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    I just skimmed through your sketchbook really quick and I just wanted to say that you are awesome! I love your work!

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    I just looked at the entirety of this sketchbook...WOW. you have amazing talent. You make me realize that I have a long way to go. How do you find the time to draw so much. I struggle to find a solid 3hrs but you seem to just keep on chuggin. Also I was wondering if you have any piece you can show of work you are not satisfied with. I would be interested to see something that you for whatever reason just didn't dig. Well that it for now, I am definately going to check out your VIP sketch book. Keep up the good work.

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    Simply mind blowing man. Thank you for sharing these, truly an inspiration.

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    Nooo!! I made it to the end! I'll looked at and read every single page in here and your exclusive SB! Augh....Wait..your website! Woot!!
    Super inspirational stuff in here man, im still in awe!

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    wonderful work man..i read a couple pages back that you go to school and your teacher is kent williams..thats sick..what school, and you must be a grad student right? and if you dont mind, how do you deal with the stratosphericly high tuition costs? the grad programs in these art schools expect you to have just won the damn lottery to be a student..anyway, i appreciate any info..try to leave your comment in my sb if you can..thanks man..later..

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    Where for art tho, Phuzion?


    I'd love to see more Firefly sketchs... but of course, anything by you is just as great.

    Hungry for more.

    Peace, Love and Harmony... I could never get them all into bed at the same time!
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    Hi Kids!
    I wish I had some massive post to share, but alas, it's only the latest start on a new painting. I'm continuing a series of portraits I started, though after this one, I will start to push them more to see where they go. So, that is that. Charcoal pencil on wood panel, 24"x36".

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    Very impressive as usual Phuzion. After taking a look at your thread in the exclusive section, I decided to take a look at your original thread. Went through every single page in here and wasn't disappointed one bit. I think I said this in the other thread, but I'll say it again just in case: I'm really focused on anatomy drawings of the human figure and I think yours are top notch. I saved some of your work pages to my computer so I can further study them to improve my own skills I hope you don't mind. Anyways, hope to hear from you soon. Good luck with whatever you're doing and don't stop making magic.

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    Awsome stuff love the animal sketches at the start very fluid lines.
    Looks great.
    Please post more!

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    Inspiring stuff. I don't know how i didn't see this till now. I guess I will go look up your exclusive (which I also didn't know about).

    Thanks for the eye candy!

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    dude.
    f'n tight.


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    Man the Night Keeper is so deadly. All the girls really, but that one is my favorite. She's far and away the most badass Druid type I've seen in a long while. Good call going barefoot too, it makes her look even more feline.

    Love all the designs in the sketchbook; best 5 bones I ever spent.
    Thanks again dude.

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    awsome work man went thru the whole gallery and its really fantastic

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    What a pleasure it is to brows through your SB!!

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    id still really appreciate an answer to my last question man.

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    Wow. I haven't posted in here for a spell.
    Thanks everyone for the kind words! I'm always impressed when someone sifts through the entire sketchbook. That's not a small task, and I greatly greatly appreciate it.

    Here are a couple Alla Prima portraits I did yesterday. I didn't have to work, so I went up to Art Center and sat in on a couple of classes. Basically I haven't really painted since December, so I've spent the last couple of weeks getting back into it. I'm rusty, but it's coming along. Both are 18"x24" oil on canvas board:











    And, to add to it, and really to better understand painting, here are some basic notes:

    “Vary your brush strokes.”
    When one of my teachers dropped that little gem in the middle of a sentence, it triggered a very different understanding of painting. If you use the same brush strokes over the entire painting, it will be boring, because the viewer could look at one portion and see the whole thing. So from that, I’ve compiled a more technical set of notes. I am in no way a master at painting, but of course, that is why I compiled these notes from the jumble floating around in my head: to better understand what it is I am trying to do, so I thought I would share:

    VARY YOUR BRUSH STROKES:

    Brushes:
    - Bright
    - Flat
    - Filbert
    - Round
    - Large
    - Small
    - Bristle
    - Sable
    - Natural
    - Synthetic
    - Pallet Knife

    Strokes:
    - Fast
    - Slow
    - Hard
    - Soft
    - Flat
    - Brush Edge
    - Straight
    - Curved
    - Steady
    - Shaky
    - Combination
    - With the Form
    - Across the Form
    - Shape Related
    - Abstract

    Form & Edges:
    - Soft edges turn form
    - Hard edges: cast shadows, chiseled forms, hard forms, focal points
    - Varying edges
    - Graphic form/Flat
    - Rendered form/Round
    - Cool/Warm shift to turn form
    - Value shift to turn form

    Pallet/Color Mixing:
    - On the Pallet
    - On the Canvas
    - Optical Blending (Impressionist; colors placed adjacent to each other)
    - Simultaneous Contrast (same value, different colors to cause vibration)
    - Muted
    - “Muddy”
    - Clean
    - Through Glaze/Scumble
    - Translucent
    - Fully Mixed
    - Partially Mixed
    - True Color
    - Interpretive Color

    Paint Quality:
    - Dry
    - Wet
    - Thick
    - Thin
    - Glaze
    - Scumble
    - “Juicy”
    - Smooth
    - Textured
    - Technical
    - Visceral/”With Heart”


    COMPOSITION:

    Paint Build-up:
    - Thicker paint will pop forward… usually.

