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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:36 am     Reply with quote
Nice, I checked it.

Dead street performer and face-melting drummer =]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:37 pm     Reply with quote
882_abstractish?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:21 pm     Reply with quote
forgot to post yesterdays painting
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:32 pm     Reply with quote
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@shizo thanks for taking a look at my tumblr!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:29 pm     Reply with quote
forgot to post the painting from yesterday.
I had a busy weekend so I barely had time to paint these

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:31 pm     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:31 pm     Reply with quote
lol, he don't have a chance. This is reminiscent of Quake.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:29 am     Reply with quote
888_rise!

@shizo lol he aint got no chance
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:55 pm     Reply with quote
Got lazy and didnt post yesterdays painting

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:15 pm     Reply with quote
891_face failure
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:35 am     Reply with quote
Hey, 900 paintings is very impressive, well done Smile
I had a look at your portfolio and you definitely are doing well with the animation-style characters. Linework is also quite nice there I think.

I think what separates these speedies from the portfolio work is that these are, well, quicker, and less thought was maybe put into them? I understand that you can't spend forever on a painting.. so it is even more important to spend the time where it counts.

Right now there's many pieces that have a lot of potential like the epic toad, but most of the compositions are not strong and no matter how much finishing efforts were put in, the result still wouldn't work. I would suggest you to focus on the composition first and spend all of your time on that, if necessary.

Second suggestion is to pick your subject matters. I think you're trying to bite more than you can chew with the limited time you have. Let's use this as an example. We have:

1) A hero in light with a sword
2) Large dark demon in the background
3) Lots of minions around

There's just too much stuff to be drawn in any short amount of time, especially if you're still learning. Most students struggle drawing a single good figure in an hour. I would rather have you make a painting of the hero one day (or over several days), and make sure it is done really well. Then make a separate painting of the demon, and so on. Being too ambitious is dangerous, because it causes you to rush on everything.

Rushing then leads to bad drawing habits because you're just trying to work around the fact that you don't have time to actually plan and think the image through. The reward for working in this way for years can be a bunch of almost impossible to break habits, rushed and inaccurate looking lines/paintstrokes, and no actual improvement. Sad


Although I admire the notion, I would put aside the "1 painting a day", method for now. "Paint every day" might work just as well, or better. Spend as many days as necessary on a piece until you've actually solved the problems it presents. Because solving problems is how you learn, not just mass repetition of old (and usually bad) drawing habits.

Hope it didn't sound too negative, because any kind of drawing is better than nothing, and the more the better. I just think the time could be spent in a better way here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:12 pm     Reply with quote
got lazy and didnt post

892 from life

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@Ranath you are absolutely right. It doesnt sound too negative it sounds more like good constructive criticism.

I really want to get into video games and realized that doing Animation style wont get me in. I need to work on doing more realistic work ( thats the main feed back I got from my portfolio at the Game Developer Confrence).

I was recently debating whether to stop doing the painting a day and focus on just working on one piece at a time. I try to work on something on the side and do a painting a day as a warm up. But I can see that I have been making the same rushed mistakes all the time. Im thinking of stopping a painting a day when I reach 1000 paintings,but the crazy artist in me wants to keep on going for one more year. Thank you very much for the feed back I really appreciate it!!!

Here is something that I have been doing on the side.It still needs a lot of work


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:48 pm     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:42 pm     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:39 pm     Reply with quote
896_from photo. very disappointed with this one.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:46 am     Reply with quote
got lazy to post

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:52 pm     Reply with quote
900

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:43 pm     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:58 pm     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:47 am     Reply with quote
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This could work in a movie! Reminiscent of Desperado where they hid their weapons in guitar cases.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:09 pm     Reply with quote
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@shizo thats a good idea!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:42 pm     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:52 pm     Reply with quote
910 from picture

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:46 pm     Reply with quote
912 _one of my gaols/dreams is to go train hopping all around the United States
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:21 am     Reply with quote
Then you'll probably enjoy this documentary by VICE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWHh9W5IeBo
They've also done some train hopping in their Hitchhiking Across US and China videos.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:04 pm     Reply with quote
@shizo I love vice! I will definitely watch that!! one of my favorite artist david choe did a whole series of him hitch hiking from l.a to florida. Its on vice and its called thumbs up. Side note, I met david choe a few times since he used to live and have a studio about 20 mins away from where I live. One of my all time favorite artist (he is the richest artist in the world since he painted facebooks office back in the day and decided to take stock instead of money as payment)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO3-AAVTeDA


912_ This one is really crappy. I was literally falling asleep while painting this

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