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This is an amazing thread that I am now bookmarking and returning to often. I've already learned a lot by just looking at some of your processes and techniques. Now a recognize you from Insomania as one of Bill's stand in models which also makes you one of the first oils I have ever done. If you are around at the next workshop I'll be sure to say hello. Keep up the inspiring work and passing on what you are learning from Bill, it's priceless!!
Nice Work. What path do you plan to persue in the arts?
Hot diggity! pld:
I just happened across your sketchbook -- woot for new inspiration!
I hang out a lot in the WIP area, where you always give excellent crits/comments.. so I was curious about your artwork, and shazaam! I have now beheld the wonders
Eagerly awaiting next installment of "Emily G, Miracle-Worker"
I've only had a brief look in here at the moment, but I'm so happy I've found your sketchbook. I'm going to come back and have a really thorough look through the pages... seriously inspirational..
that studio looks so ridiculously nice... jealousy 10/10
I've had a look through the whole thread now, and I have to say it's all incredibly inspirational. The patience and care put into those master copies is amazing. I don't know what to say. Incredible
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Dude! I swear I have exact same office chair in my little rat-hole corner in my house ... heh heh heh.
sketchbook...a kitten dies every time you don't comment
“When forced to work within a strict framework,
the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will
produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
the work is likely to sprawl.”
- TS Eliot
Nice, Nice work. You are the best.
Diego--thanks so much! I fool around with stuff from imagination once in awhile, but this is what I'm really focused on right now. I would really like to do gallery work.
silvestri99--hey, thanks! I feel honored to be in one of your first oil paintings.
reidaj--thank you. I think Bill still has some 2-D work for me planned before I move on to cast drawing, but I will be doing that at some point.
Chromosome--thank you very much.
DennisCurrie--I'm thinking I want to do gallery work.
AmontilladoAg--hehe, you're so nice. Thanks.
nethus--thank you, I really appreciate it.
BludHund--it's a great chair.
Don--thanks so much, Don. You should stop by more often (hint, hint).
Ok, I've moved on from master copies and am doing portraits from photographs. (I am also learning how to take the photo reference myself. )
Here is my first one, done in charcoal pencil:
great skills indeed... if not to say unbelievable, just...
no offence but isnt it time to get a bit away from all this copieing?
I mean, your skill level is amazing, and everything you copy looks just like the original... copy more... and youll get more copies. But how about start some art, your own art.
use you skills to start "flashing" and create your own love on paper or canvas or whatever... i would love to see that.
well, maybe im wrong, but you just havent shown anything then...
but as for me, i would like to see some of your own styles!
Beautiful portrait, how long does it take you? did you do it with the knowledge from bargues? using the same the same methodology?
I wanted to ask you something about the bargue drawings, because i did 2 of them last year and i want to do more of them. And i'm having troubles with measurements, the horizontals points, how to traslate them from the bargue to the drawing? you do this by eye or sizing wth a ruler? I mean from the center line outwards, and i feel using a ruler is like cheating?
Always a pleasure to stop by and see your fantastic progress.
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
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very nice! i love the lines on her neck. if i was to REALLY crit maybe the hair on the bottom right doesn't look as refined as the rest of the piece, but it may just be the photo.
nice nice copies..
stone ,being able to copy or have a very strong eye is a must for the artist..so she becomes sensible to tone and shapes...,also the masters help you learn the language of art which many dont take the time to absorb..copying is useful, so then whe she does her own studies (i here mean a drawing) then to be able to transfer that study into a more finished work.. Im not a big fan of photographs...in my opinion it hurts the sensibility of the artist..while for today is a must for subjects you cannot get from life...is a matter of necessity not a priority...(here knowledge of forms and visual memory is more important!).. try to keep practicing your initial drawing style..bargue hurts linework (the true nature of drawing) it happened to me..since is very shape,flat and tone oriented..be careful..
Looking very good Emily,
Listing ? I believe that it is the intersection of great technique with passion where you find great art. Skill cannot be bypassed and takes a very long time to master. You cannot skip steps
(Although Emily is making it look a little too easy.)
Thanks for writing this mate.
Great stuff, I'm jealous.
Do you work for MB? Speaking of...thanks for all the hard work to all the administrators/webmasters that you put into this website, what a great resource for all of us hopefuls.
I'd love to hear any crits/advice you might offer me if you ever have time. Thanks again.
Watch out for Piranhas
ok, maybe it wasnt so clear what i meant...
i know that studies, master studies is a great thing to do, and important... i would just like to see some of her own stuff too... not just the studies...
its also dangerous to keep focusing on studies and forgetting about creating art... sure you can get better and better skills, a good eye for tones and values... proportions...
but the ideas, that thing that makes your own style, that makes your art good... you will only learn that by doing art.
so i was just curious to see some of that stuff too...
regards stone. and sorry for my bad english
IdiotApathy--thanks! I'm not sure how happy I am with the vignette either. I'm still figuring these things out.
stone.--I am studying with Bill Whitaker and he is really training me on my foundational skills. I do these copies to improve my own accuracy as well as to try and absorb as much technique as possible from the artists I am copying. Don't worry, the end goal is definitely to do my own work with my own style.
Call0ps--thanks so much!
Diego--thanks, I think it took me maybe two weeks? I applied a lot of what I learned from doing my Bargue drawings, especially with the measuring. When I measure horizontal points I try to do it with my eye first, then I use calipers to check myself. Using a measuring tool is not cheating, but try to use your eye as much as possible then measure to check yourself.
hp--thanks, I like those lines too. Yeah, the hair was really difficult.
the_allejo05--thanks for your comments. I agree with a lot of what you said. I try to absorb as much as possible, studying many different things.
Texahol--haha! thanks so much.
Listing--As I said to stone., I am working on the foundations before I move on to my own style.
Craig D--thanks Craig. Learning the foundations does take time, so patience is required. It's too tempting to try and skip all of those steps, but I think they are necessary to create truly outstanding work.
Piranha Clan--thank you. I don't work for MB, I'm just a humble volunteer.
stone.--Don't worry, it will come with time. I understand why you want to see things in my own style, but I don't want to rush things either.
MindCandyMan--Thanks so much, Jon. I am so proud of all you have achieved and I look up to you a lot.
Here's the latest portrait. Done with nupastel.