ILX Art Gallery: Tregaskin Memorial Wing (do not read if you hate me)

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ha, it's kind of like when you haven't left your bedroom in a bit too long, and it begins to seem like the whole world, in both the stir-crazy need-to-get-out-of-this-disgusting-grey-hole way, but also in the way you begin to imagine surrealities amid all the quotidianness...

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Totally heart the thistle painting (especially the green/brown/blue palette)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 9 March 2012 06:37 (five years ago) Permalink

I have so much trouble working with brown/green/blue as a colour palette, which is terrible considering how many forest paintings I've done lately. I think it might just be the Mac interface (though, that said, I had the same trouble on an old laptop, so it might just be photoshop.) Like, in all other colour ranges, I can completely see the difference between very small shifts of like 3 or 4 notches, but where green flows into brown I have to nudge it, like, 20 to 30 ticks before I can see any change. Hate photoshop for that. That's why I tend to use blues/purples so much more - they're so less tricky in photoshop.

...I KERNOW BECAUSE YOU DO (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, 9 March 2012 09:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't know why I keep drawing woods, considering I have such trouble establishing where green ends and brown begins, but I do.

This is not Great North Woods remnant, but a reforested area of Streatham! Where there used to be a dairy, but animals don't graze the trees back any more.

Masonic Boom, Saturday, 10 March 2012 23:34 (five years ago) Permalink

More Biggin Woods, now that the wild cherry is out. (Keep typing "wild cheery" by accident which is kinda appropriate, too.)

Masonic Boom, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:57 (five years ago) Permalink


Abarham Lincoln posing (Abbbottt), Monday, 12 March 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Been one of these recently.

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Made me think of Kay Neilsen's Gloomy Thick Wood painting. The girl in that looks like she could really use a duvet.

Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 23:22 (five years ago) Permalink

These make me think of Emily Carr, Canadian painter.

Träumerei, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 23:31 (five years ago) Permalink

I had not knowingly seen those Kay Nielson pics before, but they are awesome.

They have the kind of fairy tale quality I really love.

And I like the monumental slabs of evergreen foliage in the Carr painting. Like concrete sheets of foliage.

Masonic Boom, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 10:19 (five years ago) Permalink

I had a hard-backed print of the gloomy wood up in the bathroom in Manchester, my ex husband kept it, I do not know if he still has it up since he moved in with his new ladyfrend. My mother was a huge stan for Kay Nielsen, also Dulac.

Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Man, I would like to start a fund for "replacing beautiful things that we lost in the divorce" so that you could have your gloomy woods print, and I could have the dirty Egon Schiele at the bottom of the bed.

Dulac, I know well! I had fairy tale books with those prints when I was a child. See also Arthur Rackham, my mum had a book that she cut all the pictures out and framed them and hung them up all over the house where they could scare the shit out of me, but also, I secretly loved them, even though they were scary.

Masonic Boom, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I think Lex will remember the origin of this critter...

Masonic Boom, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I don't even know what this plant is, but I kinda love it.

Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 5 April 2012 11:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Looks like a castor (bean) plant.

(Pic may be too big)

nickn, Thursday, 5 April 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

From which the poison Ricin is derived (as well as castor bean oil).

nickn, Thursday, 5 April 2012 20:14 (five years ago) Permalink

No, that is completely the wrong colour, and the things on top are berries, not flowers.

I will never know what it is.

Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Just got reminded of St Hildegarde and this rlly old drawing fits in with the forest theme of late, Penderecki Oak and all... (except this is so clearly the Salty Forest in Northamptonshire...)

Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 8 April 2012 21:07 (five years ago) Permalink


and i don't even care, similar to how a badass would respond (Abbbottt), Sunday, 8 April 2012 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

yo your stuff is legit fantastic, nice nice work

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 8 April 2012 23:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Thankee, thankee...

Yeah, I wish I could remember the exact passage that inspired that drawing because it was o_0 amazing but like St Hildegarde is out there, and something about divine breath / inspiration (that is the etymology of the word) that really caught my imagination, and Grimes brought up St Hildegarde in an interview that was posted on that thread, and I just thought "yeah, my homegirl." Or, erm, something.

Now I really have to stop mucking about and get back to my animation project. I've become a woman obsessed. I wish I had a better tool than just Pencil (because it just will not synch to music, and won't export with music, which makes it very hard to get the drawings and the music... *together* in the way I want it to.) But I also kind of like working in very basic low-tech, it forces you to be creative to get around the limitations.

Popcorn Supergay Receiver (Masonic Boom), Monday, 9 April 2012 10:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I am in SENNEN.

It is so beautiful I am surprised mine EYES have not popped out of my skull from all the looking.

This is what I see from my windows. It is HEAVEN.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:48 (five years ago) Permalink


Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Sunday, 22 April 2012 13:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Even when it rains. Especially when it rains.

I could paint this every day, the way the colours keep changing.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:29 (five years ago) Permalink

i love the window effect on that - that's exactly what i love about storms, when you're indoors and simultaneously feel in total awe at nature's power but also so warm and cosy.

also i only just saw the hayward gallery one upthread! lol, fantastic.

