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March 31st, 2006, 09:05 PM
Hello holt. IS this the largest update yet? It's huge. You definiteley have some good things going on here. I'm digging the candle still life, and number 78. That creature is something new for you. 90 and 91 are also intriguing. How are those life drawing classes going for you. Learning lots? BTW- what time of day are those. I think I'm going to stop by U of I over spring break. It'd be an interesting class to sit in on. Anyway--see you tomorrow.
March 31st, 2006, 11:56 PM
looking good man looking good. youve improved alot since the last time i critted you. Good luck in Montreal, I'm sure it'll be lots of fun and learning. Give Wes a high five from me. haha
April 6th, 2006, 04:28 PM
wooow, huge update, glad to see that. Getting better with those nudes with each picture. As many other people said, your faces are getting better, i really dig this one. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/358.jpg Looks at the 3D of her eyes :O Nice man, keep them coming :) :spam: :) (Had to do the spam thing, couldnt resist) :D
That fat kid
April 10th, 2006, 01:32 AM
Another update, finally.....spent the weekend with Zebzfree and some time with Kingcoyote and Atlas, good freaking times, tell you what....some collaborative stuff and sketches of each towards the end....for some reason I didn't take any decent pictures of Kevin (atlas)....oh well....
I'll edit in some responses later...and keep trying to catch up in you guys' sketchbooks...sorry about it, i'll get to it though
April 10th, 2006, 01:39 AM
i hate you :(
with that being said, kickass update dude! Mustve rocked to meet up with zebz and the rest! Sorta like a Montreal prelude! :yayca:
Update looks good, youre really tightening up with both life and imagination works now! The small sketchbook you posted earlier in the update looks nice and portable, i love the nude and the hand cast drawing in there, kicks ass! This (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/409.jpg) one is tight, except i dont think i approve of children smoking :P
I am not quite sure what this (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/420.jpg) is about, but kinda reminds me of a chat i had with zebz guggen and zord the other day...
April 10th, 2006, 04:05 AM
Just got home from the woman's house to find this fatty update! Glad you made it home, man. And even glad-er that you made it out to visit for the weekend! We definately have to hook up more often! It was a blast! Lovin' the sketchpages that I looked at and commented on already... lol... but I told ya how good they were and what I liked and they still rock... tho, in person the stuff looks much better. Man, what a weekend. :) Lookin' at that collab... man, we really should have worked more on something. lol It's crap! Ha! So we didn't do a LOT of drawing but it was good for all of us to settle in and get to know eachother. More art to come. I can't tell you how inspired you've helped me become! Bring on the constant sketchery! ;) Thanks again for comin' down.
BTW, those pics are great. I'll be sure to update mine tomorrow evening sometime with doodles, drawings and some select pics of the good stuffz. And Nik, keep my nipples outta this! lol Later, guys. Keep at it FastKid.
April 10th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Just dropping by to say you are doing well here <> push the contrast in you pencils (hard to do if you use mechs) get a good dark in early to set the value structure, save your highlight for last NOTE: highlight is singular use them with purpose.
April 10th, 2006, 09:30 AM
badass updates man! you´ve really improved in the last month!
you´re doing really fine here!
April 10th, 2006, 10:01 AM
Dang Fatty, you sure did get some nice pics in that teeny, tiny sketch book of yours. I take back what I said... It's not too small. I guess it's the quality of (I want to say stroke, but looking back on what I already wrote, I think that might be a little suggestive, sooo...) the observation that counts.
It was great meeting you! Like Ryan said, We probably should've done a little more drawing (though you totally shamed us in that department) but it was good to just hang, and get to know each other.
Okay! Anyway, that last, and next to, next to last page out of your mole skin were pretty okay (and I mean that in the best possible sense of the word) portraits of Zebs and his roommate!
Dang you're fast. I just woke up, and there's too much stuff here for me to wrap my brain around at the moment! Ha-ha! Like I said, this update is pretty sweet... it's good to be able to get together with people and really flex yourself. Keep up the good work, and hopefully we can all get together again soon!
Oh, by the way... I checked out Wes's book. Awesome stuff! Thanks for the heads up, man!
April 10th, 2006, 11:58 AM
really liking all this work, the portraits especially, good likeness too.
especially like this drawing, seems very atmospheric
April 10th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Everyone has said it here, but damn, they are cool updates! You seem to be working really hard, inspiring!
Keep it up, I see you had a good time with Z (ZebzFree). :teeth:
April 10th, 2006, 07:44 PM
oo~ wow! lotsa goodies. like i said before your values have deffinately kicked it up. and the imagination work is great too, cept i'm gonna have to go with what gug said about the kiddies. anyway looks like you guys had a killer time! adios.
April 10th, 2006, 10:46 PM
CROP! That's my big critique at the moment. Stop posting blank pages! Argh! :)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/396.jpg = hot
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/397.jpg = mighty, although there seems to be a weird kink in the wrist
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/408.jpg = very cool
The kids smoking is my favorite of this bunch. Lots of weight in the clothes, really nice job on the hands. Might wanna try giving that one a finished look, put a brick wall or something behind them, maybe with some graffiti.
April 11th, 2006, 06:03 AM
hope you had fun with the crew:p. Good update though, good portraits and life stuff. Dont really have a crit, but just keep it up dude!
That fat kid
April 11th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Turns out I don't need to edit the replies in...inspiration struck today and I hammered out a 'speed paint"....lol
Replies from before last update...
SirGreenSock: Thanks! Yea, I know what you mean about the weight, I was so hung up on the proportions I guess I zoned out...I'll keep it in mind!
mitch: Thanks, and yea...dang rudeness....
kyi_72: thanks, that is some excellent advice...I'll definitely try and stick to the shapes from now on!
ZebzFree: thanks! yea, line confidence is and will be my downfall for awhile yet.....but the contrast is getting there. It might be the scanner robbing it from my drawings...who knows...but i'll work on it nevertheless...And it was freaking sweet to hang out last weekend!
guggenmaneuver: thanks! I see what you mean about the hatching, i'll try and implement a better 'method' and I'll accept the challenge and don more inky pages!
SirGreenSock: crazy canadians.....or serbians....or something.....
Yea, i'll work on that darned background...
Zord: thanks, sock did get worked up into a canadian crze, didn't he? Contrast it is! sigh...
armando: thanks! you and your books....you've recommended like 8 or 9....and I've managed to glance through like one of them....but I do appreciate the thought and the advice about putting the darks against the lights to make things pop...molto importante....we'll see if i can keep the hatching subtle....
pennington: thanks man....arrghh.....contrast, contrast, contrast....and I agree completely, i wonder why I keep not doing it....I have no idea why I swell the features like that.....and I tried your way and just made them WAY to small....oh well, I'll keep it in mind!
Pierre: thanks! And I did check out those dancers, very cool!
Sedig: thanks! and I have class from seven to ten on monday and wednesday....its a long drive for a lot of money just to hang out with someone who can't teach you as much as Roddy can.....but have it your way, lol
Orozc0: thanks! and I'm scared of Wes, lol
Replies from this update, and its already been a solid half hour, lol
SirGreenSock: Holy schnike! a comment from Sock without a crit? what has this world come to? thanks man! And you'll love me even more in person, just ask Zebz...wink
ZebzFree: thanks, yea it was a blast....we should have drawn more together, but life just moves a bit too fast....we'll have to do it again sometime!
mentler: WHAT?!? The mentler did come without my provocation in his sketchbook? Tis' my lucky day! Thank for the advice, i'll definitely apply it!
kingcoyote: hey jeff! it was sweet hanging out! we oughta get together more often, as soon as I can find time and what not. thanks!
jtheanswer: thanks! When I started this thing it was to be inspired, I never imagined I'd do the inspiring!
pennington: thanks! kiddies smoking? seems to happen more and more anymore....or something...
max1975: thanks! yea, yea....I guess its easier to just resize and go, but it is kind of dick to leave those blanks in there, eh? and thanks for the idea on the background, a graffiti wall hadn't occured to me......in fact, nothing had, lol
all right, now that my fingers are exhausted, time to post only one to upset Armando again, lol!
dunno how great this is, kind of my version of a speed paint, plus I was trying out some new pastels, Sennelier brand, Pastels A' L'e'cu or something, a bit more complex than my conte, I don't feel like i have as much control, but the colors are far more vibrant, and the application is very enjoyable, plus the challenge was very fun ...18x24,
April 11th, 2006, 09:33 PM
oh come on he's not that scary. he's a cute guy!
jp im very straight.
April 11th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Well youve got much better control of the pastel than i do. Cant come to terms with the medium myself :(
Looks good though, there are a few distortions/proportional issues. Theres some skewing and stretching goin on with the head and she seems to be missing the back of it. Check the pic in the mirror to see what i mean.
Did you mix/smudge any of the colours or did you just go straight into it like man?
April 11th, 2006, 10:19 PM
I've got to agree with Nik, Andrew, that you've got better control over pastels than both of us. I can't seem to get the hang of it either... damnshits. But i'm digging the moleskine work... moleskine = addicting. You've pretty much heard all of this already from me earlier, but i'll boost this thread so EVERYONE can see it. Nothing but respect from this end man. Cheers.
April 11th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Not hating on you for the one pic update, I was overloaded by those last two massive updates.
April 12th, 2006, 01:02 AM
You know I don't look at your board for awhile and suddenly you go crazy. I missed the conte, I love it. The pastel you posted was awesome. The figures are getting much better. Even within the last few posts. I wish I had been checking so much more. Good luck man. It is looking awesome.
April 12th, 2006, 01:35 AM
You're making leaps and bounds with progerssion. The conte is awesome! The colors are very vibrant. reminds me of a mcdonalds commercial for some reason..
April 12th, 2006, 01:48 AM
hey man really good sketch book, try working with people interacting with objects more or other characters. I got a wayz to go with that as well, it would be good practice no?
April 12th, 2006, 07:41 AM
good stuff dude, the last batch of sketches look really nice, great progress, show us more :)
April 12th, 2006, 08:09 AM
Dude! Long time since I've stopped by here... you've improved massively! Your faces rock hard!
One tip: try some dry pastels or something like that for your lifedrawings... break off a piece and use it flat on the paper to describe big planes/volume more effeciently.. seeing as how ones time is so limited when doing quick poses, I've found that it helps me communicate the form more clearly as opposed to concentrating on the outline.
Keep rockin' man!
April 12th, 2006, 11:42 AM
thanks for the response(^) and the laffs in my book---> In the piece above i'm seeing the frustration with new media... funny how that works, non? the picture is a reference drawing of angelina jolie, correct? Well, given the fact that she's got a huge-oid ganked out MANSKULL + the new material expirement any anatomy or technical issues are forgiven & washed away in the blood of doom. wow, now THAT was an over the top expression.
thanks for the challenge pal, that's greatly appreciated, and you are so right. has been fun talking to ya, will call again soon :)
April 12th, 2006, 02:07 PM
sweet update man. it looks like you had a damn good time with zebs and KC. But yeah....Your faces are looking great and the moleskins seem to be working out well for you. two things- on your newest post, the top of the chicks head looks a litttle skinny and on the one where the 3 people are smoking, the dude in teh middle has too long of arms. Your stuff is looking really nice. keep on rockin man.
April 13th, 2006, 03:44 PM
im likin the last update, good little pic :) Not much tho :P But cant wait to see more!
That fat kid
April 18th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Orozc0:....Glad you decided to assert your sexuality in my thread, now what about my drawings? lol, don't sweat it, thanks for actually coming in here.
SirGreenSock: Thanks, I went into it like a man! and I fixed the proportional things the best I could, and for the back of the head thing.....I mirrored it, I mirrored it upside down, I looked at it upside down.....guess I'm just blind or something....I really oughta post progress shots so you can see how I build up the colors. Any smudging was just the result of the side of my hand as I went across the page....
Zord: Moleskine sketches on the way, all from life! And the pastels are sweet, sweet like....like......um.....Updates on the way! Thanks!
armando: Thanks for the love and the antihate.....gotta get more done and all that!
Valengar: Thanks doug! Yea, you oughta check more often and stuff...and we need to play some starcraft sometime.
Skeiff: thanks! and I guess the McDonalds thing is going to be a compliment, since I dunno how to take it....
