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A brief statement of opinion. I have been on #Bluesky for 2 days. It's full of all the big self-promoters like on T.witter. Stolen pictures, Elon, the tone of the conversation is the same as on T.witter. They hope it stays cozy and no Nazis come across. They continue exactly as before and don't even notice. Hopeless.
Artist: #TABBY / #TabbyThis in City: #Hamburg Germany 🇩🇪 2023 - Title: "Umbrella Man" #Art #Streetart #Mastoart #StencilArt )
The picture has nothing to do with the text:
Streetartwall. On a turquoise painted house wall was sprayed / painted mural of a man with umbrella. The man with baseball cap and umbrella in hand, is depicted in black. Under the umbrella, the wall is beige, instead of turquoise.
https://www.tabbythis.com


It took me almost half an hour to come up with this 😅

My new profile picture 📸

#aisdexp #sd #stablediffusion #ai #genart #art

My profile picture, in which a boy standing outside a cave looking at the sky.


title: Russian Atlantic Squadron
artist: Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894
source: National Portrait Gallery
notes: The Frederick Hill Meserve Collection comprises more than five thousand […]
#Art #Design #Museum #Gallery #MastodonArt #MastoArt #Culture #Random
https://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.81.M2399.2
An item from the Smithsonian’s collection listed as “Russian Atlantic Squadron” with the artist listed as Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894.

The museum’s description is:
The Frederick Hill Meserve Collection comprises more than five thousand Civil War-era portrait negatives from the Mathew Brady photography studio in New York City. The collection, which the National Portrait Gallery acquired in 1981, includes portraits of generals, politicians, diplomats, painters, and performers. It also contains depictions of “Human Curiosities” at P. T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York City, that, although highly exploitative, help to document the historical representations of disability in the United States.



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It's October 1st which means it's time to post another dumb phrase that presented itself in my brain and made me make a picture about it. Anyway here you go. Hope it's not too spooky for you.

#Art #MastoArt #Illustration #digitalillustration #hotdog #haunted #spooky

Haunt Dog! Digital illustration of the components of a Chicago-style hot dog floating above a pentagram with candles lit at each star point. The bun has manifested a sharp-toothed mouth and hideous long tongue. Rising just above is the Weiner which now has furious, demonic eyes and improbable angry eyebrows made of yellow mustard, and an ectoplasm of relish rising off its center. Behind is a pickle spear with a toothed mouth. Floating above all that are two devilish tomato slices with horns and tails and two evil bat-like sport peppers flapping around.  Behind it all, rising from the flames of the candles is a demonic apparition with horns and hands raised, seemingly the evil being animating it all. And wrapped around the bottom of the pentagram are the words in raggedy spooky lettering: Haunt Dog. Detail of a Devil Tomato
Detail of the evil hot dog face Detail of a Sport Pepper Bat


Content warning: Eye contact


#swordtember 29-30 Artifact + Hunt & Witch.
Witches were often blamed when times were hard, and some used this to gain power. Witches needed to be careful during such times, not keeping anything on them that might give them away while they tried to heal the sick and tend to the elderly. In an emergency they would use what they had to hand to forge a blade for their or their patient's defence this one was made from spider silk and woven stalks.
According to our records, these two weapons were recovered from a town with only one surviving occupant, a mad priest, who burned hundreds in his quest. He was locked away till he died so that he would never hurt another innocent soul.

#MastoArt #FediArt #swordtember2023 #ttrpg #art #illustration #challenge #ConceptArt #DigitalArt #writing

two swords, one made to look like a witchfinder's pin (with the retractable blade) and the other of woven reads and spiderwebs.


Prompted by an earlier conversation:

Artists! Creatives of Mastodon!

So here's something I really enjoy here - I'm seeing and interacting with loads of creative work from outside of my own specific analogue photography bubble and it's really great for inspiration.

Who is working with different / unusual / interesting mediums?

Lemme see what you do!

I want to hear from the folks who are hand spinning their own bees & stuff like that

#art @Curator


#BadPortraitSunday

My tale of bad portraits over the last 20 years. 💩

As a small excuse, I have a full-time office job and unfortunately have not drawn consistently over time. 😅

#art #mastoart #portrait

Collection of bad drawn and painted portraits of brandkopf over the last 20 years.
2003 is still anime style.
2011 a demon girl with orange skin
2012 some gray guy lit from below
2013 painting with some skin color but very bad hairstyle 
2016 woman with deformed features
2018 frontview of a women which is ok but still chin is much too.
2021 Some pilot buy in side view with good proportions but shading still not sufficient
2023 Oil portrait of an old elb.


Folks! A-Yokai-A-Day for 2023 is here!

In celebration of #Halloween season, I'll be sharing #ayokaiaday each day this month, and I hope you'll join me in reading these tales, and creating or sharing your own yokai artworks!

Today's tale is here: https://matthewmeyer.net/blog/2023/10/01/a-yokai-a-day-how-horikoshi-from-totomi-province-was-infatuated-with-his-daughter-in-law/

#folklore #illustration #art #japan #yokai #妖怪 #mastoart

a draconic serpent coils its body around a young girl in a kimono


Ai Weiwei
In Search of Humanity

Kunsthal Rotterdam is proud to present a large-scale exhibition by one of today’s most prominent artists, the activist, and critic of authoritarian power systems Ai Weiwei.

