The Santa Signal

Every year on Dec. 24th the Santa Signal calls Kris to duty!
So a lens fell out of my glasses this week. I'm a cheap frugal sort of fellow and am waiting for my insurance benefits from the day job to renew after January 1st to get new ones. Since I'm on vacation this week, I ought to be able to live without them for a few days, right? Except that now everyone can see through my disguise and recognize me as Titan Buff, saver of damzels in the dresses. So that, and the fact that The Artistic Biker Live! webcast fell on the Thursday before Christmas inspired this week's page: The Santa Signal.

See the ustream broadcast (2 hours) here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19325739
See the 6 minute YouTube version, complete with me and the family singing The Twelve Days of Christmas (Boy2's public singing debut!) here: Art Journal The Santa Signal

This week's featured artists were:
+Darcy Wilkinson http://art-and-sole.blogspot.com/2011/12/52-pages-2011_19.html
@threedot(twitter) http://twitpic.com/7w3624
+jay the viking t.co/pVZzkxw

This week's in chat links were:

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Timeless
http://art-and-sole.blogspot.com/
http://www.theamplegoddess.com
http://eveline-timeless.blogspot.com/
http://moon-light-creations.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1617235@N23/
http://www.youtube.com/user/EvelineUK?feature=guide
http://www.flickr.com/photos/timeless-etsy/
http://inkiwell.blogspot.com/
http://www.comfortableshoesstudio.com/
http://www.auslorri.blogspot.com
http://www.flickr.com/groups/scrappindipity/
http://artjournaling.ning.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/juriaan13?feature=guide
http://ikerrilove.blogspot.com/
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/comfortableshoes/3/1/0/
http://www.artisticbiker.com/
http://art-and-sole.blogspot.com/
http://www.artisticbiker.com/newsletter/
http://www.facebook.com/OasisGalleryOK

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In album art journal pages (1 photo)

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Art Journal Holiday Diets

Diets are freaking POINTLESS during the holidays. People will for just OUT OF THE BLUE bring a spiced bread or home made fudge or bag of candy coated chocolate covered cherries… So I journaled about it. :)

The Ustream blew a breaker 20 minutes in, so there is a part I (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19170588) and a part II (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19170865) if you wish to see the two hour show in it's entirety.
The 7 minute You Tube version is available here: Art Journal Holiday Diets

This week's What's On Your Easel featured artists were:
@threedot http://t.co/xxAwRrB
+Eveline Hessels bit.ly/ut4Anv bit.ly/tJabq3
+Darcy Wilkinson http://t.co/NKhKARG
+Kerri Love http://t.co/92YH4FC
+Leslie Herger http://t.co/SEv55Ox
(Leslie has a whole series of videos about her automatic drawings you can find on her website here: http://t.co/EJPy4gA )
+jay the viking http://t.co/AAXQOKh
@carolbinokc http://t.co/AvY1D0s
Bill Flowers http://www.redbubble.com/people/snakeartist/works/8211985-catwoman-and-the-coachwhip
+Deina McIntosh http://www.flickr.com/photos/glimmermoonstone/6502340799/in/photostream

The week's In Chat Links were:

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Timeless
http://art-and-sole.blogspot.com/
http://www.theamplegoddess.com
http://eveline-timeless.blogspot.com/
http://moon-light-creations.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1617235@N23/
http://www.youtube.com/user/EvelineUK?feature=guide
http://www.flickr.com/photos/timeless-etsy/
http://inkiwell.blogspot.com/
http://www.comfortableshoesstudio.com/
http://www.auslorri.blogspot.com
http://www.flickr.com/groups/scrappindipity/
http://artjournaling.ning.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/juriaan13?feature=guide
http://ikerrilove.blogspot.com/
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/comfortableshoes/3/1/0/
http://www.artisticbiker.com/
http://www.artisticbiker.com/newsletter/
http://www.facebook.com/OasisGalleryOK

Whew. That's it for this week. Be sure and tune in next week to The Artistic Biker Live! Same Artistic Biker Time, same Artistic Biker channel!
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-artistic-biker Thursday nights from 6-8p Central.

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New Stuffs!

So, since I was SO incredibly happy with my waterbrush filled with ink, I decided to try it with a whole series of pigmented inks. I bought the primaries and secondaries of Dr. Ph Martin's Bomby pigmented India inks (http://www.cheapjoes.com/cat/5670/)

Of course, before I can do anything else with them, I have to experiment to find out how they can be used. :) I'll post the results when I'm done, and I'll most DEFINITELY talk about the process on The Artistic Biker Live! Thursday night at 6p Central: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-artistic-biker

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In album Shots from the studio (3 photos)

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Daddy-Daughter Breakfast 17DEC2011

Girl2 and I have simplified breakfast into sharing whatever whoever decides first wants. For instance, if I wake up knowing I want eggs, we share eggs. If she wants pancakes first, that's what we get. Then we sketch while we wait on the food. This week, she wanted me to sketch her. So I did.

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In album Daddy/Daughter Breakfast (2 photos)

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Drawing Class in Perspective!

Watch the class here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19129250
Get the Login info here: http://eepurl.com/hKQe-/

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Perspective is one of those subjects that you could talk about and study for years, but I only had an hour so I just hit the highlights. However, I covered a LOT of information fast and furious in out little one hour session. I discussed when and how to use simple up close perspective VS. two point. I discussed using the basic knowledge of perspective to block in your subject so you can spend more time on the details. Finally I illustrate how perspective plays a part in figure drawing and still lifes as well as landscapes.

For other classes please visit The Classroom here: http://www.artisticbiker.com/category/ppp/

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