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Gord-MacDonald
11-19-2005, 05:09 AM
I am starting up this thread as a focused initiative, to get my figure drawing skills up to par. No excuses now - I have committed.
The goal is to develop the skills required to draw any figure in any postion, from any vantage point, with any amount of detail, convincingly portrayed.

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
11-19-2005, 05:11 AM
Latest work *no image yet posted*


Gord

Rebeccak
11-19-2005, 02:13 PM
Gord,

Hey, looking forward to this! :) Any chance you'll let me change the title of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Gord MacDonald"? Pretty pleeze? :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
11-19-2005, 04:32 PM
Gord,

Hey, looking forward to this! :) Any chance you'll let me change the title of your thread to "Anatomy Thread of Gord MacDonald"? Pretty pleeze? :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

sure - go for it

Gord

Rebeccak
11-19-2005, 04:56 PM
Thanks! Done! :)

Cheers,

~Rk

Gord-MacDonald
11-19-2005, 11:20 PM
back to basics

Loomis ideal proportion male (front)

*removed*

Gord

Rebeccak
11-19-2005, 11:26 PM
Nice. Gord!

You know, a medium I would really recommend for these types of studies is ballpoint pen. Works like a charm, and you can get a lot of detail / fine gradation / subtle shading. Charcoal/pencil tends to be a bit less accurate. Just a suggestion!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
11-20-2005, 12:13 AM
Thanks Rebecca, I am not sure I am on speaking terms with ballpoint pens these days, but you never know. This initial stuff looks like its going to be a bit messy, working with 'ideal' proportions feels a little AR at the moment, although I know there will be long term benifits. (I can't wait to get to the fun stuff! ;) )


*removed*


Gord

Gord-MacDonald
11-20-2005, 03:27 AM
first shot at loomis ideal female form:

*removed*

Gord

Rebeccak
11-20-2005, 05:59 AM
Gord,

LOL, I hope that you and ballpoint pens can reconcile :scream: ~ really, they're a great medium! But of course, that's totally between you and the pens. :)

Good to see these studies. I would recommend perhaps trying to get more detail into these ~ making more finished drawings. Perhaps even drawing larger than the original, or using a grid. It might really help you to better see problems in proportion. Also, I would recommend doing detailed drawings of various anatomical structures ~ in the same manner and style as your beautiful portrait drawings. I think that would help a lot. :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
11-20-2005, 06:14 AM
Rebecca - I totally agree with your suggestions of engaging in more detailed studies - (thats where I am headed), but first I am going to try and 'embed' the benchmark proportions etc. in my mind - the current drawings are kind of like writing down notes while studying for a test - it helps anchor the subject matter in the memory.


anyways - here is another quickie
(somewhat less than ideal - hehe)


*removed*


Gord

ps: me and my ballpoints are talking about getting some councilling :D

Rebeccak
11-20-2005, 06:21 AM
Gord,

LOL! Counseling sounds perfect! :scream: :thumbsup: I have some unresolved issues with a sharpie myself...:scream:

Hmm, I think the proportions on the male in particular are a bit funny ~ but I do understand what you mean about just generally practicing proportions. :) I like going back and forth between detailed and quick myself. Keeps you sane! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
11-26-2005, 08:07 AM
removed

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
12-01-2005, 10:38 PM
a quick weight study - no ref

http://cg2020.com/111_GordonMacDonaldAnatomyStudies/2005dec01/2005dec01.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
11-26-2006, 01:51 AM
faces - sad expressions


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov25_2.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov25_3.jpg



http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov25_1a.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
11-26-2006, 01:53 AM
more faces...


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov20_1.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov20_2.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov20_3.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov20_4.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov21_2.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov21_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
11-26-2006, 01:37 PM
HEY....Gord ..:thumbsup: :)

GREAT to see you back posting your work on here again...:thumbsup:
WOW...some really nice emotions captured...strong pieces.....:applause:
Think the first one posted on the previous page,frame #15 under sad expressions, is my favorite so far.
Simple and subtle, but very powerful, in the emotion and feeling it projects. I also really like the man right below that one, for basically the same reasons,...they are all nice for sure, but those two have a way of going far beyond what is seen, for me anyway..:)
Beautiful JOB....Gord...:thumbsup:
HOPE to see lots more....SOON :bounce: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

digital-bobert
11-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Wow way to go Gord! You're really improving every time I see your art. Keep it uP!!

Gord-MacDonald
11-26-2006, 04:23 PM
Glen and Bobby - Thanks for the feedback!

