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flac  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 7, 2018


First of all, my first sweater is done!

Really happy with how it turned out, just a smidge short, but that's okay. Already started another sweater, because I'm crazy.

Also, I started painting stuff this weekend. I've never really been good at or liked drawing/painting, but I've been toying with some isometric stuff for the past few weeks, which has been fun. I'm making about 1 room a day, might connect them, might not.

First one:

(The dog is named Sammy)

Not quite as cleanly executed as I'd like, but I like the design of this room. Might make it again sometime.

WIP of the current one.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No avantgarde fashion, then.

It looks good.

flac  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not today, alas. Cutting-edge and cuddly have little overlap.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On the contrary: there has been no progress in cuddly for the last couple of centuries.

Go ahead, then, and make headlines.

flac  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Au contraire:

FirebrandRoaring  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You Canadians and your high quality of life...

lil  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·  

flac isn't Canadian. OR IS HE??

flac  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Close, but no canuck. My dad was born in Newfoundland, though (albeit on an American military base...)

FirebrandRoaring  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I saw the dot-CA domain. I assumed. My bad.

flac  ·  523 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No worries :)

user-inactivated  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm jealous at how you're pretty much amazing at anything you try.

flac  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·  


Thank you.

I'm torn - I feel like I never spend enough time with any of my hobbys to get really good at any one of them (music being the exception, I guess), but I like that I can be sat in just about any room and make SOMETHING I like. I think I very much have "Jack of All Trades, Master of None" syndrome, and I'm at peace with that.

(Also, isometric is easy if you've got a ruler! Most of my family are engineers, so I feel like this sort of thing is baked into me on some level).

steve  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·  

flac's talents (including genuine humility) seem to know no bounds.

_refugee_  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've come back to this pubski to check out these isometric (drawings? paintings?) of yours three times now.

Can you tell me more about them? Both yours specifically (how would it fit together? it's a house clearly/potentially/theoretically, tell me more about the house) and maybe if you could tell me more about the isometric style/technique/school or throw me some wikipedia links. I am very curious, it looks like something that would be fun to try. I would really appreciate hearing more. Thanks!

flac  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In addition to bfv's link, I found this guide pretty informative and straightforward.

I think the best thing to do to get used to drawing in isometric is to get some isometric graph paper, or just print some out(PDF warning), and just draw a shit ton of cubes of varying dimensions. I mostly just searched through until I found something really basic looking, and then I just tried to copy it on graph paper. I also tried to model basic furniture around me - mostly tables and stuff.

Understanding depth in isometric grids is tough, and I mostly just draw lightly with pencil until it looks right. Because it's modeling a 3D space, I find it's pretty easy to see when something is going the wrong direction (granted, it's sometimes less easy to figure out where things ought to be going...).

The only thing you really need to get started is a triangular protractor, which should have a 30 degree angle on one side. If you have a transparent ruler and a better knowledge of geometry than me, then you may already be fine. You just need some way to make 30 degree angles.

I'm planning on doing some more paintings this weekend, I'd be happy to take some pictures along the way and write up a quick visual guide for how I do stuff. There's a bunch of tiny little tricks I've picked up along the way, I'll put them in there.

Generally speaking, I make a cube, then an isometric grid inside of it, both in pencil. I draw some furniture, erase the gridlines, then border everything with a fine black marker. After that I fill in with acrylic paint and some markers. To tell the truth, I know nothing about painting theory, so I just make most object monocromatic, and don't clean my brushes too well. Sometimes it works out well.

I'm not entirely sure yet what these rooms will be - some of them are idealized rooms from my memory, some are rooms I'd like to build some day. I think they're all part of one mansion, big enough that you can sleep in a new room every night. A nice place to visit.

bfv  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·