What’s this???? Is it true???
Small teaser, they’re WIP – work in progress yo. Thanks for viewing eh!
USB Prayer Beads
Whoa! It sure feels crazy updating this site, especially a wordpress site not for a client. Did you know I started this site around 2005-2006?
New Projects and Updates:
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I’ve been working independently for a couple months now and things are positively picking up! I decided to create the brand and go big! The variety of clients, businesses, subject matter and challenges provides the stimulus, and financial fruits kids go for.
Please check out the rapidly expanding portfolio and tell all your friends!
A wonderful completion!
- 100% custom HTML content + CSS layout = loads fast + topping Google
- Visual layout made to client’s liking = loves it!
- Photography credit, yours truly….
- WordPress powered News page for easy client side updating with images and writing
- Web Analytics for visitor info and page awareness
- “Well priced, awesome results” – Matt
I sat down to do a painting one night, itching to explore without photo reference – shelfing the studies…. I didn’t have an idea so I did 2 or 3 very quick sketches before the idea of an explorer finding a “WaterMan” came to mind.
I saw this gentleman whilst driving home a sunset ago:
He was wearing a white dress shirt, classy shoes, suspenders and mowing while smoking. The glare from his glossed hair was nearly blinding…
I just destroyed my wordpress blog (http://mattvogt.com/blog) and started afresh with a new wordpress install and re-imported my posts. Like my life, I’m simplifying things – back in the hay-day’s of 2005 I really pimped this place and customized a ton; now, I arm-chair it by using the chill standards allowing more flow for me! Yes.
At this current time I will listen to this awesome dude’s advice (thanks Charlotte!) and implement such goodness:
Yes of course Craig Mullins would have John Singer Sargent notes!
Straight from the notes:
Cultivate an ever-continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in he mind without ceasing a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight, and everything that is to be seen, the power of selection will follow. Be continually making mental notes, make them again and again, test what you remember by sketches until you have got them fixed. Do not be backward at using every device and making every experiment that ingenuity can devise, in order to attain that sense of completeness which nature so beautifully provides, always bearing in mind the limitations of the materials in which you work.
And some study advice?
Paint a hundred studies: keep any number of clean canvases ready, of all shapes and sizes so that you are never held back by the sudden need of one. You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
Bonnie Ayotte recommended me using the plumb line as well:
When drawing from the model, never be without the plumb line in the left hand. Everyone has a bias, either to the right hand or the left of the vertical. The use of the plumb line rectifies this error and develops a keen appreciation of the vertical.
Thanks to Gothic Gerbil for typing it out and Jan Keirse for creating the PDF.
All right boys and girls – here’s a tip to tap into a massive list of writings from Craig Mullins.
His website is: http://goodbrush.com/
He has helped many people in his prime on the forum of Sijun.
Using the search engine: http://www.forums.sijun.com/search.php
Search for author ‘Spooge Demon’, set the results to display as ‘posts’ and change the max character count to ‘all availible’.
Yes 1443 posts, spanning 47 pages of goodness! Definitely a mix of themes/subjects but definitely some nuggets of knowledge within!