PDA

View Full Version : Sketchbook Thread of Krispee


krispee
07-21-2006, 04:34 PM
Hi
was encouraged to start this from participation of the 50 Head thread, i guess it was overdue.......most of the paintings here will be work created in Painter with some odd sketches thorwn in and will be mostly master studies in one form or another.....
so, here we go.....
couple of sketches to start with.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_1.jpg

DYCK, Sir Anthony Van
Porrtrait of the Sculptor Duquesnoy (?)
1627-29
Oil on canvas, 77,5 x 61 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels



http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_2.jpg

BOTTICELLI, Sandro
Portrait of Dante
c. 1495
Tempera on canvas, 54,7 x 47,5 cm
Private collection


and also a digi work from painter.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_8.jpg

ALLORI, Cristofano
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
1613
Oil on canvas, 120,4 x 100,3 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor


krispee

krispee
07-21-2006, 04:40 PM
3 more from the 50 head study....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_4.jpg

DÜRER, Albrecht
The Apostle Philip
1516
Tempera on canvas, 46 x 37 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_6_finished.jpg

CELLINI, Benvenuto
Bust of Cosimo I
-
Bronze
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/50heads/head_9.jpg

CORDIER, Nicolas
Bust of St Peter
1608
Marble
San Sebastiano fuori le mura, Rome


thanks for looking.....

krispee

Rebeccak
07-21-2006, 04:49 PM
krispee,

It's fantastic to see your thread up! :) Great to see all your work collected together ~ wow, when seen as a group, it really has a lot of impact. :thumbsup:

It would be great if you could tell everyone a bit about your art training and background. Also, I encourage you to post all of your OFDW work here as well. :) You're more than welcome to post WIP to your own Anatomy Thread. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

krispee
07-21-2006, 04:57 PM
oh, lol, yeah that would be good, i`ll look up my old work and get posting soon......i haven`t any wip`s for the 50 heads but i`ll post some of the OFDW ones......i might even post some of my doodles, quick imaginative scribbles......
i did post an question in the 50 head thread about having the anatomy thread link at the bottom, is that part of oyur signature or something, is that how it works...?

anyway, thankyou for replying, i know you are busy......i`ll try and have a look around at what everyone else is doing soon.....

krispee

Rebeccak
07-21-2006, 07:06 PM
krispee,

I described how to create a signature link here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3725924&postcount=953). Let me know if you have any questions! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

krispee
07-22-2006, 08:05 AM
rebecca: cheers for the link, got it!


wip from the master copy series.

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/ofdwmastercopy_rembrandt1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/ofdwmastercopy_rembrandt2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/ofdwmastercopy_rembrandt3.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/ofdwmastercopy_rembrandt4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/ofdwmastercopy_rembrandt5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/ofdwmastercopy_rembrandt6.jpg

kris

krispee
07-22-2006, 08:08 AM
and a sorolla head study, again from the master copy series.....


http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sorollaheadstudy_wip1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sorollaheadstudy_finish.jpg

kris

krispee
07-22-2006, 08:13 AM
and some of my pencil doodles.......no ref....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/unshaven.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle14.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle15_long.jpg

thanks for looking.....

kris

krispee
07-22-2006, 08:26 AM
forgot the art background thingy.

um, i guess i started doing art seriously about 5/6 years ago, roughly speaking, before that i hadn`t really done any art except for my school years, a long time ago, too long :scream: . i was doing a lot of computer art in my spare time and someone suggested that i do some conventional art, pencils, charcoal, that sort of thing, as he said it would improve my art in general, he wasn`t wrong. as soon as i started to just draw, anything really, i was hooked and decided to spend as much time as i could drawing.
as an aside i haven`t had any formal art training as such, except for some life drawing sessions.
i moved on from that into oil painting and then, ironically, back into the digital arena, an area i left some time ago, with a much better understanding of art in general, although this time i worked in the 2d area (instead of the 3d art i used to do, bryce, truespace, max, that sort of thing) using photoshop and painter.
i guess that`s pretty much it, for my art story anyway. i`ve included 3 examples of my art below in the 3 areas that i mentioned above; pencil, oil, digital.

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/ludmilla.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lostinthought_paint.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/kaylee_berry.jpg

kris

Rebeccak
07-22-2006, 02:38 PM
kris,

No problem, it was great to take a look at your website! :) You have a lot of good work there, and a lot of potential to do some really great work. IMHO I think that the main thing you need to work on is getting more value range and 'punch' into your works, and also introducing your own personal themes into your images ~ would love to see you do a series of self~portraits or portraits of people with whom you are familiar. I think that you have good observational skills that might be taken to the next level if you can work from life and really punch up the emotional kick of your images. Looking forward to seeing your progress here! :)

Threads which you may have already seen but which you may enjoy are:

Anatomy Thread of razz (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=352287)

Anatomy Thread of Icey (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=308208&highlight=icey)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

krispee
07-22-2006, 03:11 PM
rebecca: cheers, the personal theme area, stuff like the oil painting above (a friend who posed for me) entitled 'Lost in Thought' and an idea i took from inception to completion, is the area i`m aiming for now, i guess you have to go through all the other stuff to enable you to complete your own ideas and themes....i`m also getting involved in the arts in my local area (local exhibitions and things like that) and starting to move into the galleries and all that stuff.......you have to start somewhere and that is almost always at the bottom in the arts, getting your foot on the first rung and all that jazz.....i enjoy doing my doodles which i want to develop, start getting more colour into them, illustrative and qwerky i guess you could call them, keep developing them, maybe do more conceptual art.....mine is a somewhat multipronged attack lol, if attack is the right word, doing some oils on a sky theme, my concept doodle stuff, and other ideas as well.....and i still have to hold down a job and do all this in my spare time.....i have a greater appreciation for all those who have to do that now......i want to keep constantly challenging myself and pushing myself to do better....

anyway, thanks for looking and the advice.....

kris

krispee
07-22-2006, 03:33 PM
and i thought i`d post some more of my crazy doodles.....


http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle17.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle18.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle19.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle22.jpg

kris

krispee
07-22-2006, 03:36 PM
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle26.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle28.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle11.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle8.jpg

kris

krispee
07-22-2006, 03:41 PM
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle70.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle72.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle68.jpg

kris

razz
07-23-2006, 10:36 AM
Oh my, you blew me out with all these works. I like the crazy pencil ones. Not really a style I'm into doing myself but I'm always having pleasure watching others do stuff like that and with a great amount of quality. i love the sorolla head study, the colors are awesome. Damn, I've started drawing seriously only when I've joined this forum. Not to mention that I was going to an art school, I wasn't doing much myself...so much time wasted...

