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My name is René Benedikt Aigner, I'm an artist based in Munich, Germany. I do commissions occasionally, but my day "job" is studying psychology and English linguistics.
I've noticed lately that was was stagnating, not moving on or at least moving on too slowly. So I got a bit more instructional stuff (really loving Jeff Watt's DVD on Portrait Drawing) and decided to crank up my ouput considerably. So, here goes. I've a few things I did during the last few days, and apart from that I hope to do at least one presentable sketch/speedpainting/study a day. I feel like I particularily suck at the first stages of a drawing, namely the measurement and construction. I find that I have to rectify mistakes later on which I should have noted beforehand. Digital that's not a big deal, but when working on paper that really gets on my nerves. I think I work too fast and don't concentrate enough during those stages of the procedure.
A few figures;
Studies from Singer Sargent:
Portraits and random stuff:
I realize this is a huge dump. Thanks for looking at my stuff anyway!
Last edited by Benedikt; April 15th, 2014 at 05:07 AM.
Awesome start!! I was really impressed by your portraits and then you posted those two landscapes at the end ! Absolutely beautiful . Can't wait to see mooore!
Please drop by my sketchbook and help me improve!
Here's one more landscape;
Solid beautiful work man. Cool range of pencils/ digital / environments and portraits. Good to see.
I think the head in the first figures are a bit too small and the necks too long but man, those other portraits and landscapes are simply stunning! You are unbelieveably good with values and I love the soft colors of the 1st woman
Truly lovely, keep posting!
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Comments appreciated and will be returned! c:
Those portraits look great! Especially love the woman with shiny, curly hair. Nice environs, too!
Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Here's a quick portrait before I go to bed;
In the animation, if you look closely you'll see that my first estimation of the left eye was way off. It's those inconsistencies that are driving me made when working in charcoal or pencil :/
Thanks a lot Kevin.
Another Sargent study:
Charcoal and white pastel on toned paper.
No Refs used for these three heads. Still haven't got the abstraction down as well as I should have.
You have a great way of making marks, and using texture in the skin. Although, I'm wondering, why do you keep your palettes so limited in all of your portraits? The limited palette does look really nice, don't get me wrong, but you seem to be very cautious about color. I'm just wondering if there's a reason. Otherwise, keep it up!
I really like your sargent studies !
Great work and those portraits are amazing. They are full of life.
You're right, I tend towards limited palettes. I do like the look of them, but mostly it's because there's so much going on in a portrait that I still have major problems with (mainly the measuring and constructing) that I concentrate on those things and the values more. I'll worry about colour when I get those things nailed.
Two pages of Loomis studies;
Thanks Mangix. Will post new enviros soon. Meanwhile, progress shots from an older portrait:
die portraits sind toll!
Your studies and portraits are great, although I feel like they would be stronger if you didn't try to render every single hair follicle.
Danke Mibu =)
Thanks karmazon, you're right, it's hard to know when to stop with something as detailed as the hair. I'll try to be more abstract and focus on the genreal shapes.