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Reply #455 on: October 04, 2018, 04:42:39 PM

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Reply #456 on: October 17, 2018, 09:31:44 PM

New model is awesome. The hair is already as much fun as I'd hoped. Oil on canvas, 16x20.


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Reply #457 on: November 14, 2018, 09:21:41 AM

I missed your latest post above, Sky.  She looks like a fun model to draw, any updates?

I haven't been doing much seriously. Started working on my postcard for the 2019 Twitter Art Exhibit and it didn't get off to a good start.  I found out my "Waterproof India Ink" wasn't.  Started to bleed as soon as I began to apply watercolor over the lines (usually I go ink over watercolor).



And this was the other of my possible TAE2019 entries.  Since I couldn't paint over the lines, I painted around them instead.  I don't like it but it's gotten positive responses.  Go figure.



And some lunchtime fun with pens and highlighters.




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Reply #458 on: November 14, 2018, 10:50:53 AM

Maybe a fixative followed by some clear gesso? Looks cool, though! Happy accidents!

I did one more session on the portrait, but haven't been since. Model was out two weeks and then the fatigue from work kicked in hard. I should be recovered by next week, but that only leaves two or three sessions after the holiday. My plan is to take some pics with the good camera and maybe play around with charcoals or something.

I may also take next semester off, I've been taking the class since January of 2016. I'm hoping to focus on color recognition and paint mixing, since those two things get more frustrating each semester, instead of easier.

All I've been doing lately is some unserious figure drawing, since we're running sessions here now and I'm a facilitator. Hard to get any serious drawing done when I'm facilitating, since I can't get into flow at all. On the nights the other kid facilitates (about every other), I can get into flow...but then my lack of skills rears its head. So I just keep it loose and informal and I'm not worrying about producing anything good, just playing around with ideas. That's been fun, so I'm sticking with that until I get in some more study on figure (my focus next year).



That's her elbow in the first gesture (fiancee thought she had weird boobs, heh). These are 3, 5 and 10 minute. I like the 10 minute, actually (the one with values roughed in).

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Reply #459 on: December 11, 2018, 01:10:31 PM

Something new and a bit of a new look.  I was originally planning to just do the two center lines and then add ink lines over that, but I liked how it looked and expanded on that idea somewhere.  Need to flatten it out once I take it off the board. The tape didn't hold as well as it should have this time around.



Revisiting the non-waterproof waterproof ink issue - it does become waterproof.... if I let it dry for long enough.  Which means longer than a day at minimum.  I was using that ruined section of paper to do some testing and got water on the old lines and they were fine, so it just means if I want to do color over ink again, I just need to plan it out for longer thank usual.

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Reply #460 on: December 12, 2018, 08:38:33 AM

That's a cool technique, I like it!

I've been slowly getting back into drawing, wish I could retire tomorrow. Seems like work gets needier every year.

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Reply #461 on: December 18, 2018, 11:20:10 AM

On a whim, I decided to make little holiday cards for the co-workers and give these along with a small stocking and some chocolates.  Cards are only 3" x 4.5" so about index card size.


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Reply #462 on: January 13, 2019, 08:23:01 PM

Anyways, just submitted this for an art show "Women's Work 2019" that's held in the town next door.  I submitted something last year, too, but didn't get accepted.  New entry for this year.

"The Red Ribbon of Fate"
8 x 10, watercolor and ink

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Reply #463 on: January 14, 2019, 09:31:10 AM

Good luck, RF!

I'm starting to hit figure drawing more regularly, though I'm mostly doing some gestures during short pose then I switch to portrait for longer poses. I just lack the training to do too much more, which I hope to remedy this year. The chick who is supposed to be running it has basically ditched for no reason. This session I ran across the street to grab a coffee for the model and the girl who is supposed to be running it was there with her friends....drawing. What the fuck. I told the gallery owner, so we'll be revamping the sessions the way I want them next season (we had set it up per her schedule). I really dislike irresponsible people!

Anyway, here's a 25 minuteish drawing from this past weekend, maybe 18x18 charcoal on newsprint. It's wonky, but less wonky than what I could do in a similar time a couple years ago.


