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AztcFireFlower excellent studies...but something which i have noticed from your work..hmm I think you are still thinking of concepts too much while you paint..or draw..you see..to critique you on your paintings..your thinking of matching tones and shapes and angles and geometries..constructions..but your are forgetting your painting an eye which is moist,a nose used to smell, a bumby fleshy mouth to eat, a hair so soft that feels like silk and a flesh so tender under bones that we humans are so weak for ..try to be more sensible to outlines..feel them....because i see too many straight lines ON those heads/figures..look at the masters not a single straight line, look at the human figure not a single one...one advice i heard from a good painter..You are what you paint.. if you paint hair become a hair..if you paint clouds become a cloud ,if you paint shadow become one..I now that in order to get to the level of feeling your concepts should be done thoughlessly (im talking about construction,perspective,anatomy,etc and the eye/hand coordination excellent ) but is nice to once in a while feel the subject, feel the weight of the mass..your not painting or drawing your are creating ...
I haven't uploaded anything here in a long time, so thought I'd submit this new one. (Some very nice works here, BTW.) This is acrylic on canvas 9x12". I haven't used acrylics in years, so I wanted to dust them off and remind myself how they work. It's from a collection of old photos of mine.
Jrr-Beautifully and sensitively done. You really seem to get both color and form which is rare.
Actually I see a lot of really competent life studies here.
a life painting i'm finishing up. Started this at the insomnia workshop a few weeks ago.
Practice still life to get me back into the mood. Haven't done one for over two years.
this was a painting sketch of a head of a friend..then after a few months i decided to rework it since someone wanted to buy it...(no model at this time)
,still the mouth is out of the axis of the head ,but is good...that this big error reminds me of always checking the drawing. the colors are a bit off because of the picture
another sketch in pastels..10m.. too quick for my taste, too many errors..I used red conte,colored chalks(for blackboard) and pastelsis hard to tell the position of the hand..but oh well...colos a bit off and the images is much sharper..cant photograph..
a bit lifeless since i was more concerned with construction that always happens but i had fun from life obviously..bout 30min
New painting of fish flesh tones. www.chrishsu.net
I did all of these from life as part of my first painting class. I loved that class. It was my first experience painting with oils. Also this thread rocks, so many inspiring pics...
and a self portrait i used a mirror not a photo
Did a study of self portrait using a limited palette. (white, black, yellow ochre and vermillion)
Here are paintings I did from life in watercolor. Mostly my wife or me and one from life class. Some self portraits are in mirrors some with help of camera (the one I am working).
Thanks for looking
::Bengine:: thank you!
2 rain coats on a chair, watercolor on Arches cp, quarter sheet.
Solon - Great work.
How do you guys feel about painting from secondary sources, like photographs?
Im constantly told how important life drawing and painting is, but rarely have any opportunity to draw in a well lit and interesting environment. Do you guys think its acceptable?
Here is 2 quick still lifes, and a twisted selfportrait. Tje whole thing didnt fit the scanner though.
A life study in acrylic for a design course, studying monochromatic scale, as well as colour.
Stephen - beautiful! would love to see a better quality pic of that one.. doesnt look like the jpeg compression is doing it much justice
Today I went to a life drawing workshop, it was the first time I ever used my tablet pc for a single 3-hr pose session.. I used a variety of programs to get to the point of where it looks pretty dang close to one of my oil paintings in the same amount of time..
jasonj05 - looking very good, especially the one in the middle..... too hard of edges on her facial features in the last one
done from life on my tablet:
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I felt he last painting was not ideal, too and I guess it because I made several things up by myself.
I always enjoy your drawings and paintings.
I am always thinking about doing digital painting from life but the first thing is the color temperature peoblem. Since the LCD and the setting has distinct light sourse, LCD is self-luminescence, and the color temperature is very high. The light source for model is usually tungsten light. The tungsten light's color temperature is very low. I believe it is a big challenge with tablet PC.
Originally Posted by Main Loop
dang some great work in here again. Glad this thread isn't dead. Here's some recent ones that I'm pretty happy with.
and one from the San Fran workshop
Last edited by Blue Severin; April 25th, 2007 at 08:55 PM.
Great job everyone! I thought Id start to contributre to this thread too.
New to Oils, these are my third fourth and fith attempt at them. Im very timid when it comes to applying the paint, but im working on it!
First a few Wips, 30x40, and these are LONG poses, Ive probably been working the middle one for 20-30 hours...
The top one for about 6.
Our model dint show up, so I decided to try my hand at a quick one. (Get your mind out of the gutter, you perverts!)
I had some trouble gettin a nice rich blue in the cloth. I spent about an hour and a half - 2 hrs on it.
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