Category Archives: Misc Art

Bowls and Cats

My pottery classes are finished and here’s the final results. I didn’t quite manage to make a Zelda pot, but some of my bowls turned out okay. I guess I can use some of them for snacks.

I’m not very happy with the figures though. Making them bigger would have made them a lot easier to paint neatly (the tallest are about 2 inches). Also you really need some practice with the glazes to see how they turn out, as only the black came out as thick as I wanted.

I’d like to try using coloured clay at some point to make figures again. I think skipping the step of painting might lead to better results for me.
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Armos Mosaic

Here’s my first ever mosaic: It’s an Armos from Zelda!

Turns out my amazing idea of doing pixel art backfired a bit when I realised that the tiles were actually a bit too big, and now you can’t really see the design unless you’re standing a few metres away. Oh well.

Mosaics get my approval. Making them is relaxing and there’s not a lot that can go horribly wrong.

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Pottery Stuff

Hey guys, here’s the result of my first few pottery classes.
I’ve basically made myself some Halloween decorations!

I’m not a big fan of this medium so far. It just feels too imprecise for me.
There’s no way of knowing exactly how the glaze/paint will turn out, even if you’re experienced with it, making painted details very tricky. One has to stick to more abstract designs to make the most of it I think. Maybe I just need to play around with it more and see what works for me.
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Fused Glass Cats

Hey guys, I finished my fused glass classes and this is the final stuff I made.
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, only thing I might have changed was to make their eyes translucent. Everyone else in the class was making many quick projects, I just spent around 9 hours making these small cats instead. I bet if I did them again it would be 3 times faster.

If you go back a few posts you can also see some coasters I made earlier.
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Fused Glass

Hey guys, I made some things out of fused glass.

A photo doesn’t really show off how shiny they are, so I’ll just say that they’re very shiny.
There’s a bit of trial and error involved – some glass changes colors when cooked, and some colors melt more than others, so you don’t always get what you expect. And cutting glass is tricky, if you do it wrong you can’t fix it.

The blue one turned out super smooth, some of the others less so. They’re supposed to be coasters but they may be a bit slippery and wobbly for that.

As my hobby turned into a grindy job, I’m looking for other creative things to do.
So I’ve signed up for all the arts and crafts workshops – more stuff to come later.
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Cintiq Practice

I upgraded my old Bamboo Fun tablet and got a Cintiq 13HD!

It was incredibly awkward to use at first, as expected, but I’ve started to get used to it after only a few hours, so that’s a good start. It feels weird going back to a more natural style of drawing again. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have your hand blocking your drawing, and it’s a shame that the resolution doesn’t match my monitor (I wasn’t ready to splash on the super expensive QHD one). But we’ll see how it goes. I’ll give it a few weeks and let you guys know if it was worth getting or if it’s just an expensive toy.

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