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RonsWare
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Posted: 1st Oct 2014 14:15
@Wolf and @greenlig
Do you have a DeviantArt Account ?

You can find me here also

http://ronsware.deviantart.com/

There are great artist to find there

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Wolf
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Posted: 5th Oct 2014 13:04 Edited at: 5th Oct 2014 13:04
Good to know @VanB.

@Ron: I used to have a deviantArt account but I found that place to be a bit too flooded with ...childishness and negativity.

I do however have an online gallery. LINK (contains mild nudity)



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Posted: 13th Oct 2014 13:10
@Wolf I have to agree with you about DeviantArt.
Nice Gallery
Keep up the good work

Here is a new one.



It's Parminder Nagra.

Hope you like it.

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Posted: 3rd Nov 2014 17:29
Please Guys and Girls

To use Wolfs words
Keep the thread alive people! Its dying!

Lots of views but no new posts.

It's not nice to be the only one to have to show something.

I will try to make a new one

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Posted: 6th Nov 2014 05:39
Hey, your portraits are too awesome.
I'd love to do more drawings, but time is something I cannot afford anymore. I'm afraid I'll get rusty When Winter hits I'll go a buy a new sketchbook, 2h-7b pencils (I like it dark) and some coloured pencils.

I've never used colour pencils before and I think I need more colour.
Can anyone share some decent brands?

Digital work just isn't for me.
I have so many images in my head I just can't wait to let it all out!

Well, here's a question for y'all just because and if this is an art showcase where is the discussion? ... What kind of environment do you find you're the most creative when drawing/painting/sculpting/what not? Do you like dark or bright rooms? Do you listen to music? If so, does it effect/reflect your mood and does that effect your art? Comfy chairs or stools? Big desks or simple tables? Studio or Bedroom?

I'd like to start some kind of discussion. Music is a big part in what I do, I cannot do something without a tune. I like my desk in my bedroom. It is right next to a window where it lets in lots of light in the morning/early afternoon. I keep it open to get a refreshing breeze. Just that natural comfort when sketching listening to metal just makes me so relaxed. I mostly gesture out figures doing something. My anatomy is terrible. But with this environment I can dish out a very nice pencil landscape every now and then. I feel better drawing with the comfort of winter, that's when I'm at my peak. That is what I can't wait for. Plus my schedule is clear during the cold months.

So there is my part, probably not good enough. It's very late and I'm tired and I'm just writing the first things that pop into my head.

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Posted: 9th Nov 2014 16:12
@Nerevar
Thanks for the replay
I have the same problem ,to short in time.

I have my drawing board in the living room, like the atmosphere there.
Most of the time i make the fast sketches in a sketchbook in the evening.
At daylight i make the drawings from these little studies you have seen here.

I never have music playing, strangely because i like to listen to music
I must try that

Im curious what you are going to make'
I am working on a portrait of Richard Attenborough.

Greetings

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Posted: 16th Nov 2014 02:30 Edited at: 16th Nov 2014 02:31
So it took me five months to do another painting. Finally sat down and banged out something I'd been thinking about for a while.



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Posted: 17th Nov 2014 16:55
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Like the feeling of depth you have created with the dark trees at front
Do you make these great works on the computer or on canvas.

Your use of colors, light and perspective is perfect, love it

Great to see you here again

Try to get Nerevar's kind of discussion alive.
It's interesting to hear how people like to work

Hope too finish my new drawing soon

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Thanks RonsWare, looking forward to your new drawing too

The environment I usually work in my office, during the day. I like to keep it light and open, and I always listen to music. There are several "go to" albums that I always put on repeat when I need to get things done. For the last 2 years it has been the Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis. That OST gives me so many ideas!

As for tools, I still use my old graphire 2 for way back, which is actually getting too old. Can't draw a straight line without it jumping around all over the place. It's sort of forced my hand to get into more geometric shapes, which I don't mind. I actually use the polygonal lasso tool to block in most of the shapes for a composition before painting over those.

