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Joshua
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
I started teaching myself stained glass in 2014 just as something to keep me busy in rural Ohio, however it has quickly become more of an obsession. I am slowly trying to start my own stained glass business, and while it may be a bumpy ride fraught with learning experiences, I have hope that it will be worth it. Every piece I make, I try to incorporate a new technique, and add ever more detail into my pieces. While I'm not that much of an original artist, I really enjoy the challenge presented by trying to render the digital and cinematic world in stained glass in as exacting detail as I am able.

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Stained Glass Magikarp Pin
    Coming in at ~1.5" Wide and ~1.75" tall, this Magikarp pin is made of 3 pieces of stained glass with sandblasted details that were then filled with vitrea 160 to colorize the etch and emphasize shading. The backside is backed with mirror spray and copper foil. This pixelated design is based on Magikarp's sprite from Soul Silver. I'm kind of looking at pixelated stained glass as my kind of signature thing atm and am particularly fascinated by what I can do with it. I'm a bit leary of the highlight on the top fin, it's a bit much, but otherwise I'm very happy with this guy and the challenge he represented. I am eagerly hunting for the next pokemon to try and do, have any ideas?
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Stained Glass Glassmancometh Pins 2
     Stained glass pins completed for fellow streamer Glassmancometh. These are all his emotes and badges, minus the pickle, which is my own design. These are all in the 1-2" range. The details are all sandblasted designs with vitrea 160 paint filled in the etch, much of which is actually clear vitrea with mica. Backed with mirror spray and hvac and copper tape.
     The amount I learned from this project is insane, but I believe I finally feel confident with a methodology of making stained glass pins that I am confident in, at least for now. The backing was a major hurdle I figured out from my first go at pins. This time I got a solid, realiable, mirror backing using krylon looking glass, protected with high heat spray, hvac tape, and then copper foil. I found I could only tin the backing though, because if the leading got too thick, it would contract oddly as it cooled and pull the backing away from the glass.
    I tried, very hard, to figure out UV reactive additives for the pickles and one other piece but failed. It was so disappointing as everything either didn't survive the heat, or seemed to evaporate after a couple days. I did end up finding some dye that was meant for epoxy/resin casting that looks extremely promising, but only after I had finished the pickles.
    I was trying to ask myself, why make pins in my medium? what's the advantage? it's fragile, there would have to be some significant gain to it. I think, looking at some of these pins here, is the effects I can achieve with depth and simple lighting changing effects of the mirroring. I don't have a lot on these guys, but for future projects I think that's something I'm going to try and focus on if I try and do pins. I would need to upload a video to show it, but the shading in these is a bit more dynamic, some of it is simply plain sandblasted and the mirroring is diffused, others the etch on the backside is filled with mica and sparkles, photographing glass is difficult on the best of days, photographing mirrored glass? Nightmare. I took this outside to avoid reflections though that removed the sparkle of the mica. 
    Lastly, this is the first project where I utilized RapidMask, a UV reactive photomask for sandblasting high detail. While I did the first bandana with vinyl, doing that 10 times for the order was a nightmare, rapid mask let me do that in an hour, rather than days. I also used it for the Goonie's face. A massive upgrade and success to future endeavors!
    I am exceedingly happy with this project's successes and its failures as I have advanced by leaps and bounds during this time. 
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Heart of Pride 2.0
    My second try at a rainbow heart. I added a lot of detail to this guy from the first shot at it and am much happier with it now. I still wish I could have done the veins with copper foil so it would have a raised effect, however at this scale 3 x 4" scale, they are just too fragile. If I made a larger suncatcher version, which I would like to do sometime, I likely will do foil and lead for as much of the detailing as I can. In the the meantime, the etch and fill technique will do. When I make these available for purchase I'll be sure to have whatever other symbols available as options. I really need to see if I can fget this to come out on glassware as well.
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   For the past year I feel like I haven't been as active as I would have liked to have been. I'm in this weird place where I am I super focused on finding and exploring new techniques, without actually putting out a lot of finished work. At the same time, I've been torn about where I want to go with my art. Fan Art has been a super easy place for me to start. The designs are already there, and the challenge lay in trying to translate the work into glass with as much accuracy and detail as I could manage, while still remaining what I felt was true to the medium at the time. Original art designs... honestly has been the bane of my existence. It's a direction I want to go, but I have zero idea of how to get there. My brain simply doesn't work that way. I had hoped trying D&D stuff would lead to a bit of breakthrough but really I was just doing the same things and going out of my mind trying to force myself to do something that I just could not seem to do. So basically, I've been artistically frustrated and just focusing on techniques, while still left grappling with the question of where to go from here.
   To start with, I feel I have reached an end of what I can achieve without having a kiln and securing one has become my number one priority, and all the things that come along with it. Finding the money for this... yeah I am poor as hell and one of those extreme cases people use to warn others about the dangers of student loans. That's why I haven't gotten a kiln in all the years I've been doing this, as it's a huge investment for not just the kiln, but all the stuff that goes along with it. I haven't focused on selling anything in a long while, choosing instead to just focus on the art, but that will have to change for awhile to do some fundraising. So I apologize in advance for the etsy or patreon or whatever plugs I'll end up putting in later posts.
   Secondly, I am changing my current focus to LGBT stuff for awhile. I know I will lose people that are just here for pure fan art, and I debated for awhile about created separate channels for different interests, which I still might do, but I feel the DarkeVitrum name will be the umbrella name that will cover all of the work I do. I am a gay artist, I am a proud artist, and I am more than happy to express that and try and help others express themselves.  I'm also hoping to find a gay charity to partner with in the future to donate a % of any lgbt themed stuff I sell to help out my community. I will still do some fan art stuff, and as you have seen with the gaymer controller, I will be crossing these genres over a lot. There will be adult themed lgbt things I'll be making, so be aware of that as well. I am hoping while I explore this new genre, especially where there aren't designs straight up available, or I am so significantly altering other designs, that I will find some kind of stride and comfort in making more original stuff, especially since I have such an invested interest in it. Here's hoping anyways. Glassware will become a thing to hopefully make something that's accessible to everyone on all budgets, and hopefully get me closer to that kiln.
      I have ton of different hopes for the future, most of which I am too scared to express for fear that they won't ever happen, but what I can say is I intend to keep doing glass art, and keep getting ever better, and finding out where it can take me in life. One of these days, i'd like to see it on a near full time level. I have been talking about doing youtube videos for a good year now, and I think 2019 is going to be the year for that to finally happen. I do a lot of things with glass that others have never done or thought possible, and I want to show them that it is totally possible, and they can do it too. I do still stream on Twitch, but will how long stuff needs to set and dry or the various other processes, it just isn't a viable way to show people how it's done. 
    Okay, I have rambled enough. I'll probably clean this up a bit later, but I just felt the need to get this out there atm and off my chest. I love Deviant Art for having this option.
  
