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    new stuff is sooooooooooooooooo good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigo! View Post
    im gonna get all super personal on your asses!!! seeing as im quite the drunk, i shall reveal some things I have learnt this year, it being so close to its bitter end and all

    have spent the past year in a deep slump hating and loathing my work. I have since learnt that the Ďboot campí ideology is not for me. I have taken self criticism of my work to a pathological, destructive level and found myself spending too many days/weeks too paralysed to even draw. For those who plan to take this crippling path of ruthless perfectionism, I have found that personally, it only leads to frustration, failure and disappointment. Taking a break is great, easy and helps, but it never solved anything for me. I needed an attitude shift. Iíve always been ambitious on improving, but Iíve recently lost touch with the connection that sparked this crazy obsession with art.
    For example, Iíve spent many hours in front of canvas or paper, and learnt nothing because I was blinded by my own obsession to get it ďrightĒ. I think working more is never the answer, but itís what goes through your head, why you draw and how you manifest what you learn that counts. I have to start having fun with what I do again, or else Iíll lose sight of why I even did this in the first place. Perhaps the only way out of this hole is to draw what I enjoy, to explore and to mess around with things and not worry about the consequences. I think there is a long way before I find the right balance.
    Even posting here is a big step, as before I never would have felt I was up to the standard to deserve it. I hope this doesnít sound too melodramatic or self absorbed, Iím just trying to be honest and have a feeling there are some out there who feel the same way about these things.
    They are just some drawings (some with pastel) I have been working on, as well as a life size oil painting of a homeless man. Thanks for looking and happy holidays!!!

    Hurray for epiphany !
    Too many focus on how to draw and paint and forget about the keeping the fires burning in the engine that drives the drawing pleasure...
    Your pencil control rocks and your figures stay in place with rock solid anatomy of which i am envious in a good way .
    Just go wild with creative stuff .

    PS:It took me three years to realize what you have in one year .

    Will appreciate critique anywhere, anytime .
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    i am glad you get back to work, you have some crazy talent. Keep up good work man, 5 starz

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    Yeah Thanks a lot guys. It has been very rewarding to share these thoughts, as i think since you guys are artists, you all understand the shit im talking about, and i've had a few people msg or email going "yes thats exactly how i feel too !!"
    Since that post things have been better and I've been working harder and getting more stuff done, but mainly just in a much better headspace. It's so easy to underestimate the importance of the mind, as now I feel much more confident and I think that it is beginning to show. At the same time I am still being critical about things and making sure I don't repeat too many mistakes.

    sorry to babble once more, getting a bit self indulgent here, so i'll shutup and post some stuff.

    work in progress, about 1/4 of total image- scanned portion.



    SHITTY photo of a painting. colours are more vibrant and varied...fuck!! sorry.



    attempted a scan: doesnt sit on scanning area so a bit blurry.



    CHEERS!!

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    Woo! Update! Seeing your pencils is like having an orgasm... I hope that's not too graphic for you.

    But I read your post on the epiphany as well, and thank you so much for saying that. I feel like I've gone down that path, too depressed or paralyzed to draw. I realize that I need to have fun with art again, and I'm so glad to hear someone like you say that.

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    Wow really nice paintings!

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    really good painting here!

    sketch

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    nice style and kickass pencils

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    Thanks a lot homies!!! much appreciated.

    here's today's efforts so far:



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    Love the pidgeons painting mate..

    And of course, your pencils are really wonderful

    気計 - Quike
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    You are such an inspiration, both your pencils and oils are hawt hawt hawt!

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    Love your work dude, Nice lines and excellent ideas.

    Im sure ive seen your stuff somewhere else before.(flickr or deviant art maybe)

    5 stars from me dude!

    Looking for Feedback! Please visit my sketchbook..



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    Amazing paintings, fantastic drawings, great moleskine sketches...wow...no words... *****
    "APPLAUSE"

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    Your work is stunning, and really inspiring. Keep it up!

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    Jan 21 gah!

    Thanks yall!!! the support goes straight to my heart, and i keep it there, like a little parrot. The birdie speaks to me and I keep her warm and safe, so that when I am feeling crappy and need a boost of inspiration, I eat it with my teeth, rip its guts open and chew its head with my molars. Then I swallow it up.
    no really though, thanks!!!

    I finished the other one a few days ago, but since its so big i'm going to wait to scan it properly, as the photos suck.
    In the meantime, heres another one ive just finished, again I only have a scan of its portion, but when I hit up the printer store, I can scan the whole thing in properly.



    progress scan of head. was looking at tonal shapes and how to get them to fit together. it was a real challenge.



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    Seeing the process in all your traditional painting posts is incredible.

    my book o' doodles

    Interested in some Team CHOW? i'm all for it :3
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    insane progress with oils, quess i have to go and paint some myself too...

    MY SKETCHBOOK IN BIG LETTERS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=116474
    COMPLETE LIST OF THE FORGOTTEN SKETCHBOOKS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=1#post1992378
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    I really like the calligraphic elements surrounding your subjects, especially when they interact or intrude on the space of the subject itself, like in post 197. In any case, great stuff and always interesting.

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    Amazing mate! Your pencils really "pop" !!

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    jan 22

    i cant fix the title. this is lame!

    here is the finished one. had fun. lots of experimenting still!!! taking lots of risks but i am learning so much by doing so.
    i know its just a drawing but i hope you like it



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    Your drawings and oil painting are amazing! Can't wait to see more

    Check out my sketchbook: Draw or Die

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    I really adore how soft your pencil strokes are. Beautiful technique! I can only say that the mermaid's (?) arm looks a tiny bit too big compared to the rest of her body.

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    Hey mate, long time no speak. (we met many years ago on polykarbon back when you were posting up drawings of transformers if I remember correctly haha)loads of good happening here anyway, especially impressed with the values in your figures!

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    I not only love your beautiful line quality and your fantastic painting skills, but the way you combine the people with the whimsical and silly and the weird tentacle things and the smiley faces! That is what brings it to a different level entirely in my opinion. When I first looked through here, I thought the style was similar to James Jean, and I think it's that whimsical, soft quality in your work, and it really feels alive. Your color choices are also fresh, shall I say. I love everything in here man, and I can't wait to see much more.

    By the way, did you use oil pastel or chalk pastel for the colors in your drawings?

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    So...beautiful.
    I want to write more but I need to go back to soaking in the wonderful images.

    Thank you

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    Hey Rod looks like your having alot of fun lately in your image making and it's showing through. Do you draw the chicks straight from reference or are they made up?
    One thing I really like in your work is how you render the hair, looks really soft and flowy.

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    Hey man! I recognise the last piece and a few others from watching Gorilla Artfare, really impressive stuff . Looks great with elements of colour. Amazing sketches.

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    great works

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    thanks for the inspiration!
    everything looks amazing
    have a good one
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