Hi there, good to have ya back!
I just wanted to stop by and say that
this one really ROCKED my socks out!
man the foreshorteing, the line work, the
black background versus the white lines!
sweet stuff, keep on going!
maxetormer- Max, Thanks, the inversion part of that was just cause I took such a terrible picture of it but I'm glad you liked it.
More pulp stuff
what's up man?
i had anne gale for a couple of classes at the UW. i really dig her paintings, even though i didn't click with her as a teacher.
you've got some really good stuff here in your sketchbook, glad to see you posting again.
you'll be glad to know that the seattle sketch night is still going strong. hopefully if you come back to seattle for a visit, you'll join us.
keep up the good work.
Hey dog. . . . did you see the size of that chicken?!
Prehistoric- Hey, how's it going. Did I get a chance to meet you before I left?
I miss Seattle and the sketch group a lot. Hopefully it won't be long before I make it back, I'm glad it's still going strong, seems like a lot of new people there.
About Anne Gale, yeah I've heard that about her,seems a little distant, I've only heard her speak once but didn't get to talk to her. I love her paintings though. Thanks for dropping in.
dude... everytime I check in here, you've got something COMPLETELY different going on... you're all over the place... amazing! craaaazzy!! amazingly crazy! I like the cover from yesterday, with the red in it the most... it stands out to me.
Hey Joe, Yeah I am all over the place, merely a reflection of what's going on in my head, scarey huh!? Thanks for looking bro.
Thanks for the tip joe.
actually we met way before you left, but i wasn't part of sketch night then.Originally Posted by Bojee
i used to work at Utrecht's up on capitol hill, and i do believe you were a regular customer. i think i've also met you at a few art shows in seattle.
anyway, i'm subscribing to this thread now. keep posting the goods.
Hey dog. . . . did you see the size of that chicken?!
Bojee workin' for a living and doing it well ~~~~ good to see ><><>< working on short poses this summer <><><> I have lost something not working from life enough but easy for me to fix!!! fyi your gestures always have good mojo!!!!
Prehistoric- Ok,Now I think I know who you are, cool! Glad your hanging out with the group. Are you a working artist these days now that you don't work at Utrecht any more? Or perhaps the better question is did you stock up on supplies before you left? Thanks for saying hi.
Mentler- Ahhhh, I miss my gestures too, but ever since I moved to Baltimore I haven't found any open sessions. I have a few from school that I'll post but not as many as I'd like.
Fellah- Thanks dude we'll keep each other honest.
A few SPs from school, I think the first one is my favorite.
Last edited by Bojee; May 30th, 2005 at 07:03 PM.
One more sp for the road , painted from life as well,which was pretty tricky.
hahah, clever idea for an sp... i think the sock may be a bit too bright... my eyes go right to it first thing...
of the other SPs, I definitely like the two color ones the most... The second one jumps out at me more... but that just might be me; I tend to like SPs that a little further out though, showing the shoulders/neck/arms too.
cool stuff like always my friend.
JOe-Yeah I kinda planned it that way but maybe it's too strong. Thanks.
hey waddup bro. San Fran is cool, sorry for letting my book go on the way-side seems like now that I work full time posting sort of gets bumped down the list of things to do I've got some new stuff that should go up soon. These are looking awesome dude, your figures are taking new turns and your investigations are bringing some cools stuff! That last painting is hilarious, not many have the courage to depict themselves on the throne...
How's Baltimore? Hope yer doing well.
Kemp- Nah dude, it just means you've got a life! I just miss your stuff cause I like it so much but I'm happy you've got better things to do. Art's about experiencing things and doing things not just about posting. San Fran's a great place huh? Do you hang out with the MB crew a lot?
School has been good getting me to try new things and get out of my comfort zone, Baltimore hasn't done it for me yet but I'm still exploring, still missing my community I had back in Seattle, but it's gotten a lot better since Summer has gotten here.
You should plan a trip up to Seattle at some point when it tapers off, I know you'd have a place to stay and I'm sure everyone would hook you up while you were there.
Glad your liking the work, yeah me on the throne just made me laugh.
