This is what I think of the latest post... great!! I only have some confusion about what exactly you did. You sketched/painted the figures from life and then superimposed them on a digital background? Cool, thats a good idea. My only nitpick regarding color is the nipple on the top picture. I think choosing red was a good idea, however it is too bright in my opinion. It distracts the eye slightly from all the really good stuff thats happening on her back. It's a small thing, just my opinion.
Also, you really have some good poses in here. I am going to have to check out SoI sometime soon. You mentioned that it is half price for a student with ID. What would that come out to? From what you described, jazz and the atmosphere, I am really interested now.
I was just wondering if you drink heavily while working on your watercolors?Slen
why? does it show?
i do drink at the Society of Illustrators when i do these, and i tell people that i need the booze to make me good (or to loosen up). But i've never been drunk while painting.
P.S. i feel honored that your first post on CA was in my sketchbook. I popped your CA cherry.
incolorinred - i got some textured from a post on EatPoo, directed to by BlueFooted. some dude scanned some washes and smears on various papers. I basically jacked them and sized them to fit the page and played aroud with the layer modes. The sketches are some that i've done over the past year. I threw them on a multiply layer and fiddled around with saturations and levels.
People have been telling me to compile my sketches in a book and i'm finally getting serious about it. I was looking at CafePress to print it. Kent Williams printed a book of sketches with them and i wanted to do the same. only problem is that they print on tan paper, so i played around with my sketches to see how they would look on that sort of background an jsut went overboard with it. I guess i'll have to get Kent's book (which is not such a bad thing - other than the fact that i'm broke from buying all them watercolors) to see if the print quality is up to standards i want it to be.
Hmmmm.... well gee, I'm pretty sure it was your sketchbook... There were a couple of pages where you could tell you were frustrated, makin all kinds of crazy marks, and drawing something and then just marking it out. Just frustrated as hell! Then the next page ya just drew a house and with a little tree and the sun in the corner ... kinda like http://www.cwaany.org/images/kidDrawingSmall.gif
Sorry if i'm wrong, somebody there had one like that. I always go through a phase where I'm startin alllll over, back to the basics.... so i tried so hard not to laugh out loud when I saw that pic.
Idiot Apathy, mitch, hurricane - thanks for dropping by and for the kind words. Happy to be an inspiration.
Bowlin - dammit, now you've got me scowering my sketchbooks to figure out what you're talking about.
so there was on Jazz session at the Society of Illustrators this week so I figured i'd give Spring Street Studio a try. what a fucking rat hole. I'm never going back there again. The only thing htey had better than the society is more dramatic lighting. Its a smelly old basement where everyone has a stick up their ass and you're not alowed to talk during the poses. In fact, no one interacts with each other. even the regulars. plus there is NO live band, NO alcohol, and NO HOT CHICKS!!!! they are so FIRED!!!!
here is the end result from there:
the last 5 are from a long pose - lasted about 80-90 mins in 20 mins intervals. i loose my attention after 30 mins or so.
i like your life drawings a lot, man, and i can totally understand where youre coming from by saying that those peeps have a stick shoved up their asses. i know this from some life drawing classes that i went to before - i guess in your last update i like the one of the man sitting (first in the 3rd row) the most. sometimes though i think you could try to work with more subtle tones because youve got many hard edges in those studies, which hinders the color to be part of the drawing but becomes a form of itself. hope you dont mind the crit. peace!
sorry about your bad experience at spring studio. It is very quite and dull. It's kind of a doubled edged sword, sometimes i feel like it really helps for focus, but others its freakin boring as hell. SoI definately sounds like a ton of fun.
The new watercolor post is good as usual. I must comment that your handling of the hands are excellent. Hands can be difficult to draw with pencil, let alone with watercolor!! nice.
The book idea sounds good. You seem to have plenty of material for it if this thread is any indication. I think the previous post with tan background with the washes on it worked alright with the watercolor drawings. It would be interesting to see if you got your book made with tan paper. It kinda gives it a worn classic kind of feel. I guess it just depends if you find it works with the colors and pencil that you have used in your work. Keep us posted on what happens with the book.
Always enjoying your work.
Pierre - thanks dude, about subtelty, do you mean a better gradation between the white of the paper and the color? the only problem with that is theres not a lot of time in a 20 minute pose to worry about subtelty. i'll have to try it on a personal piece.
glikster - gratzie
Flaskpost - master? i'm a long ways from that. Watercolor is just very forgiving with the happy accidents and all.
incolorinred - you know, then you have a ton of time to kill on the longposes, you're forced to focus on things that you normally try to avoid. stupid hands.
That fat kid - its all accidents. no control involved. JFK? which one?