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    Listing It was a real pleasure looking through your SB.
    Some beautiful studies going on here.
    It would be interesting to see what you would do with a little imagination.

    But the SB stands up well as a great example of the procession of some
    very fine traditional skills.

    Look forward to seeing more

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    Tekdj - Thank you for commenting and so opening my 5th page. The issue I have with concept work (for my interests anyways) is that it's often too obvious and simple. All figures are ninjas, warriors, wizards, some fantasy, action, sci-fi trope. Video game material. Which is great I just have no interest. I could only be satisfied with the necessary subtlety in drawing from life (there's much more outside of your head than in it).

    My first landscape



    A lamp



    Candle Holders



    Sketch of a friend



    Self portrait - doesn't really look like me (a little too jaundiced and aged and misproportioned) - and too little contrast





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    Tho don't forget, a great way to see what your flaws are is to draw them from memory so you know how much you know/apply.

    Nice watercolors, could use more Contrast IMO-

    Keep it up!!

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    Remember that when drawing/painting a landscape the farthest stuff is the most affected by atmosphere, so things get darker as they are nearer. Your darkest part is the far away mountains, so the perspective doesn't feel right. I really like the sketch of your friend. I'd also like to see stuff from memory, but i guess i can't make you You could always try to do realism from memory ~ Keep up the hard work.

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    The landscape has a bit of a Cezanne feel to it. So I wouldn't give you a hard time about the perspective; the white gaps do kind of give me a disconnected feel though.
    It would be great if you combined work from the mind with reality, like the great masters have done. Or mix scenes that don't exist together outside of your painting, etc.
    nice work brother :.

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    I like your latest water colours . Maybe try taking longer on somthing,and listen to the crits above

    keep it up .james.

    idelwise pirate my sketchbook

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    Thanks to all of you. A lot of it comes from my inexperience with landscape but it was a tricky business being late in the evening as the hills farthest from me were dark so were the trees nearest me.

    Some sketches from memory/imagination





    self-portrait - I keep mistaking the eye level, really frustrating.



    a stack of cups with paint brushes



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    Two figurines



    Andy Wyeth studies





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    Watercolor friend





    more Wyeth



    Hands (got a particularly flexible friend to pose) and self-portraits













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    Like to say thanks for taking the time to comment on my sketchbook. Having looked at your work from page 1 your work has grown you seem more confident in your line work and it has a more natural feeling rather then stiff. Keep it up

    'I HAVE NOT FAILED.I'VE JUST FOUND 10,000 WAYS THAT WON'T WORK.'
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    Yo Man thanks for the comment in my sketchbook, your studies are looking awesome, those recent studies of your friend's hands rock, nice lines! I hope to be able to achieve the speed and loose-ness levels of your sketches .

    Keep at bud.

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    Man, hot update! Great line quality with the pencil, ya really nailed this one! All these latest figures and water colors are lookin cool. Keep jammin.

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    Great job on those last few!
    The self portrait and the hands are particularly strong. Keep it up!

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    I do think your line work is improving... have you considered doing any degas master studies? or even copying some of Loomis's line work?

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    woah.
    Economy of line and work from the mind!
    What's going on here ?

    nice new stuff, be interesting to see a wyeth watercolor study:.

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    Arekkusu, Andy P, and Cup of Joe, EKU11- Thanks for the support

    Mentler - I know you can give a sharp critique. Please. Thanks all the same.

    Term and Max - I actually don't like Loomis' line. Why Degas? Thank you for coming in . . . I should do a watercolor from Wyeth. I will.

    Another Wyeth



    gesture of a friend



    watercolors of a sculpture and one student drawing the other. I need to reduce the drawing work (the highly apparent brush work) so I tried to let the second flow as it would.





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    Hey Listing. Those hands are beautiful. the self portrait in post 247 is my favorite that you've done so far. I usually like the looseness of your lines but on some lately i've noticed that they build up and make it too scratchy, which takes away their beauty. I think it may be some of your crosshatching, i'm not sure. At any rate, just keep that in mind when you're drawing, and keep up the good work

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    cranking out some good stuff man. Probably beyond my ability to crit at this point, way different type of work than I usually do.

