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May 11th, 2006 #1Guest
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.
May 15th, 2006 #3
hi there britt !!
nice to see you here again.
i'm gonna follow this SB, killer lines and images!
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May 23rd, 2006 #6
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.
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June 18th, 2006 #7
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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.
June 18th, 2006 #10
June 18th, 2006 #11
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.
June 30th, 2006 #12Guest
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.
Last edited by britt; July 5th, 2006 at 04:35 AM.
July 8th, 2006 #13
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.
July 19th, 2006 #14
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.
that my friend is very very classy.
July 19th, 2006 #15
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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July 22nd, 2006 #16Guest
Yo bumskee!! You know, sometimes you can't tell if your work is very good. That's why I like these forums. Because people can crit your work and help you grow as an artist. Just look at your work...it's freakin' phenomenal how far you've come in such a short time. Much props.
Hey sve. Hope I didn't confuse you with the word "funky"...haha. I was just using it in an informal way...sometimes it doesn't translate well in writing. But the way I intended the word was; "offbeat, creative, novel." As cheesy as it may sound, I had a the inner dialog of a jazz muzician speaking when I wrote that. So you could imagine it like that.
Interesting history lesson. I will look up more on those two characters a little later. Not sure why its a warning, but it will be taken as a grain of salt.
So.. you just came back from Russia and England? Wow...I had a roommate from Russia. He was an interesting person....and very messy guy. I've always wanted to visit those places along with Germany, Paris and Italy. You're very lucky to have the opportunity to visit such interesting places. Let me know what else you learned. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.
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July 22nd, 2006 #17
Thanks, britt. heheh. nice to hear, but it is hardly me.
I just posted some photos from Russia, Siberia in photo section, not like some good photos, more like my report about my trip. You can take a look if you really wanted to look at it for a very long time .
The new guy is wi-i-i-i-ild, psychopathic wild. I bet he can't read, and doesn't need to of course, he has a colt .
P.S. I thought your favorite character will be some kind of quiet philosopher, like Buddha.
July 31st, 2006 #18
What, you changed your mind? ? Buddha is not on your list of buddies anymore? . hehehe.
Britt, don't correct your messages to me, it is my prerogative. You guys so sharp tongued with other people and with me you are getting very politically correct.
Lets argue until we drop dead.
I just came from Russia where I had an encounter with Buddhism religion, or what represents it in my home town. in Siberia.
You know one of our famous Russian said that Christ was a big confuser, messed up people mind in a big way.
I would say Buddha too. I heard several interpretation of his ideas and even several descriptions of the nirvana, what kind of feeling it is. No one knows what exactly it is. In reality those lovely ideas take very interesting shapes.
When I was a teenager girl I was very much effected by some theories and ideas. Now I think it is very dangerous thing, especially with people with imagination and tendency to analise, who prefer solitude. We need to check these theories on practise if the life doesn't change them considerably when they come in touch with real people and real events.
So here I said first questionable thing to you.
I know you might say that organised religion is one thing, but Buddha ideas are totally different. But I say organised religion is a outcome of these theories in real life, results of the experiment in real conditions.
OK, back to art.
First cartoon is wonderful, funny and beautiful drawn, very careless lines, much respect from me. The silhouette of the knight is hilarious. But story! OMG, hahahha. what's got into him? Buddha on your buddies list, ha? heheh. shouldn't touch even small spider, what to talk about this beautiful frog with teeth. . yeah,yeah. you have a ready excuse. I know. Violence tastes sweet though, isn't it.
But all jokes aside, I love this cartoon. Hope to see more in this vivid, energetic manner.
Kitchen looks very long in this perspective. Very good feeling of depth, but are you sure it is not something like Escher tower? The ceiling of the room on the other side of the wall and ceiling of the kitchen are at different heights. It is nitpicking of course. Great observation skills.
August 3rd, 2006 #19
August 3rd, 2006 #20
Hello, Britt, I'm into everything. good and bad, sweet and ugly. I'm into variety.
Again, why not talk about what just came into your mind? In you own sketch book? Lets be funky .
And it iis funny to me when people say it is an art forum, it's a big no-no to talk about not artsy things. Come on, how can you draw the line what is what? How do you know what will give you an awesome idea for your next project. Lets talk about everything in the world. When I hear this argument I always interpret is as desire to sit in your own shell. Will be a shame not to share your richness with others, Britt.
Art; life, life;art, it is all the same to me.
So I expect you to talk back, not just smile.
And btw who asked me what else I learnt in English history? eh? hahahahhaha. Gotcha!!!!!!
