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The Storyteller: Frame 3 by Pen-umbra
The Storyteller: Frame 3
A close up of the left frame of The Storyteller. You can see the full piece in my gallery, and I will happily post a link as soon as I figure out how... :/

This frame shows the constellations of Hercules, Corona Borealis, Cygnus, Scorpio, part of Draco, Lyre, and Ophiuchus. There's also a bear in there that hints at a Milky Way origin story from the Shoshone tribe.

The stars are all made with paper and placed precisely where you would see them in the sky, and are sized according to their magnitudes. The warped lines you see on the bottom layer are the lines of latitude and longitude.

I must mention what a huge help :iconcloutierj: was in making this. Expert knowledge of papers, adhesives and techniques, and she was an absolute lifesaver. At one point in this process, the glue I'd been using reverted to paste in the high humidity of the summer, and my entire project slouched to the bottom of the frame. Jane got me on the right track with a strong, sturdy and flexible adhesive that will now be the only glue I ever use.
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The Storyteller: Frame 2 by Pen-umbra
The Storyteller: Frame 2
A close up of the center frame of The Storyteller. You can see the full piece in my gallery, and I will happily post a link as soon as I figure out how... :/

This frame shows the constellations of Perseus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Cepheus, Aries, Lacerta, Arugia, Lynx, Camelopardalis, part of Gemini, part of Taurus, part of Draco, and literally the tail end of Cygnus.

The stars are all made with paper and placed precisely where you would see them in the sky, and are sized according to their magnitudes. The glittery trail is the Milky Way.

I must mention what a huge help :iconcloutierj: was in making this. Expert knowledge of papers, adhesives and techniques, and she was an absolute lifesaver. At one point in this process, the glue I'd been using reverted to paste in the high humidity of the summer, and my entire project slouched to the bottom of the frame. Jane got me on the right track with a strong, sturdy and flexible adhesive that will now be the only glue I ever use.
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The Storyteller: Frame 1 by Pen-umbra
The Storyteller: Frame 1
A close up of the left frame of The Storyteller. You can see the full piece in my gallery, and I will happily post a link as soon as I figure out how... :/

This frame shows the constellations of Argo Navis (bonus points if--without looking it up--you know the 3 constellations used now), Dorado, Caelum, Columba, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Monceros, Orion, Lepus, part of Gemini, and a small part of Taurus.

The stars are all placed precisely where you would see them in the sky, and are sized according to their magnitudes. The warped lines you see on the bottom layer are the lines of latitude and longitude.

I must mention what a huge help :iconcloutierj: was in making this. Expert knowledge of papers, adhesives and techniques, and she was an absolute lifesaver. At one point in this process, the glue I'd been using reverted to paste in the high humidity of the summer, and my entire project slouched to the bottom of the frame. Jane got me on the right track with a strong, sturdy and flexible adhesive that will now be the only glue I ever use.
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Holding Court by Pen-umbra
Holding Court
Royals--     "And we'll never be royals. It don't run in our blood./That kind of luxe just ain't for us. We crave a different kind of buzz."

A quick fun drawing to try out my new Photoshop brushes!
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I'm hoping there may be some Italian viewers out there who know something about ArtExpo in Milan. It's during the Universal Expo next year and I've been invited to participate as an artist. I don't know much about it, or the area of the city it's in (Mecenate area in Milan), but if anyone on here has heard of it, I'd love to hear from you!

Here's a link to their site: www.artexpo2015.com/

I hope you're all enjoying a lovely November--we're already getting snow here in Michigan!
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I'm hoping there may be some Italian viewers out there who know something about ArtExpo in Milan. It's during the Universal Expo next year and I've been invited to participate as an artist. I don't know much about it, or the area of the city it's in (Mecenate area in Milan), but if anyone on here has heard of it, I'd love to hear from you!

Here's a link to their site: www.artexpo2015.com/

I hope you're all enjoying a lovely November--we're already getting snow here in Michigan!
  • Mood: Zest

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Mairelyn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

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Hope you have a Wonderful Amazing Day Today!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you very much! I especially love the spinning rainbow cake. :)
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Fluenfvard Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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XBumbleBeeFantasyX Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
good work!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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XBumbleBeeFantasyX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Beautiful work! :O
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