Thursday, November 02, 2006

Painting practice

I guess this is maybe a post more appropriate before Halloween, oh well. This is a nice picture I found somewhere and decided to paint. I hate it when I paint things like this just for practice and they turn out nice(in my opinion), then I am stuck with a painting that's not really my own. Practice, I guess.
I included a detail picture. I've had a hard time getting good pictures of the detail in my paintings. Digital pictures will never do justice to the real thing.

14 comments:

Anders said...

Dave, obviously you rule!!!
and I consider you as a kind ofsemi-god in a way...
are you also a Chuck Close fan?
this is awesome man!!!

Léo Teixeira said...

thanks for atencion...but i don't speak english!Cool work...Congratulations,you are the best...thanks.

katzenjammer studios said...

this is some great lookin practice. what medium are you working in?

David Malan said...

This is an oil painting.
I'm not really a Chuck Close fan, I'm not a big fan of modern art pretty much as a whole. I think theres a lot of gross colors and subjects that kind of give me a sick feeling.
thanks for the comments, sorry if he is too creepy.

LDahl said...

Great job! He looks wistful, not sad.

Dave McClellan said...

Paint on, fellow Dave. Gotta keep the oil painting presence alive in the blogoshpere! Looks great.

keul said...

wow man, you're a brilliant draftsman, i like your drawings a lot, very fine!
the sketch of the statue is amazing!
by the way, thanx for the reply on my blog!

Adam Ford said...

Excellent as always you jerk.

restrepoh said...

your work is awesome. I´m a fan.

marcobucci said...

Pretty awesome control of the paint. The thumbnail seriously looks like a photo to me. I've been getting back into oils more, partially inspired by posts like this!

A. Riabovitchev said...

Здорово получилось!Мне нравится настроение.Это твой знакомый или ты сам?:о)

David Malan said...

spasiba,
Eto ne ya. po moemu on paxozh na ruskum, net? Eta prosta fotograf katori ya nashol v kakoe ta gazzete.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Ну в таком случае он мне напоминает Венгра или Югослава.
Я открыл новый блог,где буду ставить русских художников или художников которые работали в России,если интересно заходи.
http://rusartilikeit.blogspot.com/

jean-michel said...

David,
One of my fever photographer!! your technique is incredible, Bravo!!