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seems like the schoolwork pays off. The last picture is impressive, I wanna see more new pictures like that!
Those barque drawings are beautiful. And I really, really like the naked mole rat piece. You captured just enough detail in the dress to suggest the fabric and its weight, but not so much that it draws your eye away from the main points of the piece.
Lovely work. Keep it up!
Wow, your pencil renderings are fantastic.
And I really like how you paint hands!
Great SB and great artwork!!! I have been checking your work from end (10->6 page) And there is so much evidence how better you become. Really really great work...i think 5 stars is enough.
Heeeey, why haven't I checked out this sketchbook now that you've starten your training in Florence??
Your Bargues are very nice, but if you're like me, the things you should really be proud of are those figure drawings! They are very clean and nice, something I'm having problems with... It shows you have the patience to really work that form and keep the paper clean.
I'd just like to point this out:
awesome progress shown their! are you doing some sort of classical training in florence?
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=219464 - Portfolio review thread
So. Inspiring. I'm going to faint. Your progress is amazing.
I need to do more now...please keep posting!
Damn I wish I could go to art school. But even before it you improved amazingly.
I am in love with the painting "The Naked Mole Rat" !! The pencil drawings are amazing!!
Wusst ich's doch, dass jemand der so tolle Sachen im comicforum postet auch
hier ein Sketchbook haben muss. Und es ist wirklich großartig. Bloss nicht
hey, i really like your stuff. Your lines are so clean and nice. Inspires me so. Also that before and after image above makes me wanna try harder now. thanks ^_^
My observational skills may be great but i said nothing about my drawing skills
My Sketchbook - College Years
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Please comment on my deviant art I need friends T-T
BUY MY SHIRTS PLEASE - They're awesome.
Amazing - I'm blown away - huge improvements!
Great job on Naked Mole Rat! I'm loving the skin tones/shading, her face, the hands are really great too! *and of course naked mole rat is looking great too
You are doing awesome - keep em coming!
Daryl Zero: "A few words here about following people. People know they're being followed when they turn around and see someone following them. They can't tell they're being followed if you get there first."
kidult, thank you softer edges coming soon! maybe even here already.
a la bapsi, thanks! yes, we mark the spot of the model using tape, and try to make the model stand exactly the same way as before. it's never getting 100% accurately the same pose, though.
Kurjuus, I'll try! Danke!
Senira, thank you
SamC, thanks a bunch stuff out of my comfort zone? xD check back next month or so, then I'll probably upload my first charcoal cast ever!
Chate Noire, thank you
Stevan, thank you too =D
Serpian, yes it' snot always easy to keep the paper clean. btw... the comparison doesn't work XD the older piece is "only" a speedpaint; and I spent dozens of hours on the newer one, so of course it looks better XD
Smarty, it's classical-academic drawing classes thank you!
revenebo, grazie mille
mairuku, thank you
sandeepbarot, also a big thanks =)
Jens, haha XD it would be nice if we had a male model in life drawing class some time! thank you
RDD, aufhörn tu ich bestimmt nicht danke!
My57, thank you
zou, yes Dorian is cool thank you!
Mischeviouslittleelf, thank you!
Peter, thank you ;D
meticulous, thank you
Misc. life drawing:
my 4th bargue is finished!
(now going to work on my 1st charcoal cast)
All of the above were drawn using pencils - 2H, HB, 2B
And a new digital painting: The Seahorse Dance
(photoshop + tablet, +-20 hours)
Last edited by Maidith; February 1st, 2009 at 11:24 AM.
Wow those lifedrawings are beautiful! Although I still see some difficulties with the faces. The eye and brow-region still seems to be a problem-zone for you.
But anyways, I'm in love with those quick poses! How long are those each? Are the ones with the very few straight lines the shortest?
Dig the Illustration, too, clean and simple in composition and refinement. Good job!
Hey your art is really inspiring so thanks! but ive got a couple of questions about the academy
what are the language barriers like, i guess most people are speaking english? How competative is it to get in? Whats the social life like, how expensive was it? how long are you there for!
alot of questions, ill go hit google up too.
keep up the hardwork, long way to go but your already well on your way
Nrx, thank you To your questions:
yep, classes are in english & everyone speaks at least some english. most people speak it really well but even if your english isn't very good you'll still understand all the practical exercises.what are the language barriers like, i guess most people are speaking english?
seriously, i have no idea :o but if anyone knows, i'll be the first to ask. xD what i know, though, is that you don't have to be super-super-amazingly skilled to get in. you must, however, demonstrate that you aspire to become super-super-amazingly skilled. if you're dedicated, you'll get in. with my own application, i submitted a couple of works from 2003 and some from 2007/2008 to show my improvement; i guess that worked wellHow competative is it to get in?
it's very good if you're not a deaf kid like me! xD (i have almost no social life here, commuication is so difficult b/c of my bad hearing) people are really nice and cool, and throw parties all the time.Whats the social life like
do you mean tuition? (it's 9,000€ annually), or living costs?how expensive was it?
i'll stay three years, until 2011. after that, there's a so-called graduate program (optional); i don't know yet if it's for me... maybe. it depends on whether i get a scholarship for it, and whether my parents agree to support me any longer or whether i can earn enough money myself...how long are you there for!
WalidD, thank you!
sanddeepbarot, thank you!
Right now I'm working on my first charcoal cast (the hand! *_*) it'll be finished somewhen next month.
aaaaaaand next week we'll move on to our first charcoal figure drawing! OMG OMG MAN i'm so excited!
for now, it's just copying other folks' artwork (great exercises):
(ink + opaque white)
Hey, I really like the colors in your work and enjoyed browsing your sketchbook. One question I have, the piece called Wiegenlied. The girl in the piece, she seems to be attempting to comfort her baby because their world just went to shit. And she's hurt obviously cuz she's crying. But her facial expression seems extreme different from what you would expect in that situation. I was wondering if there was any thought behind that or if I had just misinterpreted the piece. Keep it up.
Hey Maidith I like you work!! Especially your last sketches!
Btw I'll start at Angel Academy this April
About the question how hard it is to get in - I got in without showing them any work!!! I wanted to, but as I have no god camera nor any idea about taking photos... I bought a camera for 10$ and the result was horrible.... Truly.... So I decided just to take my chances not sending photos and see what would happen - they didn't even mention it!?
But I should say I applied like in the summer for this April spring trimester.
But maybe I was just lucky!
About housing, if not already mentioned be sure to check out http://www.studentsville.eu/
I found a room in a shared Italian apartment for 250€ (bills not included!) But it is very small, 3*3m. One note - Because I didn't speak Italian, they requested to meet me in person, so I had to go all the way to Florence to get the room.
Hope it helps someone!
Chao, see you all in Florence
just checked out your SB, wonderful stuff, awesome progress from the early days
Great progress and amazing studies, your figure drawings are getting really good, keep up the hard work.