first of all thanks for visiting my sb so frequently - now finaly had the time to check out yours
interesting - unique - great diversity - come to my mind when i browse in here
outstanding of course your cityscapes but once in a while like in your last post there sneaks in a very solid study done with a common pencil i like those :]- will visit from now on once in a while
Ahhhhh!!!! Your women are alive. thats a fact. the shaded female is incredibly expressive and alive.. and the old woman(colorful) as well. And also the wall with the wires and energy boxes and tanks.. which means you are really in touch with women and technology eh?? lol at least its 2 things you really have a certain interest. the males you did have a very raw and dry expression on them. almost feelingless. Im sure it relates to your life and understanding.... Great man.. a lot of communication going on in your work. Keep them coming.
Andy P - more in the making man. love your latest updates by the way.
JoshK - thanks, nice compliment. i do upgrade that thread every now and then though...
Zulle - i wouldnt call two times frequently but anyway, no thanks; the pleasure was all mine. i like the atmosphere of your dirty pencils.
pennington - cheers man.
Alday.J - if we are brothers than you would be ototo J! good to hear youre doing good mon petit frère.
Sirio_Brozzi - cheers, as i said though, theyre studies from a little anatomy book i have; van der poel. its great.
Mario - hey man, glad your posting some new stuff recently. i think your latest inks and dirty c's talk about darrow made me want to try out some different style of inking with brush. not what the master can do, but i had fun with it nonetheless . especially cause i didnt know what the hell was going on.
comments and crits greatly appreciated.
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Hello, tensai. OK, I can't be silent anymore. I know how you looked when you were a baby, I feel freer with you now . Please tell me because I wanted to ask long time ago, what tensai means. Please. It can't be unknown for me anymore. I think about it every time I meet you on forum. .
Interesting portrait of the guy in the cap. Very nice deep shadows and interesting variety of many lines and dots. maybe you overshadowed his face though, it looks like the darkest spot, like he is wearing all white clothes. and the rendering on his forehead, these stripe are a bit strange looking. But nevertheless it's very interesting too look portrait. I wish you drew the whole figure.
Like the studies of the face features, very useful for me too.
Hey, Lok . I can call you like this, right? I love being personal.
The interior designs is lovely and very unusual. More words that come to my mind to describe it: natural and artificial in the same time, so mix, I would say, fragile, tender, gentle, airy, light, refined, oriented on young person, probably very young girl. Object put in the manner to keep an attention of the person, to keep him/her permanently entertained. lot of details to make eyes wander.
Using natural object makes it relaxed and unpretentious, the using of not existing in nature colors (bright pink, colors of the purses) creates the feeling, energetic, awaking. The use of dark colors is great I think, it kind of anchors all this lightness down a bit, balances. I'm very curious about these numerous white shelves, I wish i could see them clearer. I don't know, but i have a associations with origami, paper storks and flowers.
How is your father? Hope all is good.
P.S. You did put the lilac window glass? Interesting. Lovely touch, makes interesting reflections in the room.
It looks like you enjoy drawing many different things... Though figure is ur concentration. I would say continue work on perspective skills, if you have the opportunity check out gnomon workshop dvd's by scott robertson and feng zhu. You will feel much more confident in your use of perspective. Otherwise, nice style throughout... And the pen portraits are very nice, I SWEAR the one on the 4th page with the guy lookin down looks exactly like me....were u watchin me in the shower or something?? hah good luck !
book wo mitteita kedo henji wo shinakatta; gomen ne. nice works. the wall of buildings where the clothes are hanging from, is that a real place or did you make up that minature city? kinda wish you could see them better instead of being hidden beneath all those bags and scarfs (?), but they do add color to it which is nice. ee to...mado ga pinku no de, soto e mitara, ki no happa ga sakura mittai. omoshiroi ne. ^_~ feature studies look good, would love to see more of those. also really like the inked page you did. one thing i would possibly suggest is that you give your men different expressions...i know that japanese men arent always stiff-lipped and deadpan, or asleep, or drunk. well...maybe they are, but it would be nice to see them with different expressions. anyway, hope to see more here soon; take care man. ogenki de ne.
salaryman - i was working on a larger size with new bigger brushes so everything was new and not everything came out the way i wanted. but i love that exciting feeling when you dont know how things work precisely and your trying to figure it out while doing. would have loved to see Darrow doing his thing. i'll send you a mail soon with some choices for sketches. thanks for dropping in man.
joiton - glad you like the shoe. gonna do some more on a regular basis. when they come out ill post m here.
alday - son rien, tout le monde parle française... 8)
ohjay - i love marker. it forces you to make things simple. thanks for dropping in.
pennington - 'Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it'. its a quote i like, and tensai means genius.
