awesome! reminds me of my teacher's and my teacher's teacher's work...
something about design schools though...you can spot a graduate of risd or art center from a mile away.
5*s from me. michelle obama fist bump for keeping it old school.
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 1. Pen and Ink, hatching
ccsears' mentoring thread--Lesson 2. Reilly's Head Abstraction Notes & Discussion
some threads i've been following and some people i met along the way:
Tensai *** Mike Butkus' SB *** Bhanu *** Wanimal *** AztcFireFlwr
I'm loving all of your work, wouldn't mind seeing your engineering illustrations either.
I think it's interesting when you get to know something about the person behind the sketchbook. Entertaining read and again, great pictures, and good tips on the inks.
Please keep at it!
I love your sketchbook please post more, I also like the fact that you are older, most people are younger on this forum, not all but allot of people are. You give me something to strive for Thanks.
Mind blowing, If I was this good I'd have a job by now! doing bad sketches and illustrations for people who underestimated my ability, but I'd still have a job!!
But then again, I'm a lazy kid. Hehe.
Nothing more interesting than listening to an older person with lots of stories about his life. (and wise advice)
P.S I'd also want to know what this weasel academy is all about =D
Keep up the art and stories!
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"Sadly, most artists prefer to give the elite their attention."
amazing sketches stoat. didn't realise you're a female either, i dunno what that changes but I just thought you were a dude... awesome stuff though. I love the pen sketches, never been much of a fan of using pen myself and seeing how well you use the medium I'll probably never bother
Oh, shucks, y'all...I'm really sorry. I keep forgetting to check my own SB for comments. The main reason I posted one at all is that I think it's only right if you crit somebody's work, they get to see yours. Fair's fair
The RISD faculty show is every two years. I started in an off year, so I made it all the way through the Foundation program before I knew what my teachers' work was like. It was a real eye opener. Some people went UP in my mind, some went DOWN.
Anyhoooooo...this week, I think I'm going to be an animal artist! I'm doing little teeny pencil drawings to see if I'll find that interesting enough to spend the rest of my life on. I love doing little teeny stuff. On my monitor, this is about life size:
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Thats a small cat drawing. would look good on a stamp!
i liked drawing portraits in a 1inch note book. tell my niece got hold of it..
I like bird man has a good mix of human and bird not the usual head/body swap looks natural almost. At first didn't even notice it was a mix.
and the cat i like them too the way you've clothed some. Reminds of Alice in wonderland and obliviously the moon song :p
you need to post more though! keep up with all these comments :p
Animals have to much fur to render!!!
Realy nice cat!
Woah this sketchbook is awesome! i really love this. keep making more of the character drawings, they look so realistic
yep, definitely a cool cat!
I really think it's going to much time between posts. Looking forward to seing more
Please take the time to give me some constructive criticism in my Sketchbook
I'm eager to see more half baked crap, the sharp style really impressed me (I'm definitely going to try the sharpening trick, if I understood correctly the procedure)...how is it going with the house?
I think most people assumed you were a male with an awesome mullet
Realy great! Respect!
p.s sexy avatar
I love your animal drawings... incredible. That last cat drawing is fantastic, the paws look really formed, like they are coming out of the picture... makes the picture so strong.
Thankyou for commenting on my thread with the Siamese cat. I want to study animals for the range of gestures... I believe that it is great practice for any artist to be able to interpret and reproduce animals.
I really like your animal drawings in ink. Thanks for sharing your work!
Well Ms Stoat, you truly are an inspiration. Your sketchbook may have evil powers though, for the life of me i couldn't leave it behind and go to my psyc class. (or super good powers... not sure)
Anyways, i'm not really sure i can give a crit...seeing as how all your posts have been unbelievable. The only thing i can say is draw more! everyday! But thats just greedyness on my part, wanting to see more posts Keep 'em coming.
WHY, oh WHY have you not cropped this and made it your avatar yet?
the 80's... to bad I was too young to remember them.
AWESOME sketchbook man. Your draftsman skills are top notch.
I would love the updates as much as the previous drawings and paintings... except there t'ain't no updates. Are you creating anything, my friend?
At least Icarus tried!
My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
My "Smilechild" Music. Plus a medley of Commercial Music Cues and a Folksy Jingle!:
Wow, an artist after my own heart... Slow, meticulous, in love with soft and pointy lead, enjoys ink too... Awesome! Now all I have to do is bring my work to your level and I will be happy.
One thing I have to say is that all your people, men in specific, tend to look pretty much the same. Like clones. Great anatomy, sense of color, and light but they all look related to each other! Though at least your people look like real people and not manga/comic book miss-haps as mine do... :p
I really enjoyed everything, and I love your style. I say screw moving and tear all your art junk out of the boxes. If anything, having all your stuff packed up leaves more room for being a messy, creative artist in all that now free space!
Good luck to you and your adventure to rediscover your inner fine artist, cheers!
Non-urgent and non-brief step-by-step journey of a thousand miles, not the plot into a small stream without Sea .
I'm just dropping by to thank you, 'Mr. Stoat', for being such a great inspiration to me and giving me quite a kick in the arse to keep doing what I'm doing and get better at it.
Thank you, and please keep the pictures coming! They're absolutely amazing .
I just came in for a peek, and wound up getting a big bowl of grapes to munch on while I spent the next hour reading your very funny comments and absorbing the superb work. I'm an expert at sharpening charcoal pencils to rapier points, now I've got a new skill to look forward to, shavin pen nibs!!!
I've not seen many women displaying this caliber of skill. Almost all the strong illustration folks are dudes. I'm stoked that you are female. Awesome to see what you've got here. You've paid your dues in school & in the field and it shows. 1st rate and as Chris Sears says, you remind of my teachers (we've had the same mentors here in South Cali) who are stars in their fields.
Yep, I can relate to the mid life career move, but, you've got it everything it takes. Dude(ette) your set. I second what Chris Bennett commented; You have to simply re-invent the skills you use, that is put old skills to use in new ways. Old world illustration skills is a rare art indeed. I can see that your understanding & technical know how runs deep (I envy that. Myself, still learning the know how). Armed with that you'd blow us all away.
I really can't wait to see what you do with all that embedded art stuff stored in your noggin.
Great work, Stoat, liked your life story too, reminded me of my own path :0)