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    Red face Sketches of Seyreene (September 8th)

    Hello,

    my name is Seyreene (well, not really), and I'd like to show you my sketches and studies in this thread. I bet you wouldn't have thought of that!

    Anyway, as I'm rather one of the lazy kind I haven't done much studies or speedpaintings in the past, just very quick sketches and real artworks. But now I begin to realize that it could be healthy to stop and do something yet unfamiliar.


    I begin with an older work of mine, a study of the lead singer of Bloc Party (done in spring). I found a nice photograph of him in a music magazine and felt like painting it. It took longer than I expected as I had major problems with his anatomy. To begin with it was even hard to make him look like a man...

    The second picture is a collection of head studies that I'm doing right now. I want to copy one 3D head a day in order to practise different perspectives and angles and to try out brushes. These are the first four ones.

    Both pictures where done in Artweaver.

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    Here is the next bunch of heads.

    I think I like the oil brushes Artweaver has, they are so soft. (Conte is nice, too!)

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    This is a study i made from the photograph of my grandfather from the 60s. It took quite a long time (about 5 hours) and isn't quite anatomically correct. But it was really hard to transfer a small photograph to a big piece of paper...

    It's about 13 x 18 inches big, and I used coloured pencils (dark grey, black and white) on grey paper.

    This is the photograph I used as a reference: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...passfoto02.jpg

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    Great start!
    I'm already impressed with your values. It is one of my weakest areas. Keep sharing your works!

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    #3 || Nice piece, however as you probably noticed, the glasses are off-center. The rendering treatment pulling away from the center of the figure's face begins to get flat (note: the application of medium and dark tones below the chin). On the point of transfering information from a larger piece to a smaller piece, try utilizing the grid system to help with scaling. Otherwise, keep on sketching and you will see improvement.

    Welcome to CA and Happy sketching!

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    Hive_minD: Thank you! I'm glad to hear that.

    f1guremeout: Thank you for your criticizing the pic! You're right, I should have used some kind of grid. I did not think about that until I had almost finished it...
    And I agree with you, everything but the face is kind of flat, especially the jacket. I should work on every part of the picture the same way, not only on the parts I have fun with (which would be the face).

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    Ah, long time no see... I was busy in learning for a test, but now that's over for a few months.

    This time I'm having an idea for a picture and try to realize it step-by-step. The first study you can see was made from imagination, but I'm not very satisfied with it. (He#s looking way too old!)
    Then I painted it again, this time with the use of two reference photos. One for the laughing face and one for the body and light setting. I like it, but he still looks a bit old... I want a younger man. ;_;
    The third piece is the same as the 2nd, but coloured.

    The next pieces will be real speedpaintings, I swear!

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    This time I really made a black-and-white photo study, using a very very old photograph I found. (The photo must be at least 100 years old!)

    Let me introduce you Iver Knudsen! (Photo: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r..._stock_eco.jpg )

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    Okay, next study... This time in colour!

    I don't like 007 movies, but there was one screenshot of it I found in a magazine that I like. I thought the composition is nice and the two people look really good on it, so I began to "copy" it. (No tracing or colour picking. Just very often looking very very closely at it. @_@)

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    Yet another speedpainting, this time i used no references but my memory! (For the tree, as there is one out of my window that almost had as orange leaves.)

    The rocks were inspired by multiple landscapes I have seen in the last months.

    EDIT: I changed the picture after recognizing that it was just too dark. Some friendly ghosts told me that.

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    Again, an old photograph I "copied". I really have to concentrate more on clothing, as once again I've nearly only done the face. (It always is the fun part... But life is not always only fun, even in painting. O_O )

    reference: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r..._stock_eco.jpg

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    Third portrait done with the reference of an old photograph!
    Still no concentration on the clothes, but at least a bit more on the bachground.

    Ellen Tychsen,
    reference photograph: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...k_mirrored.jpg

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    I downloaded the trial version of Photoshop CS4 and tried it out a bit. Round brush and colours!

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    Another try with Photoshop. (Again, no references.)

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    I updated the latest painting yesterday, now with the use of a reference photo. The eyes were just so... wrong. O_O

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    off to work, but i just wanted to say that these are pretty sweet. more comments to come. keep working hard dude, me likee.