You have quite an interesting ideas too, I would say wonderful mess of them in your head. Liking a tank in my photo thread, heheh. I put it for people to open their mouth and say something, because it is a provoking picture. It provoked you to admit your inconsistency , didn't it? It's sweet to hear admissions like this. I love when people feel complexity of the our world and got confused. "I'm against it but can't help myself. I like it " Sweet.
As a gratitude from me some little story from English history.
Btw, I skipped some information about two sisters queens. Read documents if you don't want any bias in people's stories. hehe., So the one which was Mary the First, has a nickname, A Bloody Mary, of course. She tortured and murdered way too many protestants, because she sincerely thought it is for their own sake.
I'm all soaked up in those ideas of saving our world for its own sake. Doesn't work. Every deed, every active position carries bad and good. The third way to stay far away from fire. But it is still will bring some consequences. Being passive creates evil too.
I read a very interesting book with a fantasy story about this fact. The character in this book was forced to play chess against some very prominent villain, as big as Stalin, it was not clear, just some hints who it was.
But the interesting thing it was an unusual game. Chess figurines were alive people, even close to him people. So he had to play because if he will not, the game is over for his people, they will die. So he plays and of course loses some. And as far in game he is, the more burden and horror and sin on his shoulders.
Interesting, isn't it?
There is some other thing in this book, he tried everything he could not to be active in his life, not to be responsible for anything, ended up being just a yard-keeper, cleaner with two high educations.
But I wanted to tell other story. England was Catholic country, they even spoke only french for very long time. Henry the Eight, handsome young king married the widow of his older brother, Catherine of Aragon. She was 6 years older than him, but they both loved fun and had jolly good time together, with banquets and tournaments.
The belief of this time was that only male heir could be a strong ruler of the country. It was especially important because the war of Roses was just recently over, by marriage of the farther of our king, so called Henry the Seven ( from York hose) and the daughter of his enemy from Lancaster house.
So naturally the queen's function was to carry as many children as she could. And Catherine the Aragone was pregnant non stop, but still manage to produce just one healthy child, future Mary the First, Bloody Mary it is.
So naturally Henry the Eight got impatient with his stubborn wife and started to look on the side, found a new sympathetic woman Anne Boleyn.
But the problem was the old wife breathing up his neck.
He tried to sent her to nunnery, but damn, she was a daughter of the Spanish royal house, much stronger kingdom than England of the time.
He tried to bribe her. he tried to divorce her finally, but Pope didn't allow that.
So what guy has to do if he doesn't like his wife anymore.
Of course he creates a new religion institute in his country fitted for his own wishes. So Protestantism was created in England and country was divided in halves, with numerous problems after that of course.
Old wife was sent away and later the king was relieved to hear about her death.
He liked his new wife for awhile. Then he got disgusted with her and she was beheaded in Tower of London.
In the end only female heiresses survived and they were rulers of the country, Mary the first and Elisabeth the First, daughter of his second wife. He had 6 wives overall.
That's the funny story for you. I hope you open your pretty mouth a bit wider in next update . And tell me your thoughts.
Back to art.
I enjoyed your new update. I always enjoyed your art except when you started posted those 3D projects with hand sticking our from the rug, as I remember right.
I love the other side of you, interesting ideas and story telling. I love and surprised every time when you show your thoughts in your art. You art is not sensual, it's spiritual, philosophical. For example loomer's art is sensual. I love his art too very much, but you are polar different for me. It's great!
Love all three images. First one for the awkward feeling from the figure of this strange person. He walks like he got both feet asleep and the rest of the body too. I can feel how he throws his leg forward with affords and slightly sways in the wind, struggling. He is strange. And of course having face like this doesn't help much. He is creepy and lyrical and pathetic, and you make me feel sorry for him.
I don't know the story though. maybe you will educate me here.
The second page, Lovely retro style, very nice, makes me think about 20th years of the last century, my favorite time to think about. Very nicely drawn.
The third page. Your Leviathan is very aggresive. That's fresh, I saw it always depicted as a very lazy dumb fish. yours is super active, it doesn't destroy what it's on its way, it jumped out if its skin to make more damage. Interesting.
Good motion in the picture, And yeah, I saw what it is about to be destroyed. Hmmm. isn't it true that Buddhism was later? much later then Bible tmes?
OK. See you, hope you don't mind my rambling and me being familiar. Familiarity is much more fun. One way of course .
August 5th, 2006 #21
Great stuff, especially the work at the gallery. Bigger! And more!
August 15th, 2006 #22
<<<Its cool to know where the Bloody Mary entity came from. She sound worse than I thought.yikes.>>
Hehe, like her sister doesn't. They all are bastards. Her daddy, her mommy, her sis, her cousins. Psychopaths. Did you read my post to you before, or you just skipped? I talked exactly about this thing. You can't be nice when you are responsible for many things. Any action carries evil.
I appreciate your attempt to talk to me, but you still didn't talk much. That's horrible .
