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i really like the water colours with no lines. I like your use of blues too, i love that desaturated look, I can never carry it off with water colours though.
hey man, your watercolors are really looking good. you seem to have developed the ability to establish a likeness with very few strokes, which is very impressive if you ask me. talk to you later man. keep it up!!
Hello, Arkady . I like the paintings in the last post more, because for me personally they look more thought out. I mean you're more economic when you show to your viewer where to look and how her body is placed in space. In the watercolors before the information had to be analyzed and connected by viewer himself, and, in my opinion, it was too much of it, so the image was a bit chaotic, not much but some.
In the last post everything looks stricter, more laconic. The same goes to the watercolors from the post before and to your Medusa. The information is well balanced.
The only thing I can add, if you are willing to hear: the lighting is spotty like in a daylight in sunny day, but the shades are cold. This is an information for brains to analyse. When is it happening, where? And it is a bit confusing.
It is not a major thing though. The volume and figures look very truthful and attractive. My favorite, all four with little more special love for the second. Her pose and placement on the paper is interesting to look, refreshing.
I saw the sketches in Subway two day ago from you sketch group thread, They are great! I love how you drew profiles especially, how you make a hints on the construction of nose, forehead, cheeks. Was great to observe them,
Last edited by sve; March 9th, 2006 at 10:39 PM.
Damd dude.. you are getting really good at this whole watercoloring thing.. I really like the top right one and bottom right.. I dig the those huge thighs on the bottom right.. damb.. these are hot... best set so far
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Hey arkady stop sucking and check your email for once. I sent an invite for oink.me.uk to both of the emails on your website, but those are obviously very old. So gimme an email that actually works.
hey Cameron, stop sucking and come out to draw this saturday!!! I got the email, but when i tried to sign up it did not let me. besides, i have no hardrive space anymore. Had to delete some porn to run photoshop to edit the previous post.Originally Posted by Snowsfall
Haha alright dude! Feel free to take your time, gives me more room to provide better work to trade anyway .Nikola - i swear to god dude, i'm gonna get my shit together in the next few weeks and we'll do that sketch trade i've been promising.
about the techique - lately i've been using a squierel mop to flod the paper with a base color. Ideal i would like most of it to dry before i go into it but usualy i leave an area of a very different tone (like hair or clothing) alone as i'm putting in the base wash and go back to the pigment free area alowing the base wash to dry just a bit. usually if i'm using really stainy blues i try to leave the area around them alone so that they don't get into all the other colors. does this even make sence? i'm writing this realy late.
Thanks for the technique breakdown, made a lot of sense. I'll keep those tips in mind next time i get my watercolours out.
Cool update, I like the quality you've been getting with the no-line ones, you treat the from slightly differently and it looks real nice.
Wish i had some crits, um, the last one has some exaggerated proportions around the hips and forearm? (and even that works and doesnt detract)
lukavi - who doesn't like a cute girl with her ass hanging out.
Tobin - it's a lot harder and requires a lot more thought and restraint. I'll try to bust them out from time to time. I like some of the results from this way of working.
mitch - thanks dude.
Sveta - i'm always willing to hear what you have to say. don't hold back either. I like to hear what needs to be fixed much more than the compliments.
I'm glad to hear that they are coming around to look more intentional. I've been paying attention more and trying to make things count. before i would just close my eyes and hope that everything would turn out alright. Now i'm trying to find some meathod to the madness. as far as color goes, i'm still strugling with it. keep pointing out the flaws and maybe it will sink in.
Rob - that model is uber skinny and uber angular. on that last pose she had this great foreshortened legs thing going, but becasue i made her ass way too big i didn't have room to capture it. failure
Cam - i shake my fist at you!!!!
Flaskpost - i'm a long ways away from mastering this damn medium. all you're seing are some happy little accidents.
Nikola - those ink self portrait you've been cranking out = AWESOME!!!! there's this great "Accidental" quality to them. save one of them for me.
photographs can't beat live models. originally a pic of Natalie Portman
Photos may not be able to beat models, but you've really pulled off a natural look to this one, love the gestural quality of it all converging on the face.
Cool man, glad you like those. Those are all available to you, take as many as you'd like, I'll try to bust out more soon (gotta buy more pens, last sp killed it).Nikola - those ink self portrait you've been cranking out = AWESOME!!!! there's this great "Accidental" quality to them. save one of them for me.