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/fish3.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/fish4.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
11-26-2006, 09:26 PM
pencil/PS

from photoref

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov26_1.jpg

Gord

kdsh7
11-26-2006, 10:26 PM
cor.. loving the style! Your hatching style reminds me of the illustrations from old children's books, wish I could do that. Great characiture too.

anandpg
11-27-2006, 04:32 AM
Hi Gordon!! Awesome style!! keep them coming!!:thumbsup:

NR43
11-27-2006, 06:25 AM
Love the last ones... the caricatures of the boy

Hoping to see more soon Gord
I better subscribe here :)

Gord-MacDonald
11-30-2006, 11:23 PM
kdsh7, anandpg, nr43 - thanks guys!


simple pencil - I may do more on it later (cleanup & corrections)


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006nov30_1.jpg



Gord

Gord-MacDonald
12-01-2006, 07:08 AM
this one is done for a great thread over at drawingboard - for caricaturists to do caricatures of other caricaturists (or in my case a wanna-be)

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/chrisvahl_3b.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
12-03-2006, 05:28 AM
another...

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/hellboy1_1.jpg

Gord

NR43
12-03-2006, 11:56 AM
Ha man those are pretty funny!
do one in color :bounce:

razz
12-03-2006, 01:36 PM
Agree with NR, let there be color!! Funny caricatures :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
12-03-2006, 03:20 PM
Heya Gord,

Good to see you posting again. :) I like your caricatures, you've always had a way with portraits! :) What I would love to see you do are more finished pieces, like digital versions of your lovely early pencil portraits - have you ever seen the work of David Kassan? He's an excellent oil painter in NY:

http://www.davidkassan.com/

I think you could do lovely finished digital pieces, would love to see you refine these! :)

Cheers,

-Rk

Gord-MacDonald
12-03-2006, 04:35 PM
nr43 and razz - thanks! - colour is definitely on the not too distant agenda.

becca - I am in a pre letsgetsomereallyambitiousworkdone phase - mentally preparing for some deep stuff. Thanks for dropping by!

Kassan has some very serious skills/talent - I love his work - thanks for the link.

Gord

anandpg
12-04-2006, 04:29 AM
Awesome!! more!! more!!:bounce:

Gord-MacDonald
12-13-2006, 02:02 AM
thanks anadpg!

w photoref.

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2006dec10_1.jpg




Gord

Gord-MacDonald
12-13-2006, 07:33 AM
...


http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/iceguy_1.jpg

Gord

Womball
12-13-2006, 07:50 AM
Great Caricatures! I'd like to see more figures too. Your faces capture the likeness of the person. I think this can be done by the body too.

SpiritDreamer
12-13-2006, 12:57 PM
HEY...Gord...:scream: :thumbsup:

You really know how to pick some great faces and run with them..:scream:
THANKS FOR MAKING ME LAUGH...:)
Your serious side, is also really getting GREAT...:thumbsup:
REAL PLEASURE SEEING THESE.. GORD
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Gord-MacDonald
12-13-2006, 10:43 PM
Thanks Womball and Glen!


here is on in honour of Peter Boyle who died today

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/peterboyle_1.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
12-31-2006, 03:46 AM
this drawing is a mere sketch, but making it was a powerful experience - I want to a much more complete drawing from the source image.

I look at the source image and feel sadness and horror, but also (somehow) connected to the person. I would like to know who she was, where she came from, her name, her childhood, family, friends...
I would like to see photos of her in happier times. I would like to know more about her.

She is to me enigmatic - like the couragous individual who stood before a column of tanks in Tiamin Sqaure, or the man who was photographed falling from the WTC in 9/11.

These images are horrific, but if approached with sensitivity enable us to reach a deeper sense of compassion for our fellow humans.



http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2006dec28/2006dec30_1.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
01-03-2007, 05:18 AM
...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2006dec28/2007jan02_1.jpg

Gord

Knilblink
01-03-2007, 06:30 AM
Hey Gord, good to see you on the anatomy forums. I didn't catch your thread on here until now just now. You really have a way with portraits, keep them coming! :thumbsup:

-Adam

SylvanMist
01-03-2007, 03:01 PM
Hi, cool caricatures you have here! I really like their expressions :)

Gord-MacDonald
01-04-2007, 07:50 AM
Knilblink, Roja

Thanks alot to both of you! Thanks for stopping by. See you around!

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
01-04-2007, 10:18 PM
http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/sendak_1.jpg
....

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
01-06-2007, 01:14 AM
....

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/nicole_ritchie.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
01-14-2007, 06:25 AM
..........

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/ahemedinejad_1_001.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
01-28-2007, 07:12 PM
first stages of a pencil portrait I am working on today

http://cg2020.com/111_Gord_Portraits/Emily/Emily_1_det1.jpg

Gord

SpiritDreamer
01-28-2007, 07:55 PM
Hey...Gord...:)

Just stopping by mostly to just say HI..:) and to see if I can get a smile on my face from your great funny faces series..yap, it worked..:) :scream:
I think that if that face you are just starting comes out anywhere near as good as that pencil one you did awhile back, of the young girl,..you should end up with something great...a lot of work involved there..:)
Looking forward to seeing the updates on this latest one, nice start..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Gord-MacDonald
02-01-2007, 05:47 AM
Thanks SpiritDreamer - glad you stopped by. Not looking so great right now very wishy-washy start - and no undo - or zoom!

http://cg2020.com/111_Gord_Portraits/Emily/Emily_3.jpg

Gord

Rebeccak
02-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Coming along nicely Gord! I always liked your pencil portraits a lot - looking forward to seeing how this turns out. :)

Gord-MacDonald
02-09-2007, 04:43 AM
Thanks Becca - having to restart the portrait - lesson learned - keep away from crappy leads - oh well...

some quicker stuff for now

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/donpinsent_1_001.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/hanz1.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-09-2007, 07:00 AM
.....



