View Full Version : Zorcron's Sketchbook July 13 Summer Update !
January 4th, 2010, 07:54 PM
wow great sketchbook! and holy fudgecake you're only 16? :P But yeah you can see a turner influence in your work, i think it looks great! (i like turner and other people from his time like wiertz and friedrich a lot as well)
Thanks for the advice you gave me btw, i'll def try it more. Sorry for the noob question, but what type of paper would you recommend for charcoal?
ps: thanks for the tip, the cupcake has been eaten!
January 4th, 2010, 09:37 PM
2 more pen on photo drawings planning out my installation il probably start working on the installation mid march because
soon the pan ice is going to start building up on the shore if it gets cold enough
scanning printed photos makes em look old and grainy
UmpaArt heh dont sweat it man go look at his work though its worth a chunk of time for sure !
Zhoupeng Thanks alot ! yeah im really lovin my new space it sure does beat my small room, its great to have a physical space for working that is serperate from anything else
My57 i know how you feel :( when the weather starts getting better use the outdoors as your studio ! thats what i do a lot i just pack up my paints in a huge backpack,
wrap up some pallets with tin foil take a big bottle of water and paper towel for cleaning my brushes, fit a few canvas boards in there and you are set.
cant wait for the weather to start looking up again! yeah neutral colors sometimes are pretty hard to get just right i know i still have a lot of trouble with my greys and
browns but im working on it ! keep up the good work really lovin your SB
Lav thanks age has got nothing to do with it though ive seen way better artists my age the main thing is how much time,thought,work the person has devoted,
some people start painting when they are 9 some 13 some 20 some 35 some 50
everybody walks their own paths... as far as paper goes i would just do some quick gestural work try and get your hands on a roll of newsprint... start using
that stuff for all your quick gestures you work super large and i bet you the confindence in your line will improve greatly
thanks everybody :)
right now if i put this up it will be my best work so far IMO inspires so many thoughts for me right now this is based on how i view this piece of land almost a borderlands between the ocean and land the push and pull between the two can be long and draw out or quick and violent
the installation for me represents the borderlands between the two very different landscape (JUST GOTA WAIT TILL MARCH! spring )
working in 3d space and time is a whole new ballgame with really crazy challenges i love my paint but this is really somthin else
January 4th, 2010, 09:42 PM
That installation concept is coming along nicely dude. Can't wait to see it completed:D
January 5th, 2010, 01:20 AM
cool looking studio, definitely seams nice place to have a quiet place just for painting, looks like it has a nice view too, and is that a microwave I see? I'll also mention that winsor and newton make some oil paint that works with water which would probably be easier on your body in the long term.
Anyway for this peace here http://conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=855403&stc=1&d=1260849679 I think if you emphasized that c curve and flattened all of its lines into a single line in the distance you could in essence use the tool of convergence from linear perspective in a organic painting. That beach painting in the post before is amazing as well. Mostly I am just suggesting you could augment the effect.
As far as portraits go the last portrait painter that I looked into was Steven Assael who does a great job of making skin tones glow, so he might be worth looking into. First heard about him here http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=84105 . Found some steps here http://ericrhoads.blogs.com/the_portrait_project/steven-assael.html.
For the sketch here http://conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=870388&stc=1&d=1262570680 I think you could have placed some lighter elements on the left to give it some more depth with atmospheric perspective. The values for it overall are very good though. Maybe try framing some foreground elements once in a while too.
on a side note, Is the anatomy book you have, "classic human anatomy ... "?
Everything looks like its coming along nicely, just keep it up!
January 6th, 2010, 01:43 AM
busy all day but i made the time to go out in the studio late tonight and get in my painting ! nothing gets in my way haha
just some landscape study acrylic on cavas some pen here and there the first one is obviously more finished then the second
with the first one ive layed in a bit of groundwork but now i can push and pull the values and start to build up some nice variation i think i spent way too long trying to mix a grey that was not really different then all the other greys in the dumb photo i miss working from outside this weather suckkksss
ive probably spent 15 min on the second one or so but i know i always like seeing other people's raw sketches so...
Surfandsnow wow man you never stop posting informative positive morale / crit do you ? thanks for the wonderfull links and feedback im not quite sure of what you mean by "Frame the foreground " but i do realise i should not forget about it i think for a a lot of my paintings it ends up being just a dead space il work on fixing this problem though !
as far as oil paints that work with water ive seen em at the local art store but i kind of wondered if they would actually do the job
also do you know anything about the consistancy ? i work with linseed stand oil a lot i really love how thick it gets pushing it around the canvas all day is just pure joy
Palladium thanks bro i cant wait either haha
WORKING every day im getting quite a bit done i cant believe how lazy i used to be with my art
expecting to see progress a'las expectations lead to misery but i'd rather be miserable and get lots of work /painting done then what ever else RAWR!
i need to get back to some portrait and figure work as well
January 6th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Some nice work. Your paintings and drawings are quite expressive and I really like that one image you were working on of the stairway in the dark cave(?) at the top of the page. Is that one still a WIP or are you still working on it?
January 6th, 2010, 11:37 PM
thanks for posting your 15 minute painting. As you said, we all love seeing the raw sketches. For some reason they are usually really interesting.
January 6th, 2010, 11:44 PM
Really great work. Your colors are very nice too. Better then I could ever do with acrylic. Keep it up.
