Sunday, December 17, 2006

back from insomania

I highly recommend attending one of these conceptArt.org workshops if you get the chance. It was packed full of great ideas and info. People were drawing and painting all day (well, all night in this case) on 5 different screens simultaneously. Plus constant lecture. In another room, several amazing traditional painters were doing their thing the whole time. I have a notebook of ideas to play with and a fresh charge of inspiration. I didn't draw nearly as much as I had planned. There was just too much else to soak in coming from all sides. A few minutes stolen here or there for some...


nupastel / newsprint

charcoal / newsprint

charcoal on icky charcoal paper. Anybody have a favorite, smooth, toned paper they like for pastels & charcoal?

What can I say. It was very late.

21 comments:

Alex Fleisig said...

oh wow... that color one is really powerful. great contrast with the eyes... such an awesome color in the bronzish head part too.

marcobucci said...

Friggin' awesome dude. You can easily see the inspiration in these. Always nice when people post traditional stuff!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, Mark! Sounds like a cool workshop, thanks for sharin'. You gonna post any tutorials, in-depth report?

Anonymous said...

wow great work Mark!! from the posture to the colors, everything looks great here!! I'm kind of fond of your art man!

Anonymous said...

These are really wonderful :) You have a great way with making it all look so finished, while still keeping things loose.

robertc said...

goodness gracious... these are all amazing! truly inspiring, mark!

Antimatty said...

really awesome blog man, great work. keep on trucking.

Jeremy Canton said...

Wicked, Mark! It's always great to see traditional stuff. My fav is the third portrait.

On a side note, whats your favourite painting program? Are you a photoshop, painter, sketchbook, combination, or other, kinda guy? Thanks!

mike said...

wow. that sounds very cool, mark. and thanks for the link. these drawings are excellent!

Oliver Chipping said...

Wow! I love this robot er.. skin covered half mechanical... whatever! Great painting! I love the color.

RoB said...

WHOA!~ Awesome job on all your drawings here! That Robot one is just awesome! Great use of shapes and forms with minimal line on those charcoal pieces! Fantastic Blog here Mark!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!~

~!WoOtWoOt!~

.:ChAOSBOY:. said...

really impressive.
great sketches!

Adam Ford said...

Great stuff Mark. I really dig that robot.

Todd Harris said...

Nice job on these Mark. Have a great new year man!

tygriffin said...

Favorite toned paper for pastels? Hmmm... For quick projects, I generally use Strathmore, but in the past for commissioned projects I've used Hahnemuhle colored papers or boards, or Wallis Sanded (painful for my fingers and I'd scrape away my finger ridges, but the sanded paper didn't really require fixative and you could really layer the pastels).

Andrew Glazebrook said...

You're allowed to saty up late and work when you're drawing things with glowing eyes !!

mike said...

Nice!!!

Anonymous said...

455025260

Anonymous said...

http://www.70904123.com

Anonymous said...

416558171

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.833277124.com]833277124[/url]