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Reply #464 on: January 30, 2019, 09:38:03 AM

Thanks for the good wishes, Sky.  They must have worked:



 DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS Heart DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

Anyways!  That's pretty dang good for a quick sketch.  You have plenty of detail but there's still some roughness to it.  There seems to be something out of balance between the two sides of the face, nothing major though.  Maybe the eyebrow is throwing me off.  Also, his adam's apple seems a bit high to me, I thought they were a bit lower to the middle of the neck more.

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Reply #465 on: January 30, 2019, 12:45:15 PM

That's awesome news, congrats! Well deserved.
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Reply #466 on: January 30, 2019, 02:05:40 PM



Thank you Rhyssa!  Heart Heart

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Reply #467 on: January 30, 2019, 02:58:46 PM

Awesome, congrats!

Making some small progress with figure drawing, it's going to be a long road before I get good!


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Reply #468 on: January 31, 2019, 08:48:01 AM


Thank you Rhyssa!  Heart Heart

You're welcome! That doesn't look too bad at all. :D

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Reply #469 on: January 31, 2019, 09:32:33 AM

A random page from my small sketchbook I keep by my recliner.



Hands are from the pictured book, from the Repin Academy in St Petersburg. Arm abstraction and simplification from another book, the eye was from memory of a cool angle I saw on tv.

Crappy ballpoint, 5.5 x 8.5

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Reply #470 on: February 04, 2019, 11:09:43 AM

The artwork I purchased in East Moline finally arrived.  We had to wait for the exhibition end date for it to be available for shipping, and then for my lazy ass to actually hang the paintings...

Quad City Arts in Rock Island has a small gallery in the Quad City Airport, and while passing through around 10pm on the way to my parent's house one of the vases on display caught my eye.  The first thing that popped into my head was "wow, they really nailed the look of wood with that ceramic."

Turned out it was wood  Ohhhhh, I see.  But that didn't make me like it any less.  I don't have the equipment or raw wood stock to turn out something like this, and even if I did it's really easy to fuck up.



That's turned out of a white oak burl by a guy named Steve Shippey through the Quad City Wood Turners

While I was browsing the woodwork, my wife picked out a couple of acrylics by Iowa artist Sri Rao



I don't have closeup photos of either handy but they could be located on her website.

Landscapes of the Midswestern US may not be your thing, but we were visiting my parents at a bad time and for an unhappy reason, and they managed to cheer us up.  My parents are also both from the midwest (mom was born in Missouri, Dad in Kansas) and since Mom passed at the end of November it just feels right.
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Reply #471 on: February 04, 2019, 11:31:57 AM

This year is going to have a lot of bewb and peen. First up is a 15 minute 12x16 charcoal on newsprint.



And then a loose portrait, 30 minute pose 18x24 charcoal on newsprint. I was trying a new loose charcoal method that was really enjoyable. After I blocked in tonal areas with the side of a charcoal stick, I should've taken a picture because it was abstract and really cool. I probably could've sold that 3 minute sketch through my associate's gallery (it's mostly abstract 20th century style stuff).


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Reply #472 on: February 05, 2019, 08:15:17 AM

That vase is gorgeous, Polysorbate.  I'll definitely have to check out the website because I love looking at turned wood items like that.  I follow a wood turner artist on FB and some of the bowls he does are just gorgeous. He uses colored woods too and it's just cool. BwA Woodturning - FB page.  I realy like the color pallette in those paintings, too.  It's realistic but nice and brightly non-real at the same time, if that makes sense.

Sky - I like how the details seem to emerge from the more vague blocks of black in the portrait.  Especially how the hand looks there.  If goes from a rough black to a smoother and refined hand.  It's good.



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Reply #473 on: February 05, 2019, 06:16:49 PM

Sky - I like how the details seem to emerge from the more vague blocks of black in the portrait.  Especially how the hand looks there.  If goes from a rough black to a smoother and refined hand.  It's good.
Thanks! I'm studying both the loose Chinese/SF style and the tighter academic style and trying to incorporate the best of both.

This is not an easy task.

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