IT'S CHARCOAL. NOT A PHOTOGRAPH.My black and whites are NOT photographs. If you took time to look in my gallery, you should see the top of the list has a category called, "Traditional Art" - NOTHING in there is a photograph.More Like This
I have been shout-praised at many times by viewers in physical galleries for my photograph-like charcoal dry-painting quality; this is awesome, but repeating myself to the same person 3 times, that I'm 'dead serious, its NOT a photograph" can get irritating.
But here on DA, I have been repeatedly denied group gallery posting, because people either don't look at the artist's comments to see the medium I've listed, or actually REFUSE to believe its not a photograph.
THIS is my work:
Photographing live performances and recreating those moments in charcoal
Commissioned with a pre-shot photo to recreate in charcoal
Compiling images in Photoshop to then recreate in charcoal
I've sold many pieces, I've been commissioned for charcoal and acrylic...I've got a mural on permanent display in an Italian resta
Questions I've been asked as an artistI've been asked a few repeating questions over the last decade or so, and I feel I've finally got the answers for them! They've taken me quite a bit of self-reflection and growing, to figure out why and how I do what I do...SO, in the next week or two, I will post those questions, and their answers here, if you've got more, by all means, ask me! First question to be answered this (Saturday) evening!More Like This
Question 1: how do you do that?
The thought process and observational senses that those like myself have, are the keys to how the hand does what the brain wants - there is no specific object, face, shape or form to be created, there are only lines, curves, shadows and light - together in the end, they form objects and faces - this is how my mind works (all day, every day, no matter what I'm doing), and I never see the whole image/object until its finished...and even then, I'm still seeing only my strengths and weaknesses in the work, and not the subject matter that I've put on the
My love!1st year anniversary with =overseer! 11/11/11, at 11:11am we were married ^_______^More Like This