Third pic in that last watercolor post shocked my noggin. Damn you're good with this medium...
haha ok, cant come this sat, spring break for me so I'm home in syracuse. next weekend I will hopefully be free.Originally Posted by AmishCommy
Man, there's really some nice stuff, here ! I really dig your watercolors. MORE !
the watercolors have a nice feel to them. I was at the SoI on the 20th too. It was a really nice atmosphere, live music, booze, food, and figure drawing. not to mention all of the original golden age illos. do you work there?
I really like that pencil drawing. Hope to see more like it soon!
very cool watercolors my friend, they're getting better and better each time you post. I could easily see these in a gallery setting, you should git them out there!
what the hell am i still doing up?
painted in the park today. got myself a nice sunburn. here's a shitty shot. i'll try to take better shots later today when i'm more sober:
Nikola, Cody T., Cam, Julien, voodoochile, Deselect, Andy P, Cody M. - thanks guys
voodoochile, Andy P - ya dude, I help set up and break down the Jazz Sessions. I may have been working the timer that night too. My main duty that night was to keep Amber Ray (the model with the black hair) from getting too drunk and too rowdy. I failed. It was kind of a shitty night for a thursday. usually a lot more fun.
Painted in the park? So is it based on a child that was there?
Love the brushstrokes and colour choices, especially the subtle addition of colour to the greyish tones. If anything, I'd sharpen up the details on what the child is holding, seems a bit ambiguous right now.
(ps, im about to rescan the pic you asked for, I'll email it to you as soon as thats done)
no dude, that was the bottom of a fountain in Central Park.
Here's a better shot: (about 2.5 - 3 hours work)
and here is a 45 min sketch of the top of the fountain:
and a quickie 10 minute sketch of a girl reading:
Your paintings are so rugged !! Extremely painterly and emotional ... loooooves it !
Great sculpture study Amish. I'd love to see a better shot of it but even as is, the edges and brushstrokes are coming across very nicely in this shot.
edit: nevermind, got to see the better shot. Very nice! And the fountain sculpture takes me back. I miss the Park.
Last edited by Dutton; March 12th, 2006 at 04:22 PM.
the cherubs look dope mi amigo, you really nailed that bronzey-green color. and the fact that the one on the right is reduced to sillhouette, very nice compositionally. The second one might also be interesting if it were cropped to play up the abstract quality of the looseness of the brushstrokes. hope all is well man!
Matt Smith - thanks dude. I've never been a big fan of my work. you tend to see all your flaws. that's why most of the things i do i think them to be poopy.
Alisa - they're rugged to match my rugged lifestyle (god i'm a dork)
Dutton - you a former NYC native?
Cody - want to know the secret to my genious with the second one being in sillhouette? it was in sillhouette. I have no imagination. i just paint it as it is.
Nikola - might be a little cold for that right now.
Tuesday at the SoI treated me well. maybe it was becasue it wasn't too crowded and all the anoying people were gone. plus the easy access to free beer could not have hurt.
on second thought, maybe it could. Uggg:
ya that's a dude rocking the corset. note the adams apple. never a dull moment at the Society.
oh and my favorite sketch of the night. any resemblance to my favorite artist???
Last edited by AmishCommy; March 16th, 2006 at 12:30 AM.
Haha I thought there was something odd about that one.ya that's a dude rocking the corset. note the adams apple. never a dull moment at the Society.
This update feels a bit different from most of the previous ones I think, both the colour and strokes seem harsher, more aggressive. I really like some of the wet-on-wet bleeding and blending in the first and last ones, very well controlled.
Heh, I wish we had something like SOI somewhere around here. Drinking and life drawing seem like a great combination
speaking of never having a dull moment at the society - thursday night = lots of hot Parsons girls, lots of alcohol, lots of food, lots of great live music, lots of running around like a madman, a sneek peek of the SciFi mini's show (that Adam Rex is freaking awesome), awesome models in great costumes, and a good time had with my friends. Plus having today off from work is a bonus.
i can sorta see that last one turning into an illustration sometime soon.
nice update!! I see you are oil painting more often, very cool, but use less colors I think you are confuseing yourself, your values are all over the place.
Lovely watercolors, I especially like the first two in your last post. I like the girls bubbley ass, the first one, and that she is covering her head with something. Really nice mood on both of those, and simple with color.
Dang! I need to check out this section more often. These are great, Arkady! Seriously. Your figure watercolors are awesome...such a particular voice. The fountain oils looks great as well. Very cool.