Hi, I'm Henri from Finland. I do graphics and design characters for all kinds of projects using wide range of styles. I'm inspired by art history and I like practicing and researching classic realist drawing/ painting methods. I also occasionally draw comics and animation works.
Last edited by Combust Deficit; March 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM.
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My oil painting teacher encouraged me to show some of my sketchbook contents to people instead of keeping them in the drawer, so to speak. Most were done last year. Anatomy studies, old master studies, referenced from classic works by Barcsay, Szunyoghy, and others like Imagine FX Anatomy issue.
Here's some moleskine spreads that I have not shown elsewhere. Style studies, my own original imagination works, thumbnails and anatomy memorization practices. The last spread is done in oil color, prepared with two layers of gesso (studies of Phil Hale's and Joshua Reynold's techniques).
So, since last post I've studied a year at university, graphic design again. I spent much my spare time practicing traditional and digital, figurative art skills, drawing over a thousand of anatomy studies, drawing and painting figures at least once a week and studying old masters (see my art blog for more, contains some nudity if that bothers someone). Some selected, latest sketches:
A bit more diverse studies from various sources, film stills and photos as well as brainstorming, also from last year. I'll post some newer works later. My cheap scanner is not working correctly so here's photos.
Bargue plates from last September when I read Classical Drawing & Painting Atelier books by Juliette Aristides plus the classics by Harold Speed. I learned to sharpen the vine charcoal with sand paper.
The second and third Bargue plates. Even the simple ones take many hours but are absolutely great training for the eye. It was pretty straining to measure with plumb line for the first time but one gets used to it. Pocket mirror was also helpful.
I took the time this weekend to finish the Bargue plates 5 and 6 that I started many months a go. Lots of time spent with mirror, black mirror, skewer, and plumbline. I received the hard quality Nitram Fusains in the mail some time ago. They helped with getting the very light midtones. They are also helpful with rubbing the charcoal to the paper pores for a smoother, more even surface.
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