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Nice work on the figure drawing. I really like the new studies too.
Ditto what blackspot said, you are getting better all the time. Nice going on the workload. Do that kind of list every day and you're going to keep shooting up.
Thanks everyone for the comments. Just a quick update here before I go to work.
NicG - Thanks. I think my life drawings are improving really fast
donalfall - I really should. I am just too tired to be able to do it every day. Crappy excuse Thanks
Turbosnail - Haha sweet! Where about in Aberdeen? Thanks!
imnotanoob - Thanks
Black Spot - Thanks
Rich_C - Thank you. I think they turned out quite nice
I will return comments in your sketchbooks after work.
Here is my newest piece for the Teen Challenge. Will do next weeks one too.
Voting for the teen challenge is here:
Please vote! (I don't mind if it isn't for me, just vote so that there is more votes haha)
hey man solid piece this week for the challenge
see yah at the next one
went through all the pages ........ really impressive works ....... keep it up
Really good work.
Went through your sketchbook and you have improved a ton. Love the attitude and the improvement is very kickass, so just keep on doing what you're doing.
Looking forward to more, added you on msn, hope you don't mind
Keep at it bruvv
Thanks for all of your comments! Will reply to them tomorrow. Inarush!
Most are fineliner. Last is PS
danm some awsome progression here the teen challenge peice is sweet!
dig the pen sketches to look like they were alot of fun
keep up the hard work its paying off
till next time
sketchbook updated October 6th
[#187] Very good painting, the rim light is working very well, i think i would continue it down his arm and a we bit on his shoulder to keep the lighting consistent. The mood is great, and i love the mystery!
r y a n o i r - Thanks. I'm 18
hunchback - Thank you. You to!
agrmrs - Thanks mate.
lilnebo - Thanks a lot Nebras! My msn is there for people to add me, so I'm glad
Black Spot - Thank you. And it's not meant to be. I guess I'm just bad at painting them haha.
Braintree - Thank you!
OmertA - They were a lot of fun. I could work a LOT harder. I need to work on being more dedicated. I need to work on working. Funny when I say it like that. Thanks for the comment broski.mike butkus
mike butkus - Wow, thank you very much for the compliment. I will do the changes immediately.
You might get an update later haha
I like the girl looking up. It has good composition and you could make a nice picture with it. Sometimes the barest sketches can be the start to a great picture.
That teen challenge piece looks really good! Love the lighting and composition. Did you use reference?
Nice confident lines with the fineliner stuff as well!
Blackspot - Thank you would love to paint her, but I think everything I try to paint turns to shit. :/
citrusfrukt - Thank you. Yes, I took a photo of myself, but I used several pictures to make up more what I wanted, but the lighting etc was from imagination, so I had to imagine it in 3d. I need to do some anatomy studies too, so I stop using reference as much. Thanks again.
Here are 2 oil paintings. Self portraits are sooo hard. The first one was full colour, but I suck at mixing and picking colours to use, so it looks like I only used black white and a bit of red haha.
The second was using a 5 value method of burnt umber and white. It looks a lot better in life, but still looks shit (the glare makes it look a lot worse, honest). God damn it is even more nooby than my first one.
I kind of irritate myself when I paint. I need to do it more so that I am not disgusted by my own work.
Also, I will need to add more gesso to the canvases I have. They are so absorbent, and just generally have too much texture for my liking.
FAIL FAIL FAIL
FAIL FAIL FAIL
Last edited by FraserMcT; April 21st, 2010 at 04:09 PM.
Yeah, self portraits are bitchin' hard. I hear ya on hating what you paint, at least when it's about self portraits. I have a bad habit to scrap the fucker before i finish it due to frustration ._.
Every shitty painting is one step closer to awesome paintings though, never forget that!
Here's an idea for an oil excercise if you are interested. Think those two portraits look a bit flat so it might help you a bit to get into sculpting mode.
no way, you don't suck at oils! man you're just 11???? incredible! you're doing just amazing, if you continue working like this you'll be amazing by the age of 20, no, i mean 18!!!
keep it up! i'll suscribe, hope to comment and give useful thoughts (not today thou lol, today is just visit and say "woot!")
citrusfrukt - Haha, yeah. But I love to oil paint, and want to be able to paint everything to the best of my ability. Just need moar practice. Will definitely do that exercise though. Thanks for the link and the comment
DHTenshi - I dunno where you got 11 from. Add seven years and you will be about right haha. Thanks for the comment.
Couple of things today. Did some pencil sketches but will upload another day with more stuff.
Oil is from a still life I set up. Hip flask and jug. It was obvious I spent a lot more time on the jug haha. I mixed up the colours before I put a mark on my canvas, and it definitely helped!
PS paintings, I was trying out different approaches to begin paintings. Such as line, dark to light, massing etc.
The oil painting is coming on, take you time in learning it. For practice pieces you could slap on some house emulsion paint - dries fairly quickly too.
hey Fraser! amazing sketchbook very neat lines and promising digital stuff :clap: the "darkness" u did for teen challenge looking really pro in my opinion :o compared to you age i would say gogogogogo thanks for visiting my dirty sketchbook btw
please visit my page and help me.
Good work! When working from life it's easy to mess up proportions. Try to plan the sketch in the paper just before starting it, and then keep looking to put everything in place. Also, in your PS gray sketches, I think it would be good not to indicate only highlights and darkest shadows, but define at first the great shadow/light areas, and go gradually into detail. Anyway, good work. Keep it up!
PS: I also thought you were 11. I've come here via your profile page, and it says you were born in 1998.
I really like those grayscale studies! The second one looks a bit flat because her face is most gray but her lips and nose have very bright highlights. Her foreheads also looking a little big. I feel the same about painting, once I had these canvas boards that were so textured I just grabbed some sandpaper and scraped the heck out of it.