Damn, those sketches could practicly pass by as finished pieces, they are so beautiful!
I'm so happy I stumbled on your thread! Amazing work! all of it!
The colour schemes are more than awesome
Painting in your moleskine looks like so much fun.. I should try that!
This world feels like a sad place when that happens man...i dont think i'll sell any
Good art should sell, and now you have more avenues too sell too.
I hope you sell them by heaps.
Take care and nice update.
Oh. My. God.
I'm in love with your pencils. I'm so amazed by the way your pictures are inspiring, light-hearted, and sometimes having whimsical elements without looking silly. I'm stalking this SB now.
Rodrigo, I'm gonna steal ur uber l33t painting powahz, while u'll be sleeping!!!
Thanks a lot to everyone for the kind words
he main reason I started this was to improve and build upon it further. I feel like an idea which feels good to share with other people is always worth pursuing. In this case it was the significance of the symbiotic relationship between the lady (who appears to be homeless) and the birds. I tried to put in little subliminal details to suggest that, like the trees + verticals above forming cathedral churchy shapes, and triangular shapes, having the colour scheme the same as you'd find on a pigeon, and more things like that. I learnt a lot of things like the importance of ideas, purpose and intent driving content, and only using enough detail to get the message across, stuff i always struggle with, it was hard to limit the amount of detail on the pigeons to just the basic shapes and colours. The final painting took about 2-3 days
Nice work man
This is pure inspiration, rodrigo. You're indeed really talented. The last one is definitely my favorite. Very magical atmosphere and the colors are spot on. Is it some kind of plant in her hands?
Don't stop sharing your wonderful stuff!
for some reason, your paintings have this magnetic quality which makes me stare at them for ages, which happens really rarely
was interesting to see the progression of that last painting, the girl holding glowball (you?) in her hands
i love the girl in the field, it looks like you just bang these paintings out like its easy
keep singing and suffering (?!)
don't stop posting pencil pages, please!
Your creativity is just superb. I don't know if anyone has asked this yet but how do you do it!?-Great work!
I think 'charming' would be perfect word to describe your art Every piece of you looks so realistic, simple and fantastic at the same time! I very like your last painting with girl, it shows that you are real master of colors
@ rodrigo: Is it possible to download all pieces of your old sketchbook anywhere?
Didn't found your old sketches in your blog. Thanks in advance!
Oh, wow. I'm in awe. Your work is so gorgeous. Glad I found your sketchbook, it's incredibly inspiring.
I really appreciate all your comments, and read them all twice to make sure I was reading it correctly. Thankyou all!
I can't stand anything I do, I think it all sucks but I love what I do and want to keep improving. And no, I'm not being modest, I am being honest!
big love to you all for the support and feedback. 2010 was ok, but 2011 will be better I promise!
I have 2 solo shows in april and a group show mid march. I should be flying out to cali for them, unless I run out of money before that, (I hope not!!)
in the meantime, here's a wip
and also a new update of sketchbook art via hi fructose
click image to go there
nice work man
this is un-fucking-real. the soft shading with the harsh lines is so nice. as long as you love drawing it, your all good, no matter the result! (which if the result weren't good you wouldnt be at these shows and on hi fructose )
merry christmas bro! hope ya have a good one
Dammit, those pigeon pieces are unbelievable. Wow. Please keep working hard, I may come to you for tips in the future.
oooo i love your stuff XD you deserve those 5 stars
and thanks for the explanation on the pigeon lady, really helpful. I'm going to be working on trying to do scenes now and that made me think a bit more
Last edited by My57; December 25th, 2010 at 12:26 AM.
My observational skills may be great but i said nothing about my drawing skills
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Please comment on my deviant art I need friends T-T
BUY MY SHIRTS PLEASE - They're awesome.
thanks a lot everyone for the support. hope you had a good christmas and new years.
The website has been updated with info about exhibitions under the "see" section and an all new "shop" section, yay! More coming soon...
started with pages of this stuff to try and work it out
Wow, I love the way that you work your compositions.
Even your pencils are painterly! I was going to say that maybe her kerchief needs a bit more depth, but it draws the eye to her face, which is important...So I reserve my crit! Beautiful work, as always.
shiiiit.. unbelievable shading man!!! thanks for the inspiration, i want to go paint acrylics in my moleskine now! ;-)