Kidape: You posted while I was typing. I really didn't notice any difference with the fixative. The charcoal didn't mix with the paint at all. I don't know if there are adhesion problems though. If it starts to flake in 50 years I'll let you know.
Hahahahaha, I fucking love you Tom.
I rather like the way those gestures are holding together.
I have a couple of drawings that I did this afternoon at life drawing. I also finally finished my website: http://www.tmbritton.com. Well, finished as in I will show it to people now. There's still some things to tweak and fix. Now that it's no longer a primary project, I should have more time for drawing.
I'm really liking the level of completion to the heads in these figure drawings. Good contrast as well.
Great job Tom, happy halloween!
Whoa, nice and disturbing atmosphere you've captured, I like it. Progress shots are the best! I need to try that charcoal underdrawing sometime cause you are putting it to good use.
This is a great looking sketchbook. I can see by looking through your material that i need to put more pencils and chalks into my own sketchbook. thanks for the great posts.
Please stop by my sketchbook!
Hey. Nice sketchbook.
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1225083443 - This one is awesome!
Keep posting .
You got some great portraits out of that session when our model did not show up. Good Job!
David Stein Ferguson
Free Wing Studios
Come draw with us at A.V.A.A. www.avaaonline.org/programs.html
Hey! Replies! It's not often that somebody that I don't know in real life stops by.
Kidape: Thanks! See you at drawing
Kinjura: Thanks for stopping by. After looking at your stuff I think that I need to finish more digital stuff.
Farvus: Thanks! I intend to keep posting.
David: Hey, I think that the portrait that I did of you turned out the best. Thanks for sitting still for so long.
Here's some drawings from the last week or so.
First up: Drawing outside. It's actually really hard to do a landscape, especially when you're used to sitting inside and drawing models. It's a lot of information to organize. Eventually I gave up and drew a sculpture.
Back to the life drawing.
And I scanned a couple of doodles from my sketchbook. Not sure why, I was just scanning stuff and I thought I'd throw these in.
I find this last digital painting to read well, and goodjob on setting up the contrasts to work for the foreground/background.
Kidape: Thanks! Glad you think it reads well. A girl I work with said she couldn't tell what it was at first.
Here's a bunch of life drawings from the last few days. Two of my regular drawing sessions and a Dr. Sketchy. Back to the basics with these. Graphite on white paper.
If I don't post this stuff as it happens it really builds up one me.
Another digital. I figure my major weaknesses right now are environments and digital. Well, anything involving perspective really. So I should pound away at digital environments for a while.
I'm going to look up easy ways to do straight lines with a wacom. The shift key is so unwieldy.
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Great updates! Love the cover art, the spiral contained with the eye and the background spiral seem to move in opposite rotations, which I think adds to the dynamism. I very much enjoy your charcoal works, especially the ones approached with mass and "push" and "pull" with the eraser. It's so much fun to work the drawing that way. It was cool to see you bust out the paints, which turned out well working with your limited pallete of gouache colors.Keep it up.
Here are a couple that I did over the holiday as gifts. One is gouache painting of a flower on illustration board. The colors are all wonky in the photo. I found out that kids are hard to draw. The more definition that you put in a face, the more it ages it. The photo I was going from was a 1 year old. I think she looks about 5 in my drawing. Drawing cute is hard.
Love the faces, and shading. Would love to see more work from you.
MrSmithe: Thanks for stopping by. If you want to see more work, just keep checking in.
I did these two the last couple of nights. I figure if I’m just sitting around my apartment I might as well be productive, even if it entails staying up a bit too late. The male one is a self-portrait. I don’t think that I really look like that. Kinda interesting how all my self portraits look different.
The reference for the female one was a painting by Sargent. I intended when I started to do a full color attempt to copy it. But it was too late and I started to like the energetic brushstrokes. So I stuck to the one color. It’s still a bit too cartoony for my liking. The eyes especially could use more attention, and the entire face is off centerline. So I need to pay more attention to drawing foremost and energetic brushstrokes second.
Sup Tom, happy New Years! I'm liking your modeling that you've done on these two monochromes, and the direction of the brushstrokes that you've painted is very appealing.
Here's something that I came up with tonight. It's a digital copy of a Bougoureau. I think it's a step forward in my handling of the wacom.
I did it in photoshop, no color picking. Although I did use adjustment layers and overlays, so in every other way I cheated. I also did some texture overlays. It's photoshop, why the hell not?
It's not anywhere near the awesomeness of Bougoureau. I an imagine what he'd say if he saw it. At least the modernists left him alone. Now all these geeks with computers insist on turning out crappy copies of his masterpieces.
ihatemexies: Thanks for stopping by. I'm a bit concerned about the username, but thanks for the compliment.
Here's one I did tonight. I guess I was just being lazy with my lack of backgrounds and straight lines. Pounding away at the wacom is doing some good. I managed to pull off some straight lines and inorganic shapes. Looking at it now, I see some definite value and edge problems. It looks like the elipses are off as well. But it's getting late and I've worked on it at least a few hours.
This is what 3D is for.
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