Great style you have with your linework, I really enjoyed it
Maybe just spend a little more time thinking of where your line will go, or slowing it up a little.
Great work though, keep it up
I'd eat them Even though I'm more of a green apple man myself.
Really, we should be doing a lot more painting at school. I miss it
I like these apple studies. Oils? I love the chunky paint and the strange shape (it's more like a strawberry)
I learned that there is something impressive about working on making many variation on one subject (like my factories) and that you might learn just as much as you would while trying different things.
Maybe once you have the apple established, you could try tweaking the background color, to make the colors more apple-ing
juicy:thanks, i finished the one with the snow, should photograph it one of these days! whats easycut? i like the printing a lot, it has that great vibe around itselfs, it really looks like it came out of wood! i like the roughness.
karein: thanks as well, im really trying to do that at the moment. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. when i slow down, ive got to watch out for not making TOO boring lines
yngling: its an honor you would eat my apple. i'll make a green one one of these days your so right about the painting, i hope we'll do it more often next year! i think im gonna do a lot of painting when school is done...
hamsta: thansk about the apples, id love to eat apple-size strawberries! its just acrylics, when my acrylics stack is gone i think im gonna transfer to oils thanks a lot for the advice, i appreciate it!
small update, imkinda busy with not worth showing school stuff
2 sketches for a mining environment, and a collage thingie
Last edited by ajvenema; May 16th, 2009 at 02:30 PM.
Wow! I love love the last collage! You should totally put that up on the werkschouw..
I really like your stuff man, totally different from what I do most of the time, but that's nice ^^ inspiring haha
hmmm Utrecht got somee goood students!!
love your work man, havent seen it before and you improved soo much..
really like the freedom of you drawings its funn to look at.
it reminds me a bit of John Mahoney and Bhanu
you might wanna work on the way you fill your forms
its sometimes chaotic and a bit messy what makes it flat
try to make strokes of the direction wich the body go's
i always try to draw 3D to avoid a flat look.
try to do some simple form studies like apples and boxes
hebben jullie ook model boetseren? dat werkt ook goed trouwes..
het maakt je tekeningen sterker..
veell succes verder en met de beoordelingen enzoo!!
ik kom nog vaak langs om te kijken naar je updates
Saw you do this one (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1242311334) in class. The cacao-paint works really nice here!
See you at the werkschouw!
NoŽ:thanks yeah its nice looking at very different stuff, chances are bigger that you see things you can use then when you just keep looking at stuff thats more like how you do it yourself is my experience.
ej: thats funny, john mahoney and bhanu are artist im kinda jealous with! im glad you like it, and your right about the flatness, its something i struggle with, i kinda ignore the inside part sometimes! modelboetseren klinkt goed, maar dat hebben we helaas niet
Hamsta: haha, i felt like it was kinda unclear and messy, so i called it sketches...
yngling: i thought it worked quite well, but wasnt too sure if other people would see it as well, so good you think it works!
HerrleerzeichenS: haha, thats good, your kicking me in the lazy butt when i dont update, good to hear people actually want me to update, woohoo so here you go:d
some stuff for a school assignment and sketches!
Last edited by ajvenema; May 22nd, 2009 at 08:40 AM.
heya dude thanks for stopping by my sb.....gee your creativity really astounds me.... but i'td be cool to see more in-depth study of stuff....keep posting yo!
thanks polipol, you're right, but now that school is almost over i'll get more time for more time consuming studies. just hope i'll use my time well
thanks for the advice abrodos!
here is an update on a painting, i think its almost finished. the other one, on black, is something i just started!
nice lines ohh looks really good!!
i need to work with ink and pen to again
paintings looking pretty good to
what size is it?
Don' know if i've been here before, but in each case i'd like to say you have some fun pictures, the joy in drawing shows on them. That last painting looks promising ...
Oh fuck those pen gestures are getting nice!
Really loving them, don't stop doing them and make sure you make yourself sketch in as much as you can while keeping it loose.
It's all about ACCURATE repetition, so try to get it as accurate as you can from first go.