I'd love to see more work from you! In pencils, oils and digital media :drool: Yeah, I want everything!

krispee
07-23-2006, 01:33 PM
razz: thanks for coming over and looking at my work, i have an eclectic sense of style, i like rather odd things i guess lol, perhaps that`s why i like drawing these strange characters.....but i do need to get better at working like that in colour, lots to learn yet, so much more......and it`s also nice to learn with others doing Rebecca`s 50 head study and OFDW studies, that`s been great, and you get to meet other artists as well.......

anyway i`m doing this digital painting of a friend of mine who lives in Hong Kong......i`ll post all the wip`s just in case anyone`s interested.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/painting%20vienna/viennachan_wip1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/painting%20vienna/viennachan_wip2.jpg

long way to go yet.....

anyway, nice to meet you, Razz.....enjoyed looking through your work....

kris

Rebeccak
07-23-2006, 03:56 PM
krispee,

It's great to hear about your background, and I chuckled at the 'multipronged attack' bit :) ~ indeed it's important to develop your artistic skills on multiple fronts at once, there's just not enough time to refine each area to perfection before moving on ~ so it's great to see you exploring multiple avenues simultaneously. :)

The main thing that will help you on all fronts in figure drawing ~ do you have access at all to live model workshops in your area? A lot of community colleges tend to have relatively inexpensive ongoing figure drawing sessions. I definitely encourage you to check out your local area to see if any are available. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

krispee
07-23-2006, 10:26 PM
nest wip...managed a little more work....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/painting%20vienna/viennachan_wip3.jpg

rebecca: i`ve done some figure drawing with live models, but there isn`t a great deal around in this area, not close by anyway, and as i live a little out in the country that`s important.......having joined a nearby town art society i`m hoping that it may lead to doing more figure drawing in the future, hoping to make some contacts etc, maybe in the autumn......it`s something i do need to do i agree, just haven`t had the opportunity for a year or 2.....

kris

FateBringer
07-23-2006, 10:50 PM
Hi Krispee

great collection of work you got here :)
keep it up.

Mark

ps. loved the doodles :scream:

Rebeccak
07-25-2006, 06:06 AM
kris,

I totally understand ~ I haven't done life drawing for quite a while myself. :)

Looks like your painting is going well so far ~ will be great to see how it develops. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

daWinky
07-25-2006, 06:27 AM
Hey Chris!

I've remembered to see your work already in the OFDWs, so I expected nothing less than good...and I'm not disappointed, really good work you've made here...especially some of the sculptures are great:thumbsup: !
But your doodles are a real surprise for me...looove them:bounce: , simple, convincing and soo adorable:) ...
Hope to see more soon!

Have a nice day!

-sabrina

krispee
07-26-2006, 09:44 PM
ok, another wip update....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/painting%20vienna/viennachan_wip4.jpg


cheers fatebringer, rebecca, and sabrina....here are some doodles just for good measure.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle74.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle71.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/nitpicker_wip1.jpg

kris

se7en-z3r0
07-27-2006, 03:56 AM
Cool stuff in here. The head are coming along great and the sketches are really funny - in a good way : )

daWinky
07-27-2006, 05:23 AM
Morning Chris!

Just stopping here to say it again: these doodles are great, I really enjoy:thumbsup: ...
Keep posting!

Cheers,

-sabrina

demented
07-30-2006, 09:09 AM
Hey Chris

thanx for the kind words in my sb.

You wip is coming along nicely - like the colours you've decided to use; and the doodles are very imaginative - remind me of Tim Burton's stop-motion works. Great peronalities, well represented.

keep 'em coming man
ciao

- d.

razz
07-30-2006, 02:15 PM
You really know how to use a pencil. I like the way your sketches look, good use of darker and lighter lines. Funny and with a great style. But I like the face which is more realistic the most. You know, I'm more into that side :) The painting is coming along nicely. Great job!

Cernew
07-30-2006, 03:22 PM
Your WIP is delveloping very nicely. I like it!

krispee
08-01-2006, 10:49 PM
ok, just a quick update on the WIP......


http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/painting%20vienna/viennachan_wip7.jpg

will try and get to post some other stuff and answer things and such soon....

kris

Mal-1
08-02-2006, 07:38 AM
This has come along very nicely, and you have captured the light extremely well..nice going Kris.

krispee
08-02-2006, 03:34 PM
cheers, Mark, i`m going to call it quits at this stage, someone over at A&A mentioned keeping the background loose and girl tight i`m going to do just that.....

kris

krispee
08-08-2006, 08:50 PM
i finally got around to doing another scribble......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle75.jpg

kris

daWinky
08-11-2006, 06:30 AM
Hey Chris!


http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/painting%20vienna/viennachan_wip7.jpg

I really like how this piece comes along now. A good idea to keep the background more sketchy while working out the girls face properly, nice effect! And the hair is looking so naturally, great work:thumbsup: !
Ah, btw: your doodles are unpayable...:D

Cheers,

-sabrina

krispee
08-13-2006, 06:38 PM
Ah, btw: your doodles are unpayable...
um, not sure what you mean by that lol......

few more doodles....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle80.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle76.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle77.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle78.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle79.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle81.jpg

kris

razz
08-13-2006, 07:00 PM
Nice, confident lines in the doodles there, Krispee. You should look for the works of Bob Kato. He does some great caricatures. Cartoony style. I don't think it's very similar to yours, but I do believe it's worth a look. There are gnomon dvds of his too. I hope this guy will inspire you :)

Cyanid
08-13-2006, 09:52 PM
ownage shit, you should render some of yer doodles.
very nice sketchbook!

-Cya

krispee
08-14-2006, 07:03 PM
razz: thanks man, had a look for all things Kato and didn`t find much, except for the gnomon dvd stuff.....that looks good though, i can see why you thought i`d like him......has he a website?

cyanid: ownage shit
i`m not sure what you mean by that, Cyanid, but i did colour in a couple of my doodles, still early days for me in that area and a lot of other stuff to do....i`ll post a couple see what you think......

kris

krispee
08-14-2006, 07:09 PM
ok, some colour ones, not there by a long way yet and no ref at all.......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle38.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle39.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/doodles/doodle69.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/baruti_wip1.jpg

not really at all what i`m looking for here but i`ve only done a few colour digitals without ref so a great deal to learn yet......
kris

krispee
08-14-2006, 10:26 PM
thought i`d post a few quick sketches, firstly 3 studies of hands from Loomis` book Head and Hands.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/loomishandstudy_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/loomishandstudy_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/loomishandstudy_3.jpg

and a few of some girls i`ve gesture sketched while surfing.....all from ref.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_10.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_11.jpg

some more of these to come....

kris

krispee
08-19-2006, 01:21 PM
more gesture girls.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_12.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_13.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_14.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_15.jpg

comments welcome...

kris

krispee
08-19-2006, 01:22 PM
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_17.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_20.jpg

kris

demented
08-19-2006, 01:29 PM
Hey man, sorry for not dropping by often - still owe you some vists from way back when!

Some very convincing studies mate - really impressed. Great sense of rythm, think you might want to try and take them progressively further each time, making sure not to lose this wonderful rythm. You might also want to take a lot at Rebecca's Opposing Curves article in her signature - very helpful in understanding this!

The hand studies look good, but I'd suggest a detailed study of the bones. Because there are so many areas on the hand where bone meets skin, it's very important to understand the bones.

Overall wonderfull progress here! Keep it up mate!
ciao!

- d.

