The Rainfrog Chronicles II

Hello,

a couple of new rainfrog drawings have emerged over the weeks, they are also very seasonal and colorful. I’ve also added some inspirations.

Some time ago someone looked up and noticed a huge hole in the sky.  She phoned it in and was asked to immediately shut the hole down and stop doing whatever was causing the hole, because otherwise the space would get in and fry us up alive if it remained open for too long. We got a couple of other trial holes and a sneak peak, did a review on it and decided we don’t want the planet to burn to crisp. For about thirty years everyone stayed on track and the trial holes in the sky were healing steadily and starting to close down. Years later on a very regular day, someone started secretly smoking up some skyhole gas into the sky, hoping they wouldn’t get caught and noone would notice. A great plan in all the details, besides the huge sky hole getting bigger right above their heads that really ruins all the sky photos. This has been the story of a huge secret factory with very small hands, and it will have a happy ending soon.

 

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The rainfrog enjoying suntanning

 

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Rainfrog in its own element

 

“The desert rain frog is spending the day dug into sand. It emerges at night and wanders about.” Wikipedia

 

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Rainfrog enjoying the urban nature at the botanical garden

 

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Rainfrog having such a great day, its arranged its own folk dance

 

The paintings are for sale and ship internationally, you can find the listings when you click the links or see the cartoon sketch category here.

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Figure drawing with pastels

I was just excited to try pastels again, the last time I tried them it was pretty frustrating, so I was very happy that I found a better way to use them today. I guess the beginner tip would be to start with sepia instead of 48 colors and take twice as much as papers as you need, so you can trash half of the tries.

So in the spirit of all this, I will add a nice quote from Silicon Valley.

Pete: I used to take a tampon, soak it in grain alcohol, and stick it up into my rectum. That got me high, Richard, but not half as high as the drug you just gave me. You know what that drug’s called? —  A second chance.

 

 

Links:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/619971397

https://www.etsy.com/listing/606135534

https://www.etsy.com/listing/619971943

The rainfrog chronicles cartoon drawings

These are ink illustrations on paper and are available here.

“The rainfrog is going to steal a cow instead” is inspired by a story I heard about the tribes in isolated forests where the process of proving yourself includes showing others that you can kill someone from the other tribe. At some point the tribe elders realized a single killing ends up being a long line of separate inter-village bloody vendettas which will never end and that isn’t useful for anyone. After that they’ve come to conclusion they will secretly start stealing cows from one another instead of killing one another. Chivalry is not dead. So if someone pisses you off, it’s a possibility that you can solve it by stealing a cow, but you have to do it in a really skillful and an impressive way.

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The rainfrog is going to steal a cow instead

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“The spider saga” – the rainfrog is truly considering what Mr.Tolkien has written into his diary: “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.” And then Mandela had gone and said: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” After that you have to consider the words of Winston Churchill “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” And at the end of the spider sagas, you can reflect on the thoughts of Oscar Wilde: “It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears, is said to be seen in San Francisco.”

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Tolkien wrote: “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.”

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“First flower of the spring” – for a Nordic rainfrog, the spring is extremely important, because it’s rebirth for most of the nature and everyone has to relearn some of the daily things. You’ve forgotten completely how the ground looks and that there are colours in the nature, and daylight, you crash your car a couple of times because you have forgotten the Sun, you crash your bike a couple of times because you have forgotten the physics, you start remembering feelings. Sometimes this is all delayed, so you’re a bit angry at the weather, curse you, weather!

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But at the end, every rainfrog gets a kick out of the first yellow blossom they see and it makes them think of the wonderful blooming summer ahead.

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How to decorate your room so people would think you’re crazy – part 2

This is part two of the how to tutorial, or a sequel to a topic that I felt has really been covered too little – it’s about how to decorate your private space in a way it will remain a private space and to use weird things that people are scared of.

We’ve covered the idea of multiplying a specific painting or other  artwork into amounts that will create a distraction. In a nutshell, you can put a huge number of the same cute items onto the walls and your room will remain empty.

