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AvisNocturna, richart, maninmoon1, Mincx: Thanks!
Nonobot: Yeah, I should doodle digitally then my stuff would more likely get finished....
Aveh: Well, I'm trying to make enough for a BFA show, so it'll be pre-production stuff. Character paintings, a line up of the characters, a couple environments, a poster illustration, and a maquette sculpture.
Anyway, here's an environment painting, of the house that Jacques built(muahahahahaha bad jokes). It still needs a few tweaks here and there, but any comments/suggestions are welcome.
Awesome piece ! Thanks for sharing!
I think with the last piece I would just smooth out the foreground bush and the water. Theres a lot of contrast in those hard brushes so they draw a lot of attention. Id just smooth some stuff out, especially the water.
Im loving the rest of it. The texture on the boat is really nice.
A BFA show? Are you in your last year of University then? Impressive stuff.
Keep up the nice work man.
Love seeing the progression and development of all these interrelated ideas. You have some serious talent. This recent enviro makes me happy and I love the energy in the colors and texture.
Artists have such a magnificent gift...breathing life into something with just simple lines.
The Sketchbook: Life through Line
surus, EBrown: Thanks!
HolyMane: Thanks, yeah I thought about reuploading them but they're sucky anyway...
PHATandy: A bunch of people have said the same things about the grass and water on the bottom of the picture, so I'll do something about that. Yeah, I'm hoping to graduate this December if I can get everything done. I've only got one week left, and A LOT to do still. It'll be VERY tight if I do get it done, working up to the last minute...
So I've finished up my painting of Jacque's dad. Now I've got the octopus, the dive suit, and a poster illustration. I might not get to the lineup.
the environmental piece is so vibrant but at the same time soothing and calm i love it has a warm feeling to it
i want MORE!
Been awhile since my last visit! You have been puttin in so much work and making some great strides!
keep up the hard work its showing man
looking forward to seeing more Kielbasa
have a good one
sketchbook updated October 6th
another big badass sketchbbok !!!
your recent posts are amazingly great, compared to first posts. What the hell did you do ? 10000 hours of life drawing ? signed something with devil ?
anyway, i'm loving it !
jeremygordon89, OmertA, CarlSpringer: Thanks!
zou: Thanks! Yeah, something like that, anywhere from 3-9 hours a week of figure drawing.
So I just barely got all my illustrations done for my BFA show, with a few minutes to spare before the show opened, literally! Anyway, here's how the characters turned out:
Jacques' Dive Suit
The Ghost of Jacques' Dad
The Giant Octopus
wish I could go to your show! characters are looking sweet man
dig how confident your strokes are
looking forward to seeing more man
keep it up
sketchbook updated October 6th
Man I really like Jacques Dad and the octopus.
My only little crit would be that youve lost lots of the interesting and unique details on the octopuses head when youve rendered it out. The sketch has a sort of menacing look to it and it all dissapears in the painting.
Great work regardless, hope you do well in your show and marking! Keep it up.
llex_paul: thanks, it seems kind of slow to me.
PHATandy: Thanks. Yeah, I agree about losing the menacing look. I didn't quite paint in the jagged face area because I thought it might get confusing, not to mention that I got terribly sick the weekend before the show opened and couldn't paint because I was so achy.
So I'm super glad you guys dig my characters, character design's been a tough area for me. Well, the show went well, and I'm done with school now too! Now I can chill out and draw some of my own stuff for a little while. Here's the final paintings of the environments I did for my show, and a "noodle doodle" which are doodles that I noodled the shit out of and turned in to a picture.
By the way, I have a website now.
your style is a blissful expression of your personality,im very impressed :3
More pages like the last pencil page, please!
FootstepsBeckon: haha thanks, sometimes it doesn't come out so blissfully.
surus: I'll try!
So now that school's over, I'm gonna start binge painting. I kinda forgot how much I looooooooove oil painting. I had a lot of fun last night with this 4.5 hour still life of a skull. Some time I'll get around to scanning in some other sketches from the past 6 months...
really like the concept works 4 jacques and the beanstalk,especially strokes and colors
super nice oils! You remind me how much I looooooove oil painting too! Keep it up )
cool great style of work u have.... i like all...... pls come at me ..!
awesome works on post 166!!
zou: Thanks! Each painting took about 20 hours, give or take a couple hours. I think I spent the least time on the octopus.
So the painting a day thing didn't work out quite as I hoped, but I did churn several out. I've been drawing/doodling/figuredrawing/studying a lot more than painting, some time I'll scan some stuff in. I did a digital figure painting yesterday though, so here it is. Took about 2 hours:
So it's been quiet again. Good news! My Jacques and the Beanstalk boat painting was nominated for a student scholarship at the Society of Illustrators! Better keep my fingers crossed, hopefully I'll get some money this year. As for some pictures, I've got some figure drawings and oil studies for now. Been doing a bunch of figure drawing lately.