Michal Sawtyruk. Just discovered him a while ago on my feed. Those night scenes are real fresh with all the textures in the lighting against pure black. In contrast to all those crisp shapes.https://www.instagram.com/michal_sawtyruk/ Ahmed Aldoori. LIMITS Art Battle Champion. I’m a long time fan of his, I was there on his tournament run and […]Read more "Ref Time – The Insta Roundup"
Halil Ural. Looking like a blend of classical and digital. The sepia undertones that glow. Shadows that flow through the entire composition. And the brushwork is the ideal that I want to have. You can still see the individual strokes. How the abstract shapes are cut out. The use of sharp and lost edges.https://www.instagram.com/halil.ural/ Amir […]Read more "Ref Time – Wild Shapes"
Art Education has changed over the hundreds of years. First there were the few chosen Masters and Apprentices. Later, the classical art schools. They still exist today but modernized and adapting to the tools of the digital age. The biggest change, one that defines most of our generation, is the Internet. Easily shareable media has […]Read more "Hacking Art. Education and Shortcuts."
Ashley Wood’s Zawa-Zawa artbook. When I finally found this on one trip to the local bookstore years ago, it was an instant buy. Long-time favorite artist. Great size and material for the book. Easy to flip through and carry around. I just look at a random page to marvel at the colors and brushwork. This […]Read more "Ref Time – Paint the Shapes"
Originally written on May 4, 2017. “Your values are bad and you should feel bad. It’s overexposed.”– Crimson Daggers Discord “Make it POP. Use the full value range.”-Arthacker Discord Great critique is always good to have and take to heart. “Structuring your understanding.” Study sessions and notetaking. References from Greg Tocchini. Jeremy Mann. Sargent. Value […]Read more "Ref Time – Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights"
A roundup of this month’s references. Let’s make this a regular thing to recap and archive some great art. Greg Tocchini. Low is one of the most visually striking graphics I’ve seen. From the slick lines to the vibrant colors. The underwater world it presents is just enthralling. Sinix. One of my favorite Youtube artists. Watching […]Read more "Ref Time – April"