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Painting by Numbers

lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
edited April 2018 in Arts & Writings

Long time since I 'painted' on my Ipad. Here is

Milerepa done today.

Any art work you have done lately to share?

paulysoJasonpersonDavidBuddhadragonHozanAlex

Comments

  • paulysopaulyso Veteran usa Veteran

    thats cool lobster . i like it. my art interpritation: reality reaching out from a place of beauty.the hint to me is the distorded flower shape --which is to me--caught my eye.i use to be an art major.we would gather around and critique our art.

  • TsultrimTsultrim Veteran Hawaii Veteran

    I don't know what "' painting" on an ipad is, but i like the art.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    How come Milarepa is all red? I thought he was green from eating nettles?

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
    edited April 2018

    She started green enough as a raven. Using an Apple pencil and Ipad tablet, lets you go back and forth through the Milarepa incarnations ...

    @paulyso said:
    thats cool lobster . i like it. my art interpritation: reality reaching out from a place of beauty.the hint to me is the distorded flower shape --which is to me--caught my eye.i use to be an art major.we would gather around and critique our art.

    <3
    Many thanks. Painting a Bodhi is an act of devotion and an expression of our nature. Be interested in any dharma art from our majors ...

    personpaulysoShoshin
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    I'm hardly an expert on what makes good art, but those look good to my eye. I find the colors and shapes appealing for whatever reason.

  • paulysopaulyso Veteran usa Veteran

    hi lobster.at the moment my browser is limited.cant upload pictures . maybe i'll buy a laptop in the future.surely i can upload then.

    art is fun.it exercises our creative reasoning.

    lobster
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    It looks like a lotus rising out of a pond ...

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
    edited April 2018

    @Shoshin said:
    It looks like a lotus rising out of a pond ...

    You have just got a one track mind ;)

    @paulyso ... maybe you can take a mobile phone pic and upload, perhaps from a public library. Not sure what to suggest for USA ...

    The raspberry pi (I have three) is a cheap, secure computer that connects to an HDMI TV ...
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/tag/art/

    paulysoShoshin
  • paulysopaulyso Veteran usa Veteran

    thanks lobster.i'll look into it.

  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran Veteran

    @lobster, do you have a full resolution version of any of those paintings. I’d love to download one. My dad does life drawing and I really appreciate the way he uses colour, never the shades that you’d expect: neon purple and yellow outlines on a black background, etc. I think he’d enjoy seeing your paintings, as they look similar to me. I like them very much :)

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Thanks @adamcrossley

    Remember I am doing these on a Ipad tablet with a stylus (apple pencil) I am not any more than a determined dabbler ...
    http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/24154/i-haz-crayons

    Highest resolution I have for the first image

    adamcrossley
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    @Shoshin said:
    It looks like a lotus rising out of a pond ...

    No mud, no Milarepa...

    GhostDogShoshinlobsterHozan
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran Veteran

    paulysoKeromelobsterBuddhadragon
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran Veteran

    I’ve just realised, (s)he looks like (s)he’s farting flower petals :o

    lobsterNeridaFosdick
  • TsultrimTsultrim Veteran Hawaii Veteran

    I was going to comment how nice it was until you mentioned that. Anyhow, did you do it, if so how?

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @adamcrossley said:
    I’ve just realised, (s)he looks like (s)he’s farting flower petals :o

    ..."A rose by any other name would smell as sweet;".....

    NeridaFosdick
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    In tantra we are sometimes taught that mindful farting, orifice evacuation is an offering to the hungry ghosts and hell realm dwellers ...

    ... not sure they can digest flowers ...

    I liked the background.

    Using nothing more than filters, I played a little with your image o:)

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @lobster said:
    In tantra we are sometimes taught that mindful farting, orifice evacuation is an offering to the hungry ghosts and hell realm dwellers ...

    Where’s the proof dear lobster, where’s the proof. These latter-day teachers and their myths play fast and loose with the buddha’s ehi passiko.

  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    @Kerome said:

    @lobster said:
    In tantra we are sometimes taught that mindful farting, orifice evacuation is an offering to the hungry ghosts and hell realm dwellers ...

    Where’s the proof dear lobster, where’s the proof. These latter-day teachers and their myths play fast and loose with the buddha’s ehi passiko.

    VastmindlobsterFosdick
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    @Jason said:
    I thought it was the Predator. :surprised:

    Tee hee.
    My sister had the same reaction ... I iz bad ... o:)

    and now back to the ... where were we again?

    Vastmind
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran Veteran

    @Tsultrim said:
    Anyhow, did you do it, if so how?

    I did do it, but it was traced from another image, so it doesn’t really qualify as “art”. Maybe I’d call it a mindfulness practice.

    @lobster, thank you for your collaboration, it’s very whimsical.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    @adamcrossley makes a good avatar. I am using it as a desktop background ...

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Dear Friends of the Buddha,

    Whilst waiting form Apple Pencil to charge ... it was at 4% I decided to visit the hell realms or it may have been the Psychedelic Purelands ... sometimes difficult to tell.

    Anyway here is the proof ...

    paulyso
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I see a little silhouetto of a man Woman....

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Yes @federica it is Queen Quan Yin, the female Buddha ...
    The Dalai Lama is another version/personification of the original ...
    As is your fav ... Madam Tara ...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanyin

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Charged my Ipencil.
    Created an abstract garuda and cosmifried it ...

  • paulysopaulyso Veteran usa Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Yes @federica it is Queen Quan Yin, the female Buddha ...
    The Dalai Lama is another version/personification of the original ...
    As is your fav ... Madam Tara ...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanyin

    i have an image of her sitting on the lotus holding a vase and flower.her icon helps me to remember a woman can be a buddha.long live quan yin.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited February 2

    @paulyso said:.... i have an image of her sitting on the lotus holding a vase and flower.her icon helps me to remember a woman can be a buddha.long live quan yin.

    Enlightenment and Buddhahood are genderless. However:

    Tara is also a bodhisattva, someone who has vowed to attain enlightenment for the sake of liberating all beings, but she took a special vow: to attain enlightenment in a female body and so always to be reborn as a woman until this was fulfilled. Tara's vow has, consequently, given hope and inspiration to countless generations of women.

    From here.

  • paulysopaulyso Veteran usa Veteran

    federica,yes.there is still some residue of male-oriented view.in which case tara buddha is a great counterpoint.

    im all about equality.i believe it is the buddha way.

  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Any art work you have done lately to share?

    After a trip to the galleries of Vienna recently, my partner and I are doing a lot of painting. I painted this placemat and coaster using the colours of the Tibetan prayer flags, inspired by the feeling of clarity, like bright mountain air, which they evoke in me.

    May they bless my breakfast every day now =)

    lobsterpaulysoJeffrey
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

  • ZenSamZenSam Explorer ZenJew Explorer

    Better artist than me.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Self portrait as a Whirling DuhWish

    paulyso
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited March 20

    @ZenSam said:
    Better artist than me.

    Better artist than I ...

    (Oh bloody fekking hell!!)

    image

    image

    (Sometimes, I REALLY hate myself....)

    lobsterZenSam
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @lobster, that's really rather good....!

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    @federica said:
    @lobster, that's really rather good....!

    Many thanks.
    (for those unaware, @federica is aflicted by extreme gramma correction) tee hee >:)

    federica
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Yes. It is both a blessing and a curse - a form of literary OCD.... Useful when people ask me - "Fede, is it 'defiantly' or definately'..?"

    Neither. It's 'Definitely'.

    Mind you, I have been known to stretch my own rules....

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    There are rules? I may have it all wrong ...

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