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January 19th, 2009 #1
A visual story of one art student's journey + more drivel.. 8 13 13 updates..
Last pages has the latest work.. but I think you knew that!
.. And one figure done from life in charcoal pencil on smooth newsprint. My sketchbook is mostly a travel companion ( planes, places, etc.,) but I find it a solid way to continue developing my eye/hand when I can't draw or paint from life. All here are ballpoint pen - the cheap crap-ish kind ( which i like).. Some are copies of other artists I admire, some are from photos, some are from life.. I am just through two years of fine art and some illustration at the Academy of ARt in SF and now in my last months of a 9 month class with Anthony "Tony" Ryder in Santa FE. I have been studying the figure and drawing and painting people for three years now and that was the beginning of this journey for me.. I am kind of obsessed.. long way to go.. lots to learn.. I see lots of fantastic work here and figured it was time to dip a leg/foot/toe in..
Updated 9/9/11 - I am now teaching drawing classes at the Academy of ARt University in San Francisco. Stop on in if you come visit the school!
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January 19th, 2009 #2...
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Super good man!
I love that Fechin painting you made a study from. I would have loved to see how you had tackled the hands from that painting, as those are my favourite part. Very nice though, and extra points for using ballpoint. The life drawing is also very strong, great contour lines
Welcome btw, hope to see more soon
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January 19th, 2009 #3
Wow, the level of contrast you have in the shading really good, and subtle application of cross-hatching. Along with other forms of shading techniques, that puts my pencil studies to shame.
By the way any stuff in other materials, like watercolour, oil, paint, ink, etc, in the pipeline for being uploaded? Anyway I'm subscribing.
My sketchbook, if you really want to see it...
"Picasso is a painter, so am I;... Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I." - Salvador Dali
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i love it teach me
January 19th, 2009 #6
hell yes on the ballpoint!
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 1. Pen and Ink, hatching
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 2. Reilly's Head Abstraction Notes & Discussion
some threads i've been following and some people i met along the way:
Tensai *** Mike Butkus' SB *** Bhanu *** Wanimal *** AztcFireFlwr
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January 19th, 2009 #8
Great sketches, I love it.
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January 19th, 2009 #9
Great dude! Solid understanding of values and excellent line quality.
January 19th, 2009 #10
very very very very very nice
your faces and shadow are extremely impressive
cant wait to see more
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January 20th, 2009 #12
Thank you all for your kind and merciful thoughts!
Love Fechin ! will try to hit a master copy w/hands of his.. along with Sargent, Zorn, Sarolla, Rob LIberace, Jacob Collins, Shanks.. whatnot
ccSears - just read your hatching stuff about 40 mins ago.. where was THAT when I was trying to figure this all out - aces man! wow!
Thanks all for your notes.. don't feel shy to C&C my lame A**..
January 20th, 2009 #13
Ballpoint pen sketches always catch my eye! I have nothing to say except that they are amazing.
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wow... amazing humans you got!! very nice contrast in them.. damn.. i cant do people at all.. i wish i could do such beautiful people..
once again.. stunning.. keep it up!
January 20th, 2009 #21
Fantastic usage of line.
January 20th, 2009 #22
LOVE the Ballpoint pen! Really like the style/approach as well. Really enjoyed seeing this (and I love hearing people talk about carrying their sketchbooks and drawing where ever they can - awesome!) They are like a diary - you can almost always tell a story or know where you were when you drew something.
Looking forward to seeing more!
Daryl Zero: "A few words here about following people. People know they're being followed when they turn around and see someone following them. They can't tell they're being followed if you get there first."
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January 20th, 2009 #25
a few older things..
some local life sketches and some older sketchbook stuff.. i will post a few things that are older but then only new.. and thoughts welcome - thanks all for your nice/cool/whatnot notes! - kevin
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when i first started to figure out graphite..
pen ( the earlier posts) came later.. i love both.. i don't blend. hope to never blend! most of these i was psyched about at the time - some still - but mostly: not. usually I like a thing I've done for about.. oh.. an hour!
January 20th, 2009 #28
"BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE; WORK WHERE YOU ARE. THE HOUR WHICH YOU ARE NOW WASTING, DREAMING OF SOME FAR OFF SUCCESS, MAY BE CROWDED WITH GRAND POSSIBILITIES"
-ORISON SWETT MARDEN
January 20th, 2009 #29
All of your drawings are great! Your cross hatching is great. I'm especially inspired by your drawing of Jack Nicholson, its spot on perfect Keep it up I want to see more
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
January 23rd, 2009 #30
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