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Thread: Jamie Romoser's Sketchbook
January 2nd, 2011 #1051
lovely stuff here man! that Gerhartz study is great.
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January 2nd, 2011 #1052
I feel the same way about Alla Prima, I think it's the most attractive way to me. It works well for me in studies etc. but when I do my own work it all goes to hell. I feel like I can't describe forms without rendering the shit out of it most of the time. I suppose I'm not comfortable with the forms yet to start to simplify them. Anyhoo.. Great stuff!
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January 2nd, 2011 #1053
January 3rd, 2011 #1054
Hey bro, you have a good attitude toward your work, I particulary liked how you set some goals for yourself for the year.
Really pleased to see the Sargent study, as well as the Gerhartz, the colour on the Gerhartz is particularly striking too.
Yeah, go do the whole Bridgman book, or have fun, but improve yeah. =)
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January 3rd, 2011 #1055
gooood thinking and planning in terms of painting more alla prima. I completely agree with you in terms of finding it one of the more pleasing styles.
Nothing to crit really because you seem so motivated! Just keep up the hard work and thanks for motivating me to do more long studies
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January 3rd, 2011 #1056
those latest updates are killer man! i love your sense of color in that last study! and your lines, ooohh your lines are very attractive. keep it up man, everything is looking fantastic!
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January 3rd, 2011 #1057
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January 3rd, 2011 #1058
Andrew Sonea-Thanks for dropping by Andrew yeah fersher should start putting my color brush studies more into my imaginative work. Havnt done much finishy imaginative stuff latley. Will have to get started on a new peice.
pixel cheetah-Thanks will do I enjoyed that study alot.
Blizzard5291-yeah I've really been trying to think as everything in simple shapes and stuff. Really need to work on my perspective its really off on all my stuff haha. I've been doing some traditinal stuff some oil paint studies and a couple plein airs. Still savin up for a camera so I can take some better photos of stuff. Thanks for stopping by man.
Vodus-was very fun his colors trip me out O.o theres some weird harmony stuff going on in all his paintings.
alexson-Oh dude I feel the same way when I do imaginative stuff. I think I render the crap out of everything becuse I dont have enough imformation to make it simplier. Still trying to find a balence with that stuff. thanks for stoppin by Alexson will check out those updates in your SB.
Parsakoira-Thanks dude! keep it up in your sketchbook aswell! been diging those four horsemen paintings man makes me want to draw more demons >
Kungfoowiz-haha yeah I'm cheezy like that XD I seem to ramble alot in this sketchbook lol it's cool though this community is so helpful! Thanks for stopping by man should try some Sargent and Gerhartz studies there fun
ThomasM-thanks man will keep at it. Alla prima is fun ill be keeping an eye out for those updates
Lang Oulk-Thanks still nothing compaired to what the energy and feel of the original has. Theres brush strokes that I dont think anyone could ever be able recreated in digital but Its fun trying haha.
AliceA-No problem thanks for the comment back ill be looking out for those updates
~Going back to ths old Gerome study another new years resolution is to finish this thing XD I looked into Geromes process of his paintings and he did a very technical mapped out drawing under most of his paintings to figure out his perspective and stuff. I've been doing this study in a alla prima sort fashion wich will probly be my downfall for this study : P
~Got an antelope skull for chistmas from a freind the drawings are from still life just trying to draw it in alot of diffrent angles before I do a longer study of it. and the color study is from a photo
Last edited by Jamie Romoser; January 3rd, 2011 at 04:28 PM.sketchbook updated October 6th
January 3rd, 2011 #1059
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January 3rd, 2011 #1060
Thanks for commenting in my sketchbook! Those are some great studies! I love all of the antelope skulls, that's an awesome present. I don't know if you're finished with that Gerome study yet, but if you aren't definately flesh out the people he's looking at because now he's just leadin gthe eye to rough paint strokes. Great new year's resolution though! I got a Sargent book for Christmas so I have to pluck up some courage and do studies from it.
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January 3rd, 2011 #1061
Hey Omerta great stills in here man especially like the natural lighting one damn thats gotta be hard, your lines are so smooth and clean you can tell your a graffiti enthusiast atleast! haha Keep it up man lets see more!
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January 3rd, 2011 #1062
You drew a lot of heads on the last page!
I really like how you handle colors and lightning!
This seem to be your strenght!
Try to do more anatomical studies. The skulls in you head studies were very rough!
Just keep practicing! Sil!
January 4th, 2011 #1063
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January 4th, 2011 #1065
Yeepppp that's looking great! There's something magical in skulls isn't there? Really hard to get a bad drawing out of them. There's an element of mystery...
Colors are looking fab too! Though I think there are some lines that aren't quite congruent (the rugs?)
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January 4th, 2011 #1066
the brushstrokes on the deer are amazing. Lovely colours too!
January 4th, 2011 #1067
Great stuff Jamie the Gerhartz study is really good, your interpretation of colour is really unique, I like it a lot Sounds like a good set of resolutions, keep to them and you'll do great
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January 4th, 2011 #1068
Holy Crap. In one week you've improved a ton.
Love the gladiator scene. The foreground and mid-ground is rendered well. The dead bodies are awesome XD
I dunno if it's me, but I think you struggled a bid on the background. If this helps when rendering the bg try to use atmospheric perspective. As something recedes into space it'll mix more with the back light. Like if you have some green trees and you have a blue sky. Then as the trees disappear into space mix more and more blue to create an illusion of depth.
Shoot Keep the pace up your doing excellent.
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January 4th, 2011 #1069
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January 6th, 2011 #1070
Thanks for popping by my SB mate. I love the economy of line you have, I really need to work on that myself. I always make a shape and scrub away at if for ages, wish I could get to the shape I want earlier on. But I guess that's practice ey
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January 6th, 2011 #1071
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January 7th, 2011 #1072
Nice line work on the figure studies. The painting studies are nice as well. I think I wanna do some now.
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January 8th, 2011 #1074
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January 12th, 2011 #1075
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January 13th, 2011 #1076
Hello! I really enjoyed looking through your sketchbook. You have some impressivestuff in here! I like the antelope skull studies.
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January 13th, 2011 #1077
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January 23rd, 2011 #1078
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments its encouraging.
deerinheadlights- will try and render out those figures hes looking at. It's almost defeating even trying to start rendering one of those figures out of the hundreds hes looking at XD
fudgeloaf-Yeah I think graffiti is a good way to practice or warm up your lines before going into different work.
Silwynar- Yeah been slacking on my anatomy studies gotta break out the books again.
sanakris- Atmosphere that's something I've really never studied into will keep that in mind. Thanks for the crit always appreciated
P- Hey Pijus for those strokes I'm using some default brushes and some square oil brush I found on deviant art along time ago. I try to experiment with different flow and opacity settings sometimes but generally like to have my flow and opacity at 100% with pen pressure on. Hope that answers your question.
Here is my natural light still life I've been working on.
still cant say its finished. I rendered to much on a lot of stuff. Deadening any focal point. But overall I've had a good time on it natural light is interesting!
Last edited by Jamie Romoser; May 30th, 2011 at 04:43 AM.sketchbook updated October 6th
January 23rd, 2011 #1079
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January 23rd, 2011 #1080
Stilllife went really nice.
It only looks a little bit confusing because there are such much things in so much colors.
The eye doesn't really know where to focus first.
Also the reflected LED light on the skull seems a little bit too strong in my opinion.
Anyway great job and this was really hard work i think.
Keep it up!