Congrats on that great sketchbook, the divesity of styles makes it really fun to look at...killer stuff!
I'm sorry that the university in vienna isn't the right thing, on the other hand I'm glad to here that...because i thought of going there a few years ago....
I decided to try it without degree and if i doesn't work out I'll try to get into school...hehe.....what a great plan.
keep doin what ya doin!
Last edited by Delmar; January 25th, 2009 at 08:37 AM.
-Delmar: Danke! The university is not bad, but i'm just studying the wrong thing and unfortunately theres no real alternative in vienna. Classical, academic painting is something you rarely see around here. Anyway... i think moving on without a degree isn't necessarily bad, but at least shuts some doors for you. I'm sure the quality of your craftsmanship is what counts in the end though... I'm "ok" with using the time i will spend studying to improve as much as i can. Good luck!
-Daniel², revenebo: Thank you for your comments - glad my work appeals to you.
My entry for the current Chow #144 themed "Siamese Twins" in a postapocalyptic setting. Made the drawing in one session and it was great fun to render out a drawing that detailed. Something i should do more i guess...
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It's nice to see the painterly approach to characters and other paintings in here. I came frome drawing lines, which is easier but much less awarding. The skull is awsome, nice imitation of real brushstrokes.
Thank you once again for the friendly comments!
-Janos: I'm coming from drawing too, would call myself more a drawer than a painter, but during the last year i tried to equal out those two techniques, hoping i could blend them a bit more together. At least thats what you read and hear from several people: "Paint like you draw."
So... it ain't much unfortunately, but i wanted to share this little sketch with you guys. I like it. A funky house at the cliffs. I maybe use it for a painting in the future. After complaining about being lazy in my last post i got blasted away with work and i wish i could share some of it, but for now i'll have to keep quiet.
holly ***************************************** (I dunno what these stars means), long time no see such a solid and inspirational work man, love all of your work!
Thanks for made my day!
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Heres a kind of logo i painted for a friend of mine whos playing in a metalband. The idea was to just get a logo for promotional things, but i think they'll use it on their next album cover too. Their ideas were quite clear, but i had my artistic freedom in choice of color and overall style or course. I'm pretty happy with the result, still it's not something i usually tend to do.
If you want to check out some austrian rock solid metal, go visit their site: http://www.reap.at
I recently watched blade runner, yeah once again, and i really fell in love with the lightning in one of the first scenes, so i decided to do a small study of it. Nothing special, but i though it's still worth to share.
Like I already told you, I really like your house on a cliff. I did something similar years ago. Maybe I should post it, just for fun.
Also nice study of Blade Runner. If you're interested in movie style lighting you should check out Scorsese's Casino where Robert Richardson really did some spectacular cinematography. Glossy and painterly with selective pools of highlight. Beautiful and stylised!
There's also a great book on the art of cinematography by John Alton called "Painting with Light". Highly recommendable.
I'd like to say something about your plein air paintings, but I haven't really any experience with that so better not.
However, I wonder why you feel you aren't on the right track ... ?
Such beautiful sketches! This last life painting is nice but her foot seems kind of odd, like it should show foreshortening a little more or be at a different angle or something. And that is a wonderfully nasty troll
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Hey nice work Dario
Maybe both of the ankle joints blend too seamlessly with the shins, and need a little more definition, but I hadn't actually noticed it until Artangela brought it up. But now that we're on it, maybe the joints should be emphasized more across the board, ankles, knees, hips, elbows etc. to more clearly show where the form breaks. I don't know if you wanted a seamless look, if yes then nevermind.
I like the lighting on the foot. Adds interest, very nice!
Hope everything is going well.