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04 April 2007, 06:36 AM
playig a bit more with the style and direction...this is going to take a while. (

04 April 2007, 08:11 AM
I'm considering a blast of debris as a middle ground. (


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04 April 2007, 11:19 AM
Perspective is hard! Im going for a fish eye...thing...yeah. I need sleep, gah! (

04 April 2007, 11:36 AM
Hi...Isaias...:thumbsup: :)

If you want to, and have time, take a look in my CG PORTFOLIO
These two paintings and thoughts might be of some help to you in some way, in your thought process, while you are completing this latest painting and thought of yours..:)



TAKE CARE...Isaias, AND HAVE A GREAT DAY..:thumbsup:

04 April 2007, 03:29 PM
Hey isaias...

you have another strong piece in the making I see
keep rambling the way you say you are.. it's my favourite kind of rambling :D

04 April 2007, 04:34 PM
Wow, Glenn. Peace or Perish really speaks to me. It is definitely in the same pitch as my intention for this present piece I have. Thanks for showing it to me. I think I will make a more meditative piece next:D. I'm having some trouble furthening this piece. I will dwell on your words as always and see what I can come with after I reflect. Thanks again.

Johan, haha. Sometimes I use my sketchbook as a makeshift diary or something heh. Woops. But to me, they are one and the same. thanks buddy, I'll see where I can take this. It's my first real attempt at a concept art piece so I'm a little slow.:)

04 April 2007, 08:40 PM
I worked on the head a little more. I think proportions are a lot more realistic now. (

04 April 2007, 12:06 PM

Glad you liked that PEACE OR PERISH painting...thought you might...:)
On your 3D might consider showing an indication of the muscle that runs on a diaginal from where it conects just behind the ear to the underside of the skull, and extends downward to the's a defining, and devideing landmark, that seperates the front from the back set of muscle groups of the neck, and is the main muscle that allows the head to turn fron side to side...the way your 3d piece is now, it looks a little flat in that area behind and just below the ear....kind of like a layered cake...needs that diaginal muscle, to hold the layers together like a bungy cord, and to keep them from slideing off of each other..:scream: ....JUST A PASSING THOUGHT AND SUGGESTION.:)
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK..Isaias...:thumbsup:

04 April 2007, 03:41 PM
Hi Isaias,
I've enjoyed looking through your thread! Your images touch the heart and make you think. I also like your celebrity images. Great take on Casablanca!:thumbsup:
Thank you for stopping by my thread and for your kind words.

04 April 2007, 03:55 PM
Hi Glenn, thanks so much for the insight! That's just what I was looking for.:)

Hi Debbie. thanks for the love:) I love your color usage in your paintings. Beautiful. You know quite a bit about mood as well it seems.:)


04 April 2007, 08:08 PM
The eyes and eyeballs need to be wider width wise, at least a little under the width of the nose at the bottom. Also the forehead is protruding to far over the eyes.

04 April 2007, 08:39 PM
Thanks Nathan! that really helps. I'll get to it when I get home


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04 April 2007, 02:28 PM
she's very slim :)

great job on the jeans texture

04 April 2007, 03:14 PM
love the brush test. is zhu zhus brushes free? and for photoshop?

04 April 2007, 03:15 PM

Go check out his thread!

He's soo cool!

04 April 2007, 03:19 PM

been looking at your works, and man you make it look so easy :D great stuff, I really like the style (?) of painting :)

especially like the wings and halo on the last one :) your fat-guy's eyes seem a bit too small btw but it could be just me ;)

great suff :D

04 April 2007, 03:22 PM
Thanks Johan, ha. She's great. i can't do her justice lol.:D

womball, Those brushes are HOT, check them out while theyre still warm. Thanks for the love.

thanks Elnaz!:bounce:

I learned a lot here. These people are my well of inspiration. :)

04 April 2007, 03:28 PM
Beautiful! I like the texture work on the guys' clothes. Looks pretty messy but in the same time clear, good work. Is that speedpaint imaginational?
Mm, I think I wear the same kind of shoes you girlfriend does, hehe :D They rock! Speaking about the speedies themselves, I don't like the white background. Anything would look better than that white! No need to go crazy with it. Something like THIS ( or THIS ( You can make a nice background in 5 minutes and it will really make the speedpaint look much better :)

04 April 2007, 03:36 PM
heeey, you're right! I need a background Razz. That looks quick and easy too. :thumbsup: Thanks for the tip bro. the speedpaint is with reference. I want to get into concept art more, I just need to think hard about it it seems...hmm.

