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Henry Stahle
02-28-2013, 11:50 PM
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This is a picture of myself, how I look like and what I am thinking of.

Orkhan
02-28-2013, 11:58 PM
was it a cold day?

coops
03-01-2013, 01:05 AM
Ohh yes looks like it was cold, nice painting though:)

Henry Stahle
03-02-2013, 03:24 AM
That day it and I was cold. In December that was. Today a strong gale is blowing from the sea. Sun is shining, the temperature is rising and spring is on its way. So there is hope for life... ;)

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My hand.

pai
03-02-2013, 03:33 AM
the first Bork Bork Bork brings a smile to me, i don't know why but i really like the color you chose and the mood in it. So as that hand of yours, tells a lot. also don't know why. just a feeling of it when i look at the hand :)

damasocl
03-02-2013, 03:37 AM
Your drawings are really stunning!
Congratulations!

Tus dibujos son realmente espectaculares!
Felicitaciones!

Mairzie Dotes
03-02-2013, 10:22 PM
Henry Stahle,
Lost and cold he could be but can't help but take
a shine to this endearing gent. Just love this! ;)

Mairzie Dotes
03-02-2013, 10:44 PM
Henry Stahle,
A striking, masterful illustration of your hand this is. It evokes
strength and creativity ... 'tis the hand of an artist who can
compose music and poetry with a canvas and brush. An
impressive piece! :D

byroncallas
03-02-2013, 10:50 PM
That hand is quite wonderful. Immediately arresting. Terrific.

silvy
03-02-2013, 11:07 PM
Very nice drawings:)
A warm welcome to the forum

Henry Stahle
03-03-2013, 12:49 AM
Pai, damasocl, Mairzie Dotes, byroncallas and Silvy : you are all too kind. I am trying to do my best. That is all. And also remembering that "Drawing is the simpliest way of establishing a vocabulary because it is an instant, personal declaration of what is important". (Mary Goodwin) So I think my hand is important to me. The connection between my emotions, my brain, my hand ond the marks on the paper or canvas, it represents me, myself, I. Thanks again!

Henry Stahle
03-03-2013, 12:55 AM
This skull was painted on paper using my Caran d'Ache Pablo colour pencils and the Staedtler marker pens Stabilo Pen 68, skanned and imported to ArtRage 4 where I added the background using the symmetry tool. I downsized it (80x80 px) in Photoshop and saved it as a 8bit PNG to make it really lightweight (6kb).

copespeak
03-03-2013, 10:05 AM
Totally blown away by your hand! Really well drawn. Love the other painting, but a bit confused about the Bork? :)

screenpainter
03-04-2013, 09:49 AM
Henry, your work is always fine and balanced. Love your textures and the quality of line in the cartoon.
The hand drawing is really exquisite.
I do not know what "bork" means. Is it a Swedish term?

Henry Stahle
03-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Copespeak and Screenpainter,
it is just a reflection on this (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?42715-Perfect-tracing-cloning-tool&p=430110#post430110). I was in a bad state once so I wanted to be removed from the ArtRage forum. I did not want to leave traces behind here or on Facebook or whatever. So "Sweedie" was removed from the social or art forums that I had joined. But I am back and in good health. I use my real name now and not the old I used when I joined in 2006. I like ArtRage and I use it nearly every day. Bork! Bork! :)

copespeak
03-04-2013, 11:20 AM
Welcome back! Hopefully you will enjoy this wonderful forum with renewed enthusiasm. You're a very talented man. :cool:

screenpainter
03-04-2013, 11:22 AM
well, I have not lost track of you Sweedie, or Twaeger thanks to your web page or blog.
glad the rough patches are over and you are able to be Henry now. Welcome back.
I often think of your lovely four seasons calendar and for some reason a black chicken. ;)
You are a very talented artist. Be well and continue with your artwork... Glad you are
feeling better Henry. Look forward to more great tutorials.

pai
03-05-2013, 06:52 PM
yay ! welcome back ! bork bork bork ! i still remember your great seasons calendar you created ! bork !;:D

copespeak
03-05-2013, 09:23 PM
A bit intrigued I looked up 'bork bork', and Wikipedia came up with the Swedish Chef in the Muppets. I used to love that character... probably my favourite. What a lovely memory.

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Caesar
03-05-2013, 10:00 PM
Dear Herr Stahle, welcome and compliments for Your wonderful works!

Henry Stahle
03-05-2013, 11:20 PM
Little boxes in the sky blue sky.

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MichaelEndres
03-05-2013, 11:46 PM
Hello Henry.
I like the box illustration.
It is a pure Illustration and shows what is possible with Artrage. no need for addobe Illustrator.
Cool stuff.

