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Painting! [Feb. 9th, 2005|11:33 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm painting! Not sure quite what yet - possibly another "unfinished" painting to auction (where the winning bidder gets to choose the colours and wings and stuff). I also want to do a new painting of Pele - a big realistic styled one with lots of Tiki-ness going on! I might start that - not sure........

At any rate, you can watch me HERE while I work!

[User Picture]From: just_blue
2005-02-09 04:45 pm (UTC)
Saw something on the Discovery Channel last night that reminded me of you-- Deadly Women... it had Bathory as one of the profiled women. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: just_blue
2005-02-09 05:06 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-02-10 03:00 am (UTC)
How very cool! I will have to check that out - it sounds right up my alley! Thank you!
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From: mercurial_realm
2005-02-09 05:33 pm (UTC)
I really look forward to seing your Pele piece-Lani is from Hawaii originally, so naturally, I'm very interested in seing that one.
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[User Picture]From: rubyg
2005-02-09 05:46 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're having so much fun! (from your last post!)
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-02-09 07:13 pm (UTC)

your art rox!!!

hey jasmine im danielle 16/f/ireland i think ur work is amazing!!! honestly i am a big fan and was wondering if you could give me any tips? im doin my GCSE's and was wondering could i use sum of ur work in my exam research page please!!! i would be honoured if i could so plz write back a comment or email me at trampthatlivesinacardboardbox@hotmail.com thanx!!! xoxo
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From: flamingfaery
2005-02-09 07:53 pm (UTC)

want to add to order.

I e-mailed you know your busy, but please e-mail me ASAP I want to know if I can add tribal fairy print to my order. Thanks, Hope you had a great time camping I love camping. and I love smores. Pele is cute, I look forward to seeing a new painting of her. Sharon.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-02-10 03:03 am (UTC)

Re: want to add to order.

Hi Sharon!!!

You are always more than welcome to add prints onto your order - no problem! I will be going through my emails later tonight and will make a note of it =) Thank you very much!
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[User Picture]From: autumnstar1
2005-02-09 08:30 pm (UTC)
Okay so this might be a silly question...but how do you do such amazing self-portrait style work? do you take a photo and graph it, or something? 'cause looking at your avatars the photo is dead on with the painting. It's just amazing to me.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-02-10 03:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!

Lol, well - to be honest it does look pretty good when it's shrunk down in the little 100 pixel by 100 pixel .gif icons, hehe, but it's not really that close if you were to see it in person. After I spend time with the photo & painting scan in photoshop and then shrink it way down for the icon, I can make it line up pretty well, hehe - but thank you though!

Usually I will use a photograph or at least a mirror. If I want a painting to closely follow a photograph I will try to get a photograph the same ratio of the actual painting (for example a 4"x5" photograph would be roughly the same proportion of a 16"x20" painting). Then I will bring out my trusty ruler and I'll mark down some measurements - usually the top of the head, the tip of the nose, the center and edges of the eyes, etc. For example if the space between the corners of the eyes is a 1.5" space on the 4"x5" photo, I'll know to leave a 6" space on the 16"x20" painting (multiplying all dimensions by x4). It's really not as confusing as it sounds, lol. I think it's a lot quicker and easier than doing a standard grid, and a lot less messy than trying to do a graphite sketch transfer or whatever.
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From: thedarkwoods
2005-02-10 03:36 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: lindseylovesyou
2005-02-13 09:59 pm (UTC)
hello there! i just wanted to stop by and say that i think you are EXTREMELY talented and that i adore your artwork. :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-02-14 01:11 am (UTC)
Thank you very very much!!! >^_______^
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-02-13 10:25 pm (UTC)

hey how r u ....

hey what 's up jaz, can i call you jaz? hope so! love ur new faerie work! and hope i'll get 2 hear from u soon xoxo tena hope so! love ur new faerie work! and hey what 's up jaz, can i call you jaz? hope so! love ur new faerie work! and hope i'll get 2 hear from u soon xoxo tena hope so! love ur new faerie work! and hey what 's up jaz, can i call you jaz? hope so! love ur new faerie work! and hope i'll get 2 hear from u soon xoxo tena hope so! love ur new faerie work! and hey what 's up jaz, can i call you jaz? hope so! love ur new faerie work!xoxo tena L
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-02-14 01:14 am (UTC)

Re: hey how r u ....


Hi there Tena! Welcome to my journal! Well, the only people who call me Jazz really are my sisters and cousins who couldn't pronounce Jasmine when they were growing up.

Oh! Just keep checking in here at my Journal - whenever I have new artwork available, I post it here so you'll see it as I make it =) Literally even - I post links to my webcam whenever I am painting and I broadcast it on the web =)
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