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I saw the Positive space first…I cannot not see the face haha.

 
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It’s an older bald man with a large beard facing to your left a bit.

Have a bunch of new drawings but I’ve been too lazy to share.

 
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Olga, lead singer of the Toy Dolls. (Awesome band, if you don’t know already.)

Sharpie marker, about 4-1/2’ tall.

 
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Here’s a portrait of a woman I work with, (Erica Yary). Acyrlic, about 5’ tall.

 
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The top of my studio stool. It’s an awesome stool, incidentally. IKEA, about $15 or so. Sharpie marker.

 
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My studio… photo. Just for fun.

 
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can you explain that chair it is interesting?

 
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It’s just a little IKEA stool that I decorated with a Sharpie marker. You can see it in the black-and-white photo above sort of near the door mat. It’s a little $15 thing. I don’t see them on the IKEA site anymore, but this is sort of similar:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60178887/

As far as the design goes, it doesn’t mean anything. Just doodling.

 
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Been messing around with some paint. These are fast… about 30 or 40 minutes each.

 
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Did a couple more tonight. Not getting any constructive feedback, so this will probably be it. (Not really sensing an “art community” here, frankly.)

 
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The white in the last five makes them very bold, I seem to prefer the two prior where it was used a little more sparingly. Are the drips on purpose? If so you might consider where you place them a little more, otherwise get the paint on a bit slower to prevent them?
I’m really liking the character with the antlers, pity I don’t know who it’s referencing. And I have to know… Is No.5 Tom Lehrer?
Are you using acrylic for these?

(ps. In terms of criticism, I always find it very hard to critique people I know have more knowledge than me.)

 
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I’m not really a fan of the paint running down the pieces, it feels a bit off to me, such as in your last point, the fist picture just has it coming from his nose (most noticeably). I like the range of faces and style and how you handle the white/highlights, very bold. However, I would be interested to see some more realistic type pieces that are more refined and detailed. Like super tight portraits. Just to shake things up a bit.

 
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The drips are incidental. Each portrait takes about 20 minutes and I paint them very quickly using watery acrylics. Unlike the tight portraits, these are exercises in painting fast.

The white feels a bit out of control, at times. I agree. I’ve been trying to figure out what that balance is. It seems different for male and female subjects… the female faces take a little more time because they don’t benefit (as much) from hard, fast strokes.

The subjects are, in order:
David Bowie
Jay Bradley (friend of mine in a band; antlers)
Bill Withers
Akira Kurosawa
Donald Sutherland
Marty Feldman
Bjork

Here are a few more I did on Wednesday, (Price and Bardem):

 
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These are gorgeous. I used the D&D Character Builder, so I stared at your work for a fair while.

 
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I agree with you pete this forum has gone too crap. its a sham :/ back in 2010 2011 I loved this forum it was a place where you could get help from other artists. But nevertheless I am a pixel artist and i still have pixeljoint. :)

