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    André's Sketchbook, where he learns to draw and paint

    Hi guys, after a thousand years of being a lurker here in these forums, I've decided to start acting upon my desire to be a great artist. I want to be able to create beautiful digital paintings, and if I can grab some monnies along the way, fine, otherwise, I'd be extremely happy to be able to paint great art.

    Of course, if I ever get to that point, I'll be extremely happy to do something else, always focusing on getting better. Well, the human mind can never be truly satisfied.

    So, to start my journey, I've decided to practice doing master copies. The first one is Abra, from a Caravaggio painting, Giuditta e Oloferne (here's the reference).

    Comments and critique are always welcome.

    (last updated: october 10, 2010)

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    great start.. you could easily push this portrait further by distinguishing form shadows versus cast shadows. for example, the shadow at the bottom of the nose and in his ear should be a lot smoother.

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    great start dood. more pls!
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    This is a bit late, the second master copy. Done in painter, using the digital airbrush.

    This is Emperor Maximilian I, by Albrecht Dürer. Reference here. Critique always welcome.

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    I'm trying out new brushes on Painter. Probably not a good idea - i didn't like these paintings much. The first one came out looking too much like a man, with some glaring anatomical problems I couldn't point out. The second one was a little better, but my incompetence to paint hair destroyed the piece.

    This is Countess Nákó, by Friederich von Amerling (as link):
    http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3941/armerling.jpg
    (reference: http://www.wga.hu/art/a/amerling/nako.jpg)

    And this is Portrait of the Sculptor Duquesnoy, by Sir Anthony van Dyck:
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    (reference: http://www.wga.hu/art/d/dyck_van/1portrai/duquesno.jpg)

    As always i'm open to critique and suggestions. I'd be really thankful for advice on using oils in painter.

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    Fifth head. Portrait of Dante, by Botticelli.

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    I'm trying to keep from working too much on each head. I'm aiming at 50 heads, not sure how many I'll really draw or the timeframe. This is the Bust of Cardinal Giovanni Garzia Mellini, by Alessandro Algardi.

    Done in Photoshop, 50 minutes. (Reference here)
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    Last head started from forms and values, no line whatsoever. This one is the complete opposite. This is a statue by David d'Angers, called Sorrow (here's the reference).

    50 minutes in photoshop.

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    This is just a quick sketch, trying to use the method described in this blog. Critique extremely welcome (:

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    nice studdys dude kipp them coming!

    my sb :http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...13#post2435313

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    sevarenge: thanks! your sketchbook is amazing! Makes me wanna draw all day.

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    Your studies are great, portraits are well done too, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook and keep up the good work

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    Sketched a few ladies. Here are the refs:

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    Just for fun, hahaha.

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    Welcome to CA! Thanks for posting the link to that blog! Keep those digi's coming. However, I must say, go back to the basics, i.e. work on your drawing skills first. You must be great draftsmen before you can be a great painter.

    Rock on dude!
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    Thank you for your comment. I guess you're right - I hate to see a proportion error mid-painting.

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    Looks like pikachu had a hard upbringing, probebly drank a lot and did some drugs, good piece of humor, thanks for posting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by The man with no name View Post
    Looks like pikachu had a hard upbringing, probebly drank a lot and did some drugs, good piece of humor, thanks for posting it
    I tried to make him look like he could do Charles Bronson or Clint Eastwood movies (:

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    Simple drawing during Bobby Chiu's stream today.

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    I've been sketching and drawing and painting all day, HELL YEAH.

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    Great job with that Caravaggio study!
    Very nice values and cool details in this one!

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    Ok, i'm having much fun drawing women.

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    A little value study. Critique extremely welcome, i think it's crappy.

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    Stop saying your stuff is crappy man! Its your work, your dedication. Its maybe not as good as you wanted to be but is a honest nice try.
    By the way, good overall stuff. You are doing great so far.
    Quick tip:
    The most important think to achieve likeness in a portrait is to watch the distances between every single element in the face.
    I usually spend more than 70% of the time of portraits trying to find the perfect location of the elements plus the distance between them and the corners of the face. A good thing is to flip the image (horizontally and also vertically) to "refreshes" your view of the figure. But I think you already know that.
    This last drawing is almost perfect, saving some very small corrections. To me it'd be a very valuable practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfire View Post
    Stop saying your stuff is crappy man! Its your work, your dedication. Its maybe not as good as you wanted to be but is a honest nice try.
    By the way, good overall stuff. You are doing great so far.
    Quick tip:
    The most important think to achieve likeness in a portrait is to watch the distances between every single element in the face.
    I usually spend more than 70% of the time of portraits trying to find the perfect location of the elements plus the distance between them and the corners of the face. A good thing is to flip the image (horizontally and also vertically) to "refreshes" your view of the figure. But I think you already know that.
    This last drawing is almost perfect, saving some very small corrections. To me it'd be a very valuable practice.
    Wow, great comment, thanks man, I really didn't think about that. It's just that I'm way too perfeccionist, and that ends up screwing things for me ("aw this is crap I'll not finish it").

    I also appreciate your comment on likeness, I didn't think about that either. Thanks, man, really.

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    It's sketch dump time! I did these during the weekend. There are some posemaniacs stuff in there, done in 30, 45 or 60 seconds. Critique welcome, as always.

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    André's Sketchbook, where he learns to draw and paint
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    Posemaniacs, 36 poses, 18 minutes.

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    Quick woman sketch. Done in photoshop, don't know how many minutes, probably way less than twenty.

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    Quick portrait sketch. I need to get a hang on likeness ):

    Reference: http://raeyenirael-stock.deviantart....XIII-137692340

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