great stuff! I like the soft material ones at the end the most, but they are all really cool. The Russian system is the best, IMO...I studied in the US with a bunch of Russian expats then finished my studies at Mukhina in Petersburg.
Great to see this here.
Who is teaching there...Repin artists, Mukhina?
Velocity Kendall: thanks a lot
jfmenna: Both actually, we have professor Alexei Bachtin from Mukhina and Sergei from Repin. And another painting teacher, also called Sergei, also from Repin.
And I fully agree, I'm very happy they opened up a school in florence, otherwise I'd be forced to get an education more based on naturalism.
Wow wow. Really amazing work! Keep it up!
Amazing work and very inspirational to me. I absolutely love your portraits! What type of materials are you using? It looks like toned paper and charcoal pencil...but I wasn't sure. Great work! I look forward to seeing more.
Wow...that's really great art work!keep up with the good job
Lovely work- thanks for posting. And thanks for stopping by my thread and commenting
Your work is obviously technically very solid, but what I'm enjoying most is that I'm starting to see you move past that and towards conveying some real character and emotion of the sitter in your portraits. I look forward to seeing that develop more (and I'm sure it will if you're studying in Russia). Please keep posting!
Great work you have here, especially the drappery!
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You have beautiful pieces! Great drawing skills!
Thanks for checking my thread, Richie! I will repeat what I said there:
"And I must ask if you are a fan of Michelangelo and Da Vinci, because your works are so beautiful. I love the way you sketch and your anatomy skills!"
Wow! Talk about dedication. I can see some incredible understanding, not just skill.
Are the head studies more than a couple of hours from life? Really impressive, solid drawings.
It's a joy to see beautiful charcoal portrait studies.
Can't wait to be blown away by your paintings.
I don't know what I like best... the textures, anatomy, or structure. I would love to see your honed anatomical skills applied to a fictional world or character!
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Hey guys, christmas break is over, back to work!
Thanks a lot for all the kind remarks by the way, I sincerely appreciate all of them.
billakong: thank you
NiyanaMae: It's actually sepia on a toned background, works rather like charcoal but is actually much more elegant and more difficult to erase. You should give it a try, maybe you'll like it.
theUNKNOWNsketcher: Ah well, thank you so much.
Jaiminho: I'll try my best!
Blueflies: I'm glad you like the anatomy sketches, we have another anatomy month at the atelier this time, so expect more soon.
dose: Not a problem mate, glad to do so in fact. And I'm actually in Firenze. Much cheaper for me to live there. And better wine
merl1n: thanks man.
Black Sun S: Seems like everyone likes the drapery
isissousa: thanks man, and yeah, definitly a fan, but I mostly copy his work because he is excellent to start copying from. He explains so much with his drawings and manner of drawing that he a very good starting point.
AztcFireFlower: Thanks a lot, we usually work around 8 afternoons per portrait, sometimes 12 afternoons for a portrait with hands. And the paintings are slowly getting there, but I'm mostly practising drawing, because I feel that I still have a lot of things to work out without needlessly complicating things with color.
HULKFish: Well, they have us working on composition, which is mostly from imagination, so if I like the result, I'll be sure to post it
Anyway, here's a small batch for all you nice people.
Comments and critique are, as always, very much appreciated.
very nice work. thanks for posting it up!
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Thanks for posting this, really inspiring.
6* from me its awesome
what are you going to do next? cant wait to see
Seeing these drawings made me make an account on this site. Takes my memory back to my travelling days with a pencil and a journal on hand, been feeling kinda in a rut with my own creations. Your work woke me up a little and I want to thank you for sharing!!!!
beautiful work, love the anatomy
People really make me feel welcome here, I'm grateful for that.
In the meantime, here's another anatomy study, enjoy.
Speechless, hope to have same skills one day
Hey gang, again, no big update mostly because all the anatomy sketches aren't 100% finished yet, but they are coming, promise.
In the meantime, I'll add this updated version of the portrait of a friend of mine, enjoy.
mozchops - Glad you enjoy.
ArtZealot - My pleasure, really.
horreybo20 - this update is for you
Arnaldo Rivera - Very kind words, thank you.
Velocity Kendall - The immediate future holds more anatomy studies, the rest, not quite sure yet, I'll keep posting though. Count on it!
Fresca Bella - Had no idea my art was this influential, hope you enjoy your stay and thanks for liking my work
suuuii - Look forward to the next update mate, you'll hopefully like it.
TASmith - Pm'ed you my name, and thanks for the compliment.
Black Spot - Hehe, much appreciated.
Skapry - It's all about the amount of work and dedication. The more you work, the better you get.
xinranliu - Hopefully my thread made it a bit easier
o.. m.. g.. beautiful work.