After meeting Steven, I have to say I have been thoroughly inspired to improve my work. Here are a couple newer images I did post Assaelism...thanks for all the inspiration, and helpful talks in San Fran...
Glad to be back and got more tuts and vid updates to post soon as well...
Last edited by fredflickstone; February 11th, 2005 at 04:37 PM.
Cool drawings! Were those done from life?
very careful drawings. Graphite or charcoal?
after seeing your speed protraying in san fran, those make a big contrast over your known stuff.
Can you talk a bit about your "mind change"? is all about more care in drawing and shading?
btw. hello! vanessa and melissa, they´re very real. awesome.
Pd.: I hope i don´t look as retarded typing in english as i looked trying to speak it.....
patdzon-photos, but this next the female I posted here is from life. THanks...
Jaku-Mind change...hmmmbefore that, your english is fine. heh...I wasnt seeing the big picture as clearly as I thought I was. By doing these longer renderings I am seeing more, the bigger picture. But not only that. There is a life in that photo, there is an essence to the person that is more than just a simple drawing. That essence, how that person felt, acted, that is important. I dont think I can do a photo justice, if I didnt shoot it, or I took it from a reference source. I dont know the person or the moment, so it doesnt necissarily (sp) help me get around the form, or the persons symmetry, etc. I am guessing.
When we draw at Watts, its all fast stuff. No time to think of the details carefully. That is what I was lacking technically. Steven and my wife have helped me see into the work though and drag out something more than a technically sound painting. If I can put words to that I will let you know what it is...Heh...
Amazing work, I'd say keep at it because what you're doing now is perfect.
I just love that last female you posted. I could learn a lot from that pic.
In the second one, the line quality on the right arm kinda breaks the volume/harmony in my opinion (but you're the pro so who cares what I think).
Very good rendering.
I just love your drawings, great work. I was just wondering what you used on the last two (especially the one done from life, or were they both), was it charcoal or pencil and what grade hardness/softness did you use. Again, great work.
Thank you very much. They were done with Graphite. From 2h to 2b to 8b. THose three only because of time...
these are incredible! I can't remeber seeing so much fine detail. heh, speaking of inspirations. . . .
Awesome work...theres alot of depth in these. My fav. is the life portrait you did of that womans face...she has an interesting bone structure. You definately captured something in each of these people. I love squinting at these...lol =) Congrats on the DVD's!!
oh, the last ones look so great...
...especially that miles davis...! ingres-esque.
i really don't get wherefrom you get the patience to do these like that. and how you fit your drawings that perfect into your paper without distorsions. maybe i should buy one of your upcoming dvds, what?! heh, he.
sketches, doodles, serious attempts and blah blah at http://stefan-anders.blogspot.com
Holy bat sketches!! Ive been looking at your sketchbook Fred with a mixed bag of feelings: awe, inspiration, shock and anger (with myself that im so lazy!) Your a genius, love your work.
Hello Mr. Flickstone, amazing work. It's great to see the difference between the life drawing and the photo work. I think it's true that the life drawing has a certain appeal to it and texture that the photo refs do not. They are all mesmerizing though. Could you please list a series of steps that you take to shading. Do you begin with a base value and then work darker and darker or do you do small sections at a time? I am in the process of shading, and did a real careful drawing, then kind of just shaded over the whole drawing impromptu style without much forethought. Also, how long did it take from life and the photos please. You are a real inspiration for myself, thanks.
Ron, you just continue to blow me away.
It's awesome to see that even you are growing and evolving as an artist.
I love how the female model came out form last monday's class!
You created such incredible volume that it has become more than just a drawing on the page.
I can't wait to see this Monday's model! (can't remember that guy's name, but he looked awesome with his hat n glasses!)
btw... where did you get your paper from? I've checked a few stores with no luck. Rhino had the Drawing Medium paper, but not the plate surface paper.
good luck on this new journey you are undertaking.
Fantastic work, Ron. You might downplay your work at Watts (fast, no time to think about all the details), but I've always been amazed and inspired by it. Your foundation is so freaking solid that it's no surprise to me that your first "Assaelist" studies turned out beatifully. I think it was Sargent that said that painting is a science that must be mastered before it becomes an art, and you're doing an truly incredible job of spreading that science.
Thank you so much for all the work you've done!
Very inspiring Ron. I love them!!!! Please keep them coming.