.http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2007feb09_1.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2007feb09_2.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006nov/2007feb09_3.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-10-2007, 01:22 AM
worked up a bit...

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/hanz1_008.jpg

Gord

NR43
02-10-2007, 08:50 AM
Really loving those caricatures Gord. You've got a great eye for seeing people's main characteristics

Always enjoying visiting here...

Gord-MacDonald
02-11-2007, 04:16 AM
Thanks NR43 - I am glad you dropped by.

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb10_2_001.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
02-11-2007, 06:33 AM
.........

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb10_3_001.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
02-11-2007, 06:34 AM
.........

oops - double post

Gord-MacDonald
02-12-2007, 01:33 AM
.....

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/Muffinj_oc_exp.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
02-12-2007, 06:44 AM
....

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb12_2aoc600.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb12_3oc..jpg



Gord

Gord-MacDonald
02-12-2007, 07:14 AM
....

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb11_1.jpg

Gord

SpiritDreamer
02-12-2007, 12:09 PM
Hi...Gord...:)

Looks like you are really starting to get a nice feel for all of those subtle emotions that the human face is capable of, through expression...closer to your goal of having a face be more than just a face that you expressed a couple of years back I think...:thumbsup: ...just a passing thought here....maybe use the same idea and approach as your doing with the faces, and do it with the hand/hands also...In combination with the emotions expessed in your faces, you might see if you can portray those same emotions with hand gesture along with the face,and with the face, in the same painting/drawing...might be interesting, and for sure a challenge,...plus it might really add more power to your paintings/drawings....can the hand/hands be more than just a hand/hands kind of thing, to go with your can a portrait/face be more than just a portrait/face thought....THOUGHTFUL hands..:scream:
Just a thought that came into my mind, as I was enjoying all of these great expressions and emotions that you have been capturing in your face series...KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK..Gord..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Gord-MacDonald
02-12-2007, 08:46 PM
hi Glen

you have presented some interesting ideas - actually there are a lot of things I wart to get to - hands being one of them they are capable of communictig so much!
I want to get going on some solid figurative work - and there is colour!!!

for now another face

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/Greg_1.jpg


Gord

Gord-MacDonald
02-16-2007, 05:51 PM
....
http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb15_2_003.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb15_2_004.jpg



http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb15_2_005b.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from2007feb10/2007feb15_2_005c.jpg


Gord

SpiritDreamer
02-25-2007, 03:43 PM
HEY....Gord...:thumbsup:

Nice experiment in the abstraction of a face...:thumbsup: ..maybe color would make it even more powerfull in that type of experiment...COLOR MOOD..:)
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE EXPERIMENTS...:) :thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2007, 05:28 AM
Thanks Glen - I do want to get into colour (I have probabily uttered that phrase as often as I have said "man I gotta lose some weight") :scream:

here is the beginning of second attempt at a new pencil portrait (I am considering working it up in colour as a separate project - but first I gotta comlete this - still a ton of work to do on it!!!

http://cg2020.com/111_Gord_Portraits/2007March01Emily_1.jpg


Gord

kary
03-01-2007, 07:46 PM
That is a very nice start on that sketch, very clean, pleasant lines and so on :) Seems like each piece brings a little bit more finish. I have to admit after all the caricature style portraits I'm interested in your take on Stephan Harper and Dion ;)

pushav
03-02-2007, 10:37 PM
I like your abstract painting style. It is different from anything i have seen out there. Nice work.:D

Gord-MacDonald
03-03-2007, 04:20 AM
Thanks Kary - lol (I have one in mind for Harper and Dion)
Pushav - thanks!

Hans Christian Anderson:

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/HansChristian_1_002.jpg


some cleanup...

http://cg2020.com/111_gords_caricature_initiative/HansChristian_2.jpg


Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-07-2007, 05:51 AM
older stuff - memory drawings

http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_21.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_32.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_27.jpg



composite fantasy from Muybridge:

http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_15.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_5.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_3.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_8a.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_breath/eventdrift_22.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-07-2007, 06:39 AM
quick studies of draperie - ala "Natural Way to Draw".
Step 1
tack a piece of cloth to the wall
step 2 draw it
step 3
speculate what the cloth will look like if one of the tacks is moved
step 4
draw that speculation:

2 speculations:

http://cg2020.com/111_breath/drapery4.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_breath/drapery5.jpg

Gord

Samanthie
03-09-2007, 05:27 AM
Nice sketches Gord, and the caricatures are great. :)

Gord-MacDonald
03-10-2007, 01:20 AM
Thanks for dropping by Samanthie, glad you liked them :thumbsup:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2007Feb22/2007march09_1.jpg

Gord

Dreamy Kid
03-10-2007, 01:39 AM
nice drappery study gord, which remind me i have to do mine :D. do you find the study from nicolaides useful ?

