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    I always like to see a nice monster or a heavy metal chick

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    a little more work on it.
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    Awesome sense of depth on that last piece, and really imaginitive! I just noticed the urban cluster at the base of the thing, I love it

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    The latest posts have been great, also thanks for the tips on the lighting, helps alot.

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    loving latest sketch but have to say some really nice stuff here, cant wait to see final for this piece...thanks!

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    tuesday is soylent green day.
    thursday night is sculpture night.

    i've been listening to this song repeatedly... it is fucking brilliant.
    Pulp--Common People

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    HunterKiller_, MeTal_MiKe, (everybody interested) The Butkus demo might happen next week sometime. he's in the middle of a gig right now. leave comments over at his SB.

    waffleKoan nice CA name, i dig it! thanks too!

    VictorB No problem man, glad to help!

    twoAsix Thanks! great start to your sketchbook thread too!

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    cool sculpture night

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    dude your so crazy good.

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    copyright ccsears for tigarhare studios.
    more comments later.

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    Praise; The illustration kicks ass! And a question; you said before that working from a photo would've been easier when doing the sculpture, why? I mean isn't it easier to create something like a sculpture from something that's actually 3d rather than 2d like a photo?

    Bet the answer is an obvious one.. i'm such an art noob, oh well.

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    i don't know if i'm going to post any more of the twisted house illustration just because it might become confidential / non-disclosure. anyway, you get the idea. (unofficial warning: it's copyrighted in case anyone gets any stupid ideas about plagiarism...)

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    wanimal Thanks man, i went back through your entire sketchbook thread again today and showed it to a friend. incredible stuff! some of my favorites right now are your stage designs--they really show you have an incredible eye for lighting and composition. i also enjoy your sense of humor about it all too. rock on brother, and gimme my ex-girlfriend back when you're done.

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    I spent a few minutes looking back for where i said that but couldn't find it right now. (i'm tired and lazy tonight) anyway, i can only think of a few things to say about that...

    i remeber i was mildly annoyed that they signed so many people up in the class i'm taking. i don't mind beginners, i don't mind new people, i like sharing what i know and seeing new approaches to things... BUT, i hate having to fight for space or a clear view of the model. And i really hate it when the person sculpting on the other side of the model shines the spotlight in my eyes so they can better see what they want while they blind me. when i signed up at the last minute (literally 2-3 days before the class started), they told me i was the 6th person to sign up and that they had been worried about canceling the class because there weren't enough people. when i showed up the first day...10-12 people. so many people that they didn't have enough modeling stands in working condition. (not to mention they still don't have enough shelf space to store sculptures between classes...)

    (if you're going to sign up more people than you have stands to accomodate them, what the fuck are you thinking?)

    in almost every sculpture class/group i've ever been to, it's customary to turn the model stand every 10 minutes or so...or to have everybody move their modeling stands around the model. first of all, it helps you work well and build up all sides of your model at the same time. secondly, it gives everybody equal access to the "good stuff i.e. the face and profile. in this class i'm currently taking, the instructor wants us to spend 90% of the first 2-3 weeks working from the profile and building out laterally. when there's 10-12 people in the class with modeling stands and clay and whatnot--there's just no fucking room. furthermore, there's no real discipline about it; nobody stays in their spot and we all just move around as we please.

    so, if that's the case, yeah... i'd be better off saving my 500$ and working from photographs of my friends.

    as far as actually sculpting from photographs goes... it just means you need to take the right photographs and have enough experience, knowledge, and judgment to fill in the blanks. even when you're working from the live model, you rarely work from every possible angle. rather, you work from angles where you can see the most information about the forms you're concentrating on. if you take the right amount of good photographs, you can figure most of it out.

    as far as life vs. reference photos go. neither is really any easier than the other. (maybe when you're painting, photos are easier since the values and scale are closer to what you're actually painting.) but there is a certain "magic" to working from life, i don't deny that. since i can't afford it so much right now, it's almost a luxury. it opens up certain psychological things. at the same time, however, you can also see those same things in well-taken photographs. it's all just a matter of sensitivity, perception, imagination and understanding.

    anyway... this is turning into another sears-rant, so i'll quit here before i say anything really really stupid.

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    Oh, i can see how those things combined would make for a slightly annoying experience... despite all that though your sculpture is looking mighty fine.

