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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
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A Dear College Friend Chimes In…

May 22nd, 2009
Secret Silvy

Secret Silvy

On Friday’s I like to post a few critiques.  The artist I had scheduled to chat with this week had something come up at the last minute.  Not to worry though, she made me promise to give her a rain check.  I ran into one of my dearest friends from college on Facebook.  She and my lovely bride were room mates and at one time we did practically everything together.  One day, however, she ran away from the circus to join a home and now she and her husband have a custom jewelry business.  You can see her work at Secret Silvy.  As a matter of fact, if you check there regularly you can watch their website grow as it is currently a Work In Progress!  Laura volunteered to help me out with a few critiques this week and it is greatly appreciated!

The old Washita Theater

The old Washita Theater


Washita Theater is an awesome depiction of times gone by.  The picture sort of clashes with itself though.  The column down the center has a 40’s feel, while the marquee looks like the bumper of a 50’s style car.  I think it’s because there’s no separating line between the two sides of the marquee, and the right end is angled a bit much.  I’m not sure if it’s the re-sizing of the picture, or if the lettering on the marquee are supposed to be illegible, but in this digital copy, there’s a slight cartoon feel since I can’t read the letters.  This is an excellent capture with what I will call “personal touches!”

EDM 121: Draw Something Shady

EDM 121: Draw Something Shady

EDM 121: Draw Something Shady

Looking at the “shady” picture, I am amazed at the depth that it has.  I just want to walk right up and sit on the swing, but I’m afraid I’d bust out the window behind it.  Something about the tree… looks like it’s reaching in under the porch on the right side.  But how could that be if the swing looks like it’s against the wall/window?  Didn’t notice it though until I was just staring at my screen while talking on the phone!  Otherwise, an excellent job!

College Chapel

College Chapel

College Chapel

I absolutely love the College Chapel.  It looks like a picture you would see of a small chapel in a fairy tale book.  If you stare at the tower too long, it begins to look fuzzy, like you’re seeing double.  The clock not showing an actual time adds to the fairy tale style.

Thank You Laura!

Laura, I can’t thank you enough for taking time to comment on my site and my works.  Readers, be sure and check out Laura’s site as well at Secret Silvy.

Open invitation to critique Fridays.

If you would like to participate in Friday’s critiques, please contact me and I will be more than happy to set it up.

EDM 122: Draw A Bell

EDM 122: Draw A Bell

EDM 122: Draw A Bell

Tonight’s EDM challenge, draw a bell, is another of those that pushes my comfort zone.  I still don’t like to draw reflective surfaces.  However, I think that particular set of skills is coming along nicely.  Before long I’ll be rendering Gazing Balls for your enjoyment.  <snicker> JUST JACK</snicker>





The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

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