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    YoshiMono - Composition 1.1

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    Mattia Preti –St Sebastian

    This was a fun one! I ended up having to spend a lot of time trying to figure out his body, and ended up giving up on detailing. oof.

    I love the use of light in this painting, and how the pose and lighting work together to create a very interesting mood. The painting is also balanced nicely, and also contains enough details to keep the entire painting interesting, while maintaining a good economy. Fantastic painting
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    These studies are basically just me trying to figure out how to draw on a computer.... eurgh

    Not counting as part of my count.
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    Now for proper studies!

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    1. Rembrandt – Old Man with a Gold Chain

    I thought this painting would make for a good study, mainly because I need to work on matching forms, and the painting has these great high contrast areas of economy. I also like the almost concentric repetition framing and emphasizing his face.
    In hindsight, I'm not sure how I didn't spot the lines of movement that go from corner to corner. With my study lacking them, and the balance they create, my study ended up a bit asymmetrical, with the head's placement pretty off.

    Next time, I think I'll try to really dissect the composition of the piece before I start painting it.
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    2. Sir Daniel McNee - A Lady in Grey

    I love the repetition of the triangles moving up the painting, and the lines of movement focusing on her bow.

    I was having fun with her hair, and kind of got stuck there...


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    Charles Lenoir – A la Recherche du Temps Perdu

    Okay faces are killing me.
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    Albert Bierstadt –Merced River, Yosetimi Valley



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    Name:  John White Alexander – Woman witha Tea Cup.png
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    John White Alexander – Woman witha Tea Cup

    oof

    I thought it was interesting, with this study, to see how very light and minimal marks can dramatically change a figure. While the woman's face has very few defining features outlined, the positioning, value, and shape of the marks change her face completely.


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    Name:  Thomas Cole – The Subsiding of the Water of the Deluge.png
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    Thomas Cole – The Subsiding of the Water of the Deluge

    I love how the composition of the piece draws the eye along the path of the water, and into the distance. The framing with the cave is very nice as well.
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    Name:  Margaret Sarah Carpenter, Henrietta Carpenter.png
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    Margaret Sarah Carpenter- Henrietta Carpenter

    Good lord I am floundering here. Could anyone give me any advice for these because aaaaaaagh

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    Name:  Eugen Bracht – Die Gestade der Vergessenheit.png
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    Eugen Bracht- Die Gestade Der Vergessenheit

    For some reason I struggled with getting things placed to start, so I decided to do a longer study to try and get the forms right, and then I lost track of time and just kept on going.

    I love the effect of the sun hitting the tops of the rocks, and also how the snow below still keeps the painting balanced. It looks lovely

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    Name:  Rembrandt- The Mill.png
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    Rembrandt - The mill

    I'm noticing that I'm getting better at judging high contrast areas and paintings (like my last study), but I struggle a lot with areas that are a little more equal. Does anyone have any tips?

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    N C Wyeth - Black Arrow

    I like how the two figures are able to be both distinct and connected. It makes for a very interesting shape.

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    The sense of scale in this is fantastic! The atmosphere and the clouds really help to blow him up to ridiculous size

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    Academic Keeper Efimov - Ilya Repin

    I wanted to try working on faces again, and chose this painting for its use of highlights on his face. I got a wee bit too focused on the face though, and didn't quite set up the proportions properly first. The painting is a good example of focal falloff though

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    Jacob van Oost theYounger – Bust of a Young Man

    Kind of lost track of time on this one. The face structure kind of died though. I think I got too into the details too quickly (as per usualllllleugh).

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    Wow! You have definitely improved in how you're using the computer to draw! Great stuff!
    I really like how you captured the figures in Black Arrow. You clearly have a good understanding of spacing and value even from your initial sketches. One thing I would recommend is experimenting with different brushes to find ones that can add detail a bit better. Right now it seems like most of your images come out "fuzzy" and I have the same problem when working quickly in digital, especially while working in such a small size. I've been trying to learn the merits of different brushes, so maybe that will help you. Best of luck!

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    Eduard Charlemont – The Moorish Chief

    Urgh. I had to cut myself off at an hour. I had some major issues with this. For some reason, I had loads of trouble getting the forms and values of the basic shapes. Eugh.

    I love the repitition of the painting, especially with the arches and the designs on the walls. I didn't reach a level of detail to actually show it, but it's still nice.



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    Hendrick ter Brugghen, Flute Player

    This study probably wasn't quite two hours, since I was super distracted by cat -_-

    I love the look of the man's sleeve in this painting. The folds and the stripes create some fun patters that repeat across the painting, and the use of economy and contrast gives the painting some fun balance and rhythm.

    I also finally remembered to put a freaking number on the thing. whoops.

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    Yay! I did pretty well with the face, and then the whole thing kind of falls apart past that. I cut myself off right at an hour.

    I love the use of economy and contrast in this painting. The areas of brightness are used sparingly, but to great effect.

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    Love the contrast in this one. Super dramatic and fun to paint! I like how the figure of the floor and the moon frame the figure, and the shape and gesture of the two people. I also love the hand in the lower right, which manages to tell a lot about the character, even if it covers very little of the painting.
    "much quote such artsy"

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    Mattia Preti –St Sebastian

    This was a fun one! I ended up having to spend a lot of time trying to figure out the form of his body, and ended up giving up on detailing. oof.

    I love the use of light in this painting, and how the pose and lighting work together to create a very interesting mood. The painting is also balanced nicely, and also contains enough details to keep the entire painting interesting, while maintaining a good economy. Fantastic painting
    "much quote such artsy"

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    Cut myself off at an hour and a half... and apparently missed an entire chunk of the painting. I think I'll do another study, this one didn't go so well.

    I really like the use of contrast, and the repetition of the shapes. The overlap of shapes and the use of economy give the painting depth and atmosphere, and everything works together to give the painting a very strong mood.
    "much quote such artsy"

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    Excellent work. You're getting closer with the edges and values on each one. Going back to a couple and revisiting them wouldn't hurt. Also moving this to the LU section so you can get more feedback.

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    Your improvement on these has been stellar. Very very good work.

    I shared some thoughts earlier that totally apply here. When you get this far it is really important to put as much effort into analysis of the image as you did in the study. It would be great to see what you saw when you spent all the care and time with these pieces. That is the stuff that you take with you, more than just rendering or blocking in shapes/values or edges. It's far deeper than the latter three qualities and by doing thorough analysis and sharing it you will better keep those things at the front of your mind, rather than down in your subconscious where they may or may not be used when you are doing your own stuff.

    Keep up the beautiful work! You are on track.


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