I spent about 4 hours on that painting, which was a nice amount for what I did. I always start with a really simple pencil thumbnail (this one was done on a whiteboard), so I have a really good idea of the composition. Most of the time I'll sketch in photoshop and adjust the canvas size and composition till I have it exactly how I want it. I find the canvas size really affects the mood, but that's more of a composition thing. I like the feeling of open spaces that no-one inhabits, the imposition of humanity on sacred nature or something like that. The dark foreground and strong vertical lines are intended to feel a bit like sentinels, eyes watching from nature quietly as the spacecraft intrudes on it's reverie.

There's a dump of thoughts!!

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Posted: 19th Nov 2014 05:06
Nice work as always Greenlig. Your style is very well done, especially the overall composition of your pieces!

I think I'd like to add to this discussion. If you don't mind of course. Reading some responses was strangely interesting to me.

When did you discover art?

To break it down:
When did you take interest in art?
What kind of things did you start out with?
What things did you try?
Classes when younger?
Art as a hobby vs. art as profession?

To start (Again). I first discovered art way back when I was a wee lad in elementary. My fellow peers and art teachers always said I was good. I would always doodle out little comic books during class. I made up characters based off everyday objects and foods like "Dr. Deodorant vs. The Evil Stench" (dirty sock)and "Titanium Toaster and the Toast Twins" and so on. I would always get in trouble for doing this instead of my work, but now when I visit some of my old teachers they'd say that I was always creative.

Years ahead, I think when I was 10 or so, maybe 9, I took a ceramic class at an art center far away. A once a week class where we learn the basics of clay sculpting and pottery. On break we would head upstairs to the break room and that's where the comic design class was. So instantly I signed up for that class for the next month. In that class I learned a tiny bit about storyboarding, figures, flip books, and every now and then we watched some old cartoons and epic anime movies (Castle in the Sky, Valley of the Winds, and Spirited Away). Months after that I took a mixed media class and a car drawing class, they weren't as memorable to me as the other two.

I really could go on, but I'm not gonna write an auto-biography.
TO SKIP AHEAD...

For years I put art down. To the point where I never thought of even putting a smiley face on my paper. It wasn't until recently, the summer of 2012 when I was just sitting there looking at the Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and I gazed at concept art and alpha footage (which is way cooler than what it became now) and I thought *Damn, I'm sure I can draw cool battle scenes like that*.
And that's when it hit. In the morning I went out and bought a cheap Art1st sketch pad and I spent that entire night watching Sycra and Draw with Jazza on Youtube and just drew.

It was only a month before I produced my first full blown pencil drawing of an Ordinator from Morrowind, which I posted here but it's lost in one of the pages of this thread. Looking back at it now, I am way past at what I was. My proportions were way off, my lines were ugly, shading was crap, unbalanced, and flat. I've gotten seriously better. Winter 2012-2013, I dual-rolled a college basic drawing class and that was when improvement hit. Even today I have a long way to go and the thing that stops me now is a busy schedule.
I just cannot wait to open my new, higher quality sketchbook and get lost in it. My mind has been so full lately, only getting fuller as I keep putting media in it.

Also, I saw Prismacolor Primier Colored Pencils on sale for $15.
Excited to crack that baby open!

I hope my post isn't unbearably long I just think this showcase needed more than just compliments and critiques. A buzzing back story from the old masters to the budding doodlers.

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Posted: 1st Feb 2015 21:09
Hey guys
It's to long ago i posted a new drawing

Here is a new one



It is a Young mother with a new born Child.

Hope you like it.

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Posted: 10th Feb 2015 22:49 Edited at: 10th Feb 2015 22:50
There's some really good work on here.

But I thought I'd bring this down to amateur hour and share these robot sketches I did at lunch time today.



All these were drawn on a Nexus 10 using Sketchbook Express by Autodesk.

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Quote: "I hope my post isn't unbearably long I just think this showcase needed more than just compliments and critiques. A buzzing back story from the old masters to the budding doodlers."


Not at all!!

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Posted: 21st Feb 2015 14:23
@The Nerevar
I agree with Wolf
I hope to see some nice work here of creative people.

Guys
I hope you don't mind if i upload some work from time to time
I just want to share some of my work with you al fine people

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Some characters I did today.