SpiritDreamer
08-19-2006, 03:16 PM
Hi...Krispee...:)

Was just enjoying your thread...nice combinations of styles...really like your paintings.
Might be nice to see your imagitive side put into a real setting...done in oils, and your realistic
figures put into an imaginary setting...done in oils...just a thought that crossed my mind..:)
Like those latest gesture drawings....the woman pulling up her sock is my favorite...has an action, not just a pose...that's just me though...I like action and movement in the gesture.
Looking forward to seeing where you take your art, or should I say where your art takes you..:scream:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

krispee
09-07-2006, 09:52 PM
demented: thanks for dropping in, dude, i`ve a quick look at rebeccas great work on opposing curves, after reading that i started to look at muscles in real life and it works every time.....i`m going to do more on those gilrs sometime, just hard at it for the moment....

spiritdreamer: cheers for your comments, also looking forward to seeing where it all takes me, its a great journey....will be abck soon with more sketches and stuff, just a lot to do for the moment.....good ideas on the imaginary front, will def try sometime....

kris

krispee
11-04-2006, 03:11 PM
haven`t been here for a long while due to general busyness in the art department, exhibition involvement coming up and have started a life drawing course....i`m going to try and post some of the life drawiing stuff here for a while, keep track on my progress, although we are trying a lot of different things.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lifedraw/lifepencil_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lifedraw/lifepencil_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lifedraw/lifepencil_5.jpg

and a 2 colour brush sketch...

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lifedraw/2colourpaint_1.jpg

comments welcome....
krispee

NR43
11-04-2006, 07:55 PM
good to have you back krispee
looking forward to see more :)

razz
11-04-2006, 08:05 PM
Aah, everyone's going to a life drawing course! I want to go too!
Looking forward what more will you show. Great seeing you here again :)

krispee
11-04-2006, 08:09 PM
thanks NR43 and Razz, nice to be back......it`s really been fun to get back to life drawing, and it does really sharpen up your drawing skills....it`s scary at first but good fun....

krispee

Rebeccak
11-04-2006, 08:21 PM
Hi krispee,

Good to have you back! :) Since you're getting back into life drawing, you should take a look at this great thread which I think you'll enjoy:

Sketchbook of AztcFireflower_Figurative 'n' other Stuff (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=423957)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=423957

Looking forward to seeing your progress. :)

krispee
11-05-2006, 02:02 PM
rebecca: well, yes, thanks for the link, that`s excellent work isn`t it, love the use of charcoal....i`m just getting back into that medium with my last session so will post that soon, and he is fortunate enough to get a bit more time if he wants longer studies, we only get the 2 hours and then that`s split up into usually 2 x 20/25 mins and 1 x 45/55 mins, give or take......but that`s still really great and very useful, i can still do some good studies so no complaints.....

krispee

krispee
11-07-2006, 07:52 PM
so, 2 charcoal studies and 1 very interesting ink study....black ink painted with a thin strip of wood, first time for everything lol

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lifedraw/lifecharc_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lifedraw/lifecharc_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lifedraw/lifeink_1.jpg

krispee

CGTalk Moderation
11-07-2006, 07:52 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.

krispee
01-04-2009, 04:53 PM
Ok, my other anatomy thread was closed due to inactivity, with just cause i admit lol, i was rather absent :shrug:
so, starting another thread for various works [i know this forum is mostly for digital works but was hoping you guys wouldn`t mind me posting my oils and sculptures], in the hope that i can persuade myself to keep it up for once:wip:

so, here we go:
couple of painter digital paintings.....
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/wash.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/viennachan_digi.jpg

an oil painting....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/steveshaw_paint.jpg

and a couple more digi`s, first one a quickie the second for all those lovers of firefly and Serenity a montage study of the girls from Joss Whedon`s masterpiece....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/stevesdad_digipaint.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/serenity_girls_finish.jpg

ok, that`s all folks, hope you guys will indulge my eccentric tastes :D

Kris

Rebeccak
01-04-2009, 05:07 PM
Nice to see you back! :) If you want, I can merge your two threads, the thread closing thing happens automatically after a year, but if you want I can combine the two into a thread that will be chronological. Up to you. :)

Great stuff, love that top piece especially!

krispee
01-04-2009, 05:32 PM
thanks, Rebecca, actually that`s a great idea, was looking to edit my details to alter that anatomy link, as it wasn`t pointing to anything important anymore, but merging will help, that`s awesome.....
is it ok to post my sculpting work here as well?

kris

Rebeccak
01-04-2009, 05:39 PM
Hey kris,

Your threads are now merged as one into your older SB - whatever you want to post is great! :)

-R

krispee
01-04-2009, 05:40 PM
thanks, Rebecca :cool:

kris

krispee
01-05-2009, 03:54 PM
ok, some pics of a new project, a clay bust, around 15 inches high, no reference except for some anatomy ref. from Jeno Barcsay, mostly from imagination.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/joebloggs_wip1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/joebloggs_wip2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/joebloggs_wip3.jpg

sorry about the quality of the pictures.....also noticed some little things that need some attention, corners of the mouth, the bags under the eyes aren`t quite right, couple of areas around the neck, sternomastoid and collar bone need attentiion i think a little....
anyway, comments welcome.....hoping when i`m finished that i will be able to post this on the main part of the forum as well......

kris

NR43
01-06-2009, 08:06 AM
Dude, post all your traditional pieces if you like!
Traditional media are encouraged here as much as digital media :)

I like the sculpture.
The chin seems a bit short (profile view) and the neck a bit thin (frontal view).

Aviva
01-06-2009, 11:46 AM
Oh my Joss, it's Wash! And the Serenifly girls!! Ok... restraining my fangirliness ;) Great job on capturing their likenesses - the girls all look quite worried/afraid.

The bust looks like it's comming along well. I wanna play with clay now - it looks like fun. Welcome back!

krispee
01-06-2009, 03:15 PM
thanks, NR43 and Aviva, i love Serenity and Firefly:applause:
you know what i think is wrong with the bust, the mouth is too low, not a lot but just a tad, the distance from the nose to the chin is equi distant with the top of the head and the nose etc etc, but that would mean that the mouth is a little too low, to be honest i may leave that bit alone as it is only a practice, not even going to fire it....i`m with you on the neck, it is a little thin, but changing that would mean adding to the back of the head as well so i may keep that in mind for the next head......
you must have a go, it is enormous fun and you get to see real things in real 3d, really helps your work.....

kris

anandpg
01-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Hey Chris! Brilliant stuff, dude!!:applause: Have a great year!:thumbsup:

krispee
01-06-2009, 06:23 PM
cheers, anandpg....

kris

SpiritDreamer
01-06-2009, 10:24 PM
HEY Krispee...HAPPY NEW YEAR..:)

Nice to have you back in this forum...just went through your thread, again...really enjoyed the journy..again..:)
Your making me want to go out and buy some clay...LOL..Been a few years since I have done any real life sculpting..I used to really love it...can't beat that hands on feeling that is missing in digital...Will have to just go out and buy myself some tomarrow..the more I think about it..THANKS for the inspiration..Krispee..:)
Looking forward to seeing lots more of your work..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Intervain
01-07-2009, 02:16 AM
YEP Happy New Year and more sculptures please ;) Cheers:beer:

krispee
01-08-2009, 05:33 PM
cheers, Magdela, and, Glenn, it is so much fun, getting your hands dirty and feeling like you are closer to your art, in a way......and clay is so inexpensive, 25kg bag is only around £6 over here.....
definitely post more sculptures, starting another very soon, maybe over the weekend, i may even have a go at Sculpey.
anyway, posting some Frazetta studies i did a short while ago, really love that guys work.

