Thank you for swinging by my sketchbook. I love the flying elephant
The very first piece reminds me of Klimt's stuff. Your oils and use of color are awesome.
Kudos for finding time to paint while studying architecture; how on earth do you pull that off? :o
My sketchbook. Input and advice is, well, appreciated. :] http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=118556
Definitely getting a Gustav Klimt vibe from your stuff; the mermaid reminds me of a piece he did of girls underwater. I think it was called water serpents?
I think maybe you could add some light reflected from the surface of the water onto the mermaid, just to give it some very subtle highlights?
I like your other stuff too...Mucha wings on the elephant?
Flask - thanks muchly for the nice words - I've been thinking, myself, that I need to quit depending on my detail skribbles to get things down that others can do in one swift brushstroke.... something to definitely focus on.
Kim-bot... hah, yeah I've heard the Klimt comparison before. It always equally surprises me and makes me happy at the same time. You know, it's funny - Klimt and Mucha just so happen to be my mother's favourite artists... so their images were something I grew up with and ended up loving, myself... I did go through a Mucha phase, where I tried to emulate his stylized curly designs... but Klimt must be hangin out somewhere in my subconscious - can't say any likeness is intended, but I can't think of many other artists I'd rather be compared to - if any
Iron Man - thanks!
amoolie - Thanks for stoppin by - as for painting and studying architecture... well it gets spotty sometimes - hah. But I do try and keep it as balanced as I can, just to keep sane. When most the other students go out and drink themselves silly - that's when you'll find me skribbling away in my room (aka - my social life is sacrificed.)
Nadia - Thanks for the lovely comment
Jailhouse - hey thanks for coming back around and for the crits! Very helpful Fixed anatomy and watery highlights coming right up (hopefully soon).
Just a mini update for now. This is what happens when I find a paw print brush and go nuts with it... whoops. hah. Quick portrait of the newest member of the family - Toddy.
Thank you for your post in my Sketchbook.
I am sorry that I only answer so late.
so now to you. me what you like best you are working very creative and sometimes eccentric do the things I like very well it is yours.
and you can feel
make further so -
My Sketchbook --- http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=137403
Really liking your portraits. Your color pencil work is great. The last image shows great control with value and color. Keep it up and looking forward to seeing more!
haha I love the dog painted with the paw prints really cool, I also think your line work you did on the yoga pose design is really awesome!
"If you ever give your best... well give it better"-Maniac...
localfatheaded - why thank you, sir. And thanks for comin by!
tias - thank you!
bharat - hah... thanks...........!!
naomiful - you know, I agree with you in a sense. I was hoping not ALL of my stuff is boring, but I can see how the straight up portraits and things are relatively not-exciting-at-all. I would like to excersize my imaginiative drawing skills a bit more, though - thanks for reminding me
danuh - hmmm, elephae seems to be a strong favourite - think I should maybe explore those kinds of concepts a bit further again - thanks!
Gliederpuppe - thanks for coming by!
zelda geek - hah... yay paws is right. thanks for the comment
School has officially blown up in my face - I am exhausted. But I did manage to squeeze in a bit of work, here and there, on the mermaid. I'm sure you all are sick of her by now - but I don't care
I think she's pretty much in a finished state - now I just have to form the 'lure' she's looking at, and maybe a fishy friend or 2 (or 10) for her.... any other ideas? Architecture school is sucking me dry!
hi sinne! I keep droppin in here and every time one word comes to my mind: quality!! I really appreciate your stuff here!
about the last: It has evolved very much since last update!! I like the detail! truly stunning!! but the in the middle of the tail, you made it blend with the water…is probably just personal preference but you could go on with clear shape and detail right there……hmm… just thinking…
I like how you painted the surface of the water since we see it from underwater!
keep em coming
The fifth ape - thank you for the nice words and for the pointers - very appreciated! I'll probably retouch her midsection up a bit - thanks!
Bigfooted - you are too kind - and I agree with the tail fading too much into the water - I was planning on having a little school of fish surrounding her there - but think I've ditched the idea - so some details are in order - thank you!
Finally got a decent-ish pic of my most recent oil painting - which isn't actually all that recent. Wish I would have had more time to finish up the hand at least - but oh well. Maybe some day. My aunt is still happy enough to display it on her most seen wall, so job accomplished
Shit, just realized I never named her. How sad. But she is about 80cm x 160cm
some awesome stuff, its really making me itch to dig out my oils and give that another shot [havent used them in a few years]
i noticed youre at glasgow school of art,
my life drawing tutor graduated from there [she doesnt really shut up about it]
Good job on the face in the last one. Overall, you already have some solid skills Watch your skin-tones, though. Seems you are giving your people all the same colors divided to the whole body.
The mermaid is nice, good pose, only the part from the waist down it begins to fail. The sense of 3D is seriously being damaged there and the whole figure dragged down with it.
Going nicely and steadily though I see, good book!
thanks for droppin' on my sketchbook
i've watched your works and i gotta say that a self-portrait piece and a mermaid girl are really nice - waiting for more stuff like theese
Wow, keep it up, sinneart! =)
I've already told you that I love your oils As someone else said: the subtle color-alterations are superb!
I like the mermaid, but I feel like you could make the face pop out a bit more.
Perhaps justify it with some light streaming down through the water?
It feels a tad too bland for my taste at the moment.
Great work! =)
Thank you all for your kind and helpful comments. In a rush now (definition of my life lately), so this is just a drive by update - quickie sketch just for fun. Thanks for lookin!
Great color pencil drawings! Elephae is awesome The yoga design is really nice! The silhouette looks a bit like a maple leaf right now, were you going for more of a lotus perhaps for the yoga theme? The colors definitely help the forms pop out but I think it might be making the overall feel of it look a bit flatter. I mean the original drawing in post #11 has more of a flower look and feel to it, mostly because of the emptier petals/leaves. The colored version shows off the forms more but encourages a stronger flattened feel which makes me look at it's silhouette more. You said this will be for a yoga center, which would be really awesome. Would it be in print or made into some sort of sculpture? Either way awesome sketchbook, lots of inspiring stuff!
Beautiful work! Love your oils. Especially love the emotion your able to capture in your portraits. That's something I always seem to have trouble with, most figures I draw come out either emotionless or have an air of sadness about them. Keep on sharing! Can't wait to see more.
Nice updates since last time. Wish I could draw faces like you do. Just a tip dont focus on faces anymore start drawing hands or whatever, dont draw the things that youre good on, because then you wont become better. Youre doing great, cheers!
so...where are you?
I really love the idea of using yoga poses (lotus?) as inspiration for a yoga center... I'm no architect, but I think a lot more could be done with buildings than plain boxes of glass and steel... Cheers!