Flipnastywebby--thanks so much! Idiot Apathy--thanks. painting's what's next. bumskee--yes, see what you are missing! Here's some more. ashrumm--thanks, I'm glad you think so. AmontilladoAg--thank you! MindCandyMan--thanks for stopping by, Jon. I'm really excited to start painting. nethus--probably both. A lot of the original drawing lines still show and sometimes I add some if I think they work artistically. Chromosome--thanks, I'm glad you like the values. n1va--thanks! Yeah, perhaps so. I have some oil sketches. Does that count? Stark--thanks so much. Your words make me feel like it was worth it. Dr.Satan--thanks. I'm really glad you think it was handled well. Yumiko--thanks so much for stopping by! I'm really glad it gave you such a smile and I hope to have more. silvestri99--thanks. Yeah, I'm really enjoying it a lot. seth1--thank you. I'm really glad you can see the improvement. Jake Kobrin--hahaha, your comment made me laugh! thanks so much! LauraD--thanks! PhilHolland--thanks so much. I've been enjoying your photos and trying to learn more about photography myself.
Ok, so I've started painting. These first few pics are studies I did on tracing paper. Tracing paper is a great surface to practice on. It's cheap, the oil paint doesn't soak through, and it's a really nice, smooth surface.
These were 20 min to an hour each. Attachment 210869
YES! I have some amazing sheets of tracing paper but I had no idea what to use it for, now I can finally practice some oil painting. Great stuff, Emily. I see great things for you in the future, hell right now it's looking superb, I'll definitely be back for updates.
maxetormer--thanks! lilschecky--really? That's awesome. I really like his style. MindCandyMan--exactly right! Yeah, the tracing paper is great for quick studies. Blaz--thank you! Call0ps--oh, thank you! Dabaers--thank so much. Idiot Apathy--lol. Yeah, you should try it out. Ellingsworth--thanks so much! you are too kind. Teh Gosu--thank you! AlexC--I didn't stretch the tracing paper, I just left it on the pad and ripped the sheets off when I was done with them. I didn't have to gesso it, the paint doesn't soak through. MeTal-Mike--thanks so much. dorian--sure thing! you're doing very nice work yourself. patdzon--yeah, it's great for quick, easy studies.
Ok, so I did a painting of an apple.
This is my tracing paper study. You can see I was trying to work with broken color. Attachment 227383
Here is the apple in progress. It's actually a different apple from the one in the study, so that's why the shape is different. I can't remember if this is after the 1st or 2nd session. Attachment 227384
This is the finished piece. I did three sessions on this, with one more session where I re-worked the background. Attachment 227385
Love the paintings. You are really starting to take flight, can't wait for more! I remember you mentioned though that you would be doing a few cast drawings at some point.. are you still planning on those exercises? Not that diving right into paint is a bad thing, especially with such a great teacher!
I saw your work in the “main page gallery submissions and nominees” section and then browsed through this thread. Certainly you have some very strong studies here. I look forward to seeing your continued progress.