Ok heres my first study! I found this quite challenging!
THE SHY PEASANT - ILYA REPIN:
Ive really fallen in love with Repin's work recently, I only found out about his work while looking through the masters work in google. What i really like about this piece is how he captured the emotion in the portrait.
One of the main things that i noticed with this piece regarding composition, is the use of contrast in values to really get the viewer to focus in on the peasants face, and particularly his right eye to help sell the story behind the portrait.
THE DARK KINGDOM - FRAZETTA
I noticed with the composition in this piece how the use of a bright background helps make the main figure pop, and also how the darker rocks around the edge of the painting and the way they are pointing, helps draw you towards the center of the picture.
1 Hour study:
Last edited by MartinGill561; March 23rd, 2014 at 01:47 PM.
nice quick study. Three things...which I keep sharing tonight...and they are very basic....and before i forget, double check your leg where it inserts into the drapery as his clearly comes from the hip.
a. slow down and be sure your shapes are roughed in and mapped out very very accurately. flip the images horizontally and vertically more if need be.
b. do a pass toward the end where you double check and triple check all your values, starting with the largest shapes.
c. make sure you are accurately rendering your edges...don't leave things too soft in areas.
Ok, thank you Jason!
I've tried to keep your points in mind for this next study.
CHRIST IN THE STORM ON THE LAKE OF GALILEE - REMBRANDT:
Regarding the composition, Rembrandt used the contrast in values to really get the viewer to focus in on the sailors trying to control the boat in the storm, also the shapes the sails and mast help keep the viewer within the picture.
Phew, i enjoyed this one! Took extra time on this, to get it as close as I can.
PORTRAIT OF AN AUTHOR - ILYA REPIN:
I noticed in this piece how Repin used economy in the authors clothing, and also how he used a secondary emphasis with the books on the table to show that this person has something to do with books, in this case an author.
PORTRAIT - SARGENT
I noticed in this piece how Sargent used economy to keep the focus on the face, and also how theres a nice rhythm starting with the folds in the arm and moving its way round to the face.
whoa...that is a hell of an improvement. now we need to really get you to be consistent. the sargent portrait for example is not of the same quality level as the earlier portrait of the male that made your first study look like two years ago skill wise. you can do it. keep up the great work.