Sunday, June 03, 2007

Traditional Studies


I love digital painting. But I'm a firm believer in getting out there doing life sketches with traditional media. It feels like going to the gym or something. I also find it the most difficult, and I often fail even on the best of days. These are a few paintings which I think have a small grain of potential. They're all oils, except for the three small gouache sketches on the bottom left. Guys like Nathan Fowkes are pure inspiration for this kind of stuff.

22 Comments:

Blogger ryan said...

great colors man! i like the palm tree studies!

2:59 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

These are really great man. My favorite is in the bottom group, top left . . . really nice.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yeah - all of the images are but the palm tree is my favourite! Your attention to colour is fantastic!

2:09 PM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

all beauties Marco. You have a great gift

7:59 PM  
Blogger Anders said...

awesome pieces, Marco
I'm really impressed by your skills with these tools...

6:12 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Beautiful!!

7:57 PM  
Blogger Philip Dimitriadis said...

Marco,
awesome work... really nice....
-phil

8:56 PM  
Blogger nELS├ľN! said...

Nice work Marco specialy on the landscapes!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Philip Thomas said...

I really like all of them. Great Studies keep up the good work.

10:14 AM  
Blogger phc said...

marco you are a great artist and you are a great digital painter !!!

roby

11:36 AM  
Blogger bog_art said...

Traditional media is always the best way to test your abilities.. You are a great painter in traditional media as you are in digital media.. congratulations..

2:42 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

NICE Marco!!! The portrait is awesome! Nice bold brush work. The landscapes are fantastic too. Great job man!

10:29 PM  
Blogger adrian said...

Love the Palms man!!! Beautiful!

11:44 AM  
Blogger JC said...

very nice Marco!

4:02 PM  
Blogger cdeboda said...

Great studies. Excellent portrait.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Super work Marco - I love the confident brushwork!

3:19 PM  
Blogger robert casumbal said...

awesome! all your studies and speed paintings are wonderful... please keep posting such inspiring work.

9:54 AM  
Blogger David Colman said...

here here!!! to Nathan Fowkes.. I like your entry here ....for those who have read my book I believe polishing the fundamentals,working on your location sketches, and drawing the figure and animals from life is like weightlifting for a football player..you will not get paid for it. but its gotta be done to stay in the game....

nicely done my friend...

8:50 PM  
Blogger Craig Mackay said...

Super nice color! Really great work.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Man I absolutely love these!

11:47 AM  
Blogger shou' said...

Swhheeeeeeeeeet painting.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Jared Shear said...

Love these studies!!...I especially like the one with the palm trees, you captured that one perfectly

12:40 PM  

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