January 7th, 2010, 01:33 AM
hrm the winter is so cold, grey and depressing right now
a snow covered field acrylic sketch on canvas
Drgnelf thanks very much ! i dont think il keep working on that paticular painting though i did learn a lot, perhaps i will revisit the idea soon...
Umpaart thanks mate , well for me personally when i look at someones "raw sketches " i can see how they work and think a little more clearly then just something more finished and polished. keep up the sketches !
Brubaker thanks lots ! though i need way more work with color im sure you could play with acrylics and learn much if thats what you want i sure do recommend it haha, its just too much fun !
im trying to break out of my landscape comfort zone at least with my composition and work with canvas sizes i dont normally work with squarish and portrait scale but i really should cut down on the landscape i suppose *sigh* just one more turns in to one more turns in to more haha
i wont be able to paint from friday to monday ive got a grandfather visiting who i shall have to entertain hopefully il come back with some renewed vigor !
January 9th, 2010, 07:33 PM
nice stuff man, I really see improvement in your digital and traditional works, you definitely start to nail those colors and values in place, keep the practice waiting for more.
January 11th, 2010, 12:23 AM
just attempting to give back what this community has given to me and by "framing a Element of the foreground" I meant to pick a element like a tree, post, wall etc and move it so close to the "camera" that it would block out(take up and or go into) a large portions of the frame, perhaps the entire width and or height of the frame etc. It alters the composition quite a bit so it might not be something to do all the time, but it can add quite a bit of depth though.
I actually had a link in mind but was a little too lazy to find it, but here it is http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3275&page=3 the part about the L at the top of the article. In the article they sort of frame middle ground elements, but I think it would push the contrast of distance more if it was done with a element of the foreground. dont know anything about consistency though, dont work with paint that much, just see some stuff about paints etc every once in a while.
January 12th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Awesome SB Zorcon!! Love your enviro's, especially the canvas work. Keep up the good work my friend!!
January 13th, 2010, 02:49 AM
alright so when are you gunna teach me to manipulate space year freak'n go'n into enterdamisions HAHA is yer grandpa into art maybe you can paint him an entertain 2 for one special
January 13th, 2010, 04:47 AM
Wows, nice traditional stuff man - you're right I should try more stuff like this, great work! Wish I was so enthusiastic at your age :) Hope you make the most of it!
January 13th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Alrighty hey guys im back, hope all is well
i had an interview at NSCAD im thinking il go there for now and then maybe exchange second year second semester to Cooper union and see whats what (still going to do the home test though )
so anyways my interview was with the Chair of Foundation year and he gave me tons of solid feedback.
i got my Portfolio Waived so i dont need to worry about that as far as my application goes
went to the beach today and did a couple installation studies just sort of getting my feet wet before i delve in to this big project
My grandfather is a super conservative business man who and i quote said "if everybody was ""creative" the whole world would fall apart " i tryed to explain how the great leaders and thinkers of the world are very creative so are engineers and scientists ect (im a creative type now lol wtf )
anywho he doesnt like the fact im going to artschool ect ect (though i was very understanding and polite while he was here )
he makes fun of and downplays things he doesnt understand bah !
so screw him
heres one of my fav chill tunes just sit back close your eyes and crank the Volume
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r5KddE_E_o&feature=related (anybody know how to embed vids in my post ?)
DannyK thanks bruv il keep at it ! keep up the great work yourself
Surfandsnow those links were very helpful thanks for clearing that up
Turbosnail thanks mate, you too !
GRANNNNYYY hey bruv thanks YOU ROCKKK CANT GET ENOUGHHHH .... haha good idea but read above
AlexTooth totally i look forward to seeing some, thanks im just lucky i got to find what i love so early in life
January 14th, 2010, 04:48 PM
You've got some sweet new studio space you know? Lucky. :sungod: On the painting front, I would say slow down a little and make sure you put down what you want and where the first time. Things are looking a bit rushed.
The landscapes are my favourite subject matter of yours. There's lots of emotion in them. Post 231 are also the best of the paint-jar paintings in my mind. The yellow works well in the one, and the shape of both is the best of the batch.
Congratz on the NSCAD news! And the instalation piece looks interesting. Have you thought of using things other than driftwood?
January 15th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Thanks for the post in my book dude, you've got some really awesome experiments and oil paintings in here. Why not try painting some reproductions of Turner's work? Master studies are great ways to improve, even if it's not very close to the original.
January 15th, 2010, 08:51 PM
the quote of your granddad made me laugh a little :P How can you even be a good problem solver if you cant think creativly and outside the box? O.o
Anyways, really curious to see the end result of your installation, too bad you have to wait till march >.<
January 16th, 2010, 12:32 AM
ugh i havnt got much done in the past week heres a quick sketch while having coffee im working on my Essays right now for my applications
i ordered this huge ass sketchbook like seriously huge im pumped for it to arrive haha
i really need to leave lines when i put them down i think this probably looked fine as a quick sketch with the first 15 marks.... i get too scribbly time to start fixing it
Pixie Trick yeah im pretty sure i need to do that with everything heh "slow down and think about what i put down" i need to find a nice balance between energy and cleanliness
thanks , yeah i need to find a good way of producing that arch shape i have in the drawings its almost like a prediction of where each piece will fall/ how they stood up anywho i like the shape. so perhaps with some rods of steel or wire or something i need to figure that out...
Jasper thanks mate, thats a good idea il get at it ... i really love your work by the way keep it up !
