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    Friday, December 23, 2005

    Illo Friday: Imagine

    with words from
    Marcel Proust

    "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
    "Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature."



    "Only by art can we get outside ourselves, instead of seeing only one world, our own, we see it under multiple forms."



    "If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."


    785 x 520
    MS Paint


    ---
    note: Too late for last week's theme. But i can't let this illo pass without posting. It's just too meaningful and precious to me.

    *.*

    Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    Tool for MS Paint, etc..

    Found something that might be helpful to fellow illustrators. Don't exactly know if its already popular and if im the last one to know it exsisted. lol..

    I am yet to discover (once I have the time) what other features IrfranView has to offer. What i know so far, is it's a freeware graphic viewer with Multiple (animated) GIF support, multimedia player, with editing and effects for different file formats.

    As I am fond of using MS Paint for my Illo Friday contributions, the conversion from Bitmap to Jpeg was bothering me. The original texture was not applied and the output was blurry. Like that of my Blue Illo. I tried uploading my file using its original form but 1Mb+ of space is too much to consume, and too slow to appear. Normally tho, any conversion to gif will disrupt the colors.

    But using Irfranview, I made these following changes (from Bitmap):



    To view the whole piece in it's blurry Jpeg format, click here. For the clear Gif, go to my Blue Illo.

    Noticed anything? lol..


    Oh well, now I have updated the changes, and used a Gif to my post. So time to make a new illo for this week..

    *.*

    Wednesday, December 14, 2005

    scratches of illumina

    she paved the way for brilliance
    as i melt with insignificance
    with eyes and stares shadowing my path
    a slight chill of a passing glitch
    as i turned sideways
    to see nothing.

    as midnight came crawling in the afterworld
    slow as dust with the reposing wind
    as the twilight enraptured within
    placid and longing.

    abet me to forget the pain
    to learn invulnerablility;
    with your mystic grip
    touch me -
    shield the antagonists away
    beneathe the sun's unclouded light
    taking over, conquering.



    wanting to look beyond
    i gaze with drenched eyes
    and came to realize -

    your presence, your beauty,
    will forever remain..
    and in death you still create
    new roads --
    growing, strengthening.

    la nature morte en un peinture...

    you are the still life in my painting,
    in my picture,
    in my eyes..

    in my being.


    -----
    for mom


    note: sorry, no energies to finish my illo for this week..

    *.*

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    self portrait tuesday




    since my other blog need some updates (yeah, and a much needed revamp soon), just visit or take a quick glance at my entry self portrait december: reflective surface. comments are welcome too.

    -----
    note: illo friday contribution up in a few moments. please come back again 8)

    *.*

    Monday, December 05, 2005

    Illo Friday: Blue


            Nepenthe

            tonight i'll launch
            my dreams to sail
            thru still water
            the ripples shall carry
            slow into the night
            slow bending denouement
            changing winds to laughter
            weak raging light.

            tonight the moon
            will cast away
            into deep darkness
            sail beyond the sunset
            buried in the blue
            as it ramifies me
            and all images present
            shall be unseen.

            shall fade away..

    -----
    ne-pen|the (ni-pen'thee) Greek, from ne- not, and penthos grief
    - Something, such as a drink or a drug, capable of making one forget suffering. First mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as a potion capable of erasing all bad memories. By extension, the use of nepenthe today largely reflects the reputed powers of alcohol or drugs to get rid of the memory of one's woes, or have the aftereffect as that of Edgar Allan Poe into writing his poetry >>

    note about the illo: converting to jpeg didnt give the image i originally have on MS Paint. i had some turns in editing to gain the same granulated effect thru picassa, but unsuccessful. and uploading the orig piece is worth 1.37 MB of space. but anyhow, hope you all like it!

    btw, thanks to .. blue is my favorite color too..

    update: the bitmap image is available for viewing. please click here

    latest update: changed the illo to a gif thru Irfan View. its seems better now.. pfew!

    *.*

    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    Illo Friday: Small



    ask myself not to dream
    if this is how i would see
    id rather not sleep
    id rather not slip away



    520 x 740
    MS Paint


    Strange how most religions say that we're the only mortal beings in the universe. If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space...

    *.*






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