And I can’t stop laughing because it sounds like “Step on a bitch.”
For real this time.
It’s time for cake, possibly steak and then I’m off to see the new 300 movie because how could I not watch a horrendously cheesy action movie like that? Then after that, everything is up in the air.
Aside from general birthday stuff, though, I’m still working on that armour study and it probably only has 1.5 hours left on it before it’s complete, I’ve just been giving it a little break. I’ve never done a study with such a complex material before so I feel pretty good about getting this far with it and I will probably continue to go outside my comfort zone when possible.
But I also have more imaginative stuff on the way. I’ve still been doing sketch studies but doing that along with imaginative work has always made it easier to retain. I also just want to get some ideas out in general.
It’s Commander Erwin’s birthday
Eny’s a delight to be friends with and I don’t envy anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of knowing him. He’s someone who I look up to, whom I admire and who inspires me in many ways. He’s, hands-down, one of the very best people I’ve ever known in my life and I can confidently say that I wouldn’t be the person that I am today if it weren’t for him.
You’re my best friend, my mentor and my wonderful boyfriend and I’m so ridiculously lucky to have you, sometimes it’s still a bit difficult to process and you know how that ends (in tears).
С днём рождeния you damn jock
(I guess this is kind of free-association, you’re just a really strong, cool, canadian-colour-scheme wolf dude to me
You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am Human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does
and forever associated with The Smiths 2 me)
Thanks, this is really cool and from a technical aspect a great drawing. You’ve always had great concepts, I just wish you would execute them more often, so this makes me pleased on another level as well.
I’m always flattered when you, or anyone really, thinks so highly of me. I’m glad to have a positive impact on your life and I hope I continue to do so. I could say more but let’s save that for 10 days later, lol.
I haven’t drawn my demon people in a while.
I still need to get some solid lore and design going for them. They have a purpose, though.
Christ Carrying the Cross (after Bosch) detail
…Rendering is a monkey sport.
Ideation is what separates the good from the great. Working out all the kinks. Developing the subtle, which is not a render(ing) thing. It’s getting the big impression to slap the viewer in the face, not (to) constantly make changes along the way, which ultimately diffuses the quality of the piece. And I say this because when making smaller changes, the big picture is not taken into account as we would like to think. If we change one thing, we need to change many things but (the) tendency is to just change the one.
So ultimately it comes down to a solid game plan.
A painting over rendered loses its freshness. If the idea is solid then the painter only has to focus on the freshness of the execution.
Don’t think that a painting doesn’t undergo minor changes along the way but those changes don’t change the big picture, IE; the graphic design which is inherently tied to the symbolism, the story, the intent.
Bougeaureau did hundreds of thumbnails for most of his works as well as dozens upon dozens of minor studies of textures, gestures, parts of poses, etc., all in the name of a perfect painting.
Rockwell did the same.
If you are using a gridding structure [which you would want to be when you are making complex imagery] if you change the piece along the way you’ve broken the grid. The grid itself is tied to the big perfect impression, the shape, design - symbolic of the emotional meaning, and the emotive response of the viewer. Break it because we change and change and change, then we have visual mud. Well rendered, possibly over rendered, visual mud.
A painting isn’t about countless hours rendering it - which means developing convincing illusions and leav(ing) it at that - not what most misinterpret as painting, (…) countless hours to make it look tight - misconstrued (for) uptight.
A painting is about impact on the viewer, and an effortless display of a well crafted and most of all, a well planned message.
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