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The Art Center Prop Room
It started as a joke at work. The girl on the right was one of my managers I supervised.  She put on the wig and someone took a pic (The right 15%) and printed it out in black and white and posted it on the wall.  I found the original file, added the shitting dog behind her and reprinted it and reposted it.  Nobody noticed at first so I kept going  back and adding things like the joker makeup and the tarantula etc.  Finally my crew caught on and it became a daily thing to see if the pic had been modified.  I kept adding to it and adding on the right side and eventually had most of my crew and my comanager pose for the piece.  I'd wanted to expand it on the left and have it all be a giant image on a self portrait of me photoshopping, but I didn't stay with the job long enough.
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chrischanaud
chris chanaud
Artist
United States
I'm tall

Current Residence: Los Angeles
Shell of choice: nautilus
Favourite cartoon character: Neko bus
Interests
  • Listening to: The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Drinking: water
OK I will share with you a secret.
I love to cook stuff from scratch but sometimes I take shortcuts. My favorite shortcut lately has been with cupcakes. The basic cake/cupcake recipe is pretty simple and requires nothing beyond basic skills at baking. So for that I just use a store bought mix. Shhh, don't tell ok?  I figure the fun part is in adding unique flavors.  I just get a white cake mix and add stuff.  My first trip into the world of cupcakes was mint chocolate chip.  For that I just took the basic cake mix and added mini chocolate chips
(larger ones are only really good for cookies as they will weigh down a cake batter and make it gooey and flat). mint extract, and green food coloring.  Done!  It was that easy!  Though I also made a chocolate buttercream frosting and candied mint leaf to go on top but that's also pretty simple.  
Heres the thing.  So long as you don't change the wet/dry ratio it's easy to add flavors to a cupcake mix (or any baked mix for that matter). Things like peanut butter or pumpkin puree for example are easy to  throw in because they're already about the same consistency.   My next cupcakes were PB&J.  For that I just added peanut butter to the mix (peanut butter has a strong flavor so it didn't take all that much).  After the cupcakes were done I scooped out a spoonful in the middle of each one and put in some strawberry jelly.  I also made a peanut butter cream frosting for the top and I added a bit of sea salt to offset the super sweet jelly and create a sweet/salty combo.
My most recent creation was pina colada cupcakes.  For that I got a can of crushed pineapple in it's own juice, along with coconut milk, coconut extract, shaved coconut, and rum.  The cake mix calls for a  cup of water so I substituted that with the pineapple juice from the can along with a splash of rum.  I also threw in a bunch of the crushed pineapple into the batter.  Next I made the coconut buttercream frosting. For that I just replaced the cream in the buttercream with coconut milk.Since coconut has a bit of a subtle flavor I also added the extract and then put the shaved coconut on top. It's fun because I didnt have to follow a recipe and was able to improvise it all.  Though I would not have been able to without the premade cake mixes. OK I've made quite a few cupcakes lately (mostly because I've been going to parties and my friends ask me to make them).  Anyhow I think I'm done with cupcakes for now and ready to move on to something else.
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Xeno-Crazy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
thanx 4 the add to ur favs
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks x WACTH!
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fig Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Dude the intro to your flick was rad. You should use that as your logo. hehehe. "Chris Chanaud presents"
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chrischanaud Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Well that was just a quickie thing that I put up so my rpg friend could dig on it. Sorta embarrassing that I couldnt figure out how to cut out the last 5 minutes where theres just music. ANyhow thankx.
The whole point actually is that Im gonna use that system to generate a poster for the Burning Man festival. I kinda decided to go at the last minute and need to do a poster on the theme of metropolis. Stay tuned for the final version and maybe some in progress versions!
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chrischanaud Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
OK heres my stupid movie
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cballiet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you going to have action in it?
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nicolas-gouny-art Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the little wishing :bulletorange: :bulletred: :bulletorange: :bulletorange: :bulletorange: :star:

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HBKerr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
:wave: Thanks for the :+devwatch: :)
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Jarrad113 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
What a cake job, must be better than looking at nuts all day. Hope all is well. Peace
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chrischanaud Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Thanks buddy. Good to know youre still out there.
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