You may have the same shoes ha. I have the same ones almost too haha.

04 April 2007, 06:39 AM
This one took about about 1.5hr. I'm really enjoying Zhu's brushes. And this is just one of them! need to clear my schedule ha.(Let's all pretend I have a schedule):sad: (

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04 April 2007, 04:23 AM
I looooove the first portrait :) Never knew she had blue eyes! Stunning :)

04 April 2007, 04:27 AM
I wish I could polish up an image that quickly. 1.5 hours! It looks just like the picture! What does the brush look like?

04 April 2007, 09:45 AM
Thanks Magdalena.:) I didn't know she had blue eyes either heh.

Thanks dude. The brush is sick. Did you get your hands on them? They're available on zhua thread. Free to everyone. (

04 April 2007, 10:35 AM
Lovely portraitures. For some reason I'm into portraiture too for my art training.

04 April 2007, 07:31 AM
Thank you Vincent. He'res another one. I need to work on backgrounds...eeh. Razz is going to kill me.:D (
And a close up... (

04 April 2007, 07:38 AM
I thought this was a photos at first! How are you getting such smooth blending and definition in forms in only 2.5 hours? What technique are you using to paint?

04 April 2007, 07:45 AM
Hey Nathan lol. I copied the layer and added a guassian blur to it with composite mode set to screen. This is probably making is ultra smooth.

Here's the original at 100%. I won't post it here because it's huge heh.

I used Zhu's brush to block out the light and form then went over it again with a regular round brush set to maybe 0-20% hardness. Opacity and flow set to under 40%...

thank's for the look man. :thumbsup:

04 April 2007, 11:21 AM
Hey :D Even though the background is plain grey in the last one, the face itself makes it look amazing enough! I like the smooth look on it. Nice expression also. Great job! Though she needs to comb her hair, because soon she'd look like me :scream:

05 May 2007, 06:26 AM
Another quickie from imagination. Testing my anatomy memory. (

05 May 2007, 10:34 AM
dude you rock!
I just gave you 5 stars for your thread but the forum complained about me having voted already ;)

it's just great to see these brush experiments... the results are wonderful
keep going!

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05 May 2007, 11:40 AM
HAHA! Thanks Johan, you rock bro. I'm just trying to keep up with you guys heh. Really kind of you though.

I decided to post some pics of my love Nisha and I on vacation...not really a vacation since we just ordered in and watched movies the whole time though ha. :shrug: I miss her tremendously already though.:sad: (

05 May 2007, 12:47 PM
Hey, very lovely, Isaias :applause:

05 May 2007, 12:54 PM

GREAT photos...You two lovebirds look like your paired up perfectly,both in body and mind...nice match...I like the one where she is peeking over your shoulder, keeping an eye out for you..:scream:

05 May 2007, 06:09 PM
Heheh, thanks guys. She's a science Major and I'm the artist, go figure huh? ha, Opposites do attract...

05 May 2007, 05:36 AM
Trying To get something going from imagination. Just practice though really. Imagination is fun once you...imagine ha. It's hard as an adult though... (

05 May 2007, 11:24 AM

I like that last statement you just made about using imagination, and being an adult....simple statement,..heavy thought...:thumbsup:
If you get a chance, and haven't seen it yet, get the first TWILIGHT ZONE..THE MOVIE....There is an episode/story in there called KICK THE CAN...with CAT MAN SCRUTHERS...I think it will have great meaning for, and impact on your IMAGINATION...:)

05 May 2007, 03:48 PM
Thanks Glenn.:)

Done and DONE. I'll see if I can rent it today. I'm excited to see it.:scream:

05 May 2007, 05:16 AM
I couldn't find the Twilight zone. I opted for The U.S. VS John Lennon instead. I wish I was around for that time. Lucky old people... (

05 May 2007, 06:33 AM
I picked up the lates issue of American Artist, Drawing. It's a great one. Going to do a series of figure studies from there. (

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05 May 2007, 11:37 AM

You must have found a film on the U.S. / Vietmam War while searching for that Twilight Zone movie. That one in frame #294 ....POWERFUL IMAGE :thumbsup: ...ARTIST SHOULD NEVER TURN A BLIND EYE TO WAR, OR THEY WILL END UP IN THE POSITION OF THE BLINDFOLDED PERSON THAT YOU HAVE JUST DEPICTED ...:eek:
That one that you posted in frame #300 is FANTASTIC...Has the FEEL, and MOOD of a GOYA drawing ...GREAT JOB :arteest:

