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Eclectic_Asylum
01-23-2008, 05:30 PM
I thought money would make an interesting surface to use pastel on...it is paper afterall. Unfortunately it's terrible...no texture and way to smooth but I tried it anyhow.

I filmed the WIP and put it on YouTube...
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3168387A588CB5E7

Used a mix and match of soft pastel brands for this to get the right colors.. Terry Ludwig for one of the lights, Sennelier for another light but less opaquem and Schminke for the dark.

Here's an example but I ended up doing all of the candidates. You can see them on YouTube
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2008/78585-jml.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2008/78585-jmc.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2008/78585-hcl.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2008/78585-hcc.jpg

Jason

Colorix
01-23-2008, 05:53 PM
Hi Jason, fun idea! Now you know exactly what your paintings are worth! :-D

Very good likeness of Hilary, the only one I recognise. Good drawing skills!

You'd make a success as a political artist in my country.

amandanator
01-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Jason, great likeness of McCain and Clinton! Though Hillary might not like all those crowsfeet. :lol: Since its money, you should do one of Alan Greenspan too! :)


Mandy

AliciaS
01-23-2008, 06:49 PM
I vote for Hillary!

bchlvr
01-23-2008, 07:35 PM
Especially well done!

Bringer
01-23-2008, 08:17 PM
Hi Jason,

Checked one of your vids.
Great work.
I got a recent post on my blog with a video about a company who provides street painting events. Take a look.

Kind regards,

Josť

*Violet*
01-23-2008, 08:23 PM
i don't know if this is a very good idea ... i believe it's against the law to deface money .... i wouldn't take such a chance ....

edit ... http://www.moneyfactory.gov/document.cfm/18/104

mrking
01-23-2008, 08:50 PM
hehe, cool. Been a subscriber to your channel for a long time now. I expect nothing less. :D

Deborah Secor
01-23-2008, 11:53 PM
i don't know if this is a very good idea ... i believe it's against the law to deface money .... i wouldn't take such a chance ....

edit ... http://www.moneyfactory.gov/document.cfm/18/104

Golly, this was my first thought, too, since way back in the days when I did lithography and photo-litho we were warned up one side and down the other about all this stuff. You might have to raise your prices some if you're gonna have to pay a $100 fine for each one--or all that jail time.

But I assume that you'll use simple photcopies next time, nothing high quality, and printed on paper that has more tooth.

All that gar-bazhe aside, LOVE the whole statement, and your execution is right on! Hillary looks good in green.

Deborah

PeggyB
01-24-2008, 12:24 AM
Amazing! Love the concept, and your execution thereof. I can even see a faint bit of the dollar image under the portraits in the closeup views. Must be a "statement" in there somewhere.... :lol:

Peggy

binkie
01-24-2008, 02:56 AM
Love the idea. You did a great job on both likenesses.

binkie

Eclectic_Asylum
01-24-2008, 02:33 PM
Thanks everyone. There's no reason to worry about the issue of legality. I doubt anyone will worry about prosecuting it. I'm sure all of you have at one time or another been on vacation and seen a machine that will roll an image into a penny. That is illegal...even the companies that make the machines say it is illegal, but no one has ever prosecuted them. Plus...just the other day at the bank I got a little post it note pad of $100 bills. The law is only prosecuted if defacing or altering the money is meant to change its value or for fraud as in conterfeiting.

Jason

Bringer
01-24-2008, 03:01 PM
...and the dollar is so week these days.....:-)

Kind regards,

Josť

JamieWG
01-24-2008, 04:01 PM
Wow, Jason, for a terrible surface, you sure did an awesome job!

Jamie

charliedawg
01-24-2008, 04:40 PM
On the money!!

Eclectic_Asylum
01-27-2008, 05:44 AM
Wow, Jason, for a terrible surface, you sure did an awesome job!

Thanks....it took some experimenting to make the surface a little more receptive without altering the appearance. I think I went through a whole bundle of new ones from the bank just for the experiments. Good thing money survives a tumble in the washing machine.

Jason

bnoonan
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Hurrah for the creativity of it all!!! Love the likeness of both of them and I can't imagine working on such a smooth surface to obtain this kind of detail.

POSITIVELY SUPERB!!! Now I have to go catch the video version!

Once again my accolades for the fun and joy of it all! Did you consider working on different denominations? Or Monopoly money?

LOL Barb

Tracer
01-27-2008, 06:25 PM
Both likenesses are dead on. Looks like great fun!