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nice shapes man i like them 5 star
It's a different control. Did you go wet on wet? Also be careful with using black. It's hard to paint transparent on top of it. You will have to paint opague on top of it and end up using a lot of paint. Now you know what you have to work on. Control. You do great work, just gotta get that control down pack now. You can finish tight renders as I've seen from earlier posts. Construction is what is going to make you or break you now. I am in the same boat. I think you have better understanding of stuff more than me. Just by talking with Aaron, he mentions you name a lot and what you say. Very informative stuff. Keep at it though. Peace.
lilnebo: haha thanks!! I guess u really like food
Alex Alexandrov: thanks! I really like your work!!
teapo: hahah bulbazombie ftw
oren90: thanks! hahaha
beelow: um. yes I worked wet into wet...they were done from life!! both in the same sitting...well I moved, but same sitting *cough* around 1h30 on each one. I got a bit over-excited to paint, and didn't do good drawings Drawing/construction is always hard for me anyway. I always just want to paint. drawing is hard!
my warmup from today. brain was feeling a bit broken, so I just scribbled a lot till I ended up with this. I think 45 minutes?
My bad. It was late lastnight. That was a dumbass question, reading it today, LOL. I just got done playing basketball yesterday and was exausted from doing that. I plan on going back out today. You said life drawing which should have been a clue. Shit maybe you have a blow dryer I don't know. Ha! I saved myself from humiliation. LOL. I understand the breaking of the brain. Nice dirt, twigs, trees, grass and rocks. And, yeah what Krato said do that. I should take credit from him for saying that. Later Devin. Spread some love sauce in my book as well, I finally updated.
krato: thanks! I always have trouble with the lighting in enviros
beelow: haha it's okay! my brain is broken most of the time!!! all of the time...some of the all of the time...
so another disappointing update from me... enviro scribble and some gesture drawing from life.
nice scribbles, i would suggest to have lighter values in the upper area of the enviro to have a better range of values and to have a nice border between the far background and the near foreground, it has a cool look to it thanks to the textured brushes and shapes
I just wanted to say that I've been impressed with your growth over the last few years, man. You're really starting to come into your own. I remember the stuff you had with you when I semi met you in Montreal and you've really grown leaps and bounds. The paintings in particular. I wish I could get the sense of texture and sheen you get on some of your stuff. I'll be studying your concepts, man! They're always fun to pick apart and the colors you use are a feast for the eyes! Ha! Keep rocking, brother. Love the updates as always. Peace.
oren90: thanks! you are probably right about the values.
zebz: woah! hearing that really means a lot! ah man u just made my day you are toooo kind
fetsch: haha thanks man! I am trying to enjoy myself, but I've mostly just been very busy with work. Once I get the laptop i ordered, I think things will go a bit quicker....mmmmm then there will be traveling tooo
2 hr sittings. terrible photos [ but not so terrible not to post] they are both 15-16cm or so tall. was fun, but I need more practice...and longer sittings
Oil on masonite.
Last edited by Texahol; May 14th, 2010 at 04:03 PM.
Great stuff man. Those life paintings are pretty cool... I really need to start doing some traditional life paintings myself, I seem to keep getting reminded of it.
Edit: At first I assumed these were oils, but now I'm not sure. Did you use oils or acrylic?
That second portrait is nice...good lighting and I like the warm face against that dark background. I would love to see what that one would have looked like had you more time
your colors GLOW!
also your .gif (as the avatar for the sketchbook) made my evening. thanks!
untouched24: thanks! it's fun, and rewarding to have a tangible thing after you are done. I edited my post to avoid further confusion. They are in oil. i wonder what it is that makes people think I am painting in acrylics...makes me paranoid that I am doing it all wrong
krato: thanks! I see what you mean about the red shadow. It's not something I'm going to fix. It's doesn't look that bad IRL.
wilkerson: thanks, afaik that's generally what gestures are... these were all less than 5 minutes.
LisandroG: thank you! I wish I had more time on the 2nd one, but alas...she had to leave. She cooked dinner AND sat for us for free...can't beat that!
metal fingers: mmm! thanks man!
anniebelle: thank you!!! I'm glad u like the gif as well haha
so I've been pretty feverish the last few days, hot/cold sweats...and very tired. Falling behind on work, etc...anyway so I was trying to do something productive instead of falling over while sitting at my computer and got around and scanned some stuff form my sketchbook from the last few weeks.
My friend has a cheap scanner, but I guess it's better than nothing..
Hey, nice work, and I'm very happy seeing your oil paintings. gorgeous pencil work. this thread is a joy to browse.
papervampire: thank you for the kind words!
yoitisi: nobody warned me
Benjy: thanks! It was fun going to the museum to draw. It was my first time doing that hopefully I will be able to do some zoo visits this summer
metal fingers: yeah, it's mostly on account of the scanner that they're blown out. but I grabbed the wrong pencil when i left the USA and had H or 2H lead that I was trying to draw with [and no eraser] I'm not that anal when it comes to sketchbook doodling tho maybe I should be
oren90: yeah, I was at a little cafe sketching meetup thing, and I was drawing the guy across from me. The glasses were crooked like that, everything else isn't as far off as the glasses make it seem...*cough* anyway i didn't have an eraser, and I couldn't be arsed
busy with freelancing, hit the halfway point on a huge project...trying to muster more hotblood and courage to get my mind in the right place. Doing huge jobs can be a bit taxing on your brain...plus i mostly just want to do more trad stuff! painting is fuuuuuuun!
some gesture drawing from life [yes, I know they are crap]
and I went into the woods with some friends and did some painting. It's 14x15 cm or so [~5.5 inches] we were also attacked by ants. Again with the bad photos, but ...well there just isn't the means to take good ones [tripod, proper lighting, a less fussy camera, other arbitrary excuses]
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I like what I see. I wished you have more time for traditional paintings too devin, but beggars cant be choosers.