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Originally Posted by AmishCommy
Don't recall those prof's. I think a lot of my profs are long gone.
Yeah one of my biggest pieces of advise for students . Major in straight up painting, fine art. (Figurative of course)
My wife was an illustration major, and it seems to me that with illustration as a major they make you try all these diff. media, and assign 'illustration' assignments. You are spread so thin you never get proficient at one thing.
Four years of nothing but oil painting, then when you leave, you can paint what ever you want. Big nasty Orc? Tide detergent box? What ever comes your way.
I have never once been asked by a company where I went to school. All the care about is the port. As it should be!
that's been my biggest resentment about SCAD. I majored in Illustration and Sequential Art and they ate up all my electives. I was also burned out becasue i would take 20 credits per quarter to finish in 4 years. if i had the time i would at least sit in on a few classes.
anyone that still in school - take as many painting classes as you can. it will make you so much better.
love and respect
Once u BOON u don't go back
Oh how I wish I was a painting major. I'm actually an illustration major and you're spot on about the department. It definitely spreads you too thin and there really isnt enough technical focus at all. I'm just now, as a senior, working in oils, which is what I wanted to be doing all along. I'm too close to the end now to switch majors (3 classes until graduation). Oh well, I'm just going to have to learn painting somewhere else. Fortunately I took a ton of drawing classes so it wasnt a total waste on the technical end of things. Sorry, didnt mean to get this thread off course, its not about SCAD its about your work, which is awesome.
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
Another late welcome to the boards!
Awesome work, man! Good to know you've found us. Hope you'll stick around!
Post more, artmonkey!
Scott: Pendarvis is still around. I don't think he's ever going to leave, actually.
awesome work, amazing paintings.
wohoo you dropped a nuke! crazi stuff man love em all
Noticed i didn't throw up a creature concept. Here is one from about a year ago.
I don't do enough creatures! Always peoplepeoplepeople. (But i guess if I were forced to pick humanoids or creatures, I'd go Humanoids.) I recently just illustrated my first dragon in 10 years of being a fantasy illustrator. Never had a call to do one before. I'd love to show it but it is under wraps.
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooo..................ho w is it possible that I didn't see this thread ?!!
I've seen your website long ago. Man, I'm such a fan !!! Thanks for giving fresh meat to my Scott Fischer folder !!
Your color is really well done. Suprising choices in some areas, like the angular shapes of color over the eyes of some characters. Very nice.
Absolutely great work !
The ones I love more are the B&W works. Lots of fun to watch those !
WTF......you don't visit CA for a weekend, and you miss out on real cool stuff. isnt that always how it is?? ...anyway welcome aboard!!!
Beautiful work I might add =) post more pleese.
simply stunning !
"There is no such thing as 'accurate drawing'. There is beautiful
drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
freaking amazing! especially the first two.
mmm... tastes like chicken.
Fantastic, Scott. I've been a big fan of your work since you started your Magic run, and love how you experiment with blending modes etc in PS - huge inspiration! Would be cool to see some intermediate steps, though I have a feeling with you it's a fluid process.
Thanks for sharing!
I really like the kids in the woods and the wonky lines and stylisation in the Dripping Fang illustrations. They just great fun!
I can't wait to see more posts... and you're right... beware of the time vacuum!!
You have quickly gained our attention and respect... amazing work.
You should totally start a sketchbook... I'd love to see your rough ideas/processes...
Awesome work, really really great stuff, man! Welcome to CA.. I hope you stick around.
Man amazing.. those inks blew me away.... WEEEEEE Im in never never land now! but seriously.. really great artwork. Best of.. all the way!
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Woa Scott Fischer on CA, that's great! I've known your art since I first started playing magic the gathering. I hope you don't take this the wrong way but I've been enjoying your art a lot more recently since you have been doing collage style paintings. You were allready a great painter before but it wasn't quite my cup of tea but the works after Invasion block (I think) became mind-boggling cool. Pity you didn't have any guildpact cards.
Thanks Possessed! Saddly I didn't have any time last year to work for Magic other that the first two pieces I posted to this list. But the good news is that I just finished up 4 packaging art, and one novel cover for the next big block of magic cards. Should premier in Sept 06. I can't wait to be able to show that stuff! It was kinda the cake topper of a career doing magic cards.Originally Posted by possessed
You are totally right that the art has evolved. I am glad you think it is for the better!
Honestly the change came for me when I stopped wanting and worrying about what all the other artists were doing. I used to want to be Phil hale, brom, Berry, zug, Nerdrum, and used to get so worked up when I'd see a kick ass painting from them. But at some pint I realized I never could be them. My mojo worked differently.
And the funny thing about it is that, (and I am not just talking about me exclusively here) once we as artists stop watching what other artists are doing, people start watching what we are doing. It is weird how that works.
But you have to gather influences and emulate early on in my opinion. But when to set the influences aside, and trust your instincts is a tougher thing to nail.
I guess it is at that point where the paintings start to talk to you. They tell you where to draw a line, and where to make an accent. Why'd I put that brush stroke there? cause the piece told me to.
The other thing that happened about the same time (and I tell this story all the time) my buddy Doug Gregory (www.ainokostudios.com) had the balls to tell me once, "Scott you can paint like a motherfucker, but your drawings suck, so you try to make up for it in the paint and can't."
From then on I started paying way more attention to what I drew. And now-a-days the physical painting on a piece takes alot less time than the prepwork. And with that solid foundation, I can just cut loose and have fun in the painting stage and listen to what it has to say.
Alrighty that is probably enough artsy fartsy babble for the day!
Thanks to everyone who has made me feel so welcome.
Here is a recent novel cover for Irene. If you want to read a great story that actually has this weird way of making you smarter as you read it, try these out.
The first was Orphans of Chaos. (It was in Spectrum!)
This illo is for the second, called 'Fugitives of Chaos'.
And I hear there will be a third! I can't wait to do it.
Author is John C. Wright.
All digi (-drawing) on this one.
Let me know what you think!
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