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Nice! Going well there, it would be better if u have a spotlight or some sort of directional on a constant direction so it be easier for u to work on
anyway keep it up
The only real failure is the failure to try
ZAL> hey zal! thanks for stopping by my book! You know, that's a really great crit... and normally, i would have a more direct light source, except that it's one of the things about my studios location that i really find myself liking. i get a good solid amount of very clear natural light. Sure, it's a more diffuse lighting arrangement, but i love the natural light! Heh ... well, to be honest, actually, that particular kind of natural light isn't that great.
all> okay, so apparently i'm still a pretty decent ways away from getting my computer... it's going to ship at about this time next week. meanwhile my nice new monitor just sits here on my drafting table. doh.
still life painting update: 6 days in. Alright. I was thinking really seriously about adding in some more draped fabric to this composition, but then i though... eh, it's gonna look kind of weird, and you won't really be able to tell what it is, plus! it's taking up so much of the composition...gives it importance. What i decided to do was to throw my homie Hansel into the composition. I had to kind of get him jacked up off of the base, as that particular position was too low. and i thought that taking off his jaw was a good idea. I think this helps out the composition immensely as it makes kind of a triangle of emphasis.
I spent a lot of time scraping off paint today...even though this raw umber is kind of a pain to paint with because it doesn't have very good viscosity, at least it dries fast. As does the Raw Sienna. My naples yellow and yellow ochre spots were still kind of wet.
Since i was sketching hansel in paint today for the first time, I ventured out of the browns palette and painted him in bright cadmium red medium and dark. I seriously had to redraw this guy like FOUR TIMES to get it right. Why is it that drawing something that is somewhat cropped-out of the composition is so challenging? there was a lot of sketch something, then wipe everything back off, then Rinse & Repeat™. um... i think i got it closer, but i'll reevaluate when i pick up and work on this a little while tomorrow.
thanks for looking peoeoeople!
Last edited by guggemmaneuver; June 13th, 2009 at 12:25 PM. Reason: being a sell out
Good update gugg. I like what you decided on to cover that blank area of the canvas. Let's see some more.
Cool to see you finally getting with the oils. You have mentioned several times how much you wanna get into them (again?).
Like to see the process shots, it is helpful for when I decide to give it the old college try. Looking forward to more updates.
How long would you say it takes for a single layer of oil paints to set and become reasonably dry? What should one such as myself purchase to get really started with some attempts at oil painting?
Go on girl!!!
I'm so gonna steal some of photos of you for refs again
And THIS is awsome. Want more.
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Damn nice work Gugg!
everything's looking so good, but its the resent oil painting I'm most exacted about!
Awesome as reff, and great palette control too, Looking forward to seeing more!
JH-Matt>>> Hey thanks! Maybe the enthusiasm i'm feeling for oil painting is helping out the process a little...i'm really having a lot of fun. this palette does seem to be popular.. i have all these awesome cadmiums and stuff on this palette that i've been dogmatically avoiding: not easy! Glad you like the still life setup too
sork>>> Awww thanks babe! You know... i've been wanting to rock out some more expressionistic inkwash sketchbook stuff...maybe i'll do that when i'm visiting with my parents this weekend! ( scary...)
seansea pierce>>> cool to catch up with ya, old friend! thanks for dropping by! I need to catch up with what you've been working on!
MPbruce>>> hehe... wow man... great to see you up in here! once a few more things happen (waiting for some hardware, actually...) i will have the next rice ready, FINALLY... How is muckman? I hope you are well, buddy!
arghjoel>>> heh, thanks for stopping by! experimenting is the order of the day i guess. How is everything for you? I guess you are still holding it down at Sheridan? Cheers!
sepulnickatorture>>> Did a lot of scraping on this the past 24 hours...the surface was perfect and ready for the oil treatment. lemme know if you've got more questions...gahh... i'm soo geeking out about how much fun it is! hope you are well
cooooostuamo_D>>> hey! thanks for dropping by friend!!! Gah, please no more immediate post-post guilt trips! my fragile conscience will meltdown from the stress!!!
