I like what you did with the Picasso copy; you used deeper blues and it has an interesting effect. Is this your blue period? The background was done well, too; it somewhat echoes what is going on in the face. The hair on Christie is done perfectly. I can't remember seeing hair done so stylistically well. Perfect. I 'think' that I'm getting a wacom soon, so I can't wait to try it.
I agree with madplanet, the way you did her hair is phantastik. But I'd say that those bluish blacktones within her face spoil it a bit. (looks more like dirtstains than shadowareas) Nothing to crit on very last picture though. It turned out very refreshing and nice.
Last edited by blacky; December 11th, 2005 at 09:43 AM.
Sve, let me start by saying thank you again for the bigger version of your drawing, I think it looks even better that way. Two people walking by behind my desk recognised it, saying something like "Whoa, that looks awesome, where did you get that?".
I like your picasso piece a lot, was that done digital or in traditional media?
The digital piece of the girl looking down is superb too, maybe a little less blending on the skintones of her face would push it even further.
Your pen work is strong as usual, I think nobody here would mind bigger images.
Have fun with your wacom, I´m curious what you can do with this fellah...
Sve twenty minutes thats good time for the figure study of the nude reclining. Very nice work. The digital stuff is looking good too although I don't know what your intention was for using so many lines to define the nose in that last color sketch.
Post more painted work as you get it done I would love to see it.
Hey dude, thanks for commenting in my sketchbook. Came to see what you've been up to and damn... you make a guy really want to learn to draw again. Wish I could help you with some c&c but your too far ahead of me with line haha! Yeah, honestly can't think of anything; your doing great already just keep it up!
Wow, man. I am just blown away. It has been too long since I have browsed through your book.
Your lines are so expressive. They, to me, represent order in chaos because all of your drawings have an element of scribblyness and yet...there is that something...that structure...that keeps them at bay. Amazing.
I can't wait to peruse these drawings a little further. They deserve a long night, a candle, and a bottle of Glenlivet.
Hey, Haldor , thanks about noticing the excess of orange. I will be watching it. Although when I started to paint I noticed not enough hues for me to work with, need to generate custom colors. But the goal was to get used to digital painting. First impression was disappointment, then mixed, now I see good sides of it. Why so impatient, eat more vitamins, less pills.
Hello, timpaatkins . thank you and of course I will be doing what I''m doing for the most of my life. Old habits die hard.
Hello, Scott . I'm always feel great hearing from you. Wish you update more.
Thank you and of course a lot of question arose, about what to use instead of grey hue. Brown, blue, red? internet is a wonderful invention, but it takes too long to wait for the answers . Oh, and yeah, Christie, my baby, she is my warrior girl. I had some very interesting discussions with teachers in school, like after her sitting on the chest of the defeated other student when he tried to be first in line.
Hey, Julien , thank you so much, please tell me every wrong thing since I'm in the unknown me territory. I need a good advice. Just saw you new post, thank you, very nice of you. I thought you are already celebrating Christmas in the nice quiet place near your parents, hope you are better and sleep a lot. Wish you the best.
Hey, Min, buddy . Thanks. I'm starting to like wacom, it has some nice qualities. But still not that comfortable. I draw in a very strange pose, with a wacom on my knees and my legs higher than everything else and I need a special angle for a free movement of my hand. But I think I like it. One liners are pen made, traditional. I used your advice and drew sketches for colored paintings digitally too. And that's the nice qualities I'm talking about.
Hello, ZebzFree , thank you and nice to meet you. Finished work. Sounds like inscription on the tombstone. How people can tell it's finished, it will be different for different person? Thank you, I'll try my best.
Hey, B-man . you are back! let see new adventures of partly my bear and actually I want to see the new cartoons with this funny guy who wants to drink all kind of drinks. He already got my sympathy . Thank you so much, this little girl is a chatter box. if she is sad, then not for long.
Hello, blacky . I look at your book and I think you are a great awesome artist. Beautiful paintings and drawings you did, I was totally smitten with your art, wrote you 30 min reply and lost it. Will write again. About those dark periods in artist life, oh, they are really terrible, I'm still not sure if they are really needed, but I tend to think so. They are an important part of moving forward, well moving at all, in any direction, there is no such thing in art as moving forward, I think. Many artists were ahead of their time, not understood. There is an opinion that artist doesn't need suffering and complicated condition to create new beautiful art, but who knows. To understand emotion and to depict it you need to go through it. Picasso, oh yeah, he was an energetic vampire. But an artistic talent and the person it lives in are two different and often opposite entities. Really, it's true. Thank you for the comment and for your beautiful art.
Hello, Bruce, , thanks a lot, blue is my most favorite color. But I'm OK. Stylised hair, hahahahahahah, nah, they are just clean . I would love to see what you do with digital panting, really can't imagine, your work is so traditional in the best of its meaning. OK. I'll wait to see
Hey, blacky , you are practically my co-writer , I'm glad. Let's combine threads, you and me, what are great idea, let's combine art. Wow, could you imagine this? Thank you so much for comment about skin tones, i wish i knew hoe you guys see it. I'm really not sure how to correct it, So I will visit your threads to get it from your art.
