first time visiting you SB, and you can be sure i'll be back! incredible!
actually, after looking through the whole SB...
you talk about feeling inadequate..
don't, the content of which you paint/draw resonates more than perfect technique ever would..don't beat yourself up..you have time, just keep pushing yourself, and enjoy yourself, the details will fall into place.
Last edited by Dope Fiend; February 7th, 2011 at 04:20 AM.
Nice stuff as usual - I like your nice, big range of value as well as fat saturation.
Nom nom nom.
Hey guys, just wanted to drop in an update for my upcoming shows, which are all doing a great job in freaking me the fuck out. AGHH!!11!
Thanks a lot to everyone for all the support I don't have time to reply individually am just flooded with work right now.
define-yes, a bit.
Velocity Kendall: thanks a lot for the link. Will check that out soon! I dunno about the singularity but the idea appeals to me, although I don't know enough about it. I have hardly had time to scratch my ass let alone read lately unfortunately!!
Thanks again everyone I really dont know what im doing just hoping for the best and happy to be doing what i love.
Busy month...Finished/ touched up three more pieces for the Nucleus show, a few pieces for my solo, around 10 new sketchbook pages, a t-shirt design and my first book cover job (in oils)
I am also fucking terrified and excited to be exhibiting with some of the artists that motivate me to work harder and always humble me like a hammer of insecurity. lol!
If you're in LA or SF come on down!
LINED IN LEAD: GALLERY NUCLEUS
March 19, 2011 - April 11, 2011
Opening Reception / Mar 19, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Exhibiting Artists Include:
Detail below (original 35 by 55 cm)
Original size (26 by 34 cm)
Detail below (original size 42 by 70 cm)
ANIMA: PHONE BOOTH GALLERY, Long Beach CA
Opening Night: April 16 2010
“Anima” is a series of works from Australian artist Rod Luff that collects together a variety of drawings and paintings inspired by the harmonious relationships between people, nature and their imagination. Artist in Attendance.
Oils (original size 60 by 40cm)
Gave this piece more lovin
SKETCHBOOK SHOW: MEDECINE AGENCY, San Francisco CA
April 30 2010
Collection of Selected Artwork from my sketchbook.
And here's my first book cover. Oils (with small digital touch ups). It was for a lovecraftian themed horror novel set in the 1950's. Despite the workload I just couldn't say no to painting a Hastur possessed blues guitarist channelling filthy black insanity! Took about a week for the final painting.
Shytt thats one tight list of artists included in the exhibition, too much talent in one place.
Still loving them moleskines.
Still stoked to see you go places.
bhanu is right. That list is crazy! Why do I have to live half way around the planet from the show?!? Enjoy it man, you deserve the exposure. Frickin' lovely moleskine pages as always.
your styles so awesome and unique, uber jealous of your oils, keep on creating!
Exon needs your critique!
really nice update man! always love cruisin through here. your pencils are so soft, and beautiful, its very inspiring! good luck with the gallery! if i was anywhere near there id be there in a heartbeat!!
Cool thanks a lot everyone, I'm really happy to hear that you guys are inspired.
I am definitely feeling inspired myself lately, and a lot more motivated to create and so I'm really glad to hear that some of that energy is transferred in some way to anybody else.
I think we're all living in an awesome period for art that is in part driven by all this sharing, networking and ecology of images that flood us on a daily basis. I think it gives us all a great chance to build our own little support groups and communities as well, which I feel is one of the best ways to avoid drowning in the overwhelming sea of media space. I really wish I had more time to contribute around here or other places but I'm pretty overhwhelmed with all the exhibitions. Anyway, here are a few small things, seeing as I can't post the other stuff I'm doing.
just continuing to experiment and try things in the book
This is on the reverse side of another bearded dude i painted a while back.
usually start drawings with fairly simple block ins, just trying to get the proportions and shapes right.
making a reversible triptych thing for this moleskine show
progress of that one i found
Wow, just superb. What kind of paint did you use for the bearded guy? It's so vibrant .
It blows my mind what u can do in those moleskine books. Can't wait to see more.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
--- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
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yo rod, killer pages as always haven't you finished that book yet?! D:< haha
i was wondering if you could possibly do a quick run down of process/materials. i.e setting up moleskine pages to paint on, what kind of medium you use in oils (if any) and how it handle, what kind of pastels and stuff like that, i dont know just think it'd be a cool thing to know
I like your stuff. I have always liked stuff that contains both elements that are more simple and have more contrast, combined with realistic stuff that features a lot of shade.
Do you use any well-known techniques for drawing heads or bodies such as those of Loomis or Bridgman? Or is it more a matter of drawing basic shapes first and then working those out for you?
your style is awesome, I'm totally amazed!
Very very nice! You have a beautiful style illustrative and heart felt
So happy for ya Rod. You've progressed so much over the years now you've got the op to display your amazing work and mingle with such a powerhouse group of artists. Have fun at the exhibition man, get wasted and take heaps of photos!
You render so nicely!
It is always a pleasure looking at your sketchbook!
this is one hell of a mole skin...beautiful work and compositions
beautiful style ... i like the colors and they way you they are used beside each other .