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    I guess it's about time I comment cuz I've been seeing your work around the forum for a while and I so adore your style. I think it's the inking that does it - everything looks right out of a fairytale book. Your colors are amazing too!

    Can't wait to see more

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    Thanks again for the comments! xaya, I think you're right - adding emotion or action to my pieces is something I struggle with a lot.

    A small update: this week's ChoW is supposed to be a modern, sexy little Red Riding Hood. Mine won't even come close to winning, but it was a fun pic to do

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    I would not count yourself out this is a pretty damn good approach to red riding hood. Keep up the god work

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    Hi Bluefooted,
    Do you know the work of Kay Nielson? He was one of the golden age illustrators working around the same time as Rackham... He used the same kind of fine,decorative aspect you use - if you don't know it, he illustrated 'in powder and crinoline' around 1915 i think... which you can see at www.nocloo.com (...bet you know all this already - sorry if you do!)

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    Hey Blue,

    I've dwelt to a degree on the kiss I left you last time. Maybe it strikes me as being a little overfamiliar. I'm sorry if that's how it came across. Spontenaety isn't one of my strong points.

    Maybe it's not often that I come across something that I like a lot, but I guess I honestly like your work a lot.

    I can't believe you're a scientist. Maybe you're wise. Folk like me live for this because we aren't any good at anything else.

    Anyway maybe I'm starting to sound like psycho.

    High fives all round. Keep posting.
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    Hi Blue, thanks for the comment in my sketchbook and the link to basia-almost-the-brave - I love her stuff! Am not psychic (which is a shame because then I could see into Bumskee's head and steal his ideas) - I just wrote my thesis on the golden age illustrators a coupla weeks ago.... Have you ever thought about illustrating a book? You're style would lend itself so beautifully to a narrative.... just a thought, anyway

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    I am assuming that you are most partial to using crowquill (and possibly pen for details)? What ink do you generally use? :3

    Who are your major inspirations and what about their art or writing is inspiring to you?

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    scientist ?????????wow.
    Folk like me live for this because we aren't any good at anything else.
    JPw stole my words.I really loved the chow. I think I always liked stylised art more than the usual realism that is prevalent here at CA.SO , yeah I am a fan.

    Anyway maybe I'm starting to sound like psycho.

    High fives all round. Keep posting
    Damn,stole my words again.
    Later.

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    Awesome work! I love your style!

    I just read that you're a PhD in science! That's awesome, I thought maybe you were a medical illustrator for a second, because that's the logical field for artists who love science. This fall I'm attending graduate school to get my Masters in the aforementioned field, but if you ever need any illustrations for future projects you'll be working on in the science field you clearly won't need to hire me! You are super-talented!

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    I guess it's time to update the old thread, since I'm here

    Anyway, thanks for all the replies and I'm sorry if I don't get back in here and respond - I have serious log-in problems, but it looks like our new connection may have solved the issues.

    Not much new, not much time for art. Here's last week's Chow: the tribute to Gangus. The second one is a crappy page from my sketchbook, using gouache, I think. If I could take out that dude, I'd be happy - I think the trees look decent. I played around with it in PS a bit.

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    ya those trees look pretty sweet on that last page! the bird looks a little unfinished tho

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    I've just started a new religion .
    Its called bluefooted.

    Seriously though your linework is amazing. Are you a fan of Rebbeca Guay or
    Yoshitaka Amano? Thank you for posting these. Truly inspiring!

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    kick ass thread... you're coloring style is so cool it's worth emulating subscribed!

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    Aaarrg! I hate having to log-out every time I want to look at a thread!

    oalexis: Thanks! The bird is unfinished - I thought I'd try out this new fad all the young kids are into and post an actual sketchbook page in my sketchbook

    Chanin: Hee! Are my influences so obvious? I guess they must be - yeah, I love those guys. Also, Rackham, Dulac, and Nielsen. And James Jean. Though I can't do what he does.

    designboot: Thanks!

    GriNGoLoCo: I have to copy and paste your name because it's so complicated Thank you. I feel my coloring is mostly cheating, like cutting and pasting textures, etc., but I'm glad it works.

    So I decided to add some old stuff here. I was going to try to fix the last broken links, but I can't edit any posts except on the the last page

    Anyway, here are some older watercolors - actual, real watercolors on paper







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    lovely!!

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    wow, fantastic watercolors! Also, the little red riding hood from awhile ago is awesome.

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    The gangus tribute turned out lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love style - very dreamy

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    I like your watercolours, regardless of the influence.

    Did you use gouche only or transparent or some combination? And for your linework, did you use ink or marker or something else?

    Edit: And just revisited your first page and saw your "fake watercolours" technique; but my question is for the "real" ones you posted on this page.

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    nice, intense stuff. jeebus.

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    Wow your stuff is brilliant! Has a great classic feel to it. It sorta reminds me of Arthur Rackham's Alice in Wonderland art style.

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    love the palette you use... water colour stuff looks really solid! But I love your ChoW the most.. sweet!

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    wow, your work is sick dude. My eyes are pleased everywhere it goes through your sketchbook, im interested in the process too so thanks for the little PS7 tutorial

    refine your skills
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    Ooh, comments!

    BohemianChaos: Thanks!

    Mr.Delicious: Thanks! I'm still a bit unhappy with how her face turned out - too cartoony - but I think I'm disappointed in everything old I've done.

    prepsage: Thank you! I wanted something sad but not funereal, if you know what I mean.

    thirdeye: Thanks!

    tatiana: Thank you! I use india ink - one time I accidently used water soluble ink and it was a disaster. I usually draw first, then paint, then go back and add more lines where it looks like they're needed. The less transparent looking paint is just watercolors with less water. The crappy sketch with the guy, trees and birds is all gouache.

    hummdrumm:
    Thanks! I think you're a better oil painter than I'll ever be - your piece is coming along great.

    feesh: Thanks! That's a huge compliment for me

    bumskee: Your stuff rocks so hard! I really appreciate the comments.

    Inkjexion: Cheers! I'm glad it was useful and/or interesting

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    Tiny update for the COW I'm working on. I'll post the finished pic in here as well.



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    those old watercolors of yours are kick ass, and the COW is looking like it's going to be a winner!

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    Hi there Bluefooted,

    I've admired your work for a while now from afar, thought it was time to make a comment.

    I really like your drawing style, it's hard to say exactly what is is about them that makes them so 'you'...and stylised as it were. I remember seeing your CHOW entry for Gangus and thinking it was cool.

    Take Care,

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    Wow, great stuff, your work reminds me of the art if one of my favorite illustraters of all time Arthur Rackham.

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    Hi, you have a really nice fairy tale look to your pics. Love the subdued colours. Can't wait to see more!

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