Lav hah yeah... what can you do . im starting the installation tomorrow or the day after depending on people... i figured i can do it in crap weather too it will probably yield better results anyways = )
(what a crap post il make up for it... )
January 17th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Get yourself something big and permanent (Like a kid's magic marker or something that sort of size..big sharpie... whatever) and automatically, if you put too many lines it turns into a big black inkspot. :P Good incentive. :D
In terms of slowing down, a mix of timed long and short pieces pushes you to be versatile. Like between 1 minute and two+ hours. Do a master study like Jasper said and spend a good 10 hours on it. Just suggestions...
January 21st, 2010, 05:30 PM
Hey man, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook!
Your environment paintings are really cool, keep it up! Would love to see other mediums from you too!
January 21st, 2010, 05:44 PM
Did you say you were 15? My goodness. Keep up the good work and you'll be smooth sailing in no time. Are you planning on attending art school? I certainly hope so. Great work, now let's see some more!
January 24th, 2010, 01:40 PM
WickedEdges turned 16 in aug : hopefully il be attending art school this fall 2010 :)
Inkomi thanks, yeah il try an keep playing with tons of different mediums
Pixie totally ! i aim to have a couple finished out master studies done by the end of this page
il never draw on a blank sketchbook page again ! haha its too fun to paste a bunch of stuff in and mess around
so its been a whole folks !
heres a few sketch/study and a mono print i did at a print course im taking once a week, im learning a ton hopefully by the end il have ended up with a decent body of work
i need to get back in the flow , thanks all keep up the good work !
January 25th, 2010, 10:42 PM
painting from a photo i took on my NYC trip back in December St Patrick's cathedral i believe
first the drawing now the under painting
going to work this one quite far
on a canvas thats quite big maybe 28 or 30 inches height
January 27th, 2010, 12:32 AM
another print (mono print ) plexiglass plates ) abstract landscape just learning about the process
i like whats happening on the top half, learning a ton
water based ink im working with color next week then woodblock and coligraph in the next 7
January 27th, 2010, 09:50 AM
Hey thanks for checkin out my sketchbook man! Your storytelling in your envior's are getting better, and I see what you were saying about color exploration. I'll definitely be getting my acrylic game up for real. I also like the photo with the great reflective ball you took. I think it has great artistic merit.
keep up the great work man!!
January 27th, 2010, 12:46 PM
ooh nice updates, really like the church and last one, keep it up! :)
January 27th, 2010, 11:29 PM
progress on the painting... il switch over to oils
once i finish it out more with more concrete lines and color (still in the early stages right now )
working on some landscape tomorrow
Poetryman thanks ! as far as the reflective bean in chicago goes the artistic merit belongs to the artist Anish Kapoor
Lav thanks il keep workin for sure !
::Edit::: keeping the underpainting values not too saturated so when i bring in the oils everything is really going to be vibrant like that portrait 2 pages back
January 27th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Great progress on that last post:D Can't wait to see where it goes:)
January 28th, 2010, 12:03 AM
I'm liking those abstract ones! And the last ones looking really good!
January 28th, 2010, 12:40 AM
HAHA THE SKETCH IN 269 IS HOT!!!! AN THESE LATEST WERKS ARE WICKED haha i like how you go out an observe madd respect
January 28th, 2010, 12:47 AM
try to keep the consistency going on your last piece, the top of the container is more round then the bottom. looks good though, try to make a smoother if you can and less grainy.
January 29th, 2010, 12:34 AM
quick umber monotone underpainting for a small landscape
krato im pretty sure you were looking at the still life i was working on a couple pages back heh, thanks though
GRANNNNYYYYYY THANKS BRUV madder respect right back at you man
Inkomi thanks !
Palladium thanks bruv il keep workin at it
dang... Joseph Kittinger has got to be THE man
January 29th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Hey can you post like a wipset fer this paint'n like a step by step of the steps to come haha
January 29th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Granny here you go man first one is picking up some colors through light washes
second one is some heavier application of paint
from this point on il start working with oils on top now to keep the colors vibrant
this is a pretty small painting like 9 by 12 inches
the umber underpainting is giving a nice warmth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiAFLHmB9pA&feature=PlayList&p=4754F0C220CB20D9&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3 London Elektricity is where its at
January 30th, 2010, 04:00 PM
So is the underpainting acrylic? I have problems doing larger paintings with acrylic because if you mix a colour and finally get it right, get a glob on the board/canvas/paper, by the time you go back to you pallet the paint you mixed is 100% dry, or at least sticky. I've tried using retarders, but they don't help too much without really thinning out the paint. Different thicker mediums too. (They're fun to make 3D swirls and stuff though). I'm starting to think that you just have to put down layers like watercolours. My avatar was painting was pretty much different thicknesses of glazes, and it was around 12 x 16.
*sigh* maybe I'll gust have to get some oils....
Anyway, the painting's looking great! The one thing that bugs me is the water. Water is clear so it generally reflects the colour of the sky. Right now it's a bright blue, and the sky's a grey...
You're right, the underpainting really makes it nice and warm! It'll be neat to see how it turns out.
