Ah, the joys and perils of frisket (masking fluid). The clients are a family who want their faces in a famous painting that has a black background. I masked the boundaries of the figures before laying down the background wash, which required two washes. Peeling up the frisket afterward not only lifted the pencils, but in some spots messed with the paper texture. Hope it won't ruin the piece. #MastoArt #watercolor #commission
There's still time to sign up! My talk for the Economy Club is tonight at Ristorante Gran Gusto in Cambridge. Social hour at 6, dinner at 7, talk at 8. #Cagliostro #comics https://www.meetup.com/Economy-Dinner-And-Social-Club/events/268246354/
If you're in the Boston area next Monday night, you're welcome to listen to me talk about Cagliostro and the Medem family https://www.meetup.com/Economy-Dinner-And-Social-Club/events/268246354/ #event #Cagliostro #Medem #Courland
I got a last-minute panel space in this weekend's Arisia (Science Fiction Convention)'s Art Show! #luck
Real social structures have some cost to discoverability, with increasing layers of cost/friction for each additional attempt to uncover more information. This friction is beneficial—it dramatically cuts down on casual busybodies, griefers, and nosepokery.
But online spaces are built by techno-utopians who think there's no such thing as too much of a good thing and continually push their platforms to uncanny levels of compulsory discoverability. All the negative consequences be damned.
@ChrisTalleras I can understand him not trademarking it right off the bat, as it's not cheap and he likely had no idea it would get this big. Had he done this after 1-2 years, it would've still caused drama and potentially killed the event.
There's no good decision in this situation. Either he loses his ability to stop corporations from taking advantage of Inktober, or artists lose their ability to sell Inktober books/merch. He can't have both, but he's trying to make it out like he can.
Harvard's former Holyoke Center is now Smith Campus Center, fully remodeled from the old layout. A bunch of other Cambridge artists and I will be vending there at the Pop-Up Holiday Market, starting tomorrow -- I'll only be there through Saturday. https://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Calendar/View?guid=06cb2beb-52a6-4051-a178-fd757700e03c&start=20191212T110000&end=20191215T180000 #craftfair
Thursday through Sunday is the School of the Museum of Fine Arts annual benefit Art Sale. I'm offering a piece in the sale, the art for my 2019 holiday card. https://smfa.tufts.edu/events-exhibitions/art-sale #mastoart #SMFAartsale
This weekend, I'll be at the Boston Comics Roundtable's table (Table D-01/02 in Doucet Hall on the upper level of Lesley University's University Hall) at Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) in Cambridge, MA. http://www.micexpo.org/
Come join me later today in Cambridge, MA (between Central and Kendall Squares) for the reception for the small-group show “Off the Page” at LabCentral, 4–7 PM. (If you get there after 5 there will be a phone number on the door you can call to be let in.) https://labcentral.org/news-events/gallery-1832/art-reception-off-the-page/ #comics #cartoons #art #reception #LabCentral
I'll be Location #55 for this weekend's Cambridge Arts Open Studios (CAOS) (https://www.cambridgema.gov/arts/Programs/openstudios). In addition to framed comics art on the walls, I'll have printed comics for sale. Plus I'll be painting these portraits of "Count" Cagliostro and his acolyte, Baroness Elisa von der Recke. (Both shown here with contemporary portraits.) #mastoart #pencils #watercolor #Cagliostro #Recke
The sun actually set over the Deschutes River over a very flat-terrained island covered with pine trees and shrubbery.
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