Last edited by arghmisfit; January 10th, 2011 at 07:04 PM.
Good job! I especially like the watercolor landscapes. Would be great to see more!
Very cool. I like the crab/horse shoe crab studies. Crabs have such and amazing skeleton. I love how the pincher claw joint works. I always play with them before I eat em.
Yo sweet man. I really dig the mixed media sketch pages. especially the centaur guy with the 2 dragon heads
and that recent sea monster is mad creative.
its good to see you rockin the traditional with so much passion
This is a self portrait i did back in the spring, using water soluable oils.. so im not verygood a photographing my art yet.. the first picture is an accurate picture of the painting but the distorted picture has more accurate colors..
and thats a real octopus
hey man, cool to see new work from you. The self portrait looks great, hope to see it properly shoot it.
Anyways, love to see new sketches and work from you.
oh snap, you're alive!
those photos of your self portrait do it no justice, it came out really nice!
how was Italy btw?
hey man, thanks, italy was sick, you should start up a new sketchbook on here.
so here is a watercolor done from life and a small lacrosse illustration i freestyled today(india ink, marker, white charcoal and white acrylic) also more on my mountian cave man dude. crits more are than encouraged.
Last edited by arghmisfit; July 12th, 2008 at 05:51 AM.
sexy sketches all the way.
and thats one great selfportrait you did there. octopus looks great as well.
though, I'm disapointed that you don't look a bit like your avatar. haha.
I always tend to think that-
Nice self portrait. The octopus was great.
I'd seen your previous posts and your avatar had always made me curious, but then I saw Big Trouble in Little China. Good choice.
I'm glad that you started another sketchbook, and I hope that you keep it up. I really like your traditional stuff.
A question about that self-portrait: Did you work from life? I think I see a mirror in the back of the picture, but it could have been from photograph.
Lucky, I've always wanted to hold an octopus I'm enjoying this new creature that you painted. The soft edges of the body complement it's exposed skull-like head. The artwork has some nice depth to it, I think you should do more of these creatures with your great background skills.
Sketchbook!! Please help me improve!
neat stuff! I need to do more traditional stuff...
I'm really feeling the black ink touches in your watercolor sketches, they really add a whole new layer and feel to it... really neat stuff going on in here, man! The 2nd colour choice in your latest beast piece is definitely better... fits the context well.
Not sure if you want any critiques on specific pieces, but some general stuff I've noticed...
The ink and watercolour environment studies are good, but a good number are lacking much saturation and/or contrast. For example, pull up your caveman guy in PS and convert to greyscale. It's pretty muddy and the values don't vary much. Ctrl+L that, up the contrast, then switch between the old and new versions. Imo the upped contrast one has a lot more oomph and is much more effective.
And in the case of a lottt of your stuff, there isn't much of a focal point. There's always interesting detail all over the place but my eye never really knows what to zone in on, and so I don't think I'm getting drawn into the images as much as I -could- be.
Your variations of temperature are always really dymanic and beautifully executed, however.
When you do digipaints do you do a b/w value study then a colour overlay, by any chance? It looks like you may have done this on the last batch of quickie environment studies and as a result they look a little dull/'overly-digital' if that makes any sense.
Sorry that I've somehow entirely missed that you have a new sketchbook, Ill be more regular with crits from now on, promise
Dude... just had to get locked into getting updates from this new thread. Lovin' the paintings and the photoshop works. Great to see you playing with silhouettes and stuff. Keep updating and I'll keep watching!
damn canadians! lol jk canada is awesome, and plus im part canadian... but man, you have really improved over the past few years... your leaps and leaps further than i remember back in san fran, its good to see our development over time, and keep on drawing, hope to see you again in the future!!