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July 10th, 2005 #1
the_allejo's sketchbook...my atelier progress
here they are..lately i have been trying to work from imagination only..i never really use photographs..i draw from life or copy other artists drawings,or from books..oh yeah you can check out my site for more stuff www.artwanted.com/the_allejo05
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welcome. nice start for your book. About the death dealer study, Frazetta is always a good artist to be inspred by. I think my favorites are the watercolor boots, and the rats/hamsters? are very nice. keep em' coming
July 10th, 2005 #3
nofingers: thanks man..they are gerbils my pets..i try to sketch them often..and those others are my dad's boots...(painting boots in watercolor kinda of inspires me)..i still keep and old watercolor i did back in 1986 when i was 9 years old i think ..i see it once in a while to keep inspired to keep my dream of becoming a good artist
yeap those were my dad's boots 19 years ago..hehe
here are some images from today:
a master copy raphael ,kinda mess up on the eyes
maybe frazetta inspired since he is one of my favorite artists too, from imagination..i think the anatomy of the horse is off..
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July 14th, 2005 #4
July 14th, 2005 #5
a quick sketch tonight...i had the idea days before..
pencil and i put some watercolor i might paint this one someday..
sorry for the fuzzy pic my camera stinks sometimes..
July 15th, 2005 #6
July 15th, 2005 #7
teigrob- thanks the boots i will be doing one pair per year..hehe..i need to do one soon..is something i promised to myself to keep me going..since the first pair is what got me back to art.
yeah my life drawings lack that because i draw at an informal place is a cafe (hey i pay only 3 bucks0..and well their illumination is poor and the poses are too quick..like 15 minutes max and is imposible to me to do tonal studies on them..i could invent my own lightning, but i do not know all the forms in the human body yet and im still practicing using shading to bring out the form..i lack that .. i will try to draw on a smaller sketchbook so i have more time for rendering see how it goes..
oh i love your stuff i copied some of your characters..for expression studies..
July 15th, 2005 #8
nice studies man, you have been busy. I like the Helm study alot.
July 16th, 2005 #9
some more today:
July 16th, 2005 #10
A lot of images indeed. Gotta love the perverted Chocobo
July 17th, 2005 #11
a quick painting i did today:
July 18th, 2005 #12
July 18th, 2005 #13
teigrob thanks for your comments..on the girl..well she is a 10 year old so her head is big either way..i just compared the photo of my sketch with the original..my camera distorts all of my drawings/paintings...the same goes with the boots..not even the true colors...i just want to record my progress and hear opinions..maybe she is a big headed is hard to tell the sketch looks fine..i dont but thanks either way...
July 18th, 2005 #14
There is a big difference from having the original in front of you and seeing a scanned version on a screen. It often hurts the drawing bigtime. Maybe try and fix it a bit in Photoshop. I like the painting of the boots and the lion too. Keep it going dude!
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you got some cool looking stuff. I liked the drawing of the little kid with it's head on his knees. That is a great piece. It has a meloncoly mood to it.
Keep it up, good job
July 18th, 2005 #16
I was about to say what fellah. said, please adjust these in photoshop after scanning/photographing- or adjust the scanning preferences, so that we can get the full effect of your work. Just go to the image menu, then adjustments, then brightness/contrast. Nice stuff, keep it up
July 24th, 2005 #17
some new ones..
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July 24th, 2005 #18
great studies and posts man
i love this one http://www.artwanted.com/images/large/18782_216426.jpg
although the lines and lighting on the back look awkward
"Don't look into car headlights and freeze, because you'll either get run over or shot!'"
July 24th, 2005 #19
thanks ..yeah i know what you mean for the back..well i have 15 min to do that so i got not enough time to think hehe..oh something I painted quick tonight the original is not really like that cause i was looking down at the book while painting it..so it is a combination of my imagination and impression...oils are so addictive but very hard.
July 25th, 2005 #20
That's a mighty fine lookin' horse...until you get to the posterior and notice he has some muscles where he shouldn't! See the middle bulge on his haunch? It's jutting in a little too much, but if you continue that line to his back your horse would look more natural. Also, while his front legs are looking good, his hind legs are suffering from perspective problems and lack of anatomy knowledge, especially the furthest hind. It looks like you kinda rushed his hind end a bit...be careful with that! Horses, after humans, are the one animal you really can't fudge with if you're trying to represent them realistically. Study up a bit more because your rendering is top-notch and deserves to cover a solid foundation!
