You got some great stuff here man, lovely line work. As far as advice goes, painting from life and master studies are all helpful. Looking at other artists work and trying to figure out how they solved certain issues etc. But you seem to be doing all the right things anyway, so just keep on doing what you doing
Loving the gesture studies, those will definitively help you to improve
hi there drd. I found your sketchbook by mere chance, and I've never been so lucky. I have little to say, and I wish I could just psychic my feelings to you. anyways, i love your figure drawings, your paintings, and the works. you show great control over your values in all (or atleast most) of your work. it's just a huge inspiration looking at your sketchbook, especially since you started the thread at 18. I'm still 17, and after seeing your insane improvement and incredible ability to communicate visually only after a few years of practice is hardcore inspiration for me.
please grace my sketchbook with your presence sometime. I need a path... right now I'm walking blindly.
Hey guys! On vacation ATM so no means are available to me for uploading shit. I'm posting this on the new itouch I got for Christmas! It's great to be able to take my music everywhere now
replies in a couple days. Just gotta say thanks to everyone who posts in here, or says they get inspiration from my stuff; that's a cool feeling because I feel the same way about a lot of artists here. It makes me a little more confident that maybe I'm goin somewhere with this. But hey, you can't ever stop. Merry fucking Christmas to everybody.
Great painting from your imagination man. Working the cast shadows and getting them to fall properly is key to bringing life to imaginative stuff, and you did it really well in that last post. Keep it up!
D@nielthenamethief: Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. Hope you're doin good.
andres333: I hope so man.
Nutella: I'm sorry!! I've been meaning to post in your sketchbook again. You're doing great from what I saw about 5 minutes ago; those Bridgman studies look hot!! Already you can see the subtle twists and turns of the body; make sure to translate what you learn from Bridgman into your normal drawings! Don't just do the studies to make them look like his stuff; use it. I can't really say either way because I never really studied Bridgman, I really should, though. I know it would help me out a lot.
Dylan: I did, as you can see I extended it a little (where my sketchbook is concerned at least).
Verehin!!!!: I'm honored; love your stuff!!
jasper!!: Great progress in your sketchbook dude, you're getting too good! Thanks for the kind words and advice.
I've been away (again), obviously; I just have so much stuff that I completely forget about this place. Its no that I dont have the time, its just that my short-term memory can't keep up with all the assignments I've had to do. Also studying for finals and such.
And now I'm really disappointed because I wont be able to take a drawing class with a really talented instructor, Vilas Tonape, who teaches at Polk Community College (Lakeland and winter Haven, Florida). Incredible drawing and painting technique, I could have learned so much from the guy in the next few weeks, but due to scheduling problems I wasn't able to do it...I'll just have to wait till the summer.
Here's some random stuff I've been able to scratch out recently.
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Alright, so this should be proof for anyone reading this that I'm a pathetic loser. Just compare the dates between this and my last substantial update
In my defense I've been doing a lot of stuff lately, little of it having to do with art. Mostly having to do with filling out scholarship applications, trying to find a job (good luck) and other riff-raff
Here's a quick oil I did a while ago but never got around to scanning in
figure sketches are fantastic, inspirational stuff!!! thnx
Good stuff man! Keep it up, and good luck at scad!
"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast." -Leonardo da Vinci
just applied for TAD
no more excuses
zenichi: Thanks dude
D.aligh: SCAD seems off the radar at this point, actually! But thanks for stopping by.
I haven't been updating, but my life has been crazy hectic.. Just kidding. I've spent my time playing guitar and lazing and telling myself my life is hectic. But I can't afford to do that anymore...
I have been drawing, though. Got a lot of stuff to post over the next few weeks if I can get shots of em, and lots of sketchbook stuff. I've been studying with Professor Vilas Tonape, a rare gem in a small town called Winter Haven. He teaches at Polk State College (which was a community college until last year). Here is his website; he's pretty good for a community college art teacher. He's always telling us about famous artists he knows personally and stuff, like Daniel Greene and Robert Liberace-- its incredible! I'm so lucky. He works in oils, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, pastel; pretty much everything. He recently had an article about his work in Pastel Journal. check out his stuff: http://www.vilastonape.com/index.html
The toned paper still lives and portrait were assignments for his Drawing 1 class.
Hey man, great sketchbook! Your studies are coming along very nicely, it's really fun to see the progress you've made in this thread. Keep up the good work.
On the most recent still life, the shading indicates that the vase has a strange bump on the left side of it. I'm not sure what you're reference looks like, but I just wanted to point that out since I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be like that.
Mmm, your traditionals are wonderful.
Have to paint a present for my mom... and this is exactly the inspiration I needed! Thanks and good work! =3
edIt: haha, my sketchbook went from 4 stars to 3 stars. I'm not getting worse, am I??
Benjie: thanks dude, I hope so too; even if I am accepted, there's my parents to convince its worth it.
krel: thanks man!
p sage: I will definitely do that, I haven't done in master copies in a while. Thanks for stopping by.
some more stuff,.
The first is a monotype, done with sharpie markers and acetone on plexiglas. was a fun assignment, made a few like these, I'll post up another later. Brushes, fingers, brush handles, really fun process, unpredictable too.
basically you manipulate the sharpie on the plexiglas, and then you roll it through the press and print the sharpie onto a sheet of bristol. For one thing, it's reversed, and for another, you have no idea what its gonna look like till you roll it out. nerve-wracking if you spend a long time on it lol
most of my attempts were pretty fail
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Those vases were amazing! Keep it going ;D.