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December 5th, 2010 #1
Have not posted any art on CA for a long while, so... new sketchbook.
If for some strange reason you want to see my older one from 2008 it is here:http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...84#post1900084
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December 6th, 2010 #3
I went and saw a "jason and the argonauts" play the other day.
The way they used the wagon as the set was rather neat.
It even transformed into a ship.
moved and resized the original first post picture to here.
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Hey, I love your watercolors. What paper are you using? It looks like you're getting some nice control despite a pretty coarse texture. I used to love making big wild watercolors so It would be great to know. Right now I just use 4-ply museum board, which is typically for matting, but it makes a great substrate for water based stuff.
I'm also just starting out with digital paint, maybe take a loose watercolor and use it as a basis for a digital painting. Then add to it with some really transparent layers, building it up from there. I think it becomes fun for me when I already have something to work from, maybe it will work for you too!
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December 18th, 2010 #10
I'm not overly picky about paper. For me the pens and paint are far more important.
All the ones I have posted so far have been on cheap strathmore 140lb cold press.
The airship one is in a sketchbook with some sort of smoother paper.
I like really thick hot press paper, but I tend to use whatever I have around.
Thanks for the the starting with a loose watercolour suggestion. Maybe I will try it. Although I have always felt weird about working off of something non digital. Maybe because the original doesn't change when you paint on the computer, haha.
Went on a sketchbook date, the other day...
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Nice conceptual series with those simple environmental statements I appreciate those!
You have quite a lovely, whimsical touch with your pen and watercolor pieces, though I think you can work on backgrounds. They seem rather rushed or thoughtless to me.
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December 30th, 2010 #15
Heey! Cool style for sure. I really like how you do single objects like that building and the flying ship. Would love to see some of those qualities in a more complete composition!
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You have a very charming style, your line work is great. Although you're lines may not be perfect they have a nice gesture to them, and the sketchy lines don't confuse the objects.
The most i can see you needing to be a bit more considerate towards are backgrounds. And to that i would say dont force it because your work can stand on its own with maybe a wash or a few lines describing a background.
keep it up
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your orange peel fishy fish is quite possibly one of the best places for inspirations i've ever known - did the orange peel come first or was it a side project (a little sculpting practice ?)
really impressive, i love watercolors, and I love that you cite your inspirations for your work... in fact I think for my sketchbook I'll go back and add what I was thinking about for my posts...
in short, I hope to see more posts always nice to see good watercolor work
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Hey there, keep on going with the ink pictures.
Is the Crash Site a card fro a game or something like that?
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