I love you.
Those last three pieces that found thier way into the Eberron books.
That is totally what I was hoping for Jeff, thanks. It is weird but the other files on this thread are 250dpi, and worked fine, just this one is giving me trouble.Originally Posted by miracola
And thanks for the detailed description of your technique to help round out that post.
Scott--Originally Posted by Fisch
Photobucket has a max image size, and auto-resizes your pics when you upload. Is that the first pic you uploaded since upgrading your account? I think the free account let you set your max image size up to 512kb, whereas the paid account is 1mb. Maybe that explains the issue?
You can resize in photobucket by choosing the "edit" button over your pic in the album view, though you can only resize to 25%, 50%, or 75% size (though repeated use on the same image allows some variation)
it totally makes sense, thanks for explaining and Im feeling refreshed from some cocky knowledgable information there is nothing wrong in knowing a lot and keep on trying to know more, Im sure there is much nothing I can teach you but thanks for sharing what you have learned, its very helpful ((hugs))Originally Posted by Fisch
I will be checking the post 118 now, and I totally love these ink drawings, someone could think that when one is at the talent level and speed that you are there will no more be time to come down to explain anything to anybody anymore, you would just probably like to enjoy your knowledge and skills but anyways, what do you know, peoples kindness does not cease to surprise me in this world
I also agree with you about the intuition thing, its defenately intuition -your eye just tells you in the same way that your balancing mechansims works so you dont fall down, is it something you can teach to another ? To a certain extent i quess yes, if somebody has time to break it down but thats another job in itself again, maybe those kind of people who has the eye for the visual balance dont have the skills to translate this skill to another person or : teach it
However I still beleive that something could be explained, I checked the 118 post, you said that you added the yellow scarf there in order to bring a suitable balance of colour and warmness, but how did you arrive to this decision ?
Did you try many different things and from there from different options found the layout most easy on the eye, or maybe its inbuilt in you? you have done this so many times already that you sort of know from old habbit what could fix the seemingly existing gap or something, yet it appears is not really something you can teach, you can give directions but we all have our own paths to walk to get the visual skills of harmonically balanced image
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look I dont know why I love you I just do
wow dude! this stuff is crazy! keep posting!
man, it's been awhile since I checked in on this thread and I'm glad I did!
great new art posts and even better painting discussion, thanks man
Originally Posted by Egets
I think it is all of the above really. Sometimes It is intuition, other times me trying to fix something a million ways till I find the right snap. Fire a shotgun of stuff and see if one sticks. Which I guess is still intuition, but with the odds more in your favor.
The computer was and is an essential tool in unlocking this perception. As I mentioned in an earlier post, for everything you see in a picture (like the post on 118) I prolly tried 50 other things that didn't work and threw them away or minimized their opacity. Layers upon layers in Pshop. Seeing what works, what doesn't, and most importantly, looking for happy accidents and capitalizing on them. It is hard work to make things look spontaneous.
Repetition is huge. I have painted a zillion noses, in the beginning they sucked, but now I could pretty safely paint one w/o even looking, it'd be generic, but I could do it. I guess because my mind is free of that stress, it allows me to look other bigger issues.
When painting at the easel, even after the computer stage, I can be heard smacking myself on the ass with a maul stick (I think that's what they call the long stick to rest/steady your painting hand) shouting, "Make your move, make your move mutha fckr!" I am looking for the one keystone stroke in a face or whatever that is going to solve the head and start to unlock the rest of the piece for me.
If this can't taught, it can at least be a huge hint that can stay with a person until they stumble into it. There are a ton of things I've been told that I didn't understand till years later I would utter out loud, "Oh that's what so-and-so was talking about!"
I have heard guitarists say, they would learn chords, play other peoples songs, and then one day BAM the whole fret board exploded and they could see everything. I guess it is kinda like that.
But if you asked me to stand in front of a blank canvas and make it happen with no exploritory prepwork, I don't know what we'd get. Could be cool, could be a disaster.
Rick Berry used to crit my oilpaintings, before I started using the computer as a planning tool, and I loved it but at one point said, "Sure Rick it is easy to push a few pixels around after a piece has been painted, but much harder to think of those decisions in the heat of painting with a real brush in you hand!"
And he said that was true. Fair enough, I started pushing things around more before I ever put the brush in my hand.
well it is in a way a releif and then again not to hear that you were not completely as good as this since you were born, often one has the moments of doubts when you just dont seem to get it right, its effin frustration and pain and angermanagement and when you are angry you cant even consentrate on anything anymore grrrrr
I often just want to let it go, I mean just drop all the reference usage and go with the flow and just me and blank paper and blank brains (unfortunately) and then the full enthusiasm that I began with will just drop in an instant when I see that what I was visualising just wont convey into the paper, and Im btw now talking about computer which you can undo and erase endlessly, not to even talk about using oilpaints.....
When I just feel like being stuck in a place I began to think that Im not in the right mood, because I know from myself so well that when Im in the right mood Im unstoppable and can make anything fighting against the laws of experience, sometimes I realise that I improve more in doing art by not doing the art because I come to the paper with fresh joyous attitude without any prejudice and previous failing experiences... when I think that Im not making progress is because Im not in the right mood, I get entirely discouraged, I think its unfair that Im not in the right mood, how should I get into the right mood god nappit
I could go on of this subject forever but it will be just everlasting complaining that you might not want to listen to....