The other trick would be to buy  frames which stand on their own and then turn them down, so only the backside is visible. This is a huge expression of issues, dark aura, eerie ghosts of the past and so on. People have been trained to think that a backside of a painting means something awful, so if you happen to decorate your house with the backsides of frames or paintings, it can not be argued that a room is never to be visited again.

You think this is a normal sight of a backside of a canvas? Uhuh, how about you imagine now – a person flipped it over! Because of reasons!

backside of a canvas painting

 

So far we’ve established that humans are scared of these art related things:

  • cute topics in a huge number of copies
  • flipsides of artworks

 

 

How to decorate your room so people would think you’re crazy

If you went out and became entirely crazy, the first thing you will do is buy a couple of paintings to decorate your room with just to let everyone know you’re mad now.

You’d can’t pick war or crime themes, because everyone is used to pictures of people without heads or people on crosses from the old times and that is not considered creepy but historically aware, so you’d need to go another direction.

The best way might be to pick something cute or pretty but then multiply it. You will successfully catch someones attention with something cute so they wouldn’t be scared to admit they had noticed it but then they can have a look around and see too many of the same things there are. Cute things in massive herds is considered one of the most eerie sights in the world that is still okay to talk about. It’s scary but acceptable amount of scary, so this is the last level of scary people won’t become blind to.

This will conclude today’s home decoration how-to, I hope you will have a beautiful and a productive day after seeing the illustration paintings.

We can see an illustration of an okay amount of jellyfishes – perhaps one alone or with another smaller replica:

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But here we are witnessing an amount of jellyfishes that is not socially acceptable and will ruin lives and relationships:

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Enter the Newer Ship

I have an idea for a business. After you’ve set up your new furniture, our company will roll out a couple of workers who will hold up sample conversations in different clothes and topic arrangements in appropriate settings, so you can see which type of conversations match your furniture the best. This will help you select the correct people to be your friends who will match the apartment.

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Vaja on maalida talve

Lumi

Ootame lund! Esimest korda sadas lund oktoobris. Tartus oli oktoobri keskel just olnud oranž kuumalaine, mis oli Ophelia poolt lõunast siia põhja linnakesse puhutud ning parkad seestpoolt vettima pannud ning seejärel ainult nädal aega hiljem pidi botaanikaaias jalutades turistile kobrastest rääkides lumelögas varbaid leotama, siis tekkis küll idee, et lumi oktoobris –  see polnud see milles me kokku leppisime, see polnud see mida me tellisime,  tühistada.

Täna jaanuaris peame aga lumevalvet ja leppisime kokku, et kui ta tuleb,  siis hüppame kohe autosse ja hakkame aga pildistama ja vaatama, enne kui on hilja.

Oodates hoian kitsad püksid jalas selleks, et püsti seismine, aknast välja vaatamine ja Fairy‘ga mandariinide pesemine oleks mugavam võrreldes istumise ja teleka vaatamisega.

 

Tere

Lõpuks ütleksin tere, sest see on uus teema! Peab ütlema, et see on inspireeritud sellest, et ostsin endale uue kilekotitäie õlivärve, enne seda oli mul 9 värvi ja nüüd on ligi 30. 30 õlivärvi on inimese jaoks ilmselgelt liiast, et nendega alustada, uute värvide ostmine ei aita selle vastu, kui neid kasutada ei oska. Alustada võiks 1-3 värviga, see on piisavalt lõbus; ma tahaks alustada sinisest.

 

Mis on värvituubis

Siinjuures vaatan ühte sinist värvi, nimega tseruleum (Cerulean blue). See on soe sinine, mis on natuke hallim, kui tsüaansinine. Seda võib proovida segada sellisel moel, et võtta näiteks tsüaansinist (cyan) koos valgega ja lisada hästi natuke muda, ehk siis väga väike kogus kas musta, kollast või punast. Kollase asemel võib proovida ka rohekat, siis on võibolla kergem segada.

