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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-10 15:43:14 Reply

Was going to create a thread about my inquiry, but figured I'd bump this and get the opinions of any art regs. I'm always on the lookout for artists that challenge the paradigm (plus expanding my palette) and was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for me to check out. Basically I'm asking what your favorite artists are and why? I'm most attracted to surrealism, neo-gothic tones and themes, landscapes, some graffiti, and portraits.

Some of my favorites include: Rembrandt*, Caravaggio*, Alphonse Mucha, Joseph Mallord, Roger Dean, Salvador Dali, Giorgio De Chirico* (hauntingly empty townscapes), John Baizley* (my sig), Zdzislaw Beksinski*, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Paul Devaux, Maurits Escher*, Rene Magritte, Roberto Matta, Lenora Carrington, John Bauer, Wols, Banksy(people talk him up too much but he's still good), Blu, Dan Mumford, Alex Pardee, Todd Schorr, Jacek Yerka*, Anthony Van Dyck, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, John Singer Sargent, Giovanni Boldini, Paul Bril, Aert Van Der Neer, Salvator Rosa, Jacob Van Ruisdael, Luca Carlevarijs, Alessandro Magnasco, Canaletto, Michele Giovanni Marieschi, Francesco Guardi, Sil'vestr Feodosievich Shchedrin, Francis Danby*, William Leighton Leitch, Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Pena, Thomas Chambers*, Felix Ziem, Martin Johnson Heade, Paul Weber, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, and others I'm forgetting.

The entire ethos that makes up an artist's identity can sometimes consume them with their popular pieces (think Mona Lisa) and it's a damn shame. I'll admit I enjoy some anime, but I cannot believe how it has exploded, especially in the last fifteen years. Honestly, it kind of comes off as an easy out to me and is borderline cliche. People can choke on it for all I care.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-10 17:20:56 Reply

At 7/10/13 03:43 PM, Elixur wrote: I'm always on the lookout for artists that challenge the paradigm (plus expanding my palette) and was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for me to check out.

How about challenging the notion of where to look as well?
Honestly, I suggest roaming the art forum and art portal so see what other's are producing. Even though they may not be the recognized masters of the art world, there's a lot of skill and creativity that you can find around here, and some truly amazing pieces and works, conventional or otherwise.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-10 18:41:06 Reply

I'm better than all of you.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-16 13:26:51 Reply

Is anyone else having trouble editing their pieces? I just submitted a piece to the portal by accident. It was supposed to be private. Every time I try to change the setting it just takes me to an error page.

The art portal craps out pretty often (esp. the thumbnail cropping tool).

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-16 13:53:18 Reply

At 7/16/13 01:26 PM, CypressDahlia wrote: Is anyone else having trouble editing their pieces? I just submitted a piece to the portal by accident. It was supposed to be private. Every time I try to change the setting it just takes me to an error page.

The art portal craps out pretty often (esp. the thumbnail cropping tool).

I had that, it also craps out when you select save and says "you've already uploaded that image" its really broken when you use it for anything other than uploading,

I came up with a work around by saving the image in another folder named something different to the image then going into edit it and re uploading it with the new settings saved

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-18 20:40:14 Reply

Yeah I know what you're all thinking. "Oh the guy who paints in blue grey and brown is posting shit about color theory."

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-18 21:00:29 Reply

At 7/18/13 08:40 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote: Yeah I know what you're all thinking. "Oh the guy who paints in blue grey and brown is posting shit about color theory."

No I was thinking, "am I supposed to be able to read that?"


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Illustration thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1229930
Animation thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic /1332069

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-18 21:01:06 Reply

I've always thought your palettes were well balanced. They're actually quite similar to what many professional artists drawing in military/dark fantasy themes use.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-18 22:54:14 Reply

At 7/18/13 08:40 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote: Yeah I know what you're all thinking. "Oh the guy who paints in blue grey and brown is posting shit about color theory."

Higher res link plz

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-18 23:46:53 Reply

At 7/18/13 10:54 PM, bigjonny13 wrote:
At 7/18/13 08:40 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote: Yeah I know what you're all thinking. "Oh the guy who paints in blue grey and brown is posting shit about color theory."
Higher res link plz

My bad...


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 04:40:23 Reply

At 7/18/13 11:46 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote: My bad...

That's pretty groovy.
Cheers for the link.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 05:05:22 Reply

At 7/19/13 04:40 AM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
At 7/18/13 11:46 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote: My bad...
That's pretty groovy.
Cheers for the link.

It's a godsend for pixel artists. :p


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 06:31:58 Reply

Has anyone else noticed the favourite limit on art?

I have noticed a few of the older stuff I had in my favourites is been lost to make room for new stuff...

so just a heads up that when you get near 300, you will start to lose stuff.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 07:39:40 Reply

At 7/18/13 11:46 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote:
At 7/18/13 10:54 PM, bigjonny13 wrote:
At 7/18/13 08:40 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote: Yeah I know what you're all thinking. "Oh the guy who paints in blue grey and brown is posting shit about color theory."
Higher res link plz
My bad...

