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Seeg
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:17 pm     Reply with quote

First post to the forum to see if this works.
It is a small oil painting. 5x7 inches

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Cuddly
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:19 pm     Reply with quote
Nope, didn't work.

Methinks you need to link to the image file directly and not to an HTML page as you seem to have done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:31 pm     Reply with quote
here

awesome painting
how long did it take??
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Seeg
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:32 pm     Reply with quote
Second Try

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Seeg
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:34 pm     Reply with quote
Thanks for the help, I'm a little new to this and slow for my age.

The painting took about 8 hours in two sittings.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:51 pm     Reply with quote
Excellent painting. Background is a little plain, but that's not even a crit, cuz I like it that way.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:10 pm     Reply with quote
Outstanding work on this pic and on your website! Really glad to have you part of our community. Welcome aboard!

-Puck


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:28 pm     Reply with quote
Wow that is beautiful.

-Flexible Elf

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:33 pm     Reply with quote
Welcome! Sit down..stay for a while.
Great work!
Did you have some work in the painter 6 wow book? Just currious
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:42 pm     Reply with quote
Welcome I'd have to agree with the others...That(she) is quite pretty

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:46 pm     Reply with quote
wow thats some great detail for a 5X7 Great job!!!

matt
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Seeg
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:57 pm     Reply with quote
Thank you all for your kind words.
She is pretty isn't she. She is my executive assistant. It's a rough life.

Yes, I did have a section in the Painter 6 Wow Book. I use Painter for the majority of my digital work.

Thanks for the comment on my web site. It is my first and a work in progress. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

regards
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NexxThe
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 11:03 pm     Reply with quote
I guess I have to work some mor eon what Im curently working
Your website is f$ucken amazing, I cant believe that ... ufff .. thats great. Some images in traditional painting section look like photos. Im ... I have no words.
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Anthony
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 12:35 am     Reply with quote
Hey, I'm glad you made it to the forum. I was honored to have lost to you in that art contest two months ago. :] You're an inspiration for all artists who see ya, so keep the chin up.

For this painting-her face is really nice. Her body is dead though. I don't know how else to say it beyond that it looks like a lively young lady's head stuck on a dieing body. Nice pic, keep it up, we can use more great artists here!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 12:53 am     Reply with quote
Awesome - thats it
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 1:04 am     Reply with quote
Out of the pages of my Painter6 WOW book and onto the Forum! Great to see your site. Love your skin tones. Mind sharing your palette colors? I collect 'em from different artists.

BTW, I use a variant of your pencil variant described in your Strange High House for most of my digital sketches and layout now. I guess I should say thanks!

I agree with you about Painter. I prefer it myself. Once you've created some fast great brushes in Painter, trying to paint in Photoshop just isn't quite the same. Hey, I use Photoshop too, couldn't do without it. But Painter...

Q
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shardik
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 1:13 am     Reply with quote
Are you there santa? for christmas next year i want 1/1000000000000th of this man's skills... oh yeah and a pony

Sincerely Yours,
Matt

please tell me that that is 5foot by 7foot cus that is crazy detail.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 1:23 am     Reply with quote
awesome work man, i love the work on your site aswell keep it up!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 2:28 am     Reply with quote

hey seeg,
I've just recently seen your work and was blown away (when you won the monthly compo on in-depth). Excellent painting you have there, it has a very rich feeling to it.

Nice that you've made a site too, you have done a huge amount of good work.
Personally, after looking through your site, I find your work with traditional mediums most interessting (now I mean the overal general impression, not as every picture). The digital ones has a kind of more glossy and fantasy kind of look. Even the colors and motifs are very different. Your oil paintings has a bit more of that classic look. sorry, just rambling, welcome to the forum, nice to have you here

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 2:31 am     Reply with quote
/me gets out his yellow pages and flips to the 'Executive Assistants' section.

