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Some Paintings I Did

Discussion in 'Fantasy Art' started by neodoering, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. neodoering

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    Been looking at other people's art posted in this forum, and I thought I'd respond with some of my own.

    I have created an illustrated novel with calligraphy, illuminations, astronomical signs, and paintings. Here are a couple of pieces of art from the novel, for your viewing pleasure:

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    This is the mother of the main character.

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    This is the main character in his role as storyteller in training.

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    An illumination of a wasp.

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    An illumination of a maize plant.

    The style takes after the painted pottery of the Maya Indians of Central America. The entire illuminated book is available as a set of pdf files, for free, at: http://www.rdoering.com/temples.html. There's lots more art in this vein, within.
     
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    Very good, have you applied them to objects or just digital / paper?
     
  3. neodoering

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    Not Sure What You Mean

    Writer;
    What do you mean by "applied them to objects?" I put these images in a book along with hundreds of other images and made them into PDF files that you can download and read for your enjoyment. I'm currently trying to figure out if I can made a paper book out of my electronic book, but there are a LOT of technical issues to resolve, and it's going to take months to resolve this problem.
     
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    These will look good on pottery, lamps, etc for effect, hence I was asking if you tried to apply them there.
     
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    How Would I Apply These Paintings to a Mug?

    Writer;
    Is there some company out there that will apply TIFF files or EPS files, etc. to a mug or a postcard, for a few bucks? I have seen cartoons on the side of coffee mugs, but I have never looked into doing this for my own work. Spill!
     
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    The people featured in the paintings in the OP are Maya Indians, which is why they're brown. The Maya themselves picked this color. The main resource I used for ideas, colors, and style was the book Painting the Maya Universe by Dorie Reents-Budet, which is an exploration of Maya ceramic painting of ancient times. The artwork was so beautiful that I decided to learn the style and render these incredible people back to life again.
     

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