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07-04-2001, 08:14 PM
Actually, I just discovered this site through a random sort of surf, so I'm not even a "long time listener".
I think the site's pretty neat, and figured that I'd try and post a pic or two here as other people have.
I'm a professional digital artist in Seattle, having spent some time first as a freelance illustrator (I have one *bad* graphic novel under my belt).
(crossing my fingers to see if this works....)
07-04-2001, 08:17 PM
and another for luck:
Good to see you here Jason.....
What media are your pics... They look pretty good to me
07-05-2001, 12:45 AM
and welcome....I echo, would love to know the medium
07-05-2001, 03:11 AM
These are acrylic on canvas, with a gloss medium to finish.
07-05-2001, 03:18 AM
If you've read this far, then here's another couple:
07-05-2001, 03:18 AM
and uno mas:
07-05-2001, 05:44 AM
Jason, Welcome to WC. I love your painting style - the way you have applied the paint etc. Very nice - hope to see more :)
07-05-2001, 09:28 AM
Killer work, Jason! you should post some of these in general critique, they will see much more traffic. Also, post just one per thread, because there is way too much here for commentary on specifics.
Are you familiar with Milt Kobiashi's (AKA Bruin) and his buddy Skip Lepkie's work? (I have a feeling I just misspelled both names, sigh, but I am too lazy this morning to look them up). Similar muted pallet and subject matter. Also you should look into Simon Levinson's stuff here, very powerful, and a similar approach to paint application.
You have a great deal to offer as inspiration, Jason. Please do post these, just ration them...too much light blinds!
Any chance you could post one of the good spreads from your graphic novel? What kind of digital work do you do?
07-05-2001, 11:54 AM
Thanks again for the kind words.
Actually, yes, I am familiar with Milt Kobayashi (He posts here? cool!) and Skip (Malcom T) Liepke-- Milt I discovered about two months ago, and Skip, whose work I've known for some years now.
I like 'em both tremendously --- to the point where I try not to look at their work at all for fear of being derivative (there are quite a few lower quality imitators of those two out in the world). I generally get most of my MO from folks like Bonnard, Vuillard, Hopper, Cezanne, and Degas.
Yes sir. One pic per thread.
The graphic novel's been out for about 12 years now, but I'll try and track down a page or two.
As for digital, I work for a local company here in Seattle as a project art lead on a game called Flight Simulator (and it's sister, Combat Flight Simulator), and I have a website:
where I post some stuff occasionally, although nowadays I'm mostly painting in my "spare" time.
07-05-2001, 12:39 PM
Hi Jason, welcome to WC, I just enjoyed your work so much. Thanks for posting it. :)
07-05-2001, 11:51 PM
07-06-2001, 01:46 AM
Jason...just wanted to welcome you to Wetcanvas! Thank you for posting your paintings I like them very much!!
Do you work exclusively in acrylic..or do you also work in oils?
btw: I've liked Skip's work (as well as Milt's...and Mark's!!) ;)
I think I noted Skips work in "Communication Arts" magazine years ago. Be sure to look at Rebecca's work here at Wetcanvas.
07-06-2001, 02:30 AM
Thanks all for the kind words.
I've been painting with opaque media for about a year now-- oils first and then acrylic.
I'm pretty locked on acrylic for several reasons:
1. I have a small area to paint in-- less mess
2. I don't have a tremendous amount of time to paint-- I work 50-60 hours a week, and teach one night a week, so the quick drying time allows for faster progress.
3. I do a show every month, so that dry time comes in handy!
I've spent most of my art career with charcoal, pastel, and watercolor. I just figured it was time to sread the wings a little, and having to get ready for shows is a *great* motivator.
I came to Skip's work through the SI annuals and the Communication Arts illustration annuals.
When I was at college all the kids wanted to paint like Skip, and I'm sure nearly everyone would like to follow in his and Milt K's steps if they could!
I saw Rebecca A's work. I actually liked her warm up color sketches best of all.
07-06-2001, 07:58 AM
Welcome, Jason! I admire your work and look forward to more of your posts!
07-06-2001, 10:35 AM
Hi Jason, nice work. Would you post a little about the change from Oils to Acrylic and how you handled it? Also, were these painted from live models and would you tell us about the sitting and how many did it take to complete the paintings. thanks
07-06-2001, 11:14 AM
I love this! Strong work!
This is me looking at your work:
07-06-2001, 08:49 PM
I like your paintings very much. I have tried so hard to work in blocks of color as you do and I always end up "drawing" the picture. Post some more- or even a few process pictures- I would be interested (and probably others) in your creative process.
07-06-2001, 09:44 PM
Yes, That is something to go for...I'd really be interested in that topic , also!
07-06-2001, 09:49 PM
I'll try and address some of what you brought up a little later tonight.
Thanks! I'll break out a couple more in a new thread for you a little later, and try and work some process pics on my next 'un.
07-09-2001, 06:34 PM
Hey Jason, your work reminds me of Hopper's except you seem more optimistic to me.:) :clap:
07-09-2001, 08:18 PM
These are stunning! Very reflective. I am not a big fan of muted colours, yet these seem just right.
07-09-2001, 11:00 PM
I've heard that often-- thanks!
He's one of my favorites, an excellent compositionalist, and a great storyteller.
Oddly enough, considering both how much I like his work, and how often I hear comparisons, I have almost no reproductions of his work on hand.
The other odd thing is, I never much liked his figure work...
All that being said, a great complement to evoke someone who I consider among the best of the 20th century...
07-10-2001, 06:31 AM
to me your Portraits look much "warmer" than Hoppers. They do feel laid back to me and make me want to crawl in.
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