    Edges:
    - Sharp edges will draw focus

    Value:
    - Trapped lights for focus
    - Less contrast to push back
    - Light & Dark shapes (abstract)

    Contrast:
    - Texture
    - Light/Dark
    - Thick/Thin paint
    - Big/Small
    - Hue
    - Temperature
    - Saturation
    - Rhythm: Fast/Slow, Abstract shapes
    - Active/Dynamic vs. Still/Quiet

    CONTENT:
    This is a much more abstract aspect of painting, of course, and doesn’t really sum up in a bullet list, or at least requires more explanation. Again, I am not an expert and have been struggling supremely with this part. It’s something that Fine Art deals with very well, though the way it is conveyed is not always to my liking, but that’s just my subjective view, so really who cares.
    - Illustrative: narrative, believable scene
    - Abstract/Conceptual
    - Poetic/ “Poetry of our times”
    - “Grotesque”: Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville, Odd Nerdrum pushing comfort zones
    - “Beautiful”: Pre-Raphaelite, Rembrandt, Sargent, Idealism
    - “Tasteless”/Edgy: Street Art, Pop Art, Art Brut/Na´ve
    - Human Condition

    Contrast
    Contradiction
    Juxtaposition


    The bulleted list above latches onto some more technical approaches, while the three words just below the list are wide-open subjects that really embrace what it might mean to be contemporary, into which any of the listed approaches and techniques might be injected. It really is about Contrast and Contradiction when it comes to content. It is usually within struggle that we learn about ourselves and feel more “alive”. It could be a grotesque scene depicted in a beautiful way, or vice-versa. It could be a modern/contemporary figure in a classical setting or shown in a classical manner. Or perhaps something more abstract: how we confine ourselves within our wide-open spaces; self-imposed, self-deprecating judgment in a society boasting freedom. Of course, I would still consider these more obvious, which is not always a bad thing. A topic that is more accessible to people generally means a wider audience, but there is also a very strong place for more esoteric subjects as well. Content is generally used interchangeably with Concept, and this spills over from subject matter to technique/process as well. Painting is of course how one uses everything listed above, or how one doesn’t use it. There are some broader, bigger, deeper subjects here that I am not ready or qualified to really delve into, but as I learn more about it, I will post more, and would invite others to add to all this in any CONSTRUCTIVE way they can. And when I am less tired, I may try and add some detail where I can.

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    yay!!!!!! Love your work man,and thank you for posting that info, its very very helpful !

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    Thanks for the awesome paintings and tips!

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    greaaat stuff, thx for the usefull post!

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    um....wow.....

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    oh, all those horse runnin with dudes very nice. Did you use ref on them, they look good. Very expressive lines. All those cowboy scenes are so cool.

    Also love the metropolis thing and all your paintins. Keep livin the dream.

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    Dished: My pleasure. Compiling notes always helps me learn too.

    kidult: Any time! I'm glad y'all're diggin' 'em.

    zweiDee: don't mention it.

    molemansd7: Gracias!

    agelaos: I'm always stoked when someone really responds to the Westerns. I used reference for a couple of the standing horses, but once I got a feel for the anatomy, I put the reference away, so those running sketches are out of my head. Thanks again!

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    That's it for now. I have a busy 5 days ahead of me, so I may not get to post more for a spell, but we'll see what I can squeeze in.

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    I've been a fan since I saw your Elfwood page like 6 years ago. Ha. Love your work.

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    heh,fun concepts,made me smile.

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    This is a beautiful SB!
    Perfect edges on the portraits! And the last concept are very funny! ^_^


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    Atlantis: I don't know what you're talking about... that um... wasn't me... 8) No, but really, I would have deleted that account long since if I knew how... Oh Elfwood, how do I love thee? It's okay, maybe I'll even update it again!! That would be a fun game. If I can remember how to do that...

    Carnifex: Sweeeeet. Glad you're diggin' it.

    Clochette: Why thank you! And thank you for enjoying it

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    A couple new Natives of the Lifeless Forest here. Started playing around with the Princess... well I wasn't playing around with her, I was... you know... I was designing her



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    oh my gosh T-T
    five stars from me

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    that princess looks fantastic ! i really like the half mask idea

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    Started playing around with the Princess... well I wasn't playing around with her, I was... you know... I was designing her
    lol, love your stuff always have. keep posting and thanks for the awesome insights about brushwork !!

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    Man, I love your colors, esp on the "Rawhide" piece.

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