Last edited by Bruce Pluto; February 19th, 2011 at 01:42 PM.
When it comes to painting, the only remark that I am qualified to make is that there are some slight anatomy issues with the first , Lady Death looking, woman's legs. Here right legs looks as thoughit is point outwards, yet her knee appears to be facing inwards. It just seems off. I presume you were influenced by Frazetta and Vallejo?
Yep "Lady Deaths" right leg is somewhat bowed in the painting.The resullt of a bad anatomy drawing from the very begining that wasn't corrected.This is something (anatomy) I do need quite a bit of practice in still. Hope to be getting better as I go along.
Frazetta, who is he? LOL.Of course the Frazman has been highly influential in how I approtch a painting. In fact out of all the fantasy/si-fi artists around I think I've seen his name mentioned most often on this board.
Boris is another really good artist. Julie Bell, Boris wife is from this area. She was raised about 20 miles from where I live.
Hey Hylandr2, I see your from PA. Would that be EastStrousburg,PA?
Thanks for your post BP
Hey Bruce, East Stroudsburg? Close. Wilkes-Barre. Just a hop, skip and a jump away.
First i have to agree with hylandr2 about anatomy,but it is something you can fix it(it's just hard study).But i really like the colors in the 2nd pic,even if it's a half one.Keep on it!
hylandr2,Wikes-Barre is just a hop, skip and a jump away from ES? Well you know thats where the MAN himself lives (Mr. Frazetta). Ever been to the museum? I have some friends that go about once a year. I haven't been able to make the trip as of yet though.
Yep, Polonoid my anatomy needs work. Well not mine ,I mean my drawings , well you know what I mean
hylandr2 and Polonoid, I've been to both your CA sites.You guys have some really nice artwork. Love that Bugs Bunny hy and Polonoid your barbarians rock.
Most of my art post here will be finished works. I may start a sketchbook along the way sometime just not yet. I'm afraid ( although I love em) that a daily sketchbook will be more that I can do. Another thing, The sketches I do are usually for a finished idea that I have in mind so theres no rhyme or reason and no sort of viable progression.
Thanks for your post guys. I may try to get one other painting up today.
see you BP
Hey all you wipper-snappers,
Heres one more piece of concept art I did some time back. I'm sure you'll recognize the rider and it was done as kind of a joke/fun thing. I have all the respect for the copyright owner and I did this just to lighten up my day one time.
Heres a painting I that did last winter. I call it "Confrontation". It's the third of three Tarzan like paintings I've done. The painting size is about 38"x28". I usually paint 'em pretty big but I may try some smaller ones in the near future. I've got a pretty cheap-o digital camera so I'm never happy with the pics. But it's gotta do for now.
I just took a look and I found the Frazetta musuem in East Stroudsburg. I've driven by it like 100 times and never realized that it was there. My wife and I are going to swing by as soon as we get a chance. Thanks for the info!!!
Glad you have gotten the info on the Frazetta Museum
A group of my friends ( internet friends ) where there a couple weeks ago and had gotten to meet Mr. Frazetta.
Theres also a Frazetta fan site run by a friend of mine and a very good artist himself. I'll post a link to it below for anyone wanting to visit.
There are many really good and some great artists and I'm sure everyone has their favorite. FF happens to be mine. I am very impressed by so much of the art and artists here. It's such a good site to get help from and by chance maybe even give some if I can. I've added with this post a detailed view of the "Confrontation" painting done a few months ago and added another pic of a painting that was done in 98. I call the last one "Leopard Lord 2" and at the time I was going to try to use it to get a few tid-bits of work from a comic company. Never did happen though. Again forgive the picture quality. I'm going to try to upgrade to a better camera later this year.
Bye for now,Bruce
Last edited by Bruce Pluto; August 13th, 2005 at 06:18 AM.
Heres a couple of finished pencils tossed into the mix. I like movies so I'm going to try ideas. Hit me with any C&C it helps. Bye, Bruce
first image looked a little small. trying to put one up with a little more bite
Another painting done a while back. Just getting around to putting it up now. Again please forgive the quality.
Commenting on this last painting:
His back is stiff as a board - there no movement suggesting he's going to swing down to save this chick
Right now it looks more like he's testing out his deodorant
There are other things but before anything you have to establish the movement of your characters...
hope that helps
Hello RC thanks for posting, I think
No,no, I am really glad that you came up with some c&c for me. It makes me focus on what I need to improve. It also twist my arm into posting some details about the painting.
First it was done in 97. At that time I was still working on trying to get the colors I wanted right (shade, light, mood). The guy does look somewhat posed. I did the line drawing without shading and I didn't look at any photo material, which maybe I should have. I wanted to get maximum stretch for his arm because my opinion at the time was that anything less would make the action look limp. The hand axe is in the wrong position also, should be more of a head-on edge view instead of a side view. There are plenty of other things I would change if I painted this one again but the way I look at it is it's only one painting in the journey to where I want to be. I have maybe 15 other works like this ( not all the same character), all with their little problems I'm sure. For me a lot of it is getting the time to do this kind of stuff so that I can improve ( I have 3 unfinished paintings set up right now).
Below is a detailed look at the painting above. Other paintings will follow as I can get them up. Right now I have a few pencil ideas I want to do and as time allows I'll post them also.
Thanks again for the CC RC. I do agree with you.
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