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    J. Kayrouz - A Curious Artist

    Greetings!

    My name is John. Not an art major, but I do attend a university. Really enjoy traditional mediums, particularly watercolor. However, I would love to pick up oils and digital.

    To start things off:

    Here is a group of pieces I did using the japanese fable "Oshidori" as inspiration. I focused on watercolors and ink and used a lot of Japanese woodblock prints as studies.

    Enjoy and I encourage your critiques and feedback.

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    Additional Sketch

    Here is a sketch I did awhile back. Thought it turned out nicely.

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    Just bought new sketchbook. 130 lb. paper...so bring on the watercolors! hope to post some studies soon.

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    This is beautiful stuff. It's minimalist, but every line counts. I'm glad to see people keeping this form of art alive!

    Please check out my Deviantart page: http://lucidstillness.deviantart.com/

    Also, please check out my sketchbook thread!

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=202280

    And while you're at it, why not check out my finished gallery thread too! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=202283
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    @Ultarant

    Wow. I truly appreciate your comment. Many times I find my self wanting to add more clarity and detail to my work (and I am working on it), but it is very refreshing to get encouragement for the art I have spent many hours to complete.

    I'm looking to draw inspiration from other artists. Are there any that you could recommend I check out?

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    You are quite welcome!

    You are probably already familiar with him, and his work wasn't quite the same style, but I recommend studying the work of Alphonse Mucha, as he was a master at weaving beauty with deceptively simple forms and shadings:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Mucha

    Please check out my Deviantart page: http://lucidstillness.deviantart.com/

    Also, please check out my sketchbook thread!

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=202280

    And while you're at it, why not check out my finished gallery thread too! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=202283
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    Your art captures the Asian style very well.

    Everything is better with dinosaurs.
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    Nice work dude! Keep working hard and see if like acrylic-you might like how fast it dries and how you can layer over.

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    Thanks Benlin

    I have a whole bottle of gesso I have not used for months. Maybe I'll break it out to do some quick studies with acrylic. Is any of your sketchbook work done with acrylic?

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    @Ultarant

    Yeah I will have to check him out. Thanks for the recommendation. Been looking at one of your latest pieces, the dionysia, and I'll send you some crits soon. I really give you props for following through with such an "out there" concept. More to come...

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    Hey sorry for the late reply. But yeah, all my recent sketchbook work is in acrylic now. I'll be posting them all up very soon.

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