Hello, taxman , Thank you so much, very, very kind of you. I'm so glad, if you need bigger image or bigger resolution, just tell me. I will happy to give it. Yeah, I guess, I did something really wrong with skin tones, so glad you're telling me this. I don't see it myself. So. you mean sharper separation for planes? BTW. If, and this is a big if, I did something with fellah, he sure did something with me, I'm a different person after talking and observing his and many other artists work, a little bit more open minded, I hope. Thank you again, you are so kind to me.
Hey, bengonzalez . thank you for coming back and for encouragement. and special thanks for crits. You are right, too many unnecessary lines. I will remember it, thanks a lot.
Hello, Idiot Apathy . your name always makes me think hard what it means. I'll ask you one day. Come on, tell me your thoughts , I love listen hard crits, makes me feel special . Thank you so much. I want to join your Peer project and i will, I need it badly.
Hello, dear van . Happy to see you! I don't know what to say, I promised you I'll try my best to like my work, so it means I need to believe you are talking about me. Thank you so much. It's unbelievably pleasant. Hope you will explain me one day what you see in it. But I'm very grateful and touched. And I always like to see you on forum.
Nice update, Sveta! those 1-2 min are really starting to look confident!
I would however like to see you try something different when it comes to the coloring, and shading. It doesnt really seem like your heart is in it, but something that was added on without really wanting to be there? Because you have very strong contour, the soft rub shading feels a bit out of place. I say either lay down softer conts, or get down and dirty with the shading, really get in there and give it some elbowgrease!
Might I also suggest trying some neutral colored (brown, yellow, ocra, rgey)paper, and white and dark/prismas pencils? Using that is really fun, as it is very easy to make stuff "pop out"!
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once again they are all full of life. It shows through that you've done them from life, and I think that is a good thing. The update is great, some minor anatomical flaws but that does not make them less good
ok.. you wanted a dish from holland because I myself am to slow when it comes down to taking pictures , so here it is ;
Dutch pea soup (erwtensoep)
2 cups split green peas, 3 qt. cold watter, 1 pig’s trotter, 1 pig’s ear, 1 cup bacon squares, 4 Frankfurters, 1 lb. Potatoes, 4 tbsp. salt, 1 celerac, 1 bunch celery-green, 2 leeks, 2 onions, salt.
Wash the peas, soak for 12 hours (unless you use quick cooking peas) and boil gently in the water. Cook in this liquid the trotter and add the ear and the bacon for one hour. Add the sliced potatoes, salt diced celeriac, cut up leeks and celery leaves and cook untill everything is done and the soup soup is smooth and thick. Add the Frankfurters for the last 10 minutes. The longer the soup simmers the better the taste. Three hours is the usual time in Holland. The soup gets so thick when it cools so that it can be cut the next day. The next day the soup tasts even better. That is why it is made in such big quantities.
so.. the first post on ca which tells you how to make erwtensoep, may it be of great use to every ones drawing skill.....
Oh, Haldor, that's so sweet of you, Thank you so much. We have similar dish in Russian cuisine, sort of a jellied meat, but it's not as rich as in Holland, much less ingredients. Cool! I'll try your version. I'm very grateful. Do you prepare it at home? On holidays? In Russia it's not every day dish. Thank you so much, You are not off the hook though. You promise pictures, I'm wa-a-a-a-a-a-aiting.
Sve, .....fist thing I noticed when seeing last update-...Oh, my, that's LOTS of text right there. If there was an award for most contributive Member of CA, it should be you to be awarded one. You've got like a quota of over 7 posts a day!
And most of them aren't simple, asspat n' "nosetip is off" posts. I wish more people would take an example from you. (Although even I, don't get around reading all of it...
Thanks for having had a look at my sb, I also assume that it was you who send bumshkee a link of it, thanks a lot.
So, you are proposing to combine our threads?.....Great idea, but I'm not that much of an tech-expert to know how this might work (although I work at an Internett-cafe ) Perhaps if I joined your scetchsupport group or something... I am definately flatered by that proposition though .
To come back to your last update, everithing looks great as usual, but I'm not sure what the colour at the leg of the 30min-one, is supposed to do.
Where you speaking of cholodez when saying there was something similar to Haldors "Erbsensuppe"? (Very funny idea of the two of you byth.way) This would be called "Eisbein" in German, should sound similar in Dutch.
Well, I've got to keep going...
I've been having a problem as of late getting the motion of a figure down in the 1-3 minute range, but you don't seem to be having that trouble at all. I see you capturing that motion very well. I really like the 10 minute poses, they are done very nicely, I must say. The unfinished figure in the 30 minute one says more to me than the one in the foreground. I don't really know why, maybe because she is raw in her unfinished state. I still see the rubberiness in the legs from the knee down in a lot of your figures. Is this your movement, your style?
You once told me that my models here in Detroit are all mean looking, well, I have to say that your Dallas models are much better looking, ha,ha.
sve. Thank you very much from your detailed post. That means quite alot, because I have alot of respect for you and your work.
I just had a look through your sketchbook again. And I'm very inspired. And I'm seeing alot of the things I should be doing. The figure studies and life drawing. You figure sketches are a blast to look at. Good luck with your art in the future, I'll be following your work!!!
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