05 May 2007, 07:21 PM
I agree with Glenn, the Vietnam image..powerful as are alot of your images. You look great in your photos btw!:)

05 May 2007, 06:07 AM
That war prisoner image is very impressive.

Me and my girlfriend are in a bit of a strange mood lately. We don't watch the news anymore because every time we do we regret having watched it. Sometimes the world makes us sick, in all it's disgust...
Today it's exactly one year ago when an 18 year old guy went to a gun store, bought a shotgun. Started walking around Antwerp and shot down a 2 year old child along with her babysitter on the street. Just like that.

Tomorrow an 18 year old girl will be burried. Kidnapped and murdered last week. Why? who knows.

During the past year, a 17y old boy was murdered for his mp3 player, another 18y old boy was killed because he didn't want to give the killer a cigarette...

I'm scared! How can I ensure my children's safety in a world like this??
So much useless violence...

Anyway, sorry to rant... was triggered by seeing that painting
Sometimes it's hard to always be hopeful and see that there are many beautiful things in the world...

05 May 2007, 06:39 PM
I know what you mean Johan. I stopped watching TV altogether. I couldn't watch the News, especially when I didn't believe half of it. Also because the media in general is too violen in my opinion. Everything from cartoons to family programming is so much more violent and sexual than I remember it as a kid. I'm only 24! I don't consider myself conservative at all, I'm pretty impulsive actually, but even for me PG-13 is nowhere near appropriate for a 13 year old.

You can always rant on here heh. I like to hear opinions bro. That's why there's art.:)

I was watching Ben Kingsley in cinematic portrayal of Gandhi and I've begun reading his Autobiography as a result. It really helps me. Glenn actually nudged me more into the life of Gandhi. I knew about him, but I never took it upon myself to really learn about him until I read his article on Wikipedia last month. There's this one excerpt of his speech in the U.K. that you can DL for free and I like to listen to it on loop whenever I feel hopeless or just to start the morning off even.

Maybe it can buff your outlook again bro.:)

( "My Spiritual Message" (

05 May 2007, 10:20 AM
Thanks Glenn and Samanthie. I appreciate the look as always. Here's another one. this one took forever for some reason...Lost's of post, playing with texture and atmosphere too (

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05 May 2007, 01:12 PM
I like that image of the guy with his hands in front of his face..STRONG IMAGE...Drawn into his thoughts like a magnet,..making me think my own thoughts as to what he is thinking...a great way to get the viewers to use thier own imagination while viewing an image...:thumbsup:
The bottom one is a nice concept also...who is controlling and dangling the time piece, and why...?
That one reminds me of a painting that BOSH, or BRUGIAL I think made.
It had a lot of people wandering on and over the PATH OF LIFE,....THEY WERE ALL WIGHTED DOWN, and STOOPED OVER, LIKE BEAST OF BURDEN, with time pieces / hour glasses I think, TIED TO THIER BACKS...It was a really strong image that always stuck in the back of my mind....Time,..the ultimite parasite, and illussion.
A second that seems like an eternity, and an eternity that seems like a's all in the mind and eye of the BEHOLDER OF TIME...:)
Really looking forward to seeing more of these thought provoking images that seem to spring effortlessly from that imagination of yours.:thumbsup:

05 May 2007, 12:51 AM
I started playing with Zbrush and this is my first significant breakthrought after about a week. it owns my life now Goodbye world.:wavey: Critiques definitely welcome.
Magdalena! Anand!Where are you guys! (

05 May 2007, 01:44 AM
Hey Isaias - so you've fallen under the spell as well heh?! :) I can't blame ya!

It's a good start - you have the base shape there - now start refining the details, the harder eges on the ears, eyes [remember the eyelids! - people seem to always forget that we have those :D] and the lips... hope to see this develop! :thumbsup:

05 May 2007, 02:26 AM
Hi Magdalena! Zbrush has handcuffed me and won't let me go... thanks for the help. Darn those eyelids. I'll get to work on them after I learn all there is to know about eelids.To the wiki! I have no reference, just winging it really. Trying to remember my anatomy principles. More soon. Thanks again!

