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Hey Kevin thanks for the nice comment!
I completely understand the huge learning curve with painting. I don't think you would be feeling the frustration your feeling if you weren't pushing yourself. And that's great to see!! I think your new work shows great maturity.
wow amazing works i love how strong and gracfull your lines are and your capturing of lighting and shadow i hope one day to be able to get to the level your at now if you have time i would love any crits you could give me
This is great and wonderful work! HOpe to see more!
A few 2-3 hour oil head studies.. all on 10 x 12" "Yes" canvas.. umber block-ins about 20 minutes.. All done in Vermont in a portrait painting workshop with Rob LIberace - awesome teacher - great guy! Thanks for looking!
Every time I think I'm making some headway with the art thing. I just stop by your thread and I'm humbled by another great update. Amazing work. Wow!!
I want more!! Let us know where you are these days. I look forward to your next trip down to LA.
all from live models..
first a few recent charcoal gestures of nicole - an MFA art student and great model! 1-20 mins on newsprint with conte noire and generals..
a recent longer pose portrait of Victoria done in NYC at Grand Central Academy with a great teacher CAmie DAvis ( now of the Guild Atelier in Brooklyn NY, NY).. about 30+ hours on Raphael Belgian Linen.. below is the wash in and my poster study..
Thanks for looking! - Kevin
Fantastic painting. You're becoming much more sensitive to the muted tones in the flesh. Are you ready yet to break out on your own???
Dear Miss RaileyH ! Thank you ! That makes me happy!!!
It's coming.. I wish I had gotten that painting ( the collar thing-y) more finished!).. I am.. almost.. and I would love to figure stuff out w/you when I do.. I got another offer but the school is weak and.. blah blah blah ;-) I vote you have a figure workshop for your next one.. I'm in!! I'll be your monitor!! I'll pay extra!! ;-)
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wow i love your updates...
wow really nice figures!
On the last portrait painting, could i ask if the method used is the method where i read on the sargent's way of painting...where he painted the whole head as a sphere before he paint in the features? Thanks!
Reme - no the last painting of victoria, started as a graphite drawing that I transferred to canvas and then washed in the shadow shapes and then begin washing in the colors thinly ( an ebouche).. the last little painting is a poster study meant to get the tonalities close to help guide the painting w/o regard to worries about drawing correctness.. hope that answers your q!
a few new figures from this last saturday in SF.. Thalia was the model - she is great! a digital "fake" charcoal I used as a demo to help a student and a cast study in graphite.. thanks for checking this whatnot out!
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BKKM - I think there are only like 5 of us that read these threads, you, me, RaileyH and Fiend and a few others.. that was about 15 hours, graphite and no blending - though I am not against stumps and have used them, this is a bit of an exercise in graphite transitions just with the pencil itself ( and kneaded eraser)..
below a few new things from the live model.. my kingdom for good light ( almost everything at the walk-in figure drawing sessions in SF is ambient or.. lots of spot .. ) .. I tried to bring a light once but all the "locals" freaked.. ugh! last one failed a bit.. posting anyway..
Solid work mate, my experience with Life classes here in my country is they don't understand the need for form lighting because they have lost that knowledge.
Kevin, your work is awesome!! I love the gestures. This thread is really helpful, Thanks for sharing
All the work in here is amazing.
I can only hope to get close to this.
Clarence Darrow.. charcoal on newsprint..
tried to keep it loose but may go back and do some more.. thanks for checking my work out and thank you for the kind thoughts - they help keep me thinking and working! - kevin
wow the charcoal on newsprint looks amazing really nice depth and clarity if you dont mind me asking... do you know who the man is ??
Great artworks Kevin! Are you still studying with Camie Davis? I started taking a class with her, she really is an amazing teacher.
prnsweeney - that's Clarence Darrow - famous American attorney ( Scopes Monkey trial etc.,)..
FlameDragon - I am - at least until the end of the year - and I plan to be back - she is AWESOME!
mostly little form/head studies.. I do these often to practice what I need to do when working from life.. some are more successful than others.. some are not wonderful at all but they're stuck in my SB! The kissing study is my most recent of these and it was a small battle but I like how it is with all its imperfections..
None of these are finished and mistakes prevail.. oh and a Tony Ryder SB copy ;-)..
I'm lovin the head studies in your SB. Especially the last one!
Some recent figure drawings - all from life either charcoal, wolff's carbon, conte noire or sanguine.. all from life.. some are clumped together to save the world's disk-drives.. thanks for lookin'!
Cracks me up how you can have millions of suckers running all over this site and this thread goes almost unviewed over the course of a year. This work is better than 95% of all the work on the site. LOVE the life drawings. Thanks for posting.
I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.
I wouldn“t go so far and say there are millions of suckers here, but you are right - Kevins drawings and paintings are superb and one of the best here at CA!
Kevin - keep on doing!
My website for learning traditional fine art on your own! --- Derived from THIS thread at CA.org
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drawing casts (geometric shapes, anatomical casts, skull), tutorials on Bargue drawing and cast drawing, Willow Charcoal, free drawing exercises