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05-31-2006, 07:45 PM
Looks nice so far! Except the lightning on the upper lip, this looks wrong ;) You have to work on that.

Keep them coming ;)

05-31-2006, 08:31 PM
Wonderful update! The wrinkles in the clothing look great! I can't wait for the finished result, I love watching how you progress through your paintings :buttrock:

06-01-2006, 02:04 AM

Thanks for stopping by and for the comment! :)


Thanks so much! I do plan to *hopefully* add color once the grayscale is as good as I can get it to be. Thanks for the comments! :)


Yeah, LOL, got milk? :D


Hey, thanks a lot! :)

Well, I was digging through some waaaaaaayyyyyyy old sketchbooks and came up with this stuff, which I'm posting in the hope that it might be useful:




06-01-2006, 02:06 AM
more old stuff:





06-01-2006, 09:15 AM
Way nice stuff Becca! All this from Highschool?

06-01-2006, 10:04 AM
Your studies are beautiful (I'd like to see one day an entire body)
You're more and more confident with the digital tool, and your paintings remind me Lempika and some 1930's ambience. Are these master copies ? Do you plan to use color?

06-01-2006, 05:25 PM
Wow Rebecca

What I love most about these are those loose, free lines floating over the pages - somehow reminds me of those hanging notes in some classic symphonies. My favourites are the first one of the last post and the second one in the post before. When were these done? Highschool? Hope not - else I'm way far more behind than I thought!

Damn inspiring - thanx for posting. Totally worth the bandwidth, as always.

- d.

06-01-2006, 05:35 PM
Wooo!! Amazing! Incredible, Rebecca! But you know it already :D So, you were always that good.. :thumbsup: I like the line flow, and the shading. It gives me a kind of dramatic effect. Yeah, my eyes can see!

06-02-2006, 06:33 AM

Heya, thanks! No, actually this was college stuff, but not class ~ related, mainly doodles done on a car trip once, I think. :)


Thanks! :) The torso is a master copy, some of the other stuff is from books. I'm a bit obsessed atm with getting my values straight, after which I do plan to add color. Thank you for commenting on my work! :)


Thanks so much for your considerate comments! I always like to read them. :)


Thanks for your kind comments and for stopping by here! :)

Update on the head thingies:




06-02-2006, 06:56 AM
You're welcome - my pleasure.

Really really love how you are handling this one - one can easily see that the headdress isn't a lightwieght object, and heavily rests one his head, but the head thingies and decorations are light. The neck still seems a little flat but I realise it's still a wip.

Magnificant stuff - thanx for sharing.


- d.

06-02-2006, 12:07 PM
Looks still very nice and I still don't like his lip. He isn't really drinking milk, is he? :) I am interrested to see how far you will push this :)

Keep it up :)

06-04-2006, 10:17 AM

Thanks a lot! The observations about weight are really nice. I like your new avatar! :)


LOL, yeah I hadn't worked on the face in the last update ;) ~ decided to tweak a few things in the face here, though. :)

Here is my update for today ~ some work on the gun, mainly, and the headpiece thingies ~ 2 flavors, bw, and with a color layer on top:



Cheers, :)


06-04-2006, 10:53 AM
This painting is looking lovely Rebecca! :)

06-04-2006, 12:17 PM
Damn Rebecca - you're nailing this one! Love everything about it - especially like the colour layer. You've also nailed the whole feeling. Patterns on the gun look amazing, headdress and accessories look ubercoolio. This one really is coming together excellently.

Glad you like my avatar - believe it or not, it's a picture of my dog...

muchthanx for posting Rebecca! - got me totally psyched.


- d.

06-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Hey!wow, long time since my last visit here,hehe, how are you?!hope everything´s cool:thumbsup:

Very interesting this last work, like so much the pleats of the clothes, but the shadow of the nose...don´t know, the way you put it, makes the face a bit weird from my point of view. Maybe someone told you this suggest before.
Anyway, love the way you apply the brushstrokes too:)

(And I hope to put something here soon!haha)



06-18-2006, 09:21 AM
enialadam, demented, and Zalo,

Thanks a lot! :)

Well, I submitted my first piece to the CGTalk Gallery (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3642340&posted=1#post3642340):

http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/148587/148587_1150620886_medium.jpg (http://features.cgsociety.org/gallerycrits/148587/148587_1150620886_large.jpg)

A mildly colorized version:


Hi~res version:






Thanks to all who have participated in OFDW 017! :)



06-18-2006, 10:24 AM
What I'm really amazed of is how you've painted his shirt. Very awesome! It would be extremely amazing to see this in full color :)

06-20-2006, 12:09 PM

GREAT JOB on those values...really got that cloth to shimmering, and those handles...WOW
Nice detailing on that rifle also GREAT PAINTING....BEAUTIFUL WORK...:applause: :thumbsup:
Would have loved to see it in full color, but only so many hours in the day..:)


06-27-2006, 07:12 PM
A figure experiment ~ figure from imagination (no reference)
Apologies for the large post...just this once:



06-27-2006, 07:37 PM
ooh! that's creepy in a very cool dave mckean way!

06-27-2006, 07:39 PM
This picture is really nice - go on like this, hope there will be more experiments as nice as this one.

06-27-2006, 08:07 PM
Man, been I while since I've been here. Really love the OFDW entry - amazingly gentle style you have, or at least with these high renders. Would like to see some speed paints too sometime!

But! This last one rocks my boat. Truly killer work, Rebecca. d'you use photoshop or painter?
Muchthanx for sharing and for the tons of advice and tips and support.

- d.

06-28-2006, 01:09 AM
Yay! I want more imagination stuff from you in the way that you want more master copies from me. :)

pssst... send me updates!

06-28-2006, 03:32 AM
why am I buying art books? I'll just start sending money to you!

mind if I ask what the average size of your paper is in post 254? Your drawings feel
huge, larger than life.

Thanks for sharing your work it's Awsome.


06-28-2006, 06:32 PM

Thanks for dropping by! I do love creepy art, it's true. :D


Thanks so much for your comments! It's great to have you on the forum. :)


Hey, thank you! I use Photoshop primarily. :)


LOL ~ let's see more work from both of us! :D


Lol, thanks a lot! :) For the newsprint drawings, those are done on 18" x 36" newsprint pads. The sketchbook pages are from an 11" x 14" sketchbook. :)

Head #1 from the Anatomy Lesson Series (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=375031&page=1&pp=15) (Reference 046):


49 more to go! :)



06-28-2006, 07:52 PM
There you go Speedy Beckie, the first shot is yours !! The painting machine is on ... :eek:

I really like that one , always so smooth and clean , I wish I will be able to do half as good with maya ...

you've done already 1/50 of the deal ...

Can't wait for the others !

chears , :)


06-28-2006, 08:50 PM
Hey Rebecca

That one's awesome. Like Zapan said, smooth and clear, the way studies should be. Cannot wait to see the rest. This Anatomy class is gonna be a blast to follow, glad to be part of it. Muchthanx for organizing, muchthanx for this one.


- d.

06-28-2006, 08:51 PM
Thanks Stephcargot and demented! :)

Here is a minor update, I may call this one finished:


For anyone interested, here is a gif of the process (some of the steps are pretty funny): :)


Chee/ars, :)


06-28-2006, 08:56 PM
Ooo, Rebecca is starting to strike everything here :D I really love the way you're painting looks. Looking forward to seeing the other 49!

06-29-2006, 01:50 AM
Thanks for putting up the gif -- very interesting / useful for me. I <3 the piece from imagination, flayed or grass the debate rages ;).

06-29-2006, 02:04 AM

Thanks a lot! :)


Glad you like the gif! :) I'm going to get back to more imaginary stuff tomorrow I hope. :)

Here is my 2nd head, from Ref 001 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/001.jpg):




06-29-2006, 02:17 AM
Go speed racer! Go!
How much time are you puttin' in on each of these?
Nice job!
I'd enjoy seein' ya hit these analog style. :)


06-29-2006, 04:39 AM
Lol David,

Thanks, look who's talking! :)

Here is another WIP version: I never time these so I couldn't tell you how long I've spent...maybe an hour on this one?




Cheers, :)


06-29-2006, 05:43 AM
Damn Rebecca, your doing these faster than I can read. Great. They all look fantastic, will be saving all of them to my HD. Can't wait for the rest, but judging from these I won't be waiting long.

thanx for posting,

- d.

06-29-2006, 06:50 AM
you're thread is very inspiring. i envy your anatomical drawing abilities. hopefully in a couple of years (or sooner) I'll get there. anyways, i want to give you a suggestion on your digital stuff... i think you use way too much blur effects in your drawings. I think the blur effects just detract from the overall pieces. Try to use different brush types. I believe you are using Photoshop, right? The brush engine of this program is simply incredible, & i think you should just experiment a little more with it... you've got nothing to lose anyway... YOU ALREADY KICK ASS!

Keep it up!


06-29-2006, 07:46 AM

Thanks a lot for your compliments! :) It's great to see your participation in the Anatomy Lesson Series. :) Hehe it's funny because everyone thinks I use blur / smudge etc...I never do, I just paint with the airbrush (which some people don't like, but it's just the way I like working at the moment). ;) Textures to me are cool, but I'm more interested in rendering form. Hopefully at some point I'll be introducing more splash into my paintings. :)

As far as I got tonight on 050 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/050.jpg) (WIP):


06-29-2006, 08:20 PM
Well, there's a ton more that I could do with this, but I'm going to start a new one. From Ref 050: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/050.jpg)


06-29-2006, 10:00 PM
Sup Rebecca

This thread is going to become very popular if you continue like this. Think you really managed to capture this essentials and mood very well in this last one:thumbsup:, not getting shitty with all the nitty gritty like I always do.

Muchthanx for organising this whole thing - looks like hell running everything, makings round to everyone's thread and participating all at once. Muchthanks - appreciate it!


