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    RomanRiot - Composition 1.1

    Sandro Botticelli Study.

    I always liked the portraits by Botticelli because they felt so illustrative. Hard edges, definitive lines, all of that. However, once I got in close I realized something completely different: there were very smooth transitions, minuscule details and truly lovely values. I got a bit carried away trying to replicate those small details, although I promise to stay more macroscopic on the next one.

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    Marlene Dumas Study

    Dumas fascinated me with her ability to create volume out of a minimal palette. Patterns of stroke, one color layered on top of another then back again adds a dynamic grittiness to her naturalistic drawn human features. This study was particularly hard because of the nuance of value change seemingly everywhere.
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    the first image, your copy is wider in format than the original, so the drawing does not quite match. most the values are pretty close though, so good job there, but do keep an eye out for large value shapes that can better match, like the upper right corner for example.

    the second image is pretty close as well.


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    Giacomo Balla Study

    Futurism has always been one of my favorite of the cerebral "artsy-fartsy" movements. Understanding how to see many things happening at the same time can be both illuminating and comical, as shown by this piece. Repetition of pattern, value and movement all lend to a successful work, although it was difficult to maintain the same sizes of his two characters in this piece because of those same elements of composition.
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    Great job.

    That piece always makes me smile for some reason...must be the dogs feet doing the road runner.

    Really though, great job. There is something sublimely challenging about doing simple pieces, you are right in that.


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    Haha, thanks Jason, I think you're right.

    Last edited by RomanRiot; February 6th, 2014 at 01:27 PM.
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    Graham Little Study

    Wow, the nuance inherent in Graham Little's every stroke has left my hand cramping as I try to replicate even the minutiae...I apologize about the quality here, I believe I got a bit over my head. However, I did realize that creating a viable composition out of many near values can be achieved through juxtaposition of only a few very lights with a few very darks to give the illusion of form and dimension. Name:  graham little bw.jpg
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