Gord-MacDonald
03-10-2007, 03:36 AM
nice drappery study gord, which remind me i have to do mine :D. do you find the study from nicolaides useful ?

Hi Dreamy Kid - very useful - but it is a full time commitment - you can't just browse the material you have to do all 300 hrs to get the real value from it - I has been 30 years since I did the course - I would like to do it again - alas no time. (the drawings are not 30 years old)

edit - original drawing removed

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from2006aug13/From2007March05/2007mar10_1.jpg

Gord

SpiritDreamer
03-10-2007, 02:37 PM
HEY...Gord...:thumbsup:

WOMAN'S FACE IN FRAME #70 ...POWERFUL ....:bounce: :applause: :thumbsup:

ALWAYS A PLEASURE GOING THROUGH YOUR THREAD AND WORKS...:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Rebeccak
03-12-2007, 01:09 AM
Ooh, that last digital piece is pretty interesting! I like your finished pieces a lot, I wish you had more time for those - the sketches are nice but they lack the punch that you're able to give your more finished work.

Cheers! :)

killermachine
03-12-2007, 07:05 AM
hey:) your caricatures and your undergoing pencil portrait is very nice.i'm not able to draw caricatures,can you give me some pointers on how to go bout it

Gord-MacDonald
03-14-2007, 05:01 AM
Glen - Thanks as always - glad you stopped by!

Becca - I wish I had the time to invest - maybe I can become more creative with my time (or win the lottery - YIPPEE!!! )

Thanks Killermachine - Caricatures ? I am taking a kick at the can, but totally suck compared to the "pros". drawingboard.org has a forum for caricatures - some real talent often shows up - check it out (but of course keep coming to cgtalk! :scream:


This is a drawing I did in pencil and photoshop, from one of my photographs

It is a bit to plastic-y for my liking - not nuanced enough *shrug*

http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007march13_1/Kathy_1.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-20-2007, 02:59 AM
colour/paint studys - no refs

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from2006aug13/From2007March05/2007MARCH18_1e.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from2006aug13/From2007March05/2007MARCH18_1ab.jpg



http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from2006aug13/From2007March05/2007MARCH18_1aa.jpg


Gord

cardboarddog
08-23-2007, 10:30 AM
Nice work m8 :) very stylish!!

Gord-MacDonald
11-17-2007, 08:07 AM
thx cardboarddog - m8? = mate? - I think I got it LOL

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from_2007nov17/2007nov17_bangaloremonkey_b.jpg

Gord

NR43
11-17-2007, 08:50 AM
Good to see you posting again Gord

great expression in the last one!

thek
11-17-2007, 03:39 PM
WOW! Everything in your thread is just amazing. Especially the last few works - the energy of the lines and the colours. Love it.

Gord-MacDonald
11-20-2007, 03:22 AM
Thanks NR43 and Thek! Glad you dropped by

here is a new one from today

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from_2007nov17/2007nov19_lefty_1.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
11-27-2007, 10:12 PM
some sketches (older)


http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_03.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_04.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_05.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_07.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_08.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_09.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_11.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_10.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
11-28-2007, 07:12 AM
more sustained - from a pencil drawing - but lots of ps...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from_2007nov17/Graham2007nov27_4.jpg

razz
11-28-2007, 07:05 PM
Hey Gord!

The last one is so sweet. The expression is very interesting and the focal point is clear. I also like those color studies, pretty chaotic.
Very expressive!

Gord-MacDonald
11-28-2007, 10:55 PM
Thanks Razz!

a sketch pencil and ps
I may revist it later

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from_2007nov17/emily1_001.jpg

Gord

Jho
11-30-2007, 08:59 PM
Thanks for the comment. You have a nice SB too!
A scary looking baby you got there...Well drawn... but scary :)

Gord-MacDonald
12-01-2007, 04:17 AM
Thanks JHO

here is a study in pencil and ps - lots of work still possible on it (this image is less that 30% image size)

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints_from_2007nov17/2007nov30_2_baby.jpg

Gord

Agnaldo
12-01-2007, 04:43 AM
Hehe. I donīt have an Idea of what it is exactly, but you got a nice shading in the volumes.