January 30th, 2010, 04:31 PM
hey Pixie ! hope things are well... so right now im using acrylics yes, i work very fast and acrylics lend them selves to that IMO
as far as mixing colors if i want to keep working around a specific color i mix a bunch of it in to one big glob then sort of have a little tree branches of that color (a cooler and warmer beside it sort of thing ) big globs dont dry as fast
the only thing i mix with my acrylics is water (i used to use matte gel way back but it doesnt really do that much for me )
oils i find are very nice to finish up a painting because the light shines through the pigment hits whats behind and then comes back to your eyes where for the most part arcrylics stop the light right at that coat (acrylics are fast drying so when you just want to get paint down and start playing with your color to find the right ones you have a lot of room to move )
i find the more you mix colors the easier it is to mix the ones you want just like lines the more you do it the easier it is to weed out the ones you dont want.
so after a while it gets a lot easier to just mix up the same color you were using again its very important especially if you're working on super large paintings for any period of time (like that painting of the cathedral im working on right now is like 28'/34 or somethin )
as for the blue its mostly just supposed to sit underneath the color i will be adding after with my oils because the shadows in the water were a very cool grey/blue some very vibrant (Warm light / cool shadows ) hopefully it will clear up a bit when i work the painting more
thanks for stopping by !
January 30th, 2010, 04:44 PM
uuuh, lovely stuff! liking the use of colors!
January 31st, 2010, 05:11 PM
HAHA THANKS SIR haha the blue is HOT!!!
February 2nd, 2010, 02:54 AM
So cool that your doing traditional art at your age. Im impressed!
Keep up the work duder, looking forward seeing where you end up :)
February 2nd, 2010, 03:05 AM
Frign love the sb pages, you've been doing some awesome thingd with paint lately!
Thanks a heap for your help in my sb as well man, really appreciate it bro!
February 2nd, 2010, 09:15 AM
Thanks for that post! I did an acrylic over the weekend and tried to keep it thicker which worked to a limited extent.
I disagree on the point that acrylics don't let the light reflect of of lower layers. Acrylics are very good at letting light through, depending how you work with them. Part of what affects that is the paint itself (yellows for example are nearly impossible to get a 100% opacity with unless you put a very thick wad on -- actually if you go to the Golden website they'll give you a rating on all of their paints for this as well as other values) and how thickly you put it down. If you're mixing a lot of white into something to get it lighter, then it goes a bit chalky because white is generally a very opaque paint, as opposed to putting down thinner layers. You could achieve a lighter colour by making the paint thinner too.
Anyway, thank you very much once again for the post! :sungod:
February 2nd, 2010, 11:26 PM
weekly Mono-prints (with the latest landscape ive started working oils on top the colors are taking on a great vibrancy (cant get a good photo darnit) LOVIN THE OILS)
Krel thanks mate !
JAILHOUSEEE thanks bruv your work is so inspirational for me keep up the wickedness
Pixie hey pixie :) ! thanks for the follow up though im sorry to say science backs me up as far as how oils let the light through better... something to do with the pigment load and Oils medium VS Acrylic (ive had many old expierenced amazing artists tell me this and also about 8 months of intense trial & error )
im not saying acrylics cant have that vibrancy and luminosity (those are mostly noticeable when your colors are showing through the colors behind them getting to the canvas and back ) but for the most part oils just lend them selves to such things (in the department ) also when oils dry its more like they "harden" so they retain the color almost as if you just put it on wet
i guess i was being a little blunt on the point bashing acrylics i hope this post clears it up a bit ( i happen to know this Artist (In real life) CA is real life i just meant in every day life haha not on interwebs ) he actually uses quite watered down acrylics in thin glazes to build up his paintings giving an Oily very luminous look hes a pretty prominant Canadian Painter right now http://www.alanbateman.com/ )
February 3rd, 2010, 06:05 PM
Always a pleasure browsing your sketchbook, not knowing what to expect, always eager to see something new, something fresh, a new experiment of some sort :D
Those still life paint cans were really nice.. i'd love to see more like that :)
February 15th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Looking great, I absloutely love the studio and the colour swatches on the wall are well cool haha!
I love how pumped up you are and just how your getting into this kickass attitude. I love people who are like that, cool to see you looking on the bright side and your getting me pumped up too!
The last painting is looking great, such a nice push. Damn I can't wait to see what you'll come up with next!
Keep at it zorcron
February 22nd, 2010, 11:02 PM
hey everyone ! ive been super busy i just had a group opening with 4 other amazing artists turnout was great i sold all my paintings within the first hour lol !
prep was crazy but its finnally over il post soon with real news
KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT
going to kick up digital skills up a notch here in the next 2 months
posting soon paint lots folks ! i have not been on CA for like 20 days crazy
last pic im talking to some crazy dude about some of my work lol (he was nuts! cool though)
February 23rd, 2010, 03:10 AM
:jawdrop: well congrats! that's great news! can't wait to see the paints :D
February 23rd, 2010, 09:08 AM
ahaha he was nuts? started criticizing and couldn't stop about the immortality of the sole? haha lol xD
well it's ABOUT TIME you'd post something like this, and giving us good news!!! :teeth:
lets see those posts mister!
looking good zorcron :)
February 23rd, 2010, 08:13 PM
That's so cool! I'm completely jealous.
February 23rd, 2010, 11:53 PM
Lav heh thanks il get on the painting soon right now ive been pretty pumped about printing
(i live near a printmaker " Bob Hainstock " google him super wicked work just blows me away ) he has been kind enough to have me over to his studio let me use his press and give me a bit of guidance .... )
BlackDelphin i was worried you had left us forever when you hadnt come on for a month its great to see you posting again ! haha yeah pretty much he was that kind of nuts for sure LOL !
