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September 15th, 2005 #1
Rebecca Kimmel ~ Figurative Drawings and Paintings
I've lurked here a bit and have really enjoyed seeing the great stuff that is posted here. So, I've decided to set up shoppe and show some of my stuff. Many of my pieces are Master Copies and drawings which I have done over the years in an attempt to become a draughtsman. My favorite artists from which to copy are Michelangelo, Rubens, and, in terms of painting, Odd Nerdrum (a contemporary figurative oil painter).
Anyway, I graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, a school with which many of you are familiar or from which you may have graduated. I studied under the great teachers Burne Hogarth and Harry Carmean, amongst many other wonderful professors. I was fortunate enough to have been in their last classes.
I'm now in the finishing year of my MFA studies at George Mason University ~ with a concentration in Digital Art. My dream job would be to teach Digital Art, Drawing, and Painting at the College level. I am honored to be conducting my first CGWorkshop starting Oct. 3. I can't believe that the class has filled, and am very excited!
I moderate a forum which I created recently on CGTalk called the "Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art" Forum. It has been an honor and a thrill to see the great work that people have done there.
I have run 3 Lessons, 001, 002, and 003 (which are now over, but always open for viewing) on Basic Drawing Principles. I had a blast, and made a lot of new friends.
I heard from magic man that this was a great place to post, so here I am! Thank you for stopping by for a look. Cheers!
All artwork copyright Rebecca Kimmel.
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Digital Paintings...mostly copies from my favorite contemporary artist, Odd Nerdrum...
From a recent Open Figure Drawing Workshop (002) which I host along with concept designer Hong Ly:
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Thank you! I recognize your avatar from CGTalk.
Thanks for having a look guys! Hopefully I will post more later.
PS, my site is currently down because my webhosting service's server is down. It should be up shortly. Please stop by to check it out!
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September 15th, 2005 #8Registered User
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You've done some really great drawings! Nice hatching...and enclosures.
Have you tried atmospheric perspective w/line weight?? ->closest is sharpest and darkest.
I think drawings look good either way, just something else to try if you havn't. Nice paintings too!
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I love the rendering on all the bones, extremely fine work. *goes in to investigate further*
September 15th, 2005 #10
Thank you! Hmm, I guess I never really thought of 'atmospheric perspective w/line weight?? ->closest is sharpest and darkest' in just that particular way ~ I think I think more in terms of calligraphic lines, and try to play with lineweight in strictly an aesthetic way ~ less so in terms of actual push/pull of space, which is really interesting. Thanks for taking a look!
Thank you kindly! I have to admit, doing some of these drawings drove me a little batty...they're rather old, and I'm reluctant to draw this way anymore, because once I start...I can't stop.
Ooh! Some really nice work on your thread too! I'm really impressed with the quality of work here ~ very inspiring!
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Glad to see you here at CA Rebbeca. I've seen your stuff and classes on CGTalk (I'm a memeber there too). I look forward to you being involved here as well, maybe doing the same sort of thing after you've poked around a bit longer.
CA is a great place. It's a little easier going that CGT, IMO. Easier to get around... but then I've been here longer so maybe that's why. I think you'll like it here.
Peace, Love and Harmony... I could never get them all into bed at the same time!
September 15th, 2005 #12
L. Scott Knight,
Thank you for the warm welcome! As a relatively new webbie person myself (CGTalk has been my first Website all~out addiction) I am definitely nosing about and trying to get a feel for the Internet world...call me slow!
Anyway, hope to see you around both forums!
September 15th, 2005 #13
Rebbecca, those are lovely life drawings. I'm very enviouse! Thanks for posting!
 Just a note: I tried to go to your site, but it asked for a user name and password...