Kresh: Thanks! Excellent advice, gotta work on that...
dCepT: Thanks! Mass gesture drawings and less concentration on contour? That sounds like a great idea....think conte would work for that?
guggenmaneuver: Thanks! actually no...that isn't Angelina Jolie, although the chick from my italian class who it is, really appreciated being mistaken for her....she said she's go gay for her....I made sure I didn't tell her about the ganked out manskull thing though....can't wait for the Vector challenge to be completed!
mitch: Thanks for the crit, I think I got the face all corrected and I hadn't even noticed the arm thing....too bad that sketch got dominated by the page in front of it. Update you fool!
Update: All from life, all from my tiny pocket sized moleskine.
April 18th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Why the fuck does everyone have a kickass moleskin except me? :(
Looking good, but dont forget the rest of the person, at least suggest the neck and shoulders, it adds to the structure, feel and proportion.
Also, watch your 3/4 views, getting some slight distortion around the cheek. A good idea is to use the curve/angle of the nose in comparison to the farthest eye, eyebrow and cheek as a point of comparison. Get that relationship right and the rest can be placed correctly.
April 18th, 2006, 09:17 PM
I don't have one either... Should I get one? Ha-ha!
Really like the second and third pages... I count four hats (three ball caps and a... beret?), one hood, and a hair band. Way to work the accessories! No... seriously. I remember you talking about how hats are an issue, and it's good to see you actively tackling it. I know that I tend to avoid things because I know I'll have a hard time with them. It's always a consious decision to work on these things that I know need working on! Ha-ha!
Great update man! Keep up the great work!
April 18th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Admire the dedication to working from life <> keep up the good works and work toward stronger contrast.
April 19th, 2006, 11:16 AM
hey man, the moleskins are looking good. i'd like to see the other one though since you said the head was corrected. And yeah i do need to update. i'm working on 2 completed drawings for teh art show so my next post will be pretty good. And someone told me that you were home this weekend. You didnt call you bastard. whatever its cool. see u in a week.
April 20th, 2006, 12:01 AM
I saw Jacktheripper's bashing of Qxzi in his sketchbook and how you wanted harder criticism for yourself. I'll leave some ideas and criticism this time. Quick studies from life are improvisation, which means we're reacting to new stimulus in the environment with material that we already know, and when we're lucky we surprise ourselves by reacting in a way that we had never done or thought before. This material is a visual vocabulary of lines, shapes, forms etc. The only way to build this vocabulary is with careful deliberate practice, and constant contemplation of these basic shapes and forms etc. The most basic of lines are the horizontal and vertical, diagonals can be derived in relation to these, and I think one of the reasons for doing bargue drawings is to build an appreciation of this fact. You don't need to do a bargue drawing proper to incorporate this principle though. Not studying this principle is like a musician not studying intervals, you'll end up with the equivalent of a bad ear: not being able to tell the distance(degrees) a line slants in relation to those basic lines.
Value is also important and accomplishes what line can't. We're trying to describe visual truth, and if we don't use the proper tools to describe that truth we end up with unsatisfactory results. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/427.jpg Line for hair is a bad idea, we don't see individual strands. If line is used it should only quickly circumscribe the shape(2 dimensional visual perception) of the hair. It's a better idea to use value for the hair.
Keep your hatch lines closer, if they're too far apart they desribe texture rather than value, and a texture that rarely ever occurs in life. Rules of hatching: lines drawn across the form describe softness, down the forms hardness, lines drawn in curves desrcibe fullness of form, and when the hatching crosses in all directions so that only a mystery of tone results, atmosphere.
That's enough for now, Idol's starting.
April 20th, 2006, 11:55 AM
i've been out a little and checked ur stuff today..
i see good improvement but u should think about starting to treat some of the sketches a little more serious. try gettin into some more rendering and composition theory; get some advanced drawings going on..
i believe that every couple of sketchy pages u should do a complete drawin..
i will keep droppin by, u know.. :D cheers fattie ;)
April 20th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Hey man, i'm seeing something here... what's it called...? Improvement? YES. Glad to see that you're putting the moleskine to good use with ninja-tactics. Keep pushing that aspect... meaning spying, laying down the lines, more spying... and then not getting caught. And then finally escaping with a few pages in the book away in a cloud of smizzoke. This may not make sense to you, but it makes sense to the doom. PU TI PEEK!
April 20th, 2006, 09:07 PM
hahahahaha Zord you're hillarious! great pastel work. i wonder what it would look like if you used a blender too. great ninja scopadge too. this one's amazing http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/424.jpg.
April 21st, 2006, 12:31 PM
Im really glad your working from life. I think you should keep that up! :) Keep on posting dude!
April 21st, 2006, 06:06 PM
sometimes your renderings get (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/424.jpg) amazingly good (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/396.jpg) ... work on getting your grey areas to be really solid like in those. i sent you an im and you didn't respond and i couldn't help myself and have been depressed ever since. Yeah, i'm going to call you and talk about this whole "moleskin" thing, or is it "moleskine?"
April 24th, 2006, 11:22 AM
good life sketchs, keep that up. And i want to give you a good luck mate, for the end of univeristy kind of thing :P Hope it goes well and for the others who are in the same position!
April 25th, 2006, 02:29 AM
I love the tonal sketches and gestures.
April 30th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Hey there FAT Kid! :P best username, just dropping by because your name got me to laughin and I just had to visit the sketchbook of a guy who bears such a glorious name.
Wonderful sketches dude! your like a gesture..practicing studying Fiend beast MAChineee, very impressed, and there's a whole lot of improvements youve made, not saying there arent more that could be made for sure, but keep doing what your doing and you'll blow them out of the water like BAM BAM Bammm kaplowieee. I'd love to see more like this, the shading is simply butiful, it compliments the figure, really UMPH. like. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/396.jpg
aight mon, peace out, taker ez, vanuala deizaego, *which means absolutely nothing* keep drawing. :D *your thinking "dur dur"*
April 30th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Wow man, you are getting better and freaking better. You line work is getting much more confident. It is really coming together.
Check out my stuff when you get a chance
May 8th, 2006, 10:51 PM
May 9th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Andrew nisam ti ja majka, gde si!?
I miss you. Again.
/touching my moleskine (yeah, moleskine, thats what I'll call it) in anticipation of another update.
May 9th, 2006, 09:26 AM
Drawing up a storm? Looks more like a drizzle lately... Actually, it's almost sunny!
Only twenty-nine days left!
May 9th, 2006, 01:08 PM
I called this kid the other day and he mentioned some excuse about his school's internet connecting being down and injuring his thumb. Slice slice slice. And uh, yea, TWENTY NINE DAYS!,
May 9th, 2006, 01:19 PM
slices of that fat kid's thumb?? Delicious on a sandwich with french bread and spicy mustard.
served up on a doom™ plate with homefries
May 9th, 2006, 08:28 PM
this is getting great! love it just keep it up!
May 12th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Man... I used to admire you too... where art thou?!
That fat kid
May 18th, 2006, 01:30 AM
SirGreenSock: Hey, thanks for the advice, tried to put it into use for this update...thanks!
kingcoyote: Definitely invest in a moleskine, worth the time and money. Accessories add so much, its critical to draw them. We do need to round table some more, sounds like a great time! Thanks!
mentler: thanks for the support. I'll keep working on the contrast, thanks for the advice!
mitch: you get to see my stuff first hand...thanks for posting in here though!
armando: Thanks for the gigantic crit, its going to be hard to apply all of it at once. I know what you mean about the hair, any time something forms a mass from small individual it makes it hard to describe. I'll see what I can do about all of it. Thanks!
_^SlayeR^_: Excellent idea, I need to hammer out some finished drawings soon, and more regularly. Sketches are good, but finished pieces are better. Thanks!
Zord: Thanks! turns out practice really does help, eh?
pennington: Thanks....I'm a little leery of blenders because I think it cripples beginning artists from learning how to develop form using only hatching.....but I guess I could try it out....thanks!
Halos Chain: You started to lose me towards the end, but thanks!
ATLAS2900: Thanks! I'll have a look, now that I have my intenet back.
SirGreenSock: finally get a moleskine, eh? Keep it aroused....
kingcoyote: You'll need you're raincoat for thise summer.....hopefully....
Zord: Yup, the dorm's screwed me over....and I messed my thumb up playing hockey for like 5 minutes....bled all over myself....
ZebzFree: pfft....you know you can't stop checking me out....
So, the dry spell in updates is because of the crappy dorms and the idiots screwing me out of the internet which I paid for. Only room on my floor without internet, and I can't even play the race card. I definitely despise the dormitories now. Luckily, I just moved into my sweet new apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and I live completely alone. What, luck, eh?
May 18th, 2006, 01:58 AM
'Bout time. I want more still. Bring it. You're definately showin' the Moleskin more love than I am. I'm a bastard and I don't love on it nearly enough. I'm graduated now so maybe there's time. We'll see. Nice stuffs. But nothing mind blowing. So c'mon. Blow my mind. I know you can. DO IT. I like the back of the girls head. Nice render there. You know the one.
What all this about living alone? I need a place to stay. Can I live with you? Alright. I've gotta sleep. Get ready, man. In less than a month you're comin' to see me and we're trekin' to the big MTL. Hell yes.
That fat kid
May 19th, 2006, 12:11 AM
Zebzfree: I doubt you want to live with the fat kid, I take up a lot of space with all my crap....And I brought some love to the sketchbook tonight, a quickie just to make the paper moan.....
SP. just for the Zebzfree....and the fact that everyone probably forgot me...
May 19th, 2006, 12:19 AM
that fat who?
May 19th, 2006, 01:53 AM
yay you're back and bringin it. nice charictures. and i gotta love your hatching, but i think the only one that really stands out is the latest sp, cause it has some real darks. nice gestural update, i'd love to see some longer studies. and PAINTS! woo. HEY GLAD YOU'RE BACK!! hope you're not too lonely all by yourself in three bedrooms. yeah so take care have fun.
Oh yeah and "bump."
May 19th, 2006, 09:04 AM
i think that since you have the extra rooms you should set one of the rooms up as an art installation and charge people to come into your house to see it. Something really arty, like, errr... maybe a single AAA battery in the middle of the room on the floor. or perhaps you could glue a towel to the wall. that one would blow some minds. It's your new movement, name it what you wish.
May 19th, 2006, 09:17 AM
You're so pretty.... Ha-ha!
Love the SP, and really glad to have you back! I'm looking forward to seeing the rain again.
The SP here, is really well thought out, and your POWERS OF OBSERVATION continue to grow exponentially... Only real crit at the moment is that everything looks so rushed, and not really finished... Like it's in a between state... Does that make sense?
May 19th, 2006, 11:50 AM
good pencil updates. Really like them. The best has to be that sp, shading is good on it. Also, thanks for the comment in my sb.
May 19th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Woot. Welcome back fat man ;) I really like your shading technique, it really gives form. I stopped and looked at the back of the girls head for sometime. Your SP is also nice.
May 19th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Looks like you've come up with a ton of work since tha last time, I droped by.
I like what I see and am enjoying your progress, that I see best shown through your SP's.
May 19th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Nice stuff, hugenormous update fatty, just what Ive been waiting for.
Lots of moleskine stuff, looking good with the drawings, youve tightened up quite a bit especially in line. Hatching still gets a bit too loose from time to time but you'll work that out soon enough. I'd also like to see you try to tighten up some of the drawings from life in your moleskine, especially if it means working from memory.
What kinda moleskine do you have? The regular kind? The paper seems to look different from mine.
Latest self portrait is your best yet, got the likeness down perfectly. Still leaving lots of white space, but in this case thats more than forgivable.
That fat kid
May 26th, 2006, 12:34 AM
pennington: thanks scott, hatching is definitely a fav, don't have the patience for the slow graphite tooth rendering....and I don't have the will to paint, will pastels suffice? Thanks!
guggenmaneuver: Maybe I could slather myself in my own feces and fling my person at the wall and call it avant garde or something trite where I was trying to "EXPRESS" myself? Anyhow, before I do that and have to lose the security deposit, I'll just throw down a drop cloth and draw? Thanks for stopping in, twice...
kingcoyote: Thanks! glad to be back, although I haven't really made my presence known. You're crit is well put, my finished pieces don't really look "finished" do they? Have to work on that, thanks again!
Qxzi: Thanks! and don't worry about the comments in your thread, glad to watch you improve and excel!
Bohh: thanks for the warm welcome back, I'll have to hit your thread back, eh? I appreciate the kind words man!
