Justas - I saw your thread, very cool abstract/representational mix.
kevin - Thank you very much!
dU5K - Thank you for looking through man, I love to talk and discuss this stuff but then again I'm just a guy who doesn't know too much yet anyways so...
I have to say that I get very easily trapped
in your sketchbook. I can look at this stuff
for pretty much hours on end. Pretty damn
I'm primarily a digital painter myself, and I'll
probably stay that way all my life, but I like
to paint with oils from time to time, every
other day. I'm just wondering if you have
any tips that you can give me, a rundown of
what you do in every painting or something,
since I have no idea what I'm doing. I don't
really have anyone I know that paints
professionally with oils, so I ask you.
Thanks for sharing this stuff, I'll be looking forward to more!
Great stuff ones again, your like a machine, like a painting factory
2cent: it looks like your paint supports your subject, you study the subject and paint accordingly and you do it pretty darn well. Maybe it'll help you if you turn it around. Let the subject support(guide) the paint. like for example lucian freud tries to do, Rembrand didn't suck either.
If this makes any sense Ramp it up!
Love your posture studies, nice line weight.
Thanks for the updates.
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Toffers - I'm flattered by your comment but in no means am I a professional. I've only been doing this for 2 years so there's quite a lot I don't know. Also by the looks of it, you have a good feel for digital already, really. Keep focused on areas where you feel like you need to improve more than others. As I see it, that would be anatomy and proportions for your figures, everything else is coming along. I don't have a completely flat routine of the way I do things, but generally I love to tone the canvas and let it peek through, start out with either a color block in or more linear drawing, and then pick a spot where I can compare every stroke I make to. All the while thinking of the fundamentals, value, color, temperature, light source, form, edges, not in that particular order. One day I'll get some kind of amateur process together.
Bakker - I know what you mean, I think that will come.
John - And you have already. Will do.
Have a few more portraits up as always. Those always get done at a steady rate with so many opportunities to paint people all week.
1 -11 x 17, 3 hour alla prima. Same person as a fw weeks back, sans beard.
2 - 9 x 12 (?), 6 hours over three days. Small portrait trying to capture a very cool, singular light source directly above.
3 - 6 x 4, quick 2 hour color study of the next painting which is just a grisaille in raw umber that I should have spent more time on but only had about an hour.
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1328937022 is very nice, it doesn't look like you spend 2h on it it looks like it was alrdy there and you just found it. if that makes any sense Love it.
o man those sketches are an absolute joy to look at, is this a new style your playing with?
Thank you everyone, I'm really glad you all enjoy the last post! I've always wanted to kind of explore drawing this way, I think glimpses of it can be seen in the past, but I still struggle with everything very much so I'm trying really hard to get there. I have some more portraits! Like always! This time two alla primas and one glaze. I included the WIP shot just so you can see how not to glaze like an idiot. The underpainting was done with Raw Umber and White which I never tried before but I really like the look of it that way, probably why so many people start like that. I went way too dark so I spent some time trying to lighten that up. Also, drawing's way off, I wanted to get into glazing so instead of trying to get the drawing right, I tried to fix it later in the painting.
Nice work. The quickness of your strokes and the impasto are excellent.
Adam, these gestures are pretty great - there are many ways to "skin the cat" ...
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Marian Rowling - Thank you Marian, I always appreciate you popping in.
kevinwueste - Thanks again Kevin.
Misha is a Russian sculptor who emigrated to the US back in the 80's. His website's here, along with his fathers art, which is pretty beast. http://mishafromminsk.com/index.php
11 x 17 4.5 hours at the Palette and Chisel today. Tons of fun, just going, going, going.
I absolutely love your portraits!
art is never finished, only abandoned~Leonardo da Vinci
Thank you ezekrialase!
Recent alla prima portraits, figures, a plein-air study, and a self portrait. I wanted to observe more of the space around me, the warm and cool lights from my friends who were all working on their own paintings. The plein air was done in a 4 hour session in Lincoln Park. There were small patches of snow still left over from the last snowstorm we had here sitting on the tree trunk reflecting in the high sun at noon.
great work I wish to have some of yours skills, beautiful paintings and life drawings
in need of help please comment and constructive CRITIQUEmy sketchbookYarosh on DASORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH
Awesome stuff man! I'd hand any of them on my wall
Absolutely wonderful work, makes me wanna go pick up some wet brushes again ! Those Russian artists Misha and Chaim are absolutely awesome BTW.
Wow I am loving your work! Your charcoal studies are great and your painting style is something to see. That's some bold brushwork there.
Keep this up! If nothing else it's inspirational to guys like me who struggle to get their oil painting up to par.