Arcady, I think it would be clever to ask Julien or Min's help with fonts and placement on paper. They have knowledge to do that.
Julien, Rob, Sveta - thanks for the advice. I was hoping to have more for you guys to pick appart but the Thunderdome took precedence this week.
here's stuff from the SoI and Haven Arts.
Wow, man. What an nice bunch of watercolors ! I love how do you play with shapes in the second part [Haven Arts, right ?]. Keep posting the good stuff.
That watercolour with the arms crossed over the torso is simply beautiful. Easily one of your best, in my opinion.
Congratulations on the show.
hey Arkady I will try to make it , but I thinks it's doubtful, I have some work to do, . If I don't I will just see you in about a week for some crazy retreat parties!
Lovely Watercolors as always Arkady, some of your color choices I would have never thought of, like the last one with the grey and red, very nice.
Julien - thanks bud, Haven was more interesting because the model takes some awesome, contorted poses. The SoI night was a little of a downer. only one model showed up and she was too tired to take interesting poses by the end of the night.
Deselect - not sure which specific one you're talking about, but thanks.
Tiff - i was trying to match the ultramarine blue which i ran out of with a mixture of cerulean with some reds and browns and then used white to dull down the intensity, but all it did was make a muddy mess.
more SoI stuff for you:
it's a good start. keep it going. BUT first try to master the nude drawn with a simple pencil; after that try with charcoal,and at the end you can use watercolours.
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Nice bunch of updates, again [as always, should I say]. Always energic, refreshing for my eyes. The second one is lovely ! nice butt
On that sept. 21st post, the third one... is that how you usually start? Using middle tone skin color for the middle and dark values, and then layer the other colors and darker colors on top of that?
Keep it up man. Lookin good
I like Scott's use of Orator on the postcard better than those other mockups. If you want, I could throw some mocks together too so you can have some shit to pick from.
And fuck man, your gestures that pop out of the watercolor pieces are too damn gorgeous. Congrats on your show man, wish I was there to attend.
Hello, Arcady. Second time I'm writing reply to you, hopefully no one will come and ask me to ride somewhere now so I can finish.
People are alive in your watercolors, but I now grew up an appetite for you defining hands and little details more. In some image I like the claw like hands, because it sometimes gives the person in the paintings humorous or slightly satiric or sometimes a sharp personality, something out of normal calm appearance or behavior. So that's good.
But for portrait of elegant lovely model or child for example would be nice to add the fine, the hardest to paint with watercolors details ( and painting then in wet, for transparency, of course), little fingers and toes to make them add personality characteristics too, not just hint on them. Just imagine to paint those light half transparent elegant fingers in watercolors all separate and clear. It is a challenges, very hard and it is always so effective and precious to see in art work with this medium.
Sometimes values in your figures are too dark, in my eyes, or shades too sharp for soft transition to happen, but on the other hand that's what gives your watercolors this carnival like, phantasmagorical sensation, a bit exaderated colors, which is very fresh and nice features.
I see you are already trying for lyrical and romantic feeling too, those gentle delicate blues and lilac, so I guess I don't even need to say all this.
I like those images:
http://www.arkadyroytman.com/drop/So...oI-060919e.jpg Glowing body, anatomy is very believable, nice torso overall and her face is beautiful, those dark blue opaque dense eyelids, I have pleasant association with decadent time in art, bootlegging, booze is forbidden, La femme s'amancipe, dresses with beads and exotics in fashion. 1920-1930 years.
Just looking at her face and those deep blue shadows, she has suitable expression too, a bit cold and distanced. Here those long translucent fingers will be very much suitable.
http://www.arkadyroytman.com/drop/So...oI-060919f.jpg I like everything about this image, her energetic thrust of body, flesh of her hips, light hint on the breasts, her face, buttocks.
The upper arm and her back are a bit too indefinite, but I still like this claw instead of hand, it is kind of funny and hives certain mood to this portrait. Almost comical, like in the pastels by by Toulouse-Lautrec, you know about him probably, he drew famous clownesses and actresses of the light genres, yeah, prostitutes too. They all did, French artists of the time (end of the 19th, the beginning of the 20th century). You had a lot from him, btw, this feeling of life's attraction in any form possible and the admiration of human form and flesh and a bit of grotesque like in this image.
here to compare his work and yours:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...c-Lebaiser.jpg here tribute to your LMS image.)
You see he was strikingly open and sincere and bold in his art, you have the same in my opinion.
http://www.arkadyroytman.com/drop/So...oI-060919g.jpg I like how she put her arm and hand on her knees, there are some mess in colors though, but I like this picture.
The most amazing thing for me that your manage to keep the similarities and truthful human forms through this wild ride with watercolors.
Another day, another person (probably, not sure) And another different feelings, that's bold mature colors. I wonder if it' random, you choice of colors for different models?
Like the consultant similarity of faces and physique of the woman in all images. That's very powerful.
It is almost urn-around of the character for the games, the word of the week on the CA.org.
OK. all the best.
the second watercolor is my favorite, they are are all good, but tha one just strikes me for some reason, maybe her bog ass booty, haha
and happy mistake on the color I like, the gray and red.
hey nice mate, you handle water color well, would be nice to see a larger color pallete tho, very nice
tmb_bogdan - pencils are gay (so gay even homosexuals think they're gay ). I already mastered the pencil and charcoal. watercolor is being a bitch however.
Julien - thankee.
Bowlin - for the most part, yes. I do the drawing with a light wash and then go in with more intence on top of it.
Cody - first things first, worry about throwing the Thunderdome up. after that, if you find some time, fell free to work some design magic.