July 25th, 2005 #21
thanks teigrob...i know you are the man when it comes to critiquing animals..thanks for the compliments but it is not my horse..hehe..it is after Sir Peter Paul Rubens..i like his animals so full of live and vigor..and very muscular..hehe..i agree with you i probably exagerated his drawing..the rendering again got it from his drawing which is helping me a lot..im studying my anatomy espcially the bones like you recomended in your tutorial..my perspective getting a tad better...you know is always back to the books..
July 31st, 2005 #22
done through the week..i got more stuff in my website ..but i'll put some here:
my understanding of shading on basic forms is lacking so gotta do this again
thats all for now..oh im working on a tiger sculpture in clay from a sketch..just from imagination..see how it turns out...im new at this..
July 31st, 2005 #23
done in oils i think i went too thick too soon..
had fun doing this
just playing with clay it is my second time..it looks ok..
trying to get rid of the few acrylics i got..i use white conte since i run out of white ..after harley brown..went after his strokes..
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August 1st, 2005 #24
I like your paintings man
August 1st, 2005 #25
August 4th, 2005 #26
You do great master copies and I love your face and animal sketches. Your painting of the boots is very nice too. I think you draw really well, the challenge will be to put your knowledge to the test to apply what you know into your non reference peices. I've found this extremely challenging. I see you've done some, your frazetta piece is probably your best from memory. Do more drawings from memory! I've been trying this at work and it seems to be working: Choose an area of focus, like the eye or the foot or the shoulder girdle, and do a page of studies, from anatomy books and a mirror. Then go to the next page a try to draw a figure in space from memory. Get the basic shapes down, like you say you do, and then try to recall as best you can the area that you just practiced. However, don't just try to draw that specific body part, draw the whole body to see how everything relates. I tried this, and lots of things clicked for me. Hope to see more sketches.
August 4th, 2005 #27
truth sets you free
i love your boots
The acrylic is nice too
August 7th, 2005 #28
more stuff from this week..
bengonzales: thanks man...im studying my anatomy..i know a got a long way..but im starting to enjoy it..
spraynation: thanks for the advice..yeah..since i joined concept art i have been playing with my imagination.....so yes i am improving bit by bit..is a matter of getting use to..when i was a kid i would only draw from my head or copy what i liked..i started drawing from life like 3 years ago and i started figure drawing since august last year...I enjoy copying masterworks...they help me a lot..the frazetta inspired piece was out of the blue..hehe..i kind saw the horses face on the cardboard..and it sprung from there...but after drawing frazetta "cats"...i wanted to do the sculpture of a cat, it was done from memory..i will post another sculpture of two figures from memory..is fun to do those ..you rely on your sense of touch..
ashemoto: thanks man
from imagination..the thong is put for censored viewers..hehe..my site does not allowed nudity..anwyas..this is wet on wet the only way i paint :
using brush and ink:
from jeno barcsay (sp)
this is corot i fell in love with this drawing
master sargeant..first oil i do after him..i erased the head like three times and still sucks..
sorry for the fussy pic..i like the expression on his angels..
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August 13th, 2005 #29
some more crap..im mainly studying the books..so my drawing through the week ..suffers a bit....
although i did drew a baby from life..but my friend took the drawing.,is the third baby i do
this is in reply to Sajad's image..Hulk is my all time hero..hehe..i cannot draw comics
dont ask ,
another sculpture..with clay and acrylic..from my head...just for fun
el greco head..hmm 3 hours in oil..wet on wet..not exact but i was slowing down when painting...so i took my time..was fun..big errors on drawing..but direct painting is tough
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Dude, your shoe paintings are the awesome! Are they oil or acryllic or what? And I ahve that painting of the cherubs. I never thought of drawing it before though.
I like your hadn studies too, but I'd say try and generalize a weency bit more when drawing from life, get a defineable shape, and get the proportions to scale. A perfectly laid out arm does no good if it doesnt match the body it's attached too. Also, some of your facial perspective on the cherubs looks off as well. But those shoes man.. Those shoes!