Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crazy For Cult Detail

10 comments:

CGriffin said...

Know what I dig? The color bleeds you've been adding to the figs...so subtle. Uber cool.

Mike Puncekar said...

Just so you know, I sat down today and started an acrylic painting. Then proceeded to cuss and curse your name.

I don't know how you do what you do... but it's pretty amazing, man.

EricFortune said...

Thanks CG,
Mike...hmmm, try thinning it out a bit more, not loading the brush up too much, and do a small portrait or something easy that you're not gonna be too committed to. I feel like I'm still discovering all it's potential. Also, try different brushes. I like rounds for detail work and filberts are off the chizzle. But most importantly. Have a solid drawing and value study before picking up the brush.

bill said...

Off the chizzle? I wouldn't use a filbert just because of the name filbert. Seriously, so much awareness in your work. I keep lovin' it.

Angela said...

Simply stunning work! I also enjoyed the video of the process. Thanks so much for sharing, and for all the helpful tips. :)

donny said...

it's a trick...get an axe...

still, nice work!

7414Stars said...

Cool beans! Amazing work as usual.
Very nice work of the texture of the fabric. I want to see the whole thing.

Paul Aherne said...

Hey eric. Love your stuff and have actually learned a god bit from you...mainly to do with having patience when painting.

Just a quick question, what kind of camera/setup do you use to photograph your stuff?

Everytime I photograph my paintings/drawings they look no where near as nice as they do in real life.

Thanks man!
-Paul

EricFortune said...

Thank You^_^ Seldom am I happy with reproductions of any sort. But it does happen. For my blog I'm just using my Canon G9(G for GANGSTA!!!!) and my desk lamp(warm and cool lighting) However, I recently bought some hot lights,250 watt bulbs, reflective umbrellas, and a Canon 50D(...) digital SLR(short for "salary" as in one years salary!!!) for decent reproductions. Previously I had been using my epson scanner. I'm now back to eating ramen(mie goreng;) and mac&cheese.

Paul Aherne said...

Thanks for the reply man. Guess I'll just stick with my shitty scanner too for a while.

And I hear what you're saying with the mac and cheese...I've also noticed that there's a direct correlation between how badly I eat and how productive I've been regarding art.

Just start charging twice as much for your paintings and you'll be eating a lot healthier. It can't not work.