|9 Dec 2004|| Jess|
Hi, just want to say I love your gallery, I couldn't pick one picture to comment on because they're all seriously good! Keep it up!
|11 Aug 2005|| Sallah, you cele'... so I can say hello :)|
Your art work looks incredible!!! Too bad I'd probably spend over half the day admiring it, *sigh* oh well.
|8 Jun 2006|| Arthur P. Cupler|
dude your work is great espcialy the Wheel of Time stuff. top notch.
|9 Nov 2006|| Elmer Hallsby|
Everything is very nice (and some of it twisted)
but anyway i love the coloring and designs and everything .Ps please come visit my gallery
|22 Jun 2008|| Anon.|
The Highlord is amazing
|27 Jul 2008|| Michelle|
God has given you a wonderful gift. Totally Amazing Art!!! Thank you for sharing your talents.
|15 May 2009|| Mart D. Chandler|
Hey beautiful colors here now I’ve got to get into the gallery and see them up close.
|1 Jun 2009|| Mart D. Chandler|
My friend...lol. If that was tracing then it was a very bad job on that tutorial. No where in the work was a section of the original photo copied and then pasted in my painting...you are confusing photo manipulation with "a painted COPY" of a photo or more clearly "Photo Referencing"...even Leonardo da Vinci on most of his famous works used a device to trace guidelines to his canvas to keep the proportions correct. Mostly all and I stress "mostly" all of our well known artists use a photo reference when they want realism in their works. Now tracing an image and calling it original is not cool. That tracing if that is what I really did?...was very bad even for a 4 year old. They were only guide lines for the proportions of the anatomy.I think that is what you are bugged about here. Yes I can do a pencil or painting from total scratch. Will it look good...no not in my opinion unless I want to create a toon...People who look at scenery and paint it will be accused of copying if your theory is correct. Live models posing in front of a class will be called the photo and the students will be accused of photomanipulation. I have studied Louis Royo, Boris and Julie Bell, even the fantastic artists here and at Deviant Art...And they all will tell you...use photo referencing.
Henning, who is one of my idols uses the grid method
and that is the method I use today. He is a professional and does commercial work for games and books. check his tutorial out
His style is very wonderful and I learned a lot from him. You and others can certainly benefit from taking a look, it is worth it I promise.
You know, my very first art class I attended back in grammar school taught me my first lesson...I thought that the teacher wasn’t an artist at all because he used a straight edge to draw a straight line. I thought that an artist only needed a pencil and his thumb...lol.
And as far as a computer goes...let me quote a great line from another Hero of mine, Stan Winston
"If your not an artist, don’t expect the computer to do it for you cause it ain’t gonna do nothing. The computer does nothing, it’s a tool." Quoted from the DVD collection T2 extreme DVD Disc Two
|2 Jun 2009|| Mart D. Chandler|
Oh by the way...about pencil sketches...if you go here you can see some old work sketches and better sketches. There found at the bottom of my gallery as well as all my works of date not allowed here at Elfwood.