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hello, I was wondering what the point of doing master studies is? composition, anatomy, value, etc..
Everything you listed plus..
-use of materials
Go do one, see what you pick up from it.
Not to mention because it means you really look and appreciate what they have done, and perhaps come closer to understanding their mind.
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...)
*sigh* Learn the basics before you jump into master studies. It will help in the long run.
My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"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."-John Huston, Director
how do you know I haven't learned the "basics"?
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.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?
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)
A bit oily tasting, too.