Sveta - thanks for the Lautrec links. I only knew him from his poster work. but sing all them great works in oils and pastels make me apreciate him even more.
Deselect - thanks dude, it's amazing what happens when you stop giving a fuck. i went loose on that one becasue i was having a bad night and look what happend.
Tiff - we all know you like a nice booty. so do i.
koppa - people are starting to bug me about that more and more. I guess i should take it as a sign.
here are watercolors from SoI Third Thursday. Crazy night. very colorful buterfly fairy costumes were a fun change but very difficult. a lot to take in and a lot of things getting in the way of the figure. I should have gone more adventurous with them. I don't remember which ones were the 5 minute ones and which were the 10 minute, but the last 3 are 20 minute and were don on bigger paper than i normally use:
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shit, i have no idea how you can control watercolors like that. insane. great work as usual.
Gorgeous watercolors Arkady, they are classic but fresh at the same time.
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Arcady. it is commonly accepted belief in the designs or book publishing that it is better to use one or two kind of fonts for one style, not too many varuations, especially in one page. In this case two or better one font written or printed font would be much more sophisitacted, or just more tasteful. Three are too much in my opinion. The same with using colors for text, less is more. The same with sizes of letter. Strict taste is better and allows your reader to get easier in your design.
I like the written variation though, just think you need to use less variety in this case, make it a bit uniform, text I mean.
Amish: That is when the best art flows becuase instinct and barriers are knocked down and truly inspired and automatic art is made. Best of luck, my friend.
What's up my brother from another mother! Nice update, that third one is really speaking to me. I really like the simplifying you've done and how the figure has been interpreted as an abstract shape. I usually do not like that sort f thing, but when it's right, well it's goddamn right!
Yeah, the new invitation comp is perfect ! Bravo, man. Nice updates you made lately.
Troy - thanks bud.
Sveta - totally agree on the multiple font thing.
Deselect - thanks. I call them very happy accidents. But that's my favorite kind of art, when you get something unexpected.
Rich, Julien, Pencilator - thanks guys.
so last week i spent over 16 hours figure drawing. Tuesday and Thursday at the SoI. Saturday in Tribeca and Sunday on Long Island. Here are the ones from Sandro La Ferla's (a great watercolorist that is a regular at the SoI) studio in Tribeca. took me a little while to warm up - it was early in the morning on Sqaturday and i had no food:
these watercolors are so gangsta.
Pat - i put caps in lots of asses to get them to that certain gangsta level
last week i took a working vacation with very little working don and lots of vacation. Our very own Dan Dos Santos invited a bunch of us New York and New England artist to an Art Retreat up in the Berkshires. Hillarity ensued:
Dan rented a barn miles away from civilzation. The barn was surrounded by a brook, weee.
when the group assembled we went searching for accomondations. look an outhouse.
going back to basics, we decided to make our own paper. That tree did not know who it was fucking with.
Later that night we started setting up our easels and paints.
Dave Palumbo: "holy crap Scott, your oils are so pixelated"
Quick dinner and then back to work.
In the morning we gathered for a group meeting and then set out to explore our surroundings some more.
I got all sweaty and took off my shirt. Greg Manchess thought bigfoot was after him.
Boris Vallejo walking on water (forshadowing of things to come)
Back to work.
The next day I went to paint outside
the brook (my subject matter)
my painting of it (1 hour was all i could stand. the bugs ate me alive)
Wednesday, after a trip to the Rockwell Musaum, us youngin's get back to work trying to catch up to the master...
...while straglers from the museum hang out with the rest of the professionals.
next update: PICTIONARY!!!!
Shit am I jealous. My invite must have been lost in the mail, right?
haha Gansta watercolors, thats like an oxymoron.
lovely as always Arkady, and your Oil painting of the brook is really great! too bad there was so many bugs.
Hey Cody it is most likely happeing next year, so if your up for traveling this way, I'm sure we would all be happy to have you come. It was a great time, I really miss it already. And hopefully next year I will make all the Masters go AWE!! with pleasure on how well I can mix skin tones. Yeah but maybe I will be all talk, and get Gang Crited again(like Dave so eloquently put it), though I did enjoy it I have say.
Arkady next year you are bringing an illustration to work on. That one you started of the girl was coming out great, post it on here.
Cody - Dan did the inviting. there's a million people i would have loved to be up there with us. Yourself being at the top of my list. But there's always next year. Bug Dan about it.
Tiff - i'm so disapointed with myself for not accomplishing anything. but the retreat and the AOL demo was really an awakening for me and the flaws of my proccess. (kinda wish we did the demo before the retreat)
and now to continue with the update:
and the teams were
Team 1: Dan Dos Santos, Greg Manchess, Todd Lockwood, Lars Grant-West, and myself.
Team 2: Rebecca Guay, Dave and Tony Palumbo, Jinju Watanabe and Scott Altmann
Team 3: Jon Foster, Irene Gallo, Scott Fisher, Scott Brundage and Mark Korsack
(Note all the wine bottles on the table)
and the winning team
the wine starts having it's effect
the two tamest pics from the rest of the night.
Next day at our favorite pizza place. Who knew figs on a pizza would taste so damn good.
Scott Brundage working on an editorial for the Wall Street Journal
Boris and Julie hard at work on some paintings for their calendar
Todd working on his epic battle scene of angels and demons
Dave pretending to be Tom Cruise
Greg's painting in progress
Dan and Scott mollesting another Manchess painting
Ben Foster (BDFoster) visiting for a few hours
and our last meal at the Pizza place before we said our goodbyes
So i didn't do much art there as was stated above. I mostly sketched in the sketchbook and made mean White Russians.
here is what i started:
watercolor demo for Jinju: