Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Journal pages by FabianMonk Journal pages by FabianMonk
Alright, so this is more or less the key thing we're doing at Uni right now. Every Monday we get a list of artists that we have to research, and then do a journal page about. Basically we're supposed to include some info about each artist and then draw one of their artworks, or something in their style or something along those lines, and this is my journal so far. I decided to include everything I got up to this point, the good the bad and the ugly. Some of these I am proud of, some I seriously never want to speak of again, and most are somewhere in between. These journal pages are my acquaintance with traditional media though, so even though right now I got a long way to go, I am confident that, in time, I'll get a better grasp of it.
I am far too lazy to list the tools used for each individual image, but my repertoire goes something like this: pencils, colored pencils, pastels, chalk, conte, acrylics, a whole lot of watercolor, and a little guache.

ALSO, since the original size of this image is of somewhat gargantuan proportions, I decided to make the real size download only. Don't want to crash any browsers or nothing. For those of you with slower bandwidth however, I also have this journal update split up into three parts (they're still pretty big though), which you can access
here: [link]
here: [link]
and here: [link]

Enjoy!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkleinir:
kleinir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow. This a great idea to improve your skills through your sketch book, while improving your creativity as well ^^ I'm liking it.
Reply
:iconskullz747:
Skullz747 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Amazing work.
Reply
:iconsarazita:
sarazita Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
your Chuck Close imitation/journal is absolutely awesome..genius!
Reply
:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much. You really made some very thoughtful comments, thank you for taking the time!
Reply
:iconwhitefire-06:
whitefire-06 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
so how do you get the paper the tea like color? you know to look like the art supplies and Da Vinci picture, I love of all the art work, I hope I can create like that when I get to college.
Reply
:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I just color the paper with watercolor. :]
Reply
:iconwhitefire-06:
whitefire-06 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Oh ok, silly me, should have guess that. Thank you.
Reply
:iconthee-to-me:
thee-to-me Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Good god, you are fucking amazing. Like, totally incredible. The Da Vinci!

*gurgle*

Wonderfulwonderfulwonderful
Reply
:iconpichu4850:
pichu4850 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
whoa.. pretty sweet! I love each different theme each one has, kind of (with the artists things you mentioned) and each one is so.. different (: love them.
Reply
:iconazaryu:
azaryu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
aaah! amazing!!
Reply
:iconxcreativex:
xCREATIVEx Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
DAMN!!! This is great!!! :D
I applaud you!
Reply
:iconradioactivemongoose:
RadioactiveMongoose Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
They're all brilliant.

I actually saw the original of the guy with the cigar.
Reply
:iconsollosp:
Sollosp Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Some people have so much artistic talent that it makes me sick... you sir are one of those people and i hate you because i want to be at your level of skill without having to put any of the work in... you had better be satisfied with yourself...
Reply
:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
No.
Reply
:iconsollosp:
Sollosp Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Yes.
Reply
:icontoasty-fresh:
toasty-fresh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I can't imagine which ones you don't like . . . they all are very evocative of their artist and well-drawn, too. Nice!
Reply
:iconmolepunch:
molepunch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing stuff, bro
Reply
:icontemptryst:
temptryst Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I really love how you were able to do so many different styles. This was just plain fun too look at.. especially with the vibrant colours
Reply
:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007   Digital Artist
You are amazing! I can't believe how each of the journal pages have been rendered so wonderfully, vividly and distinctly! You can sway between styles so effortlessly and yet still maintain your own flavour.
Reply
:icondanluvisiart:
DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
the da vinci sheet is off the hook
Reply
:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man, coming from you that's really flattering!
Reply
:iconznxster:
znxster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Amazing versatility in your craft! I especially like the portrait a la Chuck Close, photorealism ftw! :D
Reply
:iconparadoxalsin:
paradoxalsin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
I love them
Reply
:iconchunkysmurf:
chunkysmurf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
god damn these are beautiful!
Reply
:iconfoolofatook23:
FoolOfATook23 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
these are really beautiful! what a great project.
Reply
:iconpenfoldthebrown:
PenfoldTheBrown Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Wow man, love it!
Reply
:iconbenchnoirpro:
BenchNoirPro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Wow I really like your Chuck Close
Reply
:iconsinbad269:
sinbad269 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
omg wtf, CRAZY!!! lol

