Been keeping myself busy with my bandmate working on the new album and taking threatening funeral photos

@jylm6d sweet! the deadline is passed but when I saw your drawings I was like this has to go in there haha, you can just send me 300dpi version of one of the ghosts you like the most and I'll include that :)

@jylm6d That sounds nice, I'm happy to hear that, it's encouraging for my barely starting journey into it ^^

Thanks! My favorite one is the first one with the full cloak, a print would be perfect and for the zine, I'll keep in touch to show you how I integrate it and when the zine is out :)

@FredBednarski oh sweet! I really love making props, especially making things from movies and games, there's just something so cool about making these fictional worlds a bit more real by making an object from them :)

Yeah indeed and it only comes in flat sheets which aren't very skinlike, I agree that liquid latex or cast silicone are the best methods for realistic fake fleshy things ~

@jylm6d That's okay, I hope you enjoyed it while you practiced it :) I'm wondering now, would you be open to sell me one of your plant ghost flash? If i can't get it tattooed i would still love to have it on my wall and if you're open to it i'd like to publish it in my upcoming fantômes zine:

@jylm6d Also just went and checked your work and website and I wish I was living closer, I would love to get one of your plant ghosts, really cool work!

@jylm6d that makes a lot of sense, I've been drawing daily for a little while and instinctively practice the going over the same lines thing for my outlines, I'll definitely try on an easel or just weird surfaces. Thanks a lot for sharing!

@FredBednarski it's mostly for tattoo practice, i know people who study for microblading and other stuff like that use it too. Generally it's really more like rubber than skin, there's been some improvements lately in that area with brands like a pound of skin and reelskin but those are super expensive. I didn't knew you were into making props, that's super cool we should talk about that one day!

@stunder thanks! yeah i'm happy I started with fruits first, this feels like well rubber haha, I can just tell that going as hard on human skin would just rip it to shreds haha

@rek thank you so much! :3 The edges and bones don't make it easier for sure but I also find it fun to come up with designs that fit the muscle and bone shapes, 've been playing around just drawing on myself with a sharpie for that

@Nikolai_Kingsley not really, i tried pigskin when i was a lot younger and first got interested in tattooing but it was quite messy to work with and I've since got vegan so i would prefer avoid it :)

@jylm6d that's excellent advice indeed, I started practicing on fruits too to start but I've been wanting to practice shading and more detailed pieces. I still need to practice how I hold my machine and position my hands to help with hand support and stability, like you say that's the tricky part and i often feel that my line depth is not uniform when tattooing a rounded thing. Was there something that helped you with that?

Recently got some fake skin to practice on, it's really tough and doesn't feel anything like real skin but it's a lot of fun to practice shading and the hand speed/voltage relationship :3

@dualhammers @norikawa that's interesting! For me, it's more of a way to broaden my views on a subject by being exposed to a bunch of new perspectives on it from my students but also to reflect on my own approaches to it. Nothing beats saying it out loud to people who don't know a lot about it haha

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"Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners." — John Holt

@dualhammers @norikawa this exactly, I really see teaching as a conversation, where both people are learning and teaching consciously or not

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It would be cool to have a pet with a longer lifespan than you. It'd be like caring for a vampire

@tehn I'm totally open to the idea, I'll probably make a digital version available for free to go along with the printed one so everyone can read it :)

@metasyn really curious how this turned out, that would really improve my wire mess haha

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