Jephyr X - Thank you dude! Someone came into class and broke the nose off my bust. Now I gotta take some time to fix it.
Yor - Thanks man, you've got a great sketchbook! Lovely drawings!
I did some landscapes! They suck! Alright, moving on, some recent portraits, the ones after school continuing to paint in the 12 x 12 format. Had another after school drawing session, I think I can bring it back like we used to have it last year with a different group. It'll be good. Still lifes, just finished one, and have started another one.
Wow Adam I've missed some great updates. I love your chimney sweep sculpture. I've been having a go myself at a self portrait in clay but I think I prefer yours. Seems a shame you won't get to cast it. I thought the photos of it look good as well and that it would make a good painting.
Have to say your landscapes are not as bad as you think and I really like the reclining figure. Sorry to keep gushing but I do really like your work, always so inspiring.
kevinwueste - Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, I'm really glad you like my work, I've been looking at yours for years. Early Schmid! Ehhh, I don't know.
Marian - Thanks, I wish I could cast it, there still might be a possibility though. Otherwise I'm glad I have a photo of it.
Tuendeboer - Thank you, I'm kind of glad I was able to push it a little further than before, but it's still not enough.
mburell - Thank you sir.
So I just spent the past 12 hours painting this non stop. I had a reference for the face and animal skull though I mixed a deer with a sheep. I only tried to use the hard round brush on this like everything else digital I do just so I can figure out it's possibilities. Textures have been scanned in. I've always loved Jeff Simpsons work, I'm sure a few of you are going to notice this is influenced by him.
Wow Adam I can see why you are influenced by Jeff Simpson's work it's great, thanks for introducing me to his work. I think your homage to him looks fab and it's great to see you are as talented with digital as you are in tradtional media.
First one is a 1.5 hour sketch from class. In the middle of it I had to leave so I couldn't push it further. The other two are part of a group of buddies staying after school to pose for each other so we can all draw, paint, and learn from each other.
So this was completely new. My next sculpture I was introduced to was a relief as opposed to a full bust or figure like normally. I had to go through a different mindset trying to figure out what to push back and what to bring forward in the relief. I know there are anatomical and whatnot, but it was a very interesting experience.
Also, dropped by the Palette and only had a charcoal pencil and kneaded eraser on me so got some more life drawing in. Please don't mind that gap on the left figure. It's not like I wasn't paying attention to proportions or anything.
So I had almost forgotten to make a self portrait today, I was reminded by tehmeh's selfie that it was November 1st. It's not much, just a real quickie. I didn't have much time to devote to it today. Maybe an hour or so.