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good work you updated here... I prefer the skecthes you made with charcoal
Soros - thank you - 6 stars ? hah! I wish.. wait - what am I wishing for ??
Retronym, that is one of the kindest thoughts someone has left for me, I am humbled.. thank you.
Thank you Sony - I like your TV's ! (and will check out your SB after I post this message!
Krossj - thanks much much x 3 !
CGaddict - I'm trying.. thank you for your kind notions!
pauloricardo - thank you - sometimes I prefer them too!
Some new works - all from live models.. painting at top is about 25 hours on gesso panel, sanded and re-gesso'd a few times to lose all the tooth.. some graphite studies and a few charcoal figure 2-10min gestures from last few days..
love the amassing of super nice works, you've got going
here. I think your paintings are really rich and juicy. Great understanding of color! And you are def channeling ARyder in your long poses. Absorb and spew. LOL.
I'm trying same with GOrbk. I am determined to get his sense of design.
See you in class down here. :]
you make it look so easy. this is fantastic!
Awesome works u have done! I have always been a fan of ur graphite drawings and your latest few have risen the height even further. My favourite is the old man with the hat. Your paintings shows that ur dedication in drawings have paid off. The depiction of form and your rich use of color is making ur painting really great. Rock on!!
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WOW! Beautiful work. You have crazy skills! I'm follwong your blog - really like the blurb/description thing. on the side, very inspirational to any budding artist
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super ridiculously good crazy awesome work.
I look over your hole sketchbook and I full of admiration.
i love your sketch and paintings
could you give me some advice. i have some problems to take a hole figure and proportion
Thank you everyone for your kind words and inspiration! It just makes me work harder!!!
One of my final oil paintings for this 9 moths at Tony Ryder's school. about 40 hours I'm guessing. 12" x 10" on linen. Graphite drawing are all on 14 x 10 Canson Recycled bristol (and are mostly small-ish - 4-5" heads.. final skulls are a newborn skull and a 3-4 year old - (not from life!) in ball point pen - from photo refs..
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Thanks! Keep on posting pencils or charcoal stuff, please!
A few final small (5" x 8") head studies at school and some drawings in graphite ( about 1-2 hours for those).. A few gesture figures from Tuesday night.. I am rusty but want to get back to more of that work.. gotta think about the design of the shapes more!
Finally a digital portrait done quickly - the only thing here form a photo ref.. the rest all from life!
Always a delight to be here,
Just wondering how you measure the accuracy of placing the parts and gettin' the right proportion in such a short time, if you know what i mean, like i know you must have done millions of sketches but any tip on this What should be the focus in start the lights making the shape or the shape of part, When I draw I go for bigger shapes but get the proportion: exaggerated and looks cartoon y, any suggestion to over come this drawback.
b/w i updated my book need your critiques.
these paintings are just insane, how long
have you been painting for, their just
Man your lines kick so much ass. Love that fluidity you get.
With those gestural drawings, are knocking in those lines first time? Theyve got such good weight and (seemingly perfect) accuracy!
Great work man, really love it. Thanks for posting.
Oh what a a nice improvement you achieved- not that the beginnings were less stellar. When I see people this commited and beyond my curent level, I can never help but feel sad and hopeful at the same time.
Sad because I will have a long way to go to be able to produce that, and hopeful because such work show me what one can achieve with hard work.
I am about to start art-college as well pretty soon......and damn it---I´ll admit- I´m nervous.
Could you tell me a bit of how your lessons went over there? Like....hmm...did the teachers give you certain "homework"? Was there a certain amount of pictures you had to produce per week, month?
Did you have to know about the procedure of oilpaintings before you entered?
I will know soon enough myself-----but I cannot wait!
(One more question.....now that your education is almost over, or is already- what are your plans? Do you want to furhter invest in your style, or stray elsewehere? What about the fear of not being abel to live by art alone?........hope this isn´t too personal)
Thank you !!Originally Posted by Parsakoira
Ostroponis, thank you ! I have been painting for about 2 years and a bit now.. so pretty new at it but working hard!Originally Posted by Ostroponis
Teundeboer, wow thank you!!!Originally Posted by Teundeboer
Thank you Benjy - I wish I thought that.. still just.. learning! (and shading is good some days and not so the next!!!Originally Posted by Benjy
Phatandy - thank you ! with the gestures - mostly I try to do a basic shape then refine - sometimes I just draw the form I see but I think it can be more of a design of the shape when I concentrate on the major shapes and the flow. So not accurate but thank you for seeing the good in them!Originally Posted by PHATandy
AAU is a pretty great place! I was there for 2 years and then studied with one teacher ( Tony Ryder) this last 9 months. I will likely continue on with the learning for a while yet ( so not almost over yet!!).. Yes they give homework but most all of it is fun to do and if you love drawing, you will have a blast trying to knock out your classmates with your homework! Oil paintings - I did not have a clue and waited a year before taking classes but my drawing had a pretty ok foundation by the time a started painting and that made the learning curve not so hideous.Originally Posted by madchild
My plans are to get as good as I can, never stop learning. I don't know anything yet about "style" per-se -just that I want to excel and create beautiful things ( and maybe teach when i'm ready!.. That fear is real but you can't let that bog you down! ( mostly!!)
a few new things.. top head is a study of a repin academy drawing, then a study of a Glen O drawing and then some figures from life.. rusty! thanks for checking this stuff out!
wow these are beautiful life drawing sketches. very inspiring stuff!
Jeeez man - Just blown away. Really inspiring stuff here. Your paintings are just gorgeous. Those sketches/charcoals make me jealous and want to draw all night. Those shadows.... Can't wait for your next update!
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