Hey guys, my Name is Christof Grobelski, some things about me:
Since about 3 years art has become the main focus of my life. Although I want to break into the concept-design industry, my ultimate desire is to end up in fine arts and to be able to make a living in this field.
The reasons why I started being interested in this kind of art, are quite similar to those of the other studends in here, I want to be able to express myself in this visual way, being able to say everything without using a single word. Moreover drawing and painting is just fun and something I am able to enjoy each and every day, exploring new things and techniques. An as "nerdly" as it may sound, I just love the feeling of, yeah concentration and excitement that flows through my body, each and every time I put down the brush onto the canvas.
My favorite medium is definitely oil, and I really hope that this class can help me exploring as many techniques and ways of using it as it possibly can. Digital painting is something I enjoy doing as well, but it just doesnt keep my attention as much as oil is able to.
Here's the link to my sketchbook : sketchbook
and 3 of my personal pieces that I like most:
here are 3 Images that make me feel all fuzzy inside and two that I really hate:
First the awesome ones:
first of all a self portrait by rembrandt:
Rembrandt amazes me over and over again, for me he truly mastered oilpaint, being able to say so much using so little. This is what makes art so exciting for me: It doesn't need to be anything complex as shit, if you are aware of value, color etc. you can say so much using so little words
second, I chose this drawing by Marko Djurdjevic:
Markos drawings stun be both in design and technique.
Having seen his technique Marko really knows what art is all about : freedom . He is able to create these amazing designs because he does not stick to any rules anyone tries to establish, he just does his own thing and is successful doing so. Moreover I just dig how he combines realism and abstraction, getting the perfect mixture for functional and simply exciting characterdesigns. Especially this design represents all of that stuff!
Last but not least this piece by shawn barber:
Shawn Barbers painting technique is just so fucking amazing, I can't even tell. This piece is just what Barber means to me, compressed in one single piece of art : I just dig the subjects/models (simply because they really match with my impression of "aesthetic", or in other words, this girl is so hot ), I love the color palette (freshness and livelyness all over the place), and the technique (representing freedom, not being bothered by making any mistakes).
The following two piecs are pieces that I do really hate:
First of all: I like abstraction a lot COMBINED with realism. Mostly a piece of art that is abstract all over the place seems pointless to me, consequently here is my number one on my hatelist (going on with some kandinsky hate )
As the others have said before : it just seems to be so senseless, or at least as hard as I try I do not get the sense of creating a piece like that. Not knowing the sense I do not have any appreciation for the technique either. I simply do not know how to handle this, thus is simply seems ugly to me..
the second one of my hate pictures is THIS self portrait by van gogh, Honestly, I do not even know why but I simply cannot stand this piece, seriously as soon as I see it I feel this special feeling of disgust in my stomach and I cannot even tell why. Though I must say that there are a lot of pieces by this artist that I like, nothing that blows my mind but the are pretty okay. This piece, however, ....argh.