This is my first post, and I've been enjoying the site for sometime now. Not sure if this is the right place to post some work but thought I'd give it a shot.
All images are oil on linen, all comments appreciated.
Last edited by Zarahn Southon; September 27th, 2011 at 06:43 AM. Reason: title change
Wow, killer work Zarahn! Glad to see you finally signed up. I bet you'll love this site. Can't wait to see more.
"There is no such thing as 'accurate drawing'. There is beautiful
drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
I very much like that first one. Almost classical technique with those very modern magazines. 5 stars
Fantastic, all of them!
I like the colour choice, observation is spot on too. V. nice style.
excellent work, bravo!
Very nice technique there! I laughed a bit when I spotted the pieces of tape on the standing figure piece. I swear by that stuff nowadays, it's so useful. Congrats for leaving little details like that into your paintings.
My Sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=107974
My Blog: http://yngwieboley.blogspot.com/
Brilliant paintings, like modern day Vermeer
check out my website:www.kbelshaw.com
Professor Wagstaff: I'm Professor Wagstaff of Huxley College.
Baravelli: That means nothing to me.
Professor Wagstaff: Well, it doesn't mean anything to me either. I'll try it over again. I'm Professor Huxley of Wagstaff College.
Baravelli: Well, you didn't stay at the other college very long.
Exceptional human studies, it's always a fascinating thing to see a painting that looks almost photographic - the color of flesh, the idea of human design and anatomy coming to life on the paper.
Keep doing you
Stellar work, Congrats!!
Impressive artwork...great paintings
These are gorgeous! I am looking forward to seeing more.
Art-Addict- Cheers for getting me off me backside and onto this site dude, thanks also for the great critiques! You hard belgium!
Death Calupan- Cheers, got to do more of the narrative soon i think.
Nathan Long- Thanks
The Grayslayer -Cheers for the color compliment- the works were all painted with a full color wash, then one film of of opaque paint.
Phil Moss- Thanks heaps!
Ying Ling- Cheers . Since most of my works previously have dealt with some sort of narrative I just wanted to paint the studio enviroment, with
no extra frills or baggage. Just living in the moment.
Professor Wagstaff- Cheers for the compliment.
Dizon- Got some basic life drawing at at an Art school in Auckland, self taught for several years, then went to Florence, and up to Studio Escalier, ( They Rock by the way!) and at the moment I'm doing a portrait course with Ted Seth Jacobs in San Francisco At BACAA.
Mr M- Cheers
Vulgar- Thanks for the compliments.
Cgaddict- I push color but still wrestling with my palette. Aryt Addict got me interested in Munsell system , might experiment with it when I get back down under
Moon vision studio- Cheers mini goth-oooooo-coming back at ya
Digital linkrod- Thanks
Matt 0917- Wicked
Cryptcrawler- Lots of tahnks for the compliment but I can say the same thing about photoshop...
Jailhouse Rock2- Cheers Mat
Ronald Liu- Thanks mate
Serpian- Cheers. I did a visual arts degree in Auckland, worked on my own stuff for a few years, then most of my new work is based on the teachings of Ted Seth Jacobs, I studied along with Art Addict, at studio escalier in 2006, now I am here in san Fran studying portraiture and Land sacpe with Ted Seth Jacobs. He's pretty wild ( to say the least) when it comes to his indepth knowledge of structure. The running joke is Ted will make you look and draw the " tip of the tip of the nose" LOL.
Deep Blue hue- Cheers!
Digital Zombie- Thanks!
This is an oil painting I did in 2005, its insprired by New Zealand History, The King movement founded in 1856 as a way to stop further incursion by the occupying colonial forces that had settled New Zealand at that time. My great Grandparents generation who were Maori created the movement and called it "Kingitanga"- King movement.
My version is a self portrait with muse and a landscape inspired by Old master paintings, cherubs are from a Rubens Marie Medici painting. its abit of a tounge and cheek work. Things were getting pretty heated in NZ politics at the time, race relations were pretty sour. Its mildly improved, especially now with the first Maori party in parliment at the moment.
Last edited by Zarahn Southon; January 27th, 2009 at 11:25 PM.
Really fantastic work! Beautiful paintings...I can't wait to see more!
All very cool, but the last one is the best. And the feet in the first one! I'm mostly self taught too, your work gives me hope ;-)
on a second thought-- I love the toned down warmish-coldish colours in the 2. and 3. image. How do you do them?
Last edited by Uli; January 29th, 2009 at 02:58 PM.