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    Hey great stuff in here and thanks for the painting tips
    helps me out a lot and i'm sure a lot of other people too

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    wow dude that's awesome. More will come your way now i guess. I think getting the first gig is the difficult part. If you did a good job, they'll be contacting you more and more (hopefully ). Good luck and congrats man.

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    Cool little tut on the last page, really informative.

    Awesome to hear that the job went well btw, maybe they'll contact you for more stuff now... or pass on your name, who knows? I'm crossing my fingers for you anyhow.

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    sweet man !
    Great work with the gig
    it was only a matter of time be fore somone stumbled across your talent...
    keep it up man hope all goes well
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    Hey Chris,
    It was only a matter of time. Kick ass.

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    not a great painting this morning, but i tried. here are the steps...

    did the drawing in black prismacolor pencil on canvas board, roughly the first 20 minutes or so.
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    washed raw umber acrylic over the whole thing. getting the right value is important--generally you want to aim for an average shadow tone for the skin. brushstrokes are also important. you want to be able to see as much of your drawing as possible while not having the dark lines show through too noticeably.
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    did some modeling with black and white acrylic thinned out in places with matte medium.
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    did a kind of loose glaze as a starting point. oils with walnut oil as a medium.
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    some modeling.
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    finished-unfinished painting. had to make a lot of last minute decisions to correct things. it is somewhat different doing this all in one sitting instead of having the luxury of letting some layers dry.
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    anyway, you get the idea.

    HunterKiller_, kingkostas, JosefK, Rodriguez, MetalMike, Imaginary, JediNinjaMan, AztcFireFlwr THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Hopefully this last gig has kick-started some momentum for me job-wise.

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    Chris thnx so much for sharing these !!!
    You made me wanna catch my oils again.
    Tell me something about how you prepare your canvas.You put a thin coat of linoleum first?(i do this) or you just put a thin coat of color like you did now with this base color?Or you do both?
    Really nice work

    Thnx again!!!
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    Chris thnx so much for sharing these !!!
    You made me wanna catch my oils again.
    Tell me something about how you prepare your canvas.You put a thin coat of linoleum first?(i do this) or you just put a thin coat of color like you did now with this base color?Or you do both?
    Really nice work

    Thnx again!!!
    see ya

    (EDITlease an admin to delete this double post, it happened cause of internet lag,thnx)

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    really love your oil paints man, and the process is really helpful to see, thanks.

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    Very very useful and inspiring sketchbook, loved the last tidbit of your approach on painting (especially for a new painter).

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    thanks so much for posting the process man...it was really helpful, hope things go well for you job-wise!

    PS: you sign your name in chinese?

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    Very informative, thanks for sharing!

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    Rather surprised I took this long to check out your sketchbook. I find it to be really inspiring and informative, a rare combo. Thanks for putting up your progress and works.

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    i missed week 3 because i was working, and there was a class postponement too. anyway... this is 9 hours into the pose for me. the likeness is already pretty good. our model frank is a sax player and has the cheeks for it.

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    kingkostas tthhaannkkss! the canvas i used was just a cheap canvas board. it comes already primed with white acrylic gesso. i drew on it with black colored pencil. then, to seal the drawing and tone the canvas, i used raw umber acrylic paint diluted with water. no matter what, canvas needs to be primed for oil painting. most everything in stores here is already primed with acrylic gesso.

    rob!T, alm0st, victorB Thanks!

    paperx i studied japanese for 10-12 years depending on what you want to count as studying. my old caligraphy teacher picked these characters for me back in 1994. ku-ri-su... sounds like chris to a japanese person. not sure what it would sound like in chinese though. aaaaargh... now i'm missing japan again....... maybe with my tax return i can go visit again....hmmmmm

    asatira thanks for stopping through! hope it gives you some ideas for things to experiment with.

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    hey man, great work on the last pose.
    the strokes look very nice, they give a fairly great texture to it.
    what kind of clay is that?

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    awww man its one of my dreams to go to japan.
    Anyway to your work now!!!
    Nice sculpting techniques you've got but the hair distracts me.Do you have the time to make the form more clear in there?The whole other piece is damn excellent and you inspired me again to use these lines to make the form more understandable.
    Thnx for the info on the canvas.Yeah i had some already primed canvas but now i took a (hmm how to say it.....a cylinder of canvas , you know that its only the "paper")
    I just strech it myself on a flat thin mdf kind of wood.But i have to make the preparation myself there

    anyway arigato!!!
    haha and yeah when i say ku-ri-su it actually hears as chris hahaahah
    Thnx man, be good and thnx for sharing!!!