05 May 2007, 05:40 AM
Hey Isaias!!... I am here!:scream:.... So you got hooked, huh? goodluck buddy!... awesome start! nothing much to add to what Magdalena has said... except, get loads of photo reference! enjoy... I will keep watching!:bounce:

05 May 2007, 02:30 AM
Thanks Anand ha! I love it. I can't wait t get on it some more. I played some more with it, but nothing worth posting...more soon.:scream: Thanks for the inspiration as always.

I started dabbling with that exposion pic I started on a while back. Just trying things out.No real point or vision, just freestyling. I want grandiose though. (

05 May 2007, 01:50 AM
Hey Isaias, very menacing zbrush guy! I have a couple of suggestions on the explosion image. You have a hint of some of the dark cloud of the explosion outside and next to the bright fiery center. I would suggest make some orange fire inside the dark cloud as it moves away from center. Also the very bright white light of the cloud seems too bright. Maybe fade some of the oranges and reds you have there into some of the bright area. Dramatic image!

06 June 2007, 09:17 AM
Gah! Why isn't there a doublepost delete button!?

06 June 2007, 09:21 AM
Hi Debbie, thanks so much for the suggestions. They really help me clarify my idea about what I want. The cloud tip makes a lot of sense.:thumbsup: I don't like the pose of the guy at all so Ill have to fiddle with some more possibilities later...Thanks again!

Here's my second attempt at a zbrush head. Maybe a little better? I had the Idea of Evil Scientist in my head. No reference either. Just trying to remember what I know about Anatomy and characaturize(Real word?) my knowledge of it.:shrug: (

06 June 2007, 04:02 PM
Hey ha-dou-ken,

I really like your one painting in #307. ( The time spent really paid off. Great job.

The explosion painting is definately headed toward grandiose. The main thing that I see holding it back is the back part of his coat. Its triangular shape leaves it with a static feel. Try giving it more dynamic/exaggerated curves. Also the back of the coat should be blowing more toward the right edge of the painting, apposed to toward the viewer.

I am still learning facial anatomy myself so I can't crit a whole lot on the scientist. It does look a lot cleaner than your other head. His jaw, around his joint, looks like it should be dropped a bit.

Some really good stuff! Can't wait to see more!

06 June 2007, 04:25 PM
Real nice your studies ha-dou-ken.
Your drawing are real good.
I am studing Zbrush too but nothing worth of posting yet ...
Did you starting from a base mesh your models?

06 June 2007, 02:59 AM
Hi Steven, thanks a lot for the look. I have a long way to go with zbrush but I'll get there!thanks for the tip with the coat.That's really bothering me...I'm glad someone pointed it out.I think I'll change it now.

thanks Gabriel!I started from a zsphere with both models. I think I'll create a base mesh soon though. I hope you post some up too, we're al here to learn no? Ciao.:)

06 June 2007, 01:11 AM
My girlfriend came to town and we took some pictures by the river. I think they are keen. ( ( ( (

06 June 2007, 04:50 AM
Lovely photos, Isaias. Good thing you're not just trying to take a photo, but also making it look good, with a better composition and all.
So, it's Louisiana in the background? Looks very nice with all those light at night.
Oh, converse sneakers rock!
Never tried getting you girl into drawing/painting? You know, being in a couple makes the two more like each other. Though one painter once told that one should be careful when marrying a painter, but the only thing that is more worse than that is marrying a non painter :D
Ok, now I want some 2d or 3d to see! :bounce:

06 June 2007, 03:41 PM
Heh, thanks Razz. That's the city of New Orleans.I live about 15 minutes from it on the other side of the river.

Ok ok, I'll get serious now!:scream: *Rolls up sleeves*...:arteest:

06 June 2007, 12:30 PM

GREAT photos of your girlfriend...I like the composition/lighting/perspective..:applause:
It would be great to see them turned into matt paintings...maybe something in that light above her knee, or in the grass in the forground, or that big area of sky...something from your imagination, that takes them to a more pesonal level...just for fun type of thing..:)
I did a bunch of matt paintings of MRS SPIRIT DREAMER walking on the beach awhile back,..made the beach disappear, turned it into a water fall, and had her walking across a rainbow in front of the waterfall, painted some butterfly wings on her, put the updraft from the waterfall blowing her hair upwards ect....great fun just letting the imagination do it's own thing, and create it's own world around what is...making what could be instead...
By the time I got done , the only thing left of the photo of her walking on the beach, was her face...the rest was all imagination at play.:bounce:
You can learn a whole lot by doing that kind of experiment, plus it is alot of fun...:)

06 June 2007, 09:43 PM
AHA!!! I see the devil by the name of Pixologic has gotten one more sould in the bag ;) Great to see you them zbrush sketches Isaias :) Looking forward to more!

