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About Deviant Artist Brandon RitomMale/Malaysia Recent Activity
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Malls portrait alla prima by Aberzheim Malls portrait alla prima :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 5 1 sketch filler by Aberzheim sketch filler :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 8 1 Mall Portrait studies 4 by Aberzheim Mall Portrait studies 4 :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 2 0 Malls portrait study 2 by Aberzheim Malls portrait study 2 :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 0 0 mall galleries portrait study by Aberzheim mall galleries portrait study :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 2 2 study after richard piloco by Aberzheim study after richard piloco :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 0 1 Bargue study by Aberzheim Bargue study :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 5 2 Mall galleries portrait 3 by Aberzheim Mall galleries portrait 3 :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 7 0 George Clausen study by Aberzheim George Clausen study :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 9 1 Alma-Tadema study by Aberzheim Alma-Tadema study :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 4 1 suits 2 by Aberzheim suits 2 :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 11 2 suits 1 by Aberzheim suits 1 :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 8 3 Mall Galleries figure speeds 2 by Aberzheim Mall Galleries figure speeds 2 :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 4 6 Mall Galleries figure speeds by Aberzheim Mall Galleries figure speeds :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 1 6 quick Zubaran study by Aberzheim quick Zubaran study :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 1 3 Male torso bust studies by Aberzheim Male torso bust studies :iconaberzheim:Aberzheim 2 0


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Small portrait by nailone Small portrait :iconnailone:nailone 82 9 Female Hunter by daarken Female Hunter :icondaarken:daarken 1,281 31 Lord of the Mountain by torei Lord of the Mountain :icontorei:torei 2,790 210 It didn't go right by WadeFurlong It didn't go right :iconwadefurlong:WadeFurlong 131 166 WIP 1 by mair-ree-ann WIP 1 :iconmair-ree-ann:mair-ree-ann 30 20 Faith by immanuel Faith :iconimmanuel:immanuel 679 41 The Last Rites by 22zddr The Last Rites :icon22zddr:22zddr 5,898 452 Space Vagabonds: Assaulter by ukitakumuki Space Vagabonds: Assaulter :iconukitakumuki:ukitakumuki 6,455 271 old oil by turningshadow old oil :iconturningshadow:turningshadow 164 24 Bearded: Black Mage by Vanjamrgan Bearded: Black Mage :iconvanjamrgan:Vanjamrgan 56 8 Tomb of Nephilim by RanDize Tomb of Nephilim :iconrandize:RanDize 133 21 KRK by falk2021 KRK :iconfalk2021:falk2021 4,155 225 studieeeeeee by paooo studieeeeeee :iconpaooo:paooo 72 8 A Portrait by Wolfie-chama A Portrait :iconwolfie-chama:Wolfie-chama 1,743 370 Missing Child Portrait 43 by johnpaulthornton Missing Child Portrait 43 :iconjohnpaulthornton:johnpaulthornton 134 77



...gotta get my alla prima portraiture-fu back in business again, this summer break's been awesome just for catching up with painting and drawing, and a nice respite from having to view contemporary garbage.…

Sean Cheetham's article, together with Richard Schimd's book and Justin Kaupfman's alla prima demo is truly a one-hit-KO art combo to help improve your painting skills. Read it, know the pallette system intuitively enough, focus on drawing exercises and see your own alla prima skills skyrocketing.


The past few months has been a pretty crazy learning curve, and doubly so with a summer reading list- both Harold Speed books, the Orientalists (Kristian Davies), Richard Schmid and Sargent. Intimidating, but its also interesting to note how relevant and true Harold Speed's observations on common painting and drawing mistakes and how eerily accurate his predictions are on the future of classical and representative art.

Then I glanced through David Hockney's 'book' on the secrets of the Old Masters, and cringed. Truly so much has been lost, and even with the most modern of artistic tools inane crap is steadily building up in today's artistic landscape. Ah, the BP portrait award is also proof of that, photorealism is kitschy and overrated, painterly approaches trumps over photorealistic copying always (just ask Velazquez, Rubens, Van Dyck and Sargent)


On another note, the Wyeth exhibition is still on till late August at Dulwich. Cannot say enough about the amazing hereditary talent of the Wyeths, reproductions cannot do justice to the beautiful expressive qualities of Andrew's portraits and landscapes, the beautiful colours and stylistic flair of Jaime and the brilliance of NC himself. There's the Sargent exhibition as well, but thats a default must-watch to visit anyways =)
  • Listening to: Serendipity- Aina
  • Reading: The Practice and Science of Drawing- Harold Speed
  • Watching: Alla prima portraiture- El Coro (Massive Black)


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MasterChief398 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! Have a great one!!
Helldoggolem Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Happy awesome B-DAy!!!! :)
NemesisAuthority Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your stuff is amazing. What do you think improves an artist's skill faster, studies or speed paintings or something else?
SkullKaizer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
happy b day hope you are ok
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Helldoggolem Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Happy B-DAy!!!
shakken Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Loving your work bro, particularly your trad skills. In Malaysia huh? If you're close to the PJ area and interested in sketchgroup stuff we should jam B)
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Happy Birthday!!

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Helldoggolem Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Happy B-DAy!!!!
KaputSamurai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thanks for watching me! It's people like you that make the world go round :D Just so you know, I recently created a new profile that I think you might be really interested in. Please check it out! I won't be posting any new art on this profile (KaputSamurai), but if you still want to follow my art then please feel free to watch me under my new Taymless. Thanks again and have an AWESOME day!
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Happy birthday!! :)

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