Hello. I enjoyed looking through many of the sketchbooks here. The website is a pleasure to visit and I just hope that I will not spoil it by posting some of my doodles :-)
(I also hope that I attach the things correctly)
Last edited by Jansi; June 22nd, 2010 at 05:27 AM.
Hi Jansi, great start! Excellent linework in "life of Mary". Keep filling up the pages with more nice work!
Cool illustrations, I like the page of the girls the best. It has some nice subtle colors. I think the guitar chick is playing her guitar upside down
On fashion, I do like fashion (girls generally do, I think!) But a boring barrister in a grey wig is what I shall be!
Completely wonderful. You’ve got a cool, charming style and a great sense of colour. I certainly want to see more.
.A quick self-portrait and a small rough sketch of a horse (first time in my life!) Looking at rubbish like that one'd never guess I am classically trained. Ha. I shall try to post some proper stuff, but I shall draw it first as fresh is always best, in a way.
Last edited by Jansi; June 25th, 2009 at 06:12 AM.
how would you define "non–artist?"
i especially enjoy the two pieces that resemble fashion drawings. the one at the top and the self portrait.
Below, I had attempted to paint a horse, something I have never drawn in my life save for this sketch. It's great to draw new things. Also below is a Crow Indian (Native American? Pff); he also had not been finished yet (along with his hoofed friend).
So you are a guitar-playing lawyer who can draw better than some professionals I know -- and you are critical of yourself why? Thats one of the coolest and most original combinations of personality points I can think of.
the others already told my opinion nice linework, relaxing pictures, I wish I could draw such an artistic horse sketch... I feel so free and easy looking your works... and in my stressful complete beginner state I really need such pleasant feelings
since i opened this can of worms i suppose i should reply.
onir was right–on in saying that your work (particularly your self–portrait) carries your personality with it. people enjoy your line–work because they can see "you" in it. ultimately art is about communication. if you can communicate your own ideas visually, then i would qualify you as an artist. every person's brain interprets the world differently. what the world wants to know is how you "see" the world. i know what you are referring to in not being able to see past "the next detail." it is, in fact, something many artists never get past. communicating ideas and not just the images that fall out of my head is something i forget to even consider at times and is a conflict that i struggle with every day.
i understand the point you were making, but i don't believe you lack the ability to communicate original ideas; you simply chose not to.
I really enjoy your work.
your figures are compelling.
post again soon.
.I do not know whay drawing them is so incredibly satisfying compared to, for example, drawing a rose or something, but there. Some of my skulls in various stages of finishedness. And the update on my silly horse. I have to do something about that leg.
I don't know either, but there is something very satisfying about it.
they look good, and if they are not finished, I want to see them when they are.
By the way, you have a stunning profile pic. Post again soon.
Looking fantastic. especially a fan of this over head perspective signals a crucial point in anyones understanding of anatomy IMHO. wonderful skull study too, clear demonstration of proper white space usage, no tendency to blotch in black space, keep it up and post more!
my book o' doodles
Interested in some Team CHOW? i'm all for it :3
I like your style very much. especially the lines. i think the skul looks like one of a other human race (one of our anseterors) http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/...us/aafri_s.gif
but i love the shadows and the horse ofcours.
ps: sory for the critics on the skull but i've just finished a paper for biologic about the human evolution. BORING
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fragmentedchimp: thank you! Not sure how common that fault is, however :-)
Ash888: the one on the left is pretty much it. They are only small daily-type things! thank you
Cheers for the kind comment, much appreciated . Very Impressive sketchbook btw, that horse rocks and your top down line drawing is great to.
In response to your comment.....honestly......just practice!!However, look at how other artists work and try to emulate their style at least a little just to get an understanding of how they work out composition and add value to there paintings etc and before long you'll develop your own style. I try to do the least possible in terms of line work before i start painting. I'm still learning a great fucking deal but every time something looks right or i work something out thier is an almighty sense of gratification and satisfaction
Hope this helps and keep up the great work. Now my wacom is crying out for attention and its about time i started painting on a regular basis.
Realy nice ! dont stop please
Life is good.
Really strong pieces you've got here! Whatever you think of your art, you've got a wonderful style, and that's the essence of art! Its simply recreating the things you see(in your mind, or in the world around you), and doing it in a way very much your own.
Youve done that completely, so I think you are definitely 'Artsy'. Cant wait for more.
what medium did you use for the picture of the four girls, or is it digital? whatever it is its beautifully drawn. I prefer your digital stuff to the pencils which is unusual for me it all looks like its been so well crafted
Nice sketchbook, good variation and you seem to know what you're doing. Could you post your figure studies in a bigger format?