yeah, indeed i get the feeling of "old school", but its gooooooooood.Awesome renderings and interesting subjects.
Btw do you know who Paolo Eleutieri Serpieri is?
Your chicks remind me of his style sometimes (he's an Italian comic book author anyway)
keep posting, n take some stars
Thanks for the comments Dennis.
You've got some beautiful technical skill here. A shit load of it.
You've got the aesthetics. I've got the spidery dogshit.
You're on my list now, I'll be watching you.
Nice I love the technique
Art is Me
John W Kerr
Incredible work man. I browsed through your sketchbook and there is nothing I can say but WOW. Your rendering is great and you have a very precise hand. Do you have some training suggestions?
By the way your last painting just reminded me of the valley of the moon in San Juan, Argentina. Its a very beautifull valley in the Andes, of large mountains eroded by the wind, and there are some big round stones ... and skorpions. I was looking in the internet for it and found some nice images...The name in spanish is Valle de la luna.
5 stars to you, keep posting.
I'd say...This is...wel...(must be kind) Good man!
You're one out of a few that doesn't (allways) draws women like men with boobs... confgrats on that one! Still on the first page, of which I'm sure it was noticed before, that one boob is very wierd...it's allmost as if she has one attached and the other is still beeing pasted on, seeing if it's right or so...could be my terrible sight, but just checking. Anyway, I'll come back here later.
"That's cute.... but it's WRONG"
Scary sketches (might cause health problems)
ok, ok so not scary, true. But the health problems I'm not so sure off...
Hey Dennis Currie, I like you.
Thanks for the encouragement.
For the record, I'm not as funny as you seem to think I am,
..but thanks anyway.
Keep on rocking, and leave those dog portraits alone. They'll make you ill. I swear they will.
WOW! great Sketchbook !
Facinating depiction of beauty in all the woman you draw. really good... abseloutly gorgeous.
Jack of all Trades
"Dont be afraid to learn. And dont be afraid of people being better than you, they are the best to learn from"SKETCHBOOK
Woo! Lot of updates since I've been by -- I'm sorry I haven't sooner. Grats on page 2, great work. The last painting makes me think of Dune right away (of course). Really liked your line and value sketches a ways up, I guess I'm into simplicity.
Great work as always, sir!
What you been using in your coloured pieces?
man you look like a patient man...awesome work as usual, much respect.
Regarding the digital painting, well, its just a tool, so everything depends on the user.
To get started you will need a decent pc, and the painting software.Photoshop CS, or Painter (wich works in a much more "traditional" way)
just browse thru the forums or google the names to get more info.About the tablet, check out Interceptor's thread here:
hope to see more from ya soon
Denis, thanks for the advice and please keep posting, your work is amazing. My work, at the moment is consuming most of the free time i have, but i am trying to squeeze each moment to put my pencil in paper and draw something. I have to thank my wife for staying by me and you guys for creating all the fantasy I would like to try and do. But I will make time to practice more....
In the meantime, here are some images of the valley of the moon. I didn't find any with scorpions, or huge spiders that live there. I have seen some with bigger boulders but i can not find them
For digital, i am not just a beginner at it, and have an old A6 tablet that a colleague gave me. What i know is. If you are the moving guy, traveling all the time and want to have your tablet nearby, then get yourself an A6 Wacom Graphire (should be between 60~80, not sure Canadian). The problem with that one is that you work mostly in "relative" mode, your screen has more resolution than the tablet (smaller movement causes big changes), I have one of these that a colleague passed on to me and its fun to use. If you are staying home and can afford it try a Wacom Intuous A4 or bigger, with this I think you can work in direct mode (the amount you change is similar to the stroke you made), a colleague of mine has got one and its easier to use. If you are really into it and have enough to spare get yourself a screen tablet. There your tablet is a monitor and you can work directly over your painting (your hand works over the screen), I never worked with one of these.
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You said you hated doing the dogs, but your work on them is so damn impressive. : O
Please visit my sketchbook!:
Amazing, my friend. I hope to advance my skills so far. Dammit why do my friends like to hang out in the dark? Well, i suppose theres things to be seen there. Perhaps i will buy one of those clip on reading lights for sketching. Otherwise my friends will have to deal with seeing even less of me. Back on topic, you are obviously skilled and seem really cool. I knew i should be meditating; my damned mind wont stop thinking! Peace, my friend.
Your linework never ceases to amaze me. I was just taking a look at the ballpoint work and ...i just find your linework amazingly precise. I am not one to crit your work I just find the legs of the basketball player a bit weird, might be an effect of the shirt though.
Really solid work in here!
Fabulous pencil work here. Subscribed.
Gorgeous work mate! Especially the life drawing and pooches.
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Man you are machine! You keep pumping it out but that's means your are focused. 40"x48". painting, I can't wait to see it done.
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
Love the look of the last portrait, so soft.
your work is so clean and accurate. the rendering is amazing!
wow, great, great stuff!! Your sense of form and realism is impressive. I really dig that archer in the clouds with the dragons from pg1-awesome!!
Wow man, this is grade A stuff....you say you're just a novice, I don't know about that. And self taught at that...I'd have guessed you spent a few years in a classical Atelier or something.
Anyway, great work, very precise and confident...even the rough stuff. I should aspire to be as diligent! This thread is an inspiration....
pick up a pencil!! pick up a pencil!!! pleassseeeee!!
The new stuff is great. Please post more!
You have to come back We know you can do it.
At least some doodles...