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ART BOMB! [Mar. 17th, 2009|12:42 pm]
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The Nanny
Does this look slightly familiar? Oh fine, how about this?


I finished my 24 watercolor portraits series!
I did the final one (above) last night, and recorded the process, while broadcasting it live on Ustream. It went long, because I kept getting distracted, so it lasts for a few videos of the evening's painting adventures, in which I answer a lotta questions from viewers in the chat, babble about my art supplies, and Linney makes a couple of appearances. Also, I ended it, exhausted and slightly tipsy on one drink, playing my uke and shooting the breeze with Nelly.

Thanks so much to those who watched and asked questions and stuff! It was great fun. I hope I'll get to do something similar again, soon!

You can Watch my Videos of the Process here, but I don't blame you if you don't wanna sit around for like four hours and watch my hands accidentally blocking the painting. So, endlessseeker very kindly took some screencaps of the broadcast, so you can check those out on this Flickr set!

Today I scanned all the paintings. I'll probably make a very small run of prints of these, and sell a few at conventions, and a few online. Please let me know what you think of my little project, and I'm very open to suggestions on my next series of portraits (though it might not happen for a while).

Here they all are, folks!

24 Portraits


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Also on my Flickr account, I took a few minutes to note-up a photo of my staple art supplies.
Check it out, here!

But Linney was mad not to have been included, essential as she is to my art-making process, so here's photo of my COMPLETE collection of art supplies:

A picture without moi?


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This is the song of the week, for me. GAWD I love Loudon Wainwright III.
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[User Picture]From: shamzmam
2009-03-17 05:57 pm (UTC)

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They're all really fantastic! There are several I'd love to buy. How big were you thinking about making the prints?

These seem like they'd work really well as larger wall-sized prints, and also as postcards.
[User Picture]From: self_nemesis
2009-03-17 05:58 pm (UTC)

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Yay! Especially loved the Mulder/Scully one.
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2009-03-17 06:06 pm (UTC)

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Yes, but she never became a jedi knight.
Don't EVEN with me.
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[User Picture]From: uniformgrey
2009-03-17 06:04 pm (UTC)

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It was really great getting to watch your process! And thank Linney for the excellent ustream-assisting too.
The portrait of The Nanny turned out great by the way - the colours really pop.

I'd love to catch you on ustream again!

Also it worked out well having your friend Nelly there to help read out questions so that you could work - it kept the atmosphere nice and light.

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[User Picture]From: studiojfish
2009-03-17 06:06 pm (UTC)

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That is, hands down, the best studio space picture I have ever seen in my entire life!
[User Picture]From: tony_dot_bmp
2009-03-17 06:17 pm (UTC)

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That is one of the best kinds of bombs.

Thanks for the informational things, labeled flickrs and videos and all. I am so glad you recorded and archived those(bummed I won't be able to watch them for a while).
[User Picture]From: planetary_kiwi
2009-03-17 06:17 pm (UTC)

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The way you rendered all 24 portraits in your distinctive style is incredible! Your Ustream was so entertaining to watch - I didn't end up doing my homework, but don't regret it in the slightest
[User Picture]From: sandor_baci
2009-03-17 06:27 pm (UTC)

Astounding

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And remarkably disturbing. I'll re-visit these.
[User Picture]From: chasinghouse
2009-03-17 06:31 pm (UTC)

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That was such a great and helpful video. Thanks Lucy!!
[User Picture]From: quirkybird
2009-03-17 06:33 pm (UTC)

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wooo yay portraits! Oh man the Wilde one is beautimous. Heart.

Nertz, the part of the videocast that's missing is the part where I was taking the bus home. I will never learn your devilish wash process! You've escaped this time, Knisley!
[User Picture]From: quirkybird
2009-03-17 06:36 pm (UTC)

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Wait, it's there!

I will now cry on your lap.
[User Picture]From: usagi_moon
2009-03-17 06:34 pm (UTC)

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omg! The Nanny! i loved that show sooooo much!

They have it in Mexico too, oh how I wish the Spanish networks would bring it here.

But yeah, and btw. Your portraits are beautiful! I love your SHaun of the Dead one too! these are all brilliant. wow. And your supplies. wow.

I want you to knwo your hard work is admired here in California! :D


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[User Picture]From: topknot_forever
2009-03-17 06:51 pm (UTC)

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Siiiiiiick.
[User Picture]From: callmesyd
2009-03-17 06:57 pm (UTC)

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I may have to acquire a print of the KITH one. Look at Bruce's poor bike. WHO STEALS A FRONT TIRE?
[User Picture]From: skidmarksteve
2009-03-17 06:58 pm (UTC)

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Please let us know when you plan to sell the prints.
[User Picture]From: mudron
2009-03-17 06:59 pm (UTC)

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I'd kill for a print of the Mario Twins and The Kids in the Hall, among others. These ALL look fucking gorgeous, though.
[User Picture]From: say_it_with_pie
2009-03-17 07:29 pm (UTC)

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Aaaaaaahaha! I love The Nanny. I Tivo it. Thank you so much.
[User Picture]From: vinylqueen12
2009-03-17 07:30 pm (UTC)

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God, the prints are amazing!

I particularly love Batman and Robin, especially Robin's martini! They're all wonderful!
[User Picture]From: innocentsmith
2009-03-17 07:44 pm (UTC)

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*squees helplessly at the J&W and X-Files portraits*
[User Picture]From: mxdp
2009-03-17 08:46 pm (UTC)

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Wilde, Jeeves & Wooster, House, Hannibal,...

I think I love you. :)
[User Picture]From: daleof
2009-03-17 09:15 pm (UTC)

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These are so great! You put me to shame with the rate you cranked those out! If you're still taking suggestions might I suggest the Monty Python crew, or maybe Jimmy Corrigan or the Mighty Boosh. Gahhh! There are just so many I want to see you dooooooo!
[User Picture]From: nabbit
2009-03-17 09:39 pm (UTC)

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Hi Lucy
It's great to se the tools you use and read about the paper you use. So I can see lots of familiar pens: PITT brush pens and the loveley Pentel brush pen too. Plus I've got a white-out pen just like that, It's like you've raided my desk!
But one other thing I'm a bit obsessive about is paper sizes. How big do you draw?
[User Picture]From: 9mmed
2009-03-17 09:39 pm (UTC)

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LOVE the portraits, Lucy! They remind me of the Ryder Tarot card series, which I can stare at for hours even to this day.
[User Picture]From: chrisschweizer
2009-03-17 09:56 pm (UTC)

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I hope you put these together in a book. I'd love to get one.
[User Picture]From: joedecie
2009-03-17 10:50 pm (UTC)

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I was eyeing up some of those Dr. Ph Martin's paints today...
[User Picture]From: aintmagicgrand
2009-03-17 10:58 pm (UTC)

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Ustream was so much fun last night. I was 'lazyhazycrazy' there. I definitely look forward to your next recordings!

I would totally buy prints. I love them all, but I would probably buy the Nanny one just because I love that I saw its whole process. :)
[User Picture]From: aintmagicgrand
2009-03-17 11:26 pm (UTC)

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I have to add...

The green hand. :p
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