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    January '07 -- Hall of Fame -- Paintings & Sketches

    I'd just like to mention that I'm fairly new to this forum, but am hoping to be a very active member and hopefully learn a lot from you lot. Seen a lot of very talanted artists on this board and thought the best possible way to improve is by recieving harsh comments and critiques from the best of the best. I thought I'd start with a brief introduction.

    I'm 17 years old, currently in my last year of school. Located in the East part of England and working hard to get into my two top desired unies as of next year. I've always been passionate about art, ever since a little lad, experimenting with pencil and watercolour to start with, then gradually expanding into acrylics, oils, charcoal etc. and most recently sculpture media such as plaster, wires and clay. I've been involved with Photoshop for about 3 years, and 3d softwares like 3d studio max and cinema 4d for just under one year, but which to expand my knowledge with these programs to further enhance my 3d skills. My fav artist is Phil Hale, as you might have seen the influence in my work (although it's not half as amazing as his) and have a great interest in architecture which I wish to pursue as a career later on in my life after graduation. My main inspirations come from visiting various galleries and vintage accessories (yes I love vintage). I try to somewhat show this in my work, but often fail. My other aim is to achieve a certain style, that is uniquely mine and recognisable, but by the looks of it that may take a few more years.

    Due to my passion for art, I was set on starting an art group aimed at mainly trad/digital work and mixed media. However, those hopes vanished as a result of my tight schedule and academic life.

    Aside from art, I play a lot of Golf (often during the summer since I can't be arsed to play during winter) as part of the Junior Team in my region and do a lot of running, both cross country and sprinting and normally take part in annual athletics events. I am a sceptic in my own right and thereby do not believe in theism or any other religious beliefs. I'm also a deontologist and which all governments would develop this as the norm of their political decisions and actions.


    That was my brief introduction. I'll see if I can post some work.

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    Hey man. Welcome to CA. Doing good on your studies. Had a birthday on the 22nd eh. Mines on the 26th. Just turned 19. I suggest you need to do just the line drawings for a while. You know, without the shading. And once youve done that for a while, try and do some with shading and contrast. I really like this last one, looks creepy and cool. And my second favorite is the guy with the messed up face. Keep up the good work.

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    welcome to C.A. Your first drawings are looking good already. Posting once a day will really help you improve. So just stick to it. It can be hard sometimes though.

    good job so far and keep going

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    Envisor- cheers mate, I'll try to do that.

    wake101- n_n I see a lot of mistakes in my drawings though, but I guess that is the way to improve..(through trial and error). I'll be posting some more studies/sketches later this evening, and yea trying to stick to the 'one drawing/study a day' but possibly more if I have time.

    Appreciate all the support I've received so far.

    Some more anatomy studies.

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    This was my final piece for my art A-level coursework (was pretty big). As you can see it's hugely inspired by the legendary Ashley Wood, since he was the main artist I was focusing on through out this project. Ironically, painted on wood. My first complete oil painting.

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    Some old and recent pencil drawings.

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    January '07 -- Hall of Fame -- Paintings & Sketches
    (batman hangs)
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    (willow charcoal, cotton wool, putty rubber)

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    more:
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    I had a go at watercolours, didn't spend too much time on it, was more of a quick sketch type of thing.

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    Can´t believe you are real 17 years old. (Wished you were older )
    I absolutely enjoy your charcoal drawings,
    and also your robot oil painting looks great in brushwork and colors.

    I can´t really give you critics this time, but i would like to see more faces and heads.

    Keep going!

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    more faces and heads are on their way n_n

    thanks for stopping by, I'll see if I can upload some more work later this evening (I'm also trying to finish another big oil painting, which I might upload some time early next week).

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    here's another one using willow charcoal.

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    an old pencil drawing (done back in January)
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    January '07 -- Hall of Fame -- Paintings & Sketches
    (phil hale inspo)
    January '07 -- Hall of Fame -- Paintings & Sketches
    (henry cooper mashed-up)

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    Instant Inspiration. Jesus, you make me feel soooo bad for being the same age as you!

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    haha, cheers n_n and thank you for stopping by.

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    yay!

    the Henry Cooper mashed up is great!
    hope ya keep this updated mister, we'd like to see more

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    Thanks for stoppin by my sketchbook, I thought I'd repay the flavor.

    You've got some really nice stuff man. Great sense of form as well as nice chaotic textures, especially in those charcoals. That oil painting is great...although it looks like you lost the plot alittle in the robots torso...gets kinda confusing.

    Anyway, Keep on crankin man! I Look forward to seeing more stuffs!

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    gunnarsson- cheers mr sherlock

    cthogua- thank you for the wonderful feedback, and yes there's a lot of room for improvement on that painting lol, but to tell you the truth, I don't really like it anymore.

    Here's a little b&w preview of my latest painting:

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