Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Portrait of an old man by strixxx Portrait of an old man by strixxx
I think I need to make a small correction...Not about Freddy Kruger's portret ( :) ), but the technique - it is actually a 'dry point' and not an 'etching'. Since this category was not quoted, I choose the one, which is the closest to it...Anyway, that's it:)
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2006-11-24
Portrait of an old man by ~strixxx is a beautiful drypoint etching. ( Featured by alchemism )
:icondawidzdobylak:
DawidZdobylak Featured By Owner 3 days ago
good job!
Reply
:icontifon:
Tifon Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
awsome drypoint! dry point is cool although I hate the part when you have to remove all the excess ink :/ did your hand hurt in all the procces of scraping your glass/acrylics plate?
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Yes, my head always hurts after I do such things...though I have made only two prints of this one...It was really a pain!
Reply
:iconsunflowerwithpower:
Sunflowerwithpower Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Nice! I like the detail, it gives it a "there" feeling. ^^
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much:)
Reply
:iconxii-id:
xii-iD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
As I thumbnail I thought that was Freddy Cruger :|

Nice picture man :D
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
You too? Man, you're the third person, who thought that...I should really change the title than :D

Thanx ;)
Reply
:iconxii-id:
xii-iD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Haha, I think it's the skin. It looks quite distorted :P
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yes, it's deffinitly the skin...well, the man was quite old actually...:P

Nevermind, Freddy is OK for me:)
Reply
:iconjef88:
jef88 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
wow very nice drawing you made there
especially when you see you used a dry point techniek
keep up the good work
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
Why not? You can make amazing details with the 'needle'...Althought the printing is ....
Reply
:iconjef88:
jef88 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
we had to make a choice between that and etching, painting or pencil drawing
and i took pencil drawing :)
but the needle is indeed better for detail than any pen could do =D
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yes, I think so...But aren't you alowed to try other techniques too during the course? Some of my colleagues, who where studying painting or sculpture for instance,have often visited us and have made some good printings as well by themselves:)
Reply
:iconjef88:
jef88 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
i dunno dont think so
i'm sure about college that the awnser is no
but for artclass (my hobby) i dunno but i dont have time for it anymore =/
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oh, I see...pity. And how is your pencil art class going? Are you happy you have chosen that?
Reply
:iconjef88:
jef88 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
yes i learned alot
(but it was done a few months ago :))
now i'm doing graphical design and i like that alot
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
I believe, the previous course helps a lot, no? It's a pity, but most of the graphical designers I know actually do not havy any 'art related' education...It's not neccessary of course, but I think it's better to have different points of view and in that case some sort of sense for composition, colour etc. :)
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I 'm glad you like it:)
Reply
:iconjef88:
jef88 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
youre welcome :)
used to learn about that style but never got to do it myself
Reply
:iconbutteflyvanquish:
ButteflyVanquish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
this is good but scary!
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
:) why scary?
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
:) may be because he lookes like Freddy Kruger ( according some recent comments;)))
Reply
:iconbutteflyvanquish:
ButteflyVanquish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
i dont know, it just has an onimous feeling to it is all
Reply
:iconrenfabio:
renfabio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Great work!
...I LIKE VERY .....
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
THANK YOU!!!
Reply
:iconmask-of-oblivion:
mask-of-oblivion Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
hi!
Great work!
you know, I study art, and what you' ve done, it' s really a masterpiece....just look at his expression, it' s perfect!
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much...This means really a lot, I didn't even expected somebody to like this work (I did it my second year at the art academy)...but a mesterpiece?!? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Btw, what exactly are you studying? And where?
Reply
:iconmask-of-oblivion:
mask-of-oblivion Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
no really, i like a lot his expression!
I study history of art at university of fine arts in bucharest...
I see you are also studying art...
by the way: nice gallery:)
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks again:)
Unfortunately I'm not studying art anymore...:( This year was my last...
You have a very nice gallery yourself, especially the photos of the cemetery...;)
Reply
:iconlipeiteoh:
lipeiteoh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
May I ask what is drypoint? Is it close to etching?
It's really brilliant!
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you:) The main difference is that to make an etching you use acid on the 'drawing' on the metal plate and then you print it, while to make a dry point you use a plastic transperent plate and just print it ( and that's why it is called 'dry' ). However it is pretty much the same, as the tool you draw with is the same as well ( a very sharp needle ). Moreover, you can also make a 'dry point' on a metal plate, e.c. without puting acid on it...I know, it sounds a bit complicated, but is really interesting...:)
Reply
:iconmentaldisfunction:
mentaldisfunction Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
hahaha no shit Freddy ahahah :)
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yes:))))
Reply
:icontrue-soldier:
true-soldier Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, Freddy is who I thought this was as well.
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Really? Wow, never have even thought about this...Well, ok there's something like that, because of the shadows I guess...althought he looks too peacefull for Freddy;) ...May be I have to change the title to "Portrat of Freddy Kruger"...:D
Reply
:icontrue-soldier:
true-soldier Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, it's just that the wrinkles look like scar tissue on the face in the thumbnail. I think that's why.
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yes, you're absolutely right. Well, I don't mind at all:)... I only hope that it was not a disapointment to jnow that actually he's not Freddy....
Reply
:icontrue-soldier:
true-soldier Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, I know how you feel. Wasn't a disapointment, though. Still a good pic.
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanx:)
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hah, that's cool, thanx
Reply
:iconanagoge:
anagoge Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
From the thumbnail, I honestly thought you had drawn a picture of Freddy Kruger.
Reply
:iconkebek:
kebek Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
great work
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
Reply
:iconopiumia:
opiumia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
e ne..tova e brutalen portret!
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Mersi! Tova e edin star portret (mai ot II kurs...) s tu6, koito posle napravih v tehnika (v slu4aq suha igla) - imahme takava zada4a. Stareca be6e dosta sbru4kan, a i taq draperiq...ama te v grafikata vse takiva gi izbirat, tolkoto pove4e gunki - tolkova po-dobre...zaradi 6trihite...golqma e cuknq ( a otpe4atvaneto posle si e napravo muka), no e priatno (ako ima6 zdravi nervi, de;)
Reply
:iconopiumia:
opiumia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
kato mi zagovori6 i o4ite mi stavat na kop4eta!!
sigurno e bilo adski qko da pravi6 vsi4kite tezi ne6ta..polovinata, ot koito 4uvam za purvi put..zame4tavam se.. eeeeh...
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nikoga ne e kusno da nau4i 4ovek ne6to novo, o6te pove4e puk ako vzeme, 4e mu haresa:)
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
:))) Ami az kato zagovoria za takiva raboti, da ne ti kazvam kakvo stava...:) Ako te interesuvat tezi ne6ta, ili niakoi drugi, za koito sum po v 4as...YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME!;)
Reply
:iconopiumia:
opiumia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
nqma6 predstava kolko zagazi sled tazi si replika ;)
nqma otturvane ve4e
Reply
:iconstrixxx:
strixxx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ne se znae koq e po-zagazilata, taka 4e go on;))
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 21, 2006
Image Size
692 KB
Resolution
2480×3508
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,526
Favourites
39 (who?)
Comments
55
×