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    Beatiful paintings, really nice strokes!

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    tokotewhero - Thank you, the blue hue day was a little better than most.

    takashmen - Hope they help in any way.

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    ██ Self portrait in black

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    Look at that paint! Just terrific!
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    Mike L - Right on!

    Got some hand studies, quite difficult to do, must do more. Portrait of a friend and a pose I'm working on currently.

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    Hey Adam thanks for all those notes they make for interesting reading, I had to really laugh at the photo of your 'Winton' brush! I really love this last self portrait and the hand studies are great. As always your updates are so inspiring and interesting.

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    gosh, this sketchbook is mindblowing! I start to get interested in oil paint, even if I never cared so much about it. How you use colours and make brushstrokes is just amazing

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    hi Adam
    of course they help

    thanks once again!

    keep on painting!

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    Hello Adam,

    Nice going! a great deal of progress since your first postings here - just looked at those
    again before going to the last page. Your drawing is much looser, in a very good way.

    I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but are you using your free time to study or is
    it a fulltime pursue for you?

    Keep it up!

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    Seems to be a sure improvement in both the drawing and painting on the last page especially, this is a real favourite for me though, very solid handling!

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    Read your notes. Reorganizing these is helpful for people reading them and also tends to reinforce and refresh them in your mind. I think it shows up in your posts. What are your thoughts and/or notes on color? Nice work.
    Mike

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    The oils are great, love the self portrait's layered dabs of paint.

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    its so hard to pick favourites theyre all amazing
    for some reason i hadnt already voted 5, sorry abut that

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    Dude, those hand studies... @___@ god damn. Nice work!

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    Spawn2 - Yeah this was from a while back "I'm doing both. I go to school full time to study, and on top of that I go to another school in my free time (in fact I just renewed my membership today for the next year, I haven't gone since March) I've found that actually going full time, that is, taking three studio classes at once which I did from January to April, is completely draining of your energy and soul. Before that semester from September to December I went half time and then went to the second school in all my free time and everything worked out much better. Hopefully I can do that again."

    mburrell - I feel like I don't know all that much about color, I feel like I'm just starting to learn what it really is. Otherwise, I just paint what I see for now and manipulate it from there.

    Here's quite a bit of work incoming, it's been a while. I feel like it'll disappoint, but oh well.

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    First five paintings were done on a short trip up north in Wisconsin while I had a few days off. Finally able to paint some landscapes again. One of them turned out a little bit like Schmid's landscapes. I've been incorporating the palette knife as a regular tool instead of just for certain brushstrokes. Been sketching on the train again! Thank God, it's been way too long. All the sketching I've done since my last sketchbook has been so-so-so. I've started a very interesting still life class as well.

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    More oil portraits, I'm going to be doing a lot of them on 12 x 12 wood panels. Starting to draw again, #5 + #6 are from a recent 3 day workshop I took with Bo Zhang. Those two specifically were done with certain input with the instructors hand. last four drawings were some quick 5 minute head gestures, a lot of fun.

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    Great update!

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    You have some great work, almost makes me want to dig up my oil paints and brushes but then I remember how much I hate cleaning up after.

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    Hey Adam,

    Thanks for the response. The last update is looking great, you can clearly see your 'comfort zone' is with the oils and pencil sketches. Love the one of the sitting guy. Very loose and still accurate.

    I asked you about the fulltime-approach because I'm doubting on doing that myself. I've finished University (got my bachelor and master in Art philosophy, policy and management) but in my heart I'm still that guy who just loves to draw and paint. And I've only gotten more inspiration and ideas through my studies.

    I'm currently enrolled in a class of one day per week, but progress there is slow. As Alex Kanevsky said in a recent interview: 'It's not so much about deciding to do art, but more: deciding not to do other stuff.' That 'other stuff' is still killing my progress, especially compared to you

    Keep it up!

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    absolutely brilliant adam, i love looking through this thread!

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    Wow Adam, brilliant updates, I can't imagine why you would think they would dissapoint? I always feel so excited and inspired to get on with more studies of my own after seeing an update of yours so I can get to this level. I especially like the humour of the watercolour skeleton with wig and bra, and I really like what you did with the light bulbs. Really though I appreciate it all.

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    Adam Nowak has a CA sketchbook! Very happy to see this in addition to your DA stuff, love your style very much

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    Those face sketches.......damn!!

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    Your portrait works are simply amazing! I really like the 6th from post 345. On what size are you drawing? And do you use charcoal or graphite?

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    So jelly of your oil skills.
    Even though your values and hues are pretty much perfect sometimes I feel like there's a little bit of inconsistency with the saturation levels, that's only nitpicking though.

    Awesome work

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    wow man wow the paintings are inspiring

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    Your paintings are awesome, but what I really adore are your drawings. They look like they weren't drawn, but painted with graphite.

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    Awesome job dude. the progress that we've been talking about is just ROLLING IN. let's get more structure and keep the energy UP. you're in ROCK'EM sock'em mode.good work ADASH.

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    WHOA, that's quite a few comments, do people actually like this stuff?

    Arnaldo - Thanks man!

    Splode - Aww yeah, even worse is setting up, that's why I try to always have it ready to go so when it hits me, I can just start painting.

    Spawn2 - Ah, I just read a similar statement by someone saying (paraphrasing here) It isn't about how much art you do, it's about how little you do of everything else that gets in the way) I totally butchered it, it was much more poetic than that. You know what, I'm going for it. I'm coming into a crumbling economy and the odds are completely against me. But I'm doing it. I just have to.

    Velocity Kendall - Thank you! That's always nice to hear.

    Marian - Thank you, as always you have nice words for me and this stuff called art.

    TFSean - Sweet, yeah, this is where all the junk goes, then I try to pick it apart and post it elsewhere.

    kidult - !Thanks!

    Baudolino - Thanks, I think most drawings are about the 18 x 24 in. format. I use graphite mainly in the sketchbook. I use charcoal on pretty much everything else. If I can fin d some time to do a long pose I'd love to render it in graphite one day.

    Xelar - Thanks for the input, you mean some are way less saturated than others? I try to edit them as close as possible to the real painting when I get home and I think I usually do a pretty good job at that, so it's probably my actual paintings. I do it deliberately sometimes, I'd like to know which one's in particular, I find it intriguing, no one's mentioned that before.

    prsnsweeney - Thanks man, I appreciate it.

    Trufle - That's interesting, I usually like my drawings more than my paintings...

    CONtra - LET'S ROLL.

    Sean McClain - Much appreciated.

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    I got a few more things I guess. The first two paintings are both the same size, around 23 x 16 or so. Both portraits were done in three hours, second portrait is 12 x 12. Figure was in 4.5 hours, very lovely model, she's actually the same one I drew and painted from the beginning of school - she took a hiatus and I guess just came back now. These are far back in the far distant past -

    http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1258775288
    http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1260035159

    I've been working on a sculpture for a little while now, inspired by the 1800's chimney sweepers of ol. I think I might break him up now. Too bad, at least I got a photo.

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    REALLY superb work! And it's great to see someone still working in traditional mediums (not that there's anything wrong with digital of course)

    Love your sometimes loose (free) approach with the oils!

    That bust is cool too!


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