Hey thanks once again Bhanu and walnut!
oooo ur sketchbook is beautiful, congrats on the mag feature
Love those two last posts.
EllionV: Thanks. I don't see much similarity to the russian guy you linked.. guys sometimes it looks that some of you see art only here and on cgtalk and during playing warcraft etc, maybe you should look at more styles in illustrations and in art generally, so you won't connect me to pretty much the only random illustrator you know who's doing something different, for example works with naivity in any way.
walnut: Thanks. I haven't finished that last one but drew the yellow trees in other picture:
Mydrim, you right, i don't know too many primitive artists, haven't been interested in them, since I can't learn from them, but when I see one I like it. The only thing with it is that you wouldn't have as much freedom as much you would have if you had academic knowledge, like John Mahoney for example.
So glad I stumbled on your sketchbook, it's just full of absolute gems! SO inspiring. I really enjoy the linoprint-y texture on your recent pics, and the bold simple palettes really suit it
EllionV - I don't want to derail Mydrim's sb, and have no idea on his thoughts, but really wanted to mention that knowledge of/interest in theory/history/anatomy, etc, and choosing to work in a stylized way are not mutually exclusive things. Hope I'm not being rude, just that I've not seen Mydrim mention anywhere that he's not interested in study (hey, maybe he's not, but one can't assume that simply because his work is stylized!), and I see a lot of solid underlying skills here. (*edit* your own work in your sb is loose and stylized, so I'm sorry if I misunderstood what you meant?)
Last edited by geckochan; October 12th, 2010 at 06:33 AM.
geckochan, well I don't really know if Mydrim is interested in learning academics, but imo it doesn't really matter, his style holds on it's own. academic skills might help or might just kill w/e he had. I had a friend who used to draw in very primitive style and now he is studying academics. That's how he used to draw http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Vyf05V9LTnA/TE.../s640/eeqp.jpg
and now he draws like this
it's still stylish, but different. Can't say better or worse, just different.
I'm myself is still learning and trying different things, but Mydrim as I can see is pretty much convicted to his style and that's great, his art is one of the best here I don't think I've seen anything similar to his style and designs are awesome. And I don't think he needs any academics really, it's all holds on it's own, I guess I just get a little jealous when people can avoid everything that I'm trying to learn and still make solid art. =)
Ellion, thanks for clarifying ^_^ I'd thought you were assuming stylized=shunning study, study=realist style, and of course they're not connected in a binary way like that, but by personal style and choice, which you've just said as well, so we're on the same page
EllionV: Thanks but that doesn't make much sense to me, nobody would ever wanted to go study if it makes you having less freedom in creating art. It's actually the opposite, the more knowledge you have, the more freedom, cause you have more skills, more tools to play with.
Oh and I am not very sure what you mean by "primitive artists", but yes you can learn alot from primitive artists! From art of primitive cultures around the world, from early medieval's art, from ancient Egypt, or even from the cavemen's art.
geckochan: Thank you
um i absolutely love your style, loveeee the way you use your paint and your energetic pencil sketches! I think some of your piece's would make lovely woodcuts if you haven't already done so. Keep up the great work
yo mate, u keep up your great interesting stuff!!! I think u produce them better with the traditional medium, but ok glad to see u working with more stuff.
Yeah i think some engraving samples could be very interesting!!!
keep it up
Still kicking it as usual i see. Pencils are pretty, that snake's pretty cool, composition works well there. Those last enviro things inb the last post could do with some colour in the background.