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great update Justin! you taking this fan-art to full finish (color)?
I just bought my first car!
It's a 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS,
This isn't the exact car, but it has the exact same features/colors so you guys can check it out.
It's super clean and runs great... we got it from a very reputable salesman my mom has known for years (at the end of the quarter so we knocked about 1700 off the price), and the pedals are very responsive. The dash board is freaking awesome, and it only had about 50k miles on it. No dents or dings, no stains, no cigarette burns- I tugged at every nook and cranny and found very little wrong with it at all.
If you paint your hair in a direction that will give a bit more believability. Start hair as a solid shape first and then detail. You doing good dude. Push it a bit. Just see harder, being a man with glasses, I can remove them and see shapes only. That is pretty much what your doing, seeing shapes. Look at some of leyendeckers works. I usually use Yellow ocher and cadnium red or any other bright reds for flesh. I use burnt sienna as well, but I use it sparingly. Burnt or Raw umber works well for dark areas and you can easily trick the darkest dark without using black with it. Try to go for one solid color under-painting an earth tone maybe to unify your pallet. Then paint on top of that. You can also try to gesso the crap out of your canvas, 10 to 15 coats, and smooth it down with some sand paper, so you can paint on something as smooth as a babies ass; painting on raw canvas sucks balls. I should post my oil paints here. Some day hehe. Experiment with it as much as you can. You should pick up Alla Prima, by Richard Schmid if you can.(that is if you do not have it. It is a really good book if you are somewhat experienced with oils. He gots some basic stuff to get you better with color. I've heard that it works out and gets you to understand color, for the guys that I have talk with personally said that it worked out for them. Keep it up dude, don't get so hard on yourself, trust me I understand, I want to beat the crap out of stuff when something is not working, that is the adventure of learning to draw and paint, and most of all have fun. XD
So I applied to the Marie Walsh Sharpe Summer Seminar,
It says submit 6-10 pics, with at least 4 individual pieces of work.
Naturally, I have diddly poop. But I remember "You are only as good as the worst piece in your portfolio", so I tried to keep it simple.
Oh, and yes, the Flag self-portrait is from life.
Well, my updates suck, and your rocks, so I really much like to see you updating all time ^^ haha post whatever you got
Great stuff lately man, pitty you never answer on MSN anymore.. Its fun and I learn a lot when i talk to you ^^
hey dude, hope you get accepted for the marie walsh sharpe program, its a great experience.
if you get seminar 2, charles parness is a great teacher...no laid back critiques, he's hard and honest, made a big difference for me back in 98
thats alot of nice stuff man
Ev'sSketchbook for the lazy minded but willing!
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nice sketches! I like the weedeater! haha keep up the good work!
Life is a long lesson in humility.
hope you get in man! (I actually have no doubt you will, thats exactly how a portfolio should look like when applying for stuff like that) seems like a cool thing to do in the summer... need to find something like that in sweden D:
cool robot in that last update too, interesting shapes, though it would be great to see the lines thicker around the cockpit instead of just the legs. I dont understand how the fan translates to the profile view though?
keep it up anyway, cheers
really nice updates. painting and figure are improving... also the last post has a sweet design.
Sorry for what's taking so long,
School is wrapping up in a month, my grades are falling and my bosses are getting mad at me for actually doing my job, and now because of my falling grades I can only use my car for going back and forth to work.
I literally haven't drawn since April 6th. Where I used to fill up 2 sketchbooks in a month, It's been 4 months and I am still only half-way through 1 of them. My parents are making my art take a back seat to finishing up school, but with working 25 hours a week (50 hours if you count school), Any time I have at home is spent doing homework- and yet I'm still failing 2 classes.
Right now my teachers are being fairly cooperative with 1 exception, but my managers at work are always up my ass about something. (Most of the employees just glance at the bathrooms to see if they are clean, I actually clean them regardless, but nobody notices.)
The only art store around here that I can drive to without wasting considerable gas is only open until 5PM on weeknights, and til 1 PM on Saturday (closed on Sunday.) It's a pretty cool place, and next time I go in I want to speak to the manager directly.
So yeah. I'm not doing so good right now. I've never fallen asleep in class before, but I have started to since I got the job (Work about an hour after school til 10:30 at night.). I have been trying the past few days to get some painting and drawing done (I need to do about 30 pieces for AP art portfolio by May 16th), but I keep getting loaded down with assignments, and no matter how many I do I can't seem to keep my grades up.
Once this school year is over... I will be so mother-fucking happy.
Justin, keep your head up you'll get through this. In the meantime, while your grades are suffering, you're developing a good work ethic with discipline. But it does suck that you haven't been able to draw. Don't get too discouraged, and remember that CA has your back! Cheers, mate.
Hey justin dont worry man - ure not the only one in that boat. Ive been like this since before christmas and im only just getting back into. Youve just gotta keep going and just know that ure art is still there - even if your not doing alot. Work through it all and just keep going - by the end youll love and need your art enough to fill even more sketchbooks. Good luck, and well still be here waiting
Just keep going.
Wee, cool beans!
Girl on top looks good for a speedy, the black is a bit overused though, but overall the values are solid.
2nd dude is cool too,you obviously focused on the face, but even the given looseness would be more unified and easier to read if it were blocked in witha bigger brush to get the base planes and forms down first before all the tiny folds and useless tiny strokes (such as the cape O__o)