Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Few Preliminaries

By Justin Gerard

Of an oil painting I have been working on...




Hope everyone's 2013 is going well!

13 comments:

  1. Dear Justin,
    You are annoyingly good!
    Seriously- as I'm sure many others here will echo, this is a lovely concept masterfully executed. I wouldn't normally post just to say those things only I also felt compelled to say how great is is that you should share your process like this. It's a great example of how following through on strong fundementals can bring a vision to life. Inspiring and much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing the final.

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  2. Hey Justin!
    That is looking amazing! I can't wait to see the final.

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  3. what a wonderful sketches . Enjoy me eyes :D

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  4. The little colour sketch you did already looked finished to me. I can't imagine what the real finished one will look like.

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  5. i agree with CK. I really would love to make my drawing look so effortless and incisive as yours. looking forward your courses at lamppostguild!

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  6. Magical!

    Love the contrast between the wizard's expression and the kids'.

    Best,
    Aaron

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  7. Beautiful! The linework is so delicate and perfect for the children, and yet the dragon still looks like a bad-ass dragon.

    Your drawings on the brown paper inspired me to purchase myself some more Conté pencils and new EarthBound books.

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  8. I started doing sketches on toned paper last year, and while I love the depth I can get using the paper as the midground, I've found I have a hard time translating those sketches to full-color since the mood totally changes from whatever the initial feeling was on the toned paper... do you ever have the problem?

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  9. Hi Justin,

    I just had to share my reaction which was, quote, "Woaaah!", unquote. Seriously.
    Your sketches are amazing, as always. Love the wizard's expression :)

    Can't wait to see the finished painting!

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  10. What pencils are you using for these awesome sketches? The color just seems really perfectly balanced to the tone of the paper.

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  11. Dr Mr Gerard,

    I love your work. I hate that I didn't do it.

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  12. This is going to turn out magical. Beautiful feel with the curved horizon and cool/warm theme. Make it BIG! ;-)

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  13. Just viewed the new post: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2013/01/wizards-apprentice.html

    and then it brought me here...then i was amazed even more. Loving the work you do!

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