I'm taking my first steps into oil painting too, starting off with value only studies. They're pretty bad, I know. Go ahead and laugh. It's OK, cause I'm grinning right along with you! I hope to someday produce an oil painting that looks like an actual person. Getting closer!
Some charcoal renderings I did over at LAAFA for their head drawing class.
The last head was finessed by my teacher, Rick Morris. I got most of the lay-in and shading done but as you can see the devil is in the details. Woah. He's a fantastic artist and instructor. Learning a ton from him.
That's it for now. I'll try to update this thing weekly.
Hi there! You got some nice stuff in there man , it recalls me a little Kchen's style , at figure drawing I mean. I like a lot the domain you have on forms, it's really impressive, 4 stars from me, I'll be cheking ya
drd - Thanks, I try my best to fit in time to draw whenever I possibly can. Icedearth15876 - Thank you. Keep drawing, it's a skill that can be learned and improved with constant practice. Anyone can do this. Suira - Thanks. Funny that you mention that. I learned under a former student of Kevin's last semester and actually am learning from Mr. Chen himself at the moment. Amazing instructor. I hope I'm putting his teachings to good use.
Here are some figure drawings, an oil painting, and a head drawing I made this week. All from life. Thanks for looking.
Great figure work - I especially like those quicker shorter poses. On some of them, they seem just a hair too short in the legs - from the waist down I want to stretch just a couple of them to make them longer visually.
Is your instructor having you guys shoot for an eight-head-high ideal when you do your figure work? Just curious...keep up the good work!
madhatter106 - Thanks for the crit. I'll keep that in mind. Yeah, my instructors want us to shoot for the eight-head ideal, although for longer poses we're encouraged to adjust for what we actually see we since we have the time to do so.
I said I was going to try color and here it is. I used the Zorn palette to start things off with. It was quite challenging to work with both color temperature and values but also very fun. I don't think I'll be going back to a monochromatic palette any time soon. I received a ton of help and direction with this one from Charles Hu (hufigure).
Also, here's another long pose head drawing. There's something off about it. I feel like her right eye is placed a bit too high and that's throwing off the proportions of the rest of the face. Hm. I'll post this drawing anyway to remind myself to look for flubs like that later.