SirGreenSock: thanks, I'll work on finishing things, I'm not so fond of mixing from life and memory, seems like a travesty at this point. I have a little pocket sized moleskine, a notebook one, not a true sketchbook, the paper is thinner, but there's a lot more of it.
And no white space in this SP.
18'' x 24'' or some such dimension, sennelier a l'ecu pastels on canson toned paper.
May 26th, 2006, 02:11 AM
Very nice man, got a real hang of the pastels now! (is envious) Likeness is there and the looseness and colours work well!
You better become keen on finishing things, gotta have more than only the moleskine to get critiqued!
That fat kid
May 26th, 2006, 02:27 AM
SirGreenSock: Yea, Yea, I better get some more finished drawings, eh? Brought this one to completion, but you beat me to it. Thanks for stopping in though!
Same thing, a half hour more.
May 26th, 2006, 05:29 AM
looking good here man. Your large amount of head studies reminds me of my sketchbooks when I was a city boy...just totally obsessed with drawing different people all the time. That stuff will come in useful - really nice job.
Diggin this pastel sp too.....you look pissed! :)
May 26th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Very nice. Watch the area under your eyes, its very dark, and looks like the darkest shadow in the pic, should darken other deep shadows more as well to balance it out.
May 26th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Hey there. Thanks for stopping into my SB. I'll take your advice to heart. Nice pastel work. Are they messy to work with?
May 26th, 2006, 11:42 AM
WOW ! you improved a lot Kid ! i really liked the latest updates....specially ur self portaits. keep rocking :D
btw congrats for ur new apartment..im feeling jealous :P
May 26th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Good updates! Been a while since I stopped by... the latest SP in pastels is looking very nice!
May 26th, 2006, 11:47 AM
yeah it's almost too dramatic with the eyes being dark.
glad you liked my installation joke. with a serious self portrait like this it's good to know that you aren't angry :)
love the multicolored treatment...watch your pallette as the wise, wise mr. shyam once wisely advised me...don't let it get too saturated.
May 26th, 2006, 11:48 AM
i like the uncolored pencil self-portait drawing you did. The colored ones are maybe a little too contrasty in colors?
anyways, nice work.
May 26th, 2006, 12:00 PM
how are you!?! That update rules! Wow, all that colour is great! Cool likeness, and the eyes look so 3D!!! :} How long that you spent on it altogether? Damn, i wish i could do a pastel drawing like that! I actually have a crit for it! :) Maybe the left shoulder is a bit to high, bring it down a bit, so that its the same as the other shoulder. It reminds me of a famous artist, Conrad Felixmuller (death of a poet) http://www.paletaworld.org/artist.asp?id=3177 . Click on the image, and you can compare. I think the colours are so bold, like yours :)
Keep it up !
May 26th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Very nice. Watch the area under your eyes, its very dark, and looks like the darkest shadow in the pic, should darken other deep shadows more as well to balance it out.
Maybe he's got a black eye? That Fat Kid's a fighter! I wouldn't try to take him by myself!
Nice king tut beard! Between the two of us, we make one handsome fellah!
What a retarded comment this is... The other guys beat me to anything helpful though... How about some background? Maybe the guy whose ass you just kicked?
May 27th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Lots of life drawing, that's always good. Nice use of various marks on this pencil portrait, side of pencil and such http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/449.jpg. Those quick caricatures were a good idea too, I was going to say to search for more character in the people's faces, their noses tend to look the same. Incorporate the rest of there bodies too in a few more of the skectches.
May 28th, 2006, 01:15 AM
Some spots have too high colourcontrasts though.
You also need to finish up torso and BG, whereby one ought be able to see, that head and torso are from same figure. Right now head looks like cut out and pasted ontop of torso. You might want to do sth. against too much symmetry too. Right shoulder might be bigger (since it's in front) and darker. Left one with more light falling on't, little contrast/ saturation and a blend into BG.
Just some ideas
May 29th, 2006, 07:05 AM
Really nice work man, Loving the amount of studies you are doing... reminds me that i should do that many...
Maybe a bit more colour? meh, you are doing really good anyway.
May 30th, 2006, 09:11 AM
what up homie?
nice to see you hitting the life drawing hard. your lines seem to be more confident now; thats good. the pastel drawing is gorgeous. you do tons of face studies, lets see you tackle other body parts as much as you do faces. get them all individually, and youll be able to put the parts together to make numerous great poses. take care, tfk; keep fightin, baby.
May 30th, 2006, 09:57 PM
hey man, seen your latest uploads and glad to the sketch of me is finally up, now that i finally have an account ill start drawing alot more, hope your doing the same seeing as how you have nothing else to do for the summer. Of course Ive already seen almost all of these drawings, so I'm hoping to see some new ones soon, and the pastel work is AMAZING. Keep it up.
May 31st, 2006, 12:28 PM
the pastel drawing of yourself looks good man. And teh sketches are loking good too. I think you should start hammering down some finished drawings in your spare time. that would be kickin'. keep it coming.
That fat kid
June 1st, 2006, 01:55 AM
loomer: definitely flattered that I remind you of yourself....thanks for dropping by!
SirGreenSock: good call on the tone of the shadow, I'll fix it....although there's no update on that drawing in this update....thanks!
Bohh: thanks! the pastels do get a little messy, but not as bad as chalk or soft pastels....and I like the sennelier brand or conte crayon better than other pastels....
shyamshriram: hey, glad to have you back in here! thanks for noticing and for the kind words!
guggenmaneuver: ....I was actually trying for the crazy color treatment, using the colors just for their relative tones as opposed to achieving naturalism....kind of starting to let go of complete realism, but I think it'll always hang around me....thanks for bringing the doom!
mQe: you're probably right about it being too saturated...thanks for coming by!
Qxzi: thanks man! pastel portraits don't take me too long if I don't do a background, about 1 to 2 hours....and you're right about the shoulders being goofy, but that's due to camera distortion from a wide angle kind of lens being so close when I took the picture....its hard to get a non distorted shot from close up.....and thanks for the link, cool stuff!
kingcoyote: we definitely have some interesting facial hair rocking between us....backgrounds are my achilles heel, I need to do more of them...thanks for rocking the doom!
blacky: and good ideas they are....I really oughta make a mental note to work from better photo ref, because when I do photo ref stuff, I copy it exactly and the results have weaknesses because I don't adjust for how something that looks right in a picture will look wrong in a drawing. I see exactly what you mean about how the head looks copy and pasted, I need to sort of use a 'local' color between the head and the body to unify the thing, shoudn't i? and photo ref sucks because of distortion too, hence the goofy shoulders....thanks for the insight, I reallly appreciate it!
Badger: thanks! more color on the way, eventually....
purb36: good call on doing studies of other things....although I can't back that up this post, it'll be addressed in future ones! thanks!
this1: thanks! glad to have you as a part of the community, I'll bet your graffiti style will improve a whole lot because of it!
mitch: pfft! maybe YOU should do more finished drawings, eh? yea, you're totally right though, i need to actually do a bunch of finished ones, just for my portfolio.....see you this weekend and tha
just some pencils out of my sketchbook, nothing major....hopefully more thursday night or friday?
June 1st, 2006, 03:29 AM
dude! hot stuff. cept are you wearing lip shtick?! :P the dude doing a bit af mumbo jumbo with his hands, bravo. ciao.
June 1st, 2006, 03:30 AM
major leaps and bounds. Your pastel drawing is undeniably beautiful. I'm jealous.
June 1st, 2006, 07:43 AM
Very nice, its evident just how much your value is improving! Watch the proportions on the second one, coming out lanky.
June 1st, 2006, 08:45 AM
like the hand, looks 3D, didnt you read mitchs comment, LOL. Another unfinished one :D Oh well, never mind :)
June 5th, 2006, 01:49 PM
hey brother, good looking sketches, and the charcoal work looks great, a bit unfinished but great all the same... hey you should check out chuck,mate's sketchbook, its bitchin, id bet you'd like it, and maybe ur punk ass old roomate too, its all dsg done on PS, matt could learn a thing or two... million.
June 5th, 2006, 02:16 PM
Fatkid: Heya mate... Nice to see you still kicking. These studys are wounderfull your over all progress is really something.. Go take a look at the first page then pounder on them for awhile take in some thoughts and come back to this page and look again. Good work my friend good work. See you around.
June 5th, 2006, 02:17 PM
woa, that selfportrait!
good job on that one!!
June 5th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Ignoring me in your responses... I see how it is. Meesah gonna have to crit you on the lighting of the guy with his arms in the air in theesa new update. The light is jumping all over the place. The upraised arm has the light coming from the upper right, the bent arm and head have it coming from the upper left, the front leg has frontal lighting, it's like some sort of bizzare light orgy. Take those three cubes from the hand pic as your model.
June 5th, 2006, 11:34 PM
kickin hand man. look forward to your next post. and i'm still enthralled by that sketch you did of nick sunday, not really sure why though. and me and fitz talked today and we are going to visit you together sometime soon.
June 6th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Nice stuff man! I'm impressed with the pastel portrait! Like Hurricane said, some are better than others... like some of 'em look rushed and a bit scratchy compared to others... but then... my sketches bary a LOT in quality as well...
Good work, and thanks for stopping by and dropping your cents over in my SB!
That fat kid
June 16th, 2006, 08:48 PM
pennington: Hey man, good to see you in here! and no, lip schtick has not been applied.....in fact, I just learned a trick from DSillustration about how to avoid that in my future drawings....I'll use it from now on! Thanks!
Skeiff: Hey! It was sweet meeting you up in Montreal, you've got some tight drawings and some great potential. Thanks for dropping by!
SirGreenSock: Turns out proportions are indeed the hardest part, and it was groovy haning with you in your native strange moneyed land....thanks for the help and you're selection of gifts for the professional T-dome winner!
Qxzi: yea, I read all the comments and it frustrates me that I can't fix all my problems all at once...
this1: hey david, I've definitely been through chuckmates' crap, and it is highly enjoyable....you're right about the finished work, I need to keep my nose to the grindstone and finish stuff...thanks!
seth1: Yea, definitely been trying to keep at it, sorry I haven't posted in your thread for awhile, but I've been through it a few times....we both oughta keep at it, eh?
hurricane: thanks for stopping by man! and thanks for the kind words!
armando: You see how it is, do you? Did you know that I have a guy in my apartment incessantly screaming about how I'm taking too long and not playing halo with him? anyhow, sorry about forgeting you inthe last update, totally unintentional, although I did your and enjoy your help. I do need to dotheir whole bodies when I do snipe sketching. Thanks for your continual support man, I really do appreciate it.
mitch: hey man! that nick drawing is gonna be in this update. I really hope you guys can make it down sometime, I'd love to have you guys and I got the space. Give me fair warning though, so I'm around. (Not that I wouldn't be) Thanks!
dCepT: Hey! Keeping the quality high is definitely a big challenge, getting one good drawing out of ten is cool, but getting 1 out of 2 drawings is way better, but a lot harder....thanks!
June 16th, 2006, 09:56 PM
Yeah dude, these last coupla portraits are the shit. Good understanding of form and light. Keep pluggin at the anatomy jams, they're comin along. Some of the ones in the last one on the bottom right feel nice and loose. Cool!
June 16th, 2006, 10:42 PM
nice meeting ya and getting lost on the first day in montreal ^^
i love how i can recognize some of the faces in your sketchbook, maybe work some full-page drawings next time.
June 16th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Great update. Wide variety of subjects! I too really like the last couple of portraits. Gratz on page 15 too!
June 16th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Hey man, was awesome hanging with you too!
Awesome update too, that portrait of Argh is awesome. the likeness is amazing.
Keep updating man, I hope to see you again some day,
June 17th, 2006, 01:51 AM
whoa, easy tiger.
I love that pastel self-portrait, and your sketchbook stuff is looking REALLY solid.
I'm gonna miss you fatty, keep in touch
June 17th, 2006, 02:51 AM
hey man! nice to see your sketches from montreal! You got arghmisfit's likeness down! I'd like to see more! I want to see you try and get more stroke economy with your pencil... try hatching in only one direction to show the plane, instead of two. You shouldn't really have to worry about smoothness... you just need to show the change in planes. simplify simplify simplify!
