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artistfors...
2/5/2009 8:48 AM
...and just a question for you and maybe for all... if suddenly there's no electricity to run that computer of yours. could you still produce enough art and find enough buyers to eat " 3 squares and rest on a cot"?


artistfors...
2/5/2009 8:45 AM
...what you accomplish daily, your dedication, is what makes up the rest of the "body" of an artist. (typo below ("not" vice now).


artistfors...
2/5/2009 8:44 AM
It's now the degree young man, it's what you actually DO with all that talent and knowledge. Talent and knowledge are the "tip of your little finger-"


artistfors...
2/5/2009 8:41 AM
I'm still at it. From my dying hands will they grab my brush... In the four years it took you to graduate I probably completed a couple hundred private commissions.


artistfors...
2/5/2009 8:40 AM
GraphicDeano, I started at 6 painting on my walls and never had the opportunity to "get a degree" in art. I used my hard earned talent to pay for my two other degrees though... and 47 years later...


GraphicDeano
2/5/2009 5:41 AM
How many people on here actually have a degree besides me?


GraphicDeano
2/5/2009 5:37 AM
You should have went with a cleaner design. That's not to say my design is perfect, but you could have got the message across with less effects for greater affect. Good job on the win though.


GraphicDeano
2/5/2009 5:36 AM
Tattoos are spiritual, not evil or devilish. The fade techniques and motion blurs used aren't effective at getting the message across. Less is more my friend.


artistfors...
2/5/2009 5:12 AM
Charles, or anyone with more time on this site than I, please explain the voting aspects to this new member. He's under the impression that contests on Taltopia are peer appraisals.


GraphicDeano
2/5/2009 5:03 AM
Why is everyone voting for Under The Gun?


artistfors...
2/5/2009 4:15 AM
but my MacPlus still works... my biondi iMac, however became a studio lamp after the HD was no longer upgradable, so I gutted it, had a friend fit a piece of frosted glass and wired it for a 60 watt light bulb.


artistfors...
2/5/2009 4:11 AM
I just put that up to exemplify something for Terry, who I admire. (and TT, I wonder what that Lisa would fetch on the open market?) never was lucky enough to see one in action.


artistfors...
2/5/2009 4:07 AM
WeWord, thanks, but really... it's like a '58 Chevy Impala... very classic, nice to look at, but in today's market improbable. I cannot imagine presenting that to an Art Director these days.


Imthinking...
2/4/2009 9:00 PM
It's neat to see how all the pieces come together to create a final design. We all use different techniques and styles to get our end results, that is what makes us artists.


Imthinking...
2/4/2009 9:00 PM
I'm self taught. Started about 10 years ago without a clue and was determined to learn how to use my graphics software. I'm still learning and that is the fun part.


kimstudiok
2/4/2009 6:42 PM
created "No Danger" in Photoshop 2 or 3, no layers. Yea things are so much easier these days, but good design still stands out, and Green Thumb Club is definitely GD.


kimstudiok
2/4/2009 6:42 PM
I am an eccentric old woman and I like to refer to GD in the BC era, before computers. I remember all of the cutting and pasting, stat cameras, photo slides of the actual artwork.


artistfors...
2/4/2009 5:25 PM
And TT remember the MacPlus didn't come out until 1985, six years later...


artistfors...
2/4/2009 5:22 PM
I'm giving a history lesson here. You children (written with respect, just remember I'm a crotchety old man) don't have a clue how easy you have it now with Photoshop or even with that wizz bang graphics tablet I won't win.


artistfors...
2/4/2009 5:17 PM
TT, look at The Green Thumb Club an actual, now antique graphic design specifically shown on television from a 35mm slide.


artistfors...
2/4/2009 5:11 PM
Or tell you what, I'll take off my entry and replace it with an actual TV graphic I did in 1979 (or so) for a Gardening show.


artistfors...
2/4/2009 5:09 PM
like if AFTS (Armed Forces Television Service) needed to inform viewers that Community News was on next, a graphic (for example) like "We meet again" would be on the screen for 30 seconds.


artistfors...
2/4/2009 5:07 PM
no you totally misunderstand, For many many years before character generators came on the scene, TV used slides for prompts...


artistfors...
2/4/2009 1:02 PM
..funny but I used to produce art, photograph it and the 35mm slide would be used as a television graphic....so what was I doing? I still have a whole slide tray of them, all art and type.


artistfors...
2/4/2009 1:01 PM
Ha Ha... losts of Navy Graphics shops had two people... A PhoJo (photojournalist) and a DM (Illustrator/Draftsman).


mammamia23
2/4/2009 8:31 AM
The Navy really got its money's worth out of you, didn't they? Great experience to look back on though I'm sure!


artistfors...
2/4/2009 8:29 AM
You ain't no Old fart! sweetie.... yet! (but I do love your work!) too bad you weren't a little older... I might consider taking Mae West's advice.....


artistfors...
2/4/2009 8:28 AM
Hey KID, I call anyone a kid who was in 3rd grade when I graduated high school (lol), when I did that work in a two man Navy graphics shop all those "jobs" were expected to be performed by one of them-ME!


mammamia23
2/4/2009 8:19 AM
Great discussion on graphic design! It's so easy to miss the point, communication! It can be done without words if the design has pertinent applications, but sometimes the words are the message.


GraphicDeano
2/4/2009 6:14 AM
Hey Charles, it's nice to see that you invited 300 of your friends on to the site and had them vote for you. JK