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A new personal painting for a cover art portfolio I'm developing.
Our Grasp of Heaven
Share this image on Facebook for a chance to win a free print of it: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151202706898209 I’ll announce the winners tomorrow...
So this was my first thread on the new CA.
I ain't disappointed.
Get your sleep.
Despite a somewhat popular notion, you don't have to almost kill yourself to become an artist.
One of the old-timers is welcome to correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know latex paint is 100% fine. It might be a bit slicker/plasticy than a proper gesso, but I don't think there are any...
Everyone loves a piñata.
I'd have to pull out my copy to check out the specific example, but in general with Nicolaides it's important to remember that making a pretty picture is rarely the goal with many of his exercises....
Before we go any further, let's cover this:
Realism != Photo-realism
Once you can grasp that, we can talk about other things.
There's plenty of work to go around.
It ain't all well-paid nor glamorous, but there's enough to make a living. It's darn competitive and requires a lot more than the ability to make pretty...
Please be a troll, please be a troll, please be a troll...
Don't do the contest/challenge for the prize. Do it for the real benefits it gives you: practice working on an assignment, meeting a deadline, and dealing with failure.
Uhh... maybe they're just brushstrokes?
Get a mirror.
You never fail to impress.
Do something you're interested in.
Fake it till ya make it.
Practicing != Endlessly doing the same thing
There is almost exactly a three year gap between the creation of these two images.
Work hard, y'all.
"Well that looks awesome."
If I don't tell them they're wrong then who will?
Live where you create best.
Deep breaths, deep breaths.
I enjoy drawing and painting. But they are not the only things I enjoy in life.