Henry Stahle
03-06-2013, 02:03 AM
Hello Henry. I like the box illustration. It is a pure Illustration and shows what is possible with Artrage. no need for addobe Illustrator.Cool stuff.

I never had Illustrator. I can manage without it. The box was easy to draw using the ruler. The box was then duplicated over and over and moved around (transformed) to create the pattern on two layers. Nice and easy. Thnx for commenting!

Henry Stahle
03-06-2013, 05:21 AM
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This is an hommage to Oscar Reutersvärd who first invented the "Penrose Triangle".
My ArtRage digital drawing is a variation on his original illustration where he used black ink and watercolour on paper.

kenmo
03-06-2013, 06:56 AM
Some very cool images in this thread....

copespeak
03-06-2013, 09:04 AM
I love the negative star shape. :cool:

screenpainter
03-06-2013, 09:36 AM
love the tessellation look of the graphic cubes in little boxes in the sky blue sky and the way the Penrose triangle in yellow boxes in a sky blue sky seems to do an Escher kind of thing where you get a bit lost at the end. great stuff Henry.

Henry Stahle
03-07-2013, 09:17 PM
love the tessellation look of the graphic cubes in little boxes in the sky blue sky and the way the Penrose triangle in yellow boxes in a sky blue sky seems to do an Escher kind of thing where you get a bit lost at the end. great stuff Henry.

Thank you for commenting on my linear drawing stuff. Using the ruler is not usually my cup of tea, just for fun sometimes... Escher was a favourite of mine once and I had posters all over the walls of his great engravings and drawings. A math and art genius he was. Thank you for reminding me of him.

Here is my latest linear drawing called "8 shades and tints of blue", an ArtRage 4 illustration.

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Henry Stahle
03-07-2013, 11:55 PM
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Sir Isaac Newton Colour Wheel. ArtRage 4 illustration. The hue is the pure (true) colour, while shades are percentages of black added to a hue. Tints are percentages of white added to a hue.

Henry Stahle
03-08-2013, 09:40 AM
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First Colour Bloob painting made with ArtRage 4. Just for the colour of it.

eighty+
03-08-2013, 10:40 AM
hi Sweddie Good to see yuh back did you ever get a 90 whatever that is as thats what you were over the Moon about it ??? :D:D:D

byroncallas
03-08-2013, 10:20 PM
Sweedie,
I didn't realize at first this was YOU. Welcome back. Again, the hand is sublime. Your little blobs are perfection. The blocks are instructive, as ever your art always is. The simplest pieces seem to be sources of learning.
Really great to see you back. :)

RobertSWade
03-09-2013, 06:33 AM
SWEEDIE!!!!! Welcome back, old friend.

RobertSWade
03-09-2013, 08:27 AM
The Swedish Chef wanted me to comment, "Bjorgen hjorgen mjorgen fjorgen . Bjork!

Henry Stahle
03-13-2013, 06:43 AM
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This labyrinth was inspired by Piia Seppälä. ArtRage 4 painting.

Henry Stahle
03-13-2013, 09:26 AM
eighty+,byroncallas, RobertSWade, thank you for welcoming me back. And eighty+; no it was not a trip to the Moon, it was a real Deep Dive instead. Real Deep, I tell you: it was all black down there. And cold. But now I see the light and all the colurs again. It is nice to paint and draw and play around on paper and screen. :D

D Akey
03-13-2013, 09:47 AM
eighty+,byroncallas, RobertSWade, thank you for welcoming me back. And eighty+; no it was not a trip to the Moon, it was a real Deep Dive instead. Real Deep, I tell you: it was all black down there. And cold. But now I see the light and all the colurs again. It is nice to paint and draw and play around on paper and screen. :D

Wonderful then. Very pleased to hear that color has come back into your life. Explains your avatar too. Clever.

We all have our moments. Often comes with being an artist. We tend to get a little close to the edge so we can get a better look at it in order to paint it. And that's precarious because all the while that far to the edge the rocks are sliding under our feet as we try to steady ourselves and complete our sketches before we fall in. Can be a real challenge. Glad you found your way out. By the way, Henry, while you were down the black hole you didn't happen to find my car keys, did you?

byroncallas
03-13-2013, 05:18 PM
Indeed, welcome back from 20,000 leagues under the sea, sincerely.

And the labyrinth is divine.

Henry Stahle
03-14-2013, 09:01 AM
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I just tried out making a tile for a seamless pattern. I am used to Painter and its pattern maker which is very simple and efficient. Repeatable, seamless tiles are hard to make without proper specialised software. ArtRage pattern fill is a great new function. Making original patterns using ArtRage is a interesting and demanding task. My first try ans I said.

copespeak
03-14-2013, 09:20 AM
Very interesting!