nah it good - very good in fact
Reply
:iconsystematic-lunatic:
systematic-lunatic Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Mad, mad work. Your journal looks amazing and now I have something to aspire to regarding the quality of my own sketchbooks. So thank you! =D
Reply
:iconpabbit-da-rabbit:
Pabbit-da-rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Very awesome. You are really versatile to be able to do so many different styles and in so many different kinds of media. Honestly, each of these journal pages should be a journal cover. You could sell these journals and make a killing! (Also, I think it's so cool that you're German, but you're studying in London. Read it from one of the other comments. I guess I'd need to actually move to German to get more fluent in it)
Reply
:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I'm actually not in London, I am in Bolton, which is a town in the vicinity of Manchester. But it's cool, haha. Thanks for the all the kind words!
Reply
:iconpabbit-da-rabbit:
Pabbit-da-rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Oh, I'm sorry! I read too fast, I guess.
Reply
:icontheemobadger:
TheEmoBadger Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
wow, that tombstone? i was there, in france, : ] i kissed the head.
Reply
:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, funny, a girl I know here told me the same thing today (minus the kissing the head). Tomb of Oscar Wilde, yeah.
Reply
:icontheemobadger:
TheEmoBadger Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Yep.
Reply
:iconknowleser:
knowleser Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
WOW, awesome journal!

I think I'll go and have a look at improving mine now...

... thanks for the great inspiration :-)
Reply
:iconseryia:
Seryia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
QUITE impressive - no matter what you say.

That actually sounds like a really intriguing art project. Has it been a fun, growing experience yet? Considering that I don't get neat projects like that, I may try and do something of the like on my own :).

Awesome job. Fabulous colors. God-freaking-amazing composition. <3
Reply
:iconyanuss:
yanuss Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
mad flow
Reply
:iconcasaverde:
casaverde Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
these pages are just amazing...i wish i had assignments like this in my classes. all these pages feel like part of some art history textbook.
Reply
:iconclenchy:
clenchy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
wow that is some pretty deep stuff man, loving the 2nd one and the Chuck Close one ^,^
Reply
:iconsailorcatwashu:
SailorCatWashu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
I think my favorite one is the chuck close, cause I love the man as an artist and it looks exactly like the painting (atleast from a distance)
Reply
:iconrubinh0:
rubinh0 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
u r too good mate X_X
Reply
:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very impressive! My favorite is the Chuck Close one :)
Reply
:icontha-ripper:
Tha-RIPPER Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Woah that's awesome! Monks training really shows!
Reply
:icondomnx:
DomNX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Diggin' the freeform drawings.
Reply
:icondechartea:
DEchartea Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
I can see a bit of Picasso cubism in some of your works! outstanding
Reply
:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Well the very last one is after an actual painting by Picasso, but I'd say there's only two other pieces that are notably (visually) related to cubism, those two being Juan Gris (Harlequin with a guitar) and Georges Braque, the one directly underneath the Gris one.
Thanks for the comment!
Reply
:iconginmau:
ginmau Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Great job there monk, I think you're on your way to some great stuff! Keep it up!
Reply
:iconnakoo-the-tauren:
Nakoo-The-Tauren Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I think thats all really great work.
Your course must be of some fun for this wonderful works to come from it.
I must say my personal favorite is 'Chuck Close'.
Thank you so much for shearing this great work.
Reply
:iconfailstarforever:
failstarforever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wooo sick, kinda reminds me of coro's sketchbook. Nice stuff sir.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1050 × 6300




Details

Submitted on
October 23, 2007
Image Size
3.7 MB
Resolution
1050×6300
Thumb

Stats

Views
13,511
Favourites
347 (who?)
Comments
129
Downloads
299
×