sve - the concept of the store was a city as interior. or, in short, to not make it totally designed by me, but like what happens in a city - have users do unexpected/unintended things and change the overall environment. in a city this happens because we cant plan everything (although a lot of urban planners and architects try of course) and in this store i wanted to keep that. i like it when you can see the impact of the people and their use on a building or place. so i didnt want to design a lot of beautiful shapes for display cases etc. but i wanted the environment to be laid back and flexible, so that it could be used the way the client wanted, and so that the colourfull (and young) art, products and people would jump out and let them have the freedom to give their input as well. for that you to make something basic, sensitive but strong at the same time, so that it doesnt get drowned by whatever the user is going to do with it. the plants for example was input by the client. i loved it. it was exactly the type of thing i was hoping they would do. even if i would have never designed it, i did create the conditions for it. i love these organized but unpredictable accidents. the white boxes on the floor you could kick around and rearrange, put them on their side, all together or spread out. the wall display/sculpture i made because they needed a display area for these bags. well, and because i really wanted to make something obsessive in a threedimensional object.. ill post some more pics of it later.
mbeteker - thanks for dropping by. after more than eight years of architecture school full of classes about getting perspective right, i enjoy doing some more free and wobbly stuff. im of course not saying people shoulldnt know their stuff, but there should also be space for deviating from that what is correct. thanks for the tip though.
purb36 - youre right about the expressions. but i have a fascination for those guys. that, and its simply because im drawing in the train so i only have like a minute or two while getting bumped around by the train and i tend to pick the peeps that arent moving around so much. maybe ill do some more from ref too. the wall was based on sketches i did. we had some great art students and i explained and we all worked together on putting that thing together.
ill post somemore art soon.
thanks for all the comments
Wassup Tensai, hope you dont mind, I invoked some of your spirit recently while doodling a city, heh. Loving your recent work with the life draings mixed in with more cool enviro's. You may hate design stores but I think you did an excellent job on the wall in that store with all the cube shapes sticking out. really cool!
Thanks for stopping by my sketch book. Your anatomy studies are coming along nicely, but when you start doing regular figure work, they aren't as strong as your studies. Try to carry over what you learn in your anatomy studies to your other work. The ink faces are nice, but with a greater understanding of the planes of the face will make them look even better. Keep up the studies.
Damn...tensai... The facial anatomy studies are fantastic. Really great feel for the folds of the ear, and the lids as well. And the inks ...man i'm a sucker for beautiful inks...and this one ranks. The only small crit i might have is that the face is a bit over inked..but...meh..that's about it. As for your store design...I can't really crit...not experience in doing that sort of thing..but must say though..cool...it looks like it's geared for young girls. And the spaces between set ups is pretty large compared to the claustrophobic American sensibility of shoving as much at the consumer as possible. The white wall..sort of reminds me of the Sony Playstation startup screen, or better yet...a city as seen from above, which is cool.
Can't wait to see more.
It sure is hard to comment on some of these threads. . . there's only so many ways you can say you're amazed or inspired and keep it fresh! At any rate, I'm amazed and inspired, I'll just say it. It's really cool to see an artist pushing such a unique variety of style and media, and I'm keen to see where they'll intersect. Great work!
feeesh - hey man, glad you like tat one. it was such a mission impossible. i had deadlines for a different project but still had to coordinate and actually built that guy. had wonderfull help from a lot of art students, which were supposed to be led by another guy, but he bailed out at the last moment... people loved that thing though, so it was worth it to me.
Smitherines - thanks for the crit man, will keep that in mind.
Helzon - thanks for stopping by man. about that inked guy, i inititally wanted to ink him way way more. making him rougher and rougher and more black even. im glad i didnt though. biggest thing i dislike aout it now is the bright hole in his mouth. might do something about that.
Idiomatic - thanks man, haha. i know what you mean and i sort of had the same thing when i was over at your book.
alright - im working on the NY cityscape but dont want to show it just yet. in any case i did some sketches to chill out a bit.
from the bumpy train and ref. i tried to go faster and look more intuitive rather than really sort of measuring, to make simpler shapes.
interesting, nice head studies, though i feel like they'd be a little bit better if you included the neck (or some suggestion thereof) on all (instead of some). great lyrical line quality my friend; your lines and ink flow like a wicked, shredding guitar solo played on the choicest of flying V's.
oh, i'm going to wastered typing anonymous treatment sessions. thanks for your intervention and for the swanky, swanky e n v i r o n s . . .
gugg - you should poetry if you didnt man. your texts flow like a spaced out herbie hancock solo.
shylone - thanks for dropping by man. how are things?
Andy P - glad you like that one. i really wanna do some more of those when i have time. have been doing so much designing for a new shoe line but i cant show any of those sketches yet. also did a logo proposal and they accepted. which is nice cause i could use the money. willl show that when i can. i also redid my website and i would love some feedback on it. check new site
any feedback on things like if it opens well, loads well, general layout, navigation etc., greatly appreciated.
as for some sketches:
in the waiting room at the doctors
on the train i think,
portrait of my poppa, not from life, from photo -
as part of a trade, a small assignment for a bag customization -