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I Want Moar! I Demand! Ur Awsum
MONKEY SHOOTZ CRAP
Agh, what a great sketchbook! I wish I could offer advice or constructive criticism, but I've nothing other than compliments. I really admire your lines which seem to have a perfect mix of clarity and looseness. Anyway, I'm looking forward to further updates, and hope to see a few more colour pieces in the future.
your line work is amazing
i guess if anything I'd probably like to see finished stuff, but this is truly some beautiful work.
Hey - really love the drawings. Really fine level of drawing ability!! The variety of mark making and solid designing of the figures are really extraordinary. Has the ankle healed yet? If you're looking for challenges - I'd love to see how you do going out on location and making drawings of people going about their lives in the environments. Maybe write some descriptions of what you think about them and what they are doing and direct your drawings to what you are writing. The drawing ability is SLAMMIN! What do you want to talk about with it?
I hear you. As I was writing the comments in your sketchbook I was asking myself how often I live by my own words. Directing the work towards an opinion is something that I always have to push as well. It can be tough when you draw well to rely on just doing that all of the time (and you draw REALLY well!) and its FUN - and why the heck not??. I think it's more rewarding to push the work in a direction - and you wind up with better drawings. For me though - I enjoy making the drawings so much I have to ask myself now and again, - who is the client? what kind of story are you trying to tell, who is your audience - and so on. When we were kids and learning handwriting - at first it was a struggle just to make all the letters look right. Later though it is less about the handwriting, and more about the stories. You also have to write all sorts of different stories to figure out what kind of stories you like to write. Same thing with drawing. Creep factor?? - do you mean people will think it is creepy that you are out making drawings? Or that you feel creepy doing it? I wouldn't worry about it - after a while you get really good at hiding drawings - or covering up the parts you don't want people to see. Anyway - your drawings are really strong - have fun - and hope the ankle is 100% soon.
major stuff going on here. 4 Stars
Great life drawings, really like the dogs, very real the way you've shown the flab around their faces, I like that in dogs too, cute and humorous. The comic characters watching Family Matters, ha! An alien and a humanoid rabbit, lots of humorous potential there. Also like what you're doing with the low-file-size-save-quality-looking color experiments. Only critique is that most of the jpegs could be posted in smaller file sizes without any quality loss, would get this mug to load faster.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
I'm with everyone else... there is some serious sketch mileage going on right here. Really interesting style you've come to acquire, too, in the sense that it's very loose, very raw and fluid yet intentional and not superfluous with respect to the linework. Great start to your sketchbook, that's for sure.
I love it! - lines with their flow and looseness and rawness ... great stuff bro!
hmmm nice to see anotehr 20 year old artist here...and what better you also do beautiful linework....love the way you describe the same subjects from the same angles yet ...each peice is so different.... and ncie use of pastels... awesome stuff
keep it up
Nice sb!! , good start, one of the best ive seen in july
btw, is your model your mum?, shes watching tv everytime D:
I like the almost contour like quality of your work. Gives it a lot of shape.
Your stuff is just so interesting and rather inspiring!
I'll totally be keeping an eye on this sketchbook. :9
Last drawing in #36... epic. I'm a huge proponent for implied space and forms (though it's only seen in my architectural work) so seeing it in that sketch makes me want to say it's a completed piece in a way, just needs to be presented the right way and bam. You've definitely earned your 5 stars, man. Gonna subscribe and check back often. Inspirational stuff going on in here.
This last post is really interesting. Seeing a photo of your mother lends an interesting insight into how you portray her in your drawings. Your depictions of her become all the more compelling after actually seeing her.
Not to be to presumptuous, but there seems to be threads of a narrative here in your drawings of her. They suggest a very specific type of relationship.
Cracking sketchbook, interesting with the commentary about tv, good mixture of styles/mediums as well, especially the pencil crayons and felts (like the Dr Phil one).
Amazing pencil works... and your inked works are just as amazing, too, if not more. You're so confident with your strokes!
And I love the colors you choose; really bring some depth to the pictures. I could learn a lot from you. Can't wait for the updates!
Dude - you are seriously reminding me of Feliks Topolski every time I see your stuff - hard core, don't give a crap who knows it DRAFTSMANSHIP. Really great to see. The point about story telling was also my way of saying you are SO READY! I draw well myself - and story telling and directing the work towards an end result have been a bitch to pick up. Not because I can't do it - but because I love to make drawings for the sake of drawing alone. From what I see - you are beyond solid and ready to ROCK. The couple walking and the drawing of your mom at the table - and some of the facial expressions are all heading in the right direction - they tell stories, they have theatrics and interesting use of graphics - you're starting to do that naturally. If you want - pick up one of these if you get the chance http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Dreams-A...7187957&sr=8-1 and http://www.amazon.com/Art-Incredible...7188584&sr=8-1 - have a look. You already know you can draw anything you can possibly imagine. Next step is what can you imagine? The good news is - whatever that is - it's worth putting on paper and you have boatloads of ability to do that. Really nice stuff!! P.S. Love the one of your dad - and where you are deciding to make lots of marks versus few marks versus leaving the paper open. Here is another to have a look for by one of my favorites as well http://www.amazon.com/Picassos-Volla...7189799&sr=8-1
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This stuff amazing! I lofe the life sketches! crayons?
Check out my sketchbook
Gotta love your lines... so much detail in the faces with such clean strokes. :3 Awesome sketchwork.
And the WIP is looking pretty interesting... kind of reminds me of Frank from Donny Darko. :3 Only kind of. Great expression. Interesting choice of color, too... would've never though such an intense expression to be matched with cooling colors like that. Can't wait for an update. :3
Hey - I hear you - it can make you nuts at first - I have found that making storyboards helps me focus and is a good point of entry into all kinds of illustration. The thing I like about the paper dreams is you get to see how a lot of different artists handle story telling. It doesn't HAVE to look a certain way - it just has to tell the story. Books like that give you license to do whatever you please to get the job done. Topolski's Face to Face is a great book - he also did a hell of a reportage book of China, and another of the UN, and another of the coronation. All great stuff. If you haven't checked him out yet - think you would enjoy Daumier as well. Your sketchbook continues to rock - cheers.
Hey, what can I say? Once you've seen something pretty unique, it's hard to forget. I don't think I could ever forget the bunny. I'll forget his name, but I could never forget the bunny...
Awesome new work up! Pastels, right? Great colors... they're all so vibrant, but they all... just... work. What do you use for smudging? A q-tip? :3
Oh, and, haha... gotta love the commentary.
OH -- and by the way. Your icon... so rings a bell. From that cartoony show with the dinosaur family, right?
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