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Not shaving related but any feedback on my artwork would be much appreciated

Discussion in 'Sports and Pastimes' started by Olie29, Saturday September 23, 2017.

  1. Digimonkey

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    SR - Kells - 01.jpg

    Evening mate - I was thinking more about the idea of medieval tags - this a a panel from the Book of Kells. Produced somewhere around 800ce - this style was only found in Ireland, Scotland or the north of England - by Celtic Christian monks. Why is it a tag? The whole thing is actually just two letters. It's a chi-rho, C and H in ancient Greek - the first letters of 'christos' it was a symbol of the early Christian churches. Church tradition holds that the letters were adopted as a divinely inspired battle standard by Constantine the Great at a crucial moment - some 500 years before this page was drawn. Cheers - I.

    @Barry Giddens @Olie29
     
  2. Olie29

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    This is awesome there must have been so many hours work gone into this piece, so much attention to detail. We take for granted today and just pick up a colour and half of the work is done for us, they were very clever people we still use a lot of Greek symbols today in in things such as electrics. There are quite a lot of similarities in the tags we do today, there is really nothing new it has all been done before or has come from inspiration of what's been done before. It's great to see where the idea of tagging has come come from and take my own inspiration from it.

    Cheers buddy great piece
     
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  6. All your are work on this thread is really great. Keep up the good work. :) B.
     
  7. Olie29

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    Thank you I haven’t done any for a while but will share it when I do would like to have a go at doing abstract graffiti
     
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    I'd like to see what you could create with watercolours. You've obviously a knack for the design, experimenting with blended colours could be cool.
     
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    I’m not really a fan of the usual use of water colours but I would definitely like to try and do something creative with them and see what effects I can achieve..want to have a go with different textures too ! Will post when I get round to having a go and see what people think
     
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    Something almost extreme is what I had in mind, to reflect the style in which you draw. :) Think purple blended into yellow, that sort of wild :D
     
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    Yeh I quite like using loud contrasting colours need to experiment with all different materials and water colours are definitely something I need to play about with, I think many people write them off because the first thing you think of is landscape but there is so much more you can do with them... you’ve certainly given me some food for thought thank you
     
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  12. Very.much in to art as a hobby and plans are to do a 2 years master's in fine art when I retire. Of course the term fine art encompasses a multitude of sins. At the moment I'm playing around with conceptualism which is a whole new ball game for me and once very opposed to its existence. Post some samples when next home.

    As it I like your style and approach. Very big fan of graffiti or to be nice 'street art'. I have some ideas I would love to translate in to actual pieces but at 57 not sure I could out run the police. Also includes a few ideas for some large installation pieces but that gets even harder to work out 'how?'

    Good luck with your adventure and look forward to seeing a new talent on the street. The world needs a new Banksy as I do get bored of his work and detracts from who else is out there.
     
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    Lol I know some people say it’s not true graffiti if it’s not illegally done but personally I think it’s all moved on from that, I have a passion for art but I don’t intend on being arrested for it haha plenty of places to go legal now. I’m looking to move in the direction of doing abstract and I like the idea of mixing it with old and vintage. I get really absorbed in it when I start a piece...kinda get lost. Also I don’t believe in age limits or rules, follow your dreams and enjoy doing what you love...please do upload it would be nice to see some of your work
     
  14. A form of abstract/Bauhaus is my usual route but decided to take a different road if only for a change. I hate conceptual art and so thought give it a whirl. Quite fun to be honest.......and I still dislike it.

    Street art wise I would love to do something either with a sense of 'what?' about it or something so spectacularly large and imposing people couldn't just walk by.

    Who knows?
     
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  15. And a local art group I paint with were saying 'conceptualism is the death of art' which got me thinking. Some examples from a possible exhibition this year 'The death of art'

    The death of paint

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    The death of the paintbrush (turn 90 degree)

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    All very tongue in cheek and I do prefer to use brushes and paint. Away from home this moment and no photos of my usual work but see what I can do when home next week
     
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