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    gorgeous work man! love it!

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    Thanks for this, the sketchbook. It's inspired me so much. Thank you.

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    very nice sketchbook, you had grow up a lot

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    Wow, this thread is just completely absurd. As in, WTF-amazing.

    I've looked at a bunch of these threads and I haven't seen such improvement on any of them.

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    nailed it
    there should be a 60 minute special on you

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    nailed it
    there should be a 60 minutes special on you

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    I totally can't wait to start working in oils after seeing your stuff, but I know I need to pace myself and become better with drawing first. I really want to see more of your work; it's like an addiction lol, I just love it

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    Dile_ - Thanks! Np about the videos too it's fun for me. I gave that painting to Lipa when I was finished. I am going to have her come pose for a painting after this one I'm currently working on. It was just fun to paint next to Bill Whitaker that's for sure.

    Victor B - You are right on man. I would love to paint a 4 or 5 figure painting lifesize! That would be super awesome that's for sure. We'll see what happens hehe.

    Aaron Death - I'll try not to disappear again hehe...I'm not THAT evil hehe.

    maldrin - Hey man I don't know if I got your email. I am gonna check in my subfolders and in the spam and stuff today. JUst found your email and I replied...check your inbox.

    reidaj - Yeah exactly haha...about 3/4 of a tube of asphaltum and yellow ochre together so you are right It's definitely big. The gallery is going to send a van out for it when it is done hehe.

    Jake Kobrin - Awesome man glad you make it to the workshop and that we could meet up. Hopefully I didn't say anything stupid hehe...I'm known for that unfortunately.

    Mydrako - Thanks haha. Trust me I was the one nervous sitting next to Bill. The hilarious thing is that he's doing such good work and it looks like he isn't even trying...On the inside I was insanely nervous painting next to him. He's a giant of a painter and he has paved the way for younger artists like me. He was ridiculed a lot for pursuing representational art and without painters like him it would be much harder to make a living doing what I'm doing. Yeah that painting is definitely huge...it's the biggest I've ever done. It's been super fun and I am going to keep painting at this size. I love it.

    vayne108 - Awesome I'm glad I inspired you!

    Halix - Wow thanks for reading the whole thread! It is definitely a monster thread hehe...11 hours is a long time! Definitely start your own thread and above all...don't stop. Regardless of how bad you think your work is...just keep going. It's interesting that you mention that pen work. I want to get back into that...that love of pen work has stayed with me and I will definitely revisit it again. I am caught up oil painting now but I will find my way back to it soon.

    MT-Mystic - Awesome man. I'm glad this thread could give you resolve. Making art, and doing it for a living, can sometimes be really difficult. You need that complete resolve to survive. How is the transformation going? You must be an art monster by now.

    dTb - No problem at all! Thanks for your comments. It was really fun painting Lipa and I am going to have her back again as well. I am going to try to get her to pose for my next large figurative painting. It will involve fur and hopefully I can make it life size again.

    tandy1000 - Awesome I'm glad I was able to inspire you start a thread. The hardest part is just keeping it going! Resolve to keep it going regardless of the roadblocks and you will do well.

    Josef K. - Thanks!

    Strannikolai - Np at all. Glad this sketchbook could help inspire you. Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

    a.paul - Thanks! I definitely had to grow up...I still have a lot more growing up to do as well hehe.

    solidcube - Thanks...it's odd for me to look back at the beginning. I am a totally different person now. Yeah unfortunately time claims a lot of artists...they quit before they can make it. Just surviving the introductory learning process is a huge part of achieving success.

    aaro_n - I would be horrible in an interview. I always struggle to find the right words. I love being around people, but in those situations everything comes out garbled hehe. Would be funny at least though.

    jeremyg0rd0n - Thanks man. I'm here to feed the addiction!

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    Hey guys just wanted to update you on the current painting I am working on. The large figurative one that is 3 ft x 6 ft. Check out the latest update. I painted the scarf and I have also moved down to the shoulder area and the fabric there. I haven't taken a picture of that yet. I also did a bit of the fur hanging on the upper left. I am going to be changing some things in the background so that isn't final...but this will give you an idea of where it is headed:

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    Wow, Jon' I'm loving the progress on this one, the scarf!Can't wait to see it all resolved. Great edges, thanks for posting an update.

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    Haha wow, incredible stuff man, stunning progress

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    The way you handled the folds of the scarf is great. Looking forward to your next update.

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    Beautiful!!! Ofcourse...

    A teacher at school once asked us what the value of a painting is, when you copy a picture or real life scene. A framed in picture is exactly the same as a carefully copied painting, but less work, he said.
    They force me at school to work with collages, pasting paper in a painting, and all kinds of stuff except paint.
    I always try to defend traditional work, because I think you can put so much more in a painting than a photo. For example your latest work; it looks exactly as the picture you posted, but because of the brushstrokes it gets so much more value !

    I have to figure out a way to satisfy the teachers (with pasting weird materials into my paintings) so I get good grades and my diploma in three years... but in the meantime I'll closely follow your thread and save some money to follow your trainings some day

    (I'm still looking for a painting of yours to copy, to learn from your style)


    Edit; here's an example of still life painting at my school, so you can laugh at me haha
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...3&d=1238737142

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    It's definitely headed in a good direction. Can't wait to see it finished : ]

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    Looking forward to seeing the result!

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    Hey MCM. This is the best thing on the internet. I've been spoilt as I only started reading your journey a few weeks ago so every time I got online I could read some more. Now I have to wait for you to post!! All the best and thankyou so much for your inspiration.

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    Hi there,

    Just wanted to thank you for sharing your development with us. It's really very inspiring for me to look at this and see that with practice I could become this good one day

    I'm trying to do a drawing a day.....

    I haven't read through all the posts yet, were you just doing a drawing and painting a day? Or did you do a course as well?

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    WOW, What a fantastic update, . It's inspired me as always!!
    Can't wait to see it finished

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    MindCandyMan Man! your sketchbook is just AWESOME. when I look at your thread, I see what anyone can do with a positive attitude and a lot of work! you progress so much it's amazing.
    thanks for giving us inspiration anf hope!!

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    Truly incredible, inspirational, phenomenal... I need more big adjectives.
    Words alone become useless before such a feat, the improvement in this thread is just.... just...
    mind-blowing!!

    Sorry for the garbled, post. Nonetheless, I will now watch this thread with great interest!!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

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    Yes! Epic win!

    You sir, are a golden god of motivation.

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    every time i feel upset over anything art related, this thread always cheers me up thank you!

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    Jon... Update!

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    I really like your paintings! I just ran across http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIP_ACdivFQ&feature=fvw while I was looking around youtube..and then followed to your website..and then read your bio...and then followed the link to this thread (small world!!!).

    Hmm, I think I should try the blocking shapes things when I paint...it looks like it works really well.... thanks!

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    aMMMMazing progress bro...keep it up!

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    this thread is so inspiring!

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    This is the most amazing thread on the internet.

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    Boy, If anyone ever doubted that anything is possible in art, just send the link to this thread.

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    It took me a few days, but I managed to get through this whole thread.. It was worth every second of reading these 60+ pages just to see the amazing progress from when you started to where you're at now! Unbelievable! Definitely inspirational for a beginner (like myself) to see that, with enough hard work, anything is possible.

    Kudos to you and keep it up! I've definitely added this sketchbook to my faves and will absolutely be checking in regularly to see your new works, as well as to motivate myself to keep on practicing!

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    i am in awe! i'm so inspired and envious of your progress at the same time. i also want to attend an art school but i still don't have the money..

    you're really impressive!

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