Wow, thanks for all the replies guys! Yeah I've been working really hard and havent even updated my CA sb (thats a sign I really have no time!)
Marian - yeah I hadn't even heard about it! But yeah I would really like to go, after all CA is responsible for changing my life on some level
Nickybeats - Haha, thanks man, there is a lot further to go yet!
denzalan - cheers amigo, thanks for stopping by
axelga2112 - thanks, yeah obvservational drawing is definitely one of my strongest points, it makes up for some serious deficits in other areas!
p sage - haha cheers man, I'm trying at least!
Velocity - yeah it really does feel like hard work! But I can't really complain, on my days off I get to paint and sketch my personal work.
udonhead - thanks, theyre improving very gradually by the day! Some great teaching going on at TAD, and lost of slave-driving
But I think I might be able to get back into it now. I'm working all the time these days, and have really landed on my feet here in Bristol. I'm having to do a café job, which is horribly tiring, but at least I have some time to do art, so I can't complain!
Here are some perspective exercises that I did this evening to relax, after using oils today. (I'll post that too tomorrow).
Anyway, I'm going to keep updating this sketchbook because I made a challenge to myself that I'd get it to 100 pages before I even thought about giving up, and I'm a long way from that yet!
I really like your line work. From the studies to the mechs, they are very natural looking. Keep it up!
Bristol, eh? Nice city. I have a colleague there. I remember walking through a sizeable park there last summer (2011). There was some kind of statue at the center. It was pretty close to a house they called the first American embassy in the world. Do you know the park I'm talking about? It was close to the riverfront, or canal front... or whatever you call it.
Banksy's graffitoes are everywhere I spent half of one day photographing as many as we could find.
Seems like a great city for the arteests like you.
Cool industrial designs & sh*te!
Hey Tom these perspective studies look really good. I really like this last one. Are they from life or imagination, either way they look cool. It looks like TAD was a good use of your money even though it's really tough with the cafe job and all it will be so worth it in a few years time. I'm surprised that you didn't hear about the Imagination workshop, I would have thought they would have been talking about it in your classes and promoting it? I do hope you can make it. Sorry no crits , your skills are getting too advanced for me.
Marian - yeah never even heard of it! I looked into it and its really pricey! I definitely wont be attending if its going to be $500! I could get hold of so much good art content for that price that I guess I can't really justify it. Saying that, I wouldnt be surprised if the price was lowered shortly before the event, in which case I might consider it haha. I hope you're getting on well, I'll check out your SB this weekend
saturday morning sketching!
Thomas i don't find anything to criticize about these sketches! How have you made such an enchanting work?
The first artwork was enough to know how talented you are Amazing work!
oh my gaaawwd i found my master of the week dude you dont mid if i study your sketchbook? :B and please do keep up to make it to page 100 i know you can do it im seriously strapped to my chair because i cant get over your observational stuff id really love if you could give a few pointers in that area and how do you feel affected your stuff from head keep on working man you are making gigantic steps in this road we call craftsmanship good luck and im subscribed keep it all coming!
Oh my! These are gorgeus!
Thomas : You are Awesome , I like those professional technique that you spend it
in your artworks.
Characters or life studies you right in everything, draw with reference, yes
I'll do if I could , But need some more time to get use to it.
All the best my friend
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hope the best year 2013 with successful moments for you.
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Thanks all! Really appreciate the comments and continued support. Finally broken the 60 page mark, onwards to 100!
This is something from tonight, I think its quite sweet, perhaps I'll make some copies into cards or something similar. Either way, its all gravy amigos!
One tip for anyone who has a spare $80: Go to the gnomon workshop site, click on "Scott Robertson" and then buy his dvds on "rendering matte form". I watched the first one today and it was incredible. If you go through it, make notes and work as he works then it will take you 3-4 hours minimum, which is great value for money considering they are only $40 each.
Good luck, and hope that helps!
Cojac - thanks very much, I hope it was helpful. I'm still working through those myself.
vlad74 - thanks, I checked out your own sb too, you're making some good steps!
As I'll be starting Still Life with Brent Watkinson next term, I've been tring to hone my skills. I say hone... I've been trying to develop them! Either way, I'm making progress, and feel I'm really starting to get there. As everyone says, its all about drawing. If you draw it properly, the painting paints itself.
Happy New Year Tom, hope you had a good Christmas break. It's great to see the progress you are making. Brents class sounds good. I did watch a video he did on colour which was good over on the Visual Literacy Program site. Do you know if you will be painting tradionally or doing both? All sounds so good to me, I hope it is living up to your expectations to.
Your thumbs look pretty nice, those would give really nice paintings. Keep them coming