PxieTrick get in touch with a few local galleries help out if you can thats how i started to get to know people in the scene helping move stuff talking to as many artists as i can pretty much !
so im pretty pumped about Collagraph printing if you dont know pretty much you build the Plate (the plate is the thing you ink and put through the press ) with lots of gesso/ modeling paste and glues with paper junk and whatever else you can inking is a lot different then monotypes or woodblock because there is a lot more texture to work with
im going to make a few more plates soon and hopefully pull a bunch more prints in march
these were just to fool around and learn a lot pretty much Collagraph printing lends it self more to abstraction and texture
also if you guys wanted to use these for texture brushes haha go right ahead hit me up with a PM if you want...i'll send you a high res file
i know im goin all FINE ARTSY on y'all but this is where i feel i am learning the most i could see concept art as a job down the road but right now i feel like its a good time to explore
these paticular prints are probably around 14-18 inches at the longest so quite a decent size
February 24th, 2010, 01:15 PM
My mind can see all sort of things in these! Interesting post zorcron :)
And you can bet that if i leave for a month, two, or three, heck! even a year perhaps!! :O I'll still be drawing, and as long as that's going on, i'll be back!!!
See you :teeth:
March 7th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Been a while since I last visited:) Good to see you've been productive with your art. Really digging those landscapes dude. Great use of color in them. Now's the time kick up the studies and let loose dude. Looking forward to seeing your next post:D
March 8th, 2010, 04:04 AM
HAHA +1 fer THE CRAZY DUDE HAHA AN CAN I DRAW YER PIC???? WICKED WERKS BROTHER
March 9th, 2010, 12:31 AM
I MISS YALL HOLY COW ITS BEEN AGES
30 min a pop digi still feels really clunky but ima get back in to it RAW RAW
here are a few digi studies they are really messy but i havnt done anything with this tablet since the new year... some reason these bald guys have been fun to draw lol!
BLACKY! thanks you better stick around this time :) !
Palladium these are for you mate thanks for keeping the standard high you are on FIRE !
GRANNNYYY haha dude i would be honored !! IM KEEPIN ON FOR YOU BRUV
March 9th, 2010, 12:38 AM
is that your house?
March 9th, 2010, 12:53 AM
nope, a gallery in the next town over
March 9th, 2010, 03:22 AM
You bet i will! :D
You too though ;)
Nice portraits, but less black please.
Why not use a dark purple, a dark blue or a dark read instead? :meow:
March 9th, 2010, 11:58 AM
hey mate! very promising sketchbook wish i was in that stuff when im 16 =) keep researching and improving your paintings. as i see you like turner much too :D did u watch his movie made by BBC? its really good. there is a pack including 8 artists like rembrandt and caravaggio. its called power of art i guess. also go for more public sketching please and at least dig some master's anathomy lessons i prefer vilppu's video anathomy lessons! i'll be watching you :D
March 12th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Hi man, you commented on my sketchbook a while back when i was first starting it up - so though i'd come back and see what your up to. Love those traditional paintings your doing, no wonder they sold quick.. i'll sub this time and check back =)
March 17th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Those prints you did on the last page are sooooooo cool! Hehe...not really any galleries in the vicinity, but I think I'm going to see if I can get in touch with the local artist's guild. I went to their site once and I don't think there was one person under the age of fifty, but hey, with age comes wisdom. :)
Keep at it! Come on, you can't just drop some work on us every month. I enjoy seeing some lovely art a bit more often than that! :P
March 26th, 2010, 12:11 AM
YO YO YO BROTHAS AND SISTAS OF CA ! sorry ive been out for a while... I am a Counsilor at a local centre for the arts
during a bunch of marchbreak camps super hard work but very rewarding after that week i got super sick and i'm just geting over it now
so i got accepted in to the Art school i wanted ((( NSCAD ))) right now they are reviewing my portfolio for scholarship
second year im planning to take a semester in either NYC / Amsterdam / Paris / London
right now im working out which res ima live in so TIS PRETTY EXCITING I'm UBER PUMPED
so i totally broke out the ol tablet today and decided to start something a little comfortable to get back in the flow
now that i have my shapes and composition its about refining my color palate getting rid of the blacks and sculpting all the sketchy parts
Weashell YESSS THE POWER OF ART freakin love it, ive had it on DVD for a few months now! veryyy goood, ive actually gone to see
one of Simon Schama's Lectures on Turner at the met in NYC (FREAKIN EPIC !)
Glaudarien thanks mate !
Pixie Do it up, the group i paint with ages are 52...60 something ....early 30s ... me and a girl who is 18 age doesnt
matter one bit we all have something to
give each other, older artists have got to pass on the torch at some point
dont worry im getting back in to it :)
with this painting i really want to finish it up untill i feel like its "finished" so il keep working on it for another few days and see what happens
YES THE BLACKS WILL GO just started adding color from the sketch
March 26th, 2010, 10:54 AM
wow great news you got there, congrats man! cant wait to see the end result of your last painting
March 26th, 2010, 11:35 PM
got in a bit today
still needs a lotttt of work
thanks lav :)
the water needs wayyyy more variation
best digi so far imo still takin it to the next level trying to keep it loose enough i can make changes and keep it going
March 28th, 2010, 10:17 AM
It's nice to hear that it's not only my community with that sort of age range. :)
Digi's looking good!
