coming back after a while... will post some new/old stuff.
hard to keep everything organized.
'A Serra' Exhibition
I just finished making a portfolio about my latest exhibition called "A Serra", which I did together with my wife Juliana about our life outside the big city and closer to nature (although the city is not far away). The exhibition is taking place in the Serra da Cantareira State Park, in a museum which has an incredible view of the city of São Paulo, seen from above.
The exhibit features paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, drawings, photos, cloths, trees planted by us and land art, compositions with objects we collected from nature.
In the portfolio, besides the pictures of the exhibit and some of the ones we showcased, I also put pictures I took in the park during the period of exhibition.
Here's the address of the portfolio: expo-serra.daportfolio.com
Acabei de fazer um portfoli
Exhibit Porfolio: Natura NaturansI just made a portfolio about my exhibition using deviantart's new system, check it out:
Fiz um portfolio sobre a minha exposição Natura Naturans:
Exposicao - ExhibitionI'm making an exhibition in a week. It's called Natura Naturans (the name was inspired by the philosophy of Baruch Espinosa). The exhibition will be in a place called IQ Art Gallery | Chakras, in São Paulo, Brazil. If you happen to be in São Paulo, you are invited. There will be a vernissage on July 14th. You can see the invitation (in portuguese) here: http://tamino.deviantart.com/art/Natura-Naturans-128529230
I'll talk and post more about the exhibition soon.
Vou fazer uma exposição daqui a uma semana. A exposição se chama Natura Naturans (nome inspirado pela filosofia de Baruch Espinosa). A exposição será na IQ Art Gallery | Chakras, em São Paulo. Se você estiver em São Paulo, está convidado. Haverá uma vernissage no dia 14 de Julho. Veja o convite aqui: http://tamino.deviantart.com/art/Natura-Naturans-128529230
Em breve falarei mais sobre a exposição.
Serra / WoodsEstou começando a escrever sobre minhas experiências aqui onde estou morando, na Serra.
Aqui está: http://taminogruber.com/serra
I'm starting to write about my experiences here where I'm living, in the woods.
I've only made a version in portuguese so far, so if you can't speak portuguese you can still see the pictures and try to make something out of it if you want... maybe I'll do a version in english someday.
Here it is: http://taminogruber.com/serra
Blue X Red PuppetsIt's amazing how manicheist and dichotomous the American society is.
I don't know if people actually gave thought to the fact that the only two political parties available are RED and BLUE, while the RED party is headed towards warfare and the BLUE one is sponsoring peace. The Blue guy is going to help Africa, stop the war, in other words: do everything the world is expecting of the USA, especially after so much war. The Red guy is way too old, endorses the war and has a vice that is the laughing stock of the moment.
So, do you want the puppet on the left, or the puppet on the right? The peace guy or the war guy?
They don't really give that many options, do they?
It seems to work in cycles, if you know what I mean. After a few years of "peace" with the Blue guy, the public opinion will be ready for some more Red action.
Just two sides of the same old coin... "Democracy"
Recycle Your Organic WasteHave you ever wondered where does you trash go? If you ever thought about that then it's time to start thinking about what you can do to minimize your waste.
Along with other recyclable materials like paper, metals and plastics, organic leftovers are also extremely hazardous to the environment when put together in large amounts.
Each country and city handles their trash differently, of course there are places where the government does a good job, but even so, there is still a lot of handling, transportation and pollution that could be minimized.
Yes, even recycling pollutes a lot.
If you have a garden or any patch of land you can create a place where you can compost these leftovers. As a result you will minimize the impact you have on the ecosystem and on the city's garbage handling. The resulting compost is a great fertilizer that can be used to nurture any plants you might have on your garden, being a good alternative for chemical fertilizers.
Things that might be suitabl
QuestioningsI wanted to know what the people around here do for a living. Do you make money with your art?
One of the main reasons I became a painter was as my profession, I did make enough money in the last 5 years to live well and support myself, without much direct economic help from my parents. It wasn´t so hard because my father taught me a lot about painting and my mother helped me to sell because she already had a lot of experience selling my father´s work.
But my parents separated some years ago, the situation still didn´t settle, and they don´t help me much anymore. It turns out the family unit did have something to do with my stability and now it´s gone. I know what I have to do now, I have to develop my career on my own, but the thing is I don´t really like the art world, the galleries and market. So I´d have to sell myself to sell my work.
In fact, I´m running away from all of it, I don´t really want a career, to be a famous artist or anythi
away from herehello.
i´ve been away for a while. not from myself, but from here.
i´m not living in são paulo anymore. i´m not even in a city anymore.
it´s not far, but it´s a much calmer and beautiful place.
since i got here i studied a lot about astronomy (i have a 200mm reflector telescope!), plants (i can eat a lot of things from my garden now, and have some beautiful flowers), ornithology (i have identified 55 species of birds so far) and lots of other things.
now, about the paintings... i´ve been painting more in the last couple of months.. now that i´m settled i have more time to paint, which i didn´t have in the beginning.
i´ll post more of them soon.
i am also organizing my gallery, creating folders, etc...
that´s it for now.
GrandfatherMy Grandfather has just turned 80 years old.
He is a very important Brazilian artist, and was a militant communist.
He is a very skilled painter and engraver.
