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sketch_n7

sketch_n7

Drawn with Linux MyPaint and Krita

- tom moody

January 23rd, 2016 at 9:59 am

sketch_n6

sketch_n6

Drawn with Linux MyPaint and Krita

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January 23rd, 2016 at 9:59 am

green arm dream

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Drawn with Linux MyPaint. This is based on a dream, not of arms but of a painting that looked like this. In the dream there were more arms and they were more geometric, but they were hovering over a field of green squares.

- tom moody

January 19th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Distributed Gallery catalog (converted to epub)

In 2009, The Distributed Gallery in Los Angeles printed a small book to accompany my show there.
A PDF version was posted by Sean Dockray, who ran the gallery. This disappeared for awhile but Dockray has reposted it. As an experiment/learning adventure I converted the PDF to epub using Sigil. I've attempted to contact Dockray a few times but as of yet this epub isn't "official." I'm posting it as personal documentation and giving full credits to Dockray and others, as shown in the front matter of the book.

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Some notes on the epub conversion:
Calibre converts the PDF to epub, consisting of an HTML file and images. Editing the HTML and CSS is very similar to a working on web pages. Sigil has a WYSIWYG editor that can be used for this. I broke the single large HTML file into sections to facilitate creating a table of contents. Sigil generates the ToC automatically and that file can be edited separately.
The only thing really laborious was the images. I sized them at 600 pixels wide and added captions as part of the image. This required making screenshots and finding the right font size to be legible in an e-reader.
To test the epub I viewed it in Calibre, in a Kobo e-reader, and in Adobe Digital Editions. Calibre converts the epub to .mobi without any hitches, but it makes the images resizable in a way I don't care for much, so I'm not posting a mobi version.

Some notes on the book:
The interviews and selected blog commentary reflect a certain status quo at the end of the blogosphere era, before the complete hegemony of Facebook as a place for artists. :(
Much of the discussion centers on "showing the blog in the gallery" and "showing GIFs in the gallery," ideas that were later picked up and/or repackaged by others under the banner of so-called post-internet art. It's kind of a time capsule, even though I'm still doing most of the same things online and in galleries. The main improvement I have to report is that a used Amazon Fire tablet makes a much better GIF display device than burning DVDs.

- tom moody

January 18th, 2016 at 8:44 am

Posted in art - tm

"japonisme" pair

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left, "Kabuki" drawing made with Linux MyPaint; right, modified Sonny Chiba by WUPREME

- tom moody

January 2nd, 2016 at 7:35 am

wrestlers

wrestlers

drawn with Linux MyPaint
...and Happy New Year

- tom moody

January 1st, 2016 at 12:01 pm

folded landscape

folded_landscape

Drawn with Linux MyPaint, resized in GIMP

- tom moody

December 30th, 2015 at 9:58 am

studio installation 12-26-15

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- tom moody

December 27th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

sketch_n5

sketch_n5

Drawn with Linux MyPaint and Krita

- tom moody

December 26th, 2015 at 2:13 pm

my show at Honey Ramka extended to Jan.

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Thanks to all who came to the "Original PNGs" show at Honey Ramka. The show has been extended to January 24, 2016. The gallery is closed for the holidays but will re-open January 8.

Installation photos of "Original PNGs" have been posted by the gallery.

- tom moody

December 22nd, 2015 at 8:10 am

Posted in art - tm