F C.nick's Sketchbook of Balderdashery
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Balyns like coconut water.

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Balyns like coconut water.

Monday’s Much-loved Works of Art:



 “The company of Captain Reinier Reael and Lieutenant Cornelis Michielsz Blaeuw (The Meagre Company)” (633-1637) by Frans Hals & Pieter Codde

Monday’s Much-loved Works of Art:

The company of Captain Reinier Reael and Lieutenant Cornelis Michielsz Blaeuw (The Meagre Company)” (633-1637) by Frans Hals & Pieter Codde

Art Term of the Week

Paper Sculpture:

A paper sculpture is a sculpture made almost completely out of paper. Different weights of paper are used with heavier more sturdy kinds usually being used for bigger structures. Paper sculptures are mainly constructed by cutting, shaping, and folding the materials to create three-dimensional form. Glue and tape are used as adhesives to hold sections together, though thread is sometimes used, and wire can be used to support the structure.

“Statue of St Aidan, Lindisfarne Priory” (Date: ?) by Unkown. Today (August 31st) Aidan of Lindisfarne’s feast day. 



Picture by mattphotos (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]. Posted via Wikimedia Commons

Statue of St Aidan, Lindisfarne Priory” (Date: ?) by Unkown. Today (August 31st) Aidan of Lindisfarne’s feast day.

Picture by mattphotos (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]. Posted via Wikimedia Commons

“Bust of Caligula at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen” (Date: ?) by Unkown. Caligula was born August 31st, 12AD 



Picture by Louis le Grand (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.htm ) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]. Posted via Wikimedia Commons.

Bust of Caligula at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen” (Date: ?) by Unkown. Caligula was born August 31st, 12AD

Picture by Louis le Grand (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.htm ) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]. Posted via Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday Sketch: 



Frankenstein’s Monster (Work in Progress), C.nick, 2014, Graphite, 5.5 X 8.5 





Today is Frankenstein Day celebrating the fact that Mary Shelley was born on August 30th, 1797. So to celebrate this day I did a portrait of my take on Frankenstein’s monster.

Saturday Sketch:

Frankenstein’s Monster (Work in Progress), C.nick, 2014, Graphite, 5.5 X 8.5 

Today is Frankenstein Day celebrating the fact that Mary Shelley was born on August 30th, 1797. So to celebrate this day I did a portrait of my take on Frankenstein’s monster.

“Equestrian portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki” (1781) by Jacques-Louis David, who was born August 30th, 1748.

Equestrian portrait of Stanisław Kostka Potocki” (1781) by Jacques-Louis David, who was born August 30th, 1748.

“Sunny Day” (1876) by Isaac Levitan, who was born August 30th, 1860.

Sunny Day” (1876) by Isaac Levitan, who was born August 30th, 1860.

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Lovely day for a picnic! But then everyday is a lovely day for picnic as long as there’s potato salad and chips and watermelon and sandwiches and… FOOD!

hero-confined-in-a-corgi-body:

Lovely day for a picnic! But then everyday is a lovely day for picnic as long as there’s potato salad and chips and watermelon and sandwiches and… FOOD!

Friday’s Finished Piece:



“Keen”, C.nick, 2014, Oil Pastels, 5.5 X 8.5



This is how it turned out. I like it, especially it’s sense of motion. When I melted the pastels they stuck to the page in one glob and dried instantaneously. Though for all of that this turned out better than I thought it was going to. But if anyone knows how to make oil pastels more like a paint consistency without them drying so quickly I would totally revere your artsy knowledge. Please any ideas?

Friday’s Finished Piece:

“Keen”, C.nick, 2014, Oil Pastels, 5.5 X 8.5

This is how it turned out. I like it, especially it’s sense of motion. When I melted the pastels they stuck to the page in one glob and dried instantaneously. Though for all of that this turned out better than I thought it was going to. But if anyone knows how to make oil pastels more like a paint consistency without them drying so quickly I would totally revere your artsy knowledge. Please any ideas?