D Akey
03-14-2013, 11:03 AM
It's very interesting where you are using complimentary colors of red and green which set up an optical vibration to my eyes, but the fact that you have also a subtler pattern within the red echoing the loud green circles creates a very interesting harmonic. It feels analogous to the effect that certain industrial music has on my ear. It's like using buzz at varying frequencies in a musical (Art) context. Fascinating effect. Well done.

Lima
03-14-2013, 11:35 PM
Wonderful then... color has come back into your life.
nice return Henry... here is something to think about: On the Power of the Written Word (http://redroom.com/member/jill-jepson/blog/on-the-power-of-the-written-word).

Your blob images are technical perfections. Mesmerizing.

Henry Stahle
03-14-2013, 11:51 PM
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My second test on making seamless patterns uses another method. Makes the pattern diagonal and the motif overlapping. While this motif is very simple it was fairly simple to make. Here is a pdf for downloading (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4914643/Patterns.pdf) explaining how I did this, if ypu are interesed: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4914643/Patterns.pdf

Henry Stahle
03-15-2013, 05:04 AM
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The simple way: bricks locking into each other. Just like the tiles in the bathroom, next to each other. All ArtRage 4 illustration. If ypu want to use this pattern in your picture the link for downloading it is here:https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4914643/tegel.jpg

Alexandra
03-15-2013, 06:39 AM
Wow, great work.

Henry Stahle
03-15-2013, 06:54 AM
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...a simple fill again, this can save a lot of work... If you like to use this window in your picture the link for downloading the tile is here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4914643/window2.png

pai
03-15-2013, 09:38 AM
I really like the last two patterns, the brick wall and the window tile. You are really expert on creating these kind of pattern :) And Sweetie, so happy you can see the light and color again :)

Henry Stahle
03-15-2013, 09:48 AM
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Pattern fills combined with the trasform to perspective tool.

Henry Stahle
03-16-2013, 06:56 AM
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Building of bricks.

D Akey
03-16-2013, 08:43 AM
If one is building brick walls, might as well do it cleverly. Very clever. . . and your bricks are quite believable.

justjean
03-16-2013, 12:14 PM
Great bricks and your ArtRage wall is great also

byroncallas
03-16-2013, 04:12 PM
The pattern-fill building with perspective, and the AR bricks, are excellent. Heart Rage is a multi-dimensional reference that surely can have many interpretations, yes?

Your skill with these tools is ever impressive. Somehow your posts are, for me, always art lessons. It's so good you are back posting your gems. :)

Henry Stahle
03-19-2013, 11:07 PM
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Just for fun. It should have been made of boxwood in a park somewhere. It would have been nice.

copespeak
03-20-2013, 12:15 AM
Wow! What a beauty! Very clever. :cool:

byroncallas
03-20-2013, 12:10 PM
It's nice here too. :)

D Akey
03-20-2013, 04:06 PM
............ :cool:

Henry Stahle
03-26-2013, 04:45 AM
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Some years ago I made an animation using this snail. Today recovered him buried deep down in my file system. My intention is to make a series of pictures re-using this small animal.

Henry Stahle
03-26-2013, 04:47 AM
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The Snailor.

Henry Stahle
03-26-2013, 04:48 AM
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snail along silvery moon

Orkhan
03-26-2013, 05:08 AM
Haw about a snailing room? ...Heart Rage looks awsome.

Henry Stahle
03-26-2013, 06:42 AM
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100 % ArtRage 4 Oil Painting. Red Snails in the Sunset.

Fashmir
03-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Henry- I am glad you are here. I have very fond memories of our time on this forum in the early times of it's existence.

pai
03-26-2013, 04:51 PM
Aww, lovely and so cute. I always fascinating of the snail since kid. Love that colorful sky. I might just wrong. I see it's the sky after raining and it's part of the rainbow shinning on the sky. :)

This thread is full of very great references for using artrage tool that some i can't quite figure out how you did it. I will have to come back again few times and may need to ask you how to do them :)

Caesar
03-26-2013, 08:59 PM
You're both a capable fine artist and graphical designer, as far as I can see. It looks like You really s-nailed down ArtRage and its features to get either stunning or funny outcomes.

Henry Stahle
03-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Hi Fashmir,
yes it has been 8 or 9 years wit ArtRage. I have a print from 2004 all ArtRage made. Those were the times! I am now retired, not that old yet, but I had to quit because of bad health. Still I am working a little on freelance basis. Right now making some interior designs for a hotel and making graphic design for an online game. I'm sitting home doing this.

