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Hey man, thanks for visiting my SB!
Don´t be so hard on yourself, the Sargent study is awesome. Actually, I think Sargent was a very modest, patient and good natured man, so no harm to you .
I love your bold strokes and textures, you´re really skillfull!
Really good stuff man, enjoyed your lts entries very much! I think in some of these your colours get a bit muddy though, if you know what I mean, like it's dull and grey in some areas it shouldn't be. It's something I struggle with myself though, so no worries, and you seem to be doing the right things to work it out. Apart from that I think you would gain from working a bit on facial structure, cause your faces often seem skewed.
Anyways, you're improving loads, keep at it!
llex_paul-hey thanks alot man need to start doing more speed paintings
TheGnoll-thanks for the kind words and encouragement its cool people are seeing improvements still think all my works sucks though XD
gutss-yeah painting armor is fun still have a lot of trouble with it though. Need to study up more on how light works on metal. Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook
Jorge Gecov-No problem man will keep and eye out for your updates
Mr. Smile- yeah I have a problem where I don't really like much of my work. think alot of artists feel the same. Like the first day of working on a peice ill like it but right after the day I post it im like ah theres so much wrong with it XD wish I could have met sargent when he was alive at least his paintings live on though.
PieMonster-Hey thanks a lot man you killed it on the last teen standing as well dude. But arg muddy colors that's a battle ill be fighting for the rest of my life XD will keep studying up facial structure your right my faces are always skewed. Thanks for the good crits man always appreciated
keep burning those wacom nibs and pencils bro
Untouched24-Thanks man need to start doing more longer studies again.
you keep at it aswell dude
teapo-sup Mike thanks alot man you have been improving like a wildfire in your sketchbook. Will keep at it and ill be keeping an eye out for those updates
so been totally slacking on the daily updates
haven't really been digging my work lately feels like I'm going in circles
need to start focusing more on things I suck at drawing which is everything
not to sure where my styles going to I enjoy really rendered stuff but i also really like loose stuff as well. Guess I shouldn't worry and just keep studying stuff. Anyway that's my rant XD
~Frazetta oil study
~figure study from some book in the bookstore
~failed bust still life. Got all my color temperatures off colors are musy as fk XP gonna be starting up a new still life soon. My still life's have been sucking lately need to focus more.
sorry for the bad quality photos there from my phone X3
Last edited by Jamie Romoser; December 9th, 2010 at 05:29 PM.
It's looking pretty good, you sound a bit frustrated with your stuff.. but like you are so much better, just from looking at your last bust study, it's pretty good, I mean you could add a bit more darker values.. really feel like I shouldn't be critting your work though. Yeah, I think you said it yourself, look at some of the things which are bugging you. Keep well for now bro. =)
nice sketchbook mate
my subconscious does not stop begging my conscious to draw.
hmm does that mean im a slave to my subconscious?
at least it doesnt beg for crack. ha.
That Frazetta study is looking really solid. I think you should do more oil studies, especially in colour--I find the skills translate over to digital pretty well.
As for your feeling like going in circles and feeling down about your work, well welcome to my life haha. I think every artist feels like this (or should). If you ever become too happy with with what you are doing you stop improving. Look at the quote in my sig. I think if you always strive for improvement you will improve, even if others see it before you.
And for the loose/rendered problem, don't choose one or the other. I think what works well is a very loose start and then tightening it up. Best of both worlds. Justin Sweet immediately comes to mind:
But there are plenty of others. Andrew Wyeth (whose works are poorly represented online--I have Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures and it is one of my favourite books) did both extremely loose watercolours and pencil drawings, but also super detailed pencil studies and tempera paintings.
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
Great work man. I know what you mean about the rough but rendered thing. I like my work loose but i love how others work looks so detailed and rendered. Maybe try mixing areas of the two
Note to self - Do not try to invade your house.
