Awesome couple of updates. The last one looks like a scared samurai or something, judging from the clothes and 'sword like' things coming from the side. I'm gonna put your SB in my sig to get you some more views if that is alright with you....You deserve more exposure.
Stepping into the darkness and finding the next step isn't there
Level 4 Gladiator: Meridiani
Cardiff, South Wales, UK
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Thanks for popping by my SB and for the advice. Been having a quick look over your SB, the drawings and paintings are awesome. Maybe one day with practice I can produce work like that too. Keep up the good work. Will be back to check out SB fully. Cheers Phil
thank you Stark for support, really appreciate it!!
@Krigbrann: thank you very much, great story you see in this picture
@Aardvarkphil: thank for your kind words, in my personal view i am still bad and have to learn a ton. There are so many things i struggle with.
For instance this:
It is a oil painting -my first life portrait ever - she is a good friend of mine. Took about 3 hours straight to finish it plus another 2 hours to add contrast.. refinements.
I worked on a linen canvaz, bought from a art supply with a white ground.
I should have done some extra priming (with gesso) but i didn┤t.
So i had lot of struggle with putting the paint opac on the surface.
Another problem was that i work quite thin and when i thinned my color with turpentine (which i did quite less) the paint underneath gets washed away and i lighten the color.
Next time i try something different, more paint and 50/50 terpentine/linseed oil and see if it works better.
yeah! very diffrent from your usual, more feminin characters. its a pleasure every time, when i see you trying out something new, swimming in open water, if you know what i mean (like all that last sketches).
wooo, things looking good in here. Keep pumping the iron, maybe try pushing some saturated tones around here and there. Looks great nonetheless, love the composition of the the most recent one, makes me want to go try out my flying abilities.