    Thanks for the bit about ref btw, gave me some things to think about.

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    that bust is looking real good, chris, real good indeed

    been practicing what you told me, if you get a chance look at it and tell me what you think: image

    until next time...

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    i figured i might as well post it. here's what i submitted to spectrum a month or so ago. again, thanks to everybody for their support over the course of this thread. this one is dedicated to you guys.

    as luck would have it, someone decided to troll my work on another picture-hosting site... this person was an older lady, graduate of the art institute of chicago back in (i'm guessing) the 1970's. she accused me of "trying too hard" of "being naive" and, get this, of carrying on traditions taught in 8th grade art class. also had the nerve to accuse me of using a light box on the recent airbrush sketches i've been doing. (that paper is way too thick, by the way).

    anyway... what a fucking bitch! all this from a lady who posts giant signs like "friendly reminder: liberal men are scum sucking lying pussies"

    of course, i never learn my lesson and trolled the troll. i struck the first blow...that much is true. but after seeing that message and the pride she placed in her art education... well, you know my temper with shit like that. stuck up *&^@#*^#@!

    breathe deeply, sears. count to 10. don't feed the trolls.

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    anyway, something good might be in the works for me yet. it's unconfirmed right now, but i just might have an informal meeting with someone high up in the music industry. really excited about it since it might open the doors for doing more traditional work, album art, etc. but there are no guarantees and i'm knocking on wood as i type this. if i don't post for a few days, it's because i'm photoshopping my portfolio together again.

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    Equality 72521 Thanks man, I left some comments over there in your book. i hope they help!

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    That marmade looks really really good

    They are acrilics or oils?



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    acrylics (both with the airbrush and normal brushes) and colored pencil on gessoed illustration board. same technique butkus and struzan used on the 80's-90's movie posters, but maybe a slightly different way of applying it.

    the recent color sketches i was doing are just a quick shortcut way of sketching with them.

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    Awesome treehouse, really creative.

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    Nice thread, just looked through a lot of it. Good luck with your prospects.

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    Great finish CCsears! You should be Proud, try not to let the Crazies get you down, there's many more people who admire and respect you, cheers!

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    Thanks for popping in my thread and helping me out Chris. Was alot of help, and good timing too, I've been needing the motivation

    Tree house and mermaid look great Chris.

    As far as that woman goes...what a moron. Don't understand how people can talk bad about your work, its all great. Honestly would it matter what traditions you hold onto...its about the final product, which rocks. Maybe she's just pissed cuz she sucks and you don't.

    Good luck with your possible job in the music industry

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    The mermaid is truly outstanding. I haven't seen any airbrush work in probably ten years, and tended to think of it as a dying art. Major props to all the time and dedication you've put into learning these techniques.

    I know it's been said before, but your sketchbook is truly an inspiration. My hat goes off to you sir, and any major opportunities that come your way are truly well deserved.

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    wonderful work man, no crits here.

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    The mermaid turned out beautiful. I love it. The colors are wonderful.

    It sucks to hear about all the trouble in your sculpting class. I can see how that would be really, really annoying. Regardless, your sculpture is turning out really good.

    And about the woman, just keep holding your head up. It's always annoying to run into those people, but you kind of have to feel sorry for them. They can't see past themselves to realize the beauty and wonderful experiences they are missing out on.

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    Only have the time to run by and say hello this time. The leaning house thing looks just dandy, dude. It's got a nice bending perspective to it, which I really enjoy. Oh yeah! I also like how I'm able to see light hit your sculpted forms the same way I see light hit real faces... just recgonizing the planes adds to the sort of instant "yes, this is a good sculpture" factor for me.

    But yeah, just saying hello!

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    i'm trying to upload a .mov file (6.9MB) but it keeps failing. does anybody know the reason?

    the file is good, i downloaded it from my e-mail and it works in QuickTime.

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    I do all of my media hosting on mediafire.com these days. No major restrictions. You don't even need a profile if you don't want to sign up. You can just throw something up and they give you a URL. Having an account is worth the two seconds it takes to register though. Great organization tools and a nice presentation.

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    Just had to drop a line to tell you how much I enjoy your work. Thanks.

    Please stop by my new Anatomy Sketchbook and critique the hell out of it.

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