See ya Steak.
One more sp, value studiy in oil.
A couple more, the drawings are shitty but I'm starting to understand these brushes better.
yeah, great self-portraits, love the one from may 31st.. keep it up..
lim- THank you .
More anatomy stuff from class: The proportions off but they were fun to do.
Liam- Thanks brother, madness is right. I'm really all over the place these days.
Fellah- Yeah, I like those better too.
Joe- Yeah, I dig both those guys. I was probably thinking more along the lines of Ann Gale who I mentioned earlier, if you haven't seen her stuff before you should check it out. Thanks bro.
More Madness, I been looking at people playing around with starting with random shapes and then turning it into something so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Man!!! this one is the shit!! (litteraly, pardon the bad j/k )
Seriully good use of ligth, and the color look vibrant yet not
over saturated wich is a dam dificult thing to achive, WAY to go!
This SP series are looking mighty good too,
This one is my fave as well:
This new one is a nice imagination excersise I would suggest you
to incorporate some more not so saturated tones to the mix and
leaving the really saturated parts just as acents here and there,
right now i all looks to brigth, there is no focal point, I know
its and abstract compo but still it lacks of parts for
the viewer to rest the eyes.
Keep on the experimets coming, thats the best way
to learn what works for ya, and what just doesnt
See ya later! and keep on trucking
Max- Thanks bro, glad you like the sps, I need to do many many more, I'm taking a portrait class in the fall and I can get that guy to pose for me any time I want.
The last one I don't have a problem with the saturation level for some reason, although I see how you could have trouble focusing, I'll work on putting in some neutrals for the next one. Thanks for the c&c.
Hello, first time I've looked at your sketchbook -- thought I'd write to tell you that I really like your sp from May 31st (the blue one). The face is great -- you've got some very delicate values in there. Also really like the crown of black hair framing the face. Are you going to do any more monochramatic pieces? Good luck
Giles.t- Giles thanks, I have a few more laying around I'll see if I can post them for you.
New one for today from Rick hersheys illustration activity.Rick Hershey's Illustration activity Besides COW and the coloring thread it's my favorite on here right now.
cool stuff lately, the blue sp is nice.
with a rebel yell she cried
more more more
Cody- Thanks bro.
One more for the night, a paint over of a drawing I posted earlier.
Last edited by Bojee; June 5th, 2005 at 11:30 AM.
now that's a paintover we can all be proud of.
nice one bojee.
Hey dog. . . . did you see the size of that chicken?!
Quick one from my sketchbook.
Originally Posted by Bojee
cool! i like how you're exploring the digital bidness in a unique way...if I were to make a suggestion it would be that your edges aren't as identifiable in your digi stuff as in your oils... maybe a marriage of the two? rock the casbah holmes
Cody- I hear you but I'm not sure which way your saying you think I should go with it. Can you clarify?
Eli- What's up, I was just thinking about you. Yeah in the drawing he's much more all smiles but you don't know what's in his other hand. I was wacthing Spawn the animated series and got inspired. Hope your doing well.
well, the main difference between your digital and traditional stuff (that i can see) is the fact that your trad. stuff has definitive, hard edges in places that help separate the figure from its environment, while maintaining the softer edges inside that round the figure and give it depth. Your digital stuff has a tendency to contain lots of lost edges that doesn't separate the figure from the background, a lot of the edges are undefined. it's kind of cool, actually because it gives your digital stuff an "airy" feeling. If there was a way to combine the two, give more definition to the areas of focus, and also keep the feeling of air, you'd have something really cool, I think. I hope that makes sense.... just something I noticed.
No No, I appreciate it. I'll ponder on it some and see what I come up with.
Small update on this one.
Thanks Joe I appreciate it, Not many people looking these days so it's nice to have you checking up on me.
New one from my sketchbook. Edit: added muzzle flash
Last edited by Bojee; June 7th, 2005 at 09:18 PM.
cool! i like the direction of the cowboy. cool!