March 29th, 2010, 06:46 PM
few quickie thumb enviros to warm up before i hit up the one im workin on right now
March 29th, 2010, 10:52 PM
alrighty, bored so time to move on... its too busy and the water sucks i fixed some of the balacing issues flipping the canvas back and forth a ton composition wise i think im doing alright though
havnt done a digi with full color for a while though so pretty fun and learned a ton about brush controll. its been good to get back to the tablet
feeling the enviros for a bit then il go back to studying hard haha
April 6th, 2010, 05:09 PM
quick warmup thumb before i start a new painting
off topic :
ive got these ideas floating around in my head for some large scale Acrylic/oil on 6 by 4 foot canvases subject mostly around the super foggy atmosphere and the way the landscape changes with that
done outdoors and stuff ive got to do some smaller scale paintings / sketches / notes about what kind of colors il need to mix up loosely so i can paint fast before the weather changes too much / then im going to pick up the canvases and have all my supplys and stuff ready so i can go drive out and get painting in the land as soon as it gets super foggy i can feel it its the next breaking point with my work im pretty sure to the next level
should be wicked im super pumped
April 6th, 2010, 08:14 PM
from photo trying to get some texture down
bout an hour and a half in
i feel like extending it in to a landscape format and playing with composition
values need a lot of work
April 6th, 2010, 11:35 PM
this one is pissing me off right now ive wanted to drop it a lot but i'll keep going untill i can say its finished
ive probably dumped a good 3 hours in now though it sure doesnt look it
April 7th, 2010, 02:08 AM
Im really digg'n the thumbs an how yer really set'n a mood in these last pieces i havent been on here in awhile but now i got the ok im gunna start yer portrait tomorrow an if ya like it ill paint paint it haha keep up the freak'n wicked awesome rrrrrrrrrrrooocckkkk brother!!!!!!!
April 7th, 2010, 02:21 AM
thanks for the comment.
your use of color and texture is nice, I like it.
April 7th, 2010, 02:47 AM
Well the one with the black that will go away is starting to have its shape, and i'm curious how it will look further on.
And your last one, i can see you are struggling with it, especially when i look at the colour scheme. I for one liked it with more green. Looked more refreshing. :)
I see you know what you have to do, so i'm gonna cheer you on now :cheerleader:
April 7th, 2010, 09:34 AM
hang in there, i think the end result will look snazzy!
I like how it's coming along, looks like it's gonna have a cool atmosphere to it. I'm also really digging how you did the trees in it
April 7th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Right now I think you need to focus on getting down the basic values, shapes and colours before you get all fancy with textures. I can't tell where the light is coming from! The atmosphere is looking good though, I must say. :)
April 16th, 2010, 10:31 PM
*koff koff* Ahem,... posting spree? :P
April 20th, 2010, 12:01 AM
alright getting back to those traditional roots
Acrylics on canvas
Work in progress 36" - 48" working quite large with this one going to start with the oils on top soon
this is the first in that fog series i was talking about
went out and took a gajillion photos of the fog around the area i live
Pixie yeahhh... im pretty horrible :( haha il get there ive been trying to do a gazillion things at once right now
Lav thanks :) looks like i dropped that piece for now maybe il get back to it some day
Danlucas no problem man ! thanks mate
GRANNNYYYYYY hows that course goin man ? you've got some killer work goin on keep it coming you got the drive you got the passion you got the skillz
its allll you mate, inspiration to the max !
been listening to this tune lately its a shame Unquote just go drafted to the Russian military so he wont be able to produce for a year or so amazing artist in the DnB community HOSPITAL RECORDS ARE ON POINT !
i never update im terrible >.<
PS: added a thumbnail im really digging it from far away right now
if i do more of a finished series around this piece it really needs a gallery setting standing far away mounted on a wall so you can walk far/close around it
perhaps i will try to get it in to a local gallery as a series im pretty excited working on them right now
who knows though just gota keep painting !
April 21st, 2010, 05:44 PM
OMG that's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I were you I'd be terrified to do anything to it in case I messed it up.
Hehehe.... I know what you mean about being busy. :P
April 22nd, 2010, 04:05 AM
Well that certainly is beautiful!!!!! :D:D:D
And the music goes so well with it too.
I'd suggest you posting the video right here though. if you use and the code after the = in the link (in this case _UBOzklsrAg) you'll be able to click play from here :)
Back at viewing the painting..it is stunning! I can really loose myself in it, look and look, and look some more. The texture is so calming.
I really do hope you will get this exposed in a gallery, and i am looking forward to your series.
The other speed paints i can see in the other updates have this mood too, but this one really is by far your best so far.
See you! :D
April 22nd, 2010, 10:10 PM
watch out for having too much black in your pieces, but then again, these are kinda old so I can't tell on what level you are art wise.
April 25th, 2010, 10:51 AM
good effort here as always last piece has something to it I love it!!
April 26th, 2010, 07:36 PM
I love your environment pieces so much man. After flipping through your SB enough times it's got me wanting to try it out. I've never actually tried to do a landscape before. The waterfall rain forest one is sick. Is it finished? I really like the green you have that looks like fungus detail on the left side. I think more green would make it look even more awesome.
April 26th, 2010, 07:45 PM
Umpa Thanks man yeah its finished , il keep it in mind for next time though i think with that paticular painting it might draw too much attention from other things and mess with composition or if it was defined enough it could lead the eye better.
either way im finished with that one :) would love to see some landscapes, that last page of figure work is killer mate , keep it up !
Danny_k thanks mate ! i need to follow your SB more its been a while. I'll admit i havnt been on CA much lately :(
Vatsel good to keep in mind, gota get more depth of color in to my shadows for sure !
BlackDelphin gee thanks for the kind words :) ive changed it a bit now but for the better il get a photo of it tonight when i go out to paint
PIXIE heh well its pretty abstract and gestural thats how i feel about the fog so i wanted the painting to reflect that... its a good balancing act for sure if you get too precious with what you have put down its hard to get that energy and gesture to work.
