in my mind, was a complete disaster because I kept incessantly clearing my throat while talking.  It was so damn annoying and embarrassing.  Admittedly, 45 years of smoking and the fact that I spend so much time alone I rarely talk (except to Oscar and occasionally myself) contributed to this problem. While viewers were very kind and generous with their positive feedback, I knew after watching the playback that I would never do that again.

So, I am going to pre-produce my videos – which will allow me to have much better control over their quality.

After a day of experimentation and a string of failures with hardware and software I finally found a way to produce the results I am after.

never give up