so sad to not go out to eat with our
group everyday!!! it's like a family that's
been separated by adoption! boohoo
EDIT: don't start a new sketchbook! i was
going to do that last January, and stopped.
why? because it's a good motivator! you see
how much you've progressed throughout the
of the sketchbook's duration! check out bumskee's
sketchbook. he's had it for 4-5 years and you
can see how much he sucked at the start. it also
inspires others!!!! :]
DannySketch: He just wants to love you. =( I just set up a still life in my room, so I'll start posting progress on that probably sometime next week after I finish up my to-do list for figure drawing.
XanaChama: Thanks =D
Gaussian: My favorite twin! Thanks, man. Daniel has given me advice on planes and values and shit, and it has helped a ton. I'm very fortunate to have badass artists like him and Mark in my town.
Fitzin: Planes, planes, planes! I will burn it into my memory.
Rossipoo: Doitdoitdoit. More art from you, my friend.
Surreality: I barely managed to stay alive, haha.
Maldrin: Awesome to meet you too, man. Dallas was a life changing event for me, I hope it was the same for you. =)
Helioth: Good to meet you too, Sam. Now go draw more!
Dished: You're so fucking cute that I want to eat you. And then make love to you. And then put you in my back pocket.
Mischeviouslittleelf: Thanks, man. I love your work, so thats a huge compliment coming from you. =)
Cacodaemonia: Wow, your name is difficult to remember how to type. XD I've been convinced to keep this SB.
Vayne: Thanks. I'm glad to hear that I'm inspiring others the way so many people on this site inspire me.
Mark: Im doing iiiiiiit. Sorry for pants-dialing you at 8 am this morning, haha.
Matt: Okay. =P I guess I can look back in a few years if I ever need to convince myself that I've actually made some progress, haha.
Dallas was amazing in ways I cannot even begin to describe. I met some awesome people, learned more about art than I thought possible, and confirmed that going to the Atelier is what I want more than anything else in the entire fucking world. If you ever get the chance to go to one of the workshops, do it. If you make the most of it, it will change your art and your life.
Random stuff from this morning. I will probably paint a few of these, I think. I'm going to keep submitting portfolios every month until I'm either good enough to get in or Carl just gets sick of hearing from me.
Bammo! lookin good, girly. Refering to the headshot of the woman in the last image - be sure your pencil strokes helps define the forms better. For instance when shading in the hair the pencil strokes should be laid in the direction that the hair is falling - you have it going against it. If you're laying down the same amount of strokes you might as well help create that sense of direction. Just get in the habit of better defining form with your strokes.
You're soaring so far mock, great studies, especially #35, contrast it to your work preworkshop yo.
And... Send me that advice on planes daniel and people gave you, cause I suck at it, k o k, plzkthnx.
Work your butt off and you can get into atelier for sure, be patient and work hard! By the time you've filled up 3 moleskines you'll definitely be a better artist Just out interest, is there a minimum and maximum age you have to be to apply to CA Atelier? Keep it up, inspiring stuff.
There's no maximum or minimum as far as I know. They've had students as young as 18-ish and as old as 30-ish, so I don't think there's really an age requirement either way. They seem to handle most applications on a case to case basis.