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.
Last edited by Rebeccak; September 15th, 2005 at 10:23 PM.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Thanks so much! No need to be envious, I look around and see lots of inspiration and know that I will just never conquer certain styles which others are great at...so I just plod along in my little direction, and gradually get better. Thanks for stopping by!
These are lovely pieces. Now that I have had a chance to catch my breath, I want to tell you how I liked the walk over from traditional to digital, very inspiring. The one crit I would give is on the piece of the laid out nude: the foot look a bit obscured and unfinished. Other than that Rebecca, you have rocked my socks. Thanks for the awesome post. I feel like I should be buying a book of your work.
Last edited by Mr. Visions; September 15th, 2005 at 11:47 PM.
Wow, thanks so much for your comments! These are very generous considering the quality of your work, which I have just had the benefit of checking out on your Sketchbook thread. The level of work here is quite amazing. It's nice to be so inspired!
Aha! Just found your post on the Gesture Drawing thread! Thanks so much for the warm welcome, and I'm happy to be here, too! Hope to see more of your work on the Anatomy Forum too!
t e m p i s t ~,
Thank you so much! Really nice of you to make these comments. Right now, my primary preoccupation is encouraging others on the Anatomy Forum to paint and draw, so ironically I'm not doing as much myself...but it has been a total joy and has totally refreshed my love of art. Just checked out your work and it is amazing! ~Everyone here seems incredibly talented! Thanks for stopping by!
ROFL, the book which I usually recommend to folks for drapery studies is the one you have already read, so that is not much use to you, unfortunately. Still, here is a link to Hogarth's book should others be interested in it.
I'm better equipped to answer a question regarding Anatomy Books.
Here is a thread where Anatomy Books can be found listed: