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anglicanbeachparty
03-09-2008, 11:42 AM
This is a thread to discuss work of artists (other than myself) whose subject is, or which involves, the female physique.

For instance, this topic, the Martin Schoeller exhibit (http://www.siouxcountry.com/showthread.php?t=320), would be quite welcome in this thread.

anglicanbeachparty
07-03-2008, 12:26 PM
So, anyhow, I was browsing through the photos at Grace Rivera's MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/gracerivera) ... and I found this digital painting of her, done by artist Andrew Sokol (http://www.andrewsokolart.com/About.html).

I was pretty impressed with the artistry of it. I suppose I should dislike the guy ... he is kind of a direct competitor to what I am trying to do with my art. And he is (haha) cheating by using a computer! (Ain't no CTRL-Z "undo" function on a real canvas, buddy!)

But I cannot dislike him. He is clearly a kindred spirit. I do think that using the giclee (http://www.andrewsokolart.com/FAQs.html) process is "cheating" in a way ... I mean, a machine applies the paint to the canvas. But, in another way, I think Andrew is missing out on the fun part of painting ... which is actually applying the oil paint to the canvas. It is a very sensual thing.

Anyhow, I value your thoughts. Is digital painting as artistic as painting directly on a canvas? Is it the final product that matters, or does the process matter also? Am I an artistic Neanderthal, refusing to find his way in the Modern Age? Your comments on any of these questions are welcomed!

http://www.andrewsokolart.com/sitebuilder/images/HomeBlack4-959x588.jpg

Alli
07-03-2008, 02:14 PM
Thats gorgeous

Rob B
07-04-2008, 03:02 AM
Sorry if the spelling is wrong but are there any fans of Boris Vallejo, julie Bell or Frank Frazetta's female physique art?

Neely
07-04-2008, 03:07 AM
I love Vallejo and Frazetta!

Also, Olivia de Berardinis is an absolute fave. I've thought about contacting her to see how much it be to have her do a portrait of me. I used to have 2 of her books, and they're just phenomenal. She doesn't necassarily draw/paint women that would be classified as 'fitness,' but the women are still gorgeous. She's so good at portraying sensual/sexual prowess with a touch of class in there.

:D

SBT
07-04-2008, 03:17 AM
WOW that is awesome!! :)

ibarramedia
07-04-2008, 05:34 PM
I love Vallejo and Frazetta!

Also, Olivia de Berardinis is an absolute fave. I've thought about contacting her to see how much it be to have her do a portrait of me. I used to have 2 of her books, and they're just phenomenal. She doesn't necassarily draw/paint women that would be classified as 'fitness,' but the women are still gorgeous. She's so good at portraying sensual/sexual prowess with a touch of class in there.

:D

Agreed. They have awesome works of art in Graphic Novels and comic books. Julie Bell is pretty good too. She collaborated with Boris Vallejo and she also once competed as a bodybuilder..

Bronwyn
07-04-2008, 11:01 PM
Good to have a thread about art here. ;)

I draw pictures only for myself as a kind of relax (muscular men and women too off course :D), but I used to do the art school and I really enjoyed reading articles here, as I am interested about art a lot.

For me Boris Valejo was always the Nr. 1 as I love fantasy paintings and drawings... a lot of my own "centaur" drawings was influenced by Valejo :o...

Aletha
07-08-2008, 04:16 AM
While using a computer is considered to be cheating by the old fashion term of art, it is still art. He is doing a great job depicting the model. I'm sure that your method takes longer to do, but both of you, like you said, having the same end in mind.
Cheers