QUOTE There are a ton of things I've been told that I didn't understand till years later I would utter out loud, "Oh that's what so-and-so was talking about!"
I have heard guitarists say, they would learn chords, play other peoples songs, and then one day BAM the whole fret board exploded and they could see everything. I guess it is kinda like that. UNQUOTE
lol that is funny because it is so true, it is just basically how one absorbs when you are studying new things, which ever trade it is it is amounted of variety different components and it is essential that you should learn all of them, they are all intertwined to each other yet its hard to understand them seperately, but you just keep on learning each of the elements because you have to, then one day as you have learned each of the elements they all connects to each other and amounts to the big picture giving you the BAM experience, ahhhh I have yet to experience this bam experience, its such a lonely path to walk but once you have stepped into it there is no turning back no matter comes your way, life is basically a risk.......
QUOTE When painting at the easel, even after the computer stage, I can be heard smacking myself on the ass with a maul stick (I think that's what they call the long stick to rest/steady your painting hand) shouting, "Make your move, make your move mutha fckr!" I am looking for the one keystone stroke in a face or whatever that is going to solve the head and start to unlock the rest of the piece for me. UNQUOTE
LOL ! would like to see that when you are fighting with yourself like that
ahh thanks again for all the nice feedbacks, its a constant rehumbling yourself before canvas, sometimes I feel like that the canvas has an evil plot of endeavouring me and that is what this art relationship is all about (my paranoidness rising its evil head to the surface grrr)
look I dont know why I love you I just do
Fisch- you are one seriously talented mo-fo. Really... when I thought it couldnt get any better it does. You would do wonders in a classroom! any chances of you heading out to the CA workshop?
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Hoosh, Scott. You've really taken over around here. All this talk about technique makes me realize I have no thought process behind what I do. I just either get lucky or I don't. Wish you lived around here so I could bring you coffee and watch you work.
Originally Posted by rex
You know what's funny Adam, I thought I didn't know what I was doing or even think I had a methodology (more a loose collection of urges) until people here on CA started asking questions.
One of my earlier posts even said that I just keep messing with stuff till in looks right. That is all I thought there was.
I bet if you start breaking down your stuff there'd be some math in there you are not even aware you are doing.
But damn boy I love what you do! So just keep doing it!
I think we need to have a reunion where we all bring each other coffee and trade painting tips.Hoosh, Scott. You've really taken over around here. All this talk about technique makes me realize I have no thought process behind what I do. I just either get lucky or I don't. Wish you lived around here so I could bring you coffee and watch you work.
These grapes taste like Fresno! -- Steinbeck
Awww, man!! Sorry about that. Yeah,thats gonna stain.
Incredible....the scene layout is just suppppeerrr
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Originally Posted by AmishCommy
Man I wish I could! But my first kidsbook will be due like right then. 22 full page spreads! If the slightest window pops I will make it though, but it ain't looking good so far.
My art will make an appearence in the sci-fi mini section of the event though. So bid, bid, bid people! I think Irene announced what that was all about!
Dude, top notch work here. I saw your site a while ago and was blown away!
Your palettes are really strong and you can see that they have a solid graphic base. You're truly able to "hatch" the idea and then execute in a masterful way.
Love ur wonky pencils...so expressive & beautifully stylised...just great man!
Hi Scott!! U r awesome! I had been always like your work!! U inspires me a lot too! Thanks. =)
In front of so much talent and a real personality, I only have to keep the silence and watch.
I can't wait for what is to follow!
Just wanted to chime back in with a huge "Frigging amazing!"....
But also to point out how amazing this place is. I can sit here and be virtually spoon-fed painting technique and pointers from a whole slew of accomplished professionals....
I dig your drawings so much too... Man I'm very selective when it comes to buy comics and I say I'd definitely buy one drawn and inked by you Scott.
this board is a goldmine these days !...
Hey-hey y'all here is a new piece that will be auctioned off for chariety for the Society of Illustrators scholorship fund as part of the Art Out Loud event.
They will be auctioned off on ebay, and start at $50 so bid,bid,bid folks. If not on mine, on someone elses!
5X7 on canvas.
Here is a link to Dan's post about it all!
Wow............ I just stared for like half an hour at yr inks................
I simply love yr style, it is... i don't know, heaven in drawworld!
Just stunned really.... Keep going,never stop PLEASE!
Little do we know about "life"
i really connect with the exploration and experimentation in your work. Its a real pleasure having you on the boards, it really means alot when a professional like yourself can take the time out to post work and meaning full insights into thier thought process. welcome ot the tribe.
More ink for y'all! Here is my take at drawing animals, which I don't get to do nearly enough. But I have to draw 50 more animals for this project, so that ought to get a few more under my belt!
It is for a shel Silverstein-ISH book of kinda urban animal poetry. Penned by Rich Michelson.
Along with these characters there will be a transsexual snail, a booger eating bunny and tons more nuttiness. I can't wait really!
All simple B&W like this with one spot of color per critter. Not due to hit the shelf till summer 07. But I got alot of drawing to do between now and then!
Love to know what you think!