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August 28th, 2005 #1
Van's Repository [9.15] Digital Process of The Witch posted.
So, if you want to see some of my horrible, older work. Go here:
The thread is dead. I don't think folks are getting past the first page. But, if anyone new guys want some inspiration it is definitely good for that.
Some older work that I actually like. Stealing it from my old thread.
All right...enough of the blast from the past.
So, I have been doing nothing but painting in oils and drawing for the past year it seems. That was why I left here...I apologize for bailing on you guys.
I can't wait to start going through the sketchbook threads and catching up with you guys. I missed ya.
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Good to see you back here man! Great start to your new SB.
August 29th, 2005 #3Originally Posted by Groover McNab
Btw, folks. I am not concept type artist and I never really want to be one. I just love hanging out here. I am going to pursue selling my art in galleries or on the side of the road, but that's about it.
August 29th, 2005 #4
Welcome back! I'm with you all the way on your concept beliefs
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August 29th, 2005 #5
VAN!!! Welcome back, man!! Good to "see" ya
Good light on the portrait of you wife!
Looking forward to seeing your oils 'n stuff as well.
August 29th, 2005 #6
this IS a great start. awesome work has come from you and I hope that you will stay here once again, kick out some awesome digital, keep it up...
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August 29th, 2005 #7
Van ::::: been a while > good to see you back > solid start > good structure and form > would soften and edge or two on the nose and cheek > thanks for your feedback
August 29th, 2005 #8
September 1st, 2005 #9
September 1st, 2005 #10
Great to see the new thread
Now 90% of what I say doesn't come out the way I intended and although I like this new stuff I think you could make it a lot more punchy like honing the details on some focal point or adding warm or cool colours to add VARIETY to these pieces (it is the spice of life). I spent a lot of time going for likeness with my work but now I realise it's more a matter of representing something with a delicious taste.
I think it was rembrandt who said there are no bad subjects just badly represented ones or something like that. I think what I am trying to say is that after you have looked at the model ask yourself what do I love about this piece and where can I improve to make it awesome.
You got all the shit and I can't wait to see more as you are putting it together.
I love your work and you inspire me
I just noticed that with the portrait of your better half that top of the head is a bit low (the browline should be closer to the middle of the skull) I think the proportions are a bit out and the jaw looks to big compared to the cranial cavity.
I did a bit of a ps manip on this one to show you what I mean
I changed the perspective a bit so the jaw was proportionally smaller the cranium added a little dark to the right side of your wife's face and to the bridge of the nose and the left eye. Hope this helps.
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September 1st, 2005 #11
van dude...good to see you back in action anyway.
decent start off for a new beggining.
On your painting of the face i feel like its layered in transparancies that could be solidified and some areas could be more solid, sharply painting to define the shapes.
Keep up the sketchbook i miss ur old one
September 2nd, 2005 #12
van! what's up! good to see you posting again. your work has improved a bunch from what I see... a lil crit, I did a quick paintover to better illustrate what I'm trying to say, hope you don't mind-
the first thing that my eye was drawn to was the nose, which is good, because it's the part of the face that's projected out most- but there's this highlighted bump that I couldn't help but look at and wonder what was going on... it's one of those cases where even if it's true to life or the ref, it would be better to downplay it by having it take on a middle value (or omitting it) so that it isn't the focus of what you want your viewer to be looking at. The benefit of representational paintings over photography is that we can choose the areas to emphasize and alter from reality, even if only slightly.
the second lil change I made was based on mentler's comment...I think what he was saying was that there are hard edges that define the shape of her nose that are necessary to describe what's going on... but every edge on the nose, including the bridge, is a hard edge without transitional values. If you have a hard edge, there's gotta be a soft edge that helps turn the shape in space... so I just brought in some middle/transitional value up in the bridge to show that that area of her nose sits slightly farther back in space and is a smooth, turning shape. it helps her nose look like a natural extension of her face, rather than a separate appendage. The edges on the bottom of her nose seems fine to me, because it really shows the separation of planes that someone with a defined nose would have.
anyway, hope these crits don't seem too harsh and they made sense- but damn man, you've come a long way! hope to see some new updates soon!
September 2nd, 2005 #13Registered User
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Hey van, welcome back. Nice paintings.. amazing to see how much you've improved since I first saw you start to post here way back when... wish I'd improved as much.
lookin forward to seeing youre sketches.