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    Thank you!
    I haven't updated it for some time, but there is more coming... I promise. XD

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    missing some updates gogogo!! your faces are coming alongn realy nice and that pencil work is just gorgous!

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    I love your paintings and pencils, good work!!!!

    Critiques on my work always welcome!!

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    nice start, i think defiantly the head studies at the start are the best or at least my favorite, good variation of techniques and tone. Keep it up, hope to see more of ur work soon.

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    I've neglected this thread for too long, so thank you for still posting something! XD

    rasta-art, working with those heads was fun! I can only spread the idea.

    Lately I managed to draw again, I just have to scan it. O_O
    So that would be the first pencil works here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seyreene View Post
    I've neglected this thread for too long, so thank you for still posting something! XD

    rasta-art, working with those heads was fun! I can only spread the idea.

    Lately I managed to draw again, I just have to scan it. O_O
    So that would be the first pencil works here.
    Sweet can't wait to see!!!

    Critiques on my work always welcome!!

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    Here is some old stuff to begin with! It's all been done with Painter Classic 2 or Photoshop CS4.

    Just a face without reference I further worked on and coloured later on: [PS]


    Not really a sketch because I've worked much too long on it, but this is the black and white version of a portrait I coloured. The face was completely painted from reference, as that photo was the inspiration for the whole picture.
    You may call it a study with parts with ref (face, hair) and parts without (clouds, robe). [Painter]


    This is a very quick sketch of a picture idea I'm having in my mind for a few weeks now. I work on it now and then, so I post the most up-to-date WIP as well! (I'm sorry for them being so dark, though.) [PS]



    And the last picture in this posting is the sketch of a portrait I'm painting right now. It's done without any references, but doing those pencil studies I'll post later helped me a lot.

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    Now, the promised pencil sketches! To be more exact, I used two differently coloured pencils, a dark brown and a black one. Scanning the sketches in wasn't the very best thing to to, the original colours almost got lost. *sighs*

    All of these studies are based on pictures from magazines, as this is somehow easy. I want to do real life studies as well, but that will come later. First I have to get some feeling to pencils again. (I don't like pencils that much. Maybe this can change after practising?)

    The first two pictures are awful, I know that. But on the other hand the rest was fun!

    No. 1 & 2: fast and bad sketches after strange fashion catalogue photographs. I won't use fashion photos anymore, they're much too polished!



    For the other sketches I took reference photos from a Spiegel magazine.

    No. 3: I drew this with reference from the German movie "Hilde". The actress is Heike Makatsch, but I think you won't notice that. ^^;


    No. 4: This is a German writer with quite an interesting, strange face. Her mouth is unusual.


    No. 5: Another artist, the director Christian Petzold. This drawing took a long time, but the upper head is completely off. I hate not being able to mirror a pic properly, argh. x_X
    But the nose and eyes were fun at least.


    No. 6: The Austrian singer Soap&Skin. I haven't listened to her music yet, but she looks interesting! I tried not to render anything out, but concentrate on lines.
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    Inspired by studies the awsome Algenpfleger and Jana use to paint now and then I wanted to try that out for myself. I took some items from my desk and painted them with the help of Photoshop, taking notice on the real colours.

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    cool sketchbook! your drawings from magazines are really cool!

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    Thank you, jatherip!
    I'm already drawing more. Just wait a week or so, then I'll be posting a few. ^^;

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    It feels strange when the signature is nearly bigger then the picture itself Whats the idea behind it? Youre getting better and better with drawing faces, keep it up! And the lifestudy is also well done. The colors are so vivid! Hey I think I recognized the box. is it a paperbox from ikea? :'D

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    *lol* I didn't recognize that the signature looks that big... I don't know, writing fast with that coloured pencil just leads to a huge script.

    Anyway, thank you! Having that sketchbook lying around also keps me to do studies once in a while, though spare time is rare. Same with the coloured study.

    Yes, you're right! XD
    It's a box from this set with multiple round coloured boxes made of cardboard. They're everywhere...

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    Two new magazine photograph studies! Sadly, the second one is quite askew again. (So much more to practise and so few time to do so. >_>; )

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