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New Blog with Drawings by Ruud Janssen

When I look back I see I have been drawing for quites some decades now. Since most of the drawings are digitized too, it has become easy to make an overview of the collection. In a new blog I am now publishing an overview where you can search by Title and also by year, so you can see how the works have developed over the years. I know where the influences came from, but you can judge yourself if you like what you see at:

https://tekeningenruud.blogspot.nl/

The blog will grow over the years. Not to publish all the drawings, but to show the developement over the years. I noticed that for some years the drawings haven’t been digitized yet, so it will be interesting to change that and add that to the digital world.

New 3D pen work in Progress

From the firm Karsten (see link below text) I received a new 3D pen to test. They included also a lot of Filament, so that will be an interesting test. Above you see the pen and the in-between result of the object I am working on. The pen works very well indeed. It is faster then the MyRiwell 3D pen I normally use. The nozzle is a bit smaller, so you can work more precize, and also you can adjust the temperature by hand, which is very handy.

The control of the 3D pen is good, it works constant and you can adjust the speed if you need to (for detail work). I noticed that when you stop, it does a little delay, probably to save the noosle from clogging.

The included filament was ABS which I am used to work with. Bright colours and I put the temperature a few degrees higher so the outcoming filament was very smooth and that shows in the result. This form works from Amsterdam. They even sell their new 3d pens through the Media markt and Action shops at quite a cheal price. So 3D pens have become available for everybody now.

For contacting the form go to:

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New work with 3D pen in progress

Working with the 3D pen is addictive. You can create actual objects, and that is much different as to drawing.  I don’t need samples, I  just like to create objects, and it is always currious do discover what comes out.  The techniques I know now make it easy to make any object. Also the in-between are fun to watch. I made a few photos of the new work I am doing in the early stages. You can see how the structures develope:

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3D pen : New work in progress – by Ruud Janssen – December 2016

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I am currently working on a new object with the 3D pen from MyRiwell. It is again a larger object, so these take some time. I am using two new colours now. Perl-white and gold. Gives a special effect with the object for sure. Will make some good photos’s later too when it is finished and will get a name. Probaly the objects will be exhibited somewhere soon……

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New object with 3D pen – November 2016

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This weekend I worked on another object with the MyRiwell 3D pen. The objects are becoming larger and are fit for a future exhibition. I have developed the technique now to make the larger objects and that works out just fine. Slowly a set of objects is created. The skelet is made of ABS plastics and the structures onto the body are like layers of paint that form a tight structure. That way the objects are light and yet very stable and you can hold them without breaking.

I have made a few more photos for you so you can see more sides of the object. The rears are large, and the figure is wearing a green cap. Have to think of the title yet, and will soon decide on wether the object is finished or not. Because these objects take a lot of time and materials I already ordered a few more kilo’s of ABS plastics. This time a different colourset, so that will bring some more surprises for future objects. Please feel free in commenting what you think of the results.

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