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    Random Sketches and Stuff...... Blizzard sketches 9/22

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    Great sketches Brit! I am very impressed by the people at Jack in the Box.

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    hi there britt !!
    nice to see you here again.
    i'm gonna follow this SB, killer lines and images!

    cheers dude!

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    Have you ever tried coloring any of your inks?

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    Very full of life and varied.
    I would love to see more of your coloured work and cool gallery shots, hope you get hired by a good studio

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    Hey, Britt! You have a striking spatial sense, even if you're structure's a bit wobbly. It is a really interesting thing to look at.
    Check out my sketchbookplease!

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    this is really cool, hope to see you build it up

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    whad up man.. diggin' that last mcdonalds sketch with the crazy lady. wobbly lines lookin good

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    Woot. Tight job on the enviros, Brittah. The ambience and lighting in the bamboo thicket is excellent. Maybe the two bamboos in the foreground looks a little too straight and plastic though. I should know, I have a sprawling bamboo thicket in my backyard. Just joking. The scene on top of that (an old temple?) is my favourite.

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    Nice to see your stuff around again, Britt. That McDonald's sketch is the best; it has a nice composition with the way that decorative design thingie angles towards the viewer. Adding a crazy lady usually helps.

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    Hello, Britt, I wonder why you didn't work like this anymore. Not that I'm trying to talk you into doing what you don't like to do anymore, but it was an unique and beautiful style, which enchanted me right away. The theme and faces and even the manner to color, so personal, individually chosen for each piece, unprecedented, very thoroughly thought out.

    I don't know, I was captivated right away. The big speedy, intimidating, monumental manner to paint which prevails in digital painting right now as I see it is very effective and makes a fast impression, but it doesn't last long in my eyes. Your strange little world, its inhabitants and only them applicable costumes, activities, well that's was a real joy to see. I remember all of them, they still stand in front of my eyes, so long time I was observing very many interesting details you lovingly placed in the images.

    I understand perfectly dilemma of art or money, but I'm sure you don't want only earn your living with your art, going with what sells, you want to talk though your art with your viewer, don't you? I hope you do. Well, the conversation was awesome. Still is, you didn't lose anything. I just see you looking at mainstream direction in art too, that's all. Nothing wrong with it. but you got more than that.
    So the grey enviro http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../flattower.jpg is beautiful, but pretty much what I saw already in other artists work. It is effective, but recognisable.
    Your TGtalk entry is something special, which I never saw and will never see any other artist performs. It is very personal, obviously has very many personal associations and past memories of very sensitive, deep person. I love it, this entry, why you didn't finish it? You should value that awesome ability of yours to create wonderful lyrical and philosophical word, ability to carry it to paper. It is so rare and so beautiful. You yourself probably don't even understand how much of your personality in these images, you think they are not perfect. Maybe, I don't know how they were born, but I can feel their sweetness and humanity.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ain/paint3.jpg has a bit too smooth, digital look, more love and details would be greatly appreciated, but I enjoy the strange, touching scene opened up suddenly in front of me. Not my world, not my way to live, fascinating, sweet, I'm greedy to know more about them, little people who travel with funny mobile on top of the cabin. Wonderful, gave me so much pleasure to see it.

    Fantasy characters, I love them, especially happy with careful coloring, makes me look longer at them, because you put more thoughts in them too. You could have made them even more enriched with details though, you can't go wrong adding details with these characters, that's what makes them interesting, Little hints about who they are and how different they are. Design of the night light makes me happily insane, time to visit McDonald's.

    Last painting. oh, it is perfect. Such a elegant simple manner to talk with your viewer, such a graceful effect, attention to small, hiding treasures. light play from colored mosaic on the wall, loneliness of the statue which looks like half stature, half alive person, very successful perspective, colors, calm, comforting. Wonderful contrast of airy, weightless room and solid, straighforward rug on the floor.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ook/sketch.jpg Again, the same sweet not in a hurry enjoyable manner to talk to your viewer and constant attentive interest to small world objects. Adorable.

    I like the sketch of the McDonald's, good deepness and it has a mood, and I loved to read your thoughts in posts.
    So thank you so much. Hope to see more
    And please post all the rest from the Gallery images.

    Sveta

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    clogic Thanks...good to see you around. I keep checking your thread to see if you've updated.

    Yo, Lukavi. Good to see you around the forums. You're right about that bamboo. I saw some while I was jogging and almost every pole had a slight bend to it.

