I hope you and Mr Spot are well and all in your garden is all roses and sweetness, well I can hope for you anyway.
I am sorry I have not been by in a while, I have no excuse other than I have been working hard at all sorts of things but not much on my art, that I am just a man after all and you cant expect too much from me really !! LOL.
What made you go for the vectors? thats really hard to get a grip on so great respect as others have said.
I promise to be a good boy and take a look along the back trail of yours and leave a more relevant comment but for now best wishes and all the best with your work, but more importantly thanks for the SB visits and comments.
I know I haven't updated in ages (well for me it's ages), but sometimes life gets in the way. I haven't been drawing that much either, been nibbling away on the St Paul's, but not enough to show anyone.
The weekend before last we had some malicious phone calls, and when they threatened my 16yo son (even though it seemed more directed at my husband for something that he doesn't remember from 30 years ago) I called the police. The phone company has been pretty good as well and at no extra charge has blocked all withheld numbers. Needless to say i didn't really feel like drawing much.
Work has been tough as we're a couple of people down and everyone was bringing their stuff in early. Yesterday while at a client I said 'Sod it' and went life drawing.
Haven't been since November, didn't have anything with me so had to take what the class offered. Gestures done in pencil and everything else in charcoal on white paper. The putty rubbers were black making erasing not that easy. I smudged with my fingers and had a great time making a mess.
60 seconds - pencil The last two I sort of went Picasso-ish on them, much more fun.
You have chilled me too with that phone story Mrs. Spot.
Once we had a very similar scenario in our village. A one eyed
guy escaped from the capital city mental institution and was camping outside
our village secretly, eating frogs snakes and snails to survive. He was
sneaking in the village from time to time and scaring people. He was hiding
in a vine cellars and behind the curtains of some living rooms, letting out some
creepy and scary wolf and parrot kind voices from his hideout. The whole area
was chilled and scared as hell, I remember I was just a kid, could not sleep for
weeks because of this situation. He was also hijacking flower pots and those small
ceramic midgets from the garden, was something like a fetish to him. Then finally
one day, they caught him as he was scaring the local priest with his scary voice, as
he was hiding underneath him in the wooden field toilet. The local authorities dragged
him in front of the village population, and they let them to do with him what they wanted.
First they tied him up by his legs and hands, just like Mel Gibson was tied up in the end
of Brave Heart, and they tortured him for hours that day. The second day they were
coming back to him to torture him a few more hours more. And that was going for
a few weeks. Torturing became a daily job in the village. In the end they have cut
him up to pieces and fed his intestines to the pigs and dogs. All the villagers was
happy and the children especially. That was the time when I got addicted to beer.
Your art improvement is so impossible, you are doing everything right and
your life drawing figures look so adorable. You are an inspiration in
every possible way to us Mrs. Spot.
I am with Mr Plissken on the phone call issue Mrs spot I hope they get the little weasel and troop him off to the police station in front of his family and street so they all can know and be proud of the little creature they have raised. I read recently that some other little bundles of joy were writing obscenities in a condolences book in a church happily they were tracked down and dealt with, I am hopeful that the guys that are troubling you are like those in the church and doing it out of a misguided sense of humour.
As to the life drawings I like rather them and hope that you feel proud of them or at least pleased with your efforts.
Love and best wishes and all the very best to you and yours Blackspot.
Very small update on St Paul's. Don't know if you're all aware, but CA has been hacked and some of the mods can't function very well. I've had to be pretty brutal in the bannings to keep on top of the spam. It's getting sorted and hopefully should be back to normal soon. This hasn't left me much time for drawing. Also (don't laugh) practising putting false eyelashes on, I managed to get glue in an eye. I said don't laugh.
I figured you are spending more time on one drawing/painting other then me I feel
like my pencil is smoking sometimes as fast as I draw, but I have not much fun
making a drawing look finished and neet. Which you do !
I usually finish stuff then in Vector form, love flash as a painting tool as well!
This building look very good !
YES indeed lucky me having a good functioning VIRUS program, I could not open CA
for a few days, didn't know why !? But now I know !
Strong anagram of sugar tasty cactus flower struck the surroundings,
as you accentuated the positive and ignored the negative Mrs. Spot.
You are the one who can lasso crop the bedroom, or left click the underwater
pink muddy broom, and cut/paste it back to the moon. You are a wizard,
simply said, something that motivates the mortals and the crowd between.
Ah, those three dee pieces, the fat kid face, magnificent sight for the
sober and the drunk eye, for the back alley naked gambler.
Full floured glucose product filled the little children’s life,
nasty pantry climbing and strawberry jam pounding,
dominated in the first quarter of this little pests life. The results of his
deeds got his head so pumped up, looking like a mixture of alien and
a Kazakhstan mountain bee. You have created an unique character, that
is what you did milady, looking bold and proud. The small turtle is
living in his happy non piercable world of imagination, cruising from
left to right and from right to left. Euphoric smile can be seen on his
pretty little animal face. No politics nor religion is burdening his sweet
little cerepaced shoulders. Multicomplexial fantastic ideas, you came
from behind, surprised again the people around the midnight bazaar.
Quality and highly appreciated deeds from you, once more Mrs. Spot.
Your life drawings are looking good blackspot, and some really crisp architectural work, the perspective looks pretty close. I like the study of carravagio a few pages back, I had to look at it for a few seconds to figure out it was a study.
I've been animating (badly) this weekend. Done all of 13 seconds. I want to get it finished now so I can get back to drawing proper like. It'll be thrown together. The music has gone back to the engineer for some final tweaks and should be back soon.
Okay I'm back. My animation was meant to have been finished well before the Olympics, so I failed on deadlines after 7 years in the making. Not entirely my fault as I didn't have the final version of the music until a couple of weeks ago.
The evolution of my character. I'm sure you'll all notice how perfect my first version was 7 years ago.
Well here's the final version. I would still do some bits a bit different, and I do know there are a couple of mistakes, but who's counting?
Now that's finished, I'll be concentrating on real painting.
Perused your links in your sig, was a gratifying look-through.
The glass vase painting and purple flowers in the painting thread were great! I also really like the solidity and neatness of some of the intricate sketches like this
and this self portrait (so it is you)is AWESOME, really appeals to me, that style.
the diversity in this SB and intricacy are inspiring. Maybe .'intricacy' is not the right word... but the 'vector' looking stuff, is so solid and the style is different, more graphic designy. must take a lot of patience and skill.
Noticed the studies in Sculptris, not bad at all for a first go around. I found it a little challenging at first, and have been meaning to take it for another test drive.
Anyways, enjoyed taking a walk through your SB, nice to see the quick studies too!