- d.

06-30-2006, 01:37 AM

Thanks a lot! You're doing a great job in the Workshop, keep up the great work! :thumbsup:

Here's a WIP version of my 5th portrait, from Ref 096: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/096.jpg)


06-30-2006, 02:45 AM
Argh, I would love to keep rendering this, but if I do I'll never do anything else:


gif of process:


Cheers, :)


06-30-2006, 03:33 AM
Argh, I would love to keep rendering this, but if I do I'll never do anything else:


gif of process:


Cheers, :)


this one is ROCK!:buttrock:

06-30-2006, 05:47 AM
Something I've come to realised is that all the good dudes and dudesses still use colour in their greyscale stuff. The variation in the intrinsic value of various things suggest different colours. All the great dudes and dudesses use the variations in intrinsic tonal value to suggest form, as you have done with the cloth in this last piece. The head itself looks wonderful, simply amazing, but there is a equally valuable lesson in the cloth too.

Thanx for sharing your progress shots too. Awesome stuff Rebecca, thanx for posting.

- d.

06-30-2006, 07:54 AM

Thank you! :)


ROFL, the word 'dudesses' had me in stitches...great post! :D Thanks as always for the kind words, I appreciate your support! :thumbsup:

Here's the start to Ref 066:

Cheers, :)


06-30-2006, 04:14 PM
Hey Rebecca

Glad you liked the dudesses.
Awesome work, hats off to you. Also planning on doing this one, so you need to finish up quickly so I can take and and put some quirky filter on and call it mine! :p:D

Hope to see an update soon!

- d.

06-30-2006, 09:57 PM
Hi demented,

Thanks as always! :)

Here is another WIP, Ref 073:


Cheers, :)


06-30-2006, 10:45 PM
'evening Beckie !

And we're talking about speed over here ? ... :surprised
I think it's the right time to respawn the multiple-arms-Rebecca picture , remember ?

All these studies ARE great !! I especially like the ladies (098 , 073) ... I mean wow !

Keep up the gorgeous work

chears ,


07-01-2006, 05:56 AM
Hiya Steph! Thanks a lot for the comments, of course you're always welcome here for some chearing. :)

Here's as far as I'm going to go on this one, from Ref 073:



gif of process:




07-01-2006, 06:54 AM
Hey Rebecca

awesome work! really love how you've handled this last one. really amazing stuff, keep at it. What about some traditional stuff from you too?

How many of these anatomy classes will there be?

thanx for posting, and thanx for the advice and support.

- d.

07-01-2006, 07:29 AM
Heya, demented,

Thanks a lot! Regarding traditional work, wish granted! :) I've been itching to do some for a while, so finally decided to get back into it. :) However, screwed up the one eye, so will have to fix that later. From 064, (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/044.jpg) ballpoint pen:


Regarding how many of these Anatomy Lessons Threads there will be, I definitely want to do more in the future. :) However, I will be at SIGGRAPH after the conclusion of the 50 Portraits workshop and running a CGWorkshop soon, so I will be unable to run an Anatomy Lesson until the conclusion of my CGWorkshop. I'll still be active on the forum of course (how could I not? except during the week of SIGGRAPH) :) but it may be a couple of months before the next free Anatomy Lesson Series installment. Thanks for stopping by! :)



07-01-2006, 07:26 PM
Man, you and a ballpoint pen are like Hannibal Lecter and a scalpel. Awesome work, definitely want to see more of these. think this anatomy class is the perfect oppurtunity to play around and experiment with everything that gets you to the final product.

thanx for the comments and crits in my sb - always appreciated! last ones aren't really a mix of traditional and digi - just used ps for color correction. will stay clear of washes too - muchthanx for the advice!

EDIT: lol - just saw your new avator: think you can expect a string of comments.


- d.

07-02-2006, 04:57 AM
Lol about the avatar. :D Well, demented, you might kill me for telling him not to combine digital and traditional yet, but here I've completely contradicted myself, and gone ahead and done that, something I've rarely done before, but like the result of: :D

From 069:


original ballpoint pen drawing:


gif of process:




07-02-2006, 07:05 AM
Wow the combination of the texture and digital medium is really splendid!

I must work harderrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

07-03-2006, 04:37 PM
lol - kill you? how could I? unless of course I become even more jealous of your amazing skillz - awesome work here Rebecca! But I'll stick with your first suggestion for now (of not mixing digi and traditional), since I haven't mastered either of the two like you have. I'd be learning a lot more by keeping them separate, I think.

The move has, however, worked out wonderfully for you - this digital feels alot more confident than the previous ones (didn't think that was possible!). Godly work, wish I had your ballpoint skills especially.

Muchothanx for posting and muchthothanx for the reply in my thread - appreciate it all deeply. muchthanx!

can't wait to see more, dudess!

- d.

07-03-2006, 07:07 PM

Ah, good, glad to hear it! :) Thanks always for the comments! I've migrated back to a digital piece, I'm definitely noticing how much longer it takes me to work out the basic drawing when working only digitally. There are pros and cons I think ~ I've grown too accustomed to the speed of digital to work traditionally nearly as often as I probably should, but working traditionally reminds slows me down and allows me to think and internalize things a lot more, which is why I enjoyed learning traditionally so much in the first place. I find that I even breathe differently when drawing traditionally, it's almost a bit of a meditative experience ~ as your thoughts are really directed toward a single goal. At any rate, here is my update. :)

It's been a while since I've posted something, here is my rather Asian looking version of a European bust, Ref #074 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/074.jpg): :D



Cheers, :)


07-04-2006, 07:52 PM
this thread is frozen!

time for an update. seriously.

Anyways: Wow - really loving the Asain looking bust - but then I like most of the Far East. The dude's quirkiness has been very well captured - always like characters that actually have character. Keep it up, eagerly awaiting an update.


- d.

07-04-2006, 11:32 PM
Hi....Rebecca.....Haven't said so lately....but really admirering your style.... TOTALLY belongs to ..YOU...:thumbsup:

WOMAN IN FRAME # 290 .....BEAUTIFUL, and BEAUTIFUL job of capturing her with light and
shadow...values....:applause: :bounce:


07-05-2006, 06:40 AM

LOL, can't a girl enjoy a patriotic National holiday? :D

Update time. :)


Thanks so much! Your comments are always appreciated! :)

Here's mine for the night, ballpoint pen, from Ref 099: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/099.jpg)


Cheers, :)


07-05-2006, 07:28 AM
Morning Becca!

Ah, great to discover your head studies all together...I'm amazed of both, digital and traditional pieces here:thumbsup: ! And always a pleasure to watch the gifs, Rebacca-at-work, very interesting!
But the real secret of this thread is: so much work here and I see you're almost everywhere in the forum, replying to all the threads...so, do you ever sleep:D ???

Have a nice day!


07-05-2006, 05:36 PM

Thanks for stopping by here! :) Hehe, sleep is overrated! :D

Argh, this one has nearly killed me! :scream:

Ref 055: (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/055.jpg)




07-05-2006, 05:59 PM
its awesome!
I love your shading...what size do you work on, and with what kind of pen/pencil?

good to see you produce artwork, beside all the moderating and critizising.

07-05-2006, 07:23 PM
hey Becca

damnit, keep forgetting it's a national holiday over there in the states. but it does remind me how great the web is, bringing peeps from all over the globe together.

Hehe, sleep is overrated! :D

Amen to that. sleep is like getting drunk alone - may feel good but an utter waste of time.


wow, really digging these last two - love how you are playing around with the anatomy. Making me think of DoctorBone's wierd and twisted marker faces, also his Domenicus drawings in a way. really working wonders with that pen - been staring at this last one for about 4, 5 minutes now - your line quality is unbelievable.

Thanx for the inspiration, and for not sleeping on the job :D

- d.

07-05-2006, 09:08 PM

07-05-2006, 10:23 PM
Ok Rebecca I'm going to ask you who that is - because you mixed digital and traditional after telling me not to - and then we are totally quits ;) :D.

Who is that? Who does he play for?

and.. um ...
what does he play? ;P

- looking for "soccer" in the d.ctionary


http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6624/welldonecopy3oo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

well done, hats off Rebecca.
(hope it's ok for me to post this nya ... if not I'll delete it no probs)

- d.

07-06-2006, 12:33 AM
Very cool interpretation of 55, it's interesting through an inspection of minutes instead of just seconds. It's really showing off how things feel like they 'wrap together' when getting all the pen strokes lined up. Did a pen sketch with some shading and had part of it done properly and part scribbled -- what a weird mess :) this definately helps clarify the idea. The density and structure of the eye area is killer -- 'odd' and non literal, but v. enjoyable.

07-07-2006, 05:44 AM
Wow Beckie!! Haven't been around much lately ... and I've really missed a lot of goodies here (not counting your avatar :D)
The ballpen drawings are amazing ... so strong. And I really find the mixing between the drawing and the digital painting interesting, I'd love to see more of that!

So, you find the time to make all this between the games, huh? Not bad at all :)

I found this one - and imiddiately thought of you... have a nice weekend!


07-07-2006, 05:52 AM
Amazing pen work here! I think I would go mad trying to keep the lines that clean and consistent. Does it take a long time to draw these? Also I noticed your sketches are stretched than you seem to compress them vertically before you paint over them. Is there an advantage of doing this, of drawing vertically stretched images, than editing them so they are not stretched?

Btw the paint technique is fun I just need to figure away to pull myself away from zbrush(digital sculpture!) and hibernating.

