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July 4th, 2008 #1
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I'm Marlisa, 18 years old now (turned 22 (omg i'm getting old) on May 3rd).
After browsing around for more than a year, I've decided to start my own sketchbook over here.
To be honest: I'm not really the sketching-type of person...
When I want to draw or paint something, I don't make any studies before I start with the project itself. Yeah I know, that's not really a good thing, but I can't help myself, haha.
I'm a student at the academy of Fine Art, in Amsterdam. (not anymore... stupid art academies).
P.S.: My english isn't that great, so if I make some weird mistakes... don't laugh at me
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I am impressed that you do not do studies before finishing pictures! That is a super portrait. I would make the form shadow on the hand lighter to separate it from the values of the cast shadow and the hair. In real life, it might be the same, so I could be wrong.
Also, post bigger images!
July 4th, 2008 #3
Edit: @ eminkey2003: thanks for the compliment and the tip
l'll start with the only sketch/drawing thing I could find on this computer (my computer crashed a while ago, so most of my scanned work is gone... -_-').
I'll scan more drawings and sketches later this evening.
His hand and his hair hasn't turned out that well, but I like his mouth and nose
I used the picture to practise on tinted paper with black graphite pencil for shadows and white pastel pencil for highlights.
July 5th, 2008 #4
I've found two old drawings somewhere on this computer today:
Steve from Neo-celtic band OMNIA (so it's NOT ozzy or someone like that... )
Me with my precious nikon:
I know, the proportions are a bit weird
Not finished yet
All from ref.
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I really like your work I think you might need to push your values a bit more -- intensify those darks!
Show us more of your stuff; can't wait to see!
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
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@ AmontilladoAg: Thanx!
I'll try to do that a bit more, next painting.
@ a la bapsi: Thank u
About the art academy in Utrecht: there was no more space for more students next year. So, after I searched for more schools and didn't found any interesting things, I decided to take a break...
..but then ofcourse, I got a call from the art academy in Amsterdam; that they decided that I could do the whole year all over again
No break for me this year I guess
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July 11th, 2008 #12
Great stuff Marlisa,
Ofcourse the first portrait is absolutely awesome. You could definitely sell stuff like that.
The painting is also beautiful. I love the girls' hair, so many colour variations and nice highlights, must have taken a while to paint!
I guess it's good that you can do the year over at your school right? And it will probably be easier now that you've already done a lot of assignments and stuff?
As a crit: I'm not sure but it looks like you tend to make the mouth a bit too small on your portraits. Also watch the placement of the mouth very carefully. Often when something seems off on a face and you can't figure out what it will be the mouth being a bit too much to the left or right.
Oh well, great stuff, keep posting!
July 12th, 2008 #13
Thanks for the crit that's absolutely true.
When I was about to toss the painting out of my window, I finally saw what was wrong with it. The distance between her eye and nose and her mouth wasn't right... I don't know what I was doing when I painted that -_-'
Her hair was the most fun to paint, maybe because it went so well
About my school: Yesterday I've heared that the teachers thought another year would be really difficult for me, because they had doubts concerning my talent... according to them I don't have any
I guess... another schoolyear would prove that, wouldn't it?
I'm working on a new painting (portrait) for a few days now (5 days non-stop... ) and I hope I can finish it today.