ALRIGHTY GUYS AND GALS ! so a quick update here i got another few big canvases for this series so im super pumped !!
and i just got a letter from NSCAD (the art school il be attending in the fall )
i received one of the best Scholarships. they award about 3 of em to undergrads, covers like 4/5ths of my Tuition for all 4 years
SO I AM MAJORLY PUMPED
thanks all for the support and crit/feedback Y"ALL ROCK ! haha
April 26th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Ha, ya your probably right. I have a tendency to overdo stuff that I like, and I really liked those bits of green. But ya, I have no clue really when it comes to composition and where your eye is being lead especially when it comes to landscapes.
Congratz on the scholarship!!!!! That's sick!
April 26th, 2010, 09:30 PM
4/5ths of tuition!
I'll say something more later, I'm just in shock. There's just sooooooooooooo few art scholarships around.
April 27th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Cool Huge Congrats on the scholarship!!!!!!!, seams like it should make things go a little smoother and congrats on getting in to scad too and of course congratulations on the art gallery exhibition. Seams like you have a lot going on lately.
The stream in the forest piece looks pretty cool and you latest painting dose a excellent job of conveying the feeling of mist and fog. I Guess it wouldnt be me if I didnt drop a few links, theirs a enviormentoring page in the mentoring section if you havent already seen it. http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=140 and I ve been listening to bobby chiu again and its always great inspirational stuff to listen to http://www.youtube.com/user/digitalbobert .
once again congrats on the scholarship.
May 8th, 2010, 04:45 PM
I can't see the images :(
August 29th, 2010, 10:32 PM
JUST FINISHED my 24/6 and 1/2 summer job working with kids at a summer arts camp as a counsilor
classes start on the 8th at NSCAD i havnt been able to work visually in months which was ironic since i was working at an arts camp. im ***ing going to eat this uppppp
gota move in to res in less then a week
I'll be postin tons during the fall ive missed you guys !!
November 19th, 2010, 02:35 PM
It's fall zorcron! I'm still looking forward to those updates :)
December 7th, 2010, 03:43 AM
Thanks for checkin my sketchbook zocron. Keep up those nice atmospheric perspective studies.
December 10th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Laides and Gentleman....
I AM BAAAAAAACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK KKKK
got one more class then im done with my first semester of artschool, I'm sorry ive neglected you guys for so long its time to start this thread back up and get in touch with those who i havnt talked to in ages, ARtschool has been amazing some days i have been working on projects and art for 14+ Hours in a day
im actually very disapointed with the amount of painting ive been able to do
theres only one course where we paint and that was only half the semester so next semester im painting at campus from 10-4 in the morning every night
not sleeping but i am loving every second Hope everybody is doing wicked awesome and keeping up the good fight !
doing some digi stuff this weekend now that i have time off school but heres a taste of what ive been up to.....
Figure work, Acrylics, Inks, Photography at the bottom
Theres a Van gogh reproduction its in graphite
I'll upload more soon !
BLACK I MISS YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Poetry man: THanks mate !
December 10th, 2010, 03:37 PM
I'm impressed you got to do that much painting at NSCAD at all in Foundation. I took the painting/printmaking foundation class, and we barely did any painting at all. Second year, however, I took Intro Painting with Heather Sayeau, and it was awesome. I painted just about every day. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!
December 11th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Tulokyn Well i do a lot of painting outside class too haha kind of have to, thanks for the heads up Im pumped for second year
Sean Thanks mate, Keep things locked !
just a quick sketch before i go out for the night, Its been ages since i messed with the tablet but i remembered one of my problems was small brushes so I'll keep brush sizes big and get some blending going on after i block things in properly
December 13th, 2010, 01:41 PM
working on a new landscape, base sketch with acrylics working with oils on top of that
December 15th, 2010, 07:09 PM
working on it more, need to get good at photographing work...
closeup of the brushwork
its a pretty big canvas 46 by 38 i love working with this scale
December 31st, 2010, 01:30 AM
starting another one 38 by 56 in inches
got some snowy hay bales goin on
December 31st, 2010, 01:32 AM
keep up the hardwork man
have a good one
December 31st, 2010, 02:24 AM
Freakin' finally! lol. Love the new work!
Can't blame you for taking so long though lol, uploading work is a bit of a hassle. I plan on updating my sb at SOME point.
January 4th, 2011, 07:25 AM
Interesting colors you choose) I like)
And All That Jazz
January 11th, 2011, 02:42 AM
You have some really awesome pieces here! Overall great use of color, and I feel like you've developed a very warm, dreamy, style. The personality you put into your creations makes your work feel original. Keep it up, we wanna see more!
January 11th, 2011, 12:13 PM
same sort of color pallet started with acrylics to get my idea down and work a bit with it then moved to Oils
i think this one is like 48 by 36 ? dont remember
The fellow sitting in this photo is my buddy Dave, we go to school most Saturday nights and paint from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM we are going to join a figure painting group that meets every second saturday as well, should be wicked
School so far this semester has been lots of boring design homework and some writing stuff bleh.....
Jazz thanks a lot !