07-07-2006, 07:03 AM

Thanks, I use a bic pen like this (http://www.officedepot.com/pictures/sk/md/423590_sk_md.jpg) only black (they're just about the cheapest, which I find is best). I work in a sketchbook that is 11" x 14". Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement! And LOL thanks for the pic! :D


ROFL, in the avvy? The left person is Cristiano Ronaldo (OMG hot) and the right is Zitane. One plays for Portugal and the other for France. Ronaldo's not so popular right now, but that doesn't mean that he's not a total hottie. ;) LOL at the screenshot! :D


Thanks for your comments, I always enjoy hearing your thoughts! :)


We really miss you! Come around more often to play in the sandbox! Heh, it's hard not to be distracted by the...sports :D...but am trying to regain my focus, hehe. Lol, that ROFL gif is very fitting! :scream:


Thanks for your comments! Ha, the advantage to resizing a traditional image is that you get to fix your mistakes. :D No, there's no advantage to drawing things too long, that's called an 'error'. ;)

Ok, well I've been distracted due to the holiday, soccer, and some boring chore type stuff, but here is my update, both a pen sketch and a significantly reworked digital version from Reference # 080:





07-07-2006, 05:38 PM
Too few peeps here are returning the favor ~ thought I might make a stop once again.

Really really loving your lines - think I've said this but they make me think of music - they convey so much more than just the area and topology that they describe and travel along. really like that you're not going for visual likeness as you are going for emotive likeness. This one is strong, firm, exactly like both the actual sulpture and the actual sculptured. The digital and largely tonal translation is almost as strong if not equally - think you might want to push the contrast a tad.

Really love your work, glad to see you are chillin out and having fun along the way too.

and muchthanx for the support

- d.

07-07-2006, 09:57 PM

Thanks for the mutual support! :thumbsup: Lol, it's great how you always have something original and interesting to say. :) Much appreciated!

Ok, I had to stop rendering on this one, because it was making me obsessive and crazy ~ from 060 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/060.jpg):




Cheers, :)


07-07-2006, 10:04 PM
This error method sounds interesting. :thumbsup: I gather it would take me years to learn. Lovely lines although I think you should finish it. :-) An all pen one, it would drive you nuts! But it would be worth it. Just think its not as bad as doing one in pointillism. :-)

07-07-2006, 10:14 PM
this 50 heads thing is crazy.

I missed so much...:eek:

wonderful work, Rebecca.

07-07-2006, 10:56 PM
ahhhhhh.....such sweet release!
my favorite pen studies are back! this is so much of what i dig from you, rebecca....you've got to figure out how to translate this technique to photoshop. :)

07-08-2006, 03:55 AM
Rebecca.....WOW....WOW.....:scream: .......That last one makes me go blind...just thinking about it:buttrock:

BEAUTIFUL INK RENDERING....Best I have seen from you ....YET....:bounce: ...GREAT PIECE....:applause: :thumbsup:


07-08-2006, 06:14 AM
Rebecca, your work is stunning! Beautiful! I really love your style, its very refreshing to look at, and it inspired me to draw in my sketchbook alot more :) Ballpoint pens are soooo much fun to sketch with. :thumbsup:



07-08-2006, 07:16 AM

LOL, good, er, point about the pointilism. :D Thanks for your comments. :)


Great to see you back! There's still time to participate. Hope that you will find the time between dreaming of Danish women and soccer mania to post a few Portraits. :)


Lol, thanks. In truth, it seems silly to me to try to transfer this to Photoshop ~ if I want something to look exactly like ballpoint, I guess I'll have to use ballpoint. ;) But yep, there does need to be a bridge. :)


LOL, thanks! Heh, good to see you here, your comments are always appreciated. :)


Thanks! :) I think for a 3D person, sketches such as these can only help. It's great to have you on the forum. :thumbsup:

Some more pen sketches, from Reference 054 (http://anatomy.cgnetworks.com/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/Web%20Gallery%20of%20Art%20Images/054.jpg):





07-08-2006, 06:10 PM
Durer is already at the pinnacle of dudism and here you go and dudify him further. Or is rebeccafication? Either way, it looks astounding - can't believe what you're pulling off with that little pen of your. Everybody stand back with your oils and acrylics and wacoms and painter 9's and photoshops 7 and bursh options and opacity settings, make way for Rebecca Kimmel and her bic pen.

ciao, hope to see more soon.
and thanx again for the comments in my sb.

- d.

07-09-2006, 04:01 AM

Thanks as always for the kind words! :) I think you have definitely introduced 'dudification' into the lexicon. :D

Ok, about time for a digital from me:


Cheers, :)


07-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Hey Rebecca

LOL - even though I love the dictionary, he doesn't like me. Says I break his back.

Last one is ubercool - seeing a lot more confidence in the brush strokes, looks like your are getting where you want to be faster, without any hassle. As usual, not much to crit either... rock on, these rule.

EDIT: Was wondering whether it is legal to do the same head twice? Really like doing the scupltures right now but they seems to be running out too fast...


- d.

07-10-2006, 05:56 AM
Morning Becca,

ah, I love the van Eyck, a really strong face and it looks like you've captured it so effortless:thumbsup: ...

And what are you planning to do with your extra energy now without the hunky soccerplayers in your mind:D ...?

Have a nice day!


07-10-2006, 09:45 PM
Ok ... that last one rocks .... not that I'm saying the others don't ... but this one is so great to me !! .... I do love Van Eyck too ... I remember La Vierge du chancellier Rolin (http://www.insecula.com/oeuvre/photo_ME0000059123.html) , I spent several weeks at school studying that painting with all the details and all the meaning behind it ... That guy was unbelievable ...
You perfectly captured that face .... I'm so jealous ... life like even in B&W ...

Those ballpen sketches are awesome too ... I only regret you haven't complete an entire head in that way ... but I guess it's really long task and painfull to fingers ...

Anyway , keep rocking ...

chears , :)


07-10-2006, 11:26 PM
tight! i like dis one very much, my little frend.


07-10-2006, 11:31 PM
Hi Rebecca!

First of all, I think I do not have to tell you your sketches and all your stuff is awsome because you know this already :D So I am not going to spend time on formulating 1000 sentences and superlatives... just great!

Now we come to some other serious topic : Please marry me! *whoops* just a joke :)

So now another attempt:
As I am personally trying to get better with my color work I asked myself if you do other things than anatomy? Is there a little monster inside yourself which comes out every full moon and paints ... well maybe an environment? :D I would really be interrested in seeing some other stuff of you (maybe you posted some old work and can give me a link or something). Just to be able to say "Yeah I have seen it!" :) Ok now I am really excited what you are going to say ... so I'll leave it to that till next time :)


07-11-2006, 07:34 AM
Now we come to some other serious topic : Please marry me! *whoops* just a joke :)

LMAO ...:scream:

she is promised to the french nut already...:D

07-13-2006, 05:32 PM
The new stuff looks amazing!! Your pen + charcoal skills are sooo bad ass baby. If I had your skills I wouldn't use a computer, like, ever : p

07-14-2006, 04:56 PM
First, thank you for this anatomy forum.. u take care of it very well :)
Second, really nice drawings, love the caricatural style and the sense of form that gives life to subjects. The digital media drawings don't look as good as the others.. but you are improving..
Keep on doing this incredible job! :)

07-17-2006, 02:11 AM
Thanks everyone for the replies! I'm trying to be good about not posting without images (hard for me, as you can imagine) :D and being away from my computer for a week meant that I couldn't scan stuff, sooooo...here is my overdue update: :)

Some down time at the beach (lots of storms meant finding non~electronic entertainment) :D resulted in some pelvic action, I mean, a drawing of a pelvis: :)




07-17-2006, 02:14 AM
Well, I wasn't able to work digitally while away, which gave me a good excuse to work traditionally. :) Not a ton of progress from me (hey, I was at the beach!) :) but here are a few:




Pencil start on the same head as above ~ I literally haven't drawn using a pencil in years...(it's always either charcoal pencil or ballpoint pen for me if working traditionally):


Though not for this Challenge, here is a sketch from life:



Cheers, :)


07-17-2006, 02:24 AM
wow becca, your ballpoint pen sketches are jsut amazing, i love them very much :) definetly do more heads if you find the time :) on the other hand you cant have the time for all of that........ i mean.......... ah well you know.......... you life in a time vakuum or such?

heh, maybe you come around and do some oils again too *yay*

see you around becca :D

07-17-2006, 02:28 AM

Totally okay by me to do the same portrait twice! Thank you for your unflagging support! :)


Thank you! I don't know what to do now that the hunky soccer players are off the world stage...I will have to find another sport in which to summon temporary and superficial interest! :D


Thanks as always for stopping by here dear! It's a pleasure to hear such nice comments from such a talented former snail! Chears to you! :)


Sank you, mon petit illustrateur! :)

Originally posted by Trunks: Now we come to some other serious topic : Please marry me! *whoops* just a joke :)
ROFL that's hilarious! Thanks, you've cheered my day with that! :scream:

So now another attempt:
As I am personally trying to get better with my color work I asked myself if you do other things than anatomy? Is there a little monster inside yourself which comes out every full moon and paints ... well maybe an environment? :D I would really be interrested in seeing some other stuff of you (maybe you posted some old work and can give me a link or something). Just to be able to say "Yeah I
LOL, yeah, the current matte painting challenge is making me want to do 3D again...if only I could clone myself so I could participate in all that I wanted! :)


ROFL, you know it baby!


Thanks a lot! Your compliments mean a lot to me. :)


Thank you for your compliments! LOL, yes, I am here to learn as much or more than anyone else. :) It's an inspiration to see everyone's work!

Thanks everyone for your comments!



07-17-2006, 03:31 AM
oh man I could look at your work for hours Thanks for sharing. All is exellent but the 3/4 Eyes and nose in pencil really caputures my attention :thumbsup:
don't work to hard on your vacation!


07-17-2006, 07:38 AM
Some down time at the beach [...] resulted in some pelvic action


wow, erm,...tell us all about it...:D Sounds like a love song co-written by Syd Barret and Lou Reed...:scream:

your hatching on these heads, be it with pencil or ball pen is actually unlike everything I have seen.

