Here's some recent stuff from me (aka Vhy/Ben)...
studies for a larger drawing
oil painting messed with in photoshop
A figure study done at Atlanta Artist's Center
and one from the Montreal workshop
And a few loose/gestural drawings
Last edited by Ethax; April 4th, 2008 at 02:26 AM.
you know i dig dig dig yr work so i won't waste time with MANY asspats...
firstly this study for the painting is phenomenal... such amazing sense of atmosphere and values in that comp...
this one looks really fantastic with whatever it is you've done to it with photoshop, i've seen the original and see the difference but i can't make out what exactly it is you did... very ominous and psychological.
keep on killin; i'll be watchin.
nice work. I really like the gestural looseness to some of the stuff
Working on some oil paintings, but for now here's some more life drawings - one form montreal, and a couple from atlanta meetings (CATL)
A couple sketches from the bodies exhibit:
this is really amazing... looked like you were on the verge of tightening up the ethax rendering machine going into that one leaf.
ahhh man... i totally should've pretended like i forgot to pick up this drawing after the TD festivities in YUL... bummer. guess i'll have to settle for making you draw something in my sketchbook
nice update--> did you get to listen to the david kristian stuff yet? good vibrations that i think will fit in very well with your dreamscapes motif.
keep tossin' and flossin'
your style is awesome
As promised in last night's meeting, here I am to feast mine eyes on Ben's delicious, delicious work...A veritable delicatessen of rich, vibrant work...
Now, you see, I half-expected this thread to be sick with Ravedactyl/Civilian Justice fan art...The other half of my expectations were that you would reveal some things I've not yet seen in the CATL meetings....
I'm particularly fond of oil painting messed with in photoshop...I enjoy it for two reasons: 1) Because it appears as if the whole of the world is ablaze in some kind of cellular fire...2) Because your use of "messed with" could mean absolutely anything and I'm curious to know what you did here...I'll pick your brain at the next CATaLyst meeting - probably with one of Guggs six-spined exoskeleton nubbins...
Looking forward to more, man.
These are really very nice. The lines look very inviting and energetic. Do you have anything more completed? I would like to see how your style carries over from these sketches to a completed work.
Old self portrait drawing with textures added in photoshop:
A few commisioned portraits done with oils:
A scan of the recent portrait before adding color. Doing a monochrome underpainting seemed like a good idea since I was primarily concerned with getting an accurate likeness.
Last edited by Ethax; December 17th, 2006 at 11:52 PM.
A few sketchbook pages from recent CATL events...
Ben, those oil paintings are beautiful, I feel like I would recognize them if I saw them in person. I really dig the way that, in some of your drawings, you rely more on value than line to define the form. My only crit is that I don't see the mutton chop Wolvie among these drawlings.
awesome job on the portraits--> very impressive! the sketches are particularly nice... your stegosaurus looks a great deal more alive than the huge hulking plastic model at fernbank. great job rocking out that painting and also--> excellent work photographing the pieces. When i see these it feels more like i'm actually looking at a scan than a photo. will chat more with you about your technique on tuesday night if yr there
nofingers: thanks... doing these portaits I realized how much I tend to shortcut when drawing models that don't have to be identifiable.
guggz: glad you like the portraits. Regarding the photographs, I did them outdoors in the shade with a lot of zoom (to reduce distortion). I also used photoshops transform tools to correct camera distortion.
These two were started by layering marker sketches in photoshop after I watched the Scott Robertson dvd.
Life drawing from the latest boozer doodle that I later painted over in photoshop for a bit, trying not to lose the appeal of the original sketch. I still find it difficult to "draw" on the pc.
Very nice stuff on here! When are you gonna post some more? I wanted to send you a BIG thanks for recommending that Gary Faigin book, "The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression". I just got it today & it looks fantabulous.
Here's the agency I was telling you about last night:
7 West 51st Street
New York NY 10019
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Thanks for the link, barbarino.
Since I'm bumping the thread, here's a recent portrait drawing
All I have to say is WOW. Ethax, you're getting incredibly good. It's scary.