Friday, October 7, 2011

Abstract Dinosaur for CMOE still a WIP




I'm coming along with my abstract dinosaur that I'm painting for an auction to benefit CMOE (Children's Museum of Evansville). I've got several hours in on it so far and I've got quite a few more I think. There was lots of intricate work that has got my neck muscles screaming and my eyes crossing! I've got more shading to do and I'm going to do something a little special to it that you're gonna have to wait to find out what it is ;)

All the paint except the black is metallic. The pictures aren't picking up on that much, but I really like the effect. I'm fairly happy with the way it's looking but you know how it is, things are always just a little different in your head. Well, my head at least.


I know I'm getting off subject here, but did anyone catch that new show on FX called "American Horror Story"? Wow. I'm liking what I've seen so far. It was made just like a movie and kept my eyes glued on the TV! Does anyone else think the gimp was the ghost guy that burned his family or possibly the creepy patient of Ben's? Freaky! I love it! They've picked a great cast, with Jessica Lange playing a great role (as usual) and eye candy Dylan McDermott with semi nude scenes (which doesn't offend me in the least!) since he basically looks like Michelangelo's David. It's not for kids at all, but if you love a good scare, I think this will fit the bill. It comes on every Wednesday evening.

Does anyone have any advice on going from a 2 column to a 3 column? Blogger has changed so much, that the info I've seen seems outdated now. I want to make my own header and possibly background. Any help or links would be appreciated =)

Happy Paint Party Friday gang! Visit all the artists as you can...
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21 comments:

  1. Hi Jaime! What a great dinosaur. It's coming out fantastic. I love working on wood as well. It's a beauty. Great job!! I'm not sure how to do a three column page. I think they have one here on Blogger, not sure though. Good luck. Have a great weekend and great work again.

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  2. The dinosaur is looking awesome!

    Blogger has some new customization tools, in the template designer there is a layout tab that has several different column layouts to choose from. You can even easily change with widths now. Maybe that will work for what you have in mind.

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. I am LOVING your dinosaur; he looks fantastic! They are so lucky to have you doing this for them!
    I'll have to check out that show, our fave shows on SyFy just had all their finales, so our tv sched (lol, I admit, we're regular tv-ers ;)) has a lot of holes in it.......
    When I went to a three column, I used an on line tutorial, but I think Sharon of Plumrose Lane has a current tutorial for it.
    xo
    Stephanie
    P.S. I haven't replied to your comment on my blog post yet, but I wanted to let you know how much it meant to me.

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  4. This is coming along great! Love all of the details...so fun! POP ART MINIS

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  5. He just keeps getting cuter and cuter! He must be amazing in person with all the metallic shiny goodness.

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  6. Awesome dinosaur! Good for you ~ Most important job in the world 'being a Mommy and our society doesn't reward us appropriately! Glad you are creating and parenting ~ You will be glad you did so ~ Blogger has all kinds of options ~ takes time to play with it to create your blog the way you want it ~ thanks, namaste, (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  7. I love how the dinosaur is progressing, so great!

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  8. I remember when my neighborhood got overrun with those dinosaur piggy banks! They are so darn cute... but I dont think I've ever seen such a fun one before!!

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  9. Your dinosaur is SUPER cute!!! Can't wait to see the surprise. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  10. This is fantastic...what a magical piece...xxx

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  11. Your dinosaur is wonderful, he looks very cool. That must have been so much fun creating him.
    Blogger has options for three columns in the template designer, and it shouldn't be too complicated.

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  12. The dinosaur is CUTE! Happy PPF!

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  13. He's not done? I think he looks great!

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  14. Your dinosaur is great already! I love the view where you can really see his feet - so, so cool :)
    (I love the colors you're using too!)

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. For my blog I just used one of their 3 column templates and put in a custom header.

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  15. Oh yeah, he just keeps getting better and better! Awesomely cool !!!!! Deb

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  16. The dinosaur is looking great. What a wonderful project to be a part of!
    -Brandy

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  17. Your Dino is looking fantastic. I love how you've done his scales and especially his feet.

    As far as changing your blog goes. If you go to the template designer There are plenty of options to have a play with. The best thing is that you can Pre-view any changes you want to make before committing to them. Nothing changes until you want it to. I'm far from an expert though, and I always look through Blogger Help and forums if I'm not sure.

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  18. Your dinosaur looks SOOOO cool, Jaime! Love it so far. You should definitely think on a three column layout. There are all these new options here on blogger. And you can create your own layout, which is what my hubby did for me, that you can upload. I know you will come up with a fabulous header!

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  19. What a fabulous dinosaur! He will be a great hit at CMOE!!

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I love it that you are wanting to comment but please know that I have moved my current blog (this is the old host). You can now find me at www.jaimehaney.com/blog and leave a comment there. This very same post is on there, as I have picked up the whole kit and kaboodle and moved it. I hope to see you! Please come by and say howdy!

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