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    Studies.....from life and from the masters

    UPDATE: My name is Ramon Hurtado, I'm a 21 year old art student currently in Los Angeles. My sole aim is to work hard in order to master the craft and create paintings that express the beauty of the world around us, like my hero Mariano Fortuny.
    Feel free to leave comments and critiques, all feedback is greatly appreciated.

    UPDATE: My name is still Ramon Hurtado, now I'm a 19 year old art student applying for illustration (Ent Arts) at Art Center for spring 09, hoping to get some sort of scholarship. I like to think my goals are simple, I want to get really really good at drawing and painting As always, comments and critiques are greatly appreciated!

    UPDATE: My name is Ramon Hurtado, I'm an 18 year old freshman in USC's animation program, but my interests have shifted toward painting and illustration. My current inspirations are: J.C. Leyendecker, Hals, Dean Cornwell, Velazquez, Repin, Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla, and Rubens.

    I'm desperately trying to get better and every comment helps, so lemme have it!


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    Hi everybody, i havent had much luck with replies in the SB section, and i just recently started looking at this section and all the great work here, so i decided to post some of my studies for some much needed critiques.

    A bit of bkgd, my name's Ramon Hurtado, i'm a high school senior right now and will be attending USC's animation and digital arts program in the fall. My goals are to become proficient in representational drawing, painting and sculpting and to ultimately become a character animator. As of now, favorite artists are Sargent, Goya, Michelangelo, Copley and Rubens.

    Anyway, on to the work!

    some cast studies and drawings after sculptures in balboa park


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    here are some master studies

    first ones are from vesalius's anatomical plates, then 10 minute michelangelo studies, then caravaggio, durer, raphael and finally velazquez

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    master copies in oil, pastels and PS

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    Nice work. You're on the right track. And if you are serious about improving your art, this is the section to post. you'll recieve the most helpful comments here. The other sections are mainly for those who want ass pats and ball rubs, except of course for the critiques section where you are generally told how much you suck. If you want specific comments try posting only a few pieces at a time. It's overwhelming to try to comment on a large quantity like this, but I give you much credit for your obvious hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IILooney
    Nice work. You're on the right track. And if you are serious about improving your art, this is the section to post. you'll recieve the most helpful comments here. The other sections are mainly for those who want ass pats and ball rubs, except of course for the critiques section where you are generally told how much you suck. If you want specific comments try posting only a few pieces at a time. It's overwhelming to try to comment on a large quantity like this, but I give you much credit for your obvious hard work.
    Hi IILooney, thanks for the response, this thread does seem really great, I'm really excited to have my work here. I apologize for the large volume of work, haha, just goes to show that I should've started posting a long time ago, from now on I'm going to be posting works as I make them, so definitely less at a time.

    And with that, here's a titian study from last night, I'm also starting to paint my first "commissioned" portrait, so I'll post more on that when I'm done

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    I have to laugh
    we are working from the same books.
    I can tell
    you do it better than I do though

    beautiful work
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosrocks
    I have to laugh
    we are working from the same books.
    I can tell
    you do it better than I do though

    beautiful work
    chaos
    hahah, you gotta love norbert schneider's book, i'm borrowing it from my school so i figure i'll get as much as i can out of it before i return it

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    correggio copy and my mom's fruit basket set up on our couch

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    here are a couple of new pieces, a zorn study, a drapery study, my dad kicking back...and a plein air study (pardon the bad picture)

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    Hey panchosimpson, nice work! I really like that last piece, seems like your shading skills are growing already, even the reflected light looks good (I'm really struggling with that ). Is this from a master work too?

    Keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coen
    Hey panchosimpson, nice work! I really like that last piece, seems like your shading skills are growing already, even the reflected light looks good (I'm really struggling with that ). Is this from a master work too?

    Keep it up
    hey Coen, thanks, this is from life, it's my little sister (she's still mad at me for making her sit there for 2 and a half hours lol)

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    I do like your works, and you show good progress. One thing I should mention is that it seems that you have a tendency to get lazy about the quality of lines after a certain point on some pieces you've posted (mainly the observation pieces and not master work copies). The shading in the life studies or sketches can vary from excellent (i.e. your sister's portraits) to being terribly flat (your father "kickin' back", the fruit basket): always keep a keen eye on noting the darkest and lightest spots to give your drawings a good sense of depth.