June 18th, 2006, 03:33 PM
hey man, groovy lookin sketches... it looks like I couldn't have been more wrong about that little pocket sketchbook of yours... you seem to be able to create a tiny universe filled with the things and people in your head, and those you catch off guard and sketch out... awesome man... which actually gets me wondering how much of that book is left empty??? seems you might need a new one soon if you keep up the pace your on
June 20th, 2006, 07:58 PM
yo you better update fatty
June 23rd, 2006, 01:53 PM
damn you, are getting better and better by the day.
What up with some colour works once again ?
oh, and an update :) ?
June 23rd, 2006, 02:04 PM
TFK, that 5.25 SP is sssswwweeeet. The eyes are well done, very expressive, almost tells a story. I'm curious as to how many Moleskines you've filled so far.... I'm still on my first and it's mostly scribbled with notes.
Glad I stopped by, it's been a while once again.
That fat kid
June 25th, 2006, 02:10 AM
Andy P: thanks! anatomy schmantomy, it comes and goes, eh? Any suggestions about how to improve my anatomy studies?
hpslashluvr: Thanks, it was groovy meeting a fellow CA-er. Likeness is the easy part, its getting the proportions right that sucks. I'll have to hammer out a few full sized ones, thanks for stopping in.
Bohh: thanks mike! who knew I'd actually hit page 15 in only a few months? Glad you like the portraits.
cartoonfox: the mighty cartoonfox graced me with his company in montreal. A soft spoken londoner, fox enjoys long sessions of drawing and occasionally acting bashful as people meet him. It was sweet seeing your stuff in person, who knew it'd really be that good? thanks for the kind words buddy. someday we will cross paths again, assuming I don't starve to death in the mean time.
easy tiger!: WHOA! don't take my head off! your stuff is looking strong solid too many. your characters and costumes are looking good, I just hope you tacke the poses soon to liven it up! thanks the support, and give me a PM if you happen to cross through Illinois, I'd be more than happy to meet up!
Mr.Blonde: Texture....who knew that this guy would mention texture in his posts? I took your crit to heart, and even made sure to apply it in this update, so I hope you approve....thanks for stopping by!
this1: How's my favorite Mexican? I do hammer off the sketchbooks faster than my wallet likes me too, but vis a vi, i need to keep at it. Keep working on that SP and keep in touch!
blacky: Good news! an update, and some color! Thanks!
Dutton: Thanks! who knew looking angrily into a camera at point blank would yield positive results? I've managed to fill a few, but I many run a couple different sizes and types depending on what mediums I feel like using.
Pleasure to see you in here again!
Large graphite, used 'f' lead only, pretty hard stuff, left some pretty hefty dents in the 'black parts'. 20''x26'' on stonehenge paper, from life.
Quick color study, my version of a speed paint. 20''x26'' using sennelier A' lecu' pastels. Freaking expensive, but worth it. I suggest anyone who likes using pastels invest in these things, so much pigment its ridiculous. And they aren't quite as expensive as the handrolled ones.
June 25th, 2006, 02:14 AM
damn those are some nice ass drawings. the shading on the sketches are perfect and the colors are vivid in the last one. everything fits together perfectly. i like to the pics leading up to the final product.
drop some comments on mine please. (I need them):
June 25th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Awesome sketches. Some of the more highly rendered faces are amazing. This guys pose and hands are rad: http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/453.jpg
June 26th, 2006, 12:33 AM
Great to finally meet you. As I said at the workshop, your self-portraits are doing you justice, as I recognised you immediately! :confident
June 26th, 2006, 01:13 AM
dude....your self portrait is bitchin. your like a drawing machine. totally got me inspire :) it was nice meeting u in montreal. keep on rockin!
June 27th, 2006, 12:04 AM
f lead ey? looks smooth... speakin of lead, i found my box of lead, i now have more 2B lead than i will ever know what to do with... so i guess if you ever need any, for the rest of your life, let me know...
btw... i found that the Panda Express in Champaign is one of the only edible ones i have ever come across, the ones here arent too great, a couple have had bad repors with the health department, and i traveled this summer a bit to LA and Las Vegas, both very very bad Panda Express experiences... just mentionin cuz you say ur starvin out there.
now onto ART!
that f lead looks very fine and smooth, in the close ups you can really notice the detail in the shade work, and how smooth and effortless your shading seems to be, the sketch of the lemon seems to be a bit rushed, and that tomato on the right seems really really dark at that spot, but i trust your judgement on light.
the pastel works looks phenominal, id say those things were the best investment all year (asides education and that poket sketchbook, was so wrong about that thing..., and of course food). They really are worth the money, there really is SOOOOOO much pigmentation in those things, they are so vibrant!
The blue shadows, as cool as they look, seem a bit rushed though...
I will stand by and await your next update.
Did you really mean it when you said I was your favorite Mexican???? ::blushes::
June 27th, 2006, 12:10 AM
wow...alot of the sketches...are so beautifully rendered. hits right onthe spot.. :3
and u use cross hatching so well....i hope to see more stuff..
June 27th, 2006, 04:10 AM
I cannot BELIEVE you got that much value range from an F pencil!
my hat's off to you, sir.
June 27th, 2006, 05:22 AM
Long time since I've been in here... sorry for being a stranger. You've improved insanely! Montreal still an inspiration, huh? After Prague I was fuelled by that for weeks after... hehe
Keep 'em coming!
June 27th, 2006, 08:57 AM
Great to see you cranking out good work <> that's what it takes <> saw you in pics from Montreal <> looks like you had a good time. <> thanks for checking on me from time to time
June 27th, 2006, 09:03 AM
Oh.... Great study my friend... remember your shadow has prespective also. Wannt to see some more fat kid..
June 27th, 2006, 09:34 AM
i see progress. keep it up, man! ( you rember me from Montreal?)
June 28th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Yo man, huge props for all the helpful comments you left in my thread. Tanks!
Holy frig! You did that with an F!? If your hand alright? Anyway, that still life looks awesome, great handling. The only thing that bothers me a wee bit is the reflected light on the shadow side of the lemon seems brighter that the highlight on the light side. Fruit is pretty shiny so it could have been that way, but I think it usually helps to keep all your shadow values darker than your highlight values. Anyway, that's nitpicking. Cool stuff mang.
June 29th, 2006, 02:18 PM
your stuff is rockin once again, well, not that it ever wasn't. But yeah the fruit still life is bad ass!! lace taht way you handled the apple. And i dont know what you did, but that pepper in teh back of it kinda looks like it doesnt belong. I'm not sure if you just rendered it differently or what, it just looks faded or something. I'm absolutly diggin' waht you are doing with teh moleskins. YOu are really getting better with that in your pocket all of the time. I'd have to say that the last page of your moleskin is my favorite. Cant wait till i can see all this first hand. peace. Oh yeah, i dont think i can make it down this weekend, but i will talk to fitz and see about next week maybe. I'd really love to visit. cya man.
That fat kid
June 30th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Chronologic: Thanks for the kind words and for dropping by!
Erilaz: Thanks! it was great hanging out with you, hopefully we'll meet agin, if we can afford it....
BOON: Hey boon, thanks. It was cool meeting too, hopefully you'll buckle down with that inspiration and do something your skill.
this1: The Mexican Fury! Bad Panda Express? dang, that's depressing. I go through lead way faster than you think I do, so you better hold on to the stuff and use the bejesus out of it. I agree that the shadows look rushed, being as I do rush big boring fields of color. And that's an onion, not an apple, but I can tell how the mistake could be made. And as far as mexicans I actually talk to face to face, you're up there.
White Rose: Thanks! Hope you come back to see this update!
easy tiger!: hey dude! f's just like all other graphites, its a certain ratio between graphite and clay, its just a matter of getting the graphite out of the clay. My hats off to you! thanks!
dCepT: hey dCept, glad to have you back. Montreal was pretty sweet, but the real inspiration has been from my crappy job, I don't want to be doing things like shoveling dog crap before I mow....so I need to work hard. Thanks for coming back and for the kind words!
mentler: hey! thanks for dropping by and feeding my respective monkey. I definitely did have a good time and I'm deviously thrilled that you recognized you. I'd have to go blind before I stopped checking your thread.
seth1: hey, thanks for the crit, I botched the shadow didn't I? glad to have you checking on me.
Osmus: 'course I do adam! it was sweet figure drawing with you! Thanks for checking in on me!
Andy P: hey, any time you want a ridiculously over nitpicky crit, just ask, I'll gladly take an hour or 2 to get one out. Thanks for nitpicking me, you're right, and that was my mantra in montreal, no darks lighter than the darkest light. just ask Osmus....and like I said to easy tiger!, its just a matter of getting the graphite out of the clay. Hope you come back!
mitch: Thanks man! slow down when you type, makes both our lives easier. I hope you're carrying around a moleskine around all the time and sketching your little butt off. I still can't believe that the Dick Blick closed, that boggles my mind. I hope you can make it down soo, you're more than welcome here!
2B graphite crayon on scrap stonehenge.
Steel brush nib, thing holds a ton of ink and its a lot of fun. On scrap stonehenge.
Technical pen refill ink and my finger. Stuff dries very quickly and halftones are hard to get. On Canson.
Derwent colored drawing pencils. Very muted tones, done while I waited for a washer load to finish so I could put it in the dryer, hence the reason it isn't finished. On Canson.
Powdered graphite and my finger. Also hard to control. Drawn because my junior high art teacher asked me to. On Canson
20''x25'' pastel on toned Canson paper. I wanted to show light and expression and the moment more than I wanted likeness (which I think I still got), but I don't think I got the laughter element across....
July 1st, 2006, 12:37 AM
How's it going fatty? I really like what I'm seein' here man! Really, all the post YUL stuff is just fantastic... I recon' maybe it was a good kick in the balls.
Very nice SP here. (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/477.jpg) I really like how you're starting to push the values more, that seemed to be one of your pre YUL weaknesses, and I'm glad to see that it's being addressed. Watch the length of your nose though... Long noses are one of the classic blunders (along with matching wits with a sicilian, when death is on the line), so it's just something to keep in mind.
Steel brush looks fun. (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/478.jpg) I especially like the couple in the center... looks passionate, and sad (nostalgic) at the same time. Was the arrangement of them into a heart intentional?
What's wron with half finished? (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/480.jpg) Is there any particular reason you went with Derwent over Prismacolor? The reason I ask is that of all the colored pencils I've tried, Prismacolors tend to be the most vibrant and consistant...
Good update man... It's good to get them from you regularly again!
July 1st, 2006, 07:17 AM
Back at you <> like the steel nib and powdered graphite works a whole bunch <> like really stuck the darks
July 1st, 2006, 10:42 AM
nice temperature in that pastel one!
July 3rd, 2006, 09:45 PM
Aw damn dude, this (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/481.jpg) is killer. How much of that is still loose powder? Anyway, that image is really striking, so are the inks. Nice update, duder.
July 4th, 2006, 04:08 AM
Hey TFK that F pencil sure makes that fruit and whatnot glossy - cool
choice works bro
July 4th, 2006, 08:12 AM
Hi mate, your skills are really improving, I love the pencilled sketched of fruit and still life.
July 4th, 2006, 02:49 PM
the graphite crayon looks really good, and the inks look awesome. gettin your hands dirty looks like lots of fun, ill have to try it sometime. The pastel work looks great, you were right, the likeness shows through even you focused on lighting and the energy of the moment. nicely done. The powdered graphite one looks very good, but it kinda ended up looking like you after getting caught in the rain... good update overall, very creative and very unique, sort of breaks the norm of digis and sketches that are usually updated by every one else.
July 9th, 2006, 02:44 PM
hey man, first off, trim you beard and cut your hair. Second, your getting a lot better with your ink brushes. good job there. I know how hard it is to be accurate and precise with those things. and it looks like you've been having a lot of fun with that 2b crayon that you bought. YOu did an awesome job with the derwent colored pencils on that sp, you nailed the eyes. great job with the color on the pupils. That powdered graphite totally looks like something nesti would have you do. But it is cool though. And about visiting you, i have teh next 8 days, other than thursday, off of work. So i'm going to start asking around or try to find a way that i can come down on my own. But yeah, keep up the good work.
July 9th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Exploiting the subjective element with those steel brush, and finger paints... a useful skill. Would be a useful experiment to push it further into blob like unrecognizabilty and then back to a more representational look, just to compare how the two relate to each other.