Gord-MacDonald
12-01-2007, 04:50 AM
Hehe. I donīt have an Idea of what it is exactly, but you got a nice shading in the volumes.

an unborn child in a fetal position (head down)

Gord

Agnaldo
12-01-2007, 05:08 AM
Wow! Now I see... Thx! : )

SpiritDreamer
12-01-2007, 10:03 AM
HEY ...Gord..:)

Always like those character/emotion studies of yours..:)
I think you have a great technique developed in that last unborn child one..the combination of crisp and softness works really well...STRONG IMAGE..and TECHNIQUE...:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

-voraz-
12-04-2007, 02:18 AM
Hi Gordon, nice studies in your sketchbook!
What I like most are the caricatures,a lthough done so loosely you do capture the likeliness and expressions very well.
That fetus study is very nice too.
I also like that study in post 70, especially the nose and mouth area...
keep it up.

daWinky
12-04-2007, 10:52 AM
Hey Gordon,

just looked through your thread and discovered some really nice pencil studies, I like your style of hatching!
And of course the caricatures are great, I'm always amazed to see someone catching the essential features and expressions with a few lines:) , good work, I want to see more...

Cheers,

-sabrina

wildsheepchase
12-06-2007, 03:09 AM
Hi Gord!
Nice work in your thread. I can see that you are experimenting a lot with renderig methods, which is interesting to watch.
The last image of the fetus has an almost photographic quality.

Keep it up! :)

Gord-MacDonald
02-03-2008, 01:57 AM
Agnaldo - glad you got it!

SpiritDreamer - always great to hear from you Glen - thanks for stopping by!

-voraz- Thanks so much!

daWinky - Thanks for dropping by!

wildsheepchase - thanks for the comments - lots of layers of graphite on the fetus - it took about a week (pencil)

Some quickies done in a shopping mall food court:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_1.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_2.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_3.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_4.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_5.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_6.jpg



From the second life drawing session I have done in 20+ years:
10-15 minutes

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_7.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb02_8.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-03-2008, 03:08 AM
Hi ..Gord.:)

Really doing a great job capturing those emotions..:thumbsup:
I like the loosness/energy/accuracy of them all.:)
GREAT to hear your taking a life drawing class...AGAIN..Really looking forward to seeing the drawings from it.
I did the same thing last year myself, after about the same amount of years inbetween class as you...felt like the old man in the sea at first, but really ended up enjoying it as time went by...I ended up drawing really large, using conte crayons, and charcoals..hadn't done that in years..felt really good to get away from digital, and the computer for awhile actually...:)
ANYWAY..GOOD LUCK IN YOUR CLASS, AND ENJOY...:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

SpiritDreamer
02-03-2008, 03:44 AM
HEY..Gord...THANKS FOR THE INFO ON THAT BOOK that you just posted in my thread..:thumbsup: :) .Will check it out for sure...always looking for something new that I haven't seen before on that subject.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

anandpg
02-03-2008, 07:48 AM
Hey Gord!.. awesome sketches, dude!..:thumbsup: I love the looseness and confidence of your lines.

Gord-MacDonald
02-05-2008, 03:44 AM
Glen, Anand - thanks for the feedback :beer:

a few more foodcourt sketches, done tonight:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb04_1.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb04_2.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb04_3.jpg



Gord

Squibbit
02-06-2008, 08:39 PM
nice bunch of pics there gord.

this rulez :) :

http://cg2020.com/111___GordMacDonaldStudyAndExperiment/2007Nov27/BreathAnatomy_10.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-07-2008, 02:58 AM
Squibbit - (long time no see!) - Thanks for the feedback/encouragemant - Nice to get good feedback on the simple gauche drawings - a bit off of the beaten track for cgtalk, but the simplicity of it is near and dear to my heart - kind of like breathing

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
02-08-2008, 04:37 AM
more foodcourt sketches:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb07_1.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb07_2.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb07_3.jpg

Vilhelmina
02-08-2008, 12:11 PM
The food court sketches are interesting - must be a great way to get lots of different types of models to sketch (:

Gord-MacDonald
02-10-2008, 03:27 AM
Vilhemina - thanks!

some more sketches...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_1.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_2.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_3.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_7.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_8.jpg

Intervain
02-10-2008, 03:43 AM
really enjoying those foodcourt sketches! Especially the first one in the last but one batch :thumbsup:

Gord-MacDonald
02-10-2008, 03:48 AM
two from todays life drawing workshop:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_4.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_5.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_6.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
02-10-2008, 03:51 AM
Thanks Intervain (wow you are fast on the post! :))

Gord

batte812
02-10-2008, 12:08 PM
Hi Gordon, great work on those faces: i like your caricatures. And you have a very dynamic way of rendering! Keep going!

