agelaos "There are alot of possibilities where u can put the figures. One standing by the edge, maybe some inside the tent"
That's all?! I was gonna put in the whole dang army down in the valley!
Teigrob "Oooh....*drools on keyboard*"
Two halves make a whole! Glad you stopped by! You pushed me to 3 pages!
Fishspawn "i'd love to see more of the figure as well!"
You guys are ganging up on me! Ok, so I spent the afternoon downloading
every Vilpuu, Hogarth, and human poses I could find.
Skrunchey "eagerly (but very patiently) awaiting those tutorials!"
What kind of tutorial would make ya happy, Just the images, or words with it?
I really enjoyed stopping by your SB
your environments are great although I think you could push the atmopheric perspective farthur. you seem to be getting a much more shallow space than you might want.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Thanks Chaos! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Chicago.
Is this better?
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Now with figures!
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oomgawa: you need some variety over here! j/k like your work so far...my fav. in your sketchbook is actually the first post...the underworld peice i think is very nice. i will be honest with you...i think your recent peices have way to much texture...maybe its a personal thing..but i would say tone the texture down alot...and creating more depth in your peices so they dont feel flat...i would like to see some photos painted...choose a photo, paint it down to the smallest details and this will help make better art i think...chose a photo with great atmosphere and depth, because thats what your peices are lacking for me...
hmm...maybe i should follow my own advise and do this exercise as well...
to harsh maybe??? dont listen to me..im just a grasshopper your the teacher! i will check back and be nice next time...
Hi Holly! Guess my texture addiction got out of hand!
If you look at the old client work, you'll see why I got tired of pieces with no texture.
Ok, I'll swing back to the middle.
I have studied Japanese woodblock prints for so long that I tend to flatten things out.
Depth remains elusive, but I am working on it.
I am only the facilitator, learning as I go. You are posed to leap, young grasshopper!
A photo challenge, eh?! ummm, what shall I paint. . .
I get bored with paintings after about 3 hours. Guess its the ADD!
Clive Owen's eye
I could go back and work on this self-portrait. . .
earring detail. . .
Wrinkles? What wrinkles? So how far do I have to go with the PHOTOREAL?!
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So how far do I have to go with the PHOTOREAL?!
i dont know if this statement was refering to my previous challenge to you...but you said you get bored after 3 hours painting? have you ever painted anything for the 80 hour period that is hammered into us students??
just wondering and you dont have to do that challenge thingy...unless you want to... if you choose to do it...i would say spend the 80 hours and see how far you can push it. oh and dont be afraid to erase!! even if it looks good! dont be attached...i found that if i dont get atached to my paintings and erase sometimes large sections that it will generally turn out better than what i previuosly painted. just some thoughts...
80 hours for sure!
I remember one traditional illustration for the
NorthWest Garden Show at the Seattle Convention Center that I worked on
for three months, and 16 hours a day the last 14 days.
Thought I would go blind! Color pencil over watercolor,
and the size was two feet x two feet.
Never use color pencils on a piece that large!
80 hours is what I want students to understand is the range
it takes to create some of the exquiste work you might see
in the Ballistic Publishing books.
Mainly I say it because I want them to be encouraged that
their pieces that only have 20 hours work are a great base
and not to be discouraged.
In the old days, erasing for me was a can of gesso!
After I built the canvas, it was more precious than the art.
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Okay, I've been lurking for a long while without posting. As my darling wife has said many times, your stuff is impressive. I can't really offer any critiques beyond that where you were when we started Noah's Friends and where you are now is light years apart.
One day I may attempt to do what you can do now, but right now I think I'll focus on story development and drawing.
Thanks Kentucky! Sometimes I wonder if I am improving at all, so it is good to hear that you see a difference! P.S. I took your advice on the Mac Pro.
Impressive work. And such a range of styles and subjects. Thanks for the inspiration.
Coleb´s Sketchbook now available at
I think this is finished, but Chaos extended the deadline,
so I might get a bit more painting time.
OMG! I can't believe I actually won the Environment of the Week!
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Well, I promised I would start scanning my figure drawings.
Here's number one:
All four sketches were done during one four minute pose.
Beautiful work. Colors and compositions are gorgeous, though I think my favorite thing you do is your use of lighting. Inspiring.
Thanks Trip! I have always been a light junky.
Maybe living in the Soggy Great NorthWet
has made me appreciate light even more.
Going through a stack of life drawings, I found this.
It is a self-portrait with age progression I did in 1988
just for fun. I wasn't that far off!
nice!! i'm glad i came back when i did, i had missed the photoreal portrait last time, and it is a great start!!! for some really nice photoreal fantasy stuff, I highly recommend http://blackeri.deviantart.com/ looking at her stuff. I even thing she has tutorials and close ups of her work!! a suggestion for inspiration!! enjoy, and keep it up!
hey that winter campaign came out really nice, epic.
Keep it up with those figures, you definitely got the right idea. Did you use a pen or a tablet on those?
really nice lines quality on the self portrait age progression.
Keep it up!
†his one is old, but I decided to revisit it
and get serious about the detail of the structures:
And yes I used photo ref, and yes I shot the aerial photography myself.
Next, the Shire!
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I am going to rework these areas
and get them tighter and more accurate.
And upres so I am not painting with a 1 pixel brush!
Good grief, oomgawa...talk about tiny, painstaking detail! How on earth do you have the patience to DO that??
As for how I'm drawing...it has to be at the dinner table. It's set high enough for the tummy to fit comfortably.
I'm loving the topographical middle earth! I would kill to gaze upon the great kings of old. I mean... err. I know it's just a movie...
oomgawa, you do the coolest stuff. Lovely SP, btw
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
Hey! Check out my blog here
Miss Oomgawa, I must say that you are of my favorites. I hope I can take another class from you. That map is crazy! and I'm fascinated by your figure drawings. UGH! You're good.
Hey Kathryn! Its Deanna..
Found your sketchbook I like the self portrait!
Thanks for the email!
I fear I will be getting even less sleep once the C.O.W starts!
Can't wait for concept art class.
AMAZING, simply AMAZING.
By the way a faculty member told me you are the BEST (faculty) artist at AIS
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Great work!!!The map of the middle earth is awesome!!
NO WAY! I appreciate your intent, but that simply is not true!By the way a faculty member told me you are the BEST (faculty) artist at AIS
We have Guggenheim Award winners, Photoshop Gurus, and Art Leads
from Gaming Companies that work there and their art totally blows me out
of the water. Like Bruce Sharp. I am not even in his league.
If I were the best artist there, you would be paying way too much!
Now that I've cleared that up, I am going to put in some process shots
of my FairyTale Thunderdome piece. It was an honor to participate with
such very talented young women!
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