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you can say whatever you want but you are still inspiring!!!! Awesome new works. These sketches are like a champion's punch.
@NickyBeats - Yeah, I'd agree with that. I hope so anyway. I've never been able to keep doing the same thing for very long, I just get bored really fast. It's funny though, everything I hear tells me that it's a really bad thing for selling stuff. It seems like both galleries and art directors want to see a very consistent body of work. Ah well. What can you do. Thanks!
@gregoo23 - Thanks!
@Lightship69 - Hey I wasn't complaining! I tend to give really blunt critiques because that's what I'm used to receiving (and I wouldn't want anything less), and it's nice that you're around giving people positive encouragement. I totally agree with you, it's great that you're spreading it around. Nobody's given me any grief for critiques lately (though I've stuck my own foot in my mouth a few times), and I just ignore people if they start getting acting stupid. I really hate it when the people who argue get the most attention. One does what one can. Ta ta mate.
@kingkostas - Hah, alright. Thanks!
A few crummy new things from the last few days. Another little sketch (you win some you lose some), a paintover I did over here in the critique center (with the original so Lightship know's my mind isn't that messed up), and a little landscape commission that I finally finished.
@xbert - Thanks! That means a lot! Yeah, values are where it's at, I don't know about my lighting though, I'm working on that. Helping out in the Critique Center has helped me really be aware of that.
Hey Velocity, if you're reading this: since you left an open invitation I decided to rip you off a bit. Didn't end up actually drawing over anything, but the first image is my adaptation of a little white-on-black sketch you did (I totally messed up the panoramic perspective), and the second is a quick digital painting based on your red plastic landscape.
Aaaand a couple more sketches. I've been thinking, I feel like most of the sketches I've done (in this page and the last) could each be made into a separate painting—they don't feel like variations of the same one. I really need to get started on some real paintings, but I can't decide on any particular sketches. I guess I just need to do more sketches, but I'm thinking this could go on forever. If anyone has any thoughts on this subject I'd really appreciate it.
I am reading it! Its totally awesome. theyre both 20 times cooler than the things theyre attributed to, especially the giant column surounded by the black whirling obect. thats some serious bekzinski business going on there. respec!
hey mr corlan! just had to drop by and say thanks!! for taking the time to help me place my character better in my sketchbook! you were right, i am going for a stylised image, but you cant cover up bad anatomy with style, so many thanks buddy!! your updates are looking great too! and i know what you mean about your approach/style being something that should remain consistent for selling purposes. but, if thats the case, i would just keep moving my art around, and as i keep changing, so should my locations of where im shwing it. i think this could also be great business wise, because youd be reaching a greater audience, and you wouldnt be getting bored doing the same type of magic the gathering card over and over 437 times in a row. but dont feel like you have to ever be pushed into a corner by some gallery owner or some company that just cares about selling your work for profit. do what you love, and if you love it enough (which you clearly do) you will always have fans invested in your work. -for instance, i love sketches, so if you were to ever compile a sketchbook and package it nicely, and sell it online id buy one in a heartbeat!
@NiaLain - Hey Thanks! I'll try!
@NickyBeats - Hey, no problem. It's the least I could do. Yeah, I don't know that moving around all the time would work. Well, at least, I'm pretty much in the fine art market (you may have guessed) and I'm sure no gallery owner would take me on if they thought I was going to ditch them in a year or two. Though viable alternative would be to just exhibit in juried shows and other non-contractual shows. I think my ideal would be to just find a few galleries in which my style would fit, and who were flexible enough to support my art simply because it's good, however my subject matter and style may fluctuate. Thanks for the sketchbook comment. When I get a few hundred good sketches I'll probably do that.
@Velocity - Haha! Nah, they're not 20 times cooler! Not at all. Yeah, the red one isn't so hot, I didn't really have an idea for that one, I just started drawing boxes and something half in the shadow. Beksinski is the man. Oh man, love the repaint. That reflection is awesome I can't believe I didn't think of that. And the road in the foreground and the suggestion of trees! That really gets the scale right. And you fixed the perspective on the thing at the top too. Nice! I love this! It's fun as heck.
A couple more little plein air paintings I started today. A broken window with a pile of junk, and my front door.
Last edited by -Ross; September 16th, 2011 at 07:51 PM.
nice no crit - I like what I see.
i really enjoyed lookin through your sketchbook! Love those paitings! Would love to meet you up and paint with ya haha!!!
Love those figure poses too! And your lines has so much feeling to it! You drawings are great!
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Looking good matey, Like the use of colour in the paintings too good choices it really makes you look.
I'm with velocity on the mad black thing on the piller its great, it makes you try and work out the story which is a good thing in my book if it grabs the eye.
all the best my mate and keep it coming.
A great kind hearted lumbering bullock
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
Great sketchbook, thank you for sharing!!
Hey, I'm back! And wow, three new comments this afternoon!
@heartcore - Thanks!
@shambox - Hah! If you say so, thanks!
@Theodora - Thanks! Haha, OK. Let me know if you ever travel, let's see . . . . 3600 miles to the east-southeast!
@Lightship69 - Hey pal, thanks a lot! Same to you! Cheers.
@Andofryn - Thanks!
