that last one has some crazy eyes keep up the good work
dear Oblio, I was a big fan of GO (yeah, you were my fave member of the kru ) and I'm glad to see what huge steps you've been taking eversince. This thread amazed me the most, though, it's incredible how much progress you've made in a relatively short time. Keep up the good work!!!
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Do not underestimate the power of Romania
Please Continue, I'm really enjoying this.Originally Posted by emily g
"absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee
Bojee's Monkey Brain
You have made some intense progress ~~~ the pencil is starting to grow into your hand!!
Man, you really worked you arse off, huh? It feels weird, dredging a slightly outdated thread up, but I guess I felt I needed the inspiration at the moment. I'm working on stuff I can't show, a lot of it in 3d, and feel as though I need to work a lot harder. Real inspiration, thanks.
*edit: ok just looked at the timestamps - less than a month ago. Man, you gotta move fast round here, huh?*
...after a while.
Thank you all for your replies - it means a lot for me.
I had sort of a verry hard times lately.. i'll try to sumarize it all in few words, skipping a most of the nasty stuff.
So.. where were we?
Yeah - i was bouncing off - France, Romania, US...
I've got to see a bunch of you at E3 - Phill was kind enough to make a fool out of me - he got me with his Canon eye. Drop over his site to see the pics.
After E3 we hang out with Jason, Andrew and a big bunch of the MB crew - missing Coro, Smellybug, Insane and others
I got to take a bath in the paciffic and promissed myself to melange on my skin his salt along with the Mediteraneean's ad the Black Sea's - Mission accomplished.
Anyway - since then i have bounced to France and back severall times already. Got two Self Portraits in the air (using the plane's toilet mirror while desperate woman was knocking on the door) and few more on each country.
Managed a trip to paris as well where Nox was super kind to arrive straight from his plane (he was abroad in north) to the train station to catch me before i go. HPX was sweet as candy - i miss them both. There - one portrait of made by HPX in the corner of the sketches - i'm sure you can tell.
So.. yeah - i finnished one of the little sketchbooks:
And started another:
Meanwhile i managed to get the most beautifull appartment in Montpellier - and as tons of blond super white skins from the north of europe invade the city is a pleasure walking the old streets with a sketchbook in hand.
Everybody is turned red into the evening abusing the sun like crazy, and for the first time i was amased by the quantity of booze an irish woman can drink. Believe me - it's unnatural!!
Now i'm back in Romania for few weeks. Few guys from Microsoft were here and i'm glad i've spent more then the required time with them - it's funny how a guy you first consider "plain" turns into a deep resurce of common passions and unveils lots of culturall debates that keep you long into the night. Makes you wonder about yourself, isn't it?
Anyway... i hope i'll manage to draw some more - however my father is very ill, i managed to break the screen of my tablet pc, my main monitor isn't working either... and that's just a few of my problems.
See you next time.
And thx again for your comments.
Hey everybody I am new.
What up Oblio, I realy like you drawings, specially the sketches are look awesome. keep up man.
For once in my life I am struggling to find the words to describe how your work
has redefined artistic expression for me.
I am moved
I am beginning to see the light.
Awsome Oblio. Those SPs are excellent1
lolOriginally Posted by Oblio
you have made intence improvment. true emotion.
Hi again everyone. I have very little time to update and i'm sorry i can't type details of the story.
My life is a huge rollercoaster... i'm dropping in some sketches from bothe France and Romania.
I am currently back home - i had to come in a super rush - my dad.. is crossing to the other side.
I was super busy at job - i had to work in train, hotel, plane, airport.. etc yet getting here and having some talks with my dad was the most beautyful thing that happened to me this year. With all the sadness that surrounds it.
Talking about death with a man that is about to die is such a waking up experience. You realise how manny things you avoid talking in your day to day life. And it's not just any man.. my dad is.. a story in his own.
Speaks 7 languages (including latin) , graduated math and physics universities, went 6 years in comunist prisons tortured like hell, and had the most wonderfull family i've ever encountered - MINE!
He's 74 now, been in war as a kid, yet all he was talking about when delirious (he has cancer and he;s in terrible pain - the calmants are making him delirious) is computers and internet. My mom is 20 years younger then he is, and i've neer seen so much love between two people as i saw and see between them.