Art so far SketchBook
jamie jamie jamie! I have to agree with Andrew-- I too think you feeling you're going in circles is the same as when any other artist feels they're not improving-- but in reality, you are. I remember hearing Brad Rigney himself say that in an interview on one of Mr. Rapoza's streams-- I suppose it's what every artist must go through. I believe that every drawing you do-- no matter if it's a study or personal piece, you gain experience. Just keep drawing and don't worry too much
Also, you may say your still lifes suck lately but heck, I need to do them again (yeah i'm bad LOL).... where's your scanner!?
dude, you've improved a ton here, great inspiration, awesome work, you make me wanna kick it into high gear noww!
Keep up the great work man!!
You should be really proud. Your dedication is admirable. It's completely normal to feel like you're spinning your wheels or to not know what 'style' you are. Keep pushing through and try to enjoy the process - I wasted too much energy being frustrated.
here's a few books that you may want to grab if you don't already have them... and a site:
Michael Hampton's figure drawing design and invention
William Maughan's head drawing book (great for learning shadow shapes)
Kungfoowiz-Hey whats up man thanks for continous feedback! Yeah really should just enjoy the act of creating stuff no stress so much.
Andrew Sonea- Sup Andrew yeah the Frazetta study was very fun theres so much energy in all his works trips me out O.o Deffinatly will be doing more oil paintings the medium is unlike any other. Oh and thanks dude for the links both those artists are amazing! yeah will just keep at it hopefully some sort of style just comes out haha.
Mr.Thorne-yeah fersher man guess its just finding the balence between the two
teapo-Ah dude! indeed man gotta re listen to that Brad Rigney interview! haha and my scanner blew up on me awhile back XD will be getting a camera sometime soon so probly should be seeing better pics of stuff have a good one Mike
ryanoir-hey thanks for the kind words man!
Ixius-you have a inspiring sketchbook yourself will drop by sometime see what you have been up to dude.
Raileyh-Hey Railey thanks alot for stopping by my sketchbook and leaving the helpful comments. I'll keep trying to push through and enjoy it
Awsome links aswell they look very interesting ill deffentily read into them.
You have been a huge inspiration for my figure work Railey! looking forward to seeing more from you.
hücumkedi-Thanks man I see improvements with your work aswell
lancer_idenoure-Thanks alot Lancer! must keep focused.
Been wanting to work on lines
gotta rep the bikes its alot of inspiration to me haha happy holidays everyone
warming the lines up just trying to have fun
photostudy froms stock pics
study of one of my own photos
some Faces from mind
Frazetta Ink study. Thinking about diving into the black and white stuff latley.
Natural light still life
Last edited by Jamie Romoser; December 21st, 2010 at 08:38 PM.
damn good improvement from your first skecth...specially your anatomy knowledge is improving a lot..keep up the nice work...
ryanoir-The ink style is fun I really wana dive more into like construction and stuff before I get into rendering. So much of my stuff is skewd when I could have fixed it in the begining XD and thanks for droppin by dude!
Lyno-Thanks Lyno been having fun with lines again
NITISH KUMAR-Thanks Kumar!
~some sketches from mind
~Bridgeman hand studies
~start to a 100 hands. Alot of failured scribbles in there XD Everyone should join Dave Rapoza and the Crimson Daggers in drawing a 100 things! I feel I suck at drawing hands esspecially from mind. When I draw hands from mind they tend to only be the couple poses I always draw them in wich are boring so gona start studying diffrent designs and variations.
I really like some of the stuff here! Can't wait to see some morez!
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i like the studies man it reminds me of the fact that i probably should have gone on that path but my attention span is horrible. it really shows tho lookin forward to seeing more man
Thanks for the comment. I have the Bridgman PDF's, will definitely do some more studying from them. Your studies look great, I see what you mean by thinking about your lines before laying them. Will keep an eye on this. Keep it up man!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, nice studies btw and as much as I looked deeper into your sketchbook, there is a big improvement! I really like it, maybe some more light/shade work in the last still life works could be done, but besides it's going really good!