    Madplanet... How you doing? So many familiar names is great to see. Glad you like the crazy lady sketch. It took a lot of guts to stare into her crazy boggling eyes that periodicly rolled to the back of her skull with the bite of a french fry. JK

    Sve...wow...thanks for the insight. Your observations are "scary accurate." Didn't relize my drawings showed that much of my own personality.
    To answer some of you questions. I don't work like that anymore for a number of personal reasons. Like the CG talk piece. I stopped.. because I was changing my ideas about certain things. You know what I'm sayin' funky Sve. It was getting at me like a piano being pushed out the fifth floor of a boucany window. And I was standing under it. So I stepped out of the way.

    Thanks for the comments people.....hope everyone has a good weekend. Violent Femmes is comming to town this Sunday. If your in the bay area and want to do something for $11. There's your ticket.
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    Ha, ha, what a wealth of drawing inspiration you have at your disposal! You know, if you cut your grass it might not have looked so cozy to that guy. So, what was going on? Was he just passed out or what?

    The u-haul sketch looks cool, almost like a ghost truck or something. The dangerous person at the bottom with the big hands look interesting, too.

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    hey britt! what's up mate, how's things? didn't know you had a sketchbook here.. woop good to see you've got this up and running. Fine sketches and paintings you got there, but we already knew that right? hope that job thingies goes well dude.

    oo http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ain/paint3.jpg
    that my friend is very very classy.

    cheers,
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    Hello, Britt . Let's see if my post in your book will go through, the site is acting super weird.

    I wanted to write to you yesterday and this morning, no luck. Expect me to write to you now often, you provoked my curiosity, I'm not gonna let it sit quietly .
    So I apologise before head for any inconvenience from my words and questions in future, I never mean anything bad though, always with the best intentions for the artist I write, you know (almost always). So please bear with me.
    Well first of all a short stop to feed up my personal curiosity. "Funky", what does it mean for you? I search for this word and it has several different meanings, some are quite funny, quite shocking I would add, but I doubt you used it in this meaning when you called me "funky Sve". I believe you meant well , but I'm all right with any meaning, just curious. If you meant it as "extravagant" or "not being afraid", well the first meaning makes me think and explains a lot for me about myself, why some things turned out in certain way for me. So thanks. in any case. That's information. I appreciate this.

    I probably got you confused with all this thinking loud. hehe. Well, the thing is I just returned from my trip from Russia and from England. And I got a lot on my mind (heheheh, I always have a lot on my mind though). A lot of contemplating and thinking and things which have to be analyzed. .

    Particularly, some things from history stuck in my brains. Two English queens, Mary I and her half sister Elisabeth I. The first one was very unlucky Queen, nor loved by her people, despised by her husband, abandoned, forgotten. And the reason was she had some principals, tried to change things as she thought would be right thing to do and chose life and man in her life with her heart, not politically wise.

    The other Queen, Elisabeth enjoyed long, peaceful happy reigning, was adored, managed to rule successfully in country torn between Catholicism and Protestantism and was recognised as the best ruler in English history.
    She was a common sense ruler. Never extravagant, always fit to rules of respectability. Rarely she was straight in her answers and tried to find decision to stay in golden middle ground. Didn't marry anyone for the same reason, she didn't take sides. Isn't it clever? Sigh, history lessons.

    OK, enough of that. You've been warned though.

    Thank you for giving your thoughts about my sketches. I agree and you are right, they are from ref mostly and it bothers me.

    About your art. Your latest updates are funny, funny observations about random life around you. Very sympathetic. And your attitude is sympathetic too to these objects, not sarcastic in any way. I like this. Wonder if you will be able to save this to your older years, not to become bitter, you know. So once again, I like the kind, ironic smile in your drawings. To make it more clear for you yourself to see it ( because artists rarely notice good things about their art), it is in the gap between front teeth of the bikers babe, in her helmet, which reminds me German one from WWI period, and her generous hips and simple face of her guy. It makes me smile to see how they are excited, like children, although it is probably their 30th or maybe 40th, or maybe even 50h Fourth of July.
    I like silhouettes inspired by your own bum, they are fast and economical, but very taliently done. and u-haul drawing is pleasant to look to, I'm not sure why, probably because of the good volume and perspective despite of simple means to express it. Good composition too.
    Western guy, hehe, looks Italian to me, very fearless lines though.
    OK, I think you have enough of my rambling, hope you show more and have time to surprise us with new treasures. I'm looking forward to see them. I love your art.
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