Many thanks

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 09:22:10 Reply

At 7/18/13 11:46 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote:
My bad...

That.. Was surprisingly helpful, actually. It's nice to see some practical advice instead of beautifully coloured pictures with something that boils down to "And then slap something like this on there (of course you already need to know what colours go together!)" next to it.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 09:28:45 Reply

At 7/18/13 11:46 PM, Captain-Carrion wrote: My bad...

Going to have a play with this! might make up some skin pallets using this method

in other news, i was highly confused when i checked the art portal... and at a glance i thought i saw the same image in a banner...

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 11:55:18 Reply

So when I first saw this thing, I didn't understand what it meant to make Jehova sad.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what it looks like when you make Jehova sad.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 15:28:55 Reply

At 7/19/13 11:55 AM, ornery wrote: So when I first saw this thing, I didn't understand what it meant to make Jehova sad.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what it looks like when you make Jehova sad.

In all honesty, regardless of the fact of whether you believe in a higher power or not, I'm pretty sure an omnipotent creator entity has far better things to do than give two fucks about what kind of toy you're playing with.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 17:40:10 Reply

At 7/19/13 03:28 PM, bigjonny13 wrote:
In all honesty, regardless of the fact of whether you believe in a higher power or not, I'm pretty sure an omnipotent creator entity has far better things to do than give two fucks about what kind of toy you're playing with.

Pfff, everyone knows Bibleman is where its at yo. ya'll squares are total geekwad lameoids.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 17:53:18 Reply

At 7/19/13 05:40 PM, M-Maher wrote: Pfff, everyone knows Bibleman is where its at yo. ya'll squares are total geekwad lameoids.

It's like a rejected power rangers concept

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 18:41:27 Reply

At 7/19/13 06:22 PM, Escalus wrote: Aigis and Orn have made the frontpage... congratulations you crazy kids and my over-active imagination

and it seems so have you with that much needed addition to the portal, laughing at the thought of 14 year olds being caught off guard by it during their daily wank sessions.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-19 19:12:02 Reply

At 7/19/13 06:22 PM, Escalus wrote: Aigis and Orn have made the frontpage... congratulations you crazy kids and my over-active imagination

Orn's beard is a lot more majestic.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-20 01:12:44 Reply

At 7/19/13 07:25 PM, Escalus wrote:
At 7/19/13 07:12 PM, bigjonny13 wrote:
At 7/19/13 06:22 PM, Escalus wrote: Aigis and Orn have made the frontpage... congratulations you crazy kids and my over-active imagination
Orn's beard is a lot more majestic.
I worked hard on that beard.

WELL, WORK HARDER!

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-21 20:07:25 Reply

Hope you're safe Aigis, stay inside, away from the cbd, keep drawing and take a week off lawyering(then sue the ocean)

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-21 20:31:03 Reply

At 7/21/13 08:07 PM, Lucky wrote: Hope you're safe Aigis, stay inside, away from the cbd, keep drawing and take a week off lawyering(then sue the ocean)

I'm fine, thank you.


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 10:36:54 Reply

This manis my idol.

Ninety eight years old and oblivious to the retro cash in others make for "nostalgic value". His art has an impressionist aesthetic, the condition of his eyesight resulting in a minimalistic but relentlessly ornamented technique. (speaking of which there's a whole other conversation to have on that subject) No retrospect in sight, there's nothing nostoligc about his palettes or frame of reference. This man's work is chippy, noisy, and decorative, it shares countless features with techniques found in traditional art. Grandpa is a direction to point to when confronted with the age old argument that pixelated graphics are a cheap shot at retro superficialism by anyone too uninformed to know what pixeljoint is. I can sleep without a stir, thank you Hal Lasko.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 10:51:20 Reply

At 7/24/13 10:36 AM, Captain-Carrion wrote: anyone too uninformed to know what pixeljoint is.

What's pixeljoint?


Basic Art Tips_______________Art 101_______________ Orn's Scouting Guide_______________NG Art Chat

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 11:07:19 Reply

At 7/24/13 10:51 AM, lovingthedark wrote:
At 7/24/13 10:36 AM, Captain-Carrion wrote: anyone too uninformed to know what pixeljoint is.
What's pixeljoint?

If that's sarcasm I'll slap the smug from your beautiful face Jess.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-08-02 20:54:05 Reply

you know every so often ill find some really weird shit on the internet? you know like that art page with the MS paint porn drawings by pharynroller123 , welp chaps, I think deviant art somehow topped that

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Response to Art Forum Lounge 2013-08-03 01:28:05 Reply

At 8/2/13 08:54 PM, M-Maher wrote: you know every so often ill find some really weird shit on the internet? you know like that art page with the MS paint porn drawings by pharynroller123 , welp chaps, I think deviant art somehow topped that

Scouted.


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