René Aigner's Sketchbook
(02-16-2014, 08:51 PM)Mariyan-Hristov Wrote: It seems to me that you have learned a huge chunk of the fundamentals for a very short period of time.

I wouldn't say that I did. You shouldn't forget that I had been drawing and painting on-and-off for nearly 10 years before I started this sketchbook (or rather my sketchbook at CA, which is older). I don't think there's a trick or an ideal "schedule" to learn the fundamnetals. The more you do (with high concentration), the faster you'll get better.
What I did learn relatively fast is complex form building (not that I mastered it of course, lots to learn there still), the stuff I talk about in my Vid. But, again, I had been drawing for almost a decade before I found Robertson's GNOMON videos.

The important thing is to love the process. If you're not having fun while you're drawing/painting, you need to ask yourself why that is. Are you not having fun because you're beating yourself up too much? Are you drawing things that you love drawing or just exercises (both are important)? And then adjust your studying habits to get the fun back into the process.

The end-all in my eyes is if you were to realize that what you really want is to "be a goood/successfull/professional artist", and you think that once you get there, you will finally have fun. I've met a few people who are like that. I don't think that can work. The learning process never ends, and you never "get there". If you're not having fun drawing now, you won't have fun after 4 years of practice, no matter how good you get.
Fall in love with the process. Draw because you want to and enjoy it, not because you want to "be successful".

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Well, we've all fallen in love with your process. :-)

Love these last few portraits!

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Thanks ;)

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hey René,

hope u doing well!

The envi painting is really awesome!!!

Gruß

Janos
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thanks Janos!
Can't complain =)

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Just dropping by to say I really like seeing your work, most of which is through fb. There's lots to learn from your Reilly construction, and I refer to it from time to time, when I forget about certain rhythms

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Thanks a lot Tom =)

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Unfortunately I don't have much to show these days, most of the stuff I do I can't publish because of NDAs. However, here's a Sargent study from tonight:


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astonishing portraits! sorry if that question was already posted before what what kind of school is how you're sketching faces? (those curved lines between nose/chin etc)

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Thanks Madzia. It's called the "Reilly abstraction".

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Here's a cover I did for October Rage. The main cover is to the right, to the left is the back of the case where track titles etc. will be.

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Thanks Jackal!

Long time no update again. Been very busy with work on "Frostrunen" and to make matters worse I have a cold and my throat is killing me. Anyway, a new late night study/portrait:

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Wow, those portraits are just solid! You have a great structural understanding of what you are studying.

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Thanks Eraiasu!

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painted from life:

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painted from life:

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pertinent consistency as usual! Really loving the way you handle edges and finish in those still lives.

You're proving that a strong workflow and painting on a proper foundation will increase the likelihood of awesome results.

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Youtube Channel (Process, Tips on how to get work, etc...)
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Thanks einver!
something different for a change. the underlying logo design isn't mine, I just painted it with realistic materials:

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It's also for October Rage, the band I did the last cover for.

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