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hell yea sargent rocks!!! i love that painting, one of my favorites.
Here's a rembrandt study I did a couple of weeks ago.
Odd Nerdrum baby. The paint was still wet when I took the picture.
Thanks Sve, nice to get some feedback because PAINTING IS LOOONEEELLLYYYYY !!!!!!!!! cries alone over her own shoulder then pats herself at her own back
Hey J Mac, that study of Sargent raaawwwks ! I love the full creamy appearance, this is the kind of way of painting I want to learn this kind of way of painting too reminds me of Krutz painting way which I really love, have to confess havent really had so much time to browse Sargents own paintings and discover him, although I have heard a lot about him and know I will later have to face his body of work as well, but one cant digest all at once now.... I also like that we can see your room as well, makes it feel more personal and you appearing to be more friendly and approachable now
Demeter Luna, Im so jealous !!! You can get that smooth with oilcolours !!!!!! to me its almost impossibility they always end up beeing smudgy and grey borridge, oil painting is such a pain in the ass, not only is it so slow and tricky medium but dirty too, I currently feel comfortable settling into digital painting or ever watercolour rather than oilcolours, so dont need to worry about the grrrr waching and smell of turpentine and such toxical gases, this is really perfect mastercopy, you must have learned a lot from this though at the same time appears you already knew quite a lot before you started other vice couldnt have did this fine !!!!!
Orionfisher, another person not having problems in making things smooth with oilcolours, Im feeling preassured to start painting mine too very soon though I dont really like it, first I do have better camera but not sure how well it can capture image..... well... but anyways I quess Ill have to browse through here to see some hints about the oilpainting progress, now I would put gesso until the surface is flat then I would put draw the sketch maybe use black acrylics and then paint the entire canvas with some basecolour usually burnt sienna acrylics to get rid of the white base and then move one from there, they say that the oilcolour runs more smoothly as well on top of acrylics surface so there are many good reasons for using acrylic base in oilpainting, why not in fact lay the foundations with acrylics or the complamentary base colour plots as is tough in this thread :
The uses of Underpaintings Thread
Sve !!! Youuuuu fine lady I love you, that is soooooooo beautiful, such beautiful colours and details, you chose the colour of green for the dress, the colour of growth, nice !!!! We women are the embodiment of new growth so it just sends a message, you are very down to earth woman !!! Which is a quality in itself to be admired I often fly so high that I dont see people who live with me (ups this should go to the confession area already, lols!!)
Orozco where did you paint that Rembrandt on (another one of my faves) could be cool to see the whole setting (im curious cat) the second one is cool too you have proportions in tact, lovely !!!!
TeTsuo have you seen the movie, wow I love it, the enitre movie looks like paintable, to have it on dvd and stop at anywhere you like "we are all but shauls in his net" lol, thats how we artists are, seems like all our interest is on drinking and eating life out of living to rebreath it on canvas, do you feel like this too or is it just weird me
Okay, Im going to post this here because its now completed, though I already did posted in the finished section because I think I have never posted anything decent there before but it belongs here because I got my motivation to do it in here, balblalbalaa, Im really happy with it, it felt so easy to paint and I realise that its much more easier to copy somebodys painting than painting from photo or real life which means that I lack a lot in selfexpression and craftsmanship and why would I not lack when I have practicly no experience to mention, laaazzy and/or busy
here is one more time, hope you dont get tired with me already
look I dont know why I love you I just do
Egets: Yes i have seen the movie. I was astounded by how well the world of vermeer was captured on film. Truly a wonderful thing to behold. And yes often times I get caught in such a net and have to saw my way out to get over my fears in life to go ahead and paint/draw/etc. Everyone fights the same
I actually started my own master copying thread before i saw this one...
This is copy-pasted from it:
I am just starting to seriously learn painting. I have always focused on drawing, but have forgotten to learn and observe color, a great problem in my work. One of the goals I am setting for myself is to copy artwork from painting masters, both classic and contemporary. I hope to work at least 2 hours a day on this, making one-sitting pieces from several masters.
The next two are my first attempts. Obviously, no tracing or color picking involved. Color was done by choosing it on the color bars, not with the eyedropper (I know a lot of people who do this - which makes the whole process kind of useless...).