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    nice man! the forms are really developing nicely

    haha yeah i see it now, the last two characters are chinese/kanji by the looks of it and yep they are pronounced that way in chinese too, not sure about the first one, altho its a bit unsual he picked kanji characters for you rather than katakana though...I just thought it was a bit weird cuz the second character RI is actually the common chinese surname Li/Lee, you know Bruce Lee, Jet Li etc...so it was a bit weird for me seeing a surname in the middle of your name haha...

    anyways great update man...can't wait to see this complete!

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    Wow, you are a classical one aintcha. I like the sculpture, and that portrait is cool too. Wow, this thread is totally bookmarked for future inpriation

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    My friend and mentor Mike Butkus, the movie poster and concept artist, has just launched his sketchbook thread on CA.org. PLEASE check it out !!!!!

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    great updates man! your thread is one of the most useful threads on ca.org - one of the moste inspirering ones as well! cant thank you enough for sharing all this! keep posting

    already checked out mikes work - its awesome!!

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    wow...massive oil's...skillz supreme please, don't stop posting!

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    none too shabby mister, you've definitely got some great skills, I must have been by before, but I don't remember and I'm sure I would have.

    anyway keep at it, I'd love to see these fully finished.

    cheerio

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    did a quick demo today for my friend moses. he's learning how to draw in an old traditional way. i wanted to give him a sneak preview of why he's studying what he's studying. why the separation of light and shadow is important, etc.

    this is all the drawing i did underneath the rubout demo. had to make it quick to fit it in this afternoon.
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    from blank canvas to this in an hour and fifteen minutes. yeah, it's rough and inaccurate, but i was lecturing the whole time i was doing this. making mistakes going too dark and too light on purpose to show how easy it was to fix them with a soft brush or a wipe of the towel with this process. the downside of the rubout process is just that it takes a while to get the "feel" of it. the upside is that it is infinitely forgiving, unbelievably quick, and a convenient bridge between painting and drawing. a while back i was doing 5 minute head studies with it during quick sketch sessions.
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    ^slayer^ the clay is Chavant NSP (non-sulfur plastelina) Medium hardness, grey color. you can use hard for smaller stuff, but i don't like using soft too much. medium is a pretty good consistency. if you warm it up a little, it's really super sexy smooth, and if you let it cool off it's hard enough to cut nicely with tools.

    kingkostas thanks man. yeah, the hair needs some work still. i spent most of this last session on the face and jawline, filling in the neck, etc. for the hair i just tried to slap on some clay with the right overall dimensions at the last minute. the teacher of the class is always on my case for the same reason--leaving "holes" in the sculpture that distract the eye. i understand what he means, but i've got a pretty trained eye so it doesn't bother me as much as it bothers him i guess. anyway, i'll fix it before the class is through and hopefully it'll turn out okay.

    paperx Thanks! yeah, i figured it looks weird in chinese for the same reason.久 is the first character, but i kind of mangle it with the way i write.

    mischeviouslittleelf Not too classical, but definitely analog over digital. i respect digital artists a lot, but for some reason, i just don't have the patience for finished work on the computer. for storyboarding or something similar, maybe yeah. but detailed, finished paintings...it just hurts to sit down behind a screen that long for me. same reason i hated some of my old engineering job.

    josefk thanks man. i'm glad to be of use to people. like i've said before, i started out somewhere without any access to good artists, the internet, a computer, a competent teacher, or even any good art supply stores. makes me feel good to share what i've been lucky enough to pick up. some of the sources of it are retiring, fading away, or just moving on, so i've taken my studying and practice pretty seriously.

    selfu Thanks! i'm not going anywhere, so i'll keep posting when i can.

    imaginary Thanks! i think i should be able to. fingers are crossed.

    young paddy 1 Thanks! will do.

    rodriguez (i forgot to add the thanks the last time you commented. here you go.)

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    Thanks for the steps on the painting.
    Skull looks great.

    Thanks for coaxing Mr. Butkus to post here!

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    and that definitely paid off! Awesome update - an hour and fifteen minutes? you're killing me!
    i'm pretty much in the same situation as you've been here! only now things seem to change, i can afford some life-drawing classes and a portrait-class 3x/Week and it already feels like the best investment i've ever made! I organised a sketchgroup here too, we meet once per week so i think i got something going here.
    you're a great inspiration! can't thank you enough so: thx! thx! thx!

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    can't go wrong with skulls man

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    very nice , the oil piece on #936 , how big is it ... and what kind of medium did you use ?

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    Congrats on that gig chris! Do you know if you'll be doing any more work for them?

    Also thanks for the breakdowns of how you do stuff, as usual I've learned plenty from my visit to your thread.

    I'm going to head back into the depths of your thread to try and find this info out but figured I'll ask anyway. Are you planning on doing some sort of teaching soon? Whether its in your area or in a mentor thread? I'm kind of hoping for more of a mentor thread, since I don't live in your area.

    Anyway your stuff is great as usual, keep it up dude!

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