Babe artwork: The plumbing

Monday 20 July 2015, 12.01am HKT

8.55pm local time, AC on so it’s 19°C (66°F)

JUST a few potato shots of how I crank out my ‘art’ (and things that pretend to be Art).

‘Crank’ being the operative word — ‘mixed media’ would be the preferred artistically pretentious description, but a helluva lot of in-between shortcuts and cheating might be a more realistic one. ‘Crap’ is perhaps more honest.

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In the beginning, F0 size canvas board with pencil keyline filled in with ink later.

Followers of The Naked Listener’s Weblog will have noticed that I have a particular penchant for contourised keyline artwork.

Yes, very Seventies flavour.

The unfinished product makes Vader Brows seem like he’s mouthing McEnroe’s iconic line:—

“You have GOT to be kidding! You are THE PITS!”

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Notice this kind of board is supposed to be for oils and acrylics, not graphic keylines.

For keylines, I ought to be using a smooth surfaced medium with a ‘sized’ (clayed) surface treatment.

Then again, I use whatever the heck is close at hand. And I mean WHATEVER.

Notice the fuzzed-up, effed-up lines because of the board texture. Now that’s “Art.”

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Almost there…

I told you — I’m untrained and unschooled in art.

I might be a con artist because of making an honest living working in close proximity to crooks the likes of b(w)ankers, liars (lawyers), acc(o)untants and strange cattle known as government regulators — but an artist I am not (or ever hope to be).

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Yours truly (not quite naked yet) and “Babe in Ink.”

A smaller picture just to be kind and not spoil your dinner. *Urrrghhh*

Notice that I’m growing even thinner than my already rail-thin frame.

Sorry for the potato quality — of both the picture and myself!

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Babe in Ink

Ink on canvas board, 14 x 18 cm (5½ x 7 in)

© thenakedlistener, 19 July 2015

Not too shabby, considering it’s done on a gammy right shoulder from a bloomin’ philistine who’s into crisps with red wine.

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