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Journal Update 4 by FabianMonk Journal Update 4 by FabianMonk
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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
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Kastia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Your abilities in portrait drawing is astounding :omg:
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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. (:
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iman-air Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
i love this! esp. the sketches of the faces...
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GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
what is this?
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Did you read the image description?
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:iconmandelak:
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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Tmvgabel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Damn that Rembrandt is beautiful! great hommage to the master himself!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconfademode:
fademode Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel so jealous....
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
This is some serious work man. I'm definitely glad that I kept a watch on your gallery. Keep it coming.
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farfromreason Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
very good job on the oils, i just started my copy from masters oil panting...its a bitch
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:iconagerpic:
agerpic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
the last oil painting is amazing
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KasugoKage88 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
That fat guy in the third image taking a shit?lol
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:iconzweetchuck:
Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u drew all those?
:clap:
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Yeah...


I also photographed them!
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:iconzweetchuck:
Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice =)
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morbid053 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
The Rembrandt is magnificent
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Geo0004 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Dude these Journal these journal entries are becoming in instant fav in your works, absolutlley Incredible. I did alot of Durer research and reproductions in school. He's one of my favorite Renosance artists. I keep going back, just Fantastic!! :)
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Durer is definitely an inspiration for me too. That page is actually one where I picked the artist myself, and he was like one of the first that came to my mind.
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Dude, nice Rembrandt. You got him and his style down.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I think it would take a couple decades more to get his style down, but thanks for the compliment. :beer:
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
yeah, but only a COUPLE of decades. ;)
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Havoc-16 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Dude these are awesome, amazing Rembrandt!!
:+fav:
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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chriscopeland Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Man yo, you are MASTERFUL! Its rediculous!

Un believable, i need to do a piece worthy of your colors man, give me a subject matter, i'll get going on it and maybe by the time SDCC rolls around, we can have a masterpiece, lol.

SICK SHIT YO! IM LOVING THE WHOLE THING!
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Don't worry man, we'll be getting plenty of chances to collaborate. Don't feel forced, I find the pieces that you do entirely freely of anything else to be your best.
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Angelo975 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
awesome stuff :)
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mrTwisby Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The Rembrandt one is very nice, I immediately thought of him when I saw it. Oils are a right bitch though. I have found that I don't really have the patience for using them.
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Patience I got, I just needed to bring the piece in for class. I was walking like on hot coals that morning, haha.
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Daniel4ing Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Fucking kick ass Monkster... I'd love to flick through that journal of yours.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks man. Haven't seen you around here in aaaages dude, what's good?
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Daniel4ing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
been around man, always follow what the digital gurus are up to.

Just work has been keeping me busy, instead of graphic work I've been more focussing on webdeveloping. Hopefully I'll be able to get some time again to fiddle around with my art again :)
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orehovka Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Great! I'm so glad I found your gallery!
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:iconanimal897:
Animal897 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
The Albrecht Duerer is really, really well done. And honestly the hatching throughout all the pieces are completely perfect. Everything is so well done. Great as always
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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benthic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work on the Rembrandt, Fabian. You're always a fine inspiration, man. How is school-life treating yah?
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Pretty good. I've been damaging brain cells though.
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
sick man! your the most talented dude ive seen on here bro..keep it up
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment!
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
no problem bro, keep it up!
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man, yeah I gotta agree. Durer was serious business.
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leonx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Man, these journals are great. Are you just doing these for fun, or are you keeping them as like a portfolio for art school? Great stuff man.
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
It's all an assignment for class. Not really a portfolio, more of a journal to go along with a portfolio.
Thanks!
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UrsusArctos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Gorgeous work- and it looks like you have a knack for oils!
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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