06 June 2007, 09:57 PM
Pretty pictures Isaias. :) The lights look so lovely in the background.

06 June 2007, 03:22 PM
Hi Glenn:wavey: I want to incorporate her into one o f my paintings.Maybe for her birthday since it's coming up heh.

Magdalena: Gah! Don't look, don't look!Give me a few months ha.Then I can bring stuff to show you.:blush: Thanks for that addiction btw. Anand and you are the bigger reasons as to why I shot 100% pure Columbian pixologic into my juggular.:eek::arteest:

Debbie!Hi! I like how tey turned out, albeit a little blurry. I'm surprised she let me take so many.:D

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Hi Isaias, Really nice images both of them. The first one of the man is very moody. I can feel he is very stressed out. Well done but maybe some blending mid-forehead where the lines seem to stand out a little. Is the second the portrait you are doing for your girlfriend? It is lovely. Since it is still in the early stages I wouldn't know what to looks as if you know what you are doing. :) Keep going!

07 July 2007, 11:27 PM
Heh, thanks Debbie.That's not my girlfriend ha.

Another one. (

07 July 2007, 02:24 AM
Ouch Isaias! That last piece is very nice.

Heīs really expressive. His ear lobule itīs kind off to me, but it doesnīt disturb the mood of the portrait. Congratulations.

07 July 2007, 07:58 AM
Hey mate
You've done it again... you are really REALLY good at capturing that special thing a human expression can communicate towards the viewer, letting your subjects tell their story with their expression... it's what I love most about art in general

07 July 2007, 09:04 AM
Hi Agnaldo, thanks for the kind words.I don't like the ear either heh.

Johan, thanks for the look.I was on vacation for a bit and just got back. that's one I managed to do while I was visiting my girl. Now back to life, bleh.:)

08 August 2007, 02:51 AM
Something from imagination.:) (
Shot at 2007-08-07

08 August 2007, 03:48 AM
Hey Isaias! How are you doing, bro? Like the new paintings... strong stuff, as always!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 03:00 PM
Hey Isaias, really very lovely work! I envy the way you do your lighting. :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 07:04 PM
Anaaaaaaand!what's up?Thanks for the look, as always.I gotta catch up to you guys here.:D

Hey Debbie! Aw, you're weird.:Dthanks though.:)I'll try to get back in the flow of things.

08 August 2007, 07:33 PM
Hey Debbie! Aw, you're weird.:Dthanks though.:) they tell me.:p

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When I first started this thread my intention was to learn lighting and form through painting which in turn could hopefully improve my understanding of sculpting and modeling in 3D.

I've started a a sculpt in mudbox and could use a few pointers.I think I've improved but I could still use all the help I can get.

Please disregard the head and hands and feet and...

Here's what I have so far after about 6hrs.I'll take as long as it takes to look good.I'm pretty stubborn :D ( Hosting (

07 July 2008, 03:46 AM
Hey Isaias!! How have you been, buddy? Long time no see, huh?:scream: Great to see your sculpt!! I will post some comments in the evening.. have to rush to the studio now!!

07 July 2008, 07:13 PM
Anand!What's up man?!:beer:

I've been good.At work waiting for this cloth simulation to calculate.zzzzzzzzz....

Congrats on your sick demo reel.I hope to receive some good critiques from you later . :)

Hope all is well.

07 July 2008, 11:46 PM
Hi Isaias

Nice torso you got going there! Watch those ankles and wrists, guess you havent gotten into them yet. I almost leave them till last,.. big mistake :D

Cheerio Chris

08 August 2008, 02:42 PM
Thanks Chris :).

The hands and wrists and head and basically ALL extremities are horrible at this point.Bleh, yucky. I've started from the torso and am working my way out. I want to go back in max and fix the gesture a bit(especially the hands) but I'm not exactly sure how to do that while preserving all my mudbox detail....I'll have to read a bit about it.