That fat kid
July 10th, 2006, 12:21 AM
kingcoyote: Hey jeff, yul have to keep me inspired and I'll do the same for you, if I can. thanks for the kind and helpful words. Long noses aren't nearly as fatal as a mad sicilian....but I have no idea why that's a good analogy.....The arrangement into a heart was not intentionally, I guess it was a freudian slip, eh? Derwent was on sale that particular day. They still have that smooth quality that prismas have, but i have a real limited pallete, very earthy.
mentler: Thanks! glad to have the bonehead nation in my thread!
Osmus: Who knew that temperature woul catch your eye? thanks!
Andy P: the really dark parts are loose powder, and it still has a bunch of loose powder on it.....its got its own shelf. Thanks for stopping in!
draw: Hey, haven't seen you around the boards much lately. Thanks for stopping in with kind words!
Magic Man: Thanks! Its hard to see improvement in one's self because of the continual frustration of trying to improve
this1: The mexican fury! I'm not trying to stand apart, I just don't like the distant feeling that working digital has. Its like I can't feel my hand in the work. Plus, actually concepting characters and enviroments just isn't as much fun as drawing from life. There's this lack of expression in my subject matter when I draw from imagination.....anyhow, thanks for the kind words, keep drawing!
mitch: PFFT! I'll trim my beard and cut my hair when I have an implicit reason to do so. Nesti keeps harassing me about doing all sorts of crazy experiments....which is fine with me, because I'm going crazy with the routine of life I happen to be in. I best see an update from you soon, or I won't be too happy....And I'd be thrilled if you could make it down here sometime, keep asking people, there must be someone else who could tolerate me for a few days....anyhow, thanks!
armando: EH!?! Asking me to venture into the realm of abstract? Do I have the technical expertise to pull that off? Or should I just stick to playing the scales? I've always been a bit leery of straying from realism, since its a measure of skill and I can relate to it. But I'll see what I can do, although I have no idea what I'll do....Thanks for sticking with me!
Double SP, one's just a pencil shadow, the other is powdered graphite and my finger.
Old girlfriend, 20x26 inches, pastel. I think there's more to it than I'm letting on......
Kind of a psuedo Step-by-step, I arbitrarily took prictures while I was drawing, just to see what directions I randomly take when I'm drawing. Plus, I always think my process for my portraits is a bit strange. That's my art history professor from last semester. Pastel, 20x26"
July 10th, 2006, 01:35 AM
you know what i cant believe? That I have been following you around to the other damn threads but havent posted in this thread yet !!! MODDA FOOKKKA!!!
gonna have ot crit later as my brain has just shut off for the night.
July 10th, 2006, 02:01 AM
ahhhhh... your latest updates reminds me of the good ol' times when i could just walk into your room at any moment and see the progress on your current work... im taking you n tom up on the offer, so chances are ill get to see your works in progress in person reallll soon...
last thing: i found it funny/awesome that in the first pic it looks like santa claus, and in the last pic it looks like the NBC guy from Seinfeld that gives em the show pilot then later goes crazy over Elaine... well, it made me laugh...
July 14th, 2006, 03:31 PM
yeah, i guess you did post once more than i thought you did. Awesome job on the bearded fellow. i relly like how you showed us teh step by step process, it gives us a sence of what you are thinking as you go through it. I hate to say it but i'm not a big fan of teh drawing of the ex. I dont know what you did differently but it just doesnt work for me. You prolly wont take offense to that seeing as you said it yourself that it was lacking. And i love the double self portrait. The to different types of drawings put together and using one as teh shadow is brilliant, but i guess that living alone tends to help with being able to think more elaborately. And nesti couldnt get us a hotel on the dates he gave us previously, so he wants to go at either the middle of august, or go to New York again in the middle of august. We're all messed up right now. But yeah, keep up the amazing work. you should have five stars in no time.
July 14th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Looking better and better! I'm diggin' the inks, man! Like the light in this one (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/482.jpg) a lot as well.
Keep 'em coming!
July 14th, 2006, 07:26 PM
Your sketching is unbelievable and your bold use of color is going to pay dividends. Keep pushing. Love your work, my friend.
July 14th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Nice pencil control.
July 15th, 2006, 09:09 AM
how u been man? i like the experimentation thats been goin on lately. the graphite fingerpainted ones are cool; its like speedpainting in real life, with your finger as the big brush. anyway, i really like the recent pastel portraits. keep getting at the anatomy too man, get as good at that as you are at portraits. keep on, playa; peace.
July 16th, 2006, 03:38 AM
It has been awhile since I commented. I love the ink sketchs on the stonehenge. I was looking at the old girlfriend one and it really looks like a compilation of them to tell you the truth. The pastel of your art history teacher has a weird undertone to it. It kind looks like a clown and that projects onto the man drawn.
July 16th, 2006, 11:15 AM
have you ever tried this übersaturated pencil technique on white paper? nice work and likenesses, though some study of the muscles of the face seems to be needed for bettter expression. just my 2˘...keep on rockin in the heartland my brother.
July 19th, 2006, 02:13 AM
hey nice work :) it's cool to see you experimenting with different stuff. thanks for the happy birthday :teeth: means a lot.
July 20th, 2006, 01:13 AM
hey fat kid!! your sketchbook shows wonderful dedication and improvements!! It's very inspiring stuff. keep on keepin on
July 20th, 2006, 02:29 AM
dude the powdered graphite stuff is WAY badass, and I'm loving the pastel drawings, very 1980's sitcom intro.
July 20th, 2006, 03:27 AM
great portraits, nice depth and light/ dark effects
plus some great improvement
July 21st, 2006, 09:21 AM
Hey fatty !!! ,
good stuff going on here! The coloured pastel drawings are really good, keep on going with them. http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/482.jpg , this one has to be the greatest, showing the light and darks on his face. Good updates,
July 21st, 2006, 10:08 AM
Like the pastels a lot <> really loose and expressive and great value structure
Already gave you the max bones a long time ago <> efforts should be rewarded
July 21st, 2006, 11:14 AM
love those ink heads you put up there and that pastel portrait looks cool as well man.
real nice. keep it coming man...
July 21st, 2006, 03:31 PM
cool, things are becoming really really good in here, I especially dig the selfportraits, awesome work! Keep on rocking dood, you're definitely on the right track, more updating please :D
July 24th, 2006, 04:41 AM
good spree for art
great massing ,good lighting study
MY SKETCH BOOK (http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=72098)
July 24th, 2006, 11:49 AM
Getting better man! Great work!
July 24th, 2006, 12:06 PM
Great to see you use some more colours (due to those new n shiny pastells you got)
These coloured works are coming out quite well, specially the latest batch, as I think you start to get used to em some more. One thing I usually do when worjing with pastells, is to blend them into each other with a "wisher" or something. Don't know if they sell those papersticks in the US or if it's clear what I mean. But with some patience, soft and carefull appliance of the medium, you can get those picrures look smoother and richer in colourvariety.
That fat kid
August 6th, 2006, 02:33 PM
Tetsuo: ya know, It is odd that you hadn't spammed me in here, but thanks for finally doing it. Hopefully you'll find time to crit...
this1: hey dave, seems like you'll be able to do that again in a couple weeks,since your stuff is already here. Thanks for stopping in!
mitch: thanks man! I doubt I did any brilliant thinking living alone, but I had the time to experiment. I think I accidentally left behind one of my good drawings in the apartment. If I want 5 stars, I think I need to make a new thread, seeing as how I have 30 votes on this one, and I'm rated 3.60, takse a lot to get it over 4.50. But thanks again for the encouragement.
dCepT: thanks man!
van: HEY! been awhile since the last time you dropped in, I hope your well, and I can't wait until you update again. Thanks for the kind words!
purb36: thanks, experimenting has always been the funniest part of drawing. I totally recommend doing weird stuff to stretch your visual vocabulary, take weird materials and make them pretty. I'll keep at the anatomy too, thanks for stopping in!
Valengar: Hey doug, I hope you're enjoying that drawing I gave you. Those 2 pastels were done the same night, so I suspect I had strange emotions going on if I choose those 2 topics....thanks for checking back in!
guggenmaneuver: doom father, thanks for stopping in. using the pastels on white doesn't have to same effect for me, they stain the paper and I can't heighten with the lighter colors. Studies are always useful....
pennington: thanks man!
easy tiger!: Huh? 1980's sitcom? What are you referencing? Thanks for the heartfelt words....of badassness...
Qxzi: Thanks! who knew that concentrating on temperature would make a good drawing?
mentler: thanks! I wish I could get to 5 bones on this thread, but I already am cursed by a ton of votes...
Gloominati: thanks! the updates slow down thanks to work and the approach of the next school year....moving and stuff...
blacky: thanks for the advice, I know exactly what you mean by the paper things....I'm a little leery of using those things because in the past, I always flattened my drawings out real bad...But I'll have to give it a whirl since its been 3 years since I used one.
Kind of a pathetic update, but I wanted to prove that I wasn't dead. Hopefully I'll scan some stuff out of my sketchbook and photograph the pencil drawings I have.
Just contour drawings on newsprint with an ebony pencil.
August 6th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Wouah ! I'm astonished... Good work, I love it !<3
So... keep it up. !
August 6th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Woohoo, hes not dead. It was only our imagination, i thought you got killed by your pen and pencil. I thought it came to life and kept on poking you until you couldnt survive! You think im joking? :D :P :D :P. Keep it up with everything!!!! :)
August 6th, 2006, 10:52 PM
I'm not crazy about this update. The lines are too loose, no structure. The head, hair, and shirt are getting the same type of line, gotta show that they're made of different material. Line drawing is probably the hardest type of drawing, it's so basic, and we've seen so many great examples of it throughout history that makes it even harder. You used a lighter line on some of the inside contours, I'll commend that, it's like music you have to vary the dynamics.
August 7th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Hey, what's with the angry stuff? Nice to see the "new" drawing style; also nice to see you struggle a little. Struggling/challenge makes you angry? Continue with the contour work. -NJNJr-
August 10th, 2006, 02:22 PM
good work man. awesome self portrait on the last page. and actually, i like these contour drawings. the second one in particular. working with just line ain't easy, but you did a good job here. cheers!
August 12th, 2006, 01:24 PM
Good to see you updating! I know exactly what you're talking about with a crap job being a good inspiration to draw more... hehe
August 15th, 2006, 03:41 PM
hey TFK ill have to agree with armando a bit on this one. They do look nice but it seems like you were a bit bored while making them :| Or maybe thats just me. Lines are the heart of an artists work....so make them amazing! If your lines are strong then you know that the rest of your drawing/painting will hold up better than without good lines. Try using the side of the pencil while you stream the lines down the side of the cheekbones perhaps to give a harder edge. And then back down to the chin with the tip to make it more structurally sound.
August 15th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Fatty, Fatty, Fatty...
Haven't dropped in here in a long while, man. I'm glad to see that you're still very much alive and doing well! I've been pretty busy as of late getting my act together with different things and starting that internship. But I wanted to make sure I stopped in here to show ya some love. I really am enjoying all of the experimentation going on in your work, man. You're playing with so many different mediums it's ridiculous. The color stuff is awesome. If you could somehow refine it, detail and clean up just a few areas they'd be great illustration for magz and such. Maybe just sharpen some areas of the portrait and let the others stay sort of blurry... drag the eye around and stuff. Really beautiful man. Kudos on seeing all of those colors in the skin tones.. there's a lot more in there then people realize, eh?! The SPs are great too... you're likeness is great. And everyone's right, you are a drawing machine and the improvements are definately evident, bro. Just keep trudging a long. Keep pushing yourself. You're going to be killin' in not time... hell, you alread are! Oh and btw, I really like the way your tacklin' the line lately with the rest of us homies. It's been something I've been workin' on a bit as well. Seems we're all about Doom line these days. Hope I see you soon at another CASTL meetup, eh? ;) Keep in touch, Andrew.
August 18th, 2006, 12:51 AM
This stuff is pretty awesome. The lines in those last couple of portraits are very convincing and they convey a lot of feeling with the. I also like the coloring you are using on the others. Putting that kind of color down is hard unless you know what you are doing, and you clearly do. By the by, WOW at the 16 pages, you must have no life at all. :P
That fat kid
August 21st, 2006, 12:15 AM
$unshine: thanks for the kind words!
