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Good morning! [Jan. 26th, 2005|11:59 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm preparing to paint!

I've cut another giant canvas - a big 24"x30" - that's pretty much the largest I can work with on my current art desk. It's going to be called "White Witch of the Storm", featuring Szepasszony, of Hungarian legend. If it ends up looking anything like it does in my head, it ought to be darned cool.....

Might take me a few minutes to get started (got to get the canvas situated) but you'll be able to watch me HERE as always! Since it's so large, it's kind of hard to keep the camera pointed at the section I'm working on at all times, hehe, but I'll try my best >^__^<

Not very stormy outside though, hehe - It's a beautiful day - and the 10 day forecast calls for 70-75 degree weather all week, so it looks like we'll get to have our windows open with no airconditioning needed - I always like fresh air better. Supposed to get some thunderstorms in a few days though, which is cool.

All right - I'll be painting - I'll try to catch up on some emails & LJ comments later on too >^__^<

::EDIT:: 12:29pm
LOL! As soon as I start painting, the stormclouds rolled in! Szepasszony!!!

[User Picture]From: haunted_dawn
2005-01-26 06:57 pm (UTC)
ooh thats sounds really cool! Hey Jas i was wondering (don't laugh)how do you scan a picture so large? Or are you just taking pics of it when you list it? also i noticed Erin asked about rolling up your canvas and you mentioned painting in thin coats which i noticed a long time ago that you do that,my question is how do you do that?? lol
ps thanks for listing the two pretty faes together again i missed them the first go around and was so mad at myself
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-01-26 11:58 pm (UTC)
Oh! Hehe, I get asked that a lot! So often, I actually made a little tutorial about it -

I just use a regular 8.5"x11" scanner, taking many scans and pieceing them together in Photoshop - it takes several hours per painting, but it gives me an extremely high quality file that is good enough to publish, make prints of etc. Here's my little tutorial:


As far as painting - just lots of patience I guess, lol. I use liquid acrylics and I thin them further with water, building up many thin glaze-like layers. I use a hairdryer in between to speed things up!
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