I would say the piece that is the strongest of your pictures is your first piece and the piece with the girls back facing us. I definitely like your uses of positive and negative space with each of your pieces.
A lot of your work needs help with anatomy though, don't get me wrong, I know most of your pieces are more stylized. Like I suggest to many, you should take up life drawing classes.
Many of your pieces have a limited color pallet, which there isn't anything wrong with a limited amount of color but you should experiment more with it. I would like to see more rendered pieces from you as well.
haha mahn, i love your stuff, very unique, is that your work on the walls in the museum?
museum? that's a crappy college "gallery" (two corner walls in between a bookstore and a food court)
and yeah those are my paintings, all of which based on photographs of internet models, of which i did not take.
the other exhibit was the art department student art show, nothing too spectacular, only got two pieces in (the 9 panel painting of my hands and a trash can named 'abortion eater' as a joke, which accidentally got in)
well let's not make this a pointless post: here's my show card
yep. all images from that show are erotic/sensual/pornographic images from the internet.
they are paintings based on sketches of layers i drew (referencing the photos)
i emailed all of the photographers about using their work as reference, none of them have replied... so none of the paintings are for sale until i get a response giving me the 'okay' to sell an emulation of their respective work.
Originally Posted by ped454
lol i love that you did that lil act of vandalism. is it still there?
yeah its still 'on display'.... i guess it's not really vandalism when you have permission and it's a requirement for a project. it's duct-tape, so it's removable. i won't bore you with the assignment and social statement about the piece, it's not finished ( it has been raining this weekend, preventing me from completing it, but hey it's holding up to the rain like a champ!)
Originally Posted by zeitgeist
the ones in the college art gallery... you called them paintings... if you dont mind me asking... what medium did you use?
-ink dye (typically used for screenprinting, allowed for more saturated hues)
-wall paper paste (for a mild transparent quality to allow for brushwork to remain seen under layers)
-latex (acrylic based 'house paint' for the black layers)
i made sure all of the ingrediants were archival safe and water soluable so they would mix together without any problems in the long run. it may sound nontraditional, but they combined surprisingly well and allowed me to cover vast areas of canvas with minimal supplies (whereas i would have gone through dozens of tubes of acyric if i used them alone)
...on 12oz cotton unstretched canvas.
Last edited by Grief; June 10th, 2007 at 08:42 PM.
Like everyone has been saying, you have a neat graphic style.
It looks like you're being too hasty with your pencil works though, and it's giving them that blocky look. Start off laying down some lighter shades and then work the darker values in and blend them with your pencil, not your fingers.
One thing that was suggested to me to help me learn values is copying a masters work in black and white. If you check out my sketchbook you'll see the one I did as an example.