#China #AiWeiwei #art

https://www.kunsthal.nl/en/plan-your-visit/exhibitions/ai-weiwei/

Ai Weiwei, Illumination (2019), LEGO bricks, 308 × 385 cm, Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio and Lisson Gallery © Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei, Study of Perspective – Tiananmen Square (1995), Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio © Ai Weiwei


View of Highway 1 running through scenic Big Sur, California, USA. The original photograph has been processed with on oil pastel painting effect.

Art Prints here: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-big-sur-road-trip-joseph-s-giacalone.html

#bigsur #california #wallart #art #mastoart


⚪ Mehr... Lieblingsfotos?
🟤 More... Favorite photos?
📷 by Artist: #MasahisaFukase (深瀬 昌久) in Loc.: #Tokyo Japan 🇯🇵 1979 - Title: "Biba! Sasuke" - #Art #Cats #Streetart #Mastoart #PhotoArt #Fotografie #CatsOfMastodon #Photography ➡️ #APhotoLove
Photography. A black and white photo of a dark cat hanging from almost invisible white curtains, at the very top of a window pane. She has her arms and legs outstretched and seems to have discovered something interesting outside in the garden. (By the way, the window next to it is a bit open).
Info: It is the fabulous cat, named "Sasuke, the Second", of the artist, which he photographed for a photo book while hiding, climbing and playing. The cat also accompanied him everywhere on trips until he fell into a coma for 20 years (in 1992) after a fall and died in 2012. Sasuke was about thirteen years old when the accident occurred.


I swore I was just going to read My Beijing by Nie Jun, no more distractions! But then I realized we were on the cusp of #BadBikeFriday & #Caturday and... well...

I painted a bit more, copied out of this beautiful comic

#mastoArt #Watercolor #Watercolour #Art #AmReading #Comic #FanArt #Bookstodon

Watercolor of a green bike with a blue bag attached to the front. It is propped up on a kickstand.
Watercolor of a black cat sitting happily.


Between the profane and the sacred [triptych] (2023).
iPhone camera and digital processing, Polaroid i-Type film emulsion lift on paper.
#photography #photo #art #mastoart #polaroid #filmisnotdead #filmisalive #believeinfilm #filmphotography #emulsionlift
Same bird, three different background colors inspiring different emotions. Polaroid emulsion lift technique.


@LeviKornelsen and here is the rough sketch for the cover of "Saints". In the final the female character is going to wear a musketteer- like unoform and I'd probably have her hat flying away as she turns.
#art #rpgart #saintsoftheemptythrone


Spotted this interesting new mural by Minna Leunig on the side of the Pullman hotel on Little Bourke Street today. I like the swirly animal motif.

#Melbourne #Art #Mural #Animals

Long mural featuring Australian animals depicted in stylised black wrinkly shapes.


Heck yeah, #BadTreeThursday is in full swing! I missed #BadCarWednesday, so hopefully this motorized tricycle makes up for that.

I am #reading My Beijing by Nie Jun, which I used as reference

#mastoArt #Watercolor #Watercolour #Art #Trees #Comic #FanArt

Watercolor & ink of a tree surrounded by a grate. Next to it is a green motorized tricycle with a compartment on the front for a child to ride in.


He helps around his family's plant nursery #furryart #art
Anthropomorphic Akita-Inu wearing an apron and shirt stands behind a counter with a kindly smile in a lush indoor plant nursery


🆕 Artist: #TABBY / #TabbyThis in City: somewhere 🤫 in #Hamburg Germany 🇩🇪 2023 - Title: "Flower Punk" 💐- #Art #Streetart #Mastoart #StencilArt #Photography #Punk #Fotografie #Bildersuche 🔎 #PhotoSearch (please with Artist-Hashtag and Locations)
Streetartwall. On a gray street wall with green ivy vines was sprayed mural of a punk with flower power hairstyle. The punk is depicted in black and white and sideways. His mohawk hairstyle is made of colorful flowers.
Info: The image is stencilart and is sprayed with stencils mostly in various places and often framed or exhibited limited for sale.


Some trees for your #badtreethursday.
These are from a few years ago, during a quiet christmas visit home to #westcork . All the while i was painting these in a field in Lisheen, the local rooks circled over me, first one, then a few, heading back and forth to their nesting site, chattering away to each other, 'oh it's her in the red coat, back to do her drawing is it?, oh right so'. @Curator #art #kidlit
Sketchbook page of a lake landscape with some trees in the midground. Black and brown ink and brush on paper. Using quite naive and rough brushstrokes to help show the hard and cold day that it was
Sketchbook page of trees and bushes. Black ink and brush on paper. Using quite naive and rough brushstrokes to help show the hard and cold day that it was.


⚪ Mehr... Lieblingsfotos?
🟤 More... Favorite photos?
📷 and Art by Artist: #NazarBilyk in Loc.: #Kyiv Peysazhna Alley, Ukraine 🇺🇦 2011 - Title: "Rain" (Detail) - #Art #Streetart #Mastoart #PhotoArt #Sculpture #Rain 💙 #Ukraine 💛 #Kyjiw #Photography #Fotografie ➡️ #APhotoLove
Photography. Color photo of a sculpture. A huge raindrop hangs on the face of a blue male figure looking at the sky. It is a detail shot of an impressive 1,80 meter high sculpture of a standing man made of bronze and glass.
Info: The work has several meanings, among which it represents the delicate relationship of man with nature. Secondly, the inner dialogue of a man in search of meaning. There are 10 copies. One stood or stands in a park in Kyiv.