Thursday, 7 November 2013

Venus on Cardboard




                                                                  Size: 34 x 34 cms
                                                                  Media: Ink, Gouache,
                                                                  acrylic and pencils on
                                                                  bit of cardboard box
                                                                  Pen: Uniball eye

I wonder what she is saying....I'll put it on my soon to open Etsy shop and leave it open to the buyer what is written by me in the speech bubble...A sort of personalised 'Litchenstien'. To those who didn't already know, I referenced a detail of Botticelli's' well known painting, 'Birth of Venus'....Basically, I've robbed two different artists on this piece. Apologies for the bad lighting in the photo...this was too big for the scanner.


23 comments:

  1. Hi Venus, it's me! Coming to see another hot babe. She really is! Almost too beautiful for the pen mover :) In the bubble this words: Sister, hold on tight!

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    1. Only occasional hot babes here! Is that your sister?

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  2. 'I may look board, but I'm really a card'. You know; a card, a cut-up. Sorry, that's all I got for now. Maybe it'll spark something. It really needs a caption. She has hypno-vision.

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  3. board, card... card- board. Get it?

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    1. Thats terrible Mr.Ted...But you are a Card!!!

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  4. Rod, I missed a couple of posts, and looking back now, I am LOVING your carboard stuff!!! A totally different side of your art that is fun to see!
    As for what she's saying?
    "Can someone make me a tanning appointment?"

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  5. Wow! What brought this on? And what have you done with Rod? LOL, I recognized it right away, as many have, I'm sure. Lovely! The lighting is really beautiful. :D

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    1. Thanks Cinders..Rods still here..just got my brushes out for an airing!! My pens and stupid drawings are waiting though...don't worry!!!!

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    2. This one was quite a bit of penning actually. I know you like pens so I'll tell you about the Uniball eye pens use. Its not quite that same as drawing with a fountain or dip pen...its a ball pen (uni ball!...)...Normal I don't use them...but I gave them a try on a couple of Ink only drawings which were ok...but the real use I found is to use them during painting with goauche or acrylic (Venus above)..both before and after as that would ruin my fountain or dip nibs (cardboard ruins them too.)..With Uniballs...they stay clean and keep working through the dry paint...they are disposable things though.

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    3. Ah ha! Very interesting. I use Micron nib pens mostly, though recently I'm trying some Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens that were recommended. I'm having a bit of trouble getting consistent flow out of them. But it may be that I use too much pressure or otherwise beat them up too much!

      I also keep saying I'm going to get a fountain type pen but I worry it will be like a whole new skill and I'm still trying to master the nib pens. Painting is another story altogether. Holy cow, not enough time for everything.

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  6. Hi Rod! I like your recent works! I have been so busy at work, but I have seen your posts and liked the new style/technique. I will also think about it and make a suggestion for the capture contest :)

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    1. Thanks Magyarix..I'm glad you came!

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  7. gran trabajo, hombre!!! yo creo que en etsy esto se venderá inmediatamente!!!! tr felicito por la idea! buen finde!!!!

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    1. Gracias Amigo! Espero que si. Aún no esta abierto!!! aaaarrrrrgh! Igualmente! (Finde)

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  8. Yeah, I've missed more than a couple. I was surprised to see this--where are the hairy guys? Oh, yeah, down just a little bit--with a guitar--phew, that's a relief. Seriously, though, this is really beautiful. I think it's okay to steal just about anything.

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    1. Ha thanks Coreopsis...Yep I'll still be doing silly drawings...its my thing really. Just sometimes I get the urge to paint...which is also good for the spirit and opens up new ideas in the fountain pen department!!

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  9. Great idea, the empty speech bubble!
    Good luck with the shop, you need to post the link.

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    1. Thanks Sasa! I'll put a link on here once I open. (That's just gone back as I have to concentrate for a week on a couple of packaging Illustrations just commissioned.)

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  10. Just found your site through Illustration Friday - LOVE your cardboard paintings - Amazing work!

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    1. Thanks Michellem...Maybe inspired to do more! Normally I'm just a Pen and Inker!!!!

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  11. All your pieces on cardboard with white look fabulous!!

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Thanks Guys!!