Thursday, 15 April 2021

April 13, 2021

The Tuesday Night drawing group of Santa Fe drew together online using Zoom, because of the Covid 19 quarantine.  The model was from the Washington DC area, and someone drew from Philadelphia.

Group pose

I encourage people to download and alter all the 3D files below -- 210413__GLB_Decimated (3.56 MB).  They were all decimated into the smallest file size that I could make in 3D Builder (comes free with Windows 10), in a height of about 25 mm (~ inch).

Each image below is of the same figure in three angles, from a 3D file created in Paint 3D.


















 Immediately afterwards I 3D-printed the last drawing of the night at Quelab hackerspace in Albuquerque -- in PLA on an Orion Delta printer (by SeeMeCNC), using Slic3r software:

I printed the last image that I made in the drawing session
(drawing "P")

The print is covered by "support material"

The print was very small,
but it's my first 3D print in Albuquerque

Printed on an Orion delta 3D printer


What if one scanned the Bill Barrett sculpture head on, the one in the sculpture garden in front of the Albuquerque Museum.  Would that sculpture work as a "target image," and place some of my fake sculptures around the physical sculpture in Augmented Reality?  Can we do this with the Halo AR or Adobe Aero Mobile apps?

Mock up in front of the Albuquerque Museum --
of my augmented reality drawings/sculptures ("G" and "F")

  • The Augmented Reality "sculptures" probably would not throw shadows, and look strange next to the physical sculpture
  • The Halo AR app, and it seems all the other Augmented Reality apps, require at least an Android 8 operating system

As an experiment, below is a single 3D figure ("G") in Augmented Reality using the Adobe Aero Mobile app.  The augmented reality file -- 210413_Krrrl_drawing_G.real -- is only 324 KB.  It was created to be 20 cm tall (7.9 inches).


Figure drawings references online:

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Desert Triangle and other prints of the Juan Sandoval Jr collection showing at Mexic-Arte

Many of our Desert Triangle Print Carpeta prints are currently showing at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, as part of the virtual exhibition -- Life and Experiences in the Borderlands.

(on the cover our our catalog)

This is a video of the physical exhibition:  Mexico, the Border and Beyond: Selections from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr Collection (December 19, 2020 -- August 22, 2021)

(lower left and lower middle)

(Francisco Delgado lithograph middle bottom)

(lower right-- not his Desert Triangle print)

Two Francisco Delgado lithographs
(right, not from the Desert Triangle)

(small prints lower left, not Desert Triangle)

Dr Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr passed away on January 3, 2021, after the exhibition opened.  He donated his print collection to Mexic-Arte, which is the basis for this exhibition. Thank you Juan Sandoval and Mexic-Arte!

Friday, 9 April 2021

New Mexico Printmaking Invitational 2021

One of my prints is showing at Remarque Print Workshop in Albuquerque as part of the NEW MEXICO PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL exhibition, April 9th - May 29th, 2021:

From the online Zoom opening,
5 - 5:30 PM, April 9th

I submitted the print I did for the Southwest Print Fiesta 2020, which I printed at Remarque Print Workshop.  I used Deep Dream Generator (a free online artificial intelligence program) to create the image, by blending my drawing with the style of Pavel Acevedo's prints, and then cut the result into an acrylic plate on a laser cutter at Quelab.

The print is 8 x 8 inches, which makes it easy to send in the mail, even to Mexico.  The 40 prints from the Southwest Print Fiesta 2020 were sent to participants from Oaxaca and Guadalajara, and they arrived safely.  This size is perfect for passing prints back and forth across the border, and having pop-up print exhibitions in both the US and Mexico.  8 x 8 inches also fits, and looks great, and transports well in inexpensive Walmart frames.


Entering the main gallery 

Remarque Print Workshop has posted some of their Printmaker Talks on YouTube.