Kristoff thanks ive been trying to push my use of color more lately
Umpa haha i know right ? as of now my class homework is about 50 hours a week and ive got 20 some hours of classes i realised i need to organize my time more if i want to paint, so bam guess what i did ..... organized my time haha
OmertA thanks bro, have to say your Sketchbook has always been a pretty big well for inspiration,
January 11th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Wow, I hadn't seen the foundation painting studio. Looks nice and airy. Does it have good ventilation without the windows open? The studio I was in a couple years ago had terrible vent, so we had to have the fans going even in the worst of blizzards. It was something, I tell you.
Nice work. Is this figure painting group a NSCAD student only sort of thing?
January 11th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Yay! Updates. :) It sounds like overall school's treating you alright and you're enjoying yourself which is the important part anyhow. School's giving me about 75-85h weeks too so I comisserate.
I like the strength of the brushwork you're using but I think perhaps you're getting a caught up in making marks and loosing variety of edges and value schemes. Anywhoo... keep on updating! :sungod:
January 11th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Made some nails using the furnace and super cool anvils at school in the Metal shop for my Wood/metal course
was so wicked to heat up the steel and pound the %!#^ out of it !
went to a super awesome NSCAD House open mic night
super chill lots of students, lovin art school yo !
also some sketches in design class for some homework later.
I realised i should be posting a lot of my school stuff if this is my Sketchbook/ developmental process area.
I'll dig out some more school stuff from last semester and show more of my recent / future assignments
Tulokyn Its just one of the studios at Port. they are not exactly made for painting as per a "general use room" but it made do for that night w/ nice ventilation and sinks... I cant get in a real painting studio untill next year but the port has wicked windows for daylight and the whole ventilation system is insanely huge and can ventilate vast more then it is now.
the wood/metal shops all have these huge vents leading off the machinery and tools its crazy. you should def drop by port some time and take a look, though i dont like save for the third floor that aall the Foundation students have almost all their classes at port. it totally increases the gap between 1st year students and the rest.
PIxie Did you end up going to OCAD ? thanks for the crit, I totally think you're right, I need to think more about my edges shapes and marks and more on what I actually want to do with them, though that is what i am exploring quite a bit with these more recent ones, the brushwork and shapes that is. I think I'll keep exploring and figuring out different ways to reach more intricate variety and meaning in my shapes.Stopping by your SB to see whats been up, I feel like getting back to CA. I havnt been around for much too long.
January 12th, 2011, 05:24 AM
wow dude some good improvement here, some of the canvas paintings are really nice! post more ok?
January 13th, 2011, 06:37 PM
DannyThanks bro, will do !
i have to design and build an eviromentally friendly Toy for children so I'll show you guys how that goes
if I'm able to make some time over the weekend I'll probably do a refined digi enviro, gota get comfortable with painter
January 22nd, 2011, 11:16 AM
Nope, not OCAD. Um.... U of W for Architecture if you can believe it. It's funny because at my OCAD interview the profs interviewing me said they couldn't see me at all, in their wildest dreams, doing landscape or space design. :P
On that note- design is useful. After going a gazillion different handi-crafts and arts related things you start to realize that the same concepts run through them all.
And the nails are awesome.
January 28th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Pixie Lol OCAD Is super silly, sounds wicked hows the arch life treating you ? yeah im finding design pretty wicked so far
Heres some new stuff just messing around with charcoal and oil on mylar
the light in res sucks hard for photographing work
June 3rd, 2011, 12:39 AM
Okay So Its been a Month since i finished my first year at ARTSCHOOL !!!
Virtually no painting program sucked but i have tons of painting to look forward to in the fall
Heres a chunk of stuff
Gesture from school
Figure from Model session at school
Paintings I finished since i got home from school
My Sculpture final "Juxtaposition" Bed sheets, Durabond (Kind of like plaster but not) Couch Casting
Pretty much I am lovin the fine arts and havnt been doing much digital work
Im going to take a jaunt around and see what people have been up to. I pretty much dropped CA as soon as classes started except for a few updates every few months
All the Paintings are quite large : 36 - 48 " Oils on canvas
KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT YALL
I FUCKING LOVE VISUAL ARTS !
June 20th, 2011, 12:30 AM
98" - 36 "
this one is Huge.
I'm trying to do some new stuff. going to be doing more paintings with the figure.
gota take some close-up shots. quite a few details are lost since its so big ( everything should read the way I want from a distance as well, I know. Taking a photo has actually helped me figure out a few things. I have not really had many chances to take a step away from the work since its in my studio at home. )
July 13th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Been doing a few of these a week.
figured I'd post one I did today
Acrylics on site then Oils back in the studio
Hope everybody is doing swell :)
(Sorry about the Phone pics >.< the true color is a lot less chalky. the lights at the top are more yellow less white )
Fantastic Release off of London's fine Label Wah Wah 45's diggin it so hard
July 30th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Looks good mate, thanks for the progression shot. Keep it up.
August 1st, 2011, 09:14 PM
DDDIIIIIZZAAAAMMMM BROTHER YER SKILLS HAVE GO OFF THE CHAIN i LOVE THE TRAD WERKS YOU DO
August 9th, 2011, 10:50 AM
Your control in oils have improved!
October 8th, 2011, 02:40 AM
Nice landscape man. you even did a grissaille of it first
January 24th, 2012, 12:13 AM
Environmental studies! Those are always cool to see. =) I like seeing you experiment with different kinds of settings - from the ensconced pool to the misty forest. Your WIP is looking good and your contrasts and colors are nice, too. Yeah, keeping it loose makes doing changes a whole lot easier. Keep it up, Zorcron!
January 30th, 2013, 12:54 AM
yo dude, how ya been? :D
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