It seems like every individual line is worth exploring and following with the fingertips. Through all of the amazing stuff I have seen you do this is the most impressive work, as far as I am concerned.

Wonderful work. Would be mindblowing to see you do whole figure poses in this elaborate style...


07-17-2006, 07:01 PM
hahaha....downtime at beach....pelvic action?!?! insert cheesy bow-chika-bow music here. -> did you confuse your diary for your sketch book thread? ;)
great updates! oh how i dig the pen work and glad you've got a trusty pencil in hand too! i just dig these. :)

07-17-2006, 07:26 PM
Yo Becca

always a joy coming nya! pencil work is very fine and sensitive - extraordinary handling of graphite. The pen is also a joy to watch - dunno how you excercise so much control over it. Blow me away.

Anyways I can see where this French nut thing is going. Come the Rugby World Cup and we'll probably be seeing Schalk Burger all over the forums (Schalk is the ugliest daftest bugger Earth has to offer). :D just kidding Becks

cya round,

- d.

07-17-2006, 08:07 PM

Thanks a lot for your kind comments! :) I really found it enjoyable to be away from the computer for a little bit ~ of course, being an addict, I couldn't tear myself away completely. :D


Thanks so much! :) Sorry to be so cheesy...if you met my family, you would understand why...:rolleyes:


ROFL ~ thanks! See above comment regarding the cheesiness factor. ;) It can't be helped! :D


ROFL at the title ~ thank you as always for your witty commentary! Unfortunately, I am not feeling very witty following the eating of a tasty sub sandwich...:D

Hey guys, I'm excited about being featured in the new edition of IT'S ART Magazine, a bi~monthly free digital art publication:

>>Click on link or image to be taken to the thread:<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=382373)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Anatomy%20Thread%20of%20Rebecca%20Kimmel/Its-Art-Feature-01_small.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=382373)

07-17-2006, 08:21 PM
I'm liking that tight pelvic action, my friend!

Seriously though....how do you get that lovely long & lean shading that you have going on there? Or is that one of your kimchee secrets?

07-18-2006, 04:57 AM

Lol, thanks. :)

Here is a new portrait ~ I had the art heebie jeebies today, don't ask...:D


Cheers, :)


07-18-2006, 05:43 AM
bah, im working my butt off in a smelly computer lab and your getting pelvic action and amazing results from your artwork! no fair!!!:D

I totally dig your unique style. Each of your drawings and paintings exert a really confident vibe. Really wonderful work!

/end spamage :D



07-18-2006, 09:48 AM
WOW...Rebecca.......POWERFUL EMOTION CAPTURED....PROOF that sometimes LESS is MORE

I think this is my favorite of yours so far. Last face posted.....the others are technically great, but this one goes way beyond that....kind of reminds me of the way Billy Holiday would put all of HER SELF into HER song, exposing her HEART, SOUL, and SPIRIT........GREAT JOB :applause: :thumbsup:


07-18-2006, 11:49 PM
ROFL that's hilarious! Thanks, you've cheered my day with that! :scream:

LOL, yeah, the current matte painting challenge is making me want to do 3D again...if only I could clone myself so I could participate in all that I wanted! :)

That was what I aimed for ;)

The matte painting challenge is really great. I like the topic a lot ... very interresting stuff. I think it might give better results than the official topics because it is such a great topic. Till now I could not motivate myself to enter because I want to do more studies ;)

What is your working resolution on your digi head paintings? Maybe I have something you could try ... maybe not. Depends on the work size of your images ;)

07-19-2006, 12:41 AM

Lol, thanks a lot for your comments! :)


Thanks a lot, your comments are always insightful. :) For whatever reason I was feeling particularly 'artsy' while painting this, and I had almost forgotten that I'd felt that way until you picked up on it. Thanks for the insightful words! :)


Lol! I work at 300 dpi so as to be able to get to the detail level using a decent sized brush. Am curious to know what you're talking about with respect to resolution. :)


I started an oil painting today for the 50 Portraits Thread ~ had to use new Reference, as I don't have a printer (which I think saves me a few hundred dollars a year) :) ~ I'll post this Reference (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/00_Anatomy%20Lesson%20Series/29_Reference.jpg) to the 50 Portraits Thread as well. The oil painting didn't come out very well (lol, haven't painted in real oils in years) :D but will continue to work on it while also working on the digital version, with which I am much happier: :)



EDIT: Update:


EDIT: Update:


07-19-2006, 04:17 AM
Okay, I think I'm going to call this final for now:



Much more could be done of course, but time to move forward. :)



07-19-2006, 10:35 PM

Lol! I work at 300 dpi so as to be able to get to the detail level using a decent sized brush. Am curious to know what you're talking about with respect to resolution. :)

Yeah I am also working at 300dpi and use big brushes ;) What I wanted to know was the pixel resolution you use... and if you are posting your images near 100% oder maybe at 50% of the original size? Everything I can maybe tell you depends on this ;) Oh well I could also tell you everything now but I am lazy^^ (I think it was a wrong decision to look this word up in the dictionary because I am using it everywhere everytime now ^^)

07-20-2006, 02:10 AM
Hi Rebecca, Great stuff! :) I thought I'd pop in and post a comment so I can keep up with your thread! One day, one fine day, I will browse like the rest of you, then I will see everything. <_<

I love your earlier pieces, as well as the newer ones. It's good to see how you developed. :applause:

07-20-2006, 07:54 AM

you may think that your oil painting did not come out the way you wanted, but on revisiting this digital version of the same ref I must say that I like the oil painting better.

The digital one is of course more refined and what not, but the oil painting's colours just shone all the way from the east coast to Germany, so you shouldn't dismiss it that easily.

nutshell: Post it, dudette.


07-23-2006, 08:32 AM
hi rebecca, thought i`d return the compliment and comment on your excellent work here, all great but love your anatomical work especially, haven`t had time to look through all your stuff but will try later.......and you work so hard, keeping everyone happy! lol
anyway, look forward to your updates....


07-23-2006, 08:50 AM
Sup Becca

Left you something over at ca, thought I might leave something here in any case.

Really like the colour! - think you should lots more of those, really like the way you handle them. Definitely want to see more like these!Wish I had more time for this challenge, it's really loads of fun, but right now I don't have any time whatsoever.

Anyways, muchothanx for the support and advice - I really appreciate it!

- d.

07-23-2006, 09:46 AM
watching this last detail of yours, i think i've just figured out the proper way to do a nose! :D

07-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Hey everyone, thanks for the comments! :thumbsup: Will reply soon, for now, here's my brief update:

Well, I must be on a Traditional kick, because I did the first Traditional drawing I've done in a while, this was fun, charcoal on newsprint: :)



Cheers, :)


07-24-2006, 08:21 AM
Hi Rebecca,

being a secret peeper of your thread, I have to say that I enjoy your work a lot. "Master of charcoal" is the right term for your pieces, and the warm and soft impression reflects in your digital work, too.


07-24-2006, 09:01 AM
Morning Beckie :) .... huh ?:curious:

Charcoal on newsprint ?!?! ... excellent ! , I can see that the beach totally gave you the fuel to continue ! ... hihi

I saw this morning that you're about to start you're new workshop in 2 weeks .... you must be really excited about this ... and also a bit tired in advance , don't you ? :cool:

night , and chears :)

-Stephounette .... huh ? :curious: :scream:

07-24-2006, 04:48 PM
like that last one, beautiful shading......you`re the master shader! :buttrock:


07-24-2006, 06:30 PM
Hooray for traditional mediums! I love the shading and the expressive lines. Good to see you doing some traditional stuff again. :thumbsup:

08-15-2006, 04:05 PM
Dear Rebecca,

it was about time I would at least say a few words of gratitude for your continuous support, not just for me but for all of us here. I wonder where you get the energy to keep this up. I'd need days that last 40hrs iso 24 to be able to produce half the amount of work you do!

Your artwork is simply stunning, setting an example!
May the sun shine always for you :applause:

Thanks again

08-16-2006, 05:10 PM
Hey Beccalicious, your SP looks really very expressive like you were going through some deep thoughts at the time. (I wonder what you were thinking at the time). And welcome back to traditional media. Please do more, I really love it when you also go trad.

08-16-2006, 06:15 PM
Oh Man..ur oil painting and photoshop looks almost same...do u use spray while painting with oils? :curious: LOL just kidding :p
I love ur charcoal drawings..do post more..yea i know u r busy with ur studies :)

Keep rocking Miss :scream:

08-16-2006, 06:18 PM
Queensoul : Hey Beccalicious
Awwww so cute :p

09-07-2006, 01:05 AM
These are amazing man, I can't comprehend how you drew these. You truley inspire me to do more artwork. Where do you get the photos to draw these monsters?

09-07-2006, 06:52 PM

Thanks for your comments, lol, these monsters are supposed to be humans :D, but I've done a lot of master copies, particularly of the work of Rubens, and his work is really exxaggerated and muscular, and I'm pretty sure he's made a lot of stuff up - so I tend to do the same. :)


Thanks! Always good to see you here. :)


Thanks always for your encouragement. :)


Thanks so much for your kind words! It's a pleasure to have you on the forum.


Thank you! It's great to see you here.


Thank you!


Thanks for stopping by! Your comments and cheering are always welcome. :)


Thanks so much!

Thanks all for dropping by!

Well, just to prove I'm not dead, here are some imaginative drawings - not sure anything looks really human, but it was good to get my hands dirty again with charcoal. I may tweak these further in PS, not sure yet exactly what I'm going to do.

From imagination, no reference:








09-07-2006, 08:14 PM
*pinches self* :D

Hey Beckie !

