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Amazing, beautiful, ENERGIZED... great to watch your progress... nice job on all fronts. I really like your use of solid color.
here are a couple of doodles still in the works.
Its pretty lonely for an artist/illustrator around these parts.
If anyone wants to shoot the shit or exchange crits/paintovers or something feel free to contact me.
Always looking to connect and get some feedback!
thanks for looking!
I accidentally saved over my hi res without versioning!
suuuuucks. ah well "speed paint"
Last edited by RaWIII; January 15th, 2011 at 03:53 AM. Reason: image refresh
great work, your pencils are so nicely nuanced!
the pic with the girl and the lizard, i'd pull the girl further into the foreground to clear up the overlap against the lizard a bit. it's a tad uncomfortable where they touch
also your faces tend to get skewed a bit, maybe have another look at construction or flip your canvas once in a while to get a fresh perspective on it while you work.
Gorrrgeous! I really like your brushwork: so precise, careful, important, virtuoso. A lot of your paintings look beautifully abstract because the parts are simplified. And your faces are so good!
But perhaps some places can be more detailed? Like the girl and dinosaur piece: the feeling is so suggestive, but I think the sky can be more described. I know this one is from a while back, but when looking at it I can see that everything doesn't hold up to the quality of the head.
Basically I'm saying "more specific"! I think the "general" stuff (mood, composition, color, figure proportions/expression) is so top notch, it's just the stuff within the "general" stuff (texture, details, this day's sky's specialness as opposed to yesterday's sky's) that can be worked on more.
Wow thanks guys! Really helpful information/ suggestions.
Any chance you could post some examples of people who marry the general and specific successfully?
Wow, I really love your art! I haven't seen anything I didn't adore in this thread. You seem to be really expressive and confident with your art. I hope to see more from you soon!
Here is a step by step i posted in real time on my twitter. Let me know what you think!
P.S sorry for crappy phone photo.
Higher resolution scan
some new stuff, would like some crits on the cowboy piece. Thanks!
wow your stuff is amazing!
the lines, the sense of form, the way you shade, the colors, the mastercopies, they're all incredible.
And those paintings at the sidewalk, daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyuummmmmmmmmnnnnn!
Your sketchbook is very inspiring C:
I enjoyed specially your drawings.
your simple strokes are very impressive. thats something ide like to learn to do more. but i never feel comfortable with it. i constnatly hit the undo button lol great work!
great work so far! keep it up
Wow! Thank you all for visiting my sketchbook.
Sunny and Mangix- I study a lot of alla prima painters to get a sense of what information i could omit. Guys like Zorn, Sargent, Mullins, Cicinimo never sacrifice drawing and structure for painterly bravura. One thing to remember is that just because it looks like it was done in one attempt, it doesn't mean it was. Every time I repaint a passage, I learn more about my subject. A better understanding leads to a better explanation. I end up seeing the form in a bigger, more general way and understand the relationships between the value pattern and the planes to, this also allows me to "stack" my strokes strategically.
I've been trying to devote more time to finished work, and experimenting with different media (I've got some gouache stuff that I'm afraid to show) .
Here is a WIP and some poorly composed thoughts.
current shot, it is by no means "pretty" yet, but of course that isn't the point at this stage. Still playing around with varying degrees of information in the figure and tweaking the pose. I'm not very satisfied with the read of the negative shapes. I should probably spend more time outside of the figure, and not compartmentalize my efforts. I should probably flip it more too. Destroyed the hat... lets try this again. Please stand by.
Not yet resolved, far from polished.
a commission wip done in acrylics, hoping to finish this up soon.