How are you planning to learn new things about Buddha for example if you are cutting conversation short about him? Or you are planning to stay ignorant?
He is historic character, charismatic person, unwilling leader, maybe. Major theoretic or as I said he might be one more big confuser. It IS interesting. I want to talk to you Britt, partly because I think you can see things in bigger way than usually offered. Judging from your art, there are some philosophical approach to see things in your art.
Buddha was searching a lot in his life. In the temple they told me some information about him. He was rich, young, he was a Prince. then he went into recluse and tried to find a new way to hold on in this life, some new priorities. He tried to torture his body in best Christan tradition, chains, rough clothes, beating yourself, bad food. Didn't work. Soul still was restless and full of vanity. Then he had some sort of enlightenment, nirvana stage. Then he started to looking to repeat it more. That's all I know.
I know that his philosophy is that strong attachments are not needed in our life, everything is mortal and temporal. I see the same idea somewhere else. Jehovah's Witnesses. One of the belief is give yourself to God, family goes after. I'm talking about real life event. One of my relatives got lost in all this, such a sharp drift from her own personality, huge changes. She might be happy though, but who knows if she is.
You might think I'm cynical, but I can't help to see selfish reasons in all these beliefs. It sounds like soul catching, forcing. It should come natural.
I read one more interesting thing in a book. Hope you don't mind to hear it, I will stop soon when I detect you are not interested in this.
So the thought was that people who suffer for their beliefs are very often people who want power and control of other people's minds, so they are very often despots. Not all of them, of course, there is not absolute. I didn't want to say word martyrs, because nowadays immediate associated with this word. I didn't want this immediate association. Things are much more complex. I'm talking about wider term, but still. Isn't it interesting? One of the biggest attraction that they are dying for not selfish reason, but look from other side, they want their words and ideas be heard, to have bigger weight after they suffered for them. It is so human, still very human.
OK, tell me you are not into this kind of things, I will stop.
Back to art.
First page. You caught it, the feeling of night street. I like this black bottomless sky. It is truthful, I saw nights like those. Blackness like rust, eating away all silhouettes and objects. And it's spooky and exciting to look who is coming to you from the black fog. Sounds or somebodies steps are especially startling when city sleeps and street lights don't work. I
definitely like this image, but the outlines are very sharp, too sharp for my taste, I know it is ink pen but I know you can dissolve objects a bit even with this tool.
But this technique on the sky is wonderful, makes my heart jump. It is suggestive, I don't see what is it in this darkness but it suggest that something is hiding there.
Cartoon is funny, thanks, made me smile, manner to draw the dog is nice.
Your Chow, I liked it for the weightless figure, very light fast legs, it is very precise characteristic. I like the ear, yeah, being cautious is important.
Figure is graceful, but her face is not expressive enough for me. It doesn't tell me she specialises in stealing. I voted for other entry because the character there was surely greedy and sick, incapable not to steal.
Yours was lacking this, in my opinion. So the face expression didn't make me believe it is the best thief in front of me.
Cheesy is relative term. post anything you want. I'm kind of tired of looking at art with no thought in it. I take cheesy anytime over empty.
Queen Elithabeth was much more complex than that. She was witty and liked to show off her knowledge. Knew 5 languages, especially Latin was rare in this time and liked to shock her opponent in conversation with correctly put Latin phrase. She would talk about Buddha in private all the way.
P.S. one of your images from the last post doesn't show up. Are you awere about CA.org allowing to post images for free on their server?
When posting new art look beneath the message window, there is "Manage Attachments" function. very nice feature.
Last edited by sve; August 15th, 2006 at 12:21 PM.
August 21st, 2006 #23
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Finally got a website up..if ya wanna' take a look. It’s at www.brittswork.com. Need to fill that baby up with some artwork.
SveSorry for the delayed response....got all tied up in some issues and that website. Anyway....I don't mean to come off sounding naive about Buddha...I actually know more about the subject than I’d like to admit. Would still rather avoid the subject of religion...simply because I've seen threads explode into all out debates over it.... this is a sketch thread and I’d like to keep it that way. Don't mean to cut you off or anything...your ideas are very interesting and I think it is good that you express your ideas. You seem very aware of your surroundings. I also appreciate your crits on my work. The comment about the thief’s expression is very helpful...Thank you
voraz I appreciate the compliment ..It seems the immediate contrast and looseness of pen prevails over my pencils... I don't know, but whatever it is...my pencil sketches lack.
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September 22nd, 2006 #25Guest
Some of the ideations sketches for the blizzard contest
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Great caracter, the sketches are awesome, reminds me a caracter i saw in a heavy metal magazine, very cool¡¡
Sorry for my poor english
October 24th, 2006 #27
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