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/deathdealer.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/tarzan.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/tarzan_sketch.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/sketch4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/sketch3.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/sketch2.jpg

cheers
kris

krispee
01-18-2009, 01:21 PM
some new sculpts......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/ear_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/lips_1.jpg

and a concept character in Sculpey....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/moonman/moonman_3.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/moonman/moonman_1.jpg

neck and shoulders need a little work yet, and then it will need firing......

kris

yarabe
01-18-2009, 01:35 PM
Hi there Krispee, just stopped by to read your thread. Wow, all of your work looks great! I like those doodles very much! They make me smile! Looking forward to your next posts!

krispee
01-18-2009, 02:50 PM
cheers, yarabe....
a new painting i`m working on, oil on canvas, 40 x 20 by 7.5 cm deep....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/faceoftwohalves.jpg

kris

Rebeccak
01-18-2009, 03:05 PM
The ear is great! I even like that sort of mixed media feel it has to it with the backing showing through.

krispee
01-18-2009, 07:33 PM
cheers, Rebecca, guess it does have that sort of look to it, although at the rate it is cracking there may not be anything left of it soon lol

kris

razz
01-18-2009, 07:44 PM
Woow, I love those studies after Frazetta!! Been doing some after him myself, still am at the moment, haha, will post soon. I have two of his books. Must say, definitely worth the money, even if you could find most of his work on the net it's crap in quality, unlike in the books, it's awesome in there. Just gotta get my hands on some prints of his work and decorate the room with death dealers!!
Nice sculpts also. Sort of the stuff I'm more used to seeing done out of polygons, not sculpey or clay. I like the ear in particular.
Give us more!!

krispee
01-18-2009, 07:56 PM
cheers, Razz, haven`t got any books by Frazetta, would love to though, bet the quality of the paintings is great, maybe on my wishlist lol....am getting the Massive Black volume 1 artbook, that looks cool......
guess there are so many more people out there doing 3d modelling [especially zbrush] rather than the conventional stuff but i am loving getting my hands dirty with the clay and the sculpey, mind you sculpey is weird stuff to work with.....i used to do a lot of 3d stuff using truespace and bryce and 3d studio, nothing for a long time now though.....

kris

Intervain
01-19-2009, 01:11 AM
woah Chris awesome stuff - the sculpts are really great and I love your Frazetta studies :buttrock: Keep rocking!

alenah
01-29-2009, 08:58 AM
hi, beautiful thread - and beautiful drawings!
a.

krispee
01-29-2009, 03:25 PM
Hi Alenah
thanks for comments, very kind.....

kris

NR43
01-29-2009, 04:34 PM
Been way too long since I was here!
Awesome sculpts!
Looking forward to see the outcome of that oil painting!

krispee
01-29-2009, 06:41 PM
cheers, Johan, trouble is there are so many great sketchbooks to look at :argh: ....i`m on another bust now so all my new paintings are lagging behind......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/inara_digi.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/malandgun.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/mof_wip/finished.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/mop_wip/mirrorofpink_digiref.jpg

kris

SpiritDreamer
02-18-2009, 11:13 AM
HEY Kris..ALWAYS a pleasure and great adventure going through your sketchbook :)

I REALLY like the colors that your exploring in those last two posted...:thumbsup:
Maybe blend the reflections of the clouds in the top scape a little or put an indication of a ripple across the waters surface..just a passing thought on that one..But the colors are a knockout combination..Remind me of the colors I see in the sunsets over Boston Harbor where I live.
There is an artist who did some FANTASTIC Boston Harbor sunsets ...He captures the effects of twilight really nicely..His last name was... LANE..I can't remember his fist nane at the moment...But if you get a chance to, .check out his work...You should be able to find him on ithe internet I think..:)
Anyway Kris...Looking forward to seeing lots more of your works..ALWAYS an inspiration for me..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

AmrutRaju
02-18-2009, 12:28 PM
Hi krispee,

Lot of inspirational work here, cool stuff ....:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

krispee
02-18-2009, 05:19 PM
thanks for visiting, Glenn, mine isn`t the busiest SB in the pile, and there are so many to visit aren`t there.....been working on another bust, this is to be fired so it is hollow inside, should be only around an inch thickness of clay, but i expect there will be a little more than that in places....the making of this has been the subject of a thread on another forum and has been the subject of much heartache and frustration lol

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sculptdemo/sculpturedemo_20.jpg

not sure how fine to finish her as that is very much up to the individual sculptor, Bruno Lucchesi for instance leaves his sculptures quite unrefined......

cheers for the comments on the Mirror paintings, as i call them, the whole point being the creation of a mirror image in the painting while still managing to give the painting that saturated feel, i love pushiing the chroma of the colours somewhat......the first of the mirror paintings you can see is actually an oil painting, i think it`s around 100 cm sq so not a small work, and it has been plagued with technical problems, mostly due to the actual canvas, which has conspired to cause various chroma spots especially in the blue of the sky, don`t know why it has done this but it didn`t stop it being accepted in an exhibition, just bothers me really lol
i may even paint the whole thing again....
as for the second that is just a digital study for my next mirror painting....
you have some interesting suggestions, some have said that, of course, a reflection is actually always darker than it`s original, but the whole point of the reflection was that it was, in fact, supposed to suggest a mirror, not a reflection, but a ripple line or 3 would work i think.....i`ll definitely give that a thought, cheers.....

kris

krispee
02-24-2009, 05:52 PM
finally finished my second head sculpture, some photos for ya......made of Terracotta clay and hollowed ready for firing, approx. size, 18 inches by 18 inches.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sculptdemo/sculpturefinish_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sculptdemo/sculpturefinish_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sculptdemo/sculpturefinish_3.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sculptdemo/sculpturefinish_4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sculptdemo/sculpturefinish_5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/sculptdemo/sculpturefinish_6.jpg

comments welcome.....

kris

vikramvr
02-25-2009, 02:14 AM
Wonderful sculpt kris, and great sketchbook, love your sketches and paintings..

NR43
02-25-2009, 05:11 AM
This is indeed a beautiful sculpt

If I may, the hair looks a bit flat to me.
I kinda liked the bold head better because the emphasize was more on the eyes than with the hair.

Nevertheless, I could never make such a beautiful sculpt so feel free to ignore this post ;)

krispee
02-25-2009, 04:17 PM
cheers, vikramvr, and, NR43, thanks for stopping by.....yes, there was something about the head without hair that was striking, i had the hair in mind from the very beginning so i thought i should complete it because of that, i`m so still learning here so maybe a bald head is something i could look at in the future.....

kris

krispee
04-12-2009, 08:22 AM
Glen: i`m stuggling to find the artist you mentioned whos last name you thought was Lane....found Fitz Hugh Lane, but he`s kind of dead [and he painted ships scenes anyway, very good though], and Miharu Lane, but could hardly find any work by that artist and those that i found weren`t sunsets.....so, anymore info would be cool.....

oh, and a new oil painting:

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/indianholy_finish.jpg

Kris

anandpg
04-12-2009, 04:08 PM
Hey Chris! Beautiful work!:thumbsup: The sculpt is coming out great, love the paintings too.. the first image on post #77 is especially well done!:thumbsup:

krispee
04-12-2009, 05:32 PM
cheers, Anand, unfortunately the bust has developed some cracks, not major ones but am having to try and fix them, hoping then to fire it soon, fingers crossed! lol

Kris

batte812
04-12-2009, 06:12 PM
Hi Chris, great sketchbook! A lot of nice paintings and it's great to see your sculpts developping! Keep going!

stridiggio
04-12-2009, 07:24 PM
H, nice painting style I like the portraits and the sculpt is fantastic too..cool work on it.

