Tuesday, 28 June 2022

June 28, 2022

The Tuesday Night drawing group of Santa Fe drew both in person and on Zoom at the new Argos Gallery/Studio location. They arranged a hybrid real/virtual drawing session because we are still coming out of Covid. I drew south from Albuquerque, someone else drew north from Taos; and someone else drew way north from Wisconsin.
































PRINT




New Mexico Spadefoot Tadpoles

It has been raining for the past week and the New Mexico Spadefoot Toads are out again like I saw two years ago (see the end of this blog post).




On June 28th I saw a lots of tadpoles swimming in a temporary pool behind Quelab.



I first checked the standing water further down the rail tracks, two blocks west, where I found the tadpoles two years ago in 2020.  This pond was teaming with Triops, but no tadpoles this year. 



Triops swimming over toad eggs?


And WHAT is this?


Saturday, 25 June 2022

June 21, 2022

The Tuesday Night drawing group of Santa Fe drew both in person and on Zoom at the new Argos Gallery/Studio location. They arranged a hybrid real/virtual drawing session because we are still coming out of Covid. I drew south from Albuquerque, someone else drew north from Taos; and someone else drew way north from Wisconsin.
















Animations:




I am wondering if I could use Augmented Reality to overlay these animations on the static image.  Specifically I would like to do this with a relief print image.  I think the experience would be more powerful if the background of the animation were transparent, if that were possible.












Off-Centereds:


















So naturally I had to transfer that style and colors to one of my drawings:



Just to be cheeky, I transferred the style of the Ascii art in the "Solidity Contract Code" to my drawing:

Style source:





Combination Style Source
above the AI Result


The Ascii style does not nullify the ephemeral flavor of my aesthetic.  I'm thinking of naming my next book -- "85 Drawings in Astatine Space" -- after the rarest and ephemeral element Astatine (85).


Lasercut Variations

I cut the above drawing out on the LaserPecker (on a 76x76 mm wood square):


Cut twice
100% power, 15 depth


Cut once
100% power, 30 depth


Just for fun
I'm always trying to convert 2D to 3D



I liked the result of my drawings in thin Ascii style, so I tried it again.

I like the added gravity
of the light Ascii-ish background touch,
giving it more (although shallow) 3D space




OPENINGS






In July we will be showing prints in Santa Fe: