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kidult: Thanks for the heads up!
Hadesdream: Mucho Thanks!
pepps: Thanks for returning the help!
kingkostas: As always thanks for stopping by!
I got in the swing of doing some more oil paints (the pear pics) the 2nd one is on a gesso board which is a pain in the ass.
Here is a real big steaming dump!
He said 'Steaming dump' bwaha.
No but really, Whats up Joey K?!
Looking rreal good here bro. I especially like the hand studies! Been doing a few myself. Where are you deriving these studies from? I see some Bridgman, but the others are dope too, Where they coming from??
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sup man, hey I see you are dipping into paint as well, keep it up! Looks like you've been pretty studious with your anatomy lessons, looking good.
Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
S!R: Always a pleasure. Hows tings wit choo? Thanks for the feedback! I'll leave you a myspace msg about where i am doing the studies from.
KidApe:Thanks mang! your stuff is coming along quite well. Yeah the oil paint is a fun but sometimes cruel mistress.
I need a scanner ... Keep up your anatomy-sketching. One duty we all share ...
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oh shit you're still alive, good to see you posting again. i'm diggin all those faces. just keep it going with all those anatomy studies and push your values just a bit more but other than great to see you back on here, keep up the good work.
To live is to create, to create is to live. Without art and music, I do not know how I would get by in my day to day life.
lord_regenschirm: go get a scanner!
thesadpencil: Yeah I live. I was just posting in other areas than the SB thread for awhile. I've just been working strictly on anatomy and then I'll get to that exploring values so in efforts to not go crazy.
Here is a fresh one for the carpets!
Kaffinated, your attention to light and modeling form on that body builder figure is impressive. The warms and cools in the flesh is quite nice as well. Love the textures you've rendered in that old masters study, the fur and the fabric of that frill.
Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
Hey long time since I've been around! The master study and oil paints are great achievements. If you keep doing the master studies with studies from Andrew Loomis' - Figure Drawing For All Its Worth, you'll start to give them more life and solidity. Form all the way! I did things backwards when I went through half of the Riven Phoenix videos last year only to realise I was still struggling with expressive figures from my imagination. I'm going to be around more so I'll look forward to updates dude!
When you get a new car and your feelin' like a star...
And for those who were there for the MARAMA group photo on the last day.
KidApe: Man that frill was about a day and a half of work to lock it down. I got more master studies on the way. Thanks for stopping in.
mellongcreate: Yeah it has! I have yet to check out Figure Drawing For All Its Worth. Im currently integrating what Carl Dobski was talking to me about during me portfolio review. Thanks for stopping on in!
Hyptosis: Cheers mate! will keep em coming.
Here is some of the sketching i got done in NZ and some land scape thumbnails exploring composition and snare drumming.
There is some real good stuff going on here! One thing that I can give you as an advice is that you should go back and hit the basics again. You did some handstudies at the beginning of this page, I think you should get back the the bones and do some more intense studies. Getting a good foundation is what counts most. If you don't get the basics down there is always the danger that your stuff will somekind keep on "floating in space", meaning that it will get very hard to improve in a way that will satisfy you. Get a solid foundation and you will have something to build up on!
Just keep on pushing it! You're doing good so far! These were just my two cents including my oppinion on what you should focus on
Gloominati: Thanks for stopping by. I got about 20 some odd pages of the hand/skeleton studies I just need to get the gf to take pictures of em, due to drawing them on A3 paper.
I need to see if i can post the reff on CA. I was working on likeness with this one. Will post reff soon!
Hehe, good to see you survived the long-ass LAX layover. How's Texas? I know the Houston area at least got some freaky weather yesterday...
Those painted studies look pretty good, especially the master copy. Your work seems to improve immensely when you put more time into a single piece. I have to say on a lot of the other stuff your line quality could use some work. In general, particularly in stuff done from memory/imagination, a lot of the forms are very amorphous, you're not committing to a strong and definitive shape and it takes away all the volume and weight...
I really think you need to do more long studies, like the last one you did, but push the rendering MUCH further, really dig into the full range of values. Also be attentive to specularity and stuff...for capturing skin you may find that color (yes, color ) actually makes it a bit easier, not harder.
For the shorter studies like gestures and anatomy, I think you need to concentrate on getting the lines right, if you do a lot of studies and the proportions are off every time, you're just reinforcing bad habits. Also maker sure that the lines express volume, a large part of that is tightening it all up and not having gaps or letting the angles go all over the place (I should know...I've got my own problems there...)
Keep it up bra!
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“When forced to work within a strict framework,
the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will
produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
the work is likely to sprawl.”
- TS Eliot
doo doo, dee doo dee doo, MARAMA-NA!
your studies are looking great,
I guess like algenpfleger says focus on colour,
some things you just can't really do with grayscale that you can (and that are easier in colour anyway) in colour.