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Hi and Here's a Pin-up I did for a book "Drakiana, art Muse" that will be sold through Heavy Metal Mag. This piece will also be in our pinup//pulp book to be released later this year, Se7en & Kelly X...
This is my Piece and the writeup (in French & English), Title "Classic Eye Candy", hope you likie...
I will post the piece when transformed... but hit the link for now... ok
I got the permission to show this before it goes to print and did a wip of progress shots, in case anyone wanted to see my process. This painting was a request from this client and tried to change it up as much as possible, I do agree that it looks much like the original photo. Thank you
Last edited by kelly x; March 7th, 2009 at 03:24 PM. Reason: stuff
I like it very much but, and I am most probably wrong here, it seems to be a copy of what you saw, no feeling about it. Sure the rendering and drawing is great, the model is fantastic, but it may as well have been a photograph. Unless my untrained eyes (and they are untrained) don't see it yet. Still, it's great, I can't do it...
Shame you didn't get to experiment with it a bit more. Ah well, great opportunity to be published! Well done, you should be proud. It's very accomplished, looks good.
Beautiful, it looks so real.
This is fantastic Kelly, my fav I have seen from you!! You go girl, we'll have to trade books when mine comes out too!!!!
I agree with TASmith - this has an almost 3D look with the foreshortening on the legs and the way it's painted really adds extra punch to the original photo ref. Awesome job KX, this is one of you best to date! : )
Really nice piece this Kelly. I like the way you have lifted that curtain on the bottom right - it kinda 'comments' on the pose in an interesting way. I like too, your handling of the chair forms and the flooring aroung the chair legs - its alive with something felt, not just 'there it is'.
Congrats in getting a print deal on this too! Has it been processed yet? If not, there is a tiny thing you might want to have a look at that slightly bugs me. It is not immediately apparent and not that big a deal, but there is a slight issue with the forshortening of her left arm (the one on the right for us). Thing is, it's not the drawing of the arm, its just the little bit where her knuckles obscure the wrist that sort of messes up how you read the arm in space. If you put your finger over this bit you will see that the arm is perfectly OK, so its just a tiny little area as the wrist becomes the hand that is causing the trouble.
As I say, this is no big deal, but if it was bothering you I hope this may be of some help in tweaking that area if you felt the same way about it.
Anyway, great work from you and looking forward to seeing more.
Thank you all for the comments, congrats and helpful crits!! This is my first published Illustration, so I'm a little worked up, under statement.
Line, Thank you and your eyes seem very good to me, well put.
Donalfall, Thank you and I agree, the next one I hope I can do just that.
Roberc33! Thank you for the compliment.
Grandma, Thank you and it's yours, you helped so much in my SB as a support team w/Spaz and i know your in love with my model too!!
Charshie, You know I want to see your book!! and can't wait, glad your back!!
TASmith, Thank you and I will check on this, I think your right and I can still save on this tip it's not too late?!! Thank you for your input on 3d as well, cool.
se7en_xoxo, thank you my love!! You taught me everything I know and also let me steal your model!!!!!! I'll see you at dinner.
Dave P, Thanks so much for the support and great compliments, these are such nice things to read from you, you know Shay and I love you!!
Chris Bennett, Thanks for the compliments and especially the suggestion!! Yes, I see this now that you said it and will be able to fix this, thank you for catching it before it does go out! You know I'm a long time follower of your work and your new stuff is amazing.
Kelly I love this piece and I hope to see more of your work here missy.
I still think the lighting on the bewbies is awesome
Hi Kelly, great to see you got over your fear of posting in F/F!
You already know I love this piece, and it really did turn out well!
And I was so pleased to hear about your and Se7en artbook, so looking forward to seeing it, and you have to seed me a singed copy!
Have some stars,
Last edited by JailHouseRock2; March 10th, 2009 at 03:42 PM.
Thank you Spaz!! So nice giggles for you.
Jailhouserocks, thank you and no longer scared, funny guy.
Chris, I was able to fix the arm and floor before sending it. THX.
I like the overall softness you've added that wasn't in the photo.
My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
I really like what you have done with the floor, it's raised the level of everything else - there is an electricity between the spread feet now, you are using gestural compositional forms to tell your story!
The arm is a lot better, but the rest of the hand could do with some attention if you get a moment - I feel that you have not quite understood it as a structure and because the arm is looking better it is flagging up the weakness in the hand. Sorry to go on about it but since this is the main compositional pathway down to the all important legs it is a vital little area IMHO. You have done such a great job everywhere else, the raised arm is particularly on the money, that getting this bit right would really pay off. Feel free to ignore me as a pain in the ass if you are happy with things though.
Most importantly, it is looking like a Kelly x and a particularly good one! Lovely work.
Last edited by Chris Bennett; March 13th, 2009 at 10:51 AM.
I'm an arm man......
Omen Spirits, thanks you so much.
Chris, thanks and I was able to make the hand better, yes I agree that when I fixed that arm the hand became a shouting beacon to be fixed, ha ha!! Also I've never met an arm man before, cool.
TASmith, I believe you must then be a leg man by your comment?? Thanks again.
No update just saying thanks.
Ohhh. thatz hot...props on the work...Got More?
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Hi Alesoun, Thanks!!
tgfx, thanks and yes I have more, here's one for a book I am doing with our own se7en, Modern Pinup//pulp style, I can show it here, just finished the piece and the book will be ready soon. Title: White Girl