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    Kevin Llewellyn is an iceberg!

    As in...

    You only see a very very very very small tip above the water.

    He is at Ringling this week and I was just watching a demo of his.
    Holy .... Quite frankly... this guy is amazing. His websites are not at ALL indicative of his ability.

    Other than the demo, he had ten sketchbooks with him that we were allowed to leaf through.
    I don't think I still quite grasp how awesome the things within were. And that is only 1/8 of his
    entire sketchbook collection that he has finished in the past... four years.

    So if your judging by his website... well think again.

    -toasty =o


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    I was there and took notes.

    I got mad homework tonight but I think I'll compile them and post em in the middle class forum.

    That was awesome.

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    Hopefully we can see a small part of his magic in Amsterdam.
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    Originally posted by Jaku
    Hopefully we can see a small part of his magic in Amsterdam.
    :chug:
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    damn these bars!!!! DAMN THEM!!!

    i would SO be there if i didnt have other obligations...
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    I wont fail now

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    do you have to be a student to check out his demos and such? i'm in sarasota and would love to come by and check out his stuff! PM me some info when you get a chance. thanks!

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    Did anyone scan those puppies, or make copies of them? I'd love to see his stuff!
    -http://iwasink.com/-
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    "Get reference.
    There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
    No one complains about life drawing,
    so take a photo.
    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."

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    I don't think so. Unless Kevin has scanned them himself and plans on updating his website, he hasn't let them out of his sight.

    -toasty =)

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    andrew and i tried to tell ya all in the life drawing section that this kiddo is going all the way.

    so what all is he telling you peeps there at ringling...im assuming he is doing demos...

    learn anything?



    j

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    If he was to sell one of this sketchbooks, how much do you think it would go for? Not that I'd buy it, just curious.

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    Yes, I've learned that if you draw 12 hours a day for 5 years straight your shit will rock.

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    i learned more watching him draw and listening to him share some of his experiences after the demo than i have in school this semester. he's the real thing, nice guy too.

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    now we just need to get him to come do a demo at ccs
    ....i can dream can't i???
    As a mans power and knowledge grows so the paths he may choose lessen more and more until he can choose only and whole what he must do.
    time to follow the trend: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...14#post1052814
    oh and heres a college buddy of mine:
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=75358

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    And I had to move back to Utah.... :mad:

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    Originally posted by AnarchyAo2
    If he was to sell one of this sketchbooks, how much do you think it would go for? Not that I'd buy it, just curious.

    a sketchbook of his callabor is probably priceless to the artist.

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    The hand made "portfolio" books on his website are about $1000.
    But I agree... the sketchbooks are priceless. I mean... even the book he sells are just prints.

    -toasty =)

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    where's his website? I've never seen his work before, but now i just have to.

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    Fine Art:
    www.kevart.com

    Illustration:
    www.puddnhead.com

    Neither is really truly indicative of how good he is.

    -toasty =D

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    well he just might be called one of those guys that do things good.. or something.. i love most of what i have seen from him.. and what i don't love i merely like.. or something

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    If I had no morals, I'd probably steal one. But, I do have some, so seeing pictures will suffice.

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    Look people, Kevin is a good artist and everything, but he's not god. He is a guy who just worked hard for what he has and what he does. No more, no less. I talked with him briefly during one of the breaks in his figure demo and asked what he thought about all the hero worship he had been getting. He laughed and said that it's silly, and that people just need to do their own thing and become great at it. And it wasnt till after he told me that that I realized 75% of the people there that were drawing were trying to replicate his style. As I was leaving I overheard one kid going "Did you hear that? he uses a bic mechanical pencil! thats what I use!"

    Hey, for those of you who really want to copy his style, he mainly uses 2b lead, sometimes 4b, and rarely Hb and 6b. Get a life

    But what was even worse was when I saw him at this party, he was surrounded by kids showing him their work trying to get a critique. Come on now, just get a drink, say hi to the dude, and chill.

    OK,I'm nearly out of time, so lets review: Kevin is a dude. What he's accomplished is great, but their are greater things to be had out their, and he can't have it all. you have to go out there and do your own thing and be the best at it. because if you keep on trying to be a copy cat artist, guess what: you will never land a job because a client will always hire the person who does the work better. Also, the hero-worship needs to come to an end. When all you do is kiss someone's ass like that you come off as being a dilettante and your professionalism suffers. And for god's sakes, quit copying Kev's drawings into your own sketchbooks and calling them "master copies". It makes you come off like you don't know that during the past hundreds of years, there have been better artists who do way more amazing things than Kevin. Go to a museum and copy a Velasquez or a Sargent.

    Well, thats all folks. Everyone who was insulted by this and thinks I'm an asshole can start flinging shit now. Adieu

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    Amen to that.
    But i´m can´t wait to see him, and the other "gods" arround here working.
    I´ve to say that i´m politeist (i don´t know if this is the word to say that i believe in many gods) I believe in velazquez, sorolla, sargent, frazetta,........
    ...... manley, jones, foster, llewellyn,..... the list goes on and on and on.....

    :chug:
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    thank god. This forum needed a wake up call bad.

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    Nothing wrong with having people who inspire you, but yeah.. fanboy-ism is a bit like Michael Jackson and Elvis impersinators.. who takes those seriously?

    All I know is that it takes a lot of work and a bit of talent as well to become really really good, but most of all, originality! And you won't get that from copying people.

    Hm... I think someone mentioned beer right? Nice going there, now I want a beer... :p
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