Archive for January, 2010

Art in the workplace…

Hey all, this is Chuck.  Here are two boards that I made.  They’re landscape designs around stormwater ponds near neighborhoods outside DC.  The people at the Prince George’s County department of Public Works were blown the eff away, cause they only ever get to see nasty black and white cad drawings. 

The vegetation was drawn freehand over a cad drawing, scanned in, photoshopped for the rendering, then layered over google maps aerials and cad surveys.  This is my artistry in the work place, but more organic projects to come.  Please give me some suggestions for the layouts/renderings as well.  Non-technical critique is as useful as photoshop tips, so all input is welcome, after all, that’s why we’re here.

Peace Ya’ll!


I’m not sure if the images will come through, so excuse my naivete with this interface.  Five minutes ago I was a virgin blogger.


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Hey guys, just mostly finished this illustration. Feel free to crit, comment or whatever.

It illustrates which sub-types of Cholinergic receptors are used by various organs.

The figure, spinal chord, and brain was  rendered in maya 2008 with a ramp shader that becomes transparent as the surface comes perpendicular to the camera; gives it a nice ghosty look. I didn’t model the male figure or the spinal chord; bought them awhile ago from turbosquid.com. I did, however, model the brain and brainstem.

All the other organs I painted in photoshop with an intuos 2 wacom tablet.

All the labeling was done in Illustrator.

Stay tuned for 3d animations of landscape stuff composited with makeshift green screen footage!

-peace out- Alex

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I just got my Etsy page up and running – see it here at http://www.etsy.com/shop/courtneynoonan

I know people who have done well on here, and I really like the community of artists better than the vastness of Ebay. It was really easy to set up, 20 cents to list an item, and you can write little paragraphs about each item. My basic plan is to keep the pieces I do as part of a series together for shows, and then sell the pieces that are somewhat unrelated on Etsy.

If you have an Etsy page or something similar, post it in a comment!

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Some new photos

Even though I am still technically doing painting, lately I have been taking a lot of photos, here are some:

(please give me a crit)

By the way, I live in San Francisco now, attending grad school, San Francisco Art Institute.


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A new start

Courtney says:

Hello all! I’m starting this blog after several conversations with several people and several attempts to get something like this going. This is a community space for our art (and artsy) friends to post pictures of new work for feedback and interest, and to generally feel like our artwork has a place even when we’re waiting for shows and major reviews to happen. I hope this will be a helpful tool for everyone, and I hope we can find time to update often. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you’re all up to, so post pictures of current work whether it is finished or not, little crafty projects that have your attention, snippets of writings, grants or programs that might be helpful to one and all, and any other life updates or personal websites. Feel free to give constructive criticism on the pieces you see and open up the conversation. I will be sending out the password to the blog to a few people that I feel would be able to contribute well, and feel free to pass it on to any trustworthy souls you would like to invite. Keep in mind that you’ll want to sign your name somewhere on your post so we know who is speaking. And hey, maybe someone will notice this blog and give us our big break! But for any sneakeroonies who might think otherwise, note that all work posted on here is copyright 2010 by the author/artist.

I’m going to start us off with one of my most recent pieces that I’m excited about. It hasn’t been fired yet, but it is a white earthenware vessel that has elements of the organic and architectural to it. I like how the piece came together in an altered, yet more restrained fashion than many of my other pieces, and I will likely keep the surface decoration to a minimum so that it doesn’t become overpowering. That said, what do you think? Leave your feedback in the form of a reply! Also, I thought you might be interested in the little studio space I’ve carved out for myself. It’s in my basement, and my camera ran out of batteries before I could take a picture of the HUGE spider on the wall, one of the many things that gives me an excuse to watch tv instead.

Other things in my life right now – just got a new laptop, which I LOVE! Another Toshiba for me and it’s awesome. Also looking in to volunteering with a local horse rescue group. My class for the first semester in teacher certification starts next week, though it’s just a basic literature class. Still, I’m excited to get back into school mode! I’ll keep working at the same time, and also keeping up the art side.

If you’re ready to start your own update, just click “add new post” and git ‘er goin’. Don’t worry about having the perfect thing to share, we’re not fancy here. Personally, I just want to hear from you! Hope you’re all well and you find this dealie helpful. I love you all.

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Where, through the magic of photos and feedback, parked art can become sparked art.

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