Category Archives: Ideas
Some time last week I posted about a handful of 4″x6″ canvases I had purchased. I originally intended to make one large collage with all the canvases, but 15 canvases was just too much. This idea brewed a bit longer in my head and became much bigger.
Now there are going to be four collages with seven canvases per collage and each collage with have a theme. The themes are: Games, Books, Cartoons, and Space Travel. Today I worked on the Games collage which will include a D20, a Portal gun, a Super Mario Bros. fire flower, a Bioshock EVE Hypo and Adam extractor, a World of Warcraft Horde symbol banner, a Minecraft creeper, and a Diablo 2 Horadric Cube! Here’s my current placement for the canvas:
Obviously I have not painted yet, but all the images are sketched out. The D20 is actually painted, but it was upstairs when I took this picture. I can’t wait to start painting.
Having learned far more information than any person ought to know about the Starspen Galaxy, and specifically the Canopus system, I feel much more prepared to sketch some layout ideas for my Arrakis painting. I now know what Canopus, Canopus B, Seban, Menaris, Arrakis, Krelln, and Arvon look like. To most people that probably sounds like a bizarre list of made-up words, but to a Dune-loving nerd there is an all-too-clear understanding of fictional space! Vielen Dank to http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Arrakis for all the essential information, it is greatly appreciated!
The problem I face now is with positioning. Do I want to show all of Arrakis or just part of it so I can include everything between it and Canopus? Do I even want to include Canopus, Seban and Menaris or should I just paint Arrakis with its moons? Here are the thumbnails and planning page thus far:
So day one was easy because most of the creating I did was for the blog site. Day two however, posed a challenge. Cthulhu boards might be dry enough to paint, but they are currently at Ryan’s house. If I can manage to get some time with Cthulhu later, today might even merit a second update.
My newest ideas are all inspired by the fact that when Ryan and I move out we will have empty walls. I bought a pack of 15 pre-prepped canvases (4″x6″). They are small, but I think that will help things seem less intimidating. I want to paint each canvas with a nerdy thing and then attach all the canvases like one of those collage picture frames. I need ideas of nerdy things to paint on the canvases. Ideas thus far include: D20, Portal gun, Horde symbol, Rebel Alliance symbol, Millennium Falcon…..but I need more ideas. suggestions welcome.