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ashakarc
08-05-2005, 05:44 PM
I have always been inspired by the wonderous character of Leonardo Da Vinci and his exceptional work that literally can be found with his name mentioned in almost every descipline of science, art, music, engineering, aviation, and medicine of modern day. How did that man think of the world around him? what drove him to go farther than any other human in history exploring every possible venue, being the ultimate Avante-Guarde Renaissance man?

One day, I will write something about that, but for now, I would like to share with you what I found recently about the process he revealed in his unfinished work of The Battle of Anghiari (1503-1505), 500 years ago !!

As you may notice in the following plates, the very first steps of the concept, the roughness of the details and the sketchy nature of the composition, going down to establishing detailed moments of action, independent of the overall concept, in the form of studies. What really surprised me are the last two paintings, where they seemed to have light and shadow study in one and color and tone in the other. Another surprise to me was the masking out of one of the worriors to the right in both paintings. The method he used reminds me pretty much of the layering techniques we use nowadays in Photoshop, unlike most traditional techniques that I came across with, where they have developed the painting gradually and homogeniously all across.

What are thoughts about his process, and how novel do you think it is/was ?

:)

http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/1.jpg
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/2.jpg
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/3.jpg
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/5.jpg
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/4.jpghttp://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/6.jpg

ashakarc
08-05-2005, 05:47 PM
Part II:
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/battle1.jpg
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/battle2.jpg
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/battle3.jpg
http://alishakarchi.com/leonardo/battle4.jpg

::Rotten Apple::
08-05-2005, 07:14 PM
I hate him because he is too genius! ;0;

jmBoekestein
08-05-2005, 07:23 PM
Wonderful. :) Thank you! Very enlightening, I'm in my greyscale fase and this has bumped my insight.


On a more comical note:
masking out of one of the worriors to the right

I believe it is spelled worriurs. ;) Don't worry, we're here for you, if you have any questions that is. :rolleyes: Cunadiuns...

:p

ashakarc
08-05-2005, 07:50 PM
jmBoekestein: "warrior" that is, from war. I am a happy loonie. :p

Rhaucan
08-13-2005, 10:35 AM
. The method he used reminds me pretty much of the layering techniques we use nowadays in Photoshop, unlike most traditional techniques that I came across with, where they have developed the painting gradually and homogeniously all across.



Maybe, Leonardo was born in the not too distant future, still child genious, photoshop expert, concept artist etc.

So He creates a TIME MACHINE, and gets stuck in the past, and has to make do with his situation. He carries on with some of his designs of the future, like the Helicopter. But he soon realises the drastic effect this could have on the future. We can see this in how the helicopter actually is now, maybe it was originally meant to be in the corkscrew design. So he went to great lengths to keep his drawings and paintings hidden, hence accounting for all the missing pieces.

Got any better ideas :p

paperclip
08-13-2005, 11:09 AM
I really enjoyed seeing all the different prep sketches he made, sometimes I prefer sketches to finished work...

On a more comical note:

Wonderful. :) Thank you! Very enlightening, I'm in my greyscale fase and this has bumped my insight.


I believe it is spelled 'phase' :p

ceresz
08-13-2005, 11:52 PM
I really enjoyed seeing all the different prep sketches he made, sometimes I prefer sketches to finished work...

it's the same for me, i enjoyed it etc
in short...ditto.

Gord-MacDonald
08-14-2005, 07:38 AM
I love Da Vinci - esp the drawings. (I don't believe I have ever seen an original though :sad: )


I really enjoyed seeing all the different prep sketches he made, sometimes I prefer sketches to finished work...

On a more comical note:



I believe it is spelled 'phase' :p

funny! (now I hope I spelled 'funny' correctly) :D

Gord

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