The Art of Grog

Stuff that just doesn't fit anywhere else. (As if our other threads don't run off topic already.)
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The Art of Grog

Postby Uri » Wed May 03, 2006 4:53 am

I'd like to start a thread showcasing the artistic talents, or lack thereof, of Groggers.

I can't draw worth a shit, but I do enjoy taking photos. I know a lot of people put artwork in their journals, but then you have to wade through pages and pages of "feelings", so I figured I'd put it here.

I'll put the pictures in the thread for now, but I don't know if Lightfeather would just prefer that we post links. If so, let me know and I'll change it.

I'm also somewhat of a camera collector, I have about 15 or so, I think, but I haven't used them all by any stretch, though I would like to. Here a few from the three cameras I use most. (No digital, ever, except for snapshots, etc. for the sake of convenience.)

First, a Hasselblad: I love this camera, it's from 1973, and probably one of the best Medium Format cameras ever made. New, they are quite expensive, probably 4000+ for the body, lens, and other accessories, but thanks to the digital craze and careful ebay shopping, I put together mine for about a grand. The shitty scans don't do the image quality justice AT ALL.

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A Holga: Also a medium format, this one is made in China and costs about 20 bucks. It has a plastic lens and one shutter speed. You can certainly see the utter lack of quality in the photos it takes, but I think it's endearing.

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And a Nikon F4 with a macro lens: My first "real" camera, I've had it since I was about 16. I like using medium format much more, but there's no way in hell I can afford another lens for my hasselblad, so I use this camera for nighttime photography, macros, and the like.

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I have loads more I'd like to get feedback on, but first I want to see if people think these threads will get too big with multiple photos, if I should link to external sources, etc.

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Postby Pax » Wed May 03, 2006 5:30 am

Nice, I wish I had anything half as decent but the closest I've come to art was the Art 300 class I had to take for my bachelor's. Here's some of my photography from that class though (oh if only I had a scanner), sorry if they're a bit blurry. ;)

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Postby Baile » Wed May 03, 2006 5:55 am

I sure enjoyed this photo album so far.

My husband is like you Uri, has about 15 cameras and takes awesome photos. He doesn't have the eye of what to capture but I do and he says it is so much fun to follow me because everything I point out means he has to switch either the camera or lenses to capture what I see.

Keep it up folks.
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Postby dcazman » Wed May 03, 2006 5:58 am

In order for me to add anything to this thread it would have to be called Retart art of Grog. Besides that way cool idea and nice stuff.
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Postby Marcallo » Wed May 03, 2006 6:17 am

I've posted my "artwork" in the past you can look for a thread called Marcallo's artwork and there's a bunch of stuff in it. Also in my journal I have some before and after pictures of antique light fixtures I've restored since that's what i do for a living.
Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen it's true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"...

...and I'll look down, and whisper "no."

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Postby Uri » Wed May 03, 2006 7:41 am

Marcallo wrote:I've posted my "artwork" in the past you can look for a thread called Marcallo's artwork and there's a bunch of stuff in it. Also in my journal I have some before and after pictures of antique light fixtures I've restored since that's what i do for a living.


I've seen the restoration photos, awesome stuff. I keep looking for more. :)

Pax, great stuff, I love the piano photo especially. :)
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Postby phonty » Wed May 03, 2006 8:11 am

This is probably one of my best and favorite photographs I've taken.

It's a little grainy because I had to scan an old print of it (I'm planning on sending the negatives to Snapfish for redeveloping and archiving).

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Postby Lightfeather » Wed May 03, 2006 10:16 am

Taken in my backyard, early september morning of 2002:

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More garden pictures

Gecko in Kauai - May 2003:

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and a fern:

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Camping at Lassen:

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On the lake at Lassen:

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Postby Niralica » Wed May 03, 2006 10:23 am

OMG its the TAJ!
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Postby Phat.Stack » Wed May 03, 2006 10:40 am

Grats on your second sticky thread Uri.

Might I suggest your next thread to be "The ghey homo fag0rt pink doilies of Grog". That should get you a third sticky.

Maybe one day every single one of your art-fag swissy mangina thread concepts will be a sticky.

I look forward to having an entire page full of Uri homo-ality!

p.s. Nice pictures fag

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Postby skuppy » Wed May 03, 2006 10:40 am

I have a lot of pictures posted over at this thread:
http://www.houseofgrog.com/viewtopic.php?t=5491
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Postby Ember » Wed May 03, 2006 10:55 am

I like scenery, Oregon lends itself to some nice views.

Koosah Falls on the McKenzie River outside of Eugene.

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The McKenzie River a little down stream from Koosah Falls.

