guess this is as good as I can get it ...
I really like how your picture is progressing Rebecca,b.t.w did you do the colour test like how it shows in the link you provided earlier?.
Mitze: It's a shame you've decided to stop it there, it was looking really nice so far. Hope you'll keep going with it!.
Chardy: looks good and welcome to CA
Oldnoobie: Nice looking piece as well.
Here's my latest update, it's a bit gutting as I've just not as much time as I would like to work on it at the moment. Any crits or comments are most welcome.
Please keep up the good work! I may be a bit MIA due to the holidays, but I hope everyone has a great holiday season and new year!
Hi everybody, I'm new at this thread but I want to have a go as well, so here's my WIP, I've been going at this for an 1 hr 1/2, maybe 2, wasn't counting much. I've done digital painting before but not really that much like this...or anything this immense. I want to paint her dress but I fear it so...XD
So yeah, I need lots of help, please. ^__^
Last edited by piratemasque; December 26th, 2006 at 12:56 AM.
Great work everyone! One more attempt:
# 14 "Titan" by Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654)
Wow, great thread! I saw the link in IA's sketchbook and decided to try this out.
Quick comment, I'll try and do more later- (Warning: I may or may not know what I'm talking about.)
piratemasque - Looking good, but the eyes have a few problems. First of all, eyes are almost never pure white. Also, see how in the original, her eyes are slightly more closed than yours. I think it would help if you dropped your top eyelids a tad. There are also a few unnecessary edges in the nose.
#14 WIP- Fairly happy with this one, but the face is off and I still want to tighten up the rendering a little.
1/1/07 - replaced image with slight improvements...
Last edited by Vishaka; January 1st, 2007 at 09:45 PM.
CA Sketchamabook Thread ♫ ♪ ♥
wow so much energy and inspiration! Happy holidays everyone
Hey Rebecca, I forgot I could post here too.
The drape on your piece is quite spectacular.
OldNoobie As I said B4, nice and classy drawing of this painting.
Ian L Really nice and solid work. The face and beard have such a nice touch in your seperation of light and dark.
Pawlack Good job. I would say that a small help for centering the point of the upper lip is to line up the center of forehead, nostrils and center of mouth. Draw a line on a another layer to see where this is. It helps to line up features on a grid sometimes.
piratemasque Good job. Your proportions are pretty good. Along with the good feedback, I think what would also help is to soften the transitions on her cheeks. The value changes are very subtle because there is no hard light. If you squint at the original, you'll see that the turning of the form is most soft. The area around her nose can be lighter. In any case you have a pretty good start.
ulver Good value study on the Titan.
Cup of Joe Forms have weight, keep on going.
GriNGoLoCo Good start.......Nice swirly head...........
Vishaka Think you have a nice start. Once you add some higher lights to widen the contrast it won't feel "muddy". Nice job on the head.
Here's my fnished piece: Lord Leighton's Clytemnestra i had already posted at CGTalk, but forgot the OFDW was running here too. Lay-in and finish in Photoshop. Did a direct painting using a hard round and opacity pressure sensitive brush. Color was eyeballed. As I want to learn to see the color accurately I didn't want to dip the dropper onto the original image color ,as I have done in the past. Instead, I built color in 50% - 100% transparent strokes still controlling opacity by pressure. Used a seperate layer as I worked on each element. e.g. face and chest, hair, clothing. Am learning to control color, value transitions by variable pressure strokes.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable and big learning experience.
Nice work everyone,looking forward to see the final works
Sorry for the big post,i just saw this thread 2 days ago,started painting and i´ve read the rules only today at lunch
I decided after some first strokes to add some limitations just get this more like a tradicional way.So one of them was to use just one layer,but i used 2 after the 2nd image above and the other was to just use the round brush,working only with Hardness,Size Jitter ajusted to Pen pressure,Opacity Jitter ajusted to Pen pressure,Smothing selected and Opacity.(i´m using Photoshop)
I´m still working on it..
Hope everyone´s getting a good time and Happy New
sorry saa,edited i will post a link for the rest of the images
Last edited by Ivo; December 28th, 2006 at 04:40 PM.
saa That's a NICE job this piece. You digipaint with great proffeciency.
maxetormer No crits as it's initial block-in. Waiting to see how it develops.
Ivo Love how you handled the feathers. Can feel the fluff and softness.
Texahol Good study. Her face is really pretty close to original. Alot of thought and solid work went into this.
Last edited by AztcFireFlower; December 30th, 2006 at 02:52 PM.
Thank you so much for this rebeccak, I learned a ton. Not only about personal workflow, but how weak my observation skills are, and how subtle tonal variation can be to make a large impact.
