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    nice updates! think you are really stepping it up with the digitals! keep it up!

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    having fun during boring lecture

    more of them is coming, those sketches was made on galaxy ace II and i think it's a high time to buy something larger





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    Hey man, really appreciate the comment and subscription!

    Your ink sketches have a real nice fluidity to them and the watercolors are particularly eye catching too. I really like this abstract direction you're taking. I'm not sure if you've heard of Richard Anderson but looking at your work it seems like you'd really enjoy his stuff. He has way with abstraction too, check him out! http://flaptraps.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Last updates are nice, like the stuff on the paper. And I've liked those photos. Made me want to pick up camera and go out myself.

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    thanks JoeS
    don't know if abstraction is that good, now i'm slowly heading into more realistic painting but of course everything will start from abstract

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    glad you like them, more photos should come soon

    and for today two sketchy pages





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    Thanks for the link!

    You don't know if Abstraction is very good? How do you mean?
    Its a very broad subject, so it depends on what kind of Abstraction you are going after. Personally I don't like Picasso or any Cubist style of abstract. But using abstract shapes to find potential designs is a very useful method for creating concepts. But I suppose that's what you mean by everything starting from abstract

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    Thanks JoeS

    back to environments, trying to get into shape before EOW 200

    1. alchemy sketch
    2. cleaning lines
    3. early color block-in





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    slowly getting to the right point



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    like where this last one is going, keep fleshing it out!

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    Loving your 'loose' colour work man.

    Really interesting stuff

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    ja1307 thank you!

    Kambei Shimada happy to hear that

    finished EOW piece, think some day I will push it further, especially spaceship

    any crits welcome
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    I have to say, looking through this sketchbook was wicked fun. I love your sense of color, I love the lighting, and of course the abstract approach. It's really refreshing.

    I also really like this newest spaceship Japanese temple piece. It's kinda a mosaic in a rainstorm. If there was any crit I would give (and I'm a little out of my depth here) it is that it's a bit even across the board. The jagged bits are pretty much present at similar rates throughout the whole thing. I think the piece would probably benefit from more emphasis on one part of the painting or another. Right now the eye just zaps to the top of the temple and has nowhere to go. Don't know if that could be done by pushing the lighting or if more quieter, noiseless sections would help. Don't know.

    By all means though, keep cracking with this style. I love it.

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    Thanks for the links, and nice man! that EoW piece is a real leap forward.

    There's something in particular that gripes me though. The final piece lacks some of the clarity and readability of the initial colour block-ins. There's a lot of over-done and distracting little elements in the finished painting, so it kind of loses the solidity and structure seen in post #219. As the above person said, it would probably do good to place more emphasis on the focal point and perhaps tone down on the chaotic areas.

    Other than that it is a strong painting, best of luck in the final

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    hey takash! thanks for dropping those awesome links on my sketchbook. i bookmarked them for future reference looks to me you are doing well on the digitals. there's an abstract quality to some of your environments which i enjoy keep doing awesome things mate!

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    thanks teapo

    EOW#200 warm up



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    Really enjoy the texture and flow in your paintings! It's cool to see you trying new or different approaches or techniques and I look forward to see more of your exploration in your work

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    You have a really fascinating SB here. A LOT of different stuff going on. I really like that latest post of yours. I've been on a "grand perspective" binge lately, and that piece caught my eye because of the sense of scale you gave the figures. Very cool lighting atmopshere to them as well.

    As it's been stressed by others already, I would just echo that it may help give your work more "body" and solidness by using some bigger and more opaque brush strokes.

    Keep up the hard work.

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    thanks guys, glad you like it

    uuuupp

    trying a new way to paint will see if it works

    wip and piece that need some polishing, especially flying elements and octopus

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    and the sketches before bed,

    the bottom one looks nicer cause I change brush for more solid, the first chalky one didn't work well

    I'm trying to capture shapes with few brush strokes, using pen pressure to vary gray scale, it was the first time me doing it, need to practice more to reach Jama level
    his sketches are truly amazing



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    old masters studies, for each I used different brush to finally get to know all my brushes

    more coming soon



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    color interpretation study form photo



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    Your studies are very raw and beautiful, like you just attacked the canvas with your brush and amazing stuff came out of it.
    I don't have any real crit, I'm subscribing though!

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    alive!

    some traditional stuff, for b&w sketches i use white and black gouche , think that i will replace ore combine them with watercolors





















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    hey there, thanks for the architecture links back in E=mc2 SB, when you paint environments or anything else check your values and make sure your piece reads in black and white, if you work with photoshop converting it to B&W is easy with an adjustment layer. make sure you got your foreground mid ground and background established and have a good range of values, colors and all the neat brush effects come last, value and perspective is most important. cheers!

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    thanks Danny, will do for sure

    two pages of sketchbook,

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    back to alchemy




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    Post 224. Fuck that's awesome.

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