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    2 more with a different approach.

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    Just some more self-portraits.

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    These are the same painting, but with the second being an updated version. I dislike both so whether I made the second one worse is irrelevant.

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    Some environments.

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    two more portraits

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    You are probably scaring all the people who come visit here!
    Those look twisted like a Ben Templesmith cover
    I think some become muddy because of of the paints mixing.
    The mountains are great rendered but I need to see more variation of shapes.
    And maybe try using bigger brushes so you wouldn't do details that much.
    Need to take that advice myself..haha!

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    i really really like everything here, esp unicorn killer and portraits

    http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1218362893
    i love this so much

    and i want to see the portraits from the gif thumbnail, they're why i clicked on the book, but only one of the 3 is posted here i think

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    Meduza:

    Hi! Not seen you in ages, been busy?

    The idea of the portraits is to portray my experiences over the past year. I never talk about emotions, so painting them is key to not going crazy. My mind is twisted, that could be why.

    The paintings are muddy for a reason. I use dirty water at times, which dictate the saturation. I don't want my images to be too vibrant, I want them to feel dirty and poor. I think this style is too personal to suggest things, but do suggest away! I am always learning and suggestions are the most powerful asset.

    Don't worry about the mountain painting, I have finished it and will upload the image soon! I hope you can check back and critique it

    I do use big brashes to begin with. I think I just need to practice some more. I have only been painting for about 3 months, so still a great noob!

    Grenappels:

    Thats actually good to here about the unicorn killer. I never finished it because I was too ambitious back then (didn't know how to paint skin etc). But it was a learning curve!

    Sorry about the missing images, I thought I posted them! Here they are along with some others I forgot about:

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    nice, the first two in that post are really good man, you've got a grip on conveying emotions

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    Here are a few more I did recently.

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    1: This is a quick sketch. The idea of doing a quick sketch in photoshop before painting traditionally came from Dan Dos Santos new video here on CA. The design of this character came from everything today with the word Nightingale, so this includes Florence Nightingale and the bird called nightingale. I have also added features from the game this character will be apart of; the wheels for instance. The focus on this sketch was to find an interesting light source rather than to think about design.


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    These are some of the paintings I missed out earlier.

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    These are two more characters I designed a few weeks ago. I will probably find some time to paint them soon.

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    Something different.

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    Hey Rist looks like you've been busy and improving. I think the characters you posted could use work and extrapolation but the paintings are interesting to look at and I can relate to the feeling involved. Maybe use a little less pure black for shadows and pure white for highlights (I remember someone telling me that once). Pictures can look muddy and dark and still be harmonious. I think Black Frog does this real well.

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    Hi Nam,

    Here comes the excuses:

    For the sketches first. Not sure what you mean by more work, whether functionality or quality. For quality, I have had to work fast because I'm on a short deadline; if I get some spare time I'll clean up the lines and tone. If its functionality, I have been aiming for the surreal quality; the surrealists have been an inspiration during this project and I wanted to project some of that unusualness. You can see similar 'intended' dysfunctional in my weird creature series.

    I agree with you with the paintings, however, for this project I am working on a pure black car spray. I am using pure white for an anchor, and then the face and surrounding areas are in midtone. I am thinking it works, and just like the drawings I am breaking normal convention. Its not like I don't know the rules, just like with anatomy I am intentionally breaking them. And most people who have commented are liking them. You have to think of these paintings as more abstract than representational, and more expressionism.

    I really appreciate your criticism, please continue

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    i have to say the portaits are off the redicular madd crazy GONZO'

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    Scary stuff... I like it though

    Those portraits are rocking, but I think you should practice more anatomy and do some other studies and stuff because your characters feel really lacking in that department

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    I don't know what's wrong with other viewers' eyes or minds, but this collection of dark portraits is completely breath of fresh air. You could have a fine art gallery evaluate this series, because it frankly does not belong to the low commercial "concept art" here, but belong to a fine art salon or something.

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    Grandmassa Mr. Spect:

    They must be working then

    Thanks,

    tobbA:

    I have been studying anatomy for 4 years now and I am beginning to 'break' the rules. If you feel they show a 'lack' of knowledge then it must be because of my transition to experiment with the human structure. Please show what piece you feel lacks anatomy knowledge and I will say if it was intentional or not.

