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New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby Jasper » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:13 pm

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The stencil only took an hour or so to cut and I'm very pleased with the result. As with all my paintings, this piece is for sale in any quantity. Comments are welcome, thanks for looking.
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby Gary Dee » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:02 pm

How about posting it here? Then we don't have to go back and forth.
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby SharsArt » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:11 pm

Jasper,

I really like this piece. A very creative concept . . . using the bar code which has all the identifying information (likewise, individual zebra's are uniquely identifiable by their stripes). Like a snowflake, no two are exactly alike. The zebra itself is an interesting subject which really works well for this piece... it is known for it's 'stubborness,' (much like a mule), yet it is portrayed in a clearly 'black & white" scheme (encompassing the extremes."

As a critique, the only distraction I see is that there is some 'overspray' present that drags at the viewers' eye. Perhaps, using a different stencil material, or a higher mask would eliminate this slight problem.

Overall, count me a 'fan' of this work... good job!

Hope I've helped. :D
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby lookingatthebigsky » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:41 am

Very clever. Barcode meets Zebra.
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby Gary Dee » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:18 am

I agree with Sharla about the 'overspray'. It takes away from an otherwise outstanding piece of art. The concept is brilliant with the 'bar code'. (Seems everything has one these days.)
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby sorinapostolescu » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:50 am

Hi,

Very interesting! :wink: :o
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby Jasper » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:25 pm

Thanks for the feedback everybody. Yes, overspray is a limitation of stencil artwork, the only ways I know of to eliminate it completely are to cut the stencil out of cardboard (a big pain for small pieces) or use a spray adhesive to attach the stencil to whatever you're spraying on (dramatically decreasing the lifespan of a stencil). For me it's a small price to pay though. Thanks again for the comments people!
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby SharsArt » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:47 pm

Jasper wrote:Thanks for the feedback everybody. Yes, overspray is a limitation of stencil artwork, the only ways I know of to eliminate it completely are to cut the stencil out of cardboard (a big pain for small pieces) or use a spray adhesive to attach the stencil to whatever you're spraying on (dramatically decreasing the lifespan of a stencil). For me it's a small price to pay though. Thanks again for the comments people!


Frisket can be a bit pricey, but it's flexible, reuseable, & comes in different amounts of tack. Frisket will outlive many cardboard or cardstock stencils, & they are also repositionable, & see through. One of the great advantages is that they are just thick enough to keep from "fluttering" as long as you spray directly into them, so they virually eliminate 'overspray' & 'under leakage.'

An airbrush trick I use is to 'laminate' or "clear coat' the masks or stencils... makes them last 3 times longer & work 10 times better!

Hope I've helped. :D
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby UltraParadise » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:07 pm

Interesting! :)
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Re: New Painting: Zebra Code

Postby Jasper » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:17 am

SharsArt wrote:Frisket can be a bit pricey, but it's flexible, reuseable, & comes in different amounts of tack. Frisket will outlive many cardboard or cardstock stencils, & they are also repositionable, & see through. One of the great advantages is that they are just thick enough to keep from "fluttering" as long as you spray directly into them, so they virually eliminate 'overspray' & 'under leakage.'

An airbrush trick I use is to 'laminate' or "clear coat' the masks or stencils... makes them last 3 times longer & work 10 times better!

Hope I've helped. :D

Wow I did a quick google search and found that Frisket looks perfect for my purposes! Thank you for the tip, I will definitely be using this stuff for future work.

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