Also, thanks to IdiotApathy for showing me the thread.
I ended up having to do a bit of gridding on the face, because I was having difficulties. It's funny how nice my copy looks until it's sitting next to the original
EDIT: here's my progress gif http://www.texahol.com/images/ofdw1.gif I wish I had taken more progress shots. But this really shows how horrible the initial stages were. I ended up spending somewhere around 12 hours on the image total. I think I worked too big, especially considering I have a 12.1 inch monitor Also, I started with poor observations, which just made more work for me in the end :<
Last edited by Texahol; December 29th, 2006 at 08:38 PM.
Some incredibly lovely work going on here - Texahol, that's gorgeous! I'm really glad you've learned a lot from this - it really shows!
I'm not really back in town til around the 1st, but please keep up the good work everyone, I'm looking forward to getting back to mine.
heya great work everyone, i decided to redo my attempt, and here is my WIP so far... It's about 4 hours of work. When I finish this one, I'll post an animated GIF of the entire process.
Great to see your WIP! If I may make a suggestion, I would recommend reevaluating the relative size of the legs and arms as compared to the torso. I would also suggest graying down the face a bit since you are running out of room in the light values - remember to reserve your lightest lights and darkest darks for very selective areas of your painting. A lot of the time when I start to go too light, I will throw a quick mid gray layer either over the entire painting or over the area that needs dulling down - then I'll either erase out using a mask to get my lights back at a more selective level or build up additively with light grays to reestablish my lights. I find that I do this quite often. We tend to think of 'light' areas as really, really light, whereas if you take a look at an image in grayscale, you will see that a lot of the light areas actually fall in the midtone range, with only a few small bright areas of highlight.
Hope this helps!
Yesssssssssssss!!! Thank you Rebeccak, im sooo happy you are posting this hear now, i participated in one of those on CGTALK and i got on the year 2 - Number 18 spotlight, i post as warhead82 on cgtalk. I couldn't find them anymore on cgtalk.
Anyways, thanks again haha! This is such good practice.
whoah the calibre here's awesome! I'm really digging Ivo's piece. He really captured the subtle stuff in that painting. Nice to see you here too, Rebecca. I remember you from cgtalk's forum-I was participating in one of your life drawing workshops modeled by Ron.
anyway here's my try..im still new, dont be harsh
Local Coloring Phase
Looking great guys,
I've lost my fire on this one, just a quick(er) study though not sure if I'll pick it back up again or not.
Check out the first phase, mad sketching skills hahaha...
Still having to toy with the head way too much...
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)
Study for The Martyrdom of St. Symphorien
Oil on canvas, 1824-1834
Musée Ingres, Montauban
LINK B (same ref. as above)
Last edited by Idiot Apathy; December 29th, 2006 at 04:43 AM.
Hi JustinBeckett, great to see you over here as well!Originally Posted by JustinBeckett
Thanks for telling me that you participated in the OFDWs over on CGTalk - here's the thread you mentioned:
SPOTLIGHT: BEST of OFDW 018
I think maybe the reason you couldn't find the thread is because the SPOTLIGHT forum is closed for posting, so it only gets updated once a Workshop concludes - to see all threads ever created, go to the bottom of the SPOTLIGHT: Best of the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum (or of any forum)
and where it says:
Sorted From The: Set it to BEGINNING
That way you can see all threads that have ever been posted in that forum, and not just the once that have been updated in the last 30 days, which is the forum default. Hope that helps!
Nigh7shad3, glad to hear you have participated on CGTalk as well! I encourage you guys to post in both places!
Tom, your precociousness continues to impress! Keep up the good work buddy.
Texahol - incredible work!
one more study:
Eugène-Emmanuel Amaury-Duval (1808-1885)
La Naissance de Venus [The Birth of Venus]
idiotapathy, that's actually not a great figure to study for the head. The arm looks nice, but the head [on the original] isn't very good IMO. the ear is far too small, the back of the neck/head is off, and those and mouth seem to be on a different plane than the eyes, and the forehead is really small....to mention a few things that I see right off. Good luck though, if you pick it back up.
Tom, accept your precociousness and move on!
invinciblewombat, this is a very nice start - I would encourage you to try this or another piece in Grayscale, I think that you would be amazed at how much subtlety there is in the tones of this and all of the master works here - as a test, try grayscaling a version of the reference to see the amazing range of values. I recommend then either adding more subtlety into the tones of your existing piece, or trying a grayscale piece - you will learn a tremendous amount!
Last edited by Rebeccak; December 30th, 2006 at 11:12 AM.