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Florence Beach, some birds kindly flew by in a straight line at the right time. :)

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Postby Marcallo » Wed May 03, 2006 11:13 am

At least he contributes, with the exception of lightfeather none of the other stickies are from people who even exist anymore. I will guarentee not more than 7 people even know who Rhi was.
Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen it's true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"...

...and I'll look down, and whisper "no."

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Postby Phat.Stack » Wed May 03, 2006 12:56 pm

Marcallo wrote:At least he contributes


Not to sully this thread, but was that supposed to be an insult (i.e. "Uri contributes, unlike you, Phat.Stack) or just a statement?

Id like to think that my sarcasm isn't completely undetectable. Uri is a gas to joke around with.

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Postby PopnFresh » Wed May 03, 2006 4:10 pm

I thought he explained it pretty well, Phatty. The other stickies in off topic are from Kline, Rhi, and Railgun, and Lightfeather. Out of those, Rhi and Kline don't come to the boards EVER and Railgun is somewhat sporadic.
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Postby Phat.Stack » Wed May 03, 2006 4:42 pm

Since I love to pick things apart, Popn... it was the WAY he brought it up (with the specific quote that I posted) that caused me to simply ask him to clarify.

I could have gone all "waaaaaah Rosa left us!!" and decided that he was implying that I don't contribute, but instead, I just wanted to be sure that I didn't upset him with my "art-faggy" comments.

That and I'm very insecure about my penis size.

I understand that Uri has contributed, hence why he got an extra dose of friendly ribbing, and just wanted to be sure that Marc wasn't somehow taking offence at it.

In the end, I don't really care about it (3 page debate to follow)... but at the time of the post, I felt like analyzing the situation way too much and now its just blown out of proportion. Im confident that this thread will get back to what its supposed to be about, even after my derailing of it.

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Postby Windigo » Wed May 03, 2006 5:57 pm

Some of these are reposts:

Jimmy:
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Doris:
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Audrey:
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Frodo:
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Gollum:
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Random SA goon from a "draw me" thread:
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Random SA goon from a "draw me" thread:
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Random SA goon from a "draw me" thread:
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Random SA goon from a "draw me" thread:
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The only one I've done really recently I'd need to get permission to post.

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Postby Marcallo » Wed May 03, 2006 6:17 pm

Nah Derek got it right, as per usual, Ben you weren't a thought when I posted that. :D
Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen it's true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"...

...and I'll look down, and whisper "no."

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Postby Metostopholes » Wed May 03, 2006 10:48 pm

Oh, so you don't even think about Phat.Stack? UR SO INSENSITIVE!

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Postby Windigo » Thu May 04, 2006 8:10 am

The most recent sketch I've done, of Ember/Rhoa:
<img src="http://www.uselessdrivel.com/wow/kellie_lowres.jpg">

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Postby Screwtape » Thu May 04, 2006 8:18 am

/art envy Windigo

Your art penis is bigger than mine. :( That is some really awesome stuff.
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Postby PopnFresh » Thu May 04, 2006 2:17 pm

I've already complimented your art, Cam, but those laser eyes are friggin sweet. AND it's a Raiders fan. Their fans are crazy enough that I'm willing to bet that's an accurate picture.

If you ever draw me, I'd like to submit a request for super powers.
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Postby SectsDryve » Thu May 04, 2006 6:41 pm

PopnFresh wrote:If you ever draw me, I'd like to submit a request for super powers.


I have a super power request for Deeker. His penis issues rainbows and skittle candies.
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Postby Uri » Fri May 05, 2006 2:20 am

Windigo, that's some great stuff.

And Phat.Stack, Image
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Postby Munki » Fri May 05, 2006 12:38 pm

Most of this can be found in my Journal, but I figured I'd repost some of my favorite stuff...

<a href="http://www.light78.members.sonic.net/art/cuteangelroughcolor.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.light78.members.sonic.net/art/cuteangelroughcolor.jpg" width="600" border="0"></a>

an old signature I did that I liked
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<a href="http://www.light78.members.sonic.net/art/kaibostandcolor.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.light78.members.sonic.net/art/kaibostandcolor.jpg" width="600" border="0"></a>

An odd piece inspired by Meto's NiGHTS pants ...
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I submitted this as fanart for blizz's wow site... I didn't get selected :(
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Pipkin and Magmadar, sittin in a tree...
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All my online RPG persona's, up to CoH. One day I should add in Primate and Pipkin :D
<a href="http://www.light78.members.sonic.net/art/munkiages.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.light78.members.sonic.net/art/munkiages.jpg" width="600" border="0"></a>

Pipkin!
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and my favorite fanart piece I've ever done...
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