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    Quote Originally Posted by isokarhu View Post
    You're a wonderful artist. I'm very impressed as well as inspired. Thank you for sharing your work!
    and quote most of the other compliments as well.
    your inks are freaking astounding sir.
    wonderful wonderful stuff , new and refreshing with a dollop of nostalgia.
    Thanks for sharing.


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    What I like about your Illustrations is the fact that the movement of the figures and environment is graphicly depicted using a method of ink that initself is movement.Also view point (the eye line) is also actively used so forcefully yet again to add punch visually,this creates a compelling visual whirlwind but instead of it becoming an uncontrolable jumble you underpin the whole thing with strong geometric shape composition.Your characterisations are a riot to,some of the expressions are fantastic.
    Sometimes great illustrators make bad fine artists in the painting life class but your painting shows a great sympathy for the sitter you get their psychological mood which comes over in the colour and mark making.
    For paintings done in a single sitting your doing very well, also I think the textural use of the paint is beginning to work for you, its great for someone who is newly introducing impasto that you instinctively know how it works not only by using the raised paint to indicate lighter surface but by using the directional drag of the paint to follow the form.Amazing stuff weldone.

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    hi
    Good works in here

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    Beautiful work. Like the very best of classic comics greats like Frazetta and Wrightson. Fantastic!

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    Wow! Have loved looking through here. Proper old school stuff. Awesome!

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    Testing out new forum tools...

    Can't upload images. Some kind of error in upload manager for me. May be a software problem on my end. Will try again in a few weeks.
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    My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
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    Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=101106

    My "Smilechild" Music. Plus a medley of Commercial Music Cues and a Folksy Jingle!:
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    When are you going for your magnum opus ala a certain artist that did Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, hm? I think you could pull it off.
    Last edited by OmenSpirits; December 8th, 2012 at 05:16 AM.
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
    -John Huston, Director

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    You're a wonderful man.

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    Really amazing work, enjoyed every post especially your figurative paintings and drawings.

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    So awesome! I really love your drawing style! I bought "The Deadlander" and "The Dead Rider" and I wish there would come more!

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    Thanks Omen... Well, Dead Rider was supposed to be my "magnum opus", but its advent is delayed for reasons beyond my control. Issues 3 and 4 are done and waiting on DH's servers. I tweak little bits and pieces of them now and again. Hopefully it will come out in the not too distant future in its proper graphic novel format.

    Jason, Kolbenito, and royfocke... thanks so much! I really appreciate your appreciation.

    Stay tuned...
    At least Icarus tried!


    My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=101106

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    Here's one of those tweaks mentioned in the above post. The first time around on this panel, which shows the Dead Rider and his horse crashing through a window, I "found a way" to avoid really drawing what is happening by adding a bunch of explosive photoshop bull to the image. I have hated that panel from the moment it was completed, and it has been a thorn in my side ever since. One of the great lessons I have learnt about myself over the last few years is that I should always do it the hard way the first time around. Because if I don't, I will end up doing it the hard way the second or third time around in order to satisfy myself. And then that will mean more work, and more self-irritation that I bothered to try to fool myself with cheap shortcuts.

    You can see the original version of this panel on page 15 of issue 1 of Deadlander (the name of the first issue of Dead Rider before legal stepped in it.)

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    My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=101106

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    Thanks Bill!

    Here's another little quick repair. Pencil and ink IRL, coloring in photoshop.

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    My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=101106

    My "Smilechild" Music. Plus a medley of Commercial Music Cues and a Folksy Jingle!:
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    That horse is just beautifully drawn Kev.

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    It certainly is Bill.
    Beautifully articulating the white rectangle too. An orchid against a tile. The scream of a square ghost.
    From Gegarin's point of view
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    Love that cowboy sketch, nice work!

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    Saved a lot of pictures to my "inspiration" folder I lovelovelove your inking, it makes me feel all nostalgic, like I'm sitting in a basement looking through old long boxes. I will definitely take the advice you gave me to heart haha.

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    Great work Kev.

    It has been more than a year since your last entry, can you show us a bit of how you spent all this time? I like your oil work a lot and I wonder what are you doing these days.

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    BIG NEWS: My Graphic Novel THE DEAD RIDER has hit stores and is available online too. 94 story pages, plus gallery and bonus sections. All done in a Frazetta/Wrightson/Jeff Jones/Mark Schultz kind of style with my own twist on it...

    Here's one place to order: http://budsartbooks.com/prod.cfm/pc/DEADR/cid/37

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    At least Icarus tried!


    My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=101106

    My "Smilechild" Music. Plus a medley of Commercial Music Cues and a Folksy Jingle!:
    http://www.myspace.com/kevferrara

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    So proud of the review I got from Bud Plant Illustrated Books... "Our highest recommendation" is like an oscar in the world of fine illustration art. Here's the review: http://budsartbooks.com/prod.cfm/pc/DEADR/cid/37
    At least Icarus tried!


    My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=101106

    My "Smilechild" Music. Plus a medley of Commercial Music Cues and a Folksy Jingle!:
    http://www.myspace.com/kevferrara

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