I really like the cowboy one, is it finish or you still working on it? The hand is too close to the color of the knife he's holding I thought he had a long thumb used for anal probing cows or something but anyways i'm just glad you updating like your usual self again.
"If you only heard one side of the story, then you must be deaf in the other ear." - Sok N. Wett
Sok's Sketchbook Thread Last Updated November 25
The asylum is getting very crowded ~~~ they will be presented to the staff to see what medication we need to put you on ~~~ this images show some signs of problems with potty training and unhealthy thoughts towards your neighbors wife!
Damn, I got to post late more often , way more activity at this time.
Cody- Thanks dude, I've been thinking about your crit and how to intergrate it, thanks for your help.
Sok- Yeah Yeah anal probe that's what i was thinking. I'll work on it.
Evidence- THanks, yeah it was intentional, I see your a fan of figure drawing too. I really like the water color piece of the girls face from your sketchbook. Thanks for looking.
Thanks Joe- The digi stuff may be put on hold for a little bit cause I'm going travelling for about a month but I'll get back on it when I come back.
Sorolla study- It's a liitle out of focus but you get the gist of it.
Good times everyone!
Fellah- Thanks, it's a study from a painting of another artist I like,Sorolla, Not sure if you got that. Here's a link to one of his paintings that's similar.
What the?! You've got a mustache?! That is nuts!
hehe, I love the SP while taking a dump. Sweet idea. Sometimes certain elements really look strange in your digital paints. For example, the blue circle, the bullseye on the guys shirt, the star on the ball...They look cut out from the rest of the picture. I agree with the edgework comment. The anatomy studies look great, and I am really digging the rest of the sPs too. Man, get out on the East Coast and grow a mustache, hehe. I think the 2nd to last on the first post is the strongest. It's got the best structure, and likeness.
How are you liking the experience so far? Do you feel new powers? I'm curious, what is the direction you are trying to head? Your color choices are looking more informed and better decided, and you are adding a little more structure to your pieces, which looks great. Keep on, brotherman.
oh, and the brits have challenged us to a thunderdome once again....
I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.
Heh heh, Nah not anymore but I've had them a few times over the years, now I'm semi-clean shaven with short hair.
Glad you like the sps, I need to do much more of them, I'm taking a portrait class in the fall, maybe more then.
Some of the elements that you said were popping out were intentionally done that way to bring emphasis to that area, taking what cody was talking about and trying to apply it, but it's still definitely a WIP, I'm liking where it's going and I don't see anyone else doing it quite the same way. Excellent crit by the way, Watts has been good for you, you were never afraid to give your opinion but your crits have gotten even better.
The experience has been mixed, schools been good but I still miss home, mostly cause I haven't made many friends yet, coming in mid year was a part of that and my age a little bit. Where I'm trying to take it or what I'm trying to acheive is similar to you I would think, also to try to get established on the east coast and to get to know it better is something I've always dreamed about.
Damn, another drizzledome, I'm going to see my brother for a month in Nashville so I doubt I'll be able to participate. Thanks for looking bro.-A
One more SP
Hey dude ~~~~ glad to see you are wearing clean socks ~~~~ you will have fun in Nashville ~~~~ I love to play there ~~~~ fun town to get drunk and funky ~~~~ besides I look famous so all tourists try to figure out who I am!!!!LOL!!!!!
good luck in nashville, dont forget to hit me up down here before I'm gone... you got friends in VA, don't worry bout nuthin. still gotta arrange a meeting w/ monsieur Pratt for you, too.
dang mr bojee, those shoes look awesome. just enough 'detail', and just enough 'suggestion' methinks.
which school are you going to on the east? I knew you moved out here not long ago, but never knew the details.
What's up guys, these post are going to be a little sporadic cause I'm still in nashville but I uploaded a few things before I left so I could still post a little while I'm gone.
Mentler-Heh, Nashville's a fun town, been coming here for years, love any place that has music as a big part of their identity.
Cotron- Cody, Thanks bro, I'm definitely going to try to make it down your way before you take off.
BlankslateJoe-THanks joe, I'm going to MICA in Baltimore, just one Semester into my Sophmore year.