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Forum: Stamp Talk 08-02-2012, 01:43 AM
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Posted By k_nak
That's what I like too --Simple Green.

That's what I like too --Simple Green.
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-14-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49,161
Posted By k_nak
Thanks everyone! I've certainly enjoyed chatting...

Thanks everyone! I've certainly enjoyed chatting with you all. I hope there's been some useful information in the posts.

Thanks, also, to Amy again for the invite. ~Kevin
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
Shadows are one of the most forgotten elements in...

Shadows are one of the most forgotten elements in stamping and it's understandable. It's hard to tell where to put them, what shape they would take for a given object, and what color to make them. ...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
Enjoyed "chatting" with my fellow rubber stampers...

Enjoyed "chatting" with my fellow rubber stampers Claudia. I've learned a lot myself over the past few days. I've been finding my way around this site and all the posts. Amy's provided a great...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,283
Posted By k_nak
Yes, you should get a great range of tones out of...

Yes, you should get a great range of tones out of 24ish pens I would think. Probably divide them up between dark/medium/light values of the core colors such as blue/red/yellow/brown/green which...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 10:26 AM
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Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
That's a nice piece. Yes, those little specks of...

That's a nice piece. Yes, those little specks of white help to pull out the figures and keep the eye moving. The angles and positions of the characters and the slant of the background hill help as...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-13-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,283
Posted By k_nak
Hi Laura, So glad to hear that the line has...

Hi Laura,

So glad to hear that the line has contributed to your creative spirit. It's very fulfilling to hear that.

Here's my list of items that I use a lot of. It should be noted that some...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-11-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,235
Posted By k_nak
I've used coated glossy and coated smooth matte...

I've used coated glossy and coated smooth matte (non glossy) but I haven't used a coated paper that was neither. My guess is that it's a smooth hot press paper that would be slightly more absorbent...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
I love some of Maxfield Parrish's landscapes. ...

I love some of Maxfield Parrish's landscapes. Here's a link to a great example of the concept of water reflecting sky here:

http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/2709.html

Or here's a contemporary...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,235
Posted By k_nak
This is such a charming piece. Love the look of...

This is such a charming piece. Love the look of it.

By doing this piece, you have 100% more experience with the medium than I do so I don't have any advice. But, it certainly doesn't appear to...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 10:58 PM
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Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
I forgot to answer your question here. We...

I forgot to answer your question here.

We really don't add in light but retain light by not shading in those areas. The way that I approach shading is to shade very incrementally so things...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
Here's an interesting painting. In another...

Here's an interesting painting. In another response to this question, I mentioned how I like to create spots of light and to separate them with the use of shade. In this painting:
...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
Been enjoying the time with you all. I love to...

Been enjoying the time with you all. I love to talk about rubber stamping which, believe it or not, I don't do very often.

There have been some excellent questions that have made me think. ...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,016
Posted By k_nak
Yes, we do. You just enter your email address...

Yes, we do. You just enter your email address and hit subscribe. I think you'll be asked to confirm in a follow up email. ~K
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,285
Posted By k_nak
Wow, had no idea Amy. That's so cool! ...

Wow, had no idea Amy. That's so cool!

Excellent tips and points for the Newbies too Amy. ~K
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,235
Posted By k_nak
Love the look of that Mulberry paper!

Love the look of that Mulberry paper!
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-10-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
I don't think I'll be out teaching classes this...

I don't think I'll be out teaching classes this year and next year will depend on how long it takes me to get some new things into production like new designs and things like online instructional...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-09-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
Yes, water in most cases acts like a mirror...

Yes, water in most cases acts like a mirror reflecting the surroundings and color of the sky/light in nature. For example, during dusk or dawn if the sky is ablaze in red/golden light above a body...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-08-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
I forgot this link that goes under this note...

I forgot this link that goes under this note above:

http://stampscapes.com/misc144.html
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-08-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
I haven't heard of it put into those words but...

I haven't heard of it put into those words but the concept of it is certainly something that I like to use in scenes. I like to oscillate the usage of dark and light across a scene to try and make a...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-07-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,959
Posted By k_nak
These "inchies" are a great idea. Had no idea...

These "inchies" are a great idea. Had no idea that people were trading these like ATC's, Pins, etc. It's a great format.
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-07-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,184
Posted By k_nak
Hello Roberta, There are a lot of different...

Hello Roberta,

There are a lot of different traditional visual compositional structures out there and the rule-of-thirds is one that I often use in my own work --stamping and photography. Without...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-07-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,016
Posted By k_nak
I just ink up the part of the stamp that I want...

I just ink up the part of the stamp that I want to use and make the impressions that way. It's easier to ink up a select portion of a stamp with a marker but if you're using a stamp pad, you can...
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,016
Posted By k_nak
I haven't taught classes in a while but I've...

I haven't taught classes in a while but I've given demos at the local stamp stores --Stamping Details, and Stamp Addict.
Forum: Scenic Stamping with Kevin Nakagawa of Stampscapes 05-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,016
Posted By k_nak
Perfect example making full use of the medium. ...

Perfect example making full use of the medium. From a designing and usage point of view: I think if a design looks great in it's entirety, that's good. If it can be used in partials, that's better....
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