Qxzi: thanks for always popping in man!
armando: Yea, that last update was pretty lame, I'm pretty weak with line....Gotta hit those harder.
mitch: Hey Mr. Nesti,/Mitch, struggling is always part of growth. Without suffering and overcoming some obstacle, there can never be improvement.
sith: Thanks! Self portraits are always fun, helps my ego out....and I'm not a fan of those line drawings, but I'm glad you liked them....
dCepT: Crap jobs just suck the life out of me, but it makes me want to draw....but not go through the hassle of updating.....Thanks for stopping by, like usual!
Tetsuo: thats some good advice about how to vary the line weight, I'll definitely have to implement it....and its okay that you agreed with armando, even though he's out in left field most of the time.....
ZebzFree: thanks ryan, glad to hear things are picking up for you with that internship. Glad you approve the things I'm hitting lately, it sucks working totally alone after hanging with that huge crowd of artisits....We'll definitely have to have a CASTL meeting sometime soon, just to break up the monotony of life, eh?
masterpug: thanks! glad to see you in here. color is a ton of fun, but its been scaring me lately since its such a commitment to sit down and hammer away at a drawing....and I don't have a life, but its not because of CA, its because....well....ummm.......
Some stuff from montreal I never got around to posting......I'll have to update with some of the stuff I've been doing recently, but that scanners been too intimidating as of late....
August 21st, 2006, 03:23 AM
Fat kid is improving.. Keep going my man...
August 21st, 2006, 07:31 AM
really really good update! those lines are sweet as hell!
good job fatty! ;) the progress could be compared in kilos my friend!
August 28th, 2006, 08:48 AM
good portraits dude! Cant wait for some more. And also thanks for the good advice in my sketchbook!! :) :D
August 29th, 2006, 01:15 AM
So does my opinion still count even though I saw them ahead of time?
Love the pics, can't wait till that cross is done. Show me updates on here if you want. You know I'll throw out input, and so will everyone else on here. Maybe some people will have some great ideas, especially when they realize it's for a tattoo.
August 29th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Those protrait are looking really good though. It show great use of tone in them. The last I posted on your tread you were on page five or four. Hey, can you give some info U of I as art school since you are going there. Since I plan on transfering?
Keep up the work.
August 30th, 2006, 12:03 AM
Hah, cool Montreal portraits, that one of KingCoyote makes him look so sad! Awww. This one (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/498.jpg) is damn nice, too.
August 30th, 2006, 01:00 AM
I'm totally digging the still lifes and SP. Very recognizable haha. Hope everything is good in the hood. You've been making a lot of progress in little time.
August 30th, 2006, 01:27 AM
I like the last couple updates. It is good to see some new posts. The contures are interesting. I think you might need a little more practice on them, but they still pretty cool.
August 30th, 2006, 03:51 AM
August 30th, 2006, 11:38 PM
holy sh*t fatty, when did you get up to 16 pages?!?!?! It's like I blinked and it doubled! I'm very impressed with your improvement, I hope you are too! :)
August 31st, 2006, 12:29 AM
Ahhh, memories of Montreal. nice
Good to see your still plugging away.
September 4th, 2006, 12:34 PM
vverry nice update! still such an amazing sketchbook
keep up you good work fatty!
September 4th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Nice stuff! Diggin on the full figure dude from montreal! I've cut back a bit on crap jobs... hehe... part time so I get by moneywise and painting the rest of the time. Here's to both of us getting out of crap jobs and starting to get by on art :)
September 7th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Nice updates, dig the pencils from Montreal. The copicmarkerportraits are nice, but I aint am a fan of depicting flesh/ human body with copic markers. They seem to be good for design/ industrial stuff. And skin isn't mechanic but quite vivid on the contrary. So using markers makes it seem kinda harsh and not very trustworthy. Just my 2cents. So long...
September 7th, 2006, 11:03 PM
hey man, sorry it took so long to wander in here. The markers are sweet! you did a great job on the one of KC and the other one is so smooth. On the girl, you should have gone a bit darker on her right pupil, its kind of distracting having one eye darker than the other. And the pencil drawing of the guy, i think you should of gone just all around darker. it looks a bit greyed out. But all in all they look really good. keep it up. And UPDATE you fool!!
September 9th, 2006, 07:57 AM
hi, fat kid, those still lifes are wonderful. And I love the steel brush and pastel protraits couple of pages back. Very energitic. Keep up the great works man.
Oh and thanks for the kind words on my sketchbook.
That fat kid
September 13th, 2006, 01:16 AM
seth1: Thanks! I will...
hurricane: thanks, its always good to see more regulars like you and seth! Glad you liked them, I'm not much of a fan of those particular images.
Qxzi: Thanks, and advice is always there if you want it.
quarter_courter2005: no updates on the tattoo, at least on here, I still need to figure out a pattern, but good things come to those who wait....longer....
crimsoneye: Thanks man! The U of I is a pretty good school, and some of the gen eds are actually a good way to develop new insights and ideas...but they can be a huge drag, like languages or some of the requirements. I'll welcome you warmly if you do transfer.
Andy P: thanks! Kingcoyote is a sad looking dude, but his soft chipper voice belies his apparent depression.
Skeiff: Thanks! been missing hanging with you and seeing your awesome rendering. Hope things are rocking well with you.
Valengar: hey doug, long time no talk, we need to play some starcraft together or something. Those contours suck, but luckily, my life drawing teacher is making me do tons of them in class. Most enjoyable.
JERI: thanks for the vote! got anything else to say?
Cobi: Ironically, the page number isn't because of my massive amount of posts or artwork, but the helpful responses from all my peers. Thanks for the kind words!
Craig D: Good to see you in here. Montreal seems like yesterday, but the lessons learned will always be used in the now. Thanks for stopping by!
dCepT: thanks man. Crap jobs suck the motivation like no one's business. I wish that I could live on my drawings...but until that day....
blacky: thanks! I agree with you that markers aren't too good at depicting flesh....however, I have seen some amazing work that I can aspire to in portraiture. oh well, thanks for stopping in....
mitch: no big deal about you being slow. Good call on the eye, I didn't even notice that eye. I didn't mean to wash out that figure....it just sort of happened as I went over and over it...
isair: thanks, glad to hear that the old stuff is getting some love too....kind words are the good kind to go around....maybe some more harsh ones would help us all learn....
September 13th, 2006, 01:41 AM
Man, i wish i could work as hard as you do.
Love the moleskin' sketches, this caught my intention http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/515.jpg what was your thoughts behind it?
Anyways, keep up the good work.
September 13th, 2006, 01:49 AM
I just told you i'd drop by and here I am. And let me just say, you got constipated and then look what happened, giant moleskine splattering's all over the bowl. I'm digging how you fill most of the pages up with lines of goodness. Your figures have more depth than before, thumbs up. It seems like you're almost avoiding the full figure though, a tendency that a lot of us have. You've filled a lot of the pages up, now let's see some full bodies! Keep it up with the imagination sketches as well, I remember you mentioning that they weren't your strong point... but they're looking better and better. Another thing i'd like to see you try a lot more is sketches with pure line. You've done that a little bit, but I'm wondering what would happen if you changed the line economy to fewer and fewer lines. Also, since you HAVE a moleskine, [the kind with the thicker/smoother paper i'm guessing] let's see some experiments with media that isn't as comfortable. Acrylics? Abuse that paper like nothing, plus, they cost more than the average sketchybook, why not you know? Well, too many run-on sentences in this posty, but keep it up man! Cheers.
September 13th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Seriously, man... what a ridiuclous update! I don't know how you draw so much in that MoleSkin. It's so slick!! Anyways, lookin' good. I like how you're trying to gesture out more and stuff like that. It's comin' along. Your life stuff and SP's are always my favz tho. I really need to put some time into that as well. I tried to draw some chicks from fotoz last night and things got kinda crappy fast. lol I think my semi-trained eye is lacking for practice. I've been drawing too many dwarves for work! Ha! Keep pushin' man. I wanna see what you've got for us in the Fine Art area so snap some pics! I'll update as soon as I finish a few more doodles in my SB. I have some that I still need to wrap up. Y'know how it is. Take it easy, man.
September 13th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Nice moleskine update! I'm not sure, but the moleskine always brings out something else than my regular A4 sketchbook... don't know why... meybe it's the yellowed pages or the size... Nice stuff!
Keep 'em coming!
September 13th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Nice stuff keep going.
September 15th, 2006, 05:47 PM
Moleskin is lookin great, love the ones that look like they were done in class like this one (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/519.jpg). Awesome. Don't know how you keep up this pace! You're a monstuh!
September 15th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Looking great TFK get mo hand studies going, the more the better.
I understand the back of the head study well haha.
Youre really learning a lot about ppl noggins which is reallly good, stuff which is really important but hands are just as expressive. As are feet.
I love studies done from life don't you, even bad ones are good.
September 17th, 2006, 02:22 AM
Wow, what an awesome post!!! The same one caught my attention as Diego.. The guy on the left is strangely intriguing.. couldn't stop looking at him!!! You're doing great!! Keep up the good work :)
September 17th, 2006, 02:51 AM
You could stand to push the darks a wee bit more. HB is a good choice if you're to lazy to be switching all kinds of pencils. Seems like you're using an H on some of them, but it's damn near impossible to tell on the computer. Personally I thinks it's faster to use a few types of pencils and let them do the work for you, similar to using paint, instead of having to control the pressure so much, kinda like different pick thicknesses. Only other advice I've got is to use convex contours every where you can to get more solidity in the forms, it's just the way our perception works.
September 17th, 2006, 05:43 AM
My fav would have to be that man on the left side page. Does that make me crazy?
September 17th, 2006, 05:57 AM
so sweet stuff :) , i like well your doodle even if it looks unfinished it show thaht you are a crazy man :). btw sorry i didn't see your updates sine a while :[..
September 17th, 2006, 02:53 PM
Fuck yeah, man! Awesome!
Damn fine progress, mate!
September 17th, 2006, 05:52 PM
Hey, thanks for the crits man. I really like those ink drawings in your mole skin sketchbook. The lines in your ink drawing flow very well. Good stuff, keep it up.
September 18th, 2006, 07:01 AM
keep doing it, man. i gotta update mine soon to keep up!
September 28th, 2006, 04:24 PM
What's up with the once a month updates? Did you go to Montreal just to meet boys?
September 28th, 2006, 05:07 PM
I'm lookin' for s'more, Fatty!! Tear it up, man! I know you have to have some!
September 30th, 2006, 02:19 PM
i like your doodles even tho it probably didnt tkae you that long at all, very fine and 3D. I wanna see more too!!!
September 30th, 2006, 10:04 PM
hey TFK! been a while. looking good, ilike this one (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/513.jpg) a bunch. it'd be great to see some more finished stough. umm where have you been. how's school? catch ya later.
That fat kid
October 1st, 2006, 12:18 AM
Diego: hehe, thanks man, I still don't work half as hard as I'd like....I like that partcular composition a lot too, the asymmetrical lonliness is easy to be draw in to....I'm not exactly sure why I decided it needed to be alone, but it was a conscious decision...
Zord: Thanks for the long post, i appreciate the insights....I believe I am a little leery of the full figure and of pure line, either too much there or not enough to stand on. I've been in life drawing this semester, which is satisfying to the extreme, lots of work on line and the full figure, so I'll have to get around to taking a bunch of picture of that stuff. Imagination sketches still scare the bejesus out of me, but I'll keep at it. And most of my experimenting is done with oil paints on canvas now a days, I'll have to start more though.
ZebzFree: Hey, thanks for the kind words, I've been hitting your thread like everyday but I keep forgetting to drop a post. One of these weekends we need to meet up again, make the CASTL happen. My fine arts eye is coming along, but I haven't been working as hard as I mean to.
dCepT: Thanks. The moleskine is magical or something, stuff that can't happen in a normal sketchbook just appears.
Andy P: I was wondering the same thing about your working pace, seems like you have finished quality work every third day....thanks though...
draw: thanks! Hand studies, there will never be enough done by any artist. Or feet. Fortunately, I love life studies too! The surging shall proceed as urged.
Cobi: thanks! That isolated dude seems to be getting lots of attention.
armando: that thing about convex contours, could you expound on that a little more? So I actually dent and damage the paper with how hard I press, and almost all the pages are done in 'f' mechanical pencil, so I guess I'll have to keep different hardnesses with me or something.....or maybe I could actually change the contrast of the computer closer to real life....either way, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you hanging with me for over a year.
