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Charcoal Dust and Heavy Metal Toxicity (NSFW)

DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in Artist's Corner
New Thread!

Working hard at school and enjoying every second.

As always, I'd love some feedback and critiques.

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Jacob Collins Copy (24" x 18"):

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Self Portrait(18" x 24"):

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Painting Final (48" x 36"):

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I like very much, especially the last one of the woman with the sword and the cowboy with his face in shadow. I'm not an artist though, I'll leave the cirtiqueing to these guys.

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    10s... M- monster!
    Guys grab your angry mob gear and meet up with me at... You cocky cock

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  • BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2011
    Is the cowboy in #2 doing the Russian kicking dance??

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  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Your work is coming along at a pretty astounding pace dude.

    This is particularly strong, stronger than I think I could handle the subject.
    7-1.jpg

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    This is all great Dee, you've made some amazing progress!

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    trentsteel: Thanks mate, it's ok if you're not an artist, feel free to weigh in on if you think something is working or not working, everyone's opinion is valid.

    m3nace: Uh...please don't organize angry mobs with the sole purpose of murdering me.

    Bagginses: Nope.

    cakemikz: Thanks man, that means a lot coming from you.

    Flay: Thanks! Still a long way to go.

    Did a portrait today of a friend of mine from a photo.

    karina.jpg

    Ref

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I can tell that you were trying to manage the economy of your edges and soften up areas to help enforce your focus, but it comes across as a late-stage correction where you took a blur tool across finished crisp edges and it's a little heavy-handed. It's like there's vaseline smeared on my screen, and it's made worse by the fact that this effect has been applied in some unfortunate areas where you actually *do* want focus, such as that high contrast contour of the cheek on the left, or the eye on the right-- virtually all of the face in the light is your "money" area.

    I'm a little unsure about the flesh colors but I'm not so much an expert in that area so I'll let someone better suited comment there. I would say, however, that there is a slight shift around the mouth towards a more greenish tone and it's giving almost the impression of stubble.

    There are some observation discrepancies which are hurting the likeness, but I don't know how much of a painstaking study this was meant to be.

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Thanks for the constructive (and fast) critique, scos.

    I totally agree with your opinion about the blurry look of it, while painting I tried to stay zoomed out and unfortunately used a big fatty airbrush for a lot of it. I downloaded some new brushes and I'm trying to use my oil painting experience for a fairly rough study.

    I do need practice with getting a likeness and if you could point out what parts aren't looking right, I'd be grateful.

    Thanks!

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    wait what

    that little "s" means seconds?! omigawd.

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Uh...what "s"?

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    that was an s right

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I have no idea what you are talking about.

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I don't even know how you could draw that in 5 milliseconds

    are you some sort of art timetraveller?

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    More like, microseconds!

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Soooooo, I love your stuff.

    However...

    Hands and feet, dude. Hands and feeeeeeet.

    Practicing hands and feet is the shittiest thing. Seriously, for me it's like pulling fucking teeth, but even if you finished them on your model drawings, that's better than nothing.
    You finished them on your Jacob Collins piece, which is EXCELLENT! They look great (her left hand is looking a bit chunky though, like her fingers don't quite fit on her palm), so you should do that more.

    The model study that Cake quoted is beautiful, however the hand on the outstretched arm looks very much like..well.. have you ever seen the movie "American Werewolf in London"? The scene where the main character changes into a werewolf, and there are all these crazy 70s effects going on and you see his hand transform into a werewolf hand, and it's all elongated? It looks like that. Unnatural.

    Anyway, besides that nitpicky stuff, you've come leaps and bounds. It's amazing. Keep at it, because you rock.

    Edit: THIS! (around 0:33-0:50)

    NSFW due to man-ass
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgh1Wuzubiw

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I <3 Alyce!

    Thanks for the feedback and comments guys, I really appreciate it.

    Here's my final assignment for my figure painting class at school.

    Oil on Canvas
    3' x 4'
    tattoodragonweb.jpg

    edit: OH! Also here's the portrait I did for a forumer, if you haven't seen it already.

    Ritaweb.jpg

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited May 2011
    Daaaaang, that final turned out hella nice.

    It's pretty incredible how much you've improved over the last year or so. :^:

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wow, thanks Bacon!

    Here's a new painting I finished today.

    redskullstudyweb.jpg

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  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That is very nice D, but I would watch how you are pulling your strokes. On the tablecloth they are wrapping around the skull, as well is in the atmosphere. Separate your volumes/objects using direction strokes...just like drawing. Perhaps on the tablecloth it may look better with more horizontal strokes, thinning as the recede into the background?

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    jesus man! you're getting out of control! GREAT stuff!

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Cake: Thanks for the critique, I agree about the brushstroke. This is something to consider for all future paintings.

    NZ: Thanks!

    I did a study of Velasquez' "Juan De Pareja". Man this guy was good...

    juandeparejacopy.jpg

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  • JeckalHydeJeckalHyde Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Very nice, I knew what picture you were copying off before looking at link.
    But is this done or w.i.p. cos I would say that the face is still lacking the darkest
    definition, which makes the original face stick out, or pop.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    God Dee you're kicking art right in the pants, you're progress is astounding. I couldn't match anything on this page, not even close. Even your 5 minute doodle has beautiful flow.

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