An Pai, if I can be of any help I am glad. I dont't know much, but the little I know I am willing to share any time.

Ceasar, I'm not much of an artist really, just doing it for fun. But if I had anothe life I would give it another try. You know: "Panta Rei" makes me think of the struggel I have been through. Sometimes you just can't stop following the stream and the moments of life passes and never comes back. But, sometimes you are strong enough and willing to fight, just like this singer tell you in this song (she writes about her own life): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWBhSPC50cY She is a favourite of mine and my oldes daugter too, well known up here in Scandinavia.

Art, love, Peace and good music makes me goin, friends, some good wine, beer and food too, and of course HEART RAGE...!

Henry Stahle
04-02-2013, 09:12 PM
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Another ArtRage 4 painting. Speedpainting. Just 4 fun.

copespeak
04-03-2013, 12:02 AM
Great snails Henry! :) :) :)

Henry Stahle
04-03-2013, 05:20 AM
Thank you copespeak. Here is another one. It is for you.

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byroncallas
04-03-2013, 05:26 AM
Henry, that last snail is, you know, really quite nice. :)

Catmandolin
04-03-2013, 06:36 AM
Henry, you should call that one "Man in search for the Swedish Chef".

Also, hands are portraits, you know. Lovely work.

copespeak
04-03-2013, 09:17 AM
Henry, I am deeply moved! No-one has ever given me a snail before....... :)

Tana123
04-03-2013, 10:29 AM
I find the last snail very nice. I like the shell.

Catmandolin
04-03-2013, 11:50 AM
and now we are on to snails, boy am I slow--snails are under appreciated and over eaten (when in France)---I sell animals and such in a virtual world (inworldz) and snails are surprisingly popular. Yours are a gem!

Henry Stahle
04-04-2013, 08:24 AM
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Jayd, I am looking for an answer. In the cold November rain.

pai
04-04-2013, 08:32 PM
hi sweetie, i saw this earlier when i just quick checked in, and this image already stays in my mind, as i remember how you posted your first image on this thread, and this is a flip :) ...Bork ! Bork ! :) Also your snail painting again, i love to see that again as i remembered years ago, you posted another one too :)

Henry Stahle
04-04-2013, 09:52 PM
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Finally! I found that little Bork! (and yes, pai, I reuse lots of stuff I already have, flip them, distort them, cut them, paste them (like this one)...it is eco :) to recycle)

Alexandra
04-04-2013, 11:58 PM
I love your work Henry. Outstanding.

D Akey
04-05-2013, 06:13 AM
I very much like your style. Simple and clear pictures, but quite fascinating and they carry forward some emotion.

There's an old illustrator who very vaguely reminds me of some of the things you're doing, though he's a little more surreal and a different spin. Not so humanized and character driven. But for what it's worth, you may not have heard of him, and may find some of his images interesting.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=933&bih=447&q=folon&oq=folon&gs_l=img.3..0l10.1383.2353.0.3609.5.5.0.0.0.0.105. 468.4j1.5.0...0.0...1ac.1.8.img.FYd6q83HmeU

Henry Stahle
04-07-2013, 03:38 AM
... you may not have heard of him, and may find some of his images interesting.

No, he was new to me. Interesting and very special style. I like it. Thank you for your kind words. Here is the next snail drawing. It is calles s-nail. That is all there is to it.

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Z1Xwitch
04-07-2013, 03:42 AM
That day it and I was cold. In December that was. Today a strong gale is blowing from the sea. Sun is shining, the temperature is rising and spring is on its way. So there is hope for life... ;)

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My hand.

I am in awe of this drawing ..... O.o

Henry Stahle
04-10-2013, 07:53 AM
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ArtRage4 + Picasa filter.

copespeak
04-10-2013, 08:31 AM
Hahaha! You've 'snailed' it this time Henry!! It sorta creeps up on you.....

:D :D

Henry Stahle
04-22-2013, 05:56 AM
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Snigelhatt

pai
04-22-2013, 10:39 AM
haha, made me smiling :)

D Akey
04-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Super duper.

Henry Stahle
04-23-2013, 05:43 AM
Super duper. Nah, it's nothing...nothing...but thank you anyhow. I wish you could show me some of your ArtRage art...where can I find it?

haha, made me smiling Oh, that is a nice comment... made me smile.

My latest illustration called "Bad Guy" is my new avatar :)

Bertie
04-23-2013, 06:06 AM
Great stuff, Henry. I really dig your sense of humor. :-)

copespeak
04-23-2013, 09:40 AM
He looks like he's had a hard life Henry, but he's very well done! :)