Saturday, February 25, 2017

so this President guy is deciding who can and can’t be in the press briefings

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Even if you agree with President Bannon that the Federal gummint is too big and some or many of its functions should be left to the states (a valid arguable position that he is approaching in the most cynical possible way), how does kicking the press out advance that goal? How does a muslim ban advance that goal? For a guy who says he wants to get rid of Federal powers, he sure is encouraging a lot of Executive overreach.

Also the President we have now is stupid.

Posted by David Rhoden on 02/25 at 01:25 PM

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

woo hoo fresh meat

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Posted by David Rhoden on 02/22 at 10:49 AM

new painting for sale

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This is a guy I drew when I felt a bit defeated. He also feels defeated, but he’ll be fine with a little rest. He is for sale; please inquire.

I like the shadow by his right foot. (Well, his left foot, the one that’s on the right.) It adds a little depth.

I promise the next thing I paint won’t be as appealing.

Posted by David Rhoden on 02/22 at 03:45 AM

machines are learning, getting better and better

Image-to-Image Demo

what this guy Christopher Hesse has done is pretty incredible—you draw the edges of a thing and his program will fill in the drawing with photographic images of the thing it as learned from “looking” at pictures of the thing (in this case, cats).

Here’s an example of how it’s supposed to work, with a nice edge-filled drawing of a kitten.

image by David Rhoden

And here are my attempts.

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Try it yourself here: Image-to-Image Demo

Posted by David Rhoden on 02/22 at 02:59 AM

Monday, February 20, 2017

tell us how you really feel

image by David Rhoden

Just a bit of whiteboarding, thinking about…stuff.

This week:
I’ll be making a new painting, kind of a Shmoo-lookin’ creature. See my Instagram. I’m building a bed. and if all goes well, I’ll be updating my Shopify site.

I’d really like to be just drawing but I can always dream.

Posted by David Rhoden on 02/20 at 09:07 AM
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