HOLY CRAP Wow! YOU GUYS RRRROOOOOCCCCCKKKKK! *end granny channel...
lots of old (and new) friends dropping in here! really encouraging! Well...I was mega stressed out today about home and also a family situation so i channeled my rage into this composition for about 2 hours. We're about 6 hours in. the entire surface is covered in paint. i'm having a blast.
i took it outside and gave it a good photo (because the suun was setting and there was no longer any cast natural light in the studio...), and tehn i removed the distortion so, so lovingly. today i focussed on the skull and getting some of the fabric details in, also correcting a few minor issues. haha... i love painting this way because it's so forgiving... Can you guys see where i corrected the WAY TOO TALL cranium of the skull? in the previous state you can see the cadmium red underpainting / drawing for that part. Haha... that was so wrong!
okay, well, here it is! this is a better photo than i've taken of it so far... took it downstairs while my roommates are having this crazy loud party. Not me... just hanging out in my studio listening to records and painting. I did sneek in a cheeseburger though. hehe...
Hey, great stuff! Keep up the painting! The skull definitely adds a lot to it. Contrasts the cute monkey alot. Word of advice: try to get some depth going. It could add alot to the painting. Do you have MB's painting DVD? It's got some good stuff in it. Oh, and I like the palette idea. May have to use that.
The thing I like most is the cool colors against the nice creamy ones. That is a really beautiful combination and your brush strokes are lively and energetic and have actual purpose in structuring the painting. I would just say, you need a little more volume because some parts are flat. Otherwise good luck.
It's looking good. Wish I had room to get my oils out of the attic.
You guys are so supportive and nice! thanks everyone!
Individual responses will follow when i post more work and have better access to the wit reserves. at present they are kind of low. Plus i need to work on my oil painting, then throw that up here. I haven't touched it in over a week, and time is running out, since my plan is to execute one of these a month.
GREAT NEWS! Updating is going to be a ton easier now as i just got my new scanner: a Canon CanoScan 5600F. And i've had lots of great experiences with canon products and their optics for a number of years now. And fortunately, in my initial testing, it failed to dissapoint. A very quick scan even at 300ppi; Great color reproduction and very sharp and accurate line and tonal reproduction (Okay yes, this is greyscale but i scanned some old photos too which looked great.); all in all, very glad i decided to get this... now if my new computer will EVER FREAKIN ARRIVE... should have ordered components and built myself.
I'm going to go so far as to frown on ordering a components based PC from this company: http://ibuypower.com. good options for builds there, and i understand that it takes a while. But it's been 13 business days (their site says 5-10 to construct it) and i still haven't received a shipped confirmation and tracking number. Oh well... hopefully it will get here this week. tired of using my slow, old, crappy powerbook. Just kidding... i love you G*Spore...You've been soooo good .
some figurative studies from last night's apache cafe session...very loose approach, as these were very quick poses. Ink sketch > inkwash render. for the earlier ones, i was doing a quick pencil lay in for better accuracy, but the multiple beers and the varsity sludge coalescing in my abdomen kind of incited a more expressionistic handling there toward the end... hehe... two chili cheese burgers + fries + coke. i had to pay dearly for the discretion when i got home though. fortunately listening to some new Diplo helped me keep up a solid hours run on the treadmill... and i still can't believe he sampled "Do the Bartman..." One has to love some crunk Diplo beats.
thanks for looking, yall.
Great progress on the oil painting. I really like the red underpainting from the skull, Even the remnants of the part that was originally too high. The whole lower left quarter of the painting has me hooked.
whooo! those last ones are awesome. more like those please
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...106521&page=11
Christ that still life painting (skull/monkey ec..) come out so nicely! Love how you can still see the red showing though! The only crit I can thing of is there's no real focal point. Maybe in the monkey's face (haha, why is it suddenly so fu*king weird when I type "Monkey"), but still a great job Emma!
This one as well is awesome! - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...2&d=1245778193 Love how loose it is.
And the last looks good too, painting out side's bloody hard I find, but you pulled this off quite nicely, how long did you spend on it?
Cheers for dropping by my SB as well, good to hear another Cash fan
that still life is nice,though for a study I would to see some some focus light or strong highlights. Really nice, vital strokes though . The fur on the chimp is well handled.
