Hello. I am very excited to be working on this. I've always been a 'doodler' and never really was interested in learning art under some kind of discipline (i.e always doing my own thing in art class, never interested!) - I think my art is a mixup of things I've picked up here and there with no real direction or base. I hope I can improve.
My only question(s) for now is are we able to choose multiple paintings from the same artist?
Chose Rubens for my first.
Oh wait! Is this size all right or is there a specific thumbnail size (for both pictures side by side)
I hope I did okay for my first time!
Is there a generally good plan on how long it takes to do level up? I know it's more of a pace yourself, but I'm wondering a good devotion of time for one assignment, before doing the next etc
1. I chose Rubens because I like the fantasy like quality to his work, yet with realistic textures - his skin always looks amazing to me and I'd like to replicate that, I love how they always look graceful and in motion. I thought this was one of the less busy images, but with great values - how is it his flesh looks crisp yet soft at the same time?
I've always been kind of 'slow' as a painter, always focusing on details and not good at drawing the larger picture, so I am being very strict with time. I clocked in at an hour for this time.
I chose Fragonard's "The Reader" because I love the natural poise it has, yet elegant with interesting textures for the clothing. It's a misleadingly light picture, but I found it had a lot more contrasting values than the overall piece gives off.
Spent 1 hour on it, trying to focus more on values and their placement rather than details.