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    sve - next time it's my turn with the scalpel.

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    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    -Craig


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    Wow, Greg, What a beautiful piece, it's better than life. You are touching my nerves with this delicate brush of yours. Love everything in this painting, the background, the color of skin, texture, a sex-appeal, an evening mood.
    I'm taking her with me to my collection of art treasures.
    Sveta Dudetta

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    I rarely post without posting some kind of art in the response as well, but Sve, I wanted to say that you leave the best damned compliments. I have to be careful or it'll go to my head.

    Thx man.

    -Craig

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    You deserved it, Craig, as deserved all the other artists I wrote to. I don't lie
    Sveta Dudetta

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    sve - gracias

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    sometimes you just feel like rendering the hell out of something

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    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    -Craig

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    Hey, you are on a roll. Funny as hell and brilliant form and rendering. I smiling at it. Where did you get this idea? Feathers and ring are made so-o-o elegant.
    I'm taking it with me.
    Sveta Dudetta
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    Wow. I could barely even render the purgatory out of anything. :/

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    Hey Craig!

    Wow, your SB is blooming! Your progress (especially in painted ones) is in huge leaps and bounds. Very inspiring stuff.

    I don't know what the hell this is: http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4...dfalcon3ma.jpg... But damn I like the way you rendered it.

    Hope to see more from you.

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    Craig, your newest bird drawing is very cool! I was woundering what set of oil pastels do you have? My i have seem to be very viberent. Not very human fleshy like... Keep up the good work..

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    You continue to pump out quality works. I enjoy looking through every update. Only one thing bothers me a little - it looks like on some of your skin tones you're using black for shadowing, and that makes the skin look a little dirty.

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    You´ve some really beautiful stuff in here. Very self confident with your materials.
    You make me want to try out oil pastels as well... and that means something!

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    it's about damned time I updated..

    sve - Thanks sve. There's not a lot of clothing to choose from for birds. The hood struck me as a nice opportunity to play with some different textures.

    BlueMech - speaking of purgatory - where the hell have my updates been?

    lukavi - Thanks man! I'm glad to see you stopping by!

    seth1 - Thanks! I didn't buy any sets for the oil pastels. I wasn't sure if i'd like em, so instead I bought a good-sized pile of open stock sennelier colors. There's some caran d'ache in there too. All the good flesh comes from the sennelier though.

    Slash - Thanks slash. Yeah, you're right about the skin tones. I'm going to push myself through some studies using some altogether different skin tones.

    johnny - Many thanks! Good luck with the ops -- they're worth the try. (at least)

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    I haven't updated in a bit, but I'm going to pretend that never happened.

    So, here's some newer stuff:

    I did these two watercolors specifically to be merged together and messed with in order to do the C.H.O.W. entry.

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    and here's the final

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    and here's a random noref sketch dump of questionable quality

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    and here's a pelican on stained paper

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    Thanks for looking!

    -Craig

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    Hello, Craig.
    I'll pretend that nothing happened too, although it feels like you made it around a globe on a bike, competing and with no time for updates. Even your new work suggest that you stopped and did some sketches outside US .

    What a beautiful and unusual face this girl has. Features are so lovely and fine, very fragile. Wondering how she lives in this world, there is nothing material in her, she is not from our century at all. Lovely and decadent, fragile beauty.

    Even her cigarette holder suggests for me 20 years of last century, or the end of 19th century, so called a Silver Century in Russia ( I'm from Russia originally), blooming period for unusual poets, artists and designers. Very exotic yet tragically ended period, after that a revolution destroyed already confused and sick society. Well that's my association with your beautiful painting. I love the artists from that time, they had very finely developed sense of beauty.

    I would call this painting something like "Tender orchid" or " Not willing to kill" . Can I take it?

    Really like those old teared umbrella on a beach, dead flower, old Pierro and textured pelican (took it, OK?).

    So thank you so much. Hope you will update more often, really love your art.
    Sveta Dudetta

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    loveit

    hey i really like your work and was wondering how you got to where you are today? im at college at the moment doing dt and art. im hoping to go to clevland art college to do fine art then go to uni and study fine art. thanks for the inspiration

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    it's about damned time

    Sveta - I really enjoyed reading your comment. I even took another look at my own work afterwords. Thank you. I'm ready to get back in the habit of updating here reguarly. I don't know why, but whatever the reason was for the sabbatical, it's over now.

    Also, I owe the greater part of my interest and appreciation of art the time period to which you refer (the Silver Century, Romantic Period, or the American Renaissance Period). So, I'm more than happy to hear that you made that association.

    Linzie - Thanks so much for posting (first post too). I'm glad you found some inspiration here. How did I get where I am? I haven't made it all that far yet, but hopefully I'm heading in the right direction. Nonetheless, I've proceeded by simply strongly pursuing whatever element of art has intersted me at that time. I've had no formal classes or mentor to rely on, so I suppose there's been a certain lack of structure. I've moved back and forth between mediums and styles in an almost cyclical manner -- each time I've compounded my experiences and looked at the medium or subject in a whole new way. I've spent a lot of time reading books on technique and theory, but the rule has been to always 'do' -- it has to be on paper/canvas and never simply in the head.

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    I've a good stack of drawings and such that I haven't scanned or don't plan on posting anytime soon, but nonetheless, this should be enough of an update to get things moving again.

    The King -- my girlfriend did the watercolor bg -- i did the ink and the masking of the white
    (when it comes to the elvis/beatles question, I'm with the brits, but this was a gift for someone)
    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    the cinereous vulture
    (i had a chance to view this guy at the bronx zoo -- i could never do him justice)
    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    a pen drawing from a life drawing session a few weeks back
    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    the Hooked-Nosed Warbler WIP - rough sketch

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    the drawing

    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    and WIP thus far (I've a bit to go)
    Sketches and Studies by Craig Houghton - [11/16]

    also, I've started a side-interest forum on avian art. I've a thing for birds it seems -- I have no idea how that happened, but it seems I like the buggers. It's just begun, so we're looking for any and all members, especially anyone who might want to become a mod. The Avian Art Forum

    Thanks for looking!

    -Craig

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