Here are my first two studies, was a bit daunting to begin with but got a good flow going on the bacchus study
caravaggios sick bacchus
chose this piece to as its a character study and wanted to see if i could capture that within the hour limit, don't think i achieved it but a good challenge.
pollice verso by jean leon gerome
love the dramatic composition in here, the lines crated by the light that lead your eye towards the lightest values of the female onlookers baying for the blood of the fallen gladiator, and the outreached hand pleading for mercy.
love the drama in the composition in this image, the beams give movement to the image and draw your eye to the giant wave behind the boat as well as the shocked expression on the captains face, adding drama and making you wonder what he sees
Last edited by foolangi; May 4th, 2014 at 07:20 PM.
great start to this! you are doing a nice job with your improvements in value and shape over time. keep pushing for more accuracy there.
Be sure that you are keeping a close eye on your edges. Note where the sharpest sharpest sharps and softest soft edges are and use them as guideposts/landmarks for the rests of the edges in the image. Edges are important to space, form, and focal areas, so getting those in there will help the piece a lot. Once you do, you will see quality improve a lot. Keep up the great work. -jm
Hi Jason thanks for the feedback, agree with you about the edges, found that quite tricky as i was working really small for the whole hour, went back and cleaned up one of the pieces and gave it another 90mins of work.