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Muted Cups


Early on in my summer 2009 acrylic class, we had to paint a still life of two objects using muted colours. I chose two cups I made in high school as models.

This remains one of my favourite pieces.

The creature on the cup will be explained at some other point.

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... what is it?

Pelemus-McSoy responds:

It's an alien creature called a Snorl. Look here for more information:


I like it

I mean, it isn't the greatest work I've seen but it is different. Not to mention I love anything that is painted. Seems a lot more artistic to me to use the basics (pencils, pens, and paints) for visual arts, rather than generating everything on a computer-based program now.

I am guessing that the cups were not straight either as you said you made them in school as models, this is interesting, and I am curious as to why you chose these two objects rather than two manufactured objects that were straight, etc.

Still, great work!

Pelemus-McSoy responds:

I'll agree it isn't the best either (especially gradient effects with acrylics), but it's better than other stuff I've attempted in the past or in the classes I took that summer.

Truthfully, I don't know why I chose those two...maybe because they were close by, mean something to me (especially the Snorl cup), but probably because they were simple yet complicated enough to paint.

Then again, I also don't do ordinary.

Yeah, they're not straight because, well, I can't work with my hands like that. But at least I gave the Snorl race a definite shape*.

Thanks for your kind words. I hope to produce some more stuff sometime soon.

*link to the creature here: http://pelemus-mcsoy.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2fmhxk

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Jun 12, 2010
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