Seotud kujutis

 

Pildiotsingu cerulean blue tulemus

 

 

Õlivärvid välja pärast mitut aastat

Minu esimene taaskohtumine oma ammu ostetud 9 õlivärviga toimus nii, et proovisin maalida ühte abstraktset portreed. Selleks valisin võimalikult kontrastse pildi mis tuleks välja hoolimata sellest, et ma eriti õlivärvidega praegu midagi teha ei oska peale selle, et võtan pintsliga paletilt värvi ja asetan selle lõuendile. Sellest praegu piisab, paksude värvidega plödistamine on piisav. Allpool on kolm etappi.

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Õlimaal lõuendil, esimene samm “Öövalve”

 

 

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Õlimaal lõuendil, esimene samm  “Öövalve”
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Õlimaal lõuendil, valminud töö “Öövalve”

 

Teiseks tekkis soov alustada ühte abstraktset maali liustikujärve matkal nähtu põhjal. Kui me seal ringi jalutasime (Islandi saarel), siis väga sinised jäätükid peegeldasid oma sinist värvi ümbrusesse ja nägid külma udu ja tumehallide pilvede taustal välja nagu midagi oleks valesti – keegi oli oma kohati isegi erksinisest plastmassist jäämäed randa unustanud, need ei näinud tõelised välja ja see, et vahepeal pistsid vee alt pea välja hülged – unustage ära, see oli ilmselgelt lavastatud stseen. Sellegipoolest tegin pilte nii palju kui jõudsin – igaks juhuks kui hiljem peaks välja tulema, et põhja saared päriselt näevadki iga päev sellised välja. Antud foto on tehtud keskpäeval, pilvede alt on natuke näha madala päikse soojemat kuma ja pilt on üsna valgusküllane hoolimata sellest, et taevas on tumehall.

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Helesinine Jäämägi Islandi saarel

Õlimaali tehes sai rõõmuga kasutada sinist, halli ja kollast. See on looduslik kombinatsioon ja seega on juba esimesest kihist alates rahustav, sest pole vaja midagi ennenägematut tõlgendama hakkama, sinu ees on lihtsalt üks hea helesinine 1000 aasta vanune jää(lume)tükk keskpäevase roosaka päikse taustal – sellise olustiku puhul ei ole mingit sisemist kahtlust, et see on harmooniline, põlvkonnad on ses osas juba kokkuleppele jõudnud.

 

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Abstraktne õlimaal inspireeritud fotoretkest “Jäämägi Islandil”

 

Ma ikka katsun näpuga neid maale pealt iga päev, ega nad ära küll ei kuiva vist kunagi.

 

 

 

The Review of Your Life: You sucked at math in 3rd grade

A number of ideas you’ve ever learned were learned in cycles of 3 or less years.  So at any time and any age, learning something new doesn’t take that long compared to your entire life. Something that your 30-year old self thought is “not you” or your 9th grade teacher told you suck at or your kindergarten teacher complimented you on, it’s not a portrait of your entire life, it’s not a real think, the “Review of You”. How would they know.  You think you had a role to fill and you always were bad at whatever you think you were bad at and good at whatever your 30 random group mates happened to know less about at that time, it doesn’t matter. It was only a couple of years of someones subjective comments. But to be fair, quite a few positive comments are pretty useless out of context also. Some positive comments are meant to guide you towards something that is useful for the reviewer and to make you more like them or turn you towards actions that might benefit them. You get patted on the back if your action reminded the reviewer of their life and you get suggestions for a change if it didn’t; at that time. The passing by reviewer will change their opinion in accordance with trends, development, your style of clothes, favorite brand of cigarettes or the town you were born in,  it’s temporary and pointless so who cares.  Put words on Bingo balls and blow some out of the tube onto a wall, you will get a more accurate review of your life and potential.

The only reason to learn a skill, is when your skills suck. So if you’re really bad at something at whatever age but you like doing it for whatever reason, it would be pretty silly to stop there at the start line.

 

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Future goals.

 

I suck at physics (what’s a good rhyme for Ohm) , traveling (I know there must be an exit in this supermarket) and sports (how do you know if this batch of sand will make your bike fall or not if you haven’t tried).  But this is all very much related to the time and effort I have(nt) put into these, not because I couldn’t read a map as a baby or was destined to never travel.