here you go m-oshun, my handwriting is pretty sweet.
Anonymous said: I have to ask, what brand of clay do you use for the clear parts of the nudibranch. I've gone through sculpey iii, premo, tls even fimo and nothing comes out that clear and beautiful. Is it a baking technique? I'm not trying to fish for secrets so if it's classified I understand. I'm just hoping I'm buying the wrong clay because they are gorgeous!
fimo is the whitest but it’s less clear, I make my jellyfish earrings out of it. Everything else I use premo which is less white but slightly clearer, I add colour to it to offset the yellowness (that nudibranch has sliver pigment and blue clay in it, it’s not just straight translucent clay).
You have to be careful not to over bake it or bake it higher than it should be because it goes extra yellow. I also put them directly into ice water when they are done baking and that makes it a litter clearer. Here’s many tests someone did to compare the different types of translucent clay that might be helpful.
I finally took some new pictures of the Glaucus Atlanticus Nudibranch, the old photos were of the very first one I made and not the greatest - I’ve been meaning to do this for so long.
I’m going to do a giveaway soon, should it be for an axolotl or pufferfish?
If you are in chrome and hold down the S key and right click an image it does a reverse Google image search.
You can sometimes find where other people may be posting your work.
it’s so fast
this is why I don’t have anything new to show lately I’ve been working on an order of hundreds of these.
Here’s two recent commissions, a chromodoris westraliensis nudibranch and a cute little oarfish. I’ll probably make more of these nudibranchs and add them to my store in the fall I love how they look.
indigobleau said: What is your standard canvas size for your digital pieces? Specifically landscapes/enviros.? Some of them seem pretty big and detailed while others are not (second question of the day lol)
2000 to 2800 pixels on the longest side is a good place to start, bigger if you have plans to print or need that extra detail. I don’t pay attention to ratio since I crop as I paint so the size always changes.
This one I wanted to put tiny small details into so it was 3700 x 5100
while this one was done 9600 x 4800 wide since it was going to be printed huge, but I started smaller and scaled up once I had it mostly blocked out.
(your first ask made me start looking through my archive, I think the longer ago I did something the more I like it)
I need stuff to listen to while I work.
Anyone have some links to good music playlists, not too technical podcasts or long chill (no yelling and screaming) LPs?
Tagged as: I have hundreds of hours of crafting in my future. thank you!.
A better picture of the mantis shrimp I make, look at all the tiny little legs.
important question: can you put the pot in the blender?
right now… yes. very yes.
A witch and their absolutely useless familiar.
Anonymous said: If you have the time, I think you could try to make some changes to the palettes of your meme. Well mostly 22, they all in the same values.... Besides that, it would have been nice to take the theory of colors in account more when making them.... It's just that you seemed to truly want to come up with a good palette but I felt, your first try was not yet quite successful with that. Sorry if my criticism is unwelcome.
I’m not going to make any changes, it was just a quick thing with more contrast than the others floating around since people used it more as ‘use these 5 colours and 5 colours only’ thing rather than as a palette to mix from as needed (which is how I use them).
I don’t have the time but you should give it a go and see what you come up with, it’s a good exercise at least to see what colours you gravitate towards. I basically use the same shade of cyan blue in everything I paint.
#22 was completely intentional, though looking at the web version it’s too bad they aren’t exactly the same value, just very close.