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March 7th, 2010 #1
My respect to all the members. Well, here is where I feel safer than anywhere, but at the same time I know have to work hard. A lot of the time the artwork of a lot a good artists here intimidate me, so probably(I'm sure haha) that is why I keep procrastinating. I can't be living with this feeling anymore, so let me climb the mountain with you guys, extend me your hand in an objetive way. If I'm missing the mark and you criticize, I will try to check my ego and learn so the later on I can tell you thanks. This is my sketchbook, everybody is welcome......
Some wip's from a little commission beatles the final was in acrylics..
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More sketches....i did an emo version of cantinflas, i was messing around, but there is the final one for ref. For painting it..
Last edited by spawner187; March 8th, 2010 at 02:28 AM.
March 8th, 2010 #3
Hey there! Welcome to you also to the sketchbook forums, I know the feeling of being intimidated by all the wonderful artists around here also.
The Beetles images were instantly recognizable for me, although I much more like the final in acrylics than the digital ones which seem a little bit inconsistent with their texture and shading.
Your pencil studies are nice and solid but I think you could use a bit more contrast with them.
The background on the Beetles piece is really groovy by the way!
March 9th, 2010 #4
hi Amanda thanks for checking and the crits, i was trying the demo version from ArtRage, and i hate that when you're mixing the colors turn yello,aww.
i will have that in my mind more contrast, look twice at the sketch...
the background beatles inspired by the background of some artNews issue (may 2009) that was about Himalayan Buddhist paintings, and was trying to think what should i paint as a background, i remembered they was into very spirituals stuff....
More of my stuff..
#1 apples finished oil painting
# oil grayscale study for piece
#fingerprints artwork i named Recuerdos inolvidables..unforgeatables memories..
everybody knows that chuck close has a killer selfportrait with fingerprints....
March 13th, 2010 #5
March 14th, 2010 #6
hi amanda, thanks for your crit, and I know you was planning to join an sketching group don't you? are you already in one? i'm scared to admit it but i need to join one to, Like today I been working all day, but not in my art, well is for that end but sometimes consume lots of time i was making stretcher's, still work to do, sand them, stretch the canvas, apply gesso, sand them again, well you know but I almost done there...
March 14th, 2010 #7
Seems like we are having a conversation in two places, heh. ^^
I have not joined a sketch group yet, but I have made it a goal to bookmark/check up on the SBs of everyone that posts in mine. If you're interested we can start up a group of sorts together, at least it would give me a reason to not feel guilty about poking your thread here if you were to disappear or slack off, haha. ^^
Sounds like a lot of work..you are assembling your own canvas? o.o I at least know about the gesso part, you can get in some drawing time while you wait for that silly stuff to dry, can't you? ^^
March 14th, 2010 #8
posting posting more stuff....everybody have a little trouble resizing images or is just me?,
Amanda: Yes i do my own canvas, i have some power tools available and some furniture to recycle, so from there I put together a bunch and just from crap, i made 20, and yes is a lot work but little by little at the you're happy that you don't spent 80dlls in one, i have a hard time charging that 80dlls for the hole piece hahaha....oh and i having get to the gesso part yet.
well so we have to get some basic information for start the sketch journal or whatever it's called, probably in the sketch a day forum, tomorrow i will search for the info ok, so are you listed?
Next images is a job I did for a client, i don't want to give the impression that I make ah great living with these stuff is how I survive but I want to do better things, is that why I'm here...thanks for your crits. size 2x1.80mts
oh sorry about the lousy picture of the 2nd image was tired the space was small..
March 14th, 2010 #9
I don't know if I have real problems resizing images..it it kind of an upsetting experience for me though. xD Everything scanned looks better in the sketchbook than onscreen. e.e
That is really cool! Haha, yea I try not to think about how much I spend on art supplies..that's neat that you'r saving money on canvas and can say you make your own too. -thumbs up-
Sounds good to get the group thing goin tomorrow, I'll be out in the afternoon but I'll check in the evening before I start on homework. I'm not exactly that great about finding my way around these forums yet so I am probably not listed anywhere. e.e
Like the new stuff by the way, they have a very natural sense of movement.
March 14th, 2010 #10
March 15th, 2010 #11
Amanda Kate: thanks for review, i sent you an email I hope you get it, well I leaned to do my own canvas because a big reason $$$ hahaha, some of them are little bend but still functional, Is easy if you have the right tools, so you don't spend to much time producing them.
Dy Lanea:Thanks for the crits, I will study about contrast and value, also light, I will post them when I Do them.