SpiritDreamer
04-12-2009, 10:25 PM
HEY Kris..:)
I like that last painting of the guy from India..great job..:thumbsup:
About the seascape painter..Hugh Lane is the one..:)
He did alot of Boston Harbor paintings..I've seen some of the real ones...Photos don't do them justice....His canvas size was big..real subtle kind of lighting captured on the ship sails, sky and water...Alot of twilight, which peaks and only last for a couple of minutes in Boston where I live..but those couple of minutes are pure magic as far as lighting goes..A hard thing to capture, unless you have a great memory and eye for the magic of twilight lighting,..or a camera, which he did not have at the time he painted those seascapes...:)
Anyway,...looking forward to seeing lots more of your works Kris..ALWAYS a pleasure and inspiration seeing them..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

krispee
04-13-2009, 08:23 AM
cheers, Batte812, Stridiggio, and Glen.....

Glen: ah right, i did wonder, Fitz Hugh Lane, he does do very subtle colours in his sunsets doesn`t he, and very accurate ships, although i did see one or 2 with no ships at all.....they must be beautiful to see for real, maybe one day i`ll catch up with one.....i was trying to read up on him, was he a student at the Hudson River School? pretty famous art school for a while wasn`t it, and he was on crutches all his life which was impressive.....apparently he was a leading figure in american 'Luminism', something which i`ve never heard of.....

anyway, i thought i`d post this link here as i found it very interesting, kind of blew my mind really, it`s metal printing, really didn`t know this existed, and i`m in engineering so i usually get to hear about these things....

http://www.exone.com/eng/technology/x1-prometal/index.html

Kris

NR43
04-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Love the folds in the fabric in this last oil portrait!

krispee
04-13-2009, 11:19 AM
cheers, Johan....

SpiritDreamer
04-14-2009, 12:37 PM
HEY Kris...:)

Imagine what Da Vinci would be able to do with that new metal printing technoligy...:scream:
About Hugh Lane...I never read that much about him,...I just like to look at the pictures...LOL..It doesn't surprise me that he was involved with the luminous movement though...His paintings have that magical effect to them, where the light radiates from within the painting itself, giving them a mystical kind of glow...Da Vinci was the master of it...I saw his Madona of the Rocks painting when it toured Boston in an exhibit of his works, that encluded mock ups of all of his machanical envisions/inventions a few years ago...BLEW ME AWAY...especally that one painting...pure magic...layer upon layer of thin color tints is the only way to achive that magical effect...Kind of like the way they used to put a pearled paint job on the cars...about 30 layers of thin coats/tints...you never see that kind of luster and depth of color anymore...The light reflectes back through the paint in a sort of magical optical way/effect....kind of like in the way that a humming bird or peacock feather does when placed in the sunlight...MAGICAL...:)
Anyway...Enjoying your thread, and looking forward to seeing more of your works..:thumbsup: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

krispee
04-29-2009, 03:01 PM
yeah, that metal printing is amazing stuff, DaVinci would have has a field day lol

anyway, just signing in as i didn`t want the old sketchbook to fold up and die on me again lol, won`t have anything to post for a while as i`m busy preparing...
anyway, stay safe folks...

kris

stridiggio
04-29-2009, 03:50 PM
Hey, Interesting link thanks for share it, cheers.

krispee
05-07-2009, 05:13 PM
couple of new sculptures for you guys....

Masks
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/masks_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/masks_3.jpg

PC Man
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/pcman_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/pcman_4.jpg

cheers

kris

krispee
05-27-2009, 05:55 PM
more works for the exhibition, not long now.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/barcashopper_finish.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/basrelief_face.jpg

the first is an oil and the second a Bas Relief......

Kris

gotahale
05-27-2009, 11:06 PM
Awesome work! I am impressed by you large breadth of work. Good luck pulling your exhibition together, it will be an incredible feeling when your finished!

krispee
05-28-2009, 03:32 PM
cheers, Gotahale......sometimes i can end up following too many ideas, i`ve been accused of being rather eclectic lol
the exhibition is nearly upon me, just a few things to do and that`s it, mind you i`ll probably say that right up to the last minute lol

Kris

krispee
06-07-2009, 04:35 PM
last painting for the exhibition.....oil, 80 x 40 x 8 gallery wrap....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/lostmoments.jpg

comments welcome....

Kris

Calc
06-07-2009, 07:36 PM
I'm really digging your oil-paintings! The one with the indian fellow is beautiful, lovely colors.
Thank your for sharing.

SpiritDreamer
06-08-2009, 12:11 PM
HEY Kris...Really enjoying your thread..I like the mask sculture..kind of has a feeling of surealism to it..:) The guy on the chair would look good sitting inside of the mask on his chair..Just a passing thought..:eek: :D

Really like the oil paintings..Nice moods, colors and depth...:thumbsup:
AND ALSO... HEY...GOOD LUCK WITH THE SHOW..:arteest: :thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Aviva
06-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Beautiful oil paintings :) Good luck with the exhibition!

krispee
06-08-2009, 05:28 PM
cheers, Calc, Glen, and, Aviva, yeah, hopefully see some of those red dots.....

Glen: you know i did think about putting something inside the head, no way the figure sitting with the chair would fit, too big, but was thinking of sculpting a smaller head, the 'real' person inside, if you know what i mean....time ran out on me though, you have to air dry sculptures for at least 3/4 weeks before you even think about firing them, so working things out ahead of time is important, i`m still learning this stuff though, so maybe another time....mind you if it doesn`t sell i might just do that.....
you mentioned surrealism, i do find that i can 'see' abstract in 3d, ie, sculpture, when to paint it is almost impossible, maybe it has to do with my engineering background, looking at component drawings and seeing them in 3 dimensions in my head.....

Kris

krispee
07-25-2009, 08:34 AM
Sheesh, haven`t been here for a long time....here are a couple of shots of my latest clay work called 'Rising'.....around 18 inches high, made of chocolate brown clay, hollow in the main 'bulb' if you like....currently air drying.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/rising_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/rising_3.jpg


just to let you know the Solo Exhibition went really well, sold a couple of works, but got some really useful feedback......
cheers for looking.....

Kris

AztcFireFlower
07-26-2009, 05:32 AM
Hey Krispee,

Nice to see creative energy going on in many disciplines.
Love the base relief!

krispee
10-03-2009, 06:04 PM
cheers, Aztec, just going where my imagination takes me at the moment, more sculpture shots to come soon......

