After the months and months of being inspired by all this website has to offer, Ive finally decided to share my progress as an artist with whoever cares to look! I havent really created an internet presence until now at the tender age of 23. I have a tumblr (conjavart.tumblr.com), and a blogger (http://conradjavart.blogspot.com/), and NOW I'VE finally mustered up the courage to post anything and everything that I do. I really express how much the artists on this site have inspired me and influenced my art. I hope to experience the GIANT jump that I see in my favorite artists pages. Fundamentals, fundamentals. It doesn't get more fun than that PEOPLE! I'm really outgoing and hope communicate with EVERYONE here! I'D REALLY appreciate input and criticism. I will be posting my progress from the past year in the world of DIGITAL AND TRADITIONAL painting. PLEASE PLEASE comment and ENJOY! can't wait to hear from you all!
HERE's my first paintings that I could find in my really unorganized library.......ENJOY! i use photoshop cs5 and im OBSESSED with digitally painting and watercolor! I tend to do a ton of short and really quick studies. Here's a few of the earliest ones.
The first study is of my gf. VERY FUN. next is of an apple. (DERRR) . This tree study was an awesome breakthrough for me, everything was about SPEED PAINTING~SPEEEED PAINTING! everyone does it! lol. this was my first attempt at it. about 20 minutes. the last post is of my living room
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Thanks all for the warm welcomes and comments! here's a few more studies in PHOTOSHOP CS5 that I've got in the archives.. TOP secret. just kidding, ENJOY!
j-ace: THANKS for the comment! I mainly work digital and my studies are mostly digital at this point, more to come!
TheDistance: THANKs for the welcome!
Mariposa213: "ENTHUSIASM, nothing great was ever done without enthusiasm"-Some really smart artist guy.
Since I had a Derp moment (Like I always do.) I actually made two threads. SOOO.. I will be reposting those studies here along with a few more! watercolor and digital! the digital pieces are about 30minutes to an hour study.
The watercolors were done in class, about two class periods (2.5 hour sessions). I LOVE watercolor.
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1 and 2: Portrait studies of people in our Digital illustration class.
3. A metal gauntlet study. about 1.2 hours
4. One of my very first flushed out illustrations done in photoshop with some experimenting with brushes.
So, the uploading engine played a trick on me and 6 or 7 pics didn't go up 4 hours ago...WEEEEEEIRD. but NE HOOT. I've finally fixed my signature, added my buddy ADAM NOWAK and now I will continue with the posts of progress!!!! YESSSSSSS!
The first posts are of classmates in my digital illustration class.
the next few are just other various studies.
The little goblin character is one of my first digital characters named VICTOR RADD. a small goblin with some alien TECH. he's actually very small in stature and uses the suit as his vessel for fighting and transportation.
The last piece is another classmate from school, farting into an explosion. (OH YEAH...I said it).
MOAR MOAR MOAR.
1. The idea for this project was to shoot your own reference and to try to make your designated "food" to seem appealing and unappealing in two different illustrations. I had the difficult task of making ICE CREAM look not yummy...very hard indeed (that's what she said).
2. This was my "yummy" attempt at the ice creeaaam
3. elephant study on my comp
4. A really quick 20 sketch of clayface from BATMAN
5-LAST. So, the next project was to recreate a literary figure and give him/her your own spin. The character had to be humanoid and so I chose Dr. Frankenstein's "MONSTER". The next few pieces are process shots and final renderings. SOO MUCH fun. I hope I did the big guy proud.
Jephyr X: thanks very much for the coolness and the welcoming arms!
p sage: Haha. hilaaarious! I'll find a youtube video for you asap....HOPEFULLY it's as good as yours.
So here are a few updates. The First is a self portrait modeled after the techniques of the INFAMOUS MR JASON SEILER. (who attended my school I might add eeee). and then there's a....ROBot sketch...and.....SOME more watercolor sketches while I was at the beach!
Hello All, just a single post today, the second oil painting from portrait club at school. I'm really happy with it. Finally moving away from cheap panel boards and got to experiment on a board from my buddy ADAM NOWAK. about 2.5 hours. CHEERS..sorry for the glare, I'll update with the non glare pic asap.
SOooo, I've been trying some digital life drawing lately. IT'S UBER FUN. for anyone who hasn't tried it before, I strongly encourage you too, it's quite interesting. I got what I wanted in the first 1.5 hours, but Adam Nowak encouraged me to push it further and BOY, was I happy he did. Cheers.
That last portait really is fantastic; definitely worth the extra effort. Overall your drawings from life are really strong, but I'd like to see more imaginative works as well. Judging by the frankenstein monster, I think you could further develop your intuitive sense of anatomy.
Soo. My last response was SPAMMED and so it didn't show up and was DELETED. sucks. but OOO WELL.
Overworlder: Thanks for your input! I agree with you. I believe that I should show some more imaginative pieces. Doing al of these studies I hoping that I will be able to improve my imaginative skills 10fold. hopefully SOON! =)
p sage: Thanks for the nice comments. I also have been studying some loomis. He's graaaand isn't he? ALSO. All of the pieces leading up to the last portrait are super old...SOO i'm hoping the "jump" that you speak of is very much there! or else that would mean I suck at getting better! ya dig?
Adam Nowak: Thanks for pushing me bro. Let the adventure continue!!!
bish0p2004: Thanks for the comment! I'm really digging your sketchbook as well! We seem to be doing very simliar sketches! nice self portraits.
Here are a few updates:
1. here's a body study, i wanted to try and improve my rendering skills and address this whole tattoo thing!
2. Here's a study of a watercolor painting with the supposed "watercolor" brush....ehh. it was ok to me
3. Screenshot of Casanova Frankenstein.
I've been pretty busy with school, BUT I have a bunch of WIPS and studies to show.
1. decided to do a longer study, this will be a week study of my dad. it's about 1 hour in.
2. my "spiderman"
3. Got a poop load of new reference faces so I will be posting these hour long studies or so all the time!
4. Here's one of my cousins from my dad's visit to the Philippines. Got ton of refs from there as well!!
cheers to all the happy HALLOWEEEEEEEEN!!
TFsean: such great comments I'm really thankful for them! i peeped your sketchbook too, diggin the studies and NO JOKE, i studied the SAME mountain scape that you did! i think it's a river in the middle of the grand canyon??.. GREAT job!
Hello to all! i'm just going to say...wow.. i had no idea it was self portrait day!! i would have done a ton of em!!! but i have a few good ones to post nonetheless. I'm feeling great about this whole digi-lifedrawing thingy. Today had a 1hour 45 minute pose and I think it went pretty well. AGAIN, any comments and crits are welcome and encouraged! Trying out a new painting style.... CHEERS TO ALL!
p.s. dont mind my derp self portrait! that was about 35 minutes!