Thanks for everyone's encouragement... we all need it and your words, however brief or long... are never lost on me.
By the way, as you've probably noticed by now... i like doodling hair. on potbelly. on women. i know that turns some people off, but i know you guys don't care. Hey, your getting of easy, i could drawing women look like Jenny Saville, (who's work inspires me to no end.)
I know, not everyone's cup of tea, that's cool. Point is.. i'm impressed everyone's as accepting of my later stuff as they are. Speaks to how open minded my fans tend to be.
Been playing catch up on the Art book prep.... and pushing through issue 3 of the Hollows... plus gearing up for a sister blog to this one i'm tweaking.. might give you another place to look for cool stuff.
I'm always divided on what to throw up online... or what to throw in the art book. i want *some* stuff unseen so it doesn't just seem like a rehash of blog art, so a little of both hopefully.
If there are fashion paintings for example, i'll try to show some process or a different angle on it, to make it worth a second peak at it.
Just trying to avoid " ooh crap, i've already seen this stuff." but in a way an art book is collected stuff anyhoo isn't it? Probably just over thinking it. that should me on my tombstone, huh?
"Here lies sam kieth: a guy... who though waaaaaay to much." - yeah, sounds about right.
Been on a egret kick lately.. there's a few at a near by lake...
.. i'm amazed by how their necks contort and coil down into their bodies.
here i'm just trying to keep the body and beak simple and soft, 'under-illustrated'..
...trying to concentrate he focus on this birds eye and face. that's the goal anyhoo.
Also to draw something out of my comfort zone, even if it misses the mark, it gets me slightly outside of chubby, abstract of romanticized fashion women i usually fall into doing.
here's a hollows tree obviously. I was thinking of doing some oversized hollow trees... 'city trees' , whatever their called. Might be fun and i bet they'd look impressive in a big-ass painting canvas too.
meanwhile.. i've posted this one before, but i keep adding to it - funny how i keep going back in and re-adding to old sketches i've done,
thus i have to RE-scan finished sketchbook pages already dropped into the art books. But maybe that will just make it more interesting, unless you got attached to an old version i did- too late. sorry.
i'm sure a lot of you guys to this.. keep re-doodling on an old drawing...
for better..... or sometimes, worse.