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    Fishspawn - Thank you and I see what you mean. I've had a few comments on the scratchy linework. I'm trying to weed it out with more economical line. I didn't like that self-portrait so much, actually.

    Blue Severin - Thanks for the return. Art is art. All the principles apply. In any uncertain case, like with the expressive watercolors, assume I'm going for naturalism.

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    Watercolor of a Wyeth figure. I hate the head and hair. I should have done the whole picture. It's too late for that.



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    Some Nerdrum pen sketches







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    Quote Originally Posted by Listing
    Term and Max - I actually don't like Loomis' line. Why Degas? Thank you for coming in . . .
    I think I was a little too hasty to suggest it... what I noticed was that in the line work at the start of the book you had beautiful pressure and line width in many of your drawings (hidden because the work was very loose), and that in striving for tightness you seemed to have lost some of that in return for cleaner lines. Degas's line work is reasonably clean, but one of its main strengths (in my newbie opinion) is in its weight. But alot of your recent work is masters studies, so I might be well off base.

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    The nerdrum pen studies are interesting.
    I'm curious, about how long do you spend on a sketch on average?
    With exceptions(of course), alot of your book seems to have a frenetic, rushed feel to it. That may be how you most enjoy expressing yourself, perhaps? I'm completely wrong perhaps? I would love to see a more developed work from you, even if it's only a complete master study (but I'd prefer it to be another watercolor landscape )

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    term8or - I know what you mean. With me, I swing between tight and loose in fairly defined periods. It seems that sometimes for the betterment of your art you have to abandon certain elements, quality is most apparent. I think I'll recover this line, which should be all the better in its reintroduction. About Degas, he does have a nice line but not outstandingly (in my opinion).

    Max - To me, the most effective part of a drawing is the initial impression and so the sketch. I'm really attracted to expressionism and impressionism, that's why I don't develop things as much. Most of the portrait sketches take 3-10 minutes. Strict rendering usually bores. I know I need to, but yes, rapid application is how I best express myself.

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    wow. Very nice.

    With my current interest in figure drawing, this sketchbook is really inspiring.

    I really like the movement your figures seem to exhibit. They don't seem to just stand still on the page. I think alot of this is due to how you put down your pencil strokes and probably how fast you sketch a picture.

    While this technique is on point for your pencils, I think you apply the same idea to your watercolors, with less success. From what we see so far, they seem rushed and the lack of detail takes away some of the personality you put into your pencil sketches. Maybe spending a little more time on your paintings is necessary to do this.

    I will visit here often, because I learn a lot from looking at your work.

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    I'm a total color-noob (and for the videogame-world inadept, that means I suck with it)

    That last picture linked, a profile painting of your sister I believe, is that watercolors? (I only ask because if it is you know how to do stuff with the medium I've yet to ever discover, partially due to my total lack of interest in it; and this might just peak my interest to the point of studying it heavily.)

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    LateNiteHype - Thanks. I see what you mean on the paintings. But, being a beginner in watercolor I don't use it so much as a detail medium (I actually don't think it's nearly as effective when it is). I'll get there. A lot of it does have to do with how I time myself though, I suppose.

    Mengel - Yes. That's watercolor. I generally suggest watercolor for how it develops your color intuition (more dynamically than any other medium, it seems).

    I'll work on this new technique







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    If there is one thing I can add which could be of help it would be to get a focus point in some paintings. On the statue painting it is the head of the embraced child which is the focus point i would say. But there is no form of color and tone contrast to pop it out. Overall it looks a bit dead. Which is strange, since a lot of your pictures are full of life and color.
    So see if you agree with me, you do not really have to listen, do you?

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    Njord - Thanks. What embraced child?

    Trash medium. Acrylic sketch of my dad in red, yellow, and black.



    watercolor dolls. I overworked it and lost some earlier strength.



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    Big ups on the improvement! from pg 1-5! RESPECT

    sorry. just watched ali G.

    keep it up!

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