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    hey ben olsen your making my head spin.
    the way i see it, with the outline's effectiveness, is weither the lines dont clash with the concept and the bg.
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1170664540
    this one works really well.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1170665221
    this one doesnt.
    I think if it had a darker bg it may have worked, but a black outline on nearly white kills a lot of the form.
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    lol, i went to a site you mentioned in another of your threads, rotten.com
    crazzy shiit!

    you are a craaazy talented guy, how long have you been painting for?
    btw, do a search for an artist called Dirty C( in the sketchbook section)

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    damn !it's very inspiring to see your digital stuff!

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    hehe, bold silluette lines rock, love the rendering on those pieces. Keep postin' please

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    Ben Ben Ben! I think your style defines you with what you like to make and do. Don't go away from that thick outline stuff, I like it a lot. Though, on the other hand, if you feel it is better for your to change your outline then by no means, do it!

    I made a similar Bman image, but mine sucks compaired to your sweetness. You should be called "Ben Sweet" instead of that Justin guy. Hehe

    As for making it as a pin-up-artist. Draw many pinup girls (about 2000) and send them to my email and one of those men's magazines. Then you life is set as a pin-up-artist! Lovely art, mate, thank you for sharing. Cheers!

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    I love your color schemes. I am sure a lot of other people said this already but your sketchbook is very inspiring. I really like this image http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1166603539
    Post more!

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    hey ben, first of all; of course id buy it! id be the first one to buy it. no ripping here. secondly, i am fond of the outlines. maybe my only suggestion is to vary the width of line depending on where it is on the body. if you look at some of huantes stuff he does rely on the line to outline stuff but there are even some parts where the line is so thin or not even visible aposed to a very bold like on the same character. i think it all depends on where you want a part of the image to really be defined, usually where a tone wont hold up against another tone, for example, the tone of flesh against a wall or something. the colors might be different but the tone might be so close to the tone of the wall that they wont hold, so a line must be applied. this is also a method that norman rockwell used in many of his paintings. he also used outlines.

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    Deru- That's a huge compliment to me. The idea that I can inspire somebody is really cool.

    entdroid- Thanks. Yeah I'm starting to get the idea that you can selectively use outline.

    blanquish- Thanks. I see what you mean about the black line. I'm going to keep experimenting. Heh, glad you checked out Rotten. As far as how long I've been painting for... well I painted a little bit in art school but not all that well. That was back between 94 and 96. After that I didn't paint much for awhile. Then about three or four years ago i start painting in photoshop. It just kind of clicked. But I had always been drawing. So I think that drawing is pretty much key to being able to paint. Thanks for the heads up bout Dirty C. That guys is fucking awesome.

    Shylone_Breath- thanks

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    MattGamer- I gotta check out your Batman. And I'll get to work on those 2000 pin-ups

    A.Cerasoli- Thanks. I plan to do more images like that to.

    phobophile- thanks, yeah I was looking at a Norman Rockwell painting when I got the idea to start playing with outlines. I guess he's a great example of an illustrator who uses lines selectively. I should look at some more of his stuff.

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    Your work is the balls!. Gargantuan shinny balls that radiate omnipresent light throughout the ever expanding universe. No seriously! Your work is milk to a newborn. kind of vital for development.

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    Lukias, That's a hard ass-pat to follow!

    I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the inspiration. I pretty much had Odd Nerdrum and your Suffering concepts running through my head while working on my entry for the Character of the Week #56. I'm still kindof a noob at the whole digital paint thing, so the thing got pretty over-worked.

    I'm completely envious of your bold loosness. Is this something that you developed over time or were you this fearless right out of the box?

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    Check some of Norman's stuff from the 20's and 30's for outlines when he was really painting thick and with authority and not so crazy busy that he started rushing and or tightening up. It's truly amazing.

    Oh, and more sketches, please.

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    truly stunning work here Ben.

    Concerning the use of outline, have you ever looked at Rubens? He leaves a lot of outlines in his paintings, and his paint sketches rely heavily on line. Since he is a great draftsman, I think that shows up in his paintings.

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    this sb is sweet... seriously. Thanks for the inspiration

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    Don't know you well enough to offer any crits, but I'd say you're on the right track. You've got some great art going on here.

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    God damn you have some cool ass sketches in here


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    need I say more? I think not, but yet I will fill that visual drool with some verbal as well - I'm currently having some of your work on the side as a reference to better understand what you do, and how you do it, so thanks for being around! ~ now I do this with other works then yours of course

    & well it's a 5/5 thread, and simply one of the best threads around.

    so give me/us more, we/I are/am hungry!

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    I just have to echo everyone else and say VERY cool stuff. I would really like to hear a bit about your techniques and methods.

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    waaagh how could i not see this for so long?
    words can't describe how awesome those pics are.
    for some reason,it all looks so incredibly easy to make,but in reality...whew.
    one hell of an inspiration. love the fleshy look of everything.

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    Thank you, Mr. Olson, for knocking my balls off with these sketches. They were starting to get in the way and I feel much more in touch with my feelings now.

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    Argh, your work is so good - love the experimentation and the solid understanding of form. What are you major influences, and do you do any traditional work?

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    Lukias- Thanks, that's cool coming from you. Your work is balls and milk also.

    Marco Mazzoni- Thanks. Glad to hear I inspire someone. When I started painting digitally, looseness was something I consciously aspired to. The art of Justin Sweet was what inspired me to try digital painting. I liked how loosely he painted. And I've always like the way John Singer Sargeant painted. I think the best artists are the ones that make it look easy. Plus as a concept artist I had to get used to painting quickly.

    abo- Will do

    Achadobu- Thanks for the heads up. I haven't checked out Rubens in a while.

    Orifice- Here's a couple more

    BohemianChaos- Thank you.

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    REAU- you the man

    dan liimatta- That sure is nice to hear.

    Jeffrey Rizzles- I think I posted some pictures showing the Painter brushes I use. Dig around my threads, they're somewhere. Other than that it's all about being able to draw. Drawing is the key I think.

    Carnifex- That's a hell of a compliment. Thanks man.

    strych9ine- Well, you knocked my tits off first. Sincerely, your stuff is awesome.

    Rebeccak- Not really since art school. I don't have room to do any traditional work in my little apartment. And I hate cleaning brushes. I've been thinking about renting some studio space and taking an oil painting class. i don't know...

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    Nice stuff as usual Ben. The textures you use are great. I like that last sketch, I like her nose. Heh.

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    wow, those are damn hot. Especially the last two.
    colour work is total tits.
    You work is unlike any other artist's I've ever seen, truly unique.
    Keep doing the wonders you are doing, and don't ever stop!

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    woo.. love those last 2, your texture work is aswome. thx for sharing, and keep it up

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    looks graet, some stuff is a bit wonky though but it's all just sketches anyways.
    Love the mass of your paints, cheers!


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    amazing . I agree with hurri here. Umm please post more often , pespecially some pencil works .

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    yay! more thoughts on paper to analyze and steal

    Thanks! 5/5

    especially that 2nd one, damn! so fine.

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    love the texture on that faceless chick piece, damn solid stuff as usual.

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    Hey Ben, great stuff as usual. I love the last pic of the girls face. real nice lighting on that.

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    Ben, Ben, Ben.....what can I say? These are awesome. Dark, dirty, and beautifully rendered stuff. Love your style and thanks for stoppin by mine to give me a glimpse into your crazy head. Awesome stuff, Now I'm gonna go draw somethin sick and twisted....

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