First Etch Proof of Concept
    And for my next trick... So I have discovered that I can not only translate my glass designs into etchings on glassware, but I can in fact use permanent vitrea 160 to color the etch as I do on stained glass. It's not as perfect, but this is literally the very first glass I have tried to etch and try this on so I can only figure things out better from here. It was extremely important to test this fill method for planned projects that you'll have to wait and see.
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   For the past year I feel like I haven't been as active as I would have liked to have been. I'm in this weird place where I am I super focused on finding and exploring new techniques, without actually putting out a lot of finished work. At the same time, I've been torn about where I want to go with my art. Fan Art has been a super easy place for me to start. The designs are already there, and the challenge lay in trying to translate the work into glass with as much accuracy and detail as I could manage, while still remaining what I felt was true to the medium at the time. Original art designs... honestly has been the bane of my existence. It's a direction I want to go, but I have zero idea of how to get there. My brain simply doesn't work that way. I had hoped trying D&D stuff would lead to a bit of breakthrough but really I was just doing the same things and going out of my mind trying to force myself to do something that I just could not seem to do. So basically, I've been artistically frustrated and just focusing on techniques, while still left grappling with the question of where to go from here.
   To start with, I feel I have reached an end of what I can achieve without having a kiln and securing one has become my number one priority, and all the things that come along with it. Finding the money for this... yeah I am poor as hell and one of those extreme cases people use to warn others about the dangers of student loans. That's why I haven't gotten a kiln in all the years I've been doing this, as it's a huge investment for not just the kiln, but all the stuff that goes along with it. I haven't focused on selling anything in a long while, choosing instead to just focus on the art, but that will have to change for awhile to do some fundraising. So I apologize in advance for the etsy or patreon or whatever plugs I'll end up putting in later posts.
   Secondly, I am changing my current focus to LGBT stuff for awhile. I know I will lose people that are just here for pure fan art, and I debated for awhile about created separate channels for different interests, which I still might do, but I feel the DarkeVitrum name will be the umbrella name that will cover all of the work I do. I am a gay artist, I am a proud artist, and I am more than happy to express that and try and help others express themselves.  I'm also hoping to find a gay charity to partner with in the future to donate a % of any lgbt themed stuff I sell to help out my community. I will still do some fan art stuff, and as you have seen with the gaymer controller, I will be crossing these genres over a lot. There will be adult themed lgbt things I'll be making, so be aware of that as well. I am hoping while I explore this new genre, especially where there aren't designs straight up available, or I am so significantly altering other designs, that I will find some kind of stride and comfort in making more original stuff, especially since I have such an invested interest in it. Here's hoping anyways. Glassware will become a thing to hopefully make something that's accessible to everyone on all budgets, and hopefully get me closer to that kiln.
      I have ton of different hopes for the future, most of which I am too scared to express for fear that they won't ever happen, but what I can say is I intend to keep doing glass art, and keep getting ever better, and finding out where it can take me in life. One of these days, i'd like to see it on a near full time level. I have been talking about doing youtube videos for a good year now, and I think 2019 is going to be the year for that to finally happen. I do a lot of things with glass that others have never done or thought possible, and I want to show them that it is totally possible, and they can do it too. I do still stream on Twitch, but will how long stuff needs to set and dry or the various other processes, it just isn't a viable way to show people how it's done. 
    Okay, I have rambled enough. I'll probably clean this up a bit later, but I just felt the need to get this out there atm and off my chest. I love Deviant Art for having this option.
  

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Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


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