Damn you've been busy. Glad to see you're updating. Trying to get into the habit of updating my SB more too.
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Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Nobody made good art by coloring in between the lines.
Holy shit man! had a look at your two latest pages.. mind.. blown! I really love the perspective picture's you've uploaded. Especially the room with all sorts of cool stuff (come on! a friggin dinosaur! ). Also the landscapes a bit further down on page 59.
Reminds me of Bumskee's work and Kim Jung Gi.
I think that orb is really fascinating.. what's the purpose for doing so? and where can I find information about that kind of volume-drawing? Perspective is something I've just started learning again so I welcome all kinds of resources! keep up the awesome work definitely gonna look through all of it when I can
razz - yeah I love working with line. Even these days when I am doing a lot of painting, I stilll just love how abstract line is to use.
DefiledVisions - hahaha thanks amigo! Good to see you stopping by, you're a long-time CA'er by now! Wow.. to say "reminds me of Bumskee and Kim Jung Gi" is like.. well haha thats unreal to hear, because they are two of my biggest influences regarding sketching. Both are absolutely incredible! Im nothing yet compared to them, but who knows.. one day!
Marian - you know I will! thanks
AeonPhoenix - yeah once you get out of the habit, or get really busy it can be hard to remember to do! Thanks for coming by though.
Elias Leonard - cheers!
Appreciate the support guys, as always!
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Last edited by ThomasM; January 15th, 2013 at 09:52 AM.
NickeyBeats - yeah I really am this January. Now the fear of having to get a part time job is making me work really hard. Im aiming to get this thread REAAAAAAAALLLLY still life based for the next few weeks. I want to completely nail it, and get some "academic" style paintings done by the end of february. We will see!!
Hey Thom! Great work lately of course.
Actually have a bit of a crit here; if the latest still life is completed, the crit would be that there are too many lost edges. Because of the law of simultaneous contrast in value, the edge of the pot should have some kind of light halo around it to offset it a little bit from the background... at least around the side that is away from the light (the right edges).
Simultaneous contrast in value is this sort of thing, of course:
It's sort of the illusion that dark edges get lighter near a lighter edge and vice versa.
Just wanted to say your improvement since this sketchbook thread started is amazing!
Truly an inspiring thread you have here. I'm very, very impressed.
Are you taking any classes? I saw you have some notes from Kekai Kotaki, and was wondering if it's from some online/offline course that he's giving?
As you are reading this, I am trying to become more awesome:
Harsh critiques are welcome!
Shinkan - Yeah I've recently started TAD which is really reallly hard work, but going great and I'm learning loads. Those notes from Kekai are just general observations that I always make when I see other people's work. Glad to have inspired you a little!
Perspective studies freehand, go! This is also really industrial design training.. concept work.. its all art, who cares!
pure unadulterated baby making art.
these sketch pages are sweet brother. your really channeling scott robertson dude. love the perspective. very solid understanding.
lovely work here man.....beautiful studies..... really solid
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Hello! Great sketchbook and great work! Love your new website as well. I just wish the images had a rollover image as well. How about either 1) making the rectangles bigger upon mouse rollover or 2) making them lighter (Putting a very transparent light layer on top) or 3) both?
Thanks for all the support guys - will reply in a couple of hours, but for now, form training (again)! I redid this assignment just .. because!
Wonderful sketchbook. A newbie can learn a lot from your studying methods - I see your art developing page per page!
Such a sense of depth and form you've got going... Time to subscribe!
Look, I updated my signature!
HederaHiberna - cheers, yeah I hope there is something to learn from! And my art probably seems to be developing because I don't update enough! But I'll try to remedy that. With TAD I feel I spend my whole life uploading work to a computer, so I'm not as keen as I used to be!
I know I know.. everyone on here says it all the time.. BUT YOU CAN'T STUDY THE FUNDAMENTALS ENOUGH! and as I said I'd update more often, here goes:
By the way, check out Jason Hong for someone who has a great understanding of light
wish I had the money to do TAD loving the improvements so far
Everything is permitted
great transition from anatomy to still life. I like your style, i love the shadows on your compositions.
these are greaaaatt studies!!! Lovely work on the forms, super important stuff and you are handling them greatly. Love the vehicles ofcourse no need to say that.
Keep up the great work!!!
omg man... all these fundamental trainings are killing me! you're definitely making huuuge steps. :B and yes, you're right-- we can never study enough of the fundamentals. i really should be doing more
Teapo - haha, yeah I can really feel those steps too. I'm a very lucky individual to have the chance to learn and be supported by others.
kostas - thanks buddy, glad you approve! Hopefully this learning curve will stay steep, and one day you'll see me up there with the alpenpfleger's and others (plenty of others!)
lanotdesign - cheers, thanks for stopping by!
Hey Tom, this portrait of your Mum looks great. I obviously can't comment on the likeness but the rendering and line work look really good. All those fun form studies you are doing are paying off! My approach has been far more traditional studying from the casts but you are obviously learning and gaining a lot of skills. Despite your heavy workload are you enjoying your TAD studies and is it all you thought it would be? I really appreciate you finding the time to post especially as you have so much uploading to do for TAD.
I am so excited to think what is to come, and I will have to try to work even harder myself to try to catch you!