    I do appreciate your critique. I accept all critiques. But because it was such a vague assessment of ALL my work I felt I needed to defend myself.

    wjrmonkey:

    Thanks!

    This means a lot to me. I have noticed that people who follow commercial art are less likely to follow the fine art world. Many only look to the Classical period as a means of inspiration. Rather sad really. I'm a bit of both, which is why I post here.

    The portraits are for a 3rd year university exhibition. Time will tell whether they are good enough.

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    your paintings are awesome rist!!

    keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by `ej View Post
    your paintings are awesome rist!!

    keep it up
    Thanks!

    Here are some oils along with the regular acrylics.

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    This is a painting I am currently working on.

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    Those portraits are wicked. :0 A nice take on people on the darker side, with the lightsource from below.

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    Thanks Shalite.

    Here are some more oils.

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    love those portraits, awesome style. Keep up

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    Quote Originally Posted by pijus View Post
    love those portraits, awesome style. Keep up
    Thanks!

    Here are some acrylic on board.

    First:

    Being one of the lower forms of the tribe, Mother Flank is always on the front. Having to tackle with the enemy rather than luring them means s/he is always in grave danger. The added protection of the fat, however, does give some resistance to the enemies pincers.

    Second:

    Just like Mother Flank, Father Plate is also of the lower forms of the tribe. S/he has a little more protection, but less speed (due to being too obese). Mother Flank and Father Plate always argue about who protects what and who needs to be saved until its too late!

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    Hiya! Yeah been busy, don't worry I'll get back on board when I study again in June. Sorry for not doing my part, guys:{

    Like I've said I liked the twisted portraits Looks cool enough to be an IDW comic covers.
    But I think Nam is right also, Maybe a little saturation around the focal points on the pieces. Im watching Richard keyes dvd right now, and he said the viewers eye will concentrate more on the saturated parts and the high contrast of light and dark. So saying that I must say that I really loved the works that have a focal point and area of interest. Some stuff just are all over the place.
    The ones that are great are the eyes with the bright shimmer and the guy with orange tints on the face. Remember by placing those bright brights, it's like saying "hey, look here first!" But then again, why would be looking at his neck? So, simple arrangements of those whites and you could have us begging for more You have to agree also that even abstract pieces are brilliantly composed. Or even the great masterful realistic pieces, when you are standing 100 feet across the room has a great abstract shapes. Expressionism shims, man Remember it's not what you see, it's what you make others see, right? Consider that, because some just became repetitive and seems like I've seen one I've seen them all kinda thing. But as I've said when you do stuff like that with the eye thing. It's just pretty. It's easy to be repulsed by your subject matter to be honest, But like you've said if you used your brights correctly{like the eye) It's quite engaging

    Keep it up! bro!

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    meduza: Hi, thanks.

    Funny thing is I have just seen my tutor today and he says almost the exact same thing you have. His advice was to avoid using so much white and only using it sparingly on those areas with highlights. Also to use the -10 (white) to +10 (black) system of applying contrast. So the area closest to the light source will score in the -10 and +10, and the other areas will degrade in score as the subject runs further away from the source. So what this does is create the area where the light is coming from as the focus point, and then 'dispersing' to the other features of the face.

    I think you are right that this subject is repulsive, but then again its not commercial art. Too many pieces in galleries are repulsive, but they still sell for millions. I will have to improve with compositional elements.

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    I have been working with oils so I have very little to show for today. Here are two sketches. The first is a bad scan of a sketch for one of the paintings already posted. The second is a line drawing for an up coming painting.

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    Well I hope it didn't came across that I was telling you that your art is repulsive, just the subjects. But for me, forgive me "IT'S FRIKIN' CREEPY!" I almost want to look the opposite direction. Which in your case, your probably saying, "It worked!"
    But I think you need to draw us "in" more . There's a lot of beauty in grotesque of course.

    You know what's weird? Your freak creatures seemed cute and doesn't seem terrifying at all compared to the twisted paintings.hehe

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