I've been thinking I should do some master studies but i'm having a hard time picking what to do because I don't know many artists. Who/what are your favourite artists/paintings to do studies from? (especially studies involving the head + body, but any input will be appreciated)
I learned a lot by copying Velazquez, so I'd recommend him to just about anyone. You can't really go wrong with any of the Baroque masters, honestly. Other than those, it depends on what you're trying to learn I guess. Prud'hon drawings are great to copy for nude figures. Sargent and Zorn for brushstrokes. If you like something, copy it.
Just choose what you'd like to paint, but make it a simpler composition to start with and work up to the more complicated ones.
Rembrandt, some of my favorite paintings are form him.
I could look at Rembrandt paintings forever, i guess his paintings are my inspiration.
Someone who reproduced one of Rembrandt paintings, a good way to get an idea of the style he used.
Please comment, always looking for pointers