Last edited by spawner187; March 15th, 2010 at 03:30 AM.
March 16th, 2010 #12
thanks for checking my stuff, I'm working in values, but I'll post something I did, first piece is from heavy metal magazine, and the second is some pencil studies of the eye,
Amanda: I'm ready... toOoO RumBlE! hahaha for the DSG, I'm in agree with about writing about art trends, it's enjoyable to paint it!! not to dissect it, but soon you'll be done with that..
Dy Lanea: I'm working in something about contrast and values
March 16th, 2010 #13
chasing the lights and values
chasing the light, also some values and studying contrast...
March 17th, 2010 #14
Nice charicatures and a good start indeed! I agree about the values/lighting, you're drawings just need a little more contrast to attract the eye, other than that dude your canvases are pretty sweet!
Oh and cheers for the comment
March 17th, 2010 #15
Haha, nice Beatles!) A really good start!
Some perspective studies would be nice too, though)
Ur paintings are much better then mine, anyway)))
Thanx 4 visiting ma sb, man, and yeah, i plan to do some t-shirt designs on this theme)
Raise your talent! c-ya!
March 17th, 2010 #16
J-P thanks for checking my SB, yes thanks a lot for the crits, I'm working in some stuff, later I will post it
Ellijah Sakovsky I manage (barely hehehe) very basic perspective, but I will work on it too, thanks for checking my Stuff, Cool about the Shirt, seeing forward when you do it and watch the final product.
March 19th, 2010 #17
March 20th, 2010 #18
Hi Amanda thanks for the coments I'm posting more stuff....
First image is pencil study of my dog
2nd is the cutout entrance of her house, I painted with acrylics
3rd charcoal study..skull..
March 21st, 2010 #19
First DSG Day!! YEAH!!
I will post the progress because I don't want to post it too late, But I'll Push myself to finish including, little gesso board.
1- Composition for the painting
2- Graphite Study
Amanda hope you have a chance to stop by my sketchbook I will check your at 11:00pm
update graphite study...
Last edited by spawner187; March 22nd, 2010 at 03:22 AM. Reason: update
March 22nd, 2010 #20
First creature ever...
I did this creature, is the first time I try to create something like this, was fun though.. I stop working in it, because have other projects I would try to put more time in it later....
March 22nd, 2010 #21
Hey man great start to your sketchbook! I think my favorite pieces are post #8 & 18 . Really great rhythm and variety in those tree/branch paintings. For post 18 I really like the skull study, you nailed the form down on that pretty well. The main thing that stands out to me is both your contrast/lighting. Easy way to help push both is to focus on some long still life studies, this will both teach you to really see and also to help you break down what your seeing. One suggestion would be to try and setup a still life with a single light source and try and understand the rules of light: Mass-light, Mass-shadow, Core-shadow, highlight, halftone transitions, reflect light etc. One fun tutorial that helps to easy break down lighting as well as how light applies to different materials. Check out Ca artist
Prometheus ( http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm)
Also what has helped me tackle perspective more check out these books if you haven't already:
Also checkout Carl Dobsky Perspective download here: http://media.massiveblack.com/downloads.html#carl
check your inbox, I sent ya a pm. Let me know what you guys would like to do.
March 24th, 2010 #22
frustrating speed painting
Yautja892: Hey thanks for all the advice, I will be working on that points thanks
My first digital speed painting, so frustrating,...
March 25th, 2010 #23
another still Life
March 25th, 2010 #24
He-hey! Some nice progress here, man!) The respirator is awesome!)
Keep up your life studies) C-ya)
March 25th, 2010 #25
boxa!! fem in progress
Ellijah Sakovsky: hey!! hi dude, are you already selling the T-shirt? thanks for checking my sketchbook, yeah that respirator caused me some backache but it worth...
Posting something I'm working on just a progress, I kinda starting to enjoy painting digitally....
March 25th, 2010 #26
this is another study..animals.. I supposed to post this yesterday but I read wrong the schedule..hahaha
April 13th, 2010 #27
After some mess from earthquake 7.2
after the mess of the earthquake let's go back to work, some pastels studies...from life
September 5th, 2010 #28
I really like your artwork! It's inspiring me to draw some fruit. You have some cool organic shapes/structures going on with your work, keep it up.
Also, sorry for sounding like a newb... but where is the Subscribe button?
September 5th, 2010 #29
hey thanks a lot for checking out my SB, I need to update it! but now I making plans for doing it, so I will be posting more stuff..
I hope you solve the issue with subscribing..
September 23rd, 2010 #30