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Journal Update 4 by FabianMonk Journal Update 4 by FabianMonk

Alright here's another two journal updates compiled into one.
Artists from top to bottom are as follows:

- Jim Meskimen
- J.D. Hillberry
- nobody in particular, just random portraits of random people. Female version soon to follow.
- Albrecht Duerer
- Frank Auerbach
- Wilhelm Sasnal
- Rembrandt.

The Rembrandt one was the first time I ever tried oils, and although they are so nice to paint with, fucking christ do they take forever to dry. That painting has been "drying" for about four days straight now and is still wet in some parts. I actually tried to speed the process up with a blow dryer, cause I had to bring the piece in to class, but after half an hour of me standing there I was so way fucking past the blow dryer and just give it the finger. Great shit for smooth blending and really nice, vibrant colors, but bad shit for speed. Still I really want to try it out on canvas some time.
The Sasnal one is acrylics, and all the other ones are pencil, with fineliner on the Auerbach and some charcoal on the Meskimen.
These are all size A5.
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ilovebeingbored Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
just plain awesome
fairytalehorror Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Holy crap. I must have stared at the Hillbery for at least five minutes straight. Amazing.

I was going to ask, what sort of paper are you using for the journals? Is it just regular paper? If so, how do you keep it from warping when you use oils and watercolors? If it isn't regular paper, what kind is it?
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
It's regular paper, but relatively thick and heavy. When I use watercolors on it it warps like crazy, so then I have to put several books on top of it once it's dry to flatten it out again haha.
As for oils, they don't warp paper. Or at least they didn't warp mine, haha.
fairytalehorror Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Ah...well...damn. haha. I thought you had found some secret miracle way of getting the paper to stay the way it is with watercolors without having to buy watercolor paper...which is so damn expensive.

Thanks anyway. haha.
Kastia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Your abilities in portrait drawing is astounding :omg:
azaryu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
These are the kind of works that really inspire me to keep practicing art in my sketchbook..

Amazing work. (:
iman-air Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
i love this! esp. the sketches of the faces...
GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
what is this?
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Did you read the image description?
mandelak Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Student Filmographer
damn these are awesome, my fav is the flowers one, they look so sick
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