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    Drawrings!!! (Big DL)..HUGE update (11-30-04)

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    Did you study with Gerome Opena? I see a lot of his influence in these...and they are smokin. I really love the first two images, powerful and expressive. The ink line is beautiful too. Damn good...got any more we can peep?


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    Thanks Ron,

    Yup, Jerome and I went to school together, and it was because of his work that I began to take drawing seriously. His work is monumental.

    I'll try to post some more soon.

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    These are really beautiful. I am amazed by your control of ink. Is that ballpoint pen, fountain ink, or what? Very inspiring work, I too am a big fan of Opena and am now in awe of your work as well. Please post more!

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    oh wow, you're on this board now.. awesome.. so is it James Kei or James McClelland? I hear you called McClelland more.. Oh, Im a Academy student.. i remember you last year going to workshops back when Chris Mangum did the clothed fig wkshop.. didnt know who you were until Kristian Norelius gave me your Lucid comic you did.. hey see if you can get Kristian to start posting here, and Jerome too..

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    -rambhat
    Most of these are prismacolor pencil on paper, the only ink used was a brush-pen on the "girl-with-earrings". The great thing about prismacolor pencil is that you can get the full value range, and it doesn't allow you to erase,... which builds confidence on what is put down on paper.

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    I use "Kei" (my middle name) because its easier to spell and pronounce. I really miss those old drawing workshops, I should go back...

    It's amazing that Jerome's student work is known nation-wide, even though none of it was ever published.

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    Wow. Those paintings are awesome! Have you studied with Sergio Sanchez at all? One of those paintings is very reminiscent of his look. Who are some of your favorite contemporary? Also, are you centralized mainly in LA?

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    Sweet again. I love the modelling in these paintings. Can you give a brief on what Gerome told you to push, or emphasize in these works, or whoever you had as your instructors? I really like the focus and depth in these images, I was wondering if there was a method in finding this? Once again, great stuff...all of it.

    All oils?


    WHat are you doing currently?

    Thanks for answering any of these and many respects to you. Excellent inspiration...

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    Awesome works. Really inspiring!

    I'm gonna have to try out prismacolor pencils now.

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    These are beautiful James!

    This one's my favorite!
    Drawrings!!! (Big DL)..HUGE update (11-30-04)

    I'd like to see those notes, when you have the time for it of course...

    I'll be waiting for your next update!

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    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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    YOu know what, I like reading...I would love to hear what your instructors told you. Especially now that I know you studied in Russia as well, that and china are the hot bed for impressionism/realism dont hold back...heh

    Anything you write I am going to consume, and I am sure there are others here as well just as eager...


    Thanks for the complements also...we are definitely starting something different down here...its kinda nice to have the "right" way to do things for once...heh

    Thanks for sharing again, and I cannot wait to see what is next. Look for my comic work coming this summer as well. Maybe we can do some art collaborative some time.. that would be sweet, fine art comic storytelling...dammn


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    Thumbs up

    Very inspirational. Thanks.

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    wow, incredible work man. dont stop now

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    indeed, awesome paintings. I'm looking foward to read those notes of you...if you have some spare time
    Keep it up.
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    Oh yeah, these are awesome. This all Prisma color? When you do the Prisma, are you using prisma sticks or prismacolro pencils? I found they both have a different treatment to them when I use them? Also, how big are they? I love the energy in the lines, they have to be at least 16 x 20 or bigger...but then again...

    THank you for posting more work, this is like Christmas everytime I log on...heh


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    Wow.
    Are you teaching in SF or working with a studio?

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    Now that is tight...

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    oh yeah these are dope.. i recognize most of the models heh.. you have a really good sense of where you want your focus.. i can totally see the "Academy"-ness of it.. you're at where a lot of us want to be, as far as drawing goes.. awesome oil pastels too.. what kinda paper do u use? does the oil ruin the paper in the long run?

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    holy cow james, your drawings are incredible. i am in awe. now i'm really inspired to pick up drawing w/ prismacolors. pencil is just so forgiving, which makes my line work suffer a bit. WOW. how long have you been studying art?

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    man, your work is awesome! i like them all. some remind me heavily (or heavenly? ) on käthe kollwitz, this female german expressionist...
    sketches, doodles, serious attempts and blah blah at http://stefan-anders.blogspot.com

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