Kris

krispee
10-31-2009, 05:22 PM
a group of new clay sculptures, the last a wip and all not pre-fired, from Chocolate Brown and Porcelain clays......
bit of fun for the first one, a face mug in the style of a toby jug, bit of an experiment really.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/facemug.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/floweringtoilet.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/flowertower.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/unknownsculpt_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/unknownsculpt_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/unknownsculpt_3.jpg

and a pan of the group, you notice the one on the left is mssing here, i`ll post a photo soon as.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculptpan.jpg

and the unfinished 'Taming Of Hercules'

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/tamehercwip_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/tamehercwip_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/tamehercwip_3.jpg

cheers for looking.....

Kris

NR43
11-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Just awesome man!
Keep rocking!

Schneesturm
11-03-2009, 06:44 AM
Umbelievable! I'm glad to see something like that! :thumbsup:

krispee
11-03-2009, 02:55 PM
thanks, Johan, and, Jaakko.......got to change the hand a little on the Hercules sculpt but apart from that i`m happy enough with it, just got to finish it....

Kris

batte812
11-03-2009, 03:19 PM
HGi Krispee, great sculpts! Keep going!

krispee
11-04-2009, 03:53 PM
Hi Bart, thanks for looking...forgot to add this sculpture earlier...

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/unknownsculpt_4.jpg

Kris

krispee
11-04-2009, 08:26 PM
finish of Taming Of Hercules...

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/taminghercules/hercules_5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/taminghercules/hercules_2.jpg

Kris

AztcFireFlower
11-24-2009, 06:12 AM
Great sculpts! The twining forms against the more upright figure makes a most interesting composition and contrast.

krispee
11-24-2009, 03:17 PM
thanks, Esmeralda, i`m really inspired by the Art Nouveaumovement, circa, 18090 - 1905, around that time, and in nature in general really......

Kris

AztcFireFlower
11-24-2009, 07:45 PM
Awesome! Me too.

krispee
03-19-2010, 04:45 PM
nearly finished a couple more Skyscapes....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/skyscapes/chasers.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/skyscapes/pinkthin.jpg

having had various successes and failures with the firing of the clay pieces posted above here are some of the results of both firing and glazing....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/fireflowerbud.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/spiralflower_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/floweringfruitglaze.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/fireflowervase_1.jpg

only the first and the last of these are a good enough design and colouring to work and then only the first is without a blemish that doesn`t consign it to the bin, it takes a long time from design to finished item with sculpting in clay, the firing process destroyed some of the pieces which is such a shame and really focuses your attention on getting your techniques right, and even then you can never tell at 1000C.....

Kris

krispee
05-26-2010, 03:01 PM
my latest work entitled 'Mercy' sculpted from Porcelain and Terracotta clays and now fired......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/mercy/mercy_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/mercy/mercy_2.jpg

Kris

krispee
06-06-2010, 08:39 AM
another couple of sculptures in my Fireflower range, trying to iron out the problems and get to grips with the glaze firing techniques which are a little different than just Bisque firing......
first is another Fireflower Vase the second called the Tubular Fireflower....the second photo of the vase Fireflower shows a closeup of the colours on the glaze while also showing you where it broke before glaze firing and where i glued it with a special high heat resistant glue that dries and bonds as if it were a ceramic......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/fireflowervase_4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/fireflowervase_5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/tubular_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/finalglazing/tubular_2.jpg

thanks for looking.....
Kris

krispee
07-06-2010, 07:56 PM
a more symbolic painting painting from me this time, 50 x 70 cm oil on canvas....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/thestruggle.jpg

Kris

krispee
07-07-2010, 07:29 PM
a few quick [and not so quick] random sketches......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/sargent_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_21.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/girl_22.jpg

Kris

krispee
07-07-2010, 07:31 PM
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/gesture_draw/sargent_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/girl_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/girl_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/girl_3.jpg

Kris

krispee
07-07-2010, 07:33 PM
http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/guy_2.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/carter.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/paradox.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/frazetta%20studies/viking.jpg

thanks for looking [or not, as the case seems to be]

Kris

AbuAmir
07-07-2010, 08:19 PM
You can be sure that people is looking but too lazy to write [or maybe some don't feel the urge to say something]. Keep going since you have what it takes to do it. I especially like your hatching style. Cheers!

NR43
07-08-2010, 07:29 AM
Indeed some great stuff here from you lately Kris.

The hand on the woman's buttox in post 124 put a big smile on my face :D
(There's a lot of Frazetta studies here or am I wrong?)


Will you paint the Mercy sculpture?
It looks beautiful!

I'm not a very spiritual person myself but I like the oil painting for it's great technical execution, although the waterdrop coming from his nose a just a tad over the edge for me (but perhaps that is the exact reason why you added it :D )
Would you care to explain a bit on the background/meaning of this painting (I assume there is since it's a symbolic piece as you stated)?

krispee
07-08-2010, 03:47 PM
thanks, Abu and Johan....doesn`t help that i only turn up here infrequently, if i posted more perhaps people would want to write, who knows......

Johan - no, i loved the different colours of clay in Mercy and wanted to show that off so that was intentional on my part, i like to see the natural finish a fired piece of ceramic gives you......
as for The Struggle, perhaps people have interpreted this for a solely spiritual piece but that wasn`t necessarily the intention, yes there is a spiritual meaning to it [a man struggling towards the light from the darkness, drowning in his own tears] but i was also thinking about the many difficult situations we are finding ourselves in today and he could also be a person looking for answers to their difficult circumstances, be they financial, spiritual, health, etc. etc.......
i left it open for some personal interpretation, but since it was the first time i had ventured into this genre i also wanted to keep it simple......the sweat and tears were fairly obvious, wasn`t sure it would be that obvious when i was painting it, hence the tear on the nose, perhaps i could have toned that down a little but it is an important part of the picture overall so overplaying that doesn`t harm it i think.....
now that i have finished it i am finding some other ideas presenting themselves, i love being able to bring something out from the dark [in itself a symbolic meaning] so i may look at painting another, a lot of sculpture to catch up on now though so it may have to wait......
yes, a lot of Frazetta, some Sargent also, two of my favourite painters.....

i love the new easel you built, very nice work dude, bit of stain or varnish for the finish?
you mentioned pigments further down, i was always told that there were 3 tonal staits; Tint, Tone, and Shade.
pigment + white = Tint; pigment + grey = Tone; pigment + black = Shade.

Kris

Tasp
07-08-2010, 06:07 PM
Krispee, I like your recent sketches along with your paintings and your clay pieces you definitely have a very rounded out skill set for creating pieces. I especially like the woman(?) in standing in the water with the sword, there's something about how the musculature is hinted at but not overly done that makes it amazing to me. The leaping swordsman has the same feel to me.

About people not writing- Speaking for myself, and as a beginner, your work seems very solid and I have very little to say about it other than it looks good. I don't think I can provide any critique or helpful input for you unless you have a specific question you'd like to ask. Also people on this forum are spread across the world and between timezones and jobs and family etc I think it usually takes a few days for a new post to be digested, read and responded to. I wouldn't get disheartened because people aren't giving you comments.