Here's another update WIP02.I restarted because I wasn't happy with the first one. (

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06 June 2009, 02:22 PM
I'm trying to loosen up. gotta get back into my art.Go for broke! ( (

06 June 2009, 07:04 PM
hey welcome back Isaias!
How have you been?

06 June 2009, 08:47 PM
Hi Johan.

I've been really busy this last year. I've been promoted a few times at my job and moved to sunny Florida. I live right by the beach!it's cool. Although I miss New Orleans a bit. I've been carrying a heavy heart so I didn't paint as much as I should have. I was working on my demo reel mostly.

that's something i did for it.

Now I want to get back into painting though. I was looking through my thread and some others on here and I miss it.I might take my laptop to the beach one weekend and spend the day painting if my battery permits. Or a sketchpad.

And yourslef?I see you've progressed MUCH since I last visited your thread. I'm so glad to see you're guiding the newer members with your talent and words of encouragement. it's a lucky community to have you :)

ciao bro!

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06 June 2009, 05:41 PM
Looks good. I think the muscle that goes from the clavicle to the back of the head needs more work, especially in its fixing to the clavicle.

06 June 2009, 06:00 PM
Thanks alexander. I agrree, the clavicle is weak and I didn't spend a lot of time outside the facial area. This was done in about 4 hours. I want to do a sculpt a day to improve but i don't know if I'll find the time. it's also hard to find good reference of Bapu! This was my main photo reference.

07 July 2009, 04:05 AM
Trying out my new Intuos4. Just for fun. ( ( ( (

07 July 2009, 01:40 PM
New Tablet!!! ~Jelous~
Wrinkles are fun... nice! Hope you're doing well.

07 July 2009, 01:51 PM
Thanks!Yeah, it's preeeetty sweet. :drool:

I'll be posting more often. Hope all is well with you as well. :wavey:

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02 February 2010, 02:45 AM
My friend's puppy passed away recently and he wanted me to paint a memorial for his living room. I gladly accepted for Raja bear. (

02 February 2010, 05:35 AM
Lovely Puppy Portrait.

How have you been man?

02 February 2010, 07:03 PM
Hi Johan:)

Thanks. I've been good. Last year was crazy. So many life changing events happened. I'm just getting back into the normal flow of life. I parted ways with my ex and my family and I moved to sunny Orlando, Florida witha broken heart, I'm buying a house soon, I just made a new website that I'm working on ( ), I got promoted to Project Manager at my job, lost some of my best friends when I moved, made some really great new friends.CRAZY!


I'm glad to be getting used to this new life finally, but it's still hard sometimes. Oh well, it's all an adventure, no?

How about you?How's your injury? Are you 100% again? I hope you can still draw and paint like before since you did it so well :). I miss searching through everyone's thread here. It was my second home. Razz, Magdalena, Anand, you, Glenn, Rebecca.

Good to be back...

02 February 2010, 07:41 PM
Life is indeed an adventure. I see it as a ride and while it's a mistery where the journey will take us each day, I try to enjoy as much as I can (after all, every day could be my last). Things get crazy sometimes, but hey, we learn and move on, right?

It's great to hear that you're in control despite the less amusing experiences.
Enjoy the sun! (I'm freezing my butt off here argh)

02 February 2010, 12:57 AM
Isaias, hey! Good too see you back! I believe most of our lives changed during those months, one way or another. Hopefully, for the best. Always a pleasure to see something new from you, especially after such a long pause. Welcome back! Don't disappear for such a long time anymore, mate!
Can't wait to see your website. Now let's see some more art!

02 February 2010, 01:55 AM
Heh heh. Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I really appreciate it.

ok...let's get some art going *cracks neck* :arteest:

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03 March 2010, 05:16 PM
Hi ..Isaias..:)

Great to see you around again...Always enjoy seeing your works...They always have alot of, and provoke alot of EMOTION..Cornerstone/Foundation of Great Art..:)
The top piece/image on this page, speaks volumes without saying a word....:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE...Isaias

03 March 2010, 06:57 PM
Hi Glenn :)

it' nice to be back. I did a lot of growing up last year so I didn't paint as much as I would have liked. I hope this year will be different though. I always appreciate your inspiring attitude. I need it...I'm pretty rusty lol

More soon friend. Take care,


03 March 2010, 01:11 AM
I came back to work on this guy and add a little composition. (

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03 March 2010, 01:33 PM
I came back to work on this guy and add a little composition. (

reminds me someone, but just cant figure out ??