You have no idea I much I enjoy your charcoal work ... I especially like the very last one ! :applause:

great to see you back on business ... :)

have a great evening

chears , :)


09-07-2006, 09:23 PM
hehe nice work from imagination. soo many muscles...:)
sweet rendering style...you should post more often :D

09-07-2006, 09:46 PM
had to comment on those last studies, great work! love the detail, especially so for charcoal.......excellent!


09-08-2006, 08:55 AM
you've got such a classical understanding of how to treat all those curves and lines...


09-08-2006, 11:56 AM
no reference? :eek: - can i go and shoot myself now? LOL

It's probably been asked before but I'll do it anyway - how big are those images? :)

09-08-2006, 04:25 PM
wooow, great work! that's good to see that you took no refs, I don't think many people have so much muscles - unless you're close to a body builder :D...
I'm still fan of your work.

09-08-2006, 09:30 PM

Thanks a lot, your encouragement means a lot! :)


Thanks, I know I should...I'm in danger of becoming quite a big hypocrite...:D


Thank you for stopping by!


Thank you! :)


LOL, thanks, I can really say the same about your 3D work. ;) I work on 18" x 36" newsprint. Thanks for your comments! :)


Lol, thanks! Yeah, I really do make up a lot of stuff...the aim for me I guess is less about realism, and more about expression, to greater and lesser degrees of success. :)

Ah, the beauty of digital is that it allows me to complete my thoughts...especially since I like to draw big, I frequently run out of paper - so here's a bit of digital expansion on my previous drawing from imagination:




09-10-2006, 02:27 PM
w00t !

A bit scary .... me love that ! :bounce:
All those details , it's freakly breathtaking ... I barely can imagine what magical stuff you could do in 3d with a software like , I don't know , ZBrush for instance :D ...
Are you gonna make the entire character ? or is it a back study ? ...

I'm still gonna spy you to check your progress ,

chears ,


09-10-2006, 05:52 PM
Hi....Rebecca....:wavey: :)

Just stopping by to see what you've been up to, and to say ...Hi
REALLY like where your going with that latest figure...really carving it out of the paper...nice flow...think you have something new there....POETIC EXPRESSIONISM...:applause: :thumbsup:
Hope you find time to complete the figure, in the same manner as you have done the back...would look GREAT...:)
Talk to you later

09-12-2006, 06:32 AM
So many great works here. I'm in awe of it all! I particularly love your charcoal figure studies- Michelangelo would be proud....

09-12-2006, 07:50 AM
I still like your pencils most of all! :) Your randering skills are incredible! The lights and darks just flow over the shape! Love it!
Tell me one thing, please - what sizes are you working on??

Can't wate to see more!! ;)


09-14-2006, 01:46 PM
duuuuude!! You rock the charcoals like no other.

09-17-2006, 04:32 PM

Nice to see you here always, and thank you. :)


Thanks, I'm trying. :D




Thank you, where is your work lately? :D


Thanks a lot. :)




Thanks for the encouragement! Your work is really great, thanks for inspiring. :)


Thanks, great to see you here! :)

Some updates from me (apologies for the poor picture quality) from the New Workshop:

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 2 - The Torso (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=405198)







09-17-2006, 05:30 PM
Hey Rebeccak! wow! These are gorgeous! The way you draw the folds of skin is amazing!

Beautiful work!

09-18-2006, 05:22 AM

Thanks! :) I defintely hope to see your participation in the Workshop. Frankly you're seeing a lot of drawings here I wouldn't normally show :D - all the ugly mistakes in the chain of evolution that I normally drop from the genetic sequence. ;) But since the goal is quantity, I have to show some progress. :)

Update time for me - worked on this tonight, from 050:

I took pictures at the beginning, middle, and end of the drawing process in case anyone is interested, and they're presented in reverse order (from end to beginning) here:

End result: I decided not to work further on this for fear of killing it - I've learned to be a pretty decent judge of how far a particular drawing can be pushed:

Middle of process: trying to get the big and small shapes to interrelate:

Beginning of process: trying to get the big and small shapes basically established, and laying down an overall light tone, to be further defined as the drawing progress:



09-19-2006, 01:53 AM
Update for me - I couldn't resist drawing from a book of Rubens' drawings that I have: Rubens - A Master in the Making. I couldn't find the Drawing online, but I have linked the painting for which the study was done in the 2nd post of this thread here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3857005&postcount=5):


09-19-2006, 05:28 AM
I decided to do one more tonight, but this is really simple - sometimes I like drawings when they're at the very beginning stages, before they're overworked - I might come back to the Master Work and do another copy, but not continue with this copy:



09-19-2006, 06:58 AM
wow~!!! 077 is make my day~! really awesome sketch~!:twisted:

09-19-2006, 07:51 AM
I am thorougly impressed with your ability to abandon a study just at the right moment. I could elaborate on how important this is in my opinion for several artforms, from literature to music.

The way you leave enough space for the viewer's participation raises your studies on a whole new level. But, still, even if an artist had this sophisticated taste for the right moment/quantity he/she would still have to put much more emphasis/quality into the parts of the drawing which you don't leave to the viewer's participation, i.e., the less you do, the more skillful the remaining parts have to be.

You seem to achieve this goal with a playful ease about your drawings which is really masterly, even (or just more so) if you yourself know that you might have had a hard time drawing these. Because to make a drawing look effortless is sort of the last tiny bit of icing which makes the viewer drop his/her jaw.

So, to put it in a nutshell: :eek: you RoCK! you is Teh awesome!

nice opposing curves, too - you drawded before, haven't you?


09-25-2006, 08:04 PM

Thanks! A nice compliment coming from you. :)


Thanks a lot for your thoughtful comments. They are really appreciated, particularly coming from someone so musically gifted as yourself. Always good to see you around. :)

Where are your torsos? :D ;)

Two more torsos for the Torsos Workshop:

080 detail:





09-25-2006, 08:41 PM
I really like the last 2, they show a lot of form without having to shade everything. Your others are good too, very sculptural in look, but they tend to overdo the forms, imo.

09-25-2006, 10:18 PM
hey RebeccaK

i dont know how you do it, hats off for you :thumbsup:

09-26-2006, 01:40 PM
How odd, I thought I had commented here already.
Anyway, I love your work! You have these really fluid lines and a strong sense of form that is so evident in each and every one of your sketches. Something that only comes with many many years of practice :) Wonderful work here, Rebecca, love it all!

09-26-2006, 02:33 PM
Ahhh Beckie... your charcoals are amazing! I love the way you make it look so easy - also in the last series I saw something reminding me of Odd Nerdrum. Well done to be able to get some of that mood into a B&W drawing.
I bow before thee :)

09-27-2006, 05:25 AM
Incredible pencil work!:scream:

09-27-2006, 12:04 PM
hey Rebeccak!

looks like i'm being the next one to congrats you on the amazing work you produce.
very inspirational.


09-27-2006, 12:16 PM
Hey Rebbeca!

Awesome drawings as always. Your style always reminds me of El Greco - in the way your figures seem a tad elongated. :bounce: me likes :)

10-05-2006, 10:37 PM
Hi Rebeccak,
this is just to say how I love your work and how one can lern watching your painting either by pencil or by ballpoint pen. There is an entire world to discover between the hatches of your drawings: each one has it's own life as an abstract painting. And the main point is that you can stop your hand at the right moment, when the work s done, not before, not later. Looking at your drawings I am discovering the pleasure to draw the human body...as I do when at school... many years ago...
With compliments

10-06-2006, 12:24 AM
BOO! :) hey there rebecca. ooop thought I drop by and say hello.. "hello!"
Love how you do all the bits and pieces, it's awsome.. so much form.. cheers, Min

10-07-2006, 03:55 AM
Wow, Rebecca... I just love your charcoal technique.. can u post a photograph of your equipment.. or else just a list would be enough:bounce:. Nice to see you go beyond realism.

10-07-2006, 11:21 PM
Hey Rebecca, do you think it would be possible for a future workshop to be on the clothed figure?

10-07-2006, 11:44 PM
Beautiful, beautiful charcoals, Becks. I love looking at your work!


10-08-2006, 10:19 AM
Hey Rebecca,

I must say - very nice work! I really liked your masters studies at the beginning of the thread, they have a real sense of being in space (sculptural would be another way to put it I guess...) and a nice physicality. Almost like you could reach in and feel all the lumps and bumps!

You and some of the other guys have set an incredibly high bench mark for the rest of us to aim for - daunting as it is, I must say well done! Now I best get scratching away with some pencils....


10-08-2006, 11:00 AM
You and some of the other guys have set an incredibly high bench mark for the rest of us to aim for

ain't it great?! :D

It's great to see you being able to put in a couple of these nice torso's Rebecca (even though you're a busy girl)

I did have a bit of a rough time finding the nipple in the last one though... (hey, I'm a healthy man... I tend to search for nipples every now and then :D)

edit: btw, congratz on your interview in ITSART! twas awesome!

10-10-2006, 09:37 PM
I must thank you Rebecca for starting the figure workshops. Not to mention your work is inspirational. I love your charcoals, the lines you make are so graceful. The way your lines are produced looks effortless. You are truly a great artist, its certainly something to strive for. Thank you once again. :)

10-12-2006, 10:37 PM
hey rebecca.
I absolutely adore the way you draw musculature :)
its awesome, your sinous lines, and the shading is so....
i think im going to do a rebecca kimmel study soon :)
thanks heaps for all the encouragement too.
sorry i didnt really jump in on the torso thread, I probably should have, I could use the knowledge, jus busy with work atm. But im drawing for that so its all learning aye :)
This little sub forum is starting to feel like a big old family to me :)

10-13-2006, 09:27 AM
Hi Rebeccak :)

I have to agree with Iridyse... I really thought I'd commented here before :D so sorry! I must have assumed... because you frequent all other threads in such a prolific way!
:applause: :) :applause: Lovely studies! It's wonderful that with all the work going on around, you still find time to draw :) that's what true passion for art is all about - just keep going!

