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About deamentiaemundi

I am just a grumpy old man; overweighted, hirsute, with bad teeth and even worse eyesight, sputtering absurdities and nonsense most, but not all of the time while steadfastily ignoring grammar and style of any language I write in. And now get off of my lawn!

Some Twin Primes

With n_{32} representing the sum of all primes smaller than 2^{32}, the number n_{32}-1 = 425649736193687429 is a member of the twin prime \left(425649736193687429, 425649736193687431\right). The numbers n_{7} + 1 and n_{34} + 1 are also twin primes: \left( 1721, 1723 \right) and \left( 6400753258957522037, 6400753258957522039 \right) respectively.

It is unknown if that information is of any use but as the saying goes: “You’ll never know!”.

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A slightly bigger format

watercolour od nude woman in the works

Bit cramped, innit?


Just a bit. 50cm x 65cm (don’t know how much that is in old money) instead of 30cm x 40cm.

The bigger (if you pardon the pun) problem is that I did not take the necessary amount of attention when I bought it. It is good paper, no question but I oversaw the little note that said that it is pure cellulose paper not pure cotton as I am used to. The colours run different, if you know what I mean (probably not, if you do not do watercolours yourself, just say you need to get used to it).

But the first one is always for the bin, as the old saying goes πŸ˜‰

And I really f’d up the hand, what the…? The foot, too, looks a bit, how shall I put it…curious. Oh, my…

Will add final picture when it is finished. If I don’t dump it in the aforementioned bin because it is a failure, I don’t know if I can repair it. Oh, and still no model release needed, build again out of several of my anatomy sketches together with a generic European face. Why European? I thought I start with motives that are a bit more familiar to me. The only differences are in the skin colour (which all get mixed from the very same three colours, btw!) which would be no problem but there are also slight differences in some facial features which I need to train first before I get public. Even though no actual women are depicted it is just a question of good manners to keep some standard.

OK, after ruining the shadow even, I gave up, here is the final picture.

watercolour female nude, lying, to the left

Well, one sheet wasted, nine to go

This is not a Ready-Made

(As if anybody would get that pun πŸ˜‰ )

Ascending female nude

Ascending nude

There she goes. What is her destination, what her intend? Well, the bathroom is upstairs, so…

But lame jokes aside: no model release necessary, it is all “from imagination” as Leonardo Pereznieto would say, some lessons in “Human Anatomy for Artists 101” (although I seem to have missed the part about how to make human hair look natural), and some vague memories.

Mmh…too much cadmium red for the labia minora?

Does somebody have a screwdriver? Anybody? Buehler?

Somebody—and I don’t want to look at anybody here—thought I would have massaged a photo with a Photoshop watercolour-filter and sold it as if I did it myself, manually, with a brush. I did not know what to make out of it: feel insulted or flattered? I did not use a Photoshop-filter, for I do not have Photoshop in the first place. On the other side: my watercolours are bad, some are even really bad, I’m pretty sure the Photoshop filter would have done a better job.

So what shall I do about it? Do it again, this time with a camera running along? The only one with a HD camera is my sister and it’s not really a camera just a cell phone which you can’t screw on a tripod for lack of a screw hole in the camera. I could improvise something with some wires, rubber bands, and tape. Nuh, way too much work. A couple of stills will do, too. And the very same thing again? Nuh, boring!

The original was a screenshot from Google Earth, so I “traveled” a bit around the world and found another nice place, this time in Greece. So let’s do it. Well, actually: I’ll do it and all you can do is to helplessly watch the catastrophe building up πŸ˜‰

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