04 April 2010, 11:38 AM
His eyes look very asymmetrical. One higher, both doing different things.

Other than that, great pic.

04 April 2010, 04:27 PM
His eyes look very asymmetrical. One higher, both doing different things.

Other than that, great pic.

Thanks. Yeah, the left eye is jacked up. I should have spent more time on it, but got tired of working on it.

@sergeneren: Not sure who you're thinking of.hmm...Now that I think about it though, he kind of reminds me of a middle aged Paul Newman sans hair...and eyebrows....and eyelashes...and pigment...and...


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08 August 2010, 11:47 AM
Hey Isaias :)
Always a pleasure seeing what you've been up to..REALLY like that Bob Marly portrait..great likeness and painting..:thumbsup:

08 August 2010, 08:13 PM
Thanks for stopping by Glenn. it's always a pleasure to hear from you :) more soon...

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09 September 2010, 03:12 AM
This is 1 of 3 paintings I'm doing for a friend of mine. She wants 3 with the theme of a woman in a red dress holding a martini at the beach. (

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09 September 2010, 03:19 AM
HEY Isaias.:wavey: .BEAUTIFUL...that red dressed woman on the beach..:thumbsup:
Really like the composition part of it also..:thumbsup: :arteest:

TAKE CARE Isaias :)

09 September 2010, 02:46 PM

Hi glenn :)

thanks for the input. I'll need to start on the next one soon.

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10 October 2010, 07:36 AM
This was about 2 hrs.

I made a speed paint video to go along with it which can be found here: (

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This one has a photo-realistic appeal to it. The brush work/lines is/are subtle.

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03 March 2011, 12:22 AM
what a great variety!

03 March 2011, 06:12 PM
Thanks vicmonty. I'm pretty scattered :p

03 March 2011, 01:28 PM
Beautiful job on this last one posted Isaias..:thumbsup:
I keep seeing people going off into the distance and some coming towards me, and maybe an action of some kind happening in the forground between some people..Just passing thoughts that may be useful to you,..if not in this piece,..maybe one done at some point down the road..:)
Take Care Isaias :thumbsup:

03 March 2011, 01:51 PM
Thanks Glenn :). I don't do scenes too much but the recent events in Japan were too powerful to resist.

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11 November 2011, 09:57 PM
This latest has a great ambient feel. As I look at it, I feel like I am sitting in the rain and need a poncho. Great stuff!

11 November 2011, 07:20 AM
Yeah, the last one is a great mood painting. Very sketchy also, but still very clear what's what.
What are you up to these days? :)

11 November 2011, 12:32 PM
Nice job on that last one Isaias...:thumbsup: The human element always adds interest to any scene..:)

11 November 2011, 04:09 PM
thanks guys.

I was thinking about Blade runner and there's a lot of wet surfaces in that movie. Thanks :)

@Razz. I've been spending a lot my recent time learning guitar, and doing hard surface modeling. It's hard to do all the different arts I want to explore with not enough time! :scream:

How about you? How are things? I can see you've leveled up tons since those young adolescent days(although you were sick even then :beer: )


thanks. I hope to add more often now. But I looooove guitar lol.

11 November 2011, 08:53 PM
Isaias, I've been doing freelance stuff on and off for the last 2+ years. The work wasn't very steady but I did learn a ton from working on all kinds of projects. Done a variety of stuff, like storyboarding, character/environment concept art, illustration, texturing and architectural 3D viz. Took a 2 month environment design workshop/masterclass on the off time, extremely awesome stuff! Liked being a student so I'll try and become a real one next year :) If I succeed, 4 years of academy await.
Ha, I know what you mean about not having enough time for everything. Got into photography and I'm lucky if I get out to take some pictures once or twice a month.

Good luck to you, mate! Do post more :D

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09 September 2012, 12:07 PM
Hi Isaias :)

Hey...Excellent job done on the Jeff Bridges portrait...Really captured that great character of his...I like your brushwork..very strong and expressive..Congrats Man :applause: :thumbsup:


09 September 2012, 03:52 PM
Thanks Glenn :wavey:

Hopefully The Dude would approve also. :cool:

03 March 2013, 11:56 PM
I don't know...I was thinking of Shel Silverstein and Cowboy Beebop and this pooped out... (

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05 May 2013, 09:32 AM
well, Bridges is great if you ask me... ;-)

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