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Indoors, with a good strong double-glazed window (window seat optional, but I has one) and a roaring fire (I has one of those two but I can't be arsed to make it go) is just about the best thing in the entire world.

Hmmm. This fire looks like a gas powered one but I can't find the off switch. If I have to go and fetch wood and kindling... LOL rustics.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:56 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Please be kind, this is my very first attempt at animating anything.

God, it just takes forever. The song is like 4 minutes long, but it took me over a month to animate a single minute. (OK, I had many interruptions in terms of holiday, new job, etc. but still.)

It's v v rudimentary. There's a ton of more stuff I'd have liked to have added (I'd have loved for the trees in the background to move as if in the wind) but it was just too damn fiddly. I think you need a lot more patience to do animation than I've got.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Sunday, 20 May 2012 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, very very nice!

poxen, Sunday, 20 May 2012 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

You realise it's too good to stop now?

Mark G, Monday, 21 May 2012 08:55 (five years ago) Permalink

this is all digital I assume...? you wanna talk slow, I've recently embarked on a stop-motion animation project ayiyiyi

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

At my current work rate doing the rest of the storyboard would take about 2 years. Which is sad coz I liked the story line.

I started it the old fashioned way, with tracing paper and ink! (the bit where the curtains blow open is hand drawn) which was actually quicker than digital but scanning it and digitising was just completely infuriating.

I can't imagine how long stop motion would take!

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Monday, 21 May 2012 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah we've been working out the technical kinks for months, I think we have like 30 seconds of test material lol

here's the first thing I've finished in awhile

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Mayan synths! I love it!

If I'd done the animation properly (I put an image every 3 frames instead of every frame) I'd only have had 30 seconds. But I reckoned the jerkiness looked alright as it was in time with the music.

Is yr stop motion thing a music video? You might try that to stretch it out.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm working with one of the other band members who's a film editor/animator, we have a dope sheet and everything. turns out I just have really complicated ideas tho lol. at this rate we will be done in 10 years

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

what animation app did you use...?

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel really dumb now coz I didn't even know what a dope sheet was before I read that. I suppose because I'm drawing it all out rather than shooting it, I don't need to worry about camera angles and things. That sounds so complicated. Your drawings are so detailed I would love to see your animations, but I can imagine it would take forever.

I used freeware called Pencil, which I don't recommend. It's crashy as hell, it won't seem to load more than 15 seconds of animations at a time, it likes to lose layers and move things about without asking you. I ended up doing all the actual coding in TextEdit and just using it as a compiler. I then had to chuck all these 10 second blips into iMovie and add the soundtrack, and iMovie just destroys the quality - it was originally done in HD, but you can't tell that by what iMovie export. I don't think I'd do another project in Pencil, I'd like to find something more reliable. If I ever did anything again, which I'm not sure I would.

Then again, maybe I should be less ambitious and do 10 second blips that are just animations of regular drawings.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

ugh that sounds pretty irritating :(

stop-motion's gonna be a lot of collaged elements for the most part, but there are some things (people/characters, primarily) that I'm going to need to draw and figure out how to animate, we'll see.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 20:40 (five years ago) Permalink

hey beautiful art-making ilxors, i am no pixar, but if you need custom software for labor-saving on the animation, please say what would be handy, and maybe i can throw something together?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 21 May 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Oh! I did not see your kind offer. Basically, I don't need software, I need an army of about 300 poorly paid Korean animators, or the approximation thereof.

Anyway, here is an SEA ARCH. I'm sure you know how happy SEA ARCHES make me, there was a whole thread about it once.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Saturday, 23 June 2012 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...


I do not know when I will be back in Kernow and this makes me unspeakably sad. I am craving the sea so badly I can almost taste the salt on my lips.

my god it's full of straw (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Saturday, 1 September 2012 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

are those salt columns? i was just reading about them

the most astonishing writer on ilx (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 September 2012 20:38 (five years ago) Permalink

No, they're just granite that's been really really eaten away by wind/wave action. That's near Lands End, which is sticking right out into the Atlantic with nothing to take the blow, so the granite ends up getting carved into these really strange shapes that look like odd pillars.

my god it's full of straw (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Saturday, 1 September 2012 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

nature is so cool.

the most astonishing writer on ilx (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 September 2012 21:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, I wasn't aware of that area at all but the columns look very cool. Easter Island meets the Stone Forest of the Lena River.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 1 September 2012 21:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Did the animation ever get closer?

Mark G, Sunday, 2 September 2012 23:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Lovely, soul soothing blues.

Confused Turtle (Zora), Sunday, 2 September 2012 23:44 (five years ago) Permalink


Look I can draw places that are not in Cornwall, see?

Atomow dhe Kres? MY A VYNN, mar pleg! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Monday, 10 September 2012 20:29 (five years ago) Permalink

i love that

the most astonishing writer on ilx (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 13:50 (five years ago) Permalink


(Stanton Drew stone circle, near Bristol.)

Atomow dhe Kres? MY A VYNN, mar pleg! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, 14 September 2012 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink

maen hir

Adesso vorrei assistere alle esequie vichinghe (Michael White), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink

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