Münch is tha man!
Definitely he represents one of those artists that's body of work ... really.... deeply ... affected me early on and got me into the idea of pursuing the art. How did he get so much power into his images? I don't get how he did it. This madonna piece in particular... most potent sexuality i've ever seen in a piece of art.
anyways, question: What do you mean by "colorist?" There's a standard definition of colorist from wikipedia that is specifically related to the guys who do the color work for comic books. obviously that's not your tea but i am wondering what the reference is to: moreover, i think your drawings and tonal skills are quite good, and that they are important to getting better art made: There was the portrait you were asking fingerless about last wednesday... great sense of depth in it, except that the tone / shadow was a slightly heavy handed in one small section. Your stuff is getting better and better; observing tone i'd contend is slightly more important than observing color though... and color is totally intertwined with the notion of tone.
re: portrait: good job and believable as a face, but the likeness isn't there. the way you're drawing the eyes is a bit on the stylized side. Skull Studies: Once i get Hansel back from cory he'll be living permanently at the studio. doing a couple of studies of specifically the shape of the eye sockets as they relate to the nasal bones will clear up some of the issues that you're having. I'm gonna spend more time with Sun Ra's Geometric Death Mask... wow... I love drawing that thing! Since i've decided to beef up my anatomy knowlege this year... feet and lower legs are a huge obstacle that i'm gonna try to get better at. anyways... let's see some more self portraits, start gestural and draw what you see.
damnit also: CRAPOLA: I realized earlier today (been working on this huge piece) that i'm not going to be here wednesday night as i have training in miami wednesday through friday. Huge freakin bummer...i was looking forward to sketching catherine again. I've decided that i'm gonna get a clamp light for my easel. even though i thought i was seeing my mixed colors right when i opened up my book in proper light i found out how wrong i was. Should i try to locate a replacement for my spot in order that i don't lose the money? Awkward i know, but hell it's a trip that i have to go on. If i lose the $ it's fine... should have thought of this before session last wednesday and mentioned it.
did you see the strange ... grey light from the snowfall today? I didn't realize that it had snowed until i noticed that my room looked kind of different. ... not early morning light... not... afternoon light. not 8am light. dang... wow... snow-light. who'da thunk. there were people sledding at this golf course i drove by today.... really surreal looking, sliding hither and thither in their brightly colored coats and plastic sliding devices.
What do you do to celebrate finishing a big, monumental piece of art? i think... i'll... play... some xbox? yay!