Anyway... i'll go to see him tonight again. My laptop (the new one) is broken too - i wanted to paint him...
Instead.. here are some old sketches i did of him.. while he was a bit better.
I hope to update...
Here is a SP i did just before leaving France:
And soem other crap from between:
TIll next tie..
thx for watching
I'm sorry for your dad. Even though you are facing hard moments, try to enjoy the time you have with him.
My taughts are with you.
oblio- The drawings of your father are honest and wonderful. that's a sad and beautiful story- such is life. I'm glad you shared that with us. I am sorry for your loss. Your thread gives me a sentimental feeling for a thing I didn't quite experience, which is the birth of this site- but the last three years that I've followed it have given me more inspiration and spoke more truly to the artistic soul than I can fully appreciate and I want to thank you for your part in that. Your improvement is immense and inspiring.
We met actually in San Fran, briefly though. I was sitting off in the corner sketching during the party night and you happened past and looked through my book which was pretty rough at that point. But you gave me some solid advice and i've kept on with it because so many of you folks inspired me there to make the silly strange things that I make.
Keep posting and i wish you all the best in hard times.
Drawing is a language with infinite dialects.
just came acrross this thread..awesome progress..this site is full of people who work hard..i get a lot of inspiration from it..sorry to hear about your dad..i love the sketch you did on him..so trhuthfull...keep drawing...
Sorry about the crappy art. This time the story is better.
The computer was on other hands tonight so i was doodling in my bed:
I was doing this when the phone rang and my mother called me.
My father has died.
I feel very, very sorry for you - that's a nightmare come true.
I wish you all the strength you need now to cope with this terrible loss and that your family will receive the support you need so much now.
Birgit (aka Jester)
Weird I have been doing a few sp's helps to get me centered from time to time <> really nice variety here
thank you doctor
Your sp is sweet. See you in Prague?
EDIT _ few months later - prague was great.. my life was... well.. twisted so many times i lost my rudder... i'll drop few things here without bumping this thread...
I'll make a real update after this game is done.
BTW _ chek it out:
here is some crap i do in the lunchbreaks and the evenings.
and my digital studio (old photo - now.. it's updated on the laptop side - new acer ferari for the wide a5 wacom.
I joined sparth on lappaintings (the attachment is from... last year .. )
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I realy like what you have done here. I am from romania too so I feel great when I see your work. Keep going. (si cele mai bune salutari)
Marfa frate. I really like your progress here and hope to see more of them.
Second of all, i'm really happy to see so many "fratii mei" here: adiere, oblio and many others. Makes me feel not alone.
And third of all, i'm curious, wich mobile game company was that you used to work for? I'm working at one here in Bucharest. Starts with a Ga....mabe we were colegues
Check put my schetchbook if you please
heh.. when i first heard of u was in my childhood. the first damn game mag. i ever held in hand.. game over. that no. with final fantasy. i still have it. and i saw this dude, andrei fantana. seemed cool back then. time passed, i kept hearing ur name in various interviews & stuff..
then i got into arts. and found the forum. and found you. and saw what went on behind the scenes.. amazing.
never stop drawing, man.
i respect and salute u.
Auch.. thanks. I just i got lucky to make friends with all the awsome people here. Love your watercolors. I hope i'll be able to surprise you even more i've still got other undisclosed areas
Maybe we can hangout and do some drawings.
T-Raktor - yep.. we're separated by a floor. I like your latest studies (the hands and all). Keep em comming - as soon as i finish this game i'll get more time and we can hook up and draw.
Here's a little update:
Cyberfreak (battle with megusta and dariz...)
(still needs a lot of work.)
And a life drawing session in a cofeshop last night with megusta. It was realy fun.
I hope i'll be able to update this thread properly... the story i begun in the first post.. got so complicated... it will take me a lot of time to sorti it out in words... but... one day.. i'll catch up somehow.
Thanks for looking everyone.
Secretly adding some more
Last edited by Oblio; March 6th, 2006 at 04:41 AM.
frate! i miss you bro. i'll see you in Montreal. i hope your post in the cartoonfox roomate thread wasn't a joke, and you're actually staying with us... because that rocks hard. then we can have another draw-oblio session. i can see a lot more confidence in your strokes. keep truckin man
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