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    7/01 -* Paintings at top - *update on bottom!

    I plan on updating this post with more oil paints and other things in the next few weeks (that means months in my world), but here's one for starters.
    An idea I sketched some time ago that I always meant to do in oil. I have found I have a hard time translating the spontaneity and raw energy of sketches to "finished" painting. As of now I have dealt with that by treating the drawing/sketch and painting as two different images. I'll post both to compare.
    oil on linen : 18" x 24"
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    I apologize for the terrible photo. Just couldn't get a decent pic, so when I borrow my friend's camera I'll post a quality picture.
    For now : "ridiculum" - 18"x36" oil on masonite

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    Posted a thrown together process of this painting in the sketchbook section :
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...t=49761&page=4

    CGSociety Challenge - digital
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    detail
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    6.5.06 : just some digital practice with an old sketch . I guess not the most original character but it was fun
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    6.30.06 - OK -here's two more for the gallery show opening July 7th at
    the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. If anyone is in the area that night, please stop in and say hello! Would love to meet any fellow CA.orgers. Also it would be worth your while to check out the other 2 artists I am showing with : Audrey Kawasaki and Myna Sonou. I got to see some of the new stuff they did for this show and it is amazing and very beautiful. I'm going to look like a chump next to them!

    dirty flower
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    22"h x 12"w
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    the Phantom Forest
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    22"h x 28"w
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    There are some more in the show, but I can't remember what I've posted here and what I haven't. I hope to see some of you there July 7th!
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    beautiful, scott!
    really, one of your coolest images.
    the colors on the elephants head are so nice.

    a few things id double check:
    the tusks look uneven rather than in perspective,
    & the ears dont seem to hang properly.

    though, in a weird way, i find those inaccuracies really charming.
    on second thought, leave them.
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    Scott,

    awsome man! love the elephants face. And the birds in the sky are charming.

    I agree with the DS's comment on the tusk perspective.

    I think the childs pose could be more dynamic though, like leaning back gaining momentum, but thats just my personal preference.

    I can't wait too see more.

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    Oh so lovely. I really like all the colors and the detail of the elephant. ^_^

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    OH!!!! Scott! will your son marry my unborn baby girl?
    This is soo great!! Like Dan said those colors and the texture on the elephant is really great. and that blue!! that blue is just soo nice.
    Lovely Scott. you are lovely!!!
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    Sorry maybe I should correct that.... un-conceived baby girl. lol!
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    Very magical loomer! I honestly love both...but the sketch is beyond words. I think the sketch doesn't have the problems that DS Illustrated, and the variety in the background draws you in, but doesn't distract.

    I think I'd really like to see the painting in person. I can see some of the variation in the background, but I know there is a lot of depth there as well.

    Great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poise
    OH!!!! Scott! will your son marry my unborn baby girl?
    -T
    Congrats on the bun in the oven! Although, judging from your reputation, I have about 15 potential fathers to congratulate too.

    Scott, this is fantastic. You managed to keep the charm of the sketch and the elephant rendering is beautiful. What's not sitting well with me is the colors in the boy's head in comparison to the body, the saturation seems to be pulling negative attention than positive. Love the composition, the birds leading us off the canvas look great.

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    Hey Scott!
    Love the colors in the sky, the textures of the elephant's skin, and the skin tones in the child's feet! I can see what you mean about the sketch versus the oils. One of the things that's really giving the sketch some momentum is the position of the elephant's trunk. It's arching at the top as the boy is being thrust forward, whereas I think the trunk in the oil version is a little more at a rest position. The child sits a little lower as well in the sketch, creating this great S-shape curve from the trunk leading into the figure.... almost creates an invisible arch leaping off the right end of the page. I think you bring back a lot of the energy and movement with the addition of the flying birds though.... that's a great touch.
    Great work on both pieces!

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    really nice piece, however, the child and the bird on the elephants head may need some more reference, since the elephant is so photographic.. either "mess up" the elephant some or tighten up on the other things..

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    Awesome Scott!! This is so sweet! I especially love the way the doves/birds in the right corner transcend back into space and ambiguity.
    Love it!!

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    your work is gorgeous!
    i would have to say though that the sketch has a more dynamic feel to it... the elephant is giving the swing momentum and almost seems like it has a grin on it's face....the painting lacks this.
    technically beautiful execution of the elephant.
    the birds are a nice touch!

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    Hmm, I've seen better. Try a bit harder next time, eh?

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