And big thank you for the great workshops, they are wonderful!!

cheers :beer: and take care!
a. :)

10-13-2006, 09:53 PM
Hey everyone, really appreciate all the kind comments and feedback!

Womball, thank you - I totally see what you mean. :)

FateBringer, thanks a lot!

Iridyse, thanks a lot for your comments - very much appreciated!

Gunie, LOL, thanks. :)

pushav, thank you!

abyss103, thanks a lot!

Intervain, thank you very much! I've never thought that much about El Greco when drawing, but that's really interesting - I'll have to look at his work again, as I haven't in a long while. :)

ytresu, thanks so much, I really appreciate your warm comments. It's always nice when someone appreciates your work on a certain level. :)

Min / bumskee, always good to see you dropping by my friend!

anandpg, thanks a lot, I admire your work a lot!

Womball, the next OFDW may be on cloth, I'll think about that definitely!

Cris, thanks as always!

AndyO, thanks so much for your remarks!

NR43, thanks a lot, and thanks for being so active on the forum!

spartan02, thanks so much, it's great to have you here!

Cavematty, I totally agree, the forum feels like a family to me, too! Thanks for your comments. :)

Frejasphere, thanks a lot, and it's great to see your enthusiasm! It's a great addition to the forum!

Here's a really small update for me, using Ben Miller's amazing reference:


My apologies for being so absentee on the forum lately - I am hoping that after Decemeber I will have a lot more free time! It's wonderful to see the forum thriving however - please keep up the good work you guys!



10-14-2006, 12:50 AM
December! :eek::eek::eek:

Well, i know how it goes, Becks. We will have a party when you're fully back with us.

Nice Ben Bookends. ;)


10-16-2006, 03:01 PM
Nice Ben Bookends. ;)



been typing for five minutes and deleted everything again. Crap.

great studies...


see you in december...

11-07-2006, 07:32 AM
Some pieces I've been working on, none of which are finished:

These are all referenced from our fantastic in house figure model, Ben Miller, who so generously supplied reference photos:

Journey Piece 1:


Journey Piece 2:


Journey Piece 3:

Journey Piece 4:



Journey Piece 5:


11-07-2006, 07:32 AM
Journey Piece 6:


Journey Piece 7:


Journey Piece 8:


Journey Piece 9:


Journey Piece 10:


11-07-2006, 07:33 AM
Journey Piece 11:


Journey Piece 12:


Journey Piece 14:



Journey Piece 15:


11-07-2006, 07:43 AM
Very impressive, Rebecca. I really like the ones with the subtle lighting. They almost shimmer. It's so cool to see what's been keeping you so busy. How large are you working?

Thanks for sharing them....they're inspiring.


11-07-2006, 07:49 AM
yeah! good series, rebecca....very silky smooth and kinda odd nerdrumesque. i dig em.
there's a part of me that is itchin' to do a noise layer over your work to break things up just a smidge (atmospheric displacement)....can't tell why...but i do. :)

11-07-2006, 08:08 AM
It's always good to see a master at work. Really impressive sketches, Rebecca, even if I just have seen the first pages and last pages (because there 28...). Tell me, did you never feel tempted to use ZBrush, and translate your deep knowedge of anatomy to 3d? Zbrush is so easy to use and give such organic results, I think it'd be worthy.

11-07-2006, 10:37 AM
GOOD MORNING.....Rebecca....:)

What a way to wake up,...feel like I am still DREAMING,...when I look at your latest works..:scream:
I think you have become a MASTER, at the POWER OF SUGGESTION....:applause: :thumbsup:
Your latest work, is PROOF, that LESS CAN BE MORE BEAUTIFUL, than an OVERSTATEMENT.:)





11-07-2006, 01:13 PM
Oi, Rebecca!
Beautiful studies! It's really impressive the way you work. I always have no words to explain my feelings when I see your skills. You're really a great inspiration for all artists out there, girl!

Thanks for always motivating us!

11-07-2006, 01:52 PM
wonderfull rebeccak
no coments
very very nice

11-07-2006, 02:38 PM
Hi guys, I really appreciate all of your remarks. :) It really motivates me.

Cris, thank you. I'm working on most of these at around 30" x 60" at print res. So all of them are fairly large.

Dave, haha, yeah, I may be distressing these a bit, but I'll print them on textured paper, which may be enough to give them a textured look, heh. :) Odd Nerdrum will always be back there somewhere as an inspiration. I am completely enamored of his paintings, if not always of the subject matter.

jramauri, thanks a lot for your comments. :) I'm no master, I'm just trying to feel my way through the basic stages of digital art like a lot of people around here. This series has been a nice way to refine some basic things and to experiment. I've enjoyed it a lot and it's good to have a deadline to work against. Regarding ZBrush, I guess I've just only recently gotten into digital painting and want to get to a certain point with that before diving into the deep end of the pool. I like to try to master things before moving on to the next stage of things, and I barely feel like I've started with digital painting. But I definitely want to take a whack at ZBrush someday. :)

Glenn, thanks a lot, your comments really boost my confidence. :) I agree that less is more, and that some of these are approaching being finished, or at least, for now. It's cool because I've had a lot of ideas of other ways to approach these pieces, and I'd like to do that later on. I'll post that type of experimentation here if it turns out to be view worthy. :)

Kim, thanks a lot, I really appreciate your words too. Heh, you've no idea the motivation the forum gives me back, it's really at this point just a lot of collective energy that's pushing everyone forward - which is such a cool thing to see. I'm happy everyone here is a part of it. :)

Gisaiagami, thanks a lot for stopping by and for your comments. It's always encouraging to get feedback! :)



11-07-2006, 03:47 PM
Ben is such a great model isn't he... his reference photo's are one of the finest I've seen...
Wonderful renderings Rebecca... nr 9-11 are my favourites...

11-07-2006, 04:54 PM
Hi Rebeccak!

those latest studies are absolutely awesome! How do you make them look so smooth? Are you using a soft brush all the time or smudging or are you so sensational at blending with the hard brush? I just cannot make things look like that :(

the void eyes make the guy look really spooky :D

11-07-2006, 06:52 PM
Amazing work rebeccak. Loving all of them. Lighting is really great. Just wow.

11-07-2006, 06:57 PM
Reb - What do you use, airbrush? I also posted another question on a different thread, but I will ask you since you are in the art major. If you do your painting digitally, how would you go about printing and selling it as an original when it is just like a copy? Do you understand what I am saying, it probably did come out right.

11-08-2006, 10:09 AM
hey rebecca!

-i love those last ones. almost looks like very dark 3d renders. very inspirering.
would it be possible to show your preferred brushes (and settings)?


11-08-2006, 01:48 PM
True master of Anatomy:bowdown: and Airbrushing :bowdown:and Values:bowdown:

Rebecca great to see work on Ben's poses:)

11-08-2006, 02:46 PM
Oh! Rebecca... so glad you are back at work!!:) Its a great inspiration!! Your Ben Miller studies are fantastic... and so novel.:thumbsup:

11-09-2006, 09:36 AM
Rebbeca, I've been wanting to comment on your thread for awhile, but wanted to look at it in whole before I did.

I remember learning about the balance of opposing curves from Steve Huston, when he taught at Warner Bros. It was a turning point in understanding the creation of pleasing shapes. Your work, here, is bringing back that itch and fire to attack the studies again. The in arm in 10 is the sort of feel I want in my studies, nice. The figures in post #3 and torsos in #381- 384 are just fantastic! So full of life and brimming with confidence of stroke. And your penwork is awesome. So silky in texture, I love it. Such smooth control without a blop anywhere. I am wondering how large these drawings are. I am mesmerized by the directional pen strokes. Just love when a form is thoughtfully described and feels sculptural.

Your figures contain so much interest and I find myself totally immersed and enjoying following every form. Funny the comment about raisen people. Stylized as they are, there is a sense that this is flesh and hard bone, that you can go around the arm and easily feel the other side. There is a process about focusing on one element that is neccessary sometimes to understand a concept better. This is what that comment invoked in me. In my case, I've been told that exaggerating an aspect is what will help me understand and make that aspect a thoroughly controlled part of my repertoire. This is particulary so in my paintings. It's a good exercise when studying any art discipline, I think. Eventually, you bring it back to the middle.

Seeing your strong figure work and design has left me thinking that I REALLY need a systematic drawing program to bring me up to the consistent level you and other dedicated artists possess. Living through old work is not going to cut it.

Thanks for the inspiration.

11-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks everyone for the warm response. :)

Johan, you're totally right, I owe a big debt to Ben! He is a phenomenal model, and so generous. People can't believe that he offers his poses for free.

Intervain, thanks a lot! :) You know, I am really a beginner at digital painting, and I don't think that my methods are necessarily the right ones, but I'm just experimenting and getting comfortable with creating form. I mostly use the airbrush, which has advantages and disadvantages, and people often encourage me to use customized brushes - but for the time being, I am just focusing on getting form without trying necessarily to experiment too far afield til I feel totally comfortable with that. Thanks for stopping by!

Aggie, a little later on you might want to ask Glenn about selling your work, since I don't do that - or you might also want to ask Bobby Chiu. :)

abyss103, hey, thanks for stopping in! As I mentioned to Intervain, my brushes are really simple, just the airbrush at 50-75% opacity / flow.

