You made me to google up Braque Mrs.Spot. My mother saw it and I had to take my medicines now.
Braque was a rebel in his soul, who would chop down a bunch of trees with a chaingun, if he would
ever get a chance to act in the predator movie with schwarzenegger. But he didn’t get the chance,
to act, and because of that he had to paint. Patiently all his life. And his mother was forcing him
to wash his hands before every meal. Such a terror without any chain gun and chain saw.
Your paintings are getting stronger and stronger, and this young lad that you are painting have some
tormented undisputed invincibility in him. While he is hunting last Christmas flies with his magic
wand,in a darkened room his tool is getting larger and heavier, without any hesitation. You are releasing some negative
energy through these oils, which few of them understands Mrs. Spot. And you are getting stronger at
the same time.
Your stuff is amazing. I like the foreshortening on that knee, that couldn't have been easy. You have a real knack for drawing people in a way that looks natural, like the person there is about to step out of the page, all that hard work's really paying off. No crit, just keep it up.
Great sb, it's really inspiring to see someone keep at it for almost 5 years. Your anatomy studies are really good, the pose and the model really push some of the muscles out to the surface. Are they from life?
For your traditional life drawing, I think the background ruins it as it feels rushed, to PS touch ups make it a lot better as the bg becomes a lot less distracting
Looking good! I'd suggest some studies of value and form, your drawings skills are currently much better than the painting / rendering side. I found some still life studies with a nice light source has helped me quite a bit on that front.
The workshop was a lot of fun. Marc Holmes got us on Sunday to use the model as a starting point for a creature etc. Here's the first one and I'll post more when I've played with the rest. Could you guys tell me if it's too dark as well?
Woah, that's a cool exercise using a life drawing model as jump off to creatures. :0 I actually heard of a similar exercise especially for costumed life drawing where you would try to draw the "story" of the pose or model where instead of lets say drawing a model with a witches costume you actually draw the witch being portrayed in the pose, it's something that animators use a lot as an exercise and its quite fun as well.
I really liked those anatomy studies you did it shows a lot of time and effort you've put into it and that is what I guess counts!
I apologize for not replying on your thread sooner after the really useful advice you have been giving over at my sketchbook, it is just that I feel that I can't really input anything that could be of use. I guess perhaps all I could offer is my encouragement to keep it up and keep going!
by the way, It looks like for your life drawings you seem to use more traditional methods of drawing the figure like with the use of visual measuring and angles. Have you tried to use more gestural techniques like the ones taught in Vilppu's or Hampton's books or any method to do with abstraction and design of the human figure?
Hey, hey Black Spot, I was there to and I thought it was very cool that you brought your easel in a shopping trolley, such a good idea! You were easy to spot as you look just like your painting, I was a bit too shy to come and say Hi but I'm glad you enjoyed the event and joined in with the figure drawing creatures.
I admire how Sherlock Holmes influenced you in your oncoming art, and made your day
and sunshine to glimmer much better. That underwater mermaid under the moonlight is
looking powerful, I have to admit that you’ve managed to fulfill every requirement that
was expected. I would be the one who would give you the rose from the whole organized
company that keep admiring your art. It’s a bit dark, yes you asked, but Holmes was
also more likely to solve his mysteries in the dark alleys, looking directly in the face of the
underworld masters of organized crime. That last painting has that scary inevitable
feeling, the included fascination, the hidden industrial non commercialized ways within the
bronze flowers on the mythical stone field. Me personally got the feeling when you are
alone in a private place, and you think that no one is watching you, and then you get
yourself comfortable, loose your clothes and then realize that there is someone in the
corner watching you all the time. That lightning burning moment when you realize that
another person is in the room and watching you, that is what I felt first when I saw your
painting. You were always able to pull of this kind of masterful moves with your art Mrs. Spot.
I can truly respect this, and I want to express my joy and satisfaction toward your thoughtful
well smartly created pieces. Cheers to a true warrior of time like you are Mrs. Spot.