1. COPY OF A PIECE BY CRAIG MULLINS (currently the main image on his website). This guy knows how to paint! Great place to start, especially to observe skin tones.
THIS IS THE COPY: (ps cs2, 1.5 - 2 hours)
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL:
2. COPY OF REMBRANDT'S "SELF PORTRAIT AS THE APOSTLE SAINT PAUL". This is one of my favourite paintings of all time. Also a great piece for skin tones and warm/cool contrast.
THIS IS THE COPY: (ps cs2, 3 - 3.5 hours)
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL:
this thread=awesome! I got a question though:
how are people getting their prints to copy from? I have a verrrry crappy printer. I want to get a nice sized print, close to the size of the original painting, that'll look decent to copy from. I just want to practice modelling like Bouguereau, Ingres, etc... just want to do some heads or torso's
so has anyone used Kinko's? That's all I can think of, but it's 40 minutes away for me.
cepator you are brave..hehe..leonardo is one of the toughest to copy hehe..being michelangelo and raphael the other two!!!
this is a study of Craig Mullins's Gladiator piece. I added a few colors of my own on the gladiator. i didn't wanna copy it exactly, so i went in with a loose brush. Mullins is just incredible, he knows how to play with light.
Here's a rough and unfinished Bouguereau copy. My scanner wasn't being very cooperative today.
Some impressive stuff in this thread.
Here is one of the many bargue plates I have done. I'm about 1/2 way through now and hope to have the first set of plates completed by the end of year.
nice yandor..i did copy up to plate 56 but there were rather superficial copies..most of them in half an hour hehe..nothing very serious..are you doing them sight size?..i did about three of them that way on my own..at my school i did about 5 of them..well those were the most difficult..sight size,exactly as seen..it looks like you are doing a pretty good job.. try one or two sight size..although i nothing beats freehand drawing..
I'm not using sight size. However, I do get my top/bottom and left/right most points of the image and then start cutting in from there. I would like to try it, but also want to eventually just be able to look and see the angle/length of the line and go at it from there. If you've ever seen a demo by Tony Ryder he is able to do this and capture the object near perfectly.
A pastel of part of a Sargent:
people love sargent..hello there are more artists!! hehe.. jk he is one of the best ever in my opinion..
many interesting studies in this thread...
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Michaelangelo did the original
this is my copy:
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Zagnafain whoopieeee what a colours !!!!!!!!!!! Im jealous now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Allejo05 I just love etching in any form, to me its like the perfect medium if it just didnt need so much trouble and all, one would have to be a real artist to have all those facilities !!!!!!!!!!
Hotei I love that bouguereau study looks like the kind that I would like to study myself too, yours is going fine there .......
Skeiff wow your interpretation is cool, congrats ! Have you received any big revelations when you completed this painting and what they would be /
look I dont know why I love you I just do
latest mastercopies..i enjoy these:
durer and his difficult hatching
some french ideal head..good practice...
having fun with hulk in oil (alla prima) and a three figure study after Mims..i added the angel for fun..although my figures are way less modeled...
messed up on the eyes...
Sheppard... Hals demo..very tough..colors are not very good because of picture..
watercolor and ink... no ruler..practicing my straight lines...
and old copy after parmigiano I think..done quickly
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well what can I say.. I basically finished the Perugino copy at around 3:30 am hehe..all the is left is maybe putting some black glaze over the eyes and adding more hair in the next session... I noticed his left eye is messed up..but oh well ..i learned a lot.. I had like 6 or 7 sessions counting the preparatory drawing.. I learned a lot..for example..that excellent drawing is most important..that i need to practice more circles..(I had a tought time making the halo over his head)...i learned that i dont like cadmium red..I am not really using my palettle here just the colors i got laying around.. I learned that having a firm and secure touch is a must (so i will be drawing with pen and ink more). that painting tighter is more difficult than loose...and that i have fun using colors and playing with glazes..there is a bit of glare sorry..
Hey I was wondering where I could find the original drawings you copied from? great drawings btw.Originally Posted by YandorHere is one of the many bargue plates I have done. I'm about 1/2 way through now and hope to have the first set of plates completed by the end of year.
Study of Alsatian Girl by Jean-Jacques Henner
Wow, there are so many amazing people up here I don't really want to post mine. ^_^ I have to learn to not be embarrassed by my inadequacies, lol.
Original Rembrandt detail:
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