Richa, thanks a lot! :) Ha, I'm no master, but just having fun learning as I go along. It's great to see you're progressing a lot in terms of 3D as well - always inspiring to see peoples' progress around here. ;)

anandpg, thanks! I'm trying. :)

AztcFireFlower, thanks a lot for your considered response! I can't remember if I mentioned that I took Huston's class at Associates in Art, but I did, and he was one of the most terrific teachers I've ever had - it's a shame he no longer teaches full time, though he does come to Kato's Workshop to do the occasional Workshop. A lot of my drawings are older as well, but I've more or less continued off and on doing the charcoal master copy thing since my Art Center days - really because I saw how amazing the draughtsmen were there (Carmean etc.) and always felt that I hadn't really achieved what I wanted in terms of drawing when I was out there - so drawing is clearly a lifelong pursuit, and I've always enjoyed analyzing my own learning process, since I did not start out the drawing genius that some are - my incorporation of information is sort of iceberg like, slow, but taking everything in as it goes along. ;) I'm really glad that you appreciate the same process and it will be cool to see what your next steps are - we're always in some sort of evolutionary process, it seems, in terms of developing artistically.

An update - I'd always planned to add textures to these, so here is my first experimentation in that direction. Will be treating the other pieces in the "Journey" series in the same or similar way:


11-09-2006, 08:46 PM
Looks mysteriously good! :) I like twilight images. What I can say about the texture is that you could better put a texture brush into a good use. I'm sure you'd do amazing work with it. Now with this texture added I can see it repeating.
Omg, I'm criticesing Rebecca, that must be wrong :scream: Well, it's just my opinion, because I don't really like added textures of some photos to paintings at all.

11-09-2006, 11:18 PM

Trust me, I'm far from thinking that my work is anywhere near being far from reproach, and all comments are welcome. :) I personally see these less as pure paintings than as collage, and really like the textured look, though I can see where you're coming from in terms of the background of the last piece, which I may darken to disguise the repeating pattern. On the body I don't detect a pattern and really like the look of how that came out. Here is my next piece, where I was a bit more careful in terms of making sure repeating textures didn't show. What do you think? :)


11-09-2006, 11:41 PM
i think if you add the hands to your wonderful picture it will be wonderwonderful:eek:


11-10-2006, 12:25 AM
VaporetoSnake, thanks! :)

Here is one more...I have 14 in all, so hopefully I can get these done pretty quickly:


11-10-2006, 12:33 AM
Hi there! oh I like a lot these last works!!I think you should continue to work with this technique. Original and effective:thumbsup: :buttrock:

11-10-2006, 02:09 AM
Thanks a lot Gonzo. :)

Next update:


11-10-2006, 03:15 AM
Becks, I'm really loving the textures and colors...

I gotta thank you cause I was looking over my work from a year ago and stuff I'm doing now and because of taking your CGS workshop and joining in on your workshops on this forum and other things here at CG Talk...I really feel there is an improved difference in my work.

I know I am not the only one who has benefited from your time and teaching, but I did want you to know how much I appreciate your time.

Thanks a lot, Rebecca.

11-10-2006, 12:25 PM
Thanks a lot Gonzo. :)

...no comments. I´ll take the pill:buttrock: :D

11-10-2006, 12:33 PM
The other ones are great, Rebecca! From these four I think the second and the last ones are the best. That's of course my opinion. I like the feeling you created in the last one. Someone lying on the floor, hard to tell human or not with all that rusty look. Some kind of those Silent Hill monsters, haha :D
And what I haven't mentioned before is that all of them look so amazing with your skill of painting. The ones I mentioned as the best, the second and last, seem that it's a photomanipulation, and when knowing that it's a painting underneath, I get really amazed. Nice lighting in all of these.
Oh, do you have some traditional paintings to show? :bounce:

11-10-2006, 08:24 PM
Wow I think I stumbled into God's anatomy thread, I could have sworn I clicked on ' Anatomy Thread of Rebecca Kimmel'...:D

11-10-2006, 08:48 PM

Hey, thanks, we're always learning, right? ;)


I cried laughing when I saw your post...:D


Thanks! Heh, no time for traditional painting right now...but hopefully sometime soon in the future. :)


ROFL thanks. :)

Here's the next piece:


11-10-2006, 10:50 PM
Another update:


11-10-2006, 10:58 PM
YES! This is EXACTLY what I had in mind for what I wanted to do to the grayscale smooth images posted earlier. Spot on, RK! Spot on! Now, any chance of going beyond monotone? Maybe just in one area as a point of focus....of course, lighting is already doing this, so it may be a moot suggestion....Stellar textures, btw. ;)

11-11-2006, 06:04 AM
I love these experiments, Rebecca. Rather dark and moody. Emotion is what I must learn to convey in my work eventually. Fantastic approach. I absolutetly love how the form emreges from the background and disappears with great, great edges.
I especially am drawn to post #429 because of the pose and because you get a hint of the path of the shapes and the face is not a focal point, and post #431.....just lovely and dramatic. Reminds me of an old world painting in the treatment of the body, kinda Dali-esc.......


11-11-2006, 08:11 AM

Thanks! I'm slowly getting there. I'd like to say it's all in the plan, but I really have no plan. ;) Just one step at a time. Thanks for the encouragement! :)


Thanks a lot. Your comments mean a lot - thanks for stopping by here. :)

These sketches are for:

WORKSHOP - Character Development Pipeline #001 - "THE HEAD HUNTER" (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=426944&page=1&pp=15)

Really my first true 'character' pieces, so this is a lot of fun. A few hours on each, no ref:



11-11-2006, 05:04 PM
A sketch from this morning:


Haven't really sketched much in a sketchbook for a while, so this was fun:


11-11-2006, 05:46 PM
Edit - update:


A quick charcoal version, for the fun of it:


11-12-2006, 07:29 PM
I got inspired to use Ben Miller's reference (the same as that which I am using for my Journey pieces) to do some traditional drawings. It's been incredibly useful to have this reference - and it's been educational since I basically approached these drawings in the same way that I would approach a master copy:




11-12-2006, 08:39 PM
Rebecca, you will always be my mom of anatomy. Your latest pieces shows that you have a fantastic grip of form, light and anatomy. Thanks for being there for the community, supporting me with my struggle to get into an artschool, and for simply being awesome.

Thank you :love:

11-12-2006, 10:55 PM
Great updates Rebeccak :)

It's exciting to see what you are up to; your flair and elegance in approach is truly inspirational! I like the moods you are creating in the journey series, and it will be exciting to see where you take the character pieces :)

You know when you look at an image and see something else? I'm looking at your last post with the charcoal drawings... In his ribcage I see a leaping dog and a woman in 3/4 profile, just below the dog... oh and then there's the bird's head in the last one, defining the shoulder muscles :D I am guessing it's unintentional, but it's also what makes your style interesting; the shapes coming together to create the whole... in this case the torso of a man... but also allowing for surprises within the shapes :thumbsup:

take care and cheers

a. :)

11-12-2006, 10:59 PM
Thanks gorg. :) *fluffy hugs* ;)

You know when you look at an image and see something else? I'm looking at your last post with the charcoal drawings... In his ribcage I see a leaping dog and a woman in 3/4 profile, just below the dog... oh and then there's the bird's head in the last one, defining the shoulder muscles :D I am guessing it's unintentional, but it's also what makes your style interesting; the shapes coming together to create the whole... in this case the torso of a man... but also allowing for surprises within the shapes :thumbsup:
Hahahaha awesome!!! That's so funny, I just saw the dog, though I admit I don't see the woman, I do see the dog and bird's head, I'll keep looking though :D - thanks so much for your feedback, I appreciate it. :)


11-13-2006, 01:22 AM
One more for tonight, from Ben Miller's reference:

11-13-2006, 01:53 AM
nice rebeccka
i love te shadows in study ^^

11-13-2006, 03:44 AM
Hi Rebecca...
Awesome, as always!! Can you tell me what charcoal or charcoal pencil you use? I used to draw with a 5B or 6B pencil... but inspired by your work and AztcFireFlower's I shifted to charcoal pencil, though I still dont have much confidence using it. I want to try out a charcoal piece, chalk or crayon, but I guess I will need a bigger sketchbook for that!

11-13-2006, 12:07 PM
YOU ROCK! I love those... say the 'I'm a beginner' again and I'll blow up LOL:buttrock:

11-13-2006, 01:23 PM
Hi...Rebecca...:applause: :thumbsup: .....I THINK YOU HAVE REALLY FOUND YOUR ..GROVE ...:bounce: :)

If you are getting a bit of intentional or even better yet unintentional surrealism in your work, which seems to be the case, ...you might want to take a look at a modern master of surrealism
Werner Hornung // Anselm ....He might be the spark that ignites that imagination of yours, into a full fledged...FIRE STORM..:scream:
His portfollio is in CG Talk......JUST A THOUGHT...:)

KEEP INSPIRERING....Rebecca...:thumbsup:


11-13-2006, 02:29 PM
And then I'll blow up too :D

Headhunter concepts rule! Both the traditional and digital ones. A pleasure to watch all of the piece done here. Especially those from Ben Miller's reference. Would love to see a full figure completed :drool:

11-16-2006, 01:44 AM
Hi guys,

Thanks a lot! :)

Gisaiagami, thank you! :)

anandpg, hey thank you! I use General's 6B Charcoal on 18" x 36" newsprint. You can see a picture here (http://www.foundationalarts.com/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=12;t=12). Thanks for dropping by!

Intervain, lol, thanks a lot!

Glenn, thank you very much, your support is much appreciated! And it's good to see you are back on the boards again. :)

razz, heya, thanks. :) I have an off and on relationship with traditional drawing, lately I've been bitten by the bug again...we'll see where it goes. :D

Here are two more pieces from the series:



11-16-2006, 02:09 AM
These are fantastic! A little dark colorwise, but excellent figure work.