Gord-MacDonald
02-14-2008, 04:16 AM
Thanks Battle812

just a nice little sketch...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2007Feb22/2008Feb13_1.jpg

Gord

SpiritDreamer
02-14-2008, 01:50 PM
Hi ...Gord ..:)

REALLY ENJOYING THAT ENERGY, ALONG WITH THE ACCURACY IN THESE LATEST DRAWINGS...GREAT. :thumbsup:

HEY,...I just got that ...HOW TO DRAW ANIMALS by Jack Hamm book that you recomended to me...You were right...he put alot of research and work into that book...REALLY GREAT addition to my personal library...It's a book that's going really come in handy for sure...:) ..SO THANKS AGAIN ..Gord..:thumbsup: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Gord-MacDonald
02-17-2008, 07:26 AM
Thanks Glen!
Glad to hear you got the Jack Hamn book - everyone who wants to get a handle on drawing animals should check it out - don't ya think :thumbsup:


more foodcourt sketches from today:
(I am really glad for Bobby Chius inspiration in getting me going on these quick
"draw em anywhere" type of work -
it has become such a great part of my routine)

I finally got a nice book on Daumier - great inspiration
I would like to see this type of work broaden in scope - I hope to startt working them up a bit - colour, more complex composition/refinement/interaations of people .

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb15_2.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb15_4.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb15_6.jpg



http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb15_15.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-03-2008, 01:16 AM
some caricatures...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/oogen1.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/nate1.jpg


Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-03-2008, 01:56 AM
from life...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008mar02_1.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008mar02_2.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008mar02_3.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-03-2008, 02:12 AM
foodcourt

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb28_10.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb28_4.jpg



http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb28_7.jpg



imaginary...


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb28_3.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
03-03-2008, 02:16 AM
Hey Guys...

Check out this awesome tool for studying facial expressions:

www.artnatomia.net (http://www.artnatomia.net/)

(see level 2 in particular)


:thumbsup: :applause: :buttrock:

Gord

alvukovic
03-03-2008, 06:37 PM
Hey Gord! Very nice caricatures you got here! :applause:
I don't have to tell you that you are a skilled artist, but as you said before: "Draw, draw,"...and then draw some more :wip: )

Cheers!

Gord-MacDonald
03-11-2008, 02:59 AM
Amy Winehouse...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/AmyWinehouse2008mar10.jpg

Gord

aggie93
03-11-2008, 04:18 AM
Gord - I like you life drawings. About how much time are those? They just warm ups? Your characters are funny. I am an Amy Winehouse fan!

Gord-MacDonald
03-11-2008, 05:36 AM
Hi aggie

The life drawings are 15-20 minutes.
I like Amy Winehouse alot - great singer, but such a tragic figure!

Gord

maozao
03-11-2008, 06:01 AM
browsing your thread, there are lots of interesting stuff

love the lose line style :)

NR43
03-11-2008, 04:01 PM
Hey Gord... been a while

Great stuff in your thread as usual

I'm crazy about this one:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Feb09_2.jpg

It looks very Rembrandt-ish to me
Much better than your Amy "Whine Whine Whinehouse" I think, but I guess it's more because I can't stand her hehe

Gord-MacDonald
03-11-2008, 05:40 PM
moazoa - thanks for dropping by! :)


Johan - yup - I like that drawing myself - fast but to the point.

LOL Amy whine-house (now, now - lets be nice ;))
I am really fighting with the caricatures - I gotta learn to be less literal

Gord

SylvanMist
03-12-2008, 02:10 PM
Hi Gord, I like your foodcourt and charicature sketches. Even though they're simple and sketchy, they've got a lot of form to them and they really do capture the character! :)
The digital painting of "Amy winehouse" I think would look better if you use more colors on the skin/hair. Different variations of the skin tone and also shadow color.

Gord-MacDonald
03-21-2008, 04:16 AM
Thanks Roja -
yup the Amy Winehouse is a bit of a washout (no pun intended)


some real quickies:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Mar20_5.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Mar20_7.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Mar20_1.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2008Feb02/2008Mar20_8.jpg

AztcFireFlower
06-24-2008, 07:33 AM
Hey Gord,

Love the caricatures. The line work has a lot of life.
Agreed with Johan. Very cool line sketch pf woman.
I see you are playing with values, good exploration.
What I would suggest is not to be afraid to make a definite statement of your lights. Cut into them with your eraser. you can always go back and soften the edge. A drawing is enhanced when there is a balance of soft and HARD edges.

Always a pleasure to have you stop by my thread and comment.

Gord-MacDonald
10-29-2008, 02:24 AM
AztcFireFlower - thanks for the feedback (and sorry I am so late to respond - I have been away from cgtalk for awhile) I think your advice is well taken - I do tend to smude things a bit - your suggestion of putting more contrast into my images confirms my own self critisism. Thanks!

some really simple figure studies all but the last from photos - the last from a "subway sketch" I did:


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from_2008oct18/2008sep20_119.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from_2008oct18/2008sep20_126.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from_2008oct18/2008sep20_120.jpg



http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from_2008oct18/2008sep20_123.jpg

sirielle
12-18-2008, 12:22 PM
Fantastic face studies, including the caricatures set. I love the unborn child image, too. Now I see what I am missing in my studies - the variety of expressions both in faces and in lines. Nice body anatomy studies, too. Keep up the good job!

Intervain
12-18-2008, 01:32 PM
love the loose figure studies - good stuff Gord!

Djampa
12-24-2008, 02:13 PM
Wow, lot of work.

