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    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!

    Chris

    Work hard, anything is possible. I know, I know, itís a very cheesy response but itís true. Hard work and dedication is the key to reach your dreams. -BjÝrn Hurri

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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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