Keep going these and they'll just improve in quality while still at awesome speed.
Lines are looking much cleaner now.
Now what I want you to do (yeah Im ordering you about ) is to do sketches the same as those gestures but from mind. Yeah just 2 sheets a day, just like the life stuff but try to get them full character etc. These will help ya improve like hell.
Keep at it
aah glad to know you back mate!
i really like these feet studies, now i know what iīm going to do tomorrow
i agree with "Hamsta", maybe try something more realsitic, iīm interested in that.maybe selfportrait infront of the mirror?whatever
hope there comes n update soon.
iīll check it!
eparts: thanks for dropping by! yup, im doing my best getting closer to reality,its hard to keep the looseness though!
ej: thank you the one with the man with blue shirt is around 60x40cm, and the other one is twice as big
walnut: which one do yo mean? good that you like it anyway
lilnebo: haha, that gets in here and starts giving me orders thanks though, for some reason i listened to you tried it with gestures first, theyre nothing great, but better as what i did 1 year or so ago
hamsta: hmmm...i could try sometime
herrleerzeichens: ill be checking ur feet! did a face study today, it was kinda hard, i feel like losing personality when i spend so much time on something, but it probably comes with practice!
ok, an update!
i finished the painting with the blue shirt, and im not unhappy with it. did some gestures from mind, new sketches for an environment, in which somebody else has to make a dude, and a diamond. kinda hard.
ehmmm, what else? oh yes, the selfportrait, hope you enjoy!
and dont hestitate give me as much of useful information as after last update
The last painting's done from a photograph, right? Anyway, I think the lighting is great! The marks are very well placed. I think you managed to do here what you wanted to achieve: it's more 'realistic' than your usual stuff but still has the looseness.
The selfportrait, I kind of recognize your features in there, but I think the likeness could be better. I can see you tried to work in a more realistic way, with hatching and all (which I love to do, as you know), but if you want to retain the overall likeness and character of a person, the proportions are most important.
What I'm trying to say is that in order to be 'realistic', you don't NEED crazy hatching and hours of tedious work. It's all about the accurateness. Being confident in your marks and placing them where they count. That's where your strength lies, I think.
Having said that, I confess I absolutely LOVE the cupboard and lamp on the bottom page. The hatching works for you here, and the expressiveness of the line is amazing. Your observational sketching skills are booming thanks to your many studies.
So eh, great work and 'enjoy your talent', mate!
damn it Yngwie said it all while I was doing the dishes
But I would just like to add one thing:
I love the painting with the blue shirt, very nice folds and lights and darks and such One thing I feel though is that the white parts of the background are taking over the foreground, maybe it would feel a little more balanced when there wasn't white behind the head.. But anyways, I love the energy in the painting, well done!
thanks for the really nice replies both!!
Yngwie: it was from a photo yes, and you are probably right, the best way for me to be more realistic might be to pay more attention to the proportions, and not THAT much about crazy hatching...interesting!
Marleen: that was something i felt as well, i started without white behind his face, but then i messed up somewhere and decided to cover up with more white.
thanks for the really nice replies both!!
Yngwie: it was from a photo yes, and hmmm, you might be right, the best way for me to be more realistic might be to pay more attention to the proportions, and not THAT much about crazy hatching...interesting! thanks so much for the useful post!
Marleen: that was something i felt as well, i started without the white behind his face, and then i messed up, and decided to cover up with the white
ok, another update! just sketches some are nice, some pure crap:
another bunch of sketches! from last week. ive done better today, but ive got to make photos!
more from last week, expect some painting tonight
Keep up the hard work -Omerta
sketchbook updated October 6th
omerta: i will!
today wasnt a good example of hard work though. but theres other stuff that has to be done as well
ok, 1 portrait. feel like im back into my place. down the foodchain got that feeling everytime when i try to paint a portrait. colors are just a guess, i do my brushstrokes over and over again. and even my sketch was wrong, should at least have good proportions! pfff. i should do some more of these tomorrow since its gonna be painting day
any hints on skin coloring are more then welcome!