Keep up the good work

krispee
07-08-2010, 06:56 PM
cheers Andrew, thanks for taking the time.....i guess i`m just wondering if people are actually wandering through here at all, guess people are but just not posting, which is cool, just up to me to keep sketching....good incentive lol

Kris

killermachine
07-09-2010, 06:43 AM
Hey Krispee,
your doing great work man. the oil paintings,sculptings, sketches they are good and progressive. Dont worry about people not visiting you. i was also disappointed with people not dropping in my sketchbook then spirit dreamer told me not to b discouraged and kep working on. After all you made sketchbook so you fill it with sketches :wise: :D
In sketches i would encourage you to work a little more on form aspect. check out sketches of EM Gist and Kevin Chan you wil know what i mean:D
Keep learning, keep posting and keep enjoying
:buttrock:
tc
KM

SpiritDreamer
07-17-2010, 01:51 PM
Hey Kris :wavey: :)

Always a pleasure stopping by your thread and seeing your new creations..and your imagination at work.:)
Really nice set of study drawings..nice energy and technique in them :thumbsup:
Love that painting of the man in prayer and meditation..Powerful statment and piece..on PEACE..:thumbsup: :arteest:

Looking forward to seeing ..MORE..of your works..:)
TAKE CARE Kris
Glenn

krispee
07-17-2010, 03:56 PM
cheers, Killer, and, Glen.....i find that i often get caught up in my sculpture designs and forget to sketch people and faces like i used to, really need to keep it up....maybe i should post some of my designs, they`re a bit scribbly but good for an initial idea, i love leaving something unsaid when i sculpt something i have a basic design of, let my imagination have a little leeway.......
Glen: yeah, cheers, peace was something i had on my mind when i was painting it.......

Kris

DriftingEmber
07-20-2010, 10:44 PM
You probably get several people like me through here that stay quiet after thinking, "Wow, these are great! But... I can't think of any advice. What should I say?"

Love your latest sketches. I'm not familiar with Frazetta, and it's great to be exposed to new things through this forum. Keep it up!

bhaskar
07-21-2010, 04:31 AM
Hi Kris......Gr8 artworks in all the disciplines. I loved the mercy sculpture and wish to have it on my desktop. Good Going!

krispee
07-21-2010, 03:14 PM
cheers, Drifting, and, Bhaskar, thanks for stopping by.....Frazetta is really something, in a world that was heading for digital [especially the comic book industry, and already was in some cases] he bucked the trend and painted full on oil comic covers, amazing work, there is a website somewhere with all his work on.....
the Mercy sculpture is for sale, though undecided as to price as yet......

Kris

krispee
09-08-2010, 03:38 PM
couple of new works, i call them TileFruits, tiles with Bas Relief sculptures on them of various fruit and vedge, first two are Pear and Strawberry....very simple ceramics, 5 x 15mm of tile and around 20/30 mm [height] of Relief, fired with a glaze, and all wrapped up in a hand made frame made locally.......total size is 30 x 30 cm by 4.5 cm deep.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/tilefruit_pear.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/tilefruit_strawberry.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/tilefruit_combi.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/tilefruit_combi2.jpg

the last shot are the reliefs out of frame with the third one that the framers broke while trying to frame it, he was most apologetic but it`s going to be a pain in the butt to fix properly, ah well, i will try these things :idunno:

thanks for looking.....
Kris

krispee
09-09-2010, 12:42 PM
another of the Skyscape series, this one is 40 x 40 cm oil on gallery wrap.......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/skyscapes/turqoise.jpg

thanks for looking
Kris

killermachine
09-09-2010, 01:45 PM
great work on tile fruit series.i was watching clouds awhile back so i had to say something when i saw ur skyscape painting :) your capture of clouds is very cool. suggestion for next time,which is for me aswell as i was just starting clouds- when you paint clouds in detail(like you did), if you try imagining them as cotton ball slowly stretching you will be able to bring out the fluffyness of the clouds very nicely and the fibre like details in the end as well :arteest:

take care,
KM

krispee
10-01-2010, 10:06 PM
another in the series, getting a bit larger, 70 x 70 cm this time, gallery wrap.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/skyscapes/raindowhaze.jpg

thanks for looking....

Kris

NR43
10-04-2010, 07:41 AM
Liking these last sky paintings. Strong colors!

Any particular reason for the square sizes?
I love really wide paintings with skies myself... gives a feeling of extent, immenseness and peace.

krispee
10-04-2010, 03:35 PM
cheers, Johan, good point raised there, the main reason i am painting squarer canvases is because the last sales were on paintings that were squarer, i`ve painted longer works but they didn`t seem to sell (maybe they just weren`t in the right place), the other reason is that i have some square and off square canvases i can`t find a use for so i`m using them up on skies......but now that you`ve raised it it may be a good idea to do more pans......

Kris

NR43
10-05-2010, 09:17 AM
Yeah, variety is always good.
perhaps 3 square panels hung next to eachother could also give interesting results :)

SpiritDreamer
10-05-2010, 12:10 PM
Hey Kris..:wavey: :)

Liking those skyscapes..Vibrant Sunsets..:thumbsup:

Maybe have more of a gradation in the blues from top of painting to horizon ..darker value at top..lighter value at horizon..will give it that much more depth..Just a little thought that may be useful to you..don't know, but thought it worth mentioning...:)
Anyway..Great to see you posting again..:thumbsup:
Take Care
Glenn

krispee
10-05-2010, 03:20 PM
Johann: yeah a Triptych would be interesting, give you that panoramic feel......
Glenn: cheers....the last two paintings were partial sunsets, by that i mean that i cut them out of the larger photographic sunset i took, it means that you don`t see the darker blues/turqoises at the top as you normally would, might be a good idea to add that in maybe, nice idea and i`ll give it some thought as i continue working......
actually i may give the last sunset an update, i`m not completely happy with it, it needs more interest in the top half so i may have another go at it......

Kris

krispee
10-17-2010, 11:42 AM
ok, 3 more TileFruits/Vedge....

http://www.chrisblight.net/images/tilefruit_lemon.jpg

http://www.chrisblight.net/images/tilevedge_chilli.jpg

http://www.chrisblight.net/images/tilevedge_toms.jpg

thanks for looking...

Kris

krispee
11-06-2010, 06:46 PM
http://www.chrisblight.net/images/tilefruit_plum.jpg

http://www.chrisblight.net/images/tilevedge_beets.jpg

these are now in a gallery for their christmas exhibition, fingers crossed for sales....

Kris

razz
11-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Hey Chris, good luck with the sales! Those look like cute little reliefs to hang in the kitchen. Tell us how it went later :)

krispee
11-10-2010, 05:12 PM
cheers, Razz, for the kitchen maybe lol.....yeah, ex starts soon lasts `til Christmas, i`ll post any updates on that.....

Kris

Splinter
11-10-2010, 08:27 PM
I just had sometime to look at your sketchbook. I really like your sculptures, very interesting. I especially like the sculpture done at the bottom of post #66 and post #106.

krispee
11-10-2010, 10:05 PM
cheers, Splinter, thanks for stopping by....yeah, it`s a pity the sculpt on post #106 never worked out, broke during firing, maybe i`ll have another go sometime....

Kris

krispee
11-16-2010, 03:23 PM
well i was going to post something but it seems my site has gone down, ah well, the joys of the internet! :p

Kris

krispee
06-04-2011, 12:50 PM
just making sure they don`t shut down this sketchbook :wise:

Krispee

razz
06-04-2011, 06:12 PM
Well, show something! :)

krispee
06-04-2011, 07:42 PM
lol, hi, Razz, sorry i`ve been absent of late, been working hard on different fronts, have something completely different to show but not yet, haven`t finished it yet......

