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    master studies

    hello, I was wondering what the point of doing master studies is? composition, anatomy, value, etc..

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    Everything you listed plus..

    -drawing accuracy
    -colour
    -use of materials

    Go do one, see what you pick up from it.

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    I always figured it was good for learning tecniques

    "I've got ham, but I'm not a hamster"

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    Not to mention because it means you really look and appreciate what they have done, and perhaps come closer to understanding their mind.

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    You eat a lion's heart to gain it's courage.

    Just like you draw Rembrandt's paintings to gain his knowledge.

    SECONDS: Do you work from life of photographs?
    FRAZETTA: I work from my head.

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    I don't think that works about eating lion hearts (nor do I suspect that Naopleon's taste for chicken meat had much to do with his mixed military fortunes...)

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    thanks for the info!

    would someone be kind enough to instruct me on how to go about doing a master study? where do I get the image? pencil and paper or paint?

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    *sigh* Learn the basics before you jump into master studies. It will help in the long run.

    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    how do you know I haven't learned the "basics"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazin0Glory View Post
    would someone be kind enough to instruct me on how to go about doing a master study? where do I get the image? pencil and paper or paint?
    Basically you'll copy it, the medium doesn't matter. You'll probably get more out of one picture if you try all types of mediums.

    By doing so, you'll be sketching the forehead and go "Aha! That's how you do it." And you'll gain some insight on how the masters worked.

    The where, pick someone from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Master and Google Image the hell out of them! (Or I prefer bing.com/images)

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    thanks dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishdrunk View Post
    You eat a lion's heart to gain it's courage.

    Just like you draw Rembrandt's paintings to gain his knowledge.
    Better yet, why not eat Rembrandt's paintings to gain his skill?

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    A bit oily tasting, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdejong View Post
    Better yet, why not eat Rembrandt's paintings to gain his skill?
    That's not nearly morbid enough. I hope he was buried, I would sell my left nut to lick his skull. 0.0!

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