Placeboast: you and everyone else who likes that dude, thanks man!
Shylone_Breath: thanks! its totally okay if you haven't been in here, I don't expect the world to flock to me.
Flaskpost: I love the enthusiasm! Thanks!
crimsoneye: thanks! Ink has always flowed the best for me....maybe I got it from the guggenmanuever....and I'll hit you with more crits soon, since I reply in people's threads when I update..
armando: Pfft, its still the 30th...and what if I did just want to see the boys, eh?
ZebzFree: You called me out, I have plenty, but only a little hits....
Qxzi: hey, its a sketchbook, doodles are the foundation of great works...Thanks!
pennington: School's going great, got me painting 1, life drawing 1, and then the gen eds....not enough art to sate my needs...I do need to finish more things, I got the half done blues....how's life treating you?
Oil painting, 20x20 inches, also posted in the critique section.
Finished drawings from over the summer, three part series....(terrible pictures)
My books! Not a very big library, and no "How To' books....
The work in progress on an assignment about foreshortening. Had to be present, but no other requirements....so I stood over a mirror...
October 1st, 2006, 06:20 AM
Dew (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/527.jpg) you have a free moment? hehe. you should drop these photos of your studio in the "Show Us Your Studios" Thread over in the lounge, eh?
Nice looking update --> definitely resolve the very bottom of the foreshortened self portrait before you Dew (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/527.jpg) anything else with it. seems like that part of the composition should have greater contrast than anything else, and that in some way you are kind of avoiding it because maybe what doesn't make much sense. Tough assignment no? one more thing... seems like the fact that we can't see your left shoulder makes it seem like your head is a little off center. need more definition in the clothing area...hands and head looking good.
1.) Big guy is sitting in a chair
2.) Gets upset because some punk is stealing his TV set
3.) Gives a proud thumbs up when the television-theiving kids get arrested
Dew (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/527.jpg) you have a better explanation? Cool compositions with the white space and so forth.
October 1st, 2006, 12:00 PM
what kind of paper do you use for your pastel?
also, i would suggest adding some bulge to your crotch.
October 1st, 2006, 12:17 PM
Nice s.b. work in here. I really like the foreshortening peice, good way to approach the problem. Like the studio shots as well, a hell of a lot cleaner than mine :)
October 1st, 2006, 01:55 PM
Wow..u r working so hard kid !! :D
I've missed so many updates ....
Those still life, Sps, Sketches..Great going mate !
Especially that latest Self portrait is very nice..unique approch :) good luck with that.
btw u dont need any new batteries ;)
October 1st, 2006, 01:59 PM
Foreshortening project = ace
studio space = ace
Didn't know you started with oils... when'd you dew (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/527.jpg) them? Good to see you experimenting more... liquid media lambaste! Keep it up man, progress is great.
October 1st, 2006, 02:43 PM
i like that colour scheme of that oil painting very much looks cool to me. on your sketches i have criticice your knowledge of proportions a little. but keep working on it u r doing well:)
October 2nd, 2006, 05:34 PM
Painting looks awesome! Can't wait to see it finished! When you go for foreshortening, you really go for it, huh? :D
Keep 'em coming!
October 3rd, 2006, 06:55 PM
You're killing it in here man! That oil painting is effing gorgeous... Are you planning on going back into it with color glazes? Wow. The execution, composition, and variety of shapes and textures all work together to great effect. Like I said, great work, I really hope to see more like this.
Really impressed with the modeling and shading on the three part series. Nice variety of poses, and good characterization too. I realize that they're kind of crummy photos, but they seem like they could use a bit more contrast.
Keep it up man! Maybe we can arrange a CASTL meet up in the near future to help recharge the ol' batteries! Take care man!
October 3rd, 2006, 07:47 PM
Word man, I agree with Mr. Coyote, you could hit that oil with some color glazes and really make it sing. Also, that three part pencil series kinda reminds me of Bill Plympton's stuff, awesome!
October 5th, 2006, 09:05 PM
hey man, thanks for stopping by my thread, it's beena while since i don't post in yours, i've become a lurker these days, been really busy.
It seems you're dedicated than ever, love your studio pics, shows a lot of dedication, passion and love for your art, and the need for improve.
You and your moleskin are doing a great job, lots of sketching being done, i'm sure it helps you a lot.
Love this one http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/522.jpg, i'm starting to paint too, but it's been really difficult because we were asked to PAINT, not just to study still lifes, figures, you are asked to paint whatever you liked without any signs of teaching, that sucks, hope you're learning tons.
Cheers buddy, keep up the great work
October 5th, 2006, 09:43 PM
HOLT!! awesome job on that series, it shows personality and tells a story; according to the nesti, thats the kind of stuff you need to be doing. Your studio is rockin'. I love what you've done to it. I cant wait to see it in person sometime. i would comment on the moleskin but i've seen it all in person. And that pastel drawing is nice also; although i do have a problem with the eyes, there not yours, i dont know, its probably just me. But yeah, i'm looking forward to saturday! TWO STORY DICK BLICK!!! thats all i have to say. great job and keep it up. and glad to hear your feeling better. P.S. Mr. Roddy wants to know what time your going to be rolling into town tomorrow, so give me a call whenever. see you tomorrow man.
October 5th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Love that fruit FK
October 12th, 2006, 12:53 AM
I like the painting of the fruits. The foreshorting was pretty cool too. You go all out on random assignments. We'll need to hit up the Craft sometime.
October 12th, 2006, 09:05 PM
I really like the oil painting of the fruit. I really like how everything is flowing through the composition. Good use of light, medium, and dark tone( one of my bigest problems when doing b&w tonal paintings).
You really did a great job on the drawing series. I like the reaction of guy on chair, once he saw the dude who was stealing the tv. I really look expression and the characterization.
Hey, I got the same dick blick catalog at my house. I go to one in the Loop every chance I get. A matter fact, I plan on going there this saturday. The self portrait is looking great.
October 14th, 2006, 01:17 PM
Nicew oil pic. Good you did it in B&w to get the values right first.
Also like the fruits and your bookselection (shiele, dante ,freud).
The foreshortening on your assignment could have been tacken further than seen in mirror I'd say. means head smaller and hand bigger, way bigger. Like to see that you're working on large sized paper. Those tiny scetches in your SB look fine but it might be healthier to use the whole page. Just my 2cents.
October 22nd, 2006, 10:10 AM
cool update. Your studio seems homey. :D Its cool, nice assignment peice, cool use of colours. Keep posting!!!
November 8th, 2006, 04:56 AM
The pastel work is turning out great.
That fat kid
November 11th, 2006, 06:15 AM
guggenmaneuver: Dew you have any idea how long its been since my last update? That foreshortened piece turned out okay, the lower part is resolved, but rather lame. The worst part about the assignment was that we got the exact same assignment a week later....so I blew my good ideas away the first run through. The explanation you gave is close enough.....just add 'walmart greeter' and you've got it down. Thanks for daring to show your face in here.
Osmus: I used stonehedge white for that particular image, but I like canson toned paper a bit better....not necessarily the surface, but just having a midtone to work off of is easier....and thanks for noticing how small my crotch is!
silvestri99: Thanks! And now that the pictures are taken, the illusion of cleanliness is over!
shyamshriram: Thanks! Did I ever tell you that my mom put that digital painting you did of me up as her background at work? Good work dude!
Zord: Hey johnny doom! No liquid this time, but plenty of old school dry media. Thanks for hitting me up!
GOBLINSHARK: Thanks for keeping me honest about proportions, been working on getting them faster and more efficiently. Thanks for stopping in with the kind words!
dCepT: Go big or go home, I've always said that....or did I always say, "can't ride home on a bowl of goat." I don't remember. Anyhow thanks for dropping in!
kingcoyote: Thanks! Actually, the photo fakes me out on the composition in the oil painting. Never, ever work on squares canvases, gotta be a genius to make it look good. The whole point of that painting was to use an extremely limited pallette of warm and cool blacks and greys to create depth. The still life we were working from was actually painted grey. So no, I won't be working back into with color...sad to say...And all my drawings need more contrast, I mean, honestly....
And I'd love a castl meet up for the old batteries....
Andy P: I wish I had the will power to hit that painting again....Have to look Bill Plympton up. Thanks for stopping in! btw, are you steve holt? or is your name andy? I'm so confused!
Diego: Yea, I've become quite the lurker these days too, haven't posted in my own thread for over a month, how sad....and i can relate to that painting and teaching yourself. We're doing abstraction now, and I can barely tolerate it. I even hunt the teacher down after class and can't catch on. Oh well....happy painting dude!
mitch: such an old post now, that was a good trip to dick blick and portfolio day seemed to kick you into high gear. I better see some monster drawings when I come back in a couple weeks!
Valengar: Thanks! and the craft shall be abused
blacky: I think you're totally right about the small sketches, i learn a lot about implying detail and light, but I think I need more work on it. And spot on crits on the foreshortening. Thanks man!
Qxzi: Thanks! Life drawing...gotta practice what I preach!
A rather sizable collection of in class life drawings. Gestures, sustained gestures, contour studies, value studies...in no particular order. Pencil and charcoal. Hopefully I'll remember to bring my camera on monday and grab mnore recent shots. But something is truly weird about bringing a camera to that class.....
November 11th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Loving those charcoals, really nice feel. You are working really hard here man, and it shows, lovely work!
How big are you working? do you have a favoured size?
November 11th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Great progress with these life drawings. Curious to know what has caused the change: teacher, techniques, students, constant life drawing? The convex line thing was a vague remark, I was tired. We perceive convex contours as the edges of solid forms, so then a solid object must be drawn with convex lines or straight lines. Concave lines can be used to indicate a form that's being pressed, or they can also be used to take away some of the mass of a figure making it seem lighter or more flowing. I've been meaning to post an example in my sketchbook to explain it.
November 12th, 2006, 07:15 AM
yo tfk, long time no see.
nice stuff here recently. i love your color work. i agree with blacky about the foreshortening assignment, your hand and lower body should be much larger, and your head should be much smaller. i think my favorite of the life drawing series from the 11th is the page with 2 guys posing in a chair (same guy, two separate times) (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/551.jpg). line economy on that one is very nice, and it just looks reeeeeally clean. great job on that one. keep working the anatomy studies man, you're really killin' 'em out there. g'luck. :)
November 30th, 2006, 05:48 AM
Big dump! This one (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/558.jpg) is my favourite of the batch... good foreshortening, and I like the lineweight and overlapping shapes a lot! Some of 'em seem a little stubby in the legs... might be the model, though.. but they read a little short-ish to me... (ok... that was a half-assed crit... I know... haha)
December 5th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Holy$ I it stuck me how large this SB is. I mean 17 pages is.. insane. Way cool you got it so far. The nudes from the previous page are incredible, I have a rough idea how easy it is to go wrong there. there is no way to cheat your way into those. thats all skill. Saying "keep it up" isnt needed at all, just keep it up anyway :]
December 6th, 2006, 12:39 AM
big dump man, of course ive seen all that stuff and comented in person... but you could use the bump i guess... upload some pics of the new in room studio, show people how ur living, most balla shit eva...
December 6th, 2006, 01:39 AM
hey man, how are you doing?
the last batch is great, lots of looseness, great contour drawings, and studies. I really liked this one http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/553.jpg
What i percieve about your drawings is that you're not using enough of what its in your mental library, or your acumulated knowledge. I mean, why this is this way, why this arm is like that, or things like that. Analize and learn from your hard work, feed yourself with your figure drawings and everything you draw. I don't know if that makes any sense to you.
About the abstract painting at your school, just do it, try to add all your knowledge to that, and work at home, harder than school, that's what i think it'll matter after all.
Anyways, this one http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/541.jpg caught my attention because i see a lot of spanish fine art academies doing that kind of approach, i think its barcelona, i'll give it a scan from a book, to show you what i'm talking about if you're interested.
well, i hope you keep working hard and progressing lots. :)
December 8th, 2006, 08:16 PM
oh fuck. since i last saw your sketchbook (some months ago) there is so much progress! really nice. hard work pays, you are living proof!
December 8th, 2006, 09:15 PM
a lot of imporvement here :) ! congratulation !
That fat kid
December 11th, 2006, 07:58 AM
I apologize for the rare updates lately, life's been coming at me fast. I'll also not be lame and post replies tomorrow, or later tonight
I'll also reply in everyone's sketchbook who has replied in mine, just like I've always intended. Its taken me awhile, and I feel bad, but it'll happen.