 
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Here's a few more doodles. A portrait of this guy's son, Gabriel. !https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/545158_501279226561682_845614556_n.jpg! My boss and a portrait I did of him as a Vulcan. !https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/401089_310940972277995_1705406887_n.jpg! The director, Akira Kurosawa. !https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/30977_10151277949499474_1675989085_n.jpg! Donald Sutherland !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/v/565822_10151282288854474_492833221_n.jpg?oh=fd03c8fe5d5d3b9fdbcd3ffb5eb1337a&oe=5172E8EC&__gda__=1366505862_c971454a3d241cc96032d18701431c75! Nina Hagen !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/v/565737_10151282288354474_1029214232_n.jpg?oh=4225ed02fe44f11293a00c1120eec578&oe=51732718&__gda__=1366556240_eb011a90360b212ecf2b95d73e1b2d14! Bjork !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/v/702848_10151282287624474_1888497378_n.jpg?oh=71981ec808f6d51f6127af2c989af135&oe=51728971&__gda__=1366539991_677c7d594b899e16656703e2423aaa1e! Sick Boy !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/v/566137_10151286600794474_1050310972_n.jpg?oh=039c7d3166160d0f7aed642b405eddb5&oe=5172DEF6&__gda__=1366505086_8761120f9e6292d337ff06840ae871dd! My friend, Kevin. !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/702122_10151299018919474_201980172_n.jpg?oh=892b333fe4a70f3e859c87b003951cd6&oe=517312A6&__gda__=1366503188_afbab8453d50c856c86dc34cb14e48d1! Kurt Vonnegut !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/v/702980_10151301100929474_976385625_n.jpg?oh=b62341d49b758e371e818e2ca3a362e7&oe=51730AEA&__gda__=1366518282_380dc6e74675e4ae21fb3f73850db2df! Boris Karloff !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/v/566180_10151302646289474_278120874_n.jpg?oh=0a08b6a8bb9a2b80fcd6489bc6556787&oe=51731D0A&__gda__=1366544864_146b3d90f295524299afb5c6744cc118! An English Hoy !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/730495_10151363713364474_1432274675_n.jpg?oh=9937506770933a0edbcdec770180964c&oe=5172C2AA&__gda__=1366521154_f3486c1f30a5c629009382acac512a1f! A ballista !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/v/565259_10151366201529474_1496291715_n.jpg?oh=07ceae899d8b1ee7cad5704667b521de&oe=517313E5&__gda__=1366522733_970ed69281267b5d1edf57dcd10037b1! A viking ship !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/730499_10151369180599474_30323861_n.jpg?oh=844e3a9de88ce3321329abc03c56e4cb&oe=5172D594&__gda__=1366511541_5b8e4f9ed58a62e29d6df3a9e6424a48! A larger ship !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/711038_10151371026399474_797098940_n.jpg?oh=4d582e3edf067ef4d6d4368b4a1ce661&oe=51730239&__gda__=1366550411_3596ea45bef443448b4887780ffec79d! A schooner !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/711519_10151393010949474_52600229_n.jpg?oh=4fed7ff55df671891252b5e55931d5fb&oe=5172DAF7&__gda__=1366510934_267d800e3d24680ac9e55e3106a01743! William Gibson !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/907194_10151542815759474_243998923_n.jpg?oh=101ad71b47379122a8071ec5d488c62e&oe=5172CB1B&__gda__=1366539305_f56b1aa3e03faff737f9bab1fb27ba3d! Eisenhower !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/907567_10151547299699474_690034587_n.jpg?oh=56248ac236a42e8f09427f4bb61621d7&oe=5173287D&__gda__=1366524879_bc470413d89ddcd13551c74a47ca3a98! Steve McQueen !https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/908990_10151546754274474_470643023_n.jpg?oh=3c7b9d6540cf31abdbe2363d186b9bdc&oe=5173145A&__gda__=1366525736_f3690ebc8023e5a4a13d03f36951190b! Alan Alda !https://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/c8a7a32aa64611e2957722000a1f9a39_7.jpg! Booty! (Drawn in sand) !https://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/f0953310a26911e2982f22000a9f3c23_7.jpg!
 
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Can’t embed images for some reason, but you can see them from the links, if you’re so inclined.

 
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I am glad to see some new pieces posted!

I really enjoy your structural pieces, such as the ships and ballista. They are very crisp and detailed. However, I like the portraits for the opposite reason, because they appear relaxed and have a nice flow to them. They are a a bit sloppy, which makes them seem more inviting and funner to look at.

One thing that bothered me in some pieces, was the lack of definition in the hair, such as in the Vonnegut doodle. Vonnegut’s hair is very voluminous and compliments his facial structure, but in the doodle, his hair is very flat and gives the impression that he has no skull beyond his forehead. It looks as if he has no skullcap and the upper part of his head is cut-off. I found this distracting as it contrasts very strangely with his actual head of hair, which is very voluminous, and in my opinion is one of his defining features.

Although, I suppose, you are more worried about the face as it is the focus of the piece, however in some cases, such as for Vonnegut, I think spending some more time on their other defining features would improve it greatly.

 
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There’s a couple of reasons for that, Kantieno. Hair is easy and not particularly interesting to paint (unless the hair is doing something crazy). Also, hair tends to fill up the sheet really quickly and because it doesn’t pay off that much, I’d sooner “abbreviate” the sketch and focus on the parts that really interest me… the eyes, the nose, the jaw, and so on. While I’m drawing, I’m sort of thinking to myself, “well… I could draw all this hair in, but I’ve already come to do what I wanted to do.”

The range of tight-versus-loose is pretty much what you observe. At least in my head. I like loose portraits because they’re more human somehow. They’re organic and raw and impressionistic. The ships (and ballista) are objects of immaculate craftsmanship, and so a tighter rendering seems more appropriate. You are spot-on.

 
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I’ve been doing some chalk drawings in my driveway.

 
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Here’s a few more…

With the neighbor kid, hamming it up…

 
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Beautiful, I have never actually tried drawing on the side walk but it seems like fun maybe ill try it some day!

I love that kid ahaha.

 
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Not sure what’s new and what’s already been posted, but I think these are all new:

Mace Windu

Mr. Rogers

Charles Bukowski

Kim Jun Un

Benito Mussolini

 
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My friend Stan Shaw

My friend Chris Sharp

Aldous Huxley

Tom Waits