Amazing work. I wish I would have gotten a welcome like that when I first got here. Unfortunately I suck haha



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 2:53 am     Reply with quote
That is so good man, nice change from the dragons
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 4:30 am     Reply with quote
I see everyone has commented on this model, but I was going through your site and thinking, all of these models are gorgeous . . . I think you have some explaining to do Your work is top notch, and I think your tutorial on your site is excellent. I agree with Joachim - there is something about your traditional medium work that really stands out. Is it a coincidence that you point mostly brunettes?

I can't critique your art but regarding your website, I think you laid it out well, with the links to back, content, and embedded sections always visible in each section. Sticking to one colour was great too, because among other reasons, it keeps the layout solid and as a background to what is being showcased: your art. But, and this is a matter of personal taste, the font you used is . . . I think that font would work better with light yellows/beiges, it reminds my of papyrus, and with the blue it looks like a tech and 'cool' (not just temperature sense) look is being applied to more of a classic/sketchy font.

-mt

PS. Are you other subjects your plain old 'assistants'?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 11:06 am     Reply with quote
I like your work alot. I especially like the cartoony characters in your digital art gallery, the picture with the monster looking at the woman stripping is good.
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Seeg
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 7:16 pm     Reply with quote
Thank you all so very much for the positive feedback. Thank you for looking at my web site. I hope to post more new works as I finish them. I do tend to paint mostly brunettes when I am oil painting. There is a more classical feel to them and they sell faster than blonds. My Assistant looked at the posts and also thanks you for the compliments.

Don
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2001 4:23 pm     Reply with quote
Hi Seeg!
Like everyone else, I LOVE your work! I have a couple questions if you dont mind. Do you use any mediums when you paint in oil...like Liquin? Do you use linseed oil and turpenoid?? And if so to what degree, do you have your own formula of mixing amounts? How do you prepare your surface, and what do you paint on??
I also saw that for Saffire you look for artists with great understanding of the figure, and good traditional skills...how true is that...you dont need to see any PhotoShop or Painter colorings in portfolios?? Most game companies seem to want photoshop artists first and foremost, and the figure comes later. I personally believe it should be the other way around...

Thanks alot, you are veryjp inspiring,
Art
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Seeg
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:41 am     Reply with quote
Thanks for looking and the questions.

I do use a little liquin. Right now I have been using some Gamblin or Graham painting medium. I do not use very much. I pour out a few drops on my palette and dip my brush it it occasionally. I do not thing my paint with any type of turpenoid or thinner. It tends to compromise the paint film somewhat.

I paint on either linen canvas or Masonite panels. I paint my smaller things on masonite generally. I buy preprimed canvas. It is primed with lead white oil and is rather expensive. I use regular old gesso for my masonite. I usually put on two coats using a paint roller and rolling until the gesso starts drying. When the first coat no longer feels cool to the touch, I apply the second coat. I do not sand the surface.

It is true that I look for good artists first. Painter and photoshop are only tools. I can teach tools but teaching how to make a good picture is much harder. I teach painting at the university and hire my three or four best students every year. Artist first tools second.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:59 am     Reply with quote
seeg, why do you buy pre-primed canvases?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 5:15 pm     Reply with quote
It is mostly because I am lazy. The amount of work that goes into priming a canvas that is raw is extensive if you are using Flake White priming. Pre-primed canvas in a roll eliminates alot of busy work. You do need to make sure that you are buying good canvas and getting what you pay for. I use Fredrix canvas.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2001 5:33 pm     Reply with quote
Hey Seeg, nice to see you dropped by! Will be looking forward to some of your digital work and comments.

cheers,
Danny 'Frost' Oros
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2001 3:07 am     Reply with quote
She reminds me of my gorgeous, loving wife. Beautiful works of art. The oil paintings are very striking. It makes me want to do some more painting of the traditional kind like I use to do. Your site is a pleasure to look at. Keep up the outstanding work!

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