This is him today:
I just received lots of used and old art materials from him, as I did receive from my father at various occasions before. It´s very good to make the most of their leftovers, learn about new materials and techniques. Put everything into order, clean it and take care of it. It really makes me feel the meaning of the word "legacy".
His name is Mario Gruber by the way.
OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
justy by TaSaMaBi
Chess by TaSaMaBi
Luvis by TaSaMaBi
Thorsten by TaSaMaBi
Tom Tom by TaSaMaBi
new OC´s Couples, Siblings
Psina and Nara
Psina and Nara by TaSaMaBi
Protecting yourself from Paypal chargebacksI decided I'd write something on this since it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends and artists I'm close to. I'll start with a few disclaimers.
I am not a finance expert. I have never filed a chargeback nor have I been in a chargeback dispute (fortunately). I have done some research out of both curiosity and out of desire to help out the community a bit. This is going to be quick(ish) and summarized. I'm also going to be changing some things to the way I sell as well (obviously).
This journal isn't about what to do in a chargeback dispute but rather, how to set up your sales so that you'll have the upper hand when having to deal with a dispute. I've included some useful links at the bottom for further information!
Regular Payments / ABs
Some believe that Paypal does not help in disputes over digital goods but a policy
Close To You - Lyrics - Sans VersionTHE FLOWERS OF THE NEW AND LAUGHTER OF THE PAST,
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL LIKE YOU, BEAUTY UNSURPASSED!
GONE WITH A WHISPER, YOU FALL ASLEEP LIKE DEATH,
BREAKING THROUGH THE EARTH, YOUR SMILE SHINES AGAIN!
MY EMPTY GRATITUDE, ANOTHER EMPTY THANK YOU,
I FINALLY LEARNED REGRET, FROM WORDS I'VE ALWAYS SAID.
NEVER MEANT TO SPEAK TO HURT, YET IT HURT TO PUT IN WORDS,
GOODBYE WHEREVER YOU ARE, GOODBYE UNBROKEN HEART.
IN TRUTH I WANT TO FEEL, THE TRUTH I WANT TO SEE,
I'M TRYING TO EMBRACE YOUR DRIFTING HEART AND SMILE!
WHENEVER I BEGIN TO FEEL THE BURNING TEARS OVERFLOWING FROM MY EYES,
I KEEP ON LOOKING FORWARD AT YOU, HOPING THAT YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER PASS ME BY!
I WONDER WHAT THE STARS THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYES ARE HIDING FROM MY MIND,
HIDING FROM MY OPEN HEART AND FROM YOUR OPEN HEART!
TOGETHER, YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE, CONNECTED, CLOSE TO YOU I'LL STAY!
AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD YOUR HAND AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER, I WILL FIND MY WAY!
YOU MAY NEVER ANSWER BACK MY CALL BUT YOU SMILE AT ME WITH
[s] geno brigade [taking activity rolls 05/14]New alt payment: All genos unless otherwise listed are now worth one activity roll each.
Explores, cavings, and large prey hunts are preferred; I'll accept diving too. Must be completed in around two weeks.
Long Island Larabee 36341 x Rhea 39547
Can carry John brown from dam.
2) Female, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents, bearmarks and flecking
4) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents
Commission info (CLOSED)
Thank you so much!
📅 I work on commissions from Monday to Friday.
(Almost all day, unless I have to leave home to do something)
Saturday and Sunday I will work on personal drawings (or I will just rest)
To follow the process of your commission, you can access my Trello page:
Before commissiong me, please read the Terms of service.
What can i draw:
Any other kind of animals/closed species.
(If you have any doubt just ask me if I can draw your character)
What I WON'T draw:
Icon commissions OPEN
Each one is 6$
animated (head boop) 8$
the limit you can buy is 3 until they are all finish you may buy more
You must always pay before i start.
Great book for learning about pixel artI read through this a while ago and have been meaning to plug it here since I've always found good pixel art guides hard to come by and this was super helpful to me!
This book is very thorough and goes from how pixel art was originally made for old games (which I've always wondered about and find super interesting) to basic pixel art concepts and on to more advanced subjects including animation! I learned some new stuff and it clarified other things I knew about but didn't really have a clear understanding of. It's also very visually oriented so there's a lot of clear examples of the concepts covered.
There's also a free preview available here if you want to check that out first -
COMMISSIONS (on hold)
How to order:
Use commission widget with description of your order (for points), note or comment (for PayPal)
You could withdraw your request anytime, until I accept it.
But when it was confirmed, that means I started to draw and there is no way back.
Payment: Points / PayPal
Read this before paying:
Crayon chibi - 2000 or 21 USD for character
Commissions (closed)The form is now closed! I'll be picking out commissions and noting clients in the next few days, thank you everyone! ❤️
This journal updates on the 3rd of every month when I open commissions!
Please fill out my commissions form to request a commission:
I will be noting accepted commissioners in the next few days after closing!
If you need to back out and withdraw your commission, please let me know.
If you do not reply to me/pay me within one week, I will assume you’re unavailable and will not take your commission.
By purchasing a commission from me, you automatically agree to my Terms of Service.
Paypal only, I'll send you an invoice. I only start working after payment.For additional characters, add half of the