The Voord

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  1. You're never too old to keep trying. I was aged 62 when I decided to try my hand at sculpting and I'm very much still on a big learning curve . . . for however long that might last! If at first you don't succeed, fail and fail again!* *
  2. Oh, Wow, that's a great memory, thanks for sharing! My own dad had artistic sensibilities. He was an engineer by trade and as a kid I used to leaf through some of his notebooks and would sometimes come across sketches he'd made that displayed a good grasp of human anatomy . . .
  3. Anyone else here have artistic sensibilities or aspirations? I'd like to think that my interest in OA stemmed from a personal leaning towards creating my own drawings as a kid in art lessons at school (many years ago) Last year, I decided to try my hand at sculpting (hey, it is a type of *Art* . . . going from 2D drawings to 3D objects). I've always been a fan of the early 1960s TV series, THE OUTER LIMITS and for the past few years had been collecting full-size OL busts (usually produced in very limited quantities) and decided to try my hand at creating a few of my own. Using YouTube tutorials, I educated myself into the procedures of sculpting clay busts, creating plaster molds and casting the end-product in latex (foam-filled in quick-drying rigid polyurethane) . . which I then painted, using an airbrush (another newly-acquired skill) with hand-brushed finishes. As I suggest, you have to possess a certain degree of artistic sensibilities to try your hand at such things. I very much consider myself to be on a learning curve . . . but here's my second-ever completed sculpt (third version) of 'Soldier', the second season OUTER LIMITS episode penned by the late, great, Harlan Ellison . . . Feel free to showcase your own stuff and I look forward to it . . .
  4. Original Movie Poster painting, used for a magazine trade ad, by the great Reynold Brown for the artist's very first movie campaign that would propel him to fame as a leading talent throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Image size is a whopping 32" x 25". Additional images and full description at: https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1500294
  5. Original painting used for the commercial break in the Channel 3 screening of 1960s television series, THE OUTER LIMITS. My guess is that Channel 3 was a local TV station - so any further information would be welcome. No idea who the artist is, but this is basically a pastiche of imagery taken from two 1950s science-fiction movies - i.e. DESTINATION MOON (1950) and BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1959). Additional images at: https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1426597
  6. Actually, Bronty has initiated a thread for illustration artwork several years ago that's still active, though it's 'This week in you illustration art collection', which is geared-up for new acquisitions. I do own some illustration art and here's a Fortunino Matania original of 'Caesar and the Pope' dating from circa 1930s, with an image size of 18" x 13": Close-up shots and a photo of the framed artwork on display in my CAF at: https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=829222
  7. Thanks for preventing me getting neck strain.
  8. I've done it once for the sake of completion though several years later I ended up selling the art. In a similar vein, I've bought all of the classic DR WHO series on DVD, even though I don't care much for the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy eras - which are likely to remain as 'Viewed only once'. It's the collector mentality. If you can live with the cost of the art, maybe you should buy it - if, for nothing, else, it will stop you agonizing over it. You could always re-sell the art later on if you decide on a purge.
  9. Of about 450 pieces (I cut down a lot), I only have seven artworks on display at any one time. I tend to rotate rather than plaster my walls with the stuff.
  10. New in today . . . Reynold Brown's original Movie Poster painting for the 1956 film, WORLD IN MY CORNER, starring Audie Murphy: https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1637859
  11. Big price drop over last year's result and, taking into account inflation, a big drop in value over its initial 1994 auction sale. .
  12. Lots of Ernie Colon art up For Sale on CAF's Dealer's listings, mostly very affordable with starting prices of $75 upwards for panel pages and some unused covers for under $500. Maybe you should compare what you have against what's For Sale to arrive at an informed opinion regarding value?
  13. Looks a bit messy in terms of various components in need of separate framed displays. No idea what the market is for Ernie's work but I'd say $500 tops.