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I've browsed through this site but this is my first time actually making any type of post.
I'll be posting some of my stuff here. Hopefully I'll be getting some good constructive criticisms to help me get better.
Please scroll to the bottom to see my most recent work.
Last edited by dirty_sox3; February 23rd, 2010 at 11:08 AM.
a few nude model drawings I did summer of 06.
some high school assignments for art class...hated them, but got me into college....
some stuff from 2007
acrylic painting of hookah (30x40 in)
charcoal portrait (8x11 in)
more recent stuff
the portrait on the left is drawn from photo reference. charcoal, 9x12. i was avoiding actual home work when i drew it...story of my life....
portrait on the right i drew about a week ago after realizing i haven't drawn anything for myself in a while. pencil, about 5x7. nothing fancy
scratch board I did for an assignment a few weeks ago.
This was done in September. Made with paper. Finally got it photographed today. the tail of the fish is supposed to make an abstract "S" shape....
The cat is my absolute favourite, he looks so menacing yet cute. Portraits are nice, are any of them from life?
thanks. the charcoal portrait next to the hookah is from real life, along with the hookah and the 3 figure drawings/paintings above it
Just had a critique on this today in class. lots of things i could correct and make better. Done in photoshop, which i don't have a lot of experience in yet.
got this scanned a few days ago. been sitting in my sketchbook for about a month or so. everything is referenced off of photos....except the joint, which i wish i had a real reference for. haha
I love the cat, realy furry and great job with the B&W
iphigen: yeah, the tree is a little strange. i thought about fixing it, but decided that it's better to just move on and do more drawings instead. thanks for the comment
Chompo: thanks. i realized that scratchboard is really good drawing fur, but i have to say i'm not a huge fan of scratchboard.
Your work is great, love the update, your anatomy is good too,keep up the good work
I really like this. All of your stuff is very confident and well executed, especially the first one on #20. Very well done. I don't really have any critiques, just complements. I'm looking forward to seeing more form you, keep it coming.
I drew this today in photoshop, based a friend's character. I'm struggling with the issue of style. Being an illustration student, anime style is quite frowned up in my major, although I think there are great illustrators out there who do great work in "anime" style. Since copying anime character way back in the days is what got me interested in drawing, it's hard to let go of it, but at the same time i want to break away and find my own voice...I'm just having a very difficult time right now with all this stuff, seeing how I need to build a cohesive portfolio to start looking for internships....anyone have any advice on this kind of stuff?
Hey there! I really like a lot of your ideas and I think you have a strong start. I also really like your charcoal portraits. As far as your style goes, I think you need to hold off on thinking about it too much. Styles occur naturally, since stylization comes about in how you translate certain problems that the subject presents itself. Copying another style is not really a good thing since it limits you greatly, and anime is also very frowned upon unless it is done really well. (as with any style) So what you need to do is master the basics. How value and structure work, then how color theory works and eventually you'll find your style emerging. I hope that helps, or at least somewhat encouraging
Hi there majortom! Your comment is definitely encouraging. I guess I'm what the other kids and professors in my school would call a "late bloomer". I never worried about style or having my own voice type of things until I took this class called Sketchbook 1. At first, I was confident, but as the quarter went on, I watched my classmates emerge with unique techniques and styles and I'm probably the only one in class who has no idea of where I want to take my art or what direction I'm headed into. Just a bit depressing to think that I'm graduating in 2011 and I haven't even begin to think about possible career options...aside from being a high school art teacher...so much for wanting to never go back to school haha
But I know I definitely have to just keep drawing and I'll have to believe in myself more and believe the fact that with more time and practice I'll know what I want.
Thank you for your kind words!
A work in progress shot of an oil painting of Johnny Depp. Had to paint a celebrity realistically. This is my first time really touching oil since summer of 06 when I attended a pre college program at SAIC. Although it was very frustrating at times, I think the process is very rewarding. I about 2 more weeks to completely finish the painting. I think I'll be doing more in oil from now on.
18x24 oil on masonite board
nice work keep working! maybe post some anatomy/figure studies
The Sketchbook of Frittzell
"The Imagination, the inside of our heads, truly is the most vast frontier" - Terence Mckenna
"Nature is the great visible ancient of creativity"