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    sea of figures

    finally got around to scanning in some slides last week of some big stuff i did a while back. its always hard for me to get digital copies of all the stuff i do thats bigger than a scanner. oh well.

    anyways i worked up this drawing with graphite on a large sheet of lenox that i toned with oil and turp. i used some life drawing sketches to develop some of the figures in the foreground, making up alot of it as i went along.

    oh yeah...its pretty large 40" x 50" , so its been tough to get a good detailed photo

    yeah.. um here it is

    any feedback is appreciated
    -wes

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    really nice drawing ! dynamic and great use of the figure ..

    good use of a flowing compostion too.. top notch.. should be pleased and proud of this piece

    the orange/brown is from the toning? if so i think it adds another layer of complexity and emphasis on certain areas.

    that is a nice size too !

    great work

    ps. i just checked out your website.. you are very talented ! really like the energy and line/brush work in your pieces, it brings real life to your works.. and elevates them beyond the page

    not to toot my own horn , but perhaps you could take a look at my thread i posted (pencil and gesso) i would love to hear some feed back from you, what you think of it or anything

    anyway.. back to your website
    the Charcoal and gesso, 36" x 44". one with the 2 figures is just beautiful !

    cya

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    I'm sure this would be amazing to see in person.

    good to see you post again

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    amazing

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    amazing. another one for my wes shrine!

    god that is so briliant... paint something big for me, ill pay for it! i must have your works hanging on my walls.

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    Wow! This is freakin impressive. good stuff! :eek:

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    "Get reference.
    There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
    No one complains about life drawing,
    so take a photo.
    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
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    *sigh*wish i could draw like that...most of all that size
    your endurace must be infinite,i wouldn't even manage to draw half of the ppl without loosing the feeling and delight on it:eek:
    awesome work,i dig it:thumbsup:

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    :eek:

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    I had the chance to see this one in person. Its pretty intimidating how big it is. Wes, that night the seven samuri was showing is when I saw it in the halls. It had a nice crowd of people in ranged ages looking at it too. BTW.. did you ever get any offers from someone who may have wanted to buy it? I'm curious.

    Also.. Has anyone found waldo yet?

    -Tommy

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    what an ambitious work of art. thanks for posting it Wess it made my day, I really enjoy how you have rendered the figures.

    I like the chaos that the turpentine has caused but I dont think it is adding to the composition.

    I would definately hang something like that up on my wall

    great job.

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    wow I almost missed a wes post. Pretty cool, but I'm sure the tiny reproduction doesn't do it any justice.

    is it finished, or still a WIP

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    excellent. and ambitious. you will go far.-c36

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    astounding~!
    u r really something..

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    thats fantastic

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    thanks guys, sorry for taking forever to reply, i went out of town right after posting this.

    nicodemus- thanks man, yeah the brown and orange is from the oil toning. this slide doesnt really show it correctly though...the picture has an overal tone, not like how the left side is light here. that must be from the lighting i used for my slide shooting.
    ill go look for your thread now

    davi- hahah yeah theres a few robert poses in there.
    for those who dont know, davi and i both live in cleveland and end up drawing alot of the same models...we can recognize the models in each others drawings no problem now hehe

    coma- thanks, yeah i wasnt really sure about posting it this small, it doesnt feel the same as looking at the original, oh well, glad you enjoy it

    kaini, iwasink, carnifex, behemot5- thanks guys

    fell- hehe, im hoping to sell some stuff eventually...theres one buyer interested in it right now, but who knows

    tommy/swampbug- glad you got to see it in person...yeah ive had a couple people show interest in purchasing it...still trying to figure that all out though.
    hahah waldo...well, no waldo, but i did stick Mr. T in there somewhere along with a handful of other stuff no one else will ever notice

    android- thanks alot, glad to hear your feedback...i agree about the turpentine, i think it fuses together a little better in person though. also its not so light on the left side in reality, the whole thing is like the right half

    landmate- thanks, yeah its finished for now. im thinking of doing another one, a little more complex...hehe. or maybe trying it in paint.

    coro- thanks man, i appreciate it. oh yeah, ill be out in the bay area for sure now next semester, ill drop you a line.

    michael see, tyboogie - thanks guys

    heres a little higher res portion of it...might let you see a little better the detail and work. still bad reproduction though... hehe wish i could scan it in

    sea of figures

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    man, i love this piece. simply incredible.

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    lol this piece is hilarious. What the hell are those people doing??

    thanks for sharing,

    -Joshua

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