Kris

krispee
10-22-2011, 01:29 PM
Hi all, long time no see, i`ve been working on something comepletely new for me, a departure from my usual work......it`s really about the wasteful nature of humanity, i`ve always found it interesting [not to mention ironic] the way we can create a work of art from something that others throw away.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/odetomodern/odetomodern_5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/odetomodern/odetomodern_4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/odetomodern/odetomodern_7.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/odetomodern/odetomodern_3.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/odetomodern/odetomodern_8.jpg

it`s been tough here this last year, i haven`t sold anything for some time, thought it was time i did something completely different, something original i guess.....i had an idea to recycle old technology and use it as a medium to sculpt with, so i scrounged old tv`s, vcr`s, cd players, fax machines, printers, off friends and family and stripped them down and recycled them in a rather unconventional manner....it has taken me the best part of a year to get to grips with this, lots of r&d, blind alleys, etc. but i`ve finally finished it, and i`m really pleased with the way it turned out....i wasn`t sure what kind of category to put this in really, it`s kind of Recycled Realism i suppose, anyway here it is and i hope you have fun looking.....
regards
Kris

PS - it doesn`t really yet have a name, my sister calls it the 'Ode To Modern Man'......

DriftingEmber
10-23-2011, 08:33 AM
That piece is utterly amazing, both in idea and execution! I think you should be rather proud of it.

krispee
10-23-2011, 09:09 AM
thankyou, Ember, i am proud of it, it did turn out better than i expected......

Kris

SpiritDreamer
10-24-2011, 04:51 PM
Hey Kris..:wavey:

Love that piece, and the thought and idea behind it..:thumbsup: ...If it were to talk, I wonder what it would say..:banghead: :scream: :eek: ...Would be fun to put a tape player into it and have it voice some of it's opinions on humanity, technology, waste disposal and voice it's reflections of how it came into being, and where and how it might end up..:hmm:

Just a fun thought..:D

Take Care Kris..:thumbsup:
Glenn

krispee
10-24-2011, 06:01 PM
Hi Glenn, haha, yeah, it might have some cutting things to say i`ll wager lol....i`ve been thinking, due in some part to the things people have been saying, that it might be an idea to keep working on the piece until i get a part bust, that would cover the rod and base which some have said detracts from the work, i was thinking of doing that anyway so maybe i`ll keep going......

Kris

krispee
12-16-2011, 10:01 AM
Been working on some small busts using polymer clay and here are pics of the first one....the sculpture is 15cm high, the bust itself only 10cm, the head 5cm....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/oldsage_3.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/oldsage_4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/oldsage_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/oldsage_2.jpg

the clay is called Sculpey a polymer, or oil, based clay used mainly in the film or game industry. it also a unique feature among polymer clays, you can bake it in the oven. bake it a conventional oven for an hour @ 150c and it will go rock hard, so hard that you can drill it. pretty amzing stuff, odd to work with at first but you get used to it. there are other oil based clays, Chavant is another, i`m using that now so i`ll post the results and thoughts when i`m done. both Chavant and Sculpey are very fine so you can get lots of detail in your work. unfortunately you can`t bake Chavant in the oven it stays relatively soft, it`s usually used as a base to make something more permanent, like a bronze.

thanks for looking.

Kris

razz
12-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Cool! Real stuff, not polygons. I've seen THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2bsXC-uhXQ) yesterday and it reminded me how amazingly awesome sculpting is, out of clay or polygons. But having the physical thing must feel better :)
Keep rocking!

krispee
12-16-2011, 12:14 PM
i love working with something in my hands, guess i`ve worked so long with my hands [engineering] that it comes as second nature.....the guys in your video rock don`t they, seriously good stuff.....i love the work of Jordu Schell, don`t know if you`ve heard of him.....

Kris

Frejasphere
01-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Hi Kris,
Just stopped in to wish you a happy new year :)
Wow I really like your 'Ode to modern man' (I like your sister's name so going with that...) - the colours and materials are just great! And I like the way you've brought it all together to create a really interesting piece - it's like Glenn says, he seems to know a lot :) The old man is looking good too :thumbsup:

All the best & take care
a :)

krispee
01-06-2012, 04:05 PM
cheers, Annette, yeah might still do more work on the Ode yet(finish it using water based clay), but want to flex my creativity in the maquette and bust area for a bit......

Kris

NR43
01-07-2012, 08:50 AM
Love your out of the box thinking with the "Ode to the Modern Man"

The detail in the last sculpture is so subtle... highly enjoyable :)

Memorist
02-03-2012, 07:26 AM
i love sculptures, great work with the sculpy.

krispee
02-03-2012, 03:02 PM
cheers, Johan and Jeffery, got another sculpt coming very soon, using Chavant this time, very interesting clay but not as good as Super Sculpey........

Kris

krispee
02-05-2012, 03:10 PM
Hi all, a new mini bust, this time made from a clay called Chavant, polymer like Super Sculpey but you can`t harden this in the oven, stays soft which is a shame and has made me think that i won`t use it again unless i am making something for bronzing......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_6.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_3.jpg

it`s about 20cm high in total and from imagination, except for a few trips to google for some bodybuilding refs.....it`s not as smooth as the Sculpey bust due to the waxy nature of Chavant which really needs a hot gun to constantly warm the clay which i didn`t have so i just kneeded and smoothed as best i could......
just a shame i can`t bake it, i`ll just have to keep it out of reach so i don`t knock it over and ruin it.......

thanks for looking.....

Kris

CGmaciej
02-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Hi all, a new mini bust, this time made from a clay called Chavant, polymer like Super Sculpey but you can`t harden this in the oven, stays soft which is a shame and has made me think that i won`t use it again unless i am making something for bronzing......

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_6.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_4.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/chavant_neville/neville_3.jpg

it`s about 20cm high in total and from imagination, except for a few trips to google for some bodybuilding refs.....it`s not as smooth as the Sculpey bust due to the waxy nature of Chavant which really needs a hot gun to constantly warm the clay which i didn`t have so i just kneeded and smoothed as best i could......
just a shame i can`t bake it, i`ll just have to keep it out of reach so i don`t knock it over and ruin it.......

thanks for looking.....

Kris

Very cool!

krispee
02-06-2012, 03:24 PM
cheers, Maciej......

Kris

Memorist
02-15-2012, 11:18 AM
He looks great, how big is he?

krispee
02-15-2012, 05:17 PM
cheers, Memorist, he`s about 20cm high in total i think......

Kris

Memorist
02-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Great piece for your desk. Keep them coming look forward to seeing more.

krispee
03-14-2012, 06:53 PM
ok, been a while since i actually had my oil paints out but someone wanted a commission so out they came......
oil on canvas, 30 x 20 cm....
it was fun :grin:

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/markdogportraits.jpg

thanks for looking

Kris

krispee
08-02-2012, 08:04 PM
Hi guys, long, long, time with no updates.....a new bust, made from Sculpey again.....around 14cm total height with the base.....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/fatman_1.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/fatman_3.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/fatman_5.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/fatman_6.jpg

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/claysculpting/sculpey/fatman_7.jpg

thanks for looking
Kris

CGTalk Moderation
08-02-2012, 08:04 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.