    Overall you have good strengths! You remind me a lot of myself when I was in high school. And keep working and posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by novenus
    I do like your works, and you show good progress. One thing I should mention is that it seems that you have a tendency to get lazy about the quality of lines after a certain point on some pieces you've posted (mainly the observation pieces and not master work copies). The shading in the life studies or sketches can vary from excellent (i.e. your sister's portraits) to being terribly flat (your father "kickin' back", the fruit basket): always keep a keen eye on noting the darkest and lightest spots to give your drawings a good sense of depth.

    Overall you have good strengths! You remind me a lot of myself when I was in high school. And keep working and posting!
    Hey Novenus, thanks for the critiques and encouragement! I totally agree with you regarding the values in the drawing of my dad, that one was sort of a quickie, same for the fruit basket, I wil try to push for more contrast next time! Thanks again!

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    two studies from a random guitarist guy i met while sketching at park and still life i finished last night...mainly focusing on edges and the like.

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    hmmm, not too many replies lately, ....haha, well here's some new stuff.....portrait study of my mom (nose is wayy too big)...a tiny still life....and a portrait study of my sister...sorry for the crappy pics, my camera suxx.

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    hey man, great work.
    perhaps you could touch up the smoothness when you paint drapery, otherwise it won't look quite as smooth/silky as it could.

    no crits otherwise, keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by asoir
    perhaps you could touch up the smoothness when you paint drapery, otherwise it won't look quite as smooth/silky as it could.
    Duly noted I've been having trouble smoothing things out...for the record though....this particular "drapery" was a rough old towel, lol.

    here are some life sketches from the park and streets in tijuana

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    first time i run across this thread and i love it. can't wait to see more of your work

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmadorL
    first time i run across this thread and i love it. can't wait to see more of your work
    thanks!

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    durer study....man i need to start doing some bargues or something.....i'm finding that my studies are annoyingly inaccurate...oh well...

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    Hey, if it'll make you feel any better, you're doing better than I am. =/

    Hope you keep this up, I always love classical threads like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drd View Post
    Hey, if it'll make you feel any better, you're doing better than I am. =/

    Hope you keep this up, I always love classical threads like this.
    hey dan the man, i saw yur thread and youre doing pretty well! keep it up!

    heres a sangria bottle that was kind enough to let me paint its portrait lol

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    so, i since i decided to begin studying anatomy seriously...i decided to start with bones, but diagrams werent really cutting it for me....so i remembered that my biology teacher has a set of real human bones that i can draw from...here's the first of what will likely be many bone studies

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    Pancho, I'm not sure what to tell you. You are doing GREAT! Don't let your ego get too big, okay? ;-) And don't worry about not getting crits. These sorts of traditional studies just aren't attention-grabbers around here the way that big boobs and big monsters are. But the sort of work that you are doing is obviously teaching you lots. Keep up the good work! Make sure that you are having fun with your art. And make sure that you aren’t relying too much on excited feedback from others to make it fun. (It’s an easy trap to fall into!)

    You’re going to kick some butt with animation. :-)

    Cheers!

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    I'm curious about your art education. Have you had good instruction or did you do alot of research to teach yourself the basics of representational art? You have so much potential! I can tell that you haven't had much experience drawing from the life model. It's actually harder to draw people who have clothing on: you have to project the body and then feel the clothing on top of the form. I'm sure you'll have great life classes next year and it will be fun to watch your work progress. I'm not worried about your getting a "swelled head." It's obvious that it's your love of painting and drawing that motivates you - not the need to be famous. Just stay humble and keep seeking and the magic of it all won't die. The best of luck to you.

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    I agree with Maxine and Seedling - nice stuff. Keep doing stuff from life and you'll make a fine animator one day I'm sure of it. I hope I can become a half way decent character animator too once I'm finish with college Take care man.

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