Dorian, I have now finished my first level Bargue at my Atelier, but seeing which one you chose as level one makes me humble.. I only had Idealized Profile, and it was hard enough! But of course, it only took four days to finish... I have immense respect for your level 3 bargue, now that I know what a bargue feels like! Those teachers are SO picky! Check out my thread!
Here's hoping for an update by you...
Dorian these are tremendous studies, very disciplined and the process images you show are insightful as well, hope to see more and more (especially of the step-by-step process images )
Nice work here dorian, btw pm box is full
Serpian's not the only one brought to one knee in awe!
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http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
Raphael, I think as long as the paper is smooth and tough enough it's fine. It shouldn't be too smooth, but not very grainy. And if you can draw, erase, draw, erase and so on without leaving any 'ghosts' where your line was, it's tough enough. Of course, even the toughest paper will ghost if you press hard enough, so remember to have a light touch!
Also: DORIAN ARE YOU ALIVE
Last edited by Serpian; January 13th, 2009 at 06:26 PM.
dangoozle! haven't updated for a WHILE!
thanks for all the comments and asking for updates everybody
here's some of what happened in the meantime! A few of these are in "finally finished" already but I post them here as the thread is supposed to document what I'm doing at Angel:
first color cast painting!
started February 08, finished about 3 months later (3h a day, 5 days a week)
believe it or not, I still have no idea what I'm doing, different mediums, layers, drying times of different pigments, broken color, texture, ARGH! =D
"finally finished" thread
first figure drawing in charcoal and white chalk - not really getting the hang of it
and the next one, a few weeks later:
rather quick portrait of a friend, white chalk and carbon pencil (argh that stuff doesn't erase well at all )
and, for now, the last figure drawing! Again charcoal and white chalk
"finally finished" thread
2nd full color cast painting
I know it's not all that colorful :] the wood was crazy.... but overall I'm getting the hang of it a tiny bit more and this one actually went a bit faster, about 5 weeks I think!
"finally finished" thread
and one of the first figure paintings - not showing the very first ones as they're in the trash
(background texture added in photoshop)
and a brand new one, still sucks figure painting is hard!!!
Last edited by dorian; June 30th, 2009 at 08:59 AM.
i love the figure paintings. In my opinion you 've made a excellent job at matching the flesh tones... especially the green ones, which r totally mysterious to me though.
cant wait to see more of your output
grüße aus dem hohen norden
llama: the drawings are 5 weeks on average, the last was only 4 because I left for illustration master class 08 (AMAZING experience, couldn't mae it this year (last week) but seeing the pics and all I will HAVE to go in 2010!!) - but some strange things happened and it came out allright
no quicksketch and almost no drawing in general these days! Crazy! We do have the opportunity to do short poses and draw on Wednesday and Friday nights but at the moment I do some freelance stuff and teaching drawing on weekends (outside of school) so I need some time at home to catch up with email, read, etc. - but good point, I will do quick sketching at least once a week when we start again in September! Might be my last trimester!!! WTF?!
Farin: dankeschön : )
some happy crappy pics from this year's student show
Last edited by dorian; June 30th, 2009 at 09:13 AM.
nice updates wow those look great!
about the school how manny people do they let in?
i think there verry strict.. what do you need to have in your portfolio?
i really like all of this and i want to go to a school like this when iam finished
with the artacademy iam in now (still got 3 years to go..)
they have so much information that i need to know..and iam interested
in the works from the renaisance..
also i saw on the site that they help you how to sell a painting or
how to get attention and everything the business side of art, how did this go?
did your learn anything from that?
FUCK that's nice!
Great update Dorian, thanks for taking the time.
Wow Dorian!! Your art was great before, but with this latest post your art has progressed alot and looks even more breathtaking! You really inspire me
My sketchbook: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205399
Super stuff... I totally love that first color cast painting and u are right, the wood looks incredible.!!!
I notice u are much looser when painting life people. Is it because of less time that u can spend with the model in front of you?
The right leg of the woman in the figure painting is kinda weird looking but the rest is ace.. The old dude is also marvellous.. No crit from me on that.
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Nice pictures dorian!
And this painting looks great (http://www.dorian-iten.com/images/do...ny-sitting.jpg)
"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
Dorian, thank you so much for sharing your work at the Angel Academy with us. Because of this thread I have found my way over to the Academy of Realist Art in Canada, and have recently begun classes there. I just started my first Bargue! Again, thank you. I don't know if I would have ever discovered that these kinds of academies exist if it wasn't for the inspiring threads you've started on this forum.
Most impressive nad inspiring work as usual! Thanks for updating this thread.
Ongoing doodle thread
ej: don't know what your situation is but don't waste your time at a school you're not happy with. You could die tomorrow. Seriously.
It's very easy to get into Angel Academy. Not so easy to "not give up", it seems. They do teach some business related things but in my opinion not quite enough.
burialchamber: hook up with and say hi to Daniel Gluck! He appreciates passionate students!
Some nice work in here! Congratulations on your acceptance in the HRF program. I bet you had a blast there. Last month I spent some time in France painting and met JP Rautio who I think you studied with at Angel? He was having a blast in the Studio Escalier program.
Anyway.. I look forward to your next batch of paintings!
"There is no such thing as 'accurate drawing'. There is beautiful
drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
the figure paintings are so very accomplished! his hand and the leg tonalities retreating into shadow - super man! the b&w stuff is great but it's great to see your paintings as well!
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Keep us posted!