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Just a interesting face of a 50 year old man



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Here is another one i made today



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This is a study of the old face of the grandmother and the
very young face of the grandchild.
Was a difficult one to make.



Hope you like it

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Here is one of a pretty girl i made in the early morning.



Hope you like it.

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Hi Guys i made a new one today.



Hope you like it

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Hi Ron

I'm not that much of an artist myself - but I like your work.

Eugene
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Thanks, i hope to upload some more of my work

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Speaking of uploading. I broke my promise...
Anyway, finishing this semester's Advanced Drawing class, I just have to find a way to take photos of my work and put them on here.
Lots of pastel stuff. I love dry mediums.

Also, I'm having a bit of trouble with the surrealism in this class. It's about creating illogical images capturing a sub-conscious thought, right?
Wolf, I know you know surrealism based on your works, can you give me a couple of pointers?

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Okay, gonna dump all the work I've done so far in the class I'm taking. Feel free to share your thoughts and please excuse the crappy phone camera quality. Also I took these things into Gimp to touch them up a bit to restore their original colors and such to the best I can.

1. Still Life- Flowers



This was done with dry pastels and on charcoal paper.
Enjoy!

2. Still Life - Toys



This is dry pastels on grey (Gray?.... Grae.) Charcoal Paper.

This was a fun one, took forever my instructor said, but hey... can't rush art right?

3. Model Drawing - Colored Contour



Here's an interesting one. Felt bad for the model who had to sit for 3 hours straight in my Advanced Drawing class.

First, a quick gesture drawing.
Then, a contour drawing on top of that.
Then I had to shade it with pencils.
And finally using pastels to add the colors.

Sounds shorter that what it actually took.

4. Figure Drawing Experiment



This one really impressed my professor. He says my proportions are extremely good. Oh his expression when I told him I was self taught with figure drawing. Really made my day.
Pastel on American Drawing Paper.

The smudges in the background were part of an experiment that didn't turn out so well. Basically I start with a 30 minute pose, erase that, put another 30 minute pose, erase that, and then a 90 minute pose as the final pose. Supposed to give a motion feel. I guess pastels can't do that.

5. Surrealism - Simple Candle Underwater



The first part of the lesson in surrealism. I think I did it okay.

A range of pencils from 4b to 2H on a 14 x 11 sketch paper.

There's my dump. If I can scrounge up some small doodles that I did during the business class I took, I'll put those somewhere too.

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Posted: 27th Apr 2015 21:10
@The Nerevar
Nice work
Like it very much

As you now i am a realistic artist also.
I just cant make cartoons or surrealistic illustrations

Here is Amad a nice very friendly person



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Quote: "Still Life - Toys"



So, you're telling me that Toy Story is real? Toys are alive?

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I'll say one thing Scraggle, the final day working on that one, I could of swore those toys were looking at me.
Spoopy...

Ronsware, I absolutely love your portraits. There is so much life in them! Not sure how you do it.

Speaking of which, I recently did a couple of self portraits of my own for that class. One is a realistic one done in soft pastels and the other is a surrealistic one done using colored pencils for the first time.

I'll post them when I get the chance.

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Quick painting this morning. Heh, haven't posted in here in a while! Great to see it going strong



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Aaaand another. Trying my hand at Tasmanian gothic sci-fi.



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@greenlig
Love your paintings very much
Great colors.

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Hi guys.

I made a new one this week.
It's a good friend and his girlfriend.

His Name is Roy.



Hope you like it.

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RonsWare your sketches are amazing. I can see a lot of skill in your work!

Here's a new one from me this week - Slow.



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Hi Guys
Long time no see.

Great work Greenlig


I made also a new one.
It's Anthony.



Hope you like it

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Hi guys here is a new one.



It's Anthony's daughter

Hope you like it

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Hi guys here is a new one.

It's Yusuf.



Hope you like it

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Eyyy thanks Van B

I haven't done a painting in...over a year I think? Maybe longer? Anyway, an image came to me in the night, and I had to paint it. It's rather big, might break the page, so I've linked it here with a smaller one below.



Cheers,
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