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by Ralph Slatton
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Artist
Replies: 9
Views: 4168

Re: The Artist

I absolutely loved this move. The recreations of period cars and buildings made the movie so believable. The only place that seemed a little off was the hairstyle and makeup of our leading lady. Her look felt a little too contemporary to me, but was only a minor detraction, if any. I thought the tre...
by Ralph Slatton
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Shamelss self promoting. Your Blogs and websites.
Replies: 29
Views: 18767

Re: Shamelss self promoting. Your Blogs and websites.

If you enjoy home grown comic books, dealing with subjects like sci fi, animae, philosopy, and fine arts, you might enjoy visiting my class comic book. I give them full reign to explore whatever is pressing to them. My class gave me the nickname of professor doom which you may see referenced from ti...
by Ralph Slatton
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Drawing style
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Drawing style

I am an art professor and have been teaching for a lot of years. In the beginning classes, a traditional approach to breaking the ice is to introduce gesture exercises. In gesture, we often draw the objects inside out, as a kind of building process. With this process, you can create a nice sense of ...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I require the label for this art, so I can look up more!
Replies: 4
Views: 6685

Re: I require the label for this art, so I can look up more!

I think I understand your terms. Let me make sure. As an example, lets say I wanted to create a painting using a minimal palette of blue. I would use black, white, and blue as my basic tubes of paints. I would combine these in varying amounts to create a full range of blue values, from very light to...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Creative Block and Dream Imagery
Replies: 0
Views: 3119

Creative Block and Dream Imagery

Whenever I venture into a new line of artwork, I tend to have self doubts. I hope some of you artists out there may have good solutions to overcoming these. The white of the paper, or in my case the shiny surface of a copper plate, is so hard to fill, especially when exploring a completely new line ...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 258773

Re: The worst film you've seen

By today's standards, "This Island Earth" is probably the worst film, or at least the most notably stereotypical film I've ever seen. Yet, it is also the most beloved one from my childhood. I've always loved and cringed at the thought of it. As most of you probably know, it was honored in ...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mastercard 'hit by Anonymous Wikileaks revenge attacks'
Replies: 121
Views: 14452

Re: Mastercard 'hit by Anonymous Wikileaks revenge attacks'

If I understand this correctly, the main goal of the hackers is to disrupt service to these credit card companies. However, I have concerns about the next step in the Wiki-leak saga. Don't you think it is only a small step before Wiki or some other webmaster starts publishing private information abo...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 481766

Re: Favorite home experiments

Wow! This sure brings back memories of my old Gilbert Chemistry set. I suppose my most favorite experiment was making oxygen using colbalt chloride, hydrogen peroxide, and calcium carbonate. A mixture of these would create a small about of oxygen in a test tube, enough to ignite a glowing splint.
by Ralph Slatton
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:00 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Need Art Site Template advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3012

Re: Need Art Site Template advice

Jacque- Thanks for the good information. I purchased a .com and a .org under my name and will start with a very simple design for my first website. Let me ask you a question about wordpress. I've heard some buzz about it having security flaws. I know hackers can get into about anything, but there we...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Need Art Site Template advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3012

Need Art Site Template advice

I thought some of you may have experience with some of the art web templates out there. Since I don't have much experience with website building, I thought I'd find a good art friendly template. I saw some photographic and gallery type sites, but they were nothing but flash on the front page. I hear...
by Ralph Slatton
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Outer Edge of the Cosmic Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 2634

Re: The Outer Edge of the Cosmic Envelope

Nothingness is a difficult concept for humans to fathom. At best we can imagine nothingness as space with nothing in it, but when we try to wrap our heads around nothingness not even containing space itself, or time for that matter, conceptualization falls apart. It's not that hard. You can confuse...
by Ralph Slatton
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: My first art video: "March of the Mad Hares"
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

My first art video: "March of the Mad Hares"

I just put together a 20 year retrospective of my art. I do unusual stuff, maybe a mixture of post modern angst with gothic humor, hopefully credible enough for the fine arts. No, I don't hate animals, even though my art often depicts them in precarious positions. The images are more symbolic for th...
by Ralph Slatton
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Dark Fantasy Web Comic.
Replies: 60
Views: 12807

Re: Dark Fantasy Web Comic.

These are great! Your stick figures bring humor to otherwise serious content. After a while you forget they're sticks and you begin seeing them as fully realized action figures. Nice lay outs on your link. You have a good gestural quality to your work that makes the characters believable.
by Ralph Slatton
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.
Replies: 254
Views: 166599

Re: Personal Art links: DeviantArt, flickr, etc.

I've created some strange animals and a nice surreal pen for them to play. I enjoy playing up the dualities between humor and sinister. I think animal personalities should enjoy both. You might call these visual puns. I hope you enjoy my menagerie of remembered souls. Please link to me as much as po...
by Ralph Slatton
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Outer Edge of the Cosmic Envelope
Replies: 16
Views: 2634

The Outer Edge of the Cosmic Envelope

I was recently contemplating limitations. What a profound concept! According to my limited understanding of the Big Bang Theory, the universe sprang from an infinitely singular point and is still expanding. Wouldn't this imply a finite universe with boundaries. Past these boundaries is literally, &q...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0773: "University Website"
Replies: 177
Views: 39643

Re: "University Website" discussion (#773)

That was a brilliant cartoon at the beginning of this thread. I am on a website committee with our department and the problem with listing all the useful stuff up front is that people expect to see it in context. Otherwise, it would be like coming in the middle of a conversation. You have to paint t...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Masters, PhD., and Interdisciplinary Programs
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: Masters, PhD., and Interdisciplinary Programs

I hope you don't mind a response from an art professor. What I have to tell you may be totally unrelated from your questions about economics programs, but I give it a try. I've taught art for about 20 years and hold three degrees myself. In the course of my career, I've carried several grad students...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 399782

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My art teacher used to say, "The only difference between me and you, is that I've learned how to correct my mistakes where they don't show."
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?
Replies: 45
Views: 14736

Re: Is it illegal to own a chemistry set in Texas?

I heard about this law sometimes ago. Some here may know of Bob Lazar, who is famed to have worked on alien technology at Area 51. I caught his interview on Coast to Coast radio show and the Texas law came up as part of the discussion. He mentioned that this law was being driven by politics, fear, a...
by Ralph Slatton
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: ITT: comment drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 3369

Re: ITT: comment drawings

TasteLikeCoke- If I understand you correctly, you are using your computer sketch pad and inputing this into software. Is there a reason you don't just draw it directly on paper. I think what some of the others are referring to is that the drawing is perhaps a bit flat and needs more form and texture...

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