Moleskine Mania, I'll have a few pages to post everyday for awhile, so keep an eye out!
December 11th, 2006, 08:42 AM
you show absolutely inspiring progress. loving the oil still life and your life drawings.
and your shading in that moleskin looks great too.
keep on posting, cos you got bookmarked :P
December 11th, 2006, 10:16 AM
this painting looks just like a nice moleskine drawing, (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/564.jpg) great job!
kidding... will check back once you break into the p ainting studio
That fat kid
December 11th, 2006, 01:51 PM
Badger: thanks for stopping in! I'm working 18x24 inches for most of figure drawings....I actually like working 30x22 for long drawings, but my moleskine is what I always come back to.
armando: We all get tired man, I've left some ambiguous comments in my day. I think the change was mainly the combination of teacher and constant life drawing, she made us do like 5 or 6 weeks of constant contour drawing, virtual no tone, so I had to learn quick. I'll post some more life drawings within the week, I imagine. Thanks for coming in so much man!
purb36: thanks for the crits! I've really enjoyed my life drawing class and it seems like it really helped me improve. That 2 guys in a chair drawing was an in class assignment, we had to somehow set up the composition, and a lot of people did some goofy stuff, like putting little guys on big guys.....I had issues making the space convincing, and I still don't think its too successful, its like the back guy is too close. Anyhow, thanks for stopping in!
dCepT: thanks for swinging by man. I enjoyed that drawing, foreshortening is always fun to deal with, makes me think. And I know what you mean about the stubby legs, I actually have a hard time making the legs the right size. The model does have stubby legs too.....
Banshax: thanks for the kind words! There is no way to cheat, but all the skill is earned, and I still have a long way to go!
this1: thanks for the bump dude! I'll have to make you some t-rex steaks, maybe fry up an omelet from a dinosaur egg.,
Diego: thanks for the insightful crit about the mental library. Its so hard to find that balance between life and imagination. The self taught aspect is really where the learning is, seems like school just gives me stuff to think about and what i do at home is where I apply it. If you wouldn't mind scanning a few pages from that book, or sending me a link or something, I'd really appreciate it!
lema: thanks for the kind words!
monotony: Thanks! I'm glad I inspired you, it takes enough work to inspire myself!
guggenmaneuver: Why thanks you doom father, that painting is one of my favorite portraits, its my sister watching TV.
Technically, this is a same day update, but I was actually awake well into the morning so this might be today's update.....
Painting that's due tonight at 9. I'm not so proud of it, I was trying to pull that stream of consciousness stuff, but evidently it didn't work out so hot. Either way, it needs some overall crits, since most of my classmates aren't even art majors.
December 11th, 2006, 09:54 PM
God Damn man, where did this painting come from?!?! Awesome job. You did a real nice job on the person in the upper right hand corner, awesome transitions. It looks a bit cluttered in the middle but I think it might just be me, I dont know get Nesti's opinion. How long did it take to throw down? And the moleskins look great. Yeah I've seen them all before but its always great to see it again. Great job again on the painting. Keep it up man, we'll talk soon.
December 11th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Good lookin' out on the moleskine stuff! Nice rendering!
I think the stream of consciousness piece is a bit too busy... Might be that almost all the colors are very saturated. I agree with mitch.. the person in the upper right hand corner rocks!
December 11th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Tha's real nice!
No real crits, sorry I'm braindead. Draw and post more you bum! :P And do the OFDW! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=83709
December 12th, 2006, 12:53 PM
havnt been here in a long long time! Good stuff, im loving the doodles and paintings. i really like the charcoals on the other page! Keep it up, wanna see more!
December 12th, 2006, 02:22 PM
hey fat kid, looking good, your rendering is looking real nice, keep us updated
December 12th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Heya TFK thanks for calling me out of my hole, IREALLYAPPRECIATEDIT.
Love that you did that stream of consciousness painting, it's okay but not great, but the fact that you did it means that your brain made some new drawing connections, which is good for your art. There's good bits and bad bits and can always be worked over, so enjoy you work, I did! :)
What I am really liking is those moleskin portrait sketches great rendering, push those values mate! Even lighter light notes and darker dark notes.
One crit, tie up those loose ends, those scratches and smudges that are left and, that should not be there can really detract and make things look messy, it shows me that you really don't care about your art, when I know you do. "Always recover your drawing" is a really good phrase I heard recently, that has been helping me, use your eraser to get rid of the shit. I am probably saying this cause its my problem.. but what can you do.
Once again thanks for your comments. Draw hard!
December 12th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Looking here makes me want to go out and draw something from observation. I like your life studies, but I think they could do with a smoother render.
December 12th, 2006, 10:20 PM
hey man, really like the last page, the colors, tha girl in upper right corner, great color shifts.
Here's the drawings i was talking about. I fell in love with the approach, very expressive and sensitive. http://img124.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=75267_FIGURES_122_380lo.jpg
That fat kid
December 12th, 2006, 11:43 PM
mitch: That painting was just a big risk, an experiment to see what would happen if I just painted. It was hard and frustrating. i totally agree with you about the clutter in the middle, I was trying too much and not picking the focal points for the total composition. Thanks for stopping in man!
dCepT: thanks for the kind words! the colors are WAY too saturated, but I only realized that after I had laid them all in....I'll have to hit the whole thing with a glaze or something a few times to calm it down and guide the eye.
Idiot Apathy: thanks you crazy utah-ian, chcecking out my sister, for shame! I'll definitely see what i can do in that whole OFDW....depends on if that whole muse thing hits me....
Qxzi: Thanks, its always good to see repeat customers! I said dailies, so here's today's update.
Shinryu: Thanks! Updates on the way!
draw: Hey no problem man, sometimes its just a little kick like that is all we need. I totally agree with you about the loose ends and how leaving crap like that in can really detract, but could you be more specific where? Like the little speckles and what not around the portrait or just my work in general? I appreciate you nailing me on that though, I'll keep it in mind from now on....I hate making the same mistakes twice.
Bendragon: Thanks, observation is definitely the way to go....at least for me, I mean, all the answers are right there. nice crit, I'll try and smooth out my rendering, see if I can create a better illusion....
Diego: thanks man, those are some beautiful drawings, with some gorgeous techniques...
Hey, just as a reminder, and this hasn't happened for awhile, please put a link to your sketchbook in your signature. If you don't, I'm too lazy to hunt you down the hard way and I just won't get back to you in your thread. But if you do, I'll eventually hit you back! AND! Don't be afraid to leave a crit here if you check out my stuff, even if you're just lurking. You have eyes, you can tell me if I screwed up or if I need to work on something.
Today's update of doom, some moleskine action, like usual, and a hideous photo of a still life I drew recently for a class to answer the question, "what is drawing?" Let's critique the drawing, and not my abysmal photography skills.
Still Life, 30x22, graphite (HB hardness only), once again, I apologize for the horrid quality photo:
December 13th, 2006, 12:31 AM
I'm really liking your progress. You've got LOADS of exciting work coming down the pipeline.
Interesting subject matter from you... (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/567.jpg) Dudes with swords? What's that all about? It looks like you're casting about for something to put down on the page here... I know that feeling. And I understand the constant battle with insecurity. Holy crap though, man! You're making HUGE strides here...
Excellent portrait here, man! (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/569.jpg) My only crit here is that you could add more contrast. The Contours are really lovely too.
Two steps forward, and one step back... (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/570.jpg) That's the way the song goes, Innit? Again, I really like what's going on here. The dual portrait is really pretty cool, and a good excercise. Again, more contrast would be nice (especially in the highlite department) but other than that, I think you're really going somewhere here.
It's great to see you posting regularly again, Fatty... I've missed you these last six months. Take care, and keep on being good!
j a k e
December 13th, 2006, 12:57 AM
Hey there dude. I've always been a lurker here and decided to just pop by and say how much youre improving. Your pencils are getting so good, and the progress is awesome. The skull study is also great. Pretty much just don't stop drawing :)
That fat kid
December 13th, 2006, 11:38 PM
kingcoyote: Thanks for looking out for me man. Evidently contrast is always going to be my bane....I guess I could fake it next time and bump up the contrast digitally, but I'll strive for bumping it up with just a pencil. And who says I can't put dude's with swords on paper? half the problem with the highlights is that all the graphite from opne side gets all over the next page....the bane of the sketchbook. Anyway, thanks for stopping in!
j a k e: Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you finally decided to post in here, makes me feel all warm.
More moleskine, just to keep my word about being daily!
I'll be back into everyone's sketchbooks soon, I'm behind and working on it!
j a k e
December 13th, 2006, 11:46 PM
Was in the section so i might as well come by again :)
Your values are improving a bunch, even in your small sketches like above. Something I've got no idea about! Keep it up man.
December 14th, 2006, 12:49 AM
Nice work there TFK, yeah thats pretty much about what mean, just keep going hard man, maybe do more full figures, with or without clothes, use your imagination :P
December 14th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Wow!! This is really impressive, your progress is really good and I mean it! Thanks for visiting my SB and for your advice! Your lines, shading, your sketches, buff, really cool!! You have made great improvement, I will try to keep on checking regularly.
December 14th, 2006, 06:35 PM
hey! sorry i haven't been here earlier, missed that you started posting again. :)
love this one http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/567.jpg
anyways not sure what you're trying to do with all those eyes. try out placing them in a plane or drawing a basic head and then place them in there. i dunno
December 14th, 2006, 07:00 PM
I'll be back, man. Sorry I've been at a loss for words on the forum lately. I'm a busy bee. I updated with a crap update but I need to get some time for more. Maybe after the holidays?? I'll definately drop back by and skim your SB to a greater degree. What I see is stuff lookin' purty good in here. Still kickin' the Moleskin? I keep trying to use mine but I never do. Heck, I barely draw in a sketchbook anymore. :(
That fat kid
December 14th, 2006, 09:50 PM
j a k e: Thanks for popping back in! Its like running into the same guy at the coffee shop everyday!
draw: Not much for full figures, but a little from imagination and a lot more from life....I do need to hit the imagination stuff hard. Thanks for supoorting dude!
jtheanswer: Thanks for the kind words man! And advice is something that can always be passed around, keep you eyes open and hit people with the truth.
pennington: Thanks my californian friend, but you quoted the wrong drawing, I was really confused....those eyes have a certain meaning to me....like I was being watched, but I appreciate the advice!
Zebz: Its a pleasure to have my st. louis buddies all coming back in here! Its like a CASTL meet, except I don't have to drive 6 hours to be there. Its actually a new moleskine, and its more than half done, but scanning makes me mad so I'm only hitting a few a night. You best update more though, SON!
More moleskine action!
I'm still trying to catch up on the replies...but updating everyday means I'm constatnly behind...
December 14th, 2006, 10:36 PM
the rendering is looking great man, and the skulls drawings too, you should try to do a 8 hours drawing of that skull, alla bargue drawing. Try different light settings, fabrics, etc.
Anyways, keep up the good work.
December 15th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Hey, thanks for the comment in my sketchbook. In post 982 I like the head study in the fourth picture. Overall see some good stuff going on with the shading and usage of line. I really like those skull drawings.
December 24th, 2006, 08:11 AM
im really liking the sketchbook work, cool renders! Great still life! Loving it! :D
December 25th, 2006, 02:54 AM
I wonder who you got this idea from http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/570.jpg...
Last update was 10 days ago...
December 26th, 2006, 01:35 AM
KEEP EM COMING, thanks for the inspiration!!
December 29th, 2006, 06:52 AM
well really i didn't quote the wrong image cause i was saying that that one was nice, but then i went on to talk about the eyeball page. sorry for the misunderstanding. happy new year :)
December 29th, 2006, 08:14 AM
Love the still life you did in #982 - so much detail! I agree with what Diego said about doing another longer study of that skull/s to take it to the next level, that would be great.
December 30th, 2006, 08:05 AM
Good to see you working some with a mid-tone paper <> try to get some with less tooth <> regular brown butcher paper is good <> it come in pads btw.
Thanks for your support and have a great new year
Cup of Joe
December 30th, 2006, 10:44 AM
Been by here before, but thought I'd finally drop in and say how much progress your making! THIS (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b212/holycrap2/564.jpg) one came out especially nice.
You could maybe bump the contrast up here and there, but looking good besides that.
Keep it up!
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