Nice life studies, mate! Great skills on pencils... Keep them coming!
Kliment - I'm gonna check your sketchbook again after this post...it has some great gestures done with strong lines...very inspiring. Thanks for the reply.
Waffle_King - Thanks. I'm not sure which model your referring to, but thanks for the compliment.
elisa - Thank you. You take care as well.
velinov - Thanks. I will keep them coming certainly for the next couple of weeks. I'm taking the time just to study and progress.
This is an old study, but it was just sitting there and I quickly took a pic. I used the limited pallete of some sixteenth/seventeenth century painters and the mixture of 1 part terp., 1 part linseed, 2 parts Damar for a medium that sets up well. I tried to do too much in a little bit of time (a little over 2 and a half hours). I still like though. Okay, I'll post another batch later. Taking photos seems make me feel better than the scan and piece method.
Last edited by Ted; September 28th, 2009 at 11:42 PM.
Dude this stuff is serisouly some of the coolest work Ive seen - EVER. Really love your style - some of these have me thinking of Wes whereas others are completely original. Stunning work, please keep posting!
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great works up in here dude! like your shadings much .
ps: another 5 stars
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Your sourced work is superb much thanks to your very sexy shading techniques. On your concept work the shading is a bit behind though, and the anatomy, but I don't doubt you'll catch up there.
Very promising stuff.
Awesome rendering, rated.
awesome stuff man. i missed last tuesday cause my moms van broke down, but i'm gonna try and make it this tuesday. you gonna make it? would love to see you work
kaktuzlime - Thank you.
demented - Thanks so much.
GOBLINSHARK - Thanks.
Atlantis - No, I don't get tired of any encouragement. I just hope I give enough to others...specially when they need it. Thanks.
TomteOfDoom - Thank you. Glad my value treatment gives you a boner...it's a first I've known of. I wonder if other trousers can manage these drawings. Thanks for the overall critique.
JERI - Thanks.
Tigermilk - Thanks. Here's some more.
character - Thanks. I don't think I'll be attending for awhile, but I'll send you a message if I know I'll be attending well in advance. Hope your mom's van is doing better.
Last edited by Ted; September 28th, 2009 at 11:46 PM.
yeah man, the vans working again. was kinda cheap actually, thank god
nice updates man. the grayscale stuff is beautiful. do you do gallery shows at all? i'd love to see this stuff in person. so much is always lost in photos
Skeiff - Thanks, here's another. I've got more, but I have to post those later.
character - Good to hear about the van. I participate in group shows now and again. I just had a piece up at the "Seven Degrees" gallery in Laguna, but the show just ended. If I ever have something more significant, I'll let the world know (the world includes conceptart.org). Thanks for the interest.
I did this today for the "INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SELF PORTRAIT" thread. So, I'm posting it here as well.
Last edited by Ted; September 28th, 2009 at 11:47 PM.
Guys like you make me keep drawing. thanks alot !
afklamer - I feel the same way about certain members of this forum. I'm glad I can be someone who inspires and motivates another. Thanks for that comment..it means a lot.
Here is the progression of a portrait being done of actor Joseph Gatt. I have a third meeting set in December to finish. I'm still painting regularly, but I think I'll start posting some invented drawings again...seems that I might be boring visitors with too much figure study. I'll post some later.
Last edited by Ted; September 28th, 2009 at 11:49 PM.
Great things in here man!
I like the first one on the top, is very bizarr and agressive.
Hope to see more man!
Ryan DeMita - Thanks for the reply...yeh...the pallet that I used to glaze over the umber layer is designed to glaze and emphasize the warm and cools. It's a horizontal transition from Raw Umber mixed with Raw Sienna till it hits and blends with Yellow Ochre. Keep the Yellow...ah screw it. I'll just post it. I set up the pallet as so and then make a mess. Well, leave room between the strands to mix greens, oranges and purples. The greens and purples will come from the blue in the ivory black. Here's a link: http://tedwork.com/Misc/www.tedwork.compallette.jpg
I plan on knocking back the saturation and settling the transition between the hues during the last session of that portrait.
Simbob - Thanks for the comment on my style or personal expression it means a lot to me and is something I work hard (I actually can't help it in it's smallest degree, but that's true with most) to demonstrate in all of my work.
EAD - Hope you are painting your ass off! Thanks and I'm glad to inspire.
fooxoo - Thanks for the reply and the compliment.
Unbreakable - Well, here's some more life study...it's sort of old, but I thought it deserved to be posted. It said "Post me! Let people know your alive!" Thanks.
Call0ps - Thank you for your reply. I hope to post more oils in the future...maybe some digital as well.
Zoio - Thanks. Glad you like that page. I sort of dislike it more and more...maybe cause nothing is very finished on it. Oh...well...now that I checked I don't think I know which one your talking about. Thanks anyway.
DanielC - I'll admit I don't know why that post of studies jumped out at you. I do think there's something more methodical about the portrait in the upper right. Hope to see you post again.
Here's a mix of a study of my lady (Victorian style), L.A. from outside the convention center (E3 06), church, and the interior of an airplane (two weeks in Holland). Okay, expect more from me soon. Thanks everybody.
Last edited by Ted; September 28th, 2009 at 11:51 PM.
good to see you still rockin the pencils! how's things?
check out my sb, I did some new stuff.
Brendan N - Thanks.
designboot - Thank you. That helps when people point out their favs.
Jeff Jaws - Ah...Jeff! It's such a joy to hear from another Amsterdam workshop attendee now and again. Things are great. I'm still "Captain Freelance" and couldn't be happier. I will check out your sketchbook. Hope all is well with you.
This is another study that was collecting dust. If I don't post them (at least my personal favorites) it seems useless to have them. I use the growth from the study in my future work, but the studies just sit in a stack of sketchbooks. I'll keep posting them so they can have some sort of audience. I'm also looking for picky responses so don't be shy...I really do listen to everybody. This was done in about two hours.
Last edited by Ted; September 28th, 2009 at 11:53 PM.
Ted, I want you to know that I really respect your use of negative space. In post #296 it became perfectly apparent to me that you have as good or better of a grasp on it as my best art teacher. I would like to see more of your pencil work, and maybe a few details
fantastic pencil work! looking forward to your next post^^
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