11-16-2006, 10:03 AM
nice noce studys

11-17-2006, 05:50 AM

Thanks a lot! Had some trials and tribulations printing today...but I think they'll turn out well, here's hoping. :)


Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy them. :)

Here's one more from today:


11-17-2006, 07:53 PM
Another one from yesterday:



11-17-2006, 08:18 PM
Hey rebecca,
Just left you a comment at CA.org. Your new image experiments are truly inspiring. The textures adds another dimension. I'm inspired to eventually explore the emotion and mood in a painting, that you are capturing so well in these latest pieces. Wow. Traditional and digital pairing makes for powerful image offspring. Awesome!

11-17-2006, 08:42 PM
Reb - Is that like linen? That is amazing.

11-17-2006, 08:45 PM
Wow Rebeccak. These last few pages are extraordinary. I know you probably want some criticism...I wish I could correct you haha...but I can't :) AWESOME! Very inspiring and moody pieces. I can't wait to see more. I get lost in the light.:bounce:

11-18-2006, 06:44 AM
Truly great stuff, Rebecca.. It would be awesome to see these pieces printed, mounted and exhibited in a gallery.

11-19-2006, 03:39 AM
I've actually kind of tried to keep myself from chiming in here, because I'm not sure if I have or really should have much of a voice this way, but I can't help mysself, so I must say "Wow Rebecca!" :) I think they just keep getting better, and those last couple, like I said, wow! :) :)

11-19-2006, 03:47 AM
I like the golden one best, the blue one is very nice too. I just think the DOF effect you have is a bit heavy.

11-19-2006, 04:34 AM
hi Rebeccak

I can really see all of your work hanging in a gallery or museam, and even more so of these last several of Ben Miller. Every time i visit i have a new favorite this time first one in post 459 :thumbsup:


11-19-2006, 12:02 PM
Oh my god. OH MY GOD !!! I'm without words !!!

11-19-2006, 05:35 PM

Thanks for your comments! Means a lot.


Thanks for the compliment, it's actually not very amazing, just a few filters + textures in PS - experimenting til I get a look that I like, am trying to go for a damaged photograph look in some of these, but yeah, just trying to get some interest going on in the backgrounds.

ha-dou-ken, hey, thanks a lot!

anandpg, thanks! With all luck, these will be hung in my final show, each of these pieces is around 35" x 65" and so I'm going to be printing these very shortly...

Ben, thank you! Of course you can comment here, without your contribution I would really be in trouble! I can't thank you enough for providing the reference photos, it's just a fantastic (and unprecedented, I think) thing you are doing.

Womball, thanks for the comments.

FateBringer, thanks a lot!

CyborgJA, hahaha, thanks!

Some drawings from the excellent photographs in Sarah Simblet's "Anatomy For The Artist":










11-20-2006, 05:48 AM
Awesome!!!.. Awesome!! so fluid! .. so effortless!!

11-20-2006, 08:19 AM
heya! always busy and did great work!

go rebecca go~!

11-22-2006, 07:46 PM
anandpg and sturmkim, thanks a lot you guys! :)

Here's a yet to be textured digital piece from my Journey series:


Here's a WIP piece, the last to be rendered, w00t!



Here are some more drawings from the photos in Simblet's book - not really that successful as drawings, imo, but thought I'd throw them up:

Cheers. :)

11-22-2006, 09:21 PM
Hey Rebecca

You already got my props on these at CA. Stunning work. Could I suggest something? Try out a more textural approach to some of your paintings (not studies necessarily). Those skulls from a few posts back have texture, but it doesn't look like it evolved with the painting - not sure though. Try weaving it in from the getgo, it often results in happy accidents with the Photoshop brushes. Just a passing thought though!

ciao Becks,

- d.

11-23-2006, 05:01 AM
Thanks demented! I'm going to try more brushstrokey stuff in Don's Workshop, but not go whole hog, I just don't feel I have enough control with Painter yet. :)

I'm taking Don Seegmiller's excellent CGWorkshop (http://workshops.cgsociety.org/instructors/Don_Seegmiller/) for "Monster Painting". Don is a helluva guy. Here are WIP pieces for the first assignment on eyes (from reference):








Here is a gif of the process for the 2nd eye exercise:


11-23-2006, 05:15 AM
A vera nice! Thisa good! It cool to see you do non figuretive work. I can't wait to see what type of creature you make.

11-23-2006, 06:49 AM
Really cool eye-study, rebecca!! lots of life in it.. do you plan to go into finer detail.. like the fine lines inside the iris, texture on the skin etc?

11-24-2006, 09:22 AM
Popping back in to see your work :)

Glad to see you busy and obviously enthused :thumbsup: lovely work!

take care
a. :)

11-27-2006, 12:22 AM
Womball, anandpg, and Frejasphere, thanks a lot guys! :) Hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a good one. :)

Okay, I'm just back from having spent a few days out of town for Thanksgiving, no PS / Painter access which gave me some nice time to sketch the old fashioned way, which I don't do often enough. These are ballpoint pen studies.

This was pretty fun, here are the sketches I did for Don's Monster Painting Workshop on the topic of "Eye Monster" plus some detail shots for the heck of it.

I combined a "Headhunter" concept with the Eye Monster concept and came up with the following rough story:

Boris was a regular guy until one day while fishing on his father's small fish trawler his eyes were gauged out by a wayward fish hook. Boris was thrown overboard and never seen again by the landlubbing masses. He, however, survives at the bottom of the ocean, headless, and ever searching for his missing pair of eyes. He collects the eyes of fishes, dead sailors, and aquatic life in the neverending quest to be reunited with his own pair of eyes. Having lost his head over time, however, Boris randomly attaches eyes to his body in the vain quest to be able to regain his sight once more.

And, er, the other eye monster is just weird.

I'm going to give painting one of these a bit of a go.

Boris caressing the head of a dead sailor, and plucking out his eyes:


Boris' kelp covered and decaying hand:


Er, Boris:


Fred, another eye monster:


Regina, a rather more friendly eye monster:


11-27-2006, 12:23 AM
Detail shots:





11-27-2006, 01:55 AM
Rebecca - you have got some really great work in here. The trad drawings are great as usual. The textured figurative works are very interesting. (I can't help but think of E. J. Belloques storyville portaits, with all of those beautiful ambient textures) Good work!


11-27-2006, 05:20 AM
Heya Gord,

Thanks a lot! :) It's good to see you back on the boards, and I'm glad to see you posting work. Counting down the days til my show so my apologies for not posting much to individual threads, I really can't wait til my degree requirements are DONE!

Here is a bit of progress on the eye monster - struggling, but having fun trying to comine PS and Painter - baby steps! :)


11-27-2006, 05:25 AM
hey classmate!
lookin' good across all fronts! i know you'll pull off your eye monster very well. i did the painter to photoshop thang too....this made for a lot of fun. me likey painter now. ;)
cheers and good luck!

11-27-2006, 05:26 AM
Thanks Davetastic! I appreciate your support. My GOD how do you do so much work - give me your energy! :p

11-27-2006, 05:33 AM
lol! how much work do you think i'm doin' silly?!?
i've been takin' it easy (and i don't work in bic, so that saves some time). :)
the eye monster i did was about 4 hours today...my word!...i forgot! i gotta jet and get on my other project. l8r rk!

11-27-2006, 05:45 AM
Dave taking it easy *does not compute* Good luck, glad you're there to keep me honest. ;)

11-27-2006, 05:53 AM
lol....hmm....takin' it easy is just goin' with the flow and really trying to enjoy the process established by sir don and also implementing my own tricks. now that i'm starting to use painter a bit, the texture aspect is really comin' easy and then merging with photoshop...ooh la la! what fun! so, takin' it easy means just seein' where life takes me minus stress. the stress is what i've had enough of and am doin' my best to let that slide off my back.
keep on truckin'!!

11-27-2006, 06:04 AM
Sounds great, Sir Dave! :) I'm glad to hear you're giving yourself a break. I think I'd turn into a puddle with all the stuff you take on. ;) *runs back to grayscale painting just to see how far she can get* :)

11-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Next to last piece from the Journey series, one more to render, then it's just the texturing to go:


11-28-2006, 02:18 AM
Last one to be rendered:



11-28-2006, 05:41 AM
Quick and dirty coloring of the Seegmiller Workshop monster:

11-28-2006, 01:14 PM
Reb - I really liked your Journey series. There was so much detail in what little was seen of the man. I am assuming you were using the airbrush? I would have liked to seen one in color. Not that any of these are bad, I think it would have looked interesting. You have inspired me to try one.

11-29-2006, 02:12 AM
Follow this site http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=4036826&postcount=88 to your inspiration on me. I am still working on it but tell me if I am going right with it.

11-29-2006, 02:15 AM
awesome anatomy drawings Rebecca!

11-29-2006, 03:14 AM

Thanks for the comments, I'll check out your link. :)

Thanks, Bobby. ;)

Here's an update on Journey Piece 04:



11-29-2006, 08:47 AM
Hi Rebecca,

great creatures and I like journey series most.

Ellie :)

11-29-2006, 04:02 PM
Thanks Ellie. :)

Some updates on the combo headhunter/eyemonster sketch:


11-29-2006, 06:49 PM
Hi Rebecca:)
Nice to see the colored version of monster:thumbsup:
Quick and dirty coloring of the Seegmiller Workshop monster:

Very Inspiring keep posting:love:

11-30-2006, 12:27 AM
Heya Richa, thanks! :)

Here's the final, I think version of Journey piece 04:


11-30-2006, 02:28 AM
Reb - I get it. Your arm is more detailed to show foreshadowing, right? I like your monster too!

11-30-2006, 07:51 PM
Heh, whatever it means to you, Aggie. ;)

Okay, I am finally done with my final images. These are all to be printed and hung, god willing.

I'm pretty happy with how these turned out - of course, they're not perfect, and I'm still learning, but for roughly a month's worth of work, I'm pretty happy with them - loads more to learn, but this was a great experience doing this series! :)

Comments / critique is welcomed, but these puppies are going to press. ;)






11-30-2006, 07:53 PM
Continued from above: