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    abc's MindGrapes

    Hello Conceptart.org,

    I've been lurking for about a year and a half. I decided to start posting as an incentive to practice more and participate at all. Any comment is welcome.

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    3/13/7

    Dose this one make any sense?

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    3/14/7

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    Welcome to CA dude. Nice studies so far. Would like to see some figure and life studies soon. And some more traditional pieces, maybe some pencil sketches. Try to draw cleaner lines, it seems your sketches are very etchy. Keep up the good work tho, hope to see more.

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge"- Albert Einstein


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    Long time. No see.

    Whoa! I hadn't realized the last time I posted was in April. And that was for a little nostalgic b*ttkissing.

    Wish I could say that I've been busting my hump. Anyway here's some dump.

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    Studies From the "Book of Bones" thread

    I can spend hours lost in that one.

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    not bad i like it lol keep up the good work
    !and keep

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    You've improved a lot since your last post; your still lifes and that last environment (with all the blues in it) looks great. Your color sensibility has definitely jumped. Keep up the good work, it's encouraging :]

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    With your paintings you capture the sense of lighting very well, I'm talking about the objects you painted, (egg, apple, pear). I would suggest to draw more from life and anatomy studies. It seems to me you have a really nice gesture, I would love to see more figurative works from you. Welcome to CA and keep working hard.

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    1/6/8

    just a few updates. A portrait of my sister, a drawing for a selfportrait, the finished selfportrait and a quick sketch I made while watching my new favorite show.

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    poop

    s'been awhile

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    Man, I'm loving the portraits. They're beautiful.

    Please keep posting!

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    7 hours of portrait drawing.

    Thanks, Beastathon.
    Here's another.

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    Snakebite

    Decided to try and paint this one. The hatching method is kind of tedious though. I reworked the face to try and get the guy to look more terrified.

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    more for you

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    Great work, especially the graphite portraits.

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    first, a self inflicted paint-over on the snakebite painting. I want to make the snake as snakey as I can. Second, a drawing I started today for a painting I'm making for me ma.

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    Great portraits as always.

    Would love to see the finished snake-bite picture plus some more figures.

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    drawing for painting

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    From the top. This time with feeling.

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    Your portraits are beautiful, I really love the color play in the shadows. And your drawings...so delicate. 5 stars!

    EDIT: I just saw the time difference in your posts. Superb progress.

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    The paint sketch for the upcoming portrait. It could be fuller.

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    Ha! another one of Ted's descendants Welcome!

    I saw your post in the Bargue drawing thread and saw the avatar and I was like , "hey I know that portrait from somewhere !" and then I realized Tim Stotz once showed me it last year in France. Didn't you also study with him and Michelle?

    Nice impressionistic colouring, great stuff!
    Once in a while your values and chroma jumps a little, primarily in the shadows but I love the boldness of it.

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    Hi, Art_Addict. Did we meet at Tim and Michelle's wedding?

    I'm actually in Argenton-Chateau now, while my girlfriend is taking the Summer course. We'll both be taking the course this Autumn.

    I am a bit of an impressionist. The high, clear chroma is equal parts my innate sensitivity for hue and a tendency towards the literal use of the tube color. My values just need to be structured. I'm working on both these things and am trying to be more optical and organized in my approach with this latest portrait.

    Thanks for stopping in.

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    I like the rich colors and the sensitivity exhibited in the portraits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC View Post
    Hi, Art_Addict. Did we meet at Tim and Michelle's wedding?

    I'm actually in Argenton-Chateau now, while my girlfriend is taking the Summer course. We'll both be taking the course this Autumn.

    I am a bit of an impressionist. The high, clear chroma is equal parts my innate sensitivity for hue and a tendency towards the literal use of the tube color. My values just need to be structured. I'm working on both these things and am trying to be more optical and organized in my approach with this latest portrait.

    Thanks for stopping in.
    Ah yes off course! Your Harmony's boyfriend right?

    Didn't make that mental link with your SP. Now it's obvious...

    I understand what your saying about the color. I, myself am often drawn to push the chroma a bit too and I love paintings where it's manipulated well. However I just feel that, just as we are trained to put a lot of emphasis on value structure, chroma structure is something that might be treated as equally important from a representational point of view regardless of palette choices.

    Just as certain parts in your subject/model relate to the lightsource in terms of value, the 'local' color in combination with the amount of light it receives also has a limited chroma range. If you decide to alter it you have to take into account it's maximum possible chroma under the given lighting situation and/or alter all other chroma's to keep a proper chroma structure.
    One painter that I think pushes his colors a lot but keeps a tight balance is : Dan Thompson. Have you heard of him before?

    I hope that makes sense.

    Anyway I look forward to seeing more work and the progression on the portrait!

    Cheers,
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    Really nice work on the portraits so far, they're a pleasure to look at.

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    Yeah. That's me. Harmony's old man.

    Actually, Tom, that makes a lot of sense. I've never keyed the chroma before and have trained my poster sense mostly for value. A general impression of a given scene's chromaticity is just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for the tip.

    Dan Thompson makes a damn fine painting.

    Here's more on the portrait. I have had a bit of trouble staying organized as I paint my way around the muzzle. It has slowed me down some.

    Wow. These photos are different. If you cross your eyes in the middle you might get a better feel of how it really looks.

    Beastathon, you wouldn't happen to be anywhere near Argenton-Chateau, France? I need models. Wait, shouldn't you be drawing?

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    Finaliza

    Here's as far as I got in 30 hours of time with a portrait model. Berrf! I suck.

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