@dlincoln83 - Thanks! Yes, plein air is good!
OK, here's some stuff.
The final versions of two of those plein air paintings. Unfortunately, my camera decided to eat a bunch of my pictures, so I don't have a final image of the hayloft one.
I went to open figure drawing night. I haven't drawn from a live model in at least a year and a half, so it was kinda iffy at first. But it was very fun. Three ten minute poses first, in reverse age order (first one on the right).
And then a pose for the remaining hour and a half.
Another random sketch for a painting.
A little torso from imagination
After looking through NickyBeat's sketchbook I started looking at some comics stuff. The following is a sketch based on an x-force cover.
And a few random doodles.
Velocity: I did another paintover, sort of. Just a quick sketch. That recent painting of yours kinda resonated with a little sketch I did a while ago (on the right). I think I'll actually continue with this one and do a real painting out of it. My little thumbnail was originally of this . . . heap of stuff with swords stuck in it. I'm not sure that the swords are gonna work though.
And here's another sketch for a painting—trying to finalize things.
I'm so glad I found out how to write stuff between attached images.
[Edit] Ah, forgot to add the little paintover I did for someone in the critique center. One of these years I'll have to learn how to use photoshop.
Last edited by -Ross; September 24th, 2011 at 04:24 PM.
"I'm so glad I found out how to write stuff between attached images."
ha i didnt know you could.
yep liking that twisting sketch, i like how a lot of your work has loads of momentum, like everythings swing round and through itself. i can look at them for a long time. reminds me of this
but more organic. its killer
EDIT this is awesome btw
Last edited by Velocity Kendall; September 25th, 2011 at 12:36 AM.
Ahh, sweet, thanks for showing me that stuff! Really cool. Yeah, I should try having things more spread out and random like that image you posted, rather than just concentric circles. Thanks!
In the advanced editing box, after you've attached images, there's a little paperclip icon in the toolbar. You can click on that and stick in your attachments wherever you want. Note that if you click on "insert all" it will put them in in alphabetical order by filename rather than the order you uploaded them in.
Boy, you just can't beat oil paint. Here's a little oil sketch just for fun and to get into the swing of things. I seem to be really hesitant about starting painting things, so I'm trying to get over that.
Hi man, thanks for critique of my works, whenever you find time i would appreciate if you can drop by and give me critique, it helps.
I like your works, but i would like to see one drawing finished, like spiderman you did
aaaah the thick and thin and scumbley parts in the oils are so great-same with your pens. Really inspiring use of the gritty qualities of the mediums. I'd say thats one weakness with your digis (the in progress ones) is the brushes are so smooth.
there is a way to make brushes that still stroke nice and solid but have more shape variation if you're interested. You take a bigger, sortof texturey brush, then in the "dual brush" settings, set to 'color burn' and choose a smaller, strokey brush to be the dual brush. So when you stroke once the smaller one shows, and when you go over it again/harder the bigger stuff fills in... guess its hard to explain!
@Retardinjo - No problem, sorry I didn't really help much. Yeah, I should really try to finish a few things every year or so.
@Insane Lemur - Haha, thanks! You would appreciate that part, I've seen your work. And I looked through your sketchbook and blog again to refresh my memory. Really good stuff! I'm totally jealous. Thanks!
Yeah, I'm aware of my digital shortcomings. At one point I realized that I really didn't have the hardware and software to do digital stuff properly, so I stopped trying to do serious digital work. Thank you SO MUCH for the tip though, don't worry, I get what you're talking about. But what I should've said was, "one of these years I'll have to get photoshop" ! I've only got photoshop elements, which came with my Wacom Bamboo, and for some reason it runs really terrible and slow on my computer. And of course it doesn't have all that dual brush awesomeness. But I will definitely write down your comment somewhere so when that year comes I can try that out. So thanks a lot! You keep up the awesome work!
[Edit] Well, I was going to wax philosophical about the differences between drawing from imagination and from life and between digital and traditional, but I guess it just all comes down to having good tools and knowing how to use their peculiarities to your advantage.
I also wanted to add a very quick anatomy drawing I did for the critique center.
Here's a few things. A couple of really bad oil sketches, and the start of . . . something.
Last edited by -Ross; September 27th, 2011 at 05:49 PM.
Some stuff I'm working on for ChoW. Thankfully it has been extended a week so I can actually finish this. Any crits on this are very much appreciated. I started painting with the horizontal format, but now I'm not so sure about it. Now that I have time I'm going to go back and do more sketches.
@kidult - Yes? You like? Many thanks! I will do more.
@NickyBeats - Ahh, NickyBeats. You know, I think about 90% of the sketchbooks I've looked at have had at least one comment by you. I'm kind of amazed that you get anything done. But yes! Thanks! I have been thinking about Ashley Wood a little when I started doing these oil sketches. Thanks!
A start of a character sheet for ChoW which I will paint over at least to get rid of that stupid texture, and a quick little sketch for this weeks CoW (which I probably won't finish).
Currently I am trying to do sketches for my ChoW and it's kicking my butt. How do you paint an alien cowboy riding an ankylosaurus and fighting a horde of zombies and make it look as cool as it sounds? Hopefully I will have something good to show for it soon.