Was great to meet you here in Seattle man. Look forward to seeing further posts here.
Cheers, I'll buy ya a beer or 12 next time we meet.
Seattle Sketch Group Blog
like S!R said, it was great to meet you in seattle, this is melissa hp's friend, im not sure if i told you my screen name. I really enjoyed flipping through your sketchbook, and bookmarking it so i can keep watching
see you, uh oh the forum or next workshop =)
Fish, thanks man
Sean, heh it was good to meet you too.
Melissa, thx, I had a good time hanging out with you guys.
Here's a lot of the work from Revelations. I had a freaking stellar time and learned a ton. Finishing up LMSIII, so probably won't post more work til after that.
Get a better scanner!
Doesn't do your work any justice matey. =)
Looking forward to see the LMS piece.
Did an illo commission of vader playing frisbee golf. Still trying to get better, moved to San Fran for a better art scene. http://jbrassellportfolio.blogspot.com
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Amazing figure work, congrats on finishing up school. I'm a freshman art student myself, it's a lot of work, but you gotta love it.
Fish- Thanks man, making some progress out here. There's a huge community for sketchgroups and such.
Hyptosis- Glad you like it. Still learning new stuff all the time.
Frog and Bam - have fun in art school, looks like you're having lots of fun drawing.
Some figure sketches
Those life drawing are really nice man.. the second one is particularly sweet.
As for the last sketch, looks like the ear is coming out of the cheek? Needs more time on the lines first I think.
Hows things going in SF man? Hit me with a pm ya!?
Thanks Aph, good point about the ear, wasn't paying attention.
Mentler, thanks a lot man, getting figure praise from you made my day.
Just got done with digital figure drawing, crazy stuff. Took me a bit to do anything with it. I think these poses are 5, 10.20 and an hour. Half the time was me trying to figure out how to open new files, make the background grey, etc., so next time hopefully they'll come out better.
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hey blue thanks for stopping by my book. your figure work is coming along really nicely. makes me want to do more life drawing your show looks like it hung well also! good luck in SF - moving for a better art scene is something i am all too familiar with. lol
Heh, thanks Jska, having a lot of fun out here. It seems like the more I work, the less time I have to scan, so here's another life digi. To see what this model actually looks like, check out Nonie's or Marc Taro's versions, they kick ass.
Man, that last digital painting is sweet! Dig the lighting. I assume you're doing these on a laptop? How do you correct your color? Mine washes out everything so I end up making every color too intense to make up for it. I don't see it when I'm painting, then I put it on a crt...
Also, you going to school or something down there or just going to drawing sessions?
I don't know about the laptop thing. Try to find one with an sxga monitor, as it's supposed to be true color. Also,, I'm finding out just how desaturated most good work really is, subtle shades=awesome colors. Trying to learn it.
More digital figure, 1 hr study. Did quicker ones too, but they all turned out like crap i.e. the feet in this one.
Cool figure studies man, I read your comment on how good desaturated colors look, same here! just remember that where there is a lack of color, value takes it's place. Strong and correct value will make any image stronger and more 'moody'. The girl with the big hoola hoop thing is great, great values. On your latest one it's a bit on the greyish side. Try to start very dark and work up from there, you can always go lighter if need be. Great works though.
"Hello, is it me your looking for?" are lyrics, and possibly the title, to a crappy Lionel Richie song, I quoted it as a joke.
Paintings look okay, I can't really critique them, don't know much about it. I suppose it might benifit them to have more abrupt planar gradations in order to simpify shapes, paying more attention to edge quality.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
Fish- Thanks man, still trying to improve. Lots of cool people to draw with out here in CA, so it's a lot of fun.
Mitchell- Thanks man, yeah was going to throw a contrast adjust over it, then just decided to post how I actually painted it. Definitely need to concentrate on light dark differentiation.
Armando- Ah, a song, I was all like 'WTF, mate?' cool, will try what you said, but that's a tough one, simplified planes with edge control is hard shite.
had access to a scanner, so sketches up, lots o' sitting around on buses, de young a bit, cherry blossom festival, stuff like that. Found a good coffee shop to sketch at as well.
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