Painting outside, I think is a very tough task, so easily everything can be muddled, soeasy everything can feel so flat,without any sense of atmosphere or form.
I think its good to,initially,give the pictures and forms more relief when painting outside.
When you think you can handle the subtleness of blurry/lost edges,layers of unsaturated colors, slight veils in atmostphere, then its better to give that impressionist treatment.
I dig the colors used in the last image, but I'm waiting for you to do some sketchmanuvers. I know you're just getting back into oils, but you know...I'm just impatient and want MORE!
I know the desire is perfection, but I want your "I-don't-give-ah-shit-I-just-wannah-go-to-bed-covered-in-paint" paintings.
peter>>> you know, my athenian friend, i noticed this early on... it was another symptom of being too geeking out about starting to paint and not getting the sketch the right way. oh well there will be cast shadows, maybe they will help the edge of the 78 from spinning against my head! OUCH! oh and... do yourself a favor and get the new diplo i like turtles. its kind of addictive though...
eloth>>>actually, i do have the sean barber dvd, got it ages and ages ago. i watched it again recently...so much great information on there. i'm recycling turpenoid like a champ these days, but i don't have a baby skull. are you referring to the Dan Dos Santos one? it's on my list to pick up...love his process.
shamiradeli>>> heh, undo buttons are overrated. here in the oily realm, wehn we are painting a giant cookie and accidentally add one too many chocky chips, it's okay. thanks luv
JJacks>>>hey thanks for stopping by and posting your thoughts. it seems that i'm going to have to work on this problem of focus
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH>>> whattup special K? how are things in the wondrous worlds of teh resident maconite? thanks for all the support and pushing along... you rule. Hopefully see ya at some point soon, perhaps? the funny thing is, even with the more expressive pieces, and particularly with my oil painting process... i'm VERY averse to getting messy. the inkwash usually ends up causing some smudgish fingertips, but other than that i work REALLY clean! still think i'm gonna make studio vestments specifically for the purpose of not ruining all my amazing clothes though. and ruining the not so amazing ones sucks too. haha. thanks again for the support. call or txt whenevs, bro
granny>>>ttttttttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kkkkksssssssssssssssss ggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaannn nnnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah great to be in a new book. thanks for looking at my stuff, chief!
blackspot>>> i wish you did too! Oh, ahhh... btw. you make a tiny (sideways) cameo appearance in this update. hehe. hope you don't mind. remember the scary 1980s sweater scary halloween pic? not really finished enough for the draw from WDELL thread, but i've got yr numba thanks for dropping by dear
psibug>>> alrighty, i will try to bring the rest of the painting up to snuff, alright?
AJvenema>>> hehe... thanks for dropping by! Here are some more like that.
JailhouseRock2>>> everybody's got something to hide, 'cept for me and my monkey!" i'm hoping that once i get some" detail into the record and some highlights added, there's going to be a bit more focus.
bhanu>>> hey bhanu! i totally agree with the sentiment of what you are suggesting... however this was kind of a one off study, in a distorted mirror. that i was holding. so... as far as really observing shadows and their colors and blurry / lost edges, the reference kept moving. it was kind of an exercise in trying to execute a done painting in 2-3 hours. big props on selling the painting! I want one! well, maybe a tiny drawing
Last edited by guggemmaneuver; July 7th, 2009 at 06:06 AM.
Love your figure studies, and your line work is getting much better with each one. The concepts at the top are very interesting, would be nice to see a finished one.
Especially the design to the left on this one. LINK
the name of the game lately is trying to redefine how i work with ink wash. it's a medium that i've been using for a number of years now... but i kind of stopped for a while in favor of using guoache. looking back through my books, there was a lot of great material. In short... i want it to kind of become the second step after a pencil gesture. it's so easy to get a fully rendered piece and QUICKLY too. there's so much character in the marks, smudges, and fingerprints that y ou can touch up in the computer and it still retains the rawness. anyways, thanks for looking. more work to come. I'm going to start doing these drills that nonie was talking about... 2 minute head studies. will probably gesture in mech pencil, then ink lines, then wash on top of that. gotta be fast with only 2 minutes on teh clock. subjects will be lots of my families friends and heroes from the past and present.