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)
Last edited by cl0aked; October 10th, 2010 at 09:54 AM.
Reason: Updating thumbnail
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.
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.