amazing way to draw...very unique
Misplacedhippos: Thanks! I agree that some of these could use a wider view. I'm trying to gear most of them towards getting work doing book covers, but I'm still figuring out how to use the format most effectively.
andre matos: Thanks man .
Here's a recent painting, a still life... and a mural! Two friends from school (Lindsey Millikan and Sam Garland) and I did this on the side of an apartment building in Oakland. We only had a week to do it, sadly... it probably needed a good 3 or 4. Good experience though, hope to do one again sometime.
"The Plains" blew my mind. There is a bit of the Old Masters techniques in it, and you pull it off extremely well.
Nice mural as well! I bet that was fun to do!
-I often post from my phone; so please excuse the typosSketchbook
At least Icarus tried!
My Process: Dead Rider Graphic Novel (Dark Horse Comics) plus oil paintings, pencils and other goodies:
My "Smilechild" Music. Plus a medley of Commercial Music Cues and a Folksy Jingle!:
LOVING the two storybook pieces you've done
Very amazing composition! Really great works.
MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS--->http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=207321
very cool work, I like it a lot!
Laissez libre cour à votre expression créatrice
Hey, i love your traditional work, specially the Eowyn and the Nazul.
Keep working hard
My portfolio http://lucaspandolfelli.blogspot.com/
Finally finished http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=238380
Oh man, Sidharth. You gotten SO much better then last time I saw your works. The colors in the "Before the mountain" is outstanding! And the traditional paintings you make are so beautiful.
"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams" - Zdzislaw BeksinskiMy Happy Little Sketchbook, please check it out and help me get better!
Lovely work - keep posting.
Wide breadth to your imagination, a rare and brave gift - don't loose it!
Strong, instinctive understanding to how composition works too.
A thing to work on:
Your painterly 'handwriting'. It feels somewhat 'stodgy' and is slowing down the sweep of your concept.
Make some copies of 'painterly' artists... someone like Zhanglu here on CA would be a good one to use.
From Gegarin's point of view
Wonderful..."The Sun" and the envio with the police bot are my favorites.
My Sketchbook: Criticisms and Feedback needed
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Thanks so much, everyone!
Chris, double thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely do some copies like you mentioned. You've hit the nail on the head regarding the handwriting- I've wanted to figure out how to make the strokes in my paintings support the idea, but have been a little lost trying to go about it. Partly because I have trouble identifying how it's being done in master works. Hopefully the copies will help, because I do want to get away from only showing 'facts' and get a better hang of visual metaphor.
"Wide breadth to your imagination, a rare and brave gift - don't loose it!"
And, thanks so much for that, to me that's a bigger compliment than almost any other . Funny thing, I very nearly did lose it in school- for around a year I focused only on technical training and neglected actual picture-making completely. Once I picked it up again it took a very long time to be able to imagine a picture even as easily as I could before art school. I'd look at older, badly executed but imaginative work of mine and wonder how I'd done it. I won't be making that mistake again.
Some new illustrations.
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Like your illustration a lot! Especially the oil painting ones! cheers!
Thanks, guys! Merl1n, I definitely want to get some more traditional stuff done. I'll probably do more once I'm back in the US, since I want to have some oil pieces for IlluxCon.
A new digital piece that I did for a Crimson Daggers challenge, and an oil portrait of my grandad.
Some new paintings. The first is digital and was done for a challenge at the ArtOrder. "Headsman' was a bizarre and fun private commission- the client wanted a portrait of her husband as a fantasy warrior slaying the Black Eyed Peas. It's oil on a 12X18" panel. The third one, 'Rest,' is also oil (18X24") and was also done for an ArtOrder challenge.