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Just Fishin'

2013-11-13 00:17:36 by Jiovanni

I love being punny. Well my own stupid humor aside, I really enjoyed making this fish tonight. Although it only took 1 hour to create, it seemed to drag on and take a while to cover the body in the strands. I have started making new strands and just mashing up and recycling the old ones. At this point there are less than 5% left of the original strands from the string bean lady, those few strands make up the tail of the fish. The rest is from the tiger last night, or just make fresh ones today. If I let them sit overnight, they have been very pliable the next day which is why I was able to use the strands over and over so many times.

I'm really enjoying this flat clay technique. Did you know that my string bean lady has over 1,000 views and about 31 votes?? that is crazy! I looked at the art portal today and my string bean lady art was actually under the heading of "popular art"! I was so thrilled! I have never had any of my art submissions have that many ratings or views! and I have never had my art under the popular category... ever...

So I am basically saying thank you, very much, for all the love and I feel like I'm starting to break some ground here. Just a tiny crack on in the sidewalk, but at least its something.

Just Fishin'


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2013-11-13 10:56:31

Yay more cool clay stuffs! :3

Jiovanni responds:

Glad you like them :-)


2013-11-13 17:33:23

Today a new string-bean lady called Elizabeth was born...

Liz ClayBorne.


Jiovanni responds:

lol! nice pun!


2013-11-13 22:53:52

Have you ever thought of doing something like making clay captions based on puns?

The more I look deeply into these clay creations, the more I see that some real thought has gone into them. Those twists and curls look so complex, and yet somehow, you still manage to make it look like what it's supposed to look like.

It makes me wonder how it would look if brought to life using stop motion animation. I can just imagine that fish wriggling about at a fairly quick speed with it's beady eye blinking, tentacles flicking. Yes I do have a fear of mythological sea monsters.

Jiovanni responds:

What you mean like animation or stop motion animation? Gods, yes I have dreamt about it quite a bit. Part of why I joined newgrounds is because I greatly enjoy and admire the work and the flash animations and stop motion animations that the users on here create. Some of them are so amazing and well done! I however, am not an animator. I don't have a fancy camera or video camera. All I have is a small desk, a desk lamp and my cell phone. Some day if I feel like spending the money, maybe I will get a nice camera and a video camera to start making stop motion animation, but for now its just a fleeting thought stuck on the back burner. I'm not really good with drawing human being proportionate and I'm not good with drawing them in action. My brain can't really comprehend how to animate human movement. I would think that it would be a little easier to do with clay, but I don't know. Anyways, basically my point is yes, I have thought about animation a lot. Yes, I would like to do more with my clay, and more with my art. But right now my resources are limited and I don't have much to work with. So I make do the best I can.

BTW- the clays are just made spur of the moment and the captions are an afterthought. I don't think up stupid puns and then spend 1 to 2 hours painstakingly putting together these clay things.

I put my heart and soul into my pieces and I enjoy to add the puns at the end, because the only time I'm funny or make jokes is online. I don't do that outside of here. I'm actually a very dull and listless person if you were to meet me in real life. In fact if you were to tell me a joke to my face, chances are I would not get it or it would take me about 5 to 10 minutes to respond to the joke.
In the online world I have all the time in the world to think of my little tidbits of humor.

I could continue to be dull and listless online, but I like to show another persona on here. I like pretend to be the person that I can't seem to be in real life.


2013-11-15 16:16:16

Stop motion animation is what I meant. It must be tough to even think about starting doing that. It wouldn't do any harm to send a private message to some artists on the portal who have worked using that the stop motion animation style. You have nothing to lose and if anything, might learn a few things about the process and how the others felt about it when they started the process.

But like anything in life really, it's all down to the application of the individual, if there is something that you want to become good at and learn, then there is no time like the present. You might not have many resources now apart from a desk, but every week you could acquire the tools required to do the job. It all depends on how much your heart and motivation is in it when it comes to taking that big leap of faith into really pushing yourself and working harder to make things happen.

I think the clay models are good, but if you want to achieve some kind of large scale attention, you need to get it out there in a way that dazzles and grabs the attention of the watching masses. I think stop motion animation goes a long way towards bringing your thoughts and bizarre creatures to life. It could be awesome, and I hope one day that you find that inspiration from somewhere to take your work to that next level.

Jiovanni responds:

Thank you. I will take that strongly into consideration. I think for now I will stick to the clay art submissions. I will look at contacting a few of the other newground users regarding the stop motion animation.

I appreciate your advice.