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    Visual Art

    As a companion piece to the poetry topic, I thought it would be nice if people could post any visual art they had created (or created by others that they especially liked) related to Buddhism.

    I'll be glad to start, just as soon as I figure out how to compress the file so it fits here. I probably should have thought of that first, but I was being spontaneous

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    Alan, you can use http://www.imageshack.us/ as a substitute.

    It can resize the image as well.

    Gassho

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    Re: Visual Art

    OK, I've resized it, but the extension (jpeg) is not allowed. What is allowed? The FAQ on posting images is not particularly as full of information as I would have liked.

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    I just tested it at imageshack and it works with .jpeg. It will convert it to .jpg.

    Gassho

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    Oh go on then.










    Apologies for the naff picture quality ops:

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    Really nice stuff so far!
    Not art, not buddhism. Just looking at my Land-Rover after a summer rain. (larger size)



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    Re: Visual Art

    Technical assistance required....
    I have resized my image to fit within the page here, I have also changed my image from jpeg to jpg, but when i try to upload it tells me that it can't determine its size and won't allow it. Hmm....

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    Oh Alan. ok. I'll break it down for you step by step:

    1.Go to the imageshack link

    2. Upload your image (use the resize option if you need)

    3. When it's finished uploading, copy the directlink at the bottom of the page.

    4. In your post type [img]pastedirectlink[/img]

    That's it.

    Gassho

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    Re: Visual Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch
    Really nice stuff so far!
    Not art, not buddhism. Just looking at my Land-Rover after a summer rain. (larger size)


    Mensch,

    Thanks! I hope you don't mind me using that as my new desktop background.

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    You're welcome!

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    Stephanie
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    One of my favorite "Buddhist" images:



    "The Treachery of Images," Rene Magritte, 1929

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie
    One of my favorite "Buddhist" images:



    "The Treachery of Images," Rene Magritte, 1929
    Merci !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    rowan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ros
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie
    One of my favorite "Buddhist" images:



    "The Treachery of Images," Rene Magritte, 1929
    Merci !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    rowan

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    Re: Visual Art

    it took me months after I started this thread, but I finally got it figured out how to upload an image correctly. I trust you will find that, in comparison to the others, that it was not worth your wait, lol. Cheers to chicanobuddhista and photobucket.com


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    Hello Alan,

    Well done for getting your picture posted.
    I love the bright colours in this one. Sometimes Zen Buddhist art can be a little drab and it's good to see some vibrancy (if that' s the right word :? ).

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    Here is a Skylark I am working on at the moment.
    Apologies for the bad photo.


    I just need to sort out a bit of the ground and should be there. Well maybe the odd tweak :roll:

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    Here’s an image that I created from a “Monkey King” mask. Long story why I am interested in the Monkey King, but the story the legend does have a connection to Buddhism and so thought I would post.

    Attached files

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    Another bird drawing from moi. This is a female house sparrow.


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    Wow plankton... just... WOW!

    Okay! Puhhhlleeese can you do a crow!!! I

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    Hi Philip. Could you post a detail of that Bird picture? I'd like to see the shading technique.

    Will

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    Hello Will,

    I have taken a few close up shots here (probably too big and boring to show on the forum).

    http://images.fotopic.net/?id=55107823&noresize=1
    http://images.fotopic.net/?id=55107824&noresize=1
    http://images.fotopic.net/?id=55107825&noresize=1
    http://images.fotopic.net/?id=55107828&noresize=1
    http://images.fotopic.net/?id=55108091&noresize=1
    http://images.fotopic.net/?id=55108090&noresize=1

    I drew the picture with five pencils 4B 2B HB 2H 4H and a putty rubber(eraser). The bird is about 9cm 3.5in in length.

    Dirk,

    Is there a specific image of a crow you had in mind? A Carrion Crow? They are one of my favourite birds, I like Ted Hughes book poems "Crow " too.

    All the best,

    Philip

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    A Carrion Crow is perfect no particular image in mind i was just saying it like IF you had a pic drawn or were so inclined no pressure ops:

    I like crows particualarly, I think because they outsmarted me (easy task i know ) and trained me to feed them etc. One fellow here says in a very funny voice "hello!" in order to snag an extra snack.

    Any who I Just was really floored by your nice sketches

    Gassho, CAW

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    sorry for the crappy photos, i hope these do show up though

    Attached files

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    :mrgreen:

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    Alan and all,

    What a wonderful forum. I have really enjoyed everyone's photos, paintings, and drawings. You all are very talented.

    Please keep them coming for folks like me!

    Jeff

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    Dear Sangha: I did not know this thread was here, thank-you and here is some of my work. The first two are ink, pastel & acrylic on paper; the third is mixed media on canvas (ink,pastel, acrylic, watercolor, crayon, digital media). These and some of my other stuff: http://www.topangacollective.org (click on "art" link).

    Gassho, Martina









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