Last figure studies are really good :) Nice flow, great to see.
Keep it up the great art. ;)

Merry Christmas !

Gord-MacDonald
12-27-2008, 01:43 AM
sirielle, Intervain, Djampa - thanks for dropping by and offering your comments. Yes I do enjoy the quickies - always time for them - not so with sustained works :-(

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2008Dec23/2008dec26_1.jpg

Gord

SpiritDreamer
12-27-2008, 03:52 AM
HEY Gord..:wavey: :)

ALWAYS a pleasure stopping by your thread..never know what to expect.:D
I like the last one..great character..:thumbsup: I was also really likeing those close up photos of bugs and flowers ect. that you were taking awhile back..I bet if you could get in that close to some human faces, you would get some great results, seeing how you seem to have a natural nak for capturing the character of your subjects...would make great refference material for drawings/paintings that you could do at your own pace later on...Just a passing thought that crossed my mind as I was going through your thread..:)
Anyway...Hope you had a great holiday, and hope to see lots more of your creations in the coming year...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Mu
12-27-2008, 07:05 PM
Hey Gord,

today I stumbled over your little story about your life in Alice's thread and how you use drawing and art to let in happiness like one could use the windows to let in a bit of fresh air.

That was one inspiring and beautiful read - thanks for that and have a wonderful new year.

yours
Mu

Gord-MacDonald
12-27-2008, 10:30 PM
Hi Glen, MU it is always great to hear from you guys. Your are both doing some interesting work (as usual).
:beer:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2008Dec23/2008dec26_2aa.jpg

another take...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2008Dec23/2008dec26_2ab.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
12-31-2008, 07:37 AM
............http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2008Dec23/DustinHoffman1d.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
01-27-2009, 05:09 AM
dustin hoffman attempt:


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2008Dec23/DustinHoffman2b.jpg

NR43
01-27-2009, 05:50 AM
Lol Gord your caricatures always make me laugh

Thanks for that! :D

Gord-MacDonald
02-04-2009, 04:25 AM
Thanks Johan! I always appreciate your feedback!

some food court quickies:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_1.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_2.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_3.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_4.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_5.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-04-2009, 04:28 AM
and a few more...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_7.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_8.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_9.jpg




http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_11.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_10.jpg



http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb03_12.jpg

NR43
02-04-2009, 05:22 AM
You know you could make quite a nice extra buck if you would take these caricatures all the way to a fully shaded painting...

Lovely bunch of life sketches Gord!
Great to see you updating your thread again!

SpiritDreamer
02-04-2009, 10:11 AM
HEY Gord..:) Your really getting a graceful sweeping line going on those drawings..those long strokes that come to a point...really nice..:thumbsup:
I like that last Dustin Hoffman capture also..Really nailed that likeness down....GREAT drawing...drawings :thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

JohanGold
02-04-2009, 02:20 PM
nice .. sketchbook ..

great studies u have here

cya around :)

Mu
02-04-2009, 05:17 PM
Love the fluidity of the food court sketches. They look very much complete to me.

Gord-MacDonald
02-10-2009, 01:06 AM
Johan - When I get a little bit (or maybe MUCH better :scream: ). A few extra bucks is always good!

Glen - Thanks for the kind comments Glen - always great to hear from you :wavey:

TigerJaws - thanks for dropping by :)

MU - Thanks for stopping by, and for the positive feedback :beer:

a caricature I did for the caricaturists caricatures thread over at www.drawingboard.org (http://www.drawingboard.org)

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2008Dec23/2009feb08_2.jpg

vikramvr
02-11-2009, 08:16 AM
Awesome SB.Love your style..The last caricature is brilliant

Gord-MacDonald
02-21-2009, 01:25 AM
thx vikramvr!

more food court (subway) sketches

(as always inspired by and with thanks to the awesome Bobby Chiu for getting me started on sketching in public places)

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_12.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_5.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_10.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_11.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_13.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_2.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_3.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_7.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/from2009Feb03/2009feb18_8.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-28-2009, 11:22 PM
some more - 2009feb28



http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_101_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_102_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_103_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_105_UPLOAD.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-28-2009, 11:24 PM
some more...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_107_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_108_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_109_UPLOAD.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-28-2009, 11:26 PM
and some more...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_110_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_112_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_113_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_114_UPLOAD.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-28-2009, 11:28 PM
and some more...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_115_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_116_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_117_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_118_UPLOAD.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_119_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_120_UPLOAD.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb27_121_UPLOAD.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2009, 02:46 AM
post apocalyptic bunny

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009Feb28/2009feb28_1.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2009, 02:48 AM
post apocalyptic bunny

oops - double post

NR43
03-01-2009, 09:37 AM
nice batch of sketches Gord
you know it's actually fun to draw in public (rather than "a task"), don't you agree?

Gord-MacDonald
03-01-2009, 02:56 PM
Johan - I totally agree - drawing in public spaces is a great stress reliever for me. :)

Gord-MacDonald
06-09-2009, 06:08 AM
some stuff:




http://www.cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2009June09/2009Jun08_2.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
06-22-2009, 09:41 PM
grad caricature...

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/Potvin2009Jun22_12_cymk800.jpg

mister3d
06-22-2009, 10:08 PM
I think it would be beneficial to make the arm more readable in silouhette, as now it sticks to the figure too much.

Gord-MacDonald
06-24-2009, 05:30 PM
mister3D I think you are right about this - thanks for the feedback!

Gord-MacDonald
10-08-2009, 10:09 PM
............

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/celebrities/JohnGoodman2.jpg


http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/celebrities/JohnGoodman5.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/GumpStudy1.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/Lesson7_Drawings_LenordCohen.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
10-08-2009, 10:59 PM
...................

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/citizens/Bill.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/citizens/Robert.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/citizens/Hugo.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/citizens/Marco_profile1a.jpg

Mu
10-08-2009, 11:06 PM
Wow, you're posting quicker than I can reply!

:scream:

I love these! Very strong expressive features and I like the freedom about the way you apply your strokes. It's got a lot of your digital brushwork, you know?

Gord-MacDonald
10-09-2009, 03:09 AM
Hi Mu

These were done mostly in Artrage 2.5 (such a wonderful small and elegant program!)

Thanks for dropping by :beer:

Gord-MacDonald
10-09-2009, 06:47 AM
Artrage and PS

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/CaricaturistsCaricatures/em_3.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
10-16-2009, 05:02 AM
Phil Specter....

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/celebrities/PhilSpecter1.jpg

NR43
10-16-2009, 05:26 AM
Hi Gord,

Love the variations in technique.
Keep 'em comin' :)

SpiritDreamer
10-20-2009, 01:18 PM
Hey Gord..:wavey:

GREAT set of drawings in your last post...nice controled energy in those strokes..:thumbsup: ...I really like the way you are mastering digital drawing...:)
TAKE CARE Gord
Glenn

chilli11
10-22-2009, 02:51 AM
Gord,

I love the caricatures!

Gord-MacDonald
12-06-2009, 07:17 AM
Thanks Guys!!!

some really loose doodles:

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-10.jpg

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-11.jpg

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-12.jpg

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-15.jpg

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-17.jpg

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-4.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
12-06-2009, 07:20 AM
some more.....

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-7.jpg

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-8.jpg

http://cg2020.com/SpeedpaintsFrom2009Dec06/Untitled-9.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
07-15-2010, 04:19 AM
Did this today - Artrage pro and PS CS3
The photo-ref is a one of my photos from a long time ago

http://www.cg2020.com/111_PortraitsFrom2010July14/SamplePortraitsNigel1a.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_PortraitsFrom2010July14/nigelphoto.jpg

Aviva
07-15-2010, 12:35 PM
Nice work on the portrait! I really like your loose doodles - they're so quirky and full of energy. And awesome caricatures on the previous page!

SpiritDreamer
07-17-2010, 01:45 PM
HEY Gord..:wavey:

Strong line work, fun imagination, and great job on that portrait..:thumbsup:

A couple of links you might enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az9Az6S1nus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uldu_1-JCJE


HAVE A GREAT ONE Gord...:thumbsup: :)
and TAKE CARE
Glenn

nelchee
07-22-2010, 12:00 AM
Hi Gord,
very nice portrait, you captured the likeness very well :)

I would suggest starting with harder brushes first to clearly define areas, and then smooth them out with soft brushes later. This was a mistake I made before as well, to just blend everything together with large soft strokes, but then everything ends up blurry and out of focus.
You could however start with soft brushes and paint the details in the focus with a harder brush later to get the effect of soft focus portrait photography, that's also a good way :)

Gord-MacDonald
07-23-2010, 08:01 AM
Aviva, Glen, nelchee
Thanks for the feedback :wavey:

nelchee - your point is well taken

Gord-MacDonald
08-31-2010, 05:57 PM
some caricatures:

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010Aug30_RonHoward1.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_DianneWarwick2.jpg


http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_AndyKaufman1.jpg


http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_VincentSchiavelli1.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_JamesCromwell1.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_PeterBoyle1.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_BarbaraSteisand1.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_AbeVigoda2.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
08-31-2010, 06:20 PM
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http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010Aug30_Slash.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010Aug30_TomPetty1.jpg


http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/McLovin_2_2010May27.jpg


http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June17_CindyLauper2.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June14Ghandi.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010June14MelBrooks.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010Aug30_MichaelMoore1.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010Aug30_MellissaEthridge1.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
09-01-2010, 03:30 AM
..............................http://www.cg2020.com/111_CaricaturesFrom2009Apr01/2010Aug30_JoanRivers1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
09-01-2010, 05:24 PM
HEY Gord :wavey:

You are getting really good at those caricatures...without going to overboard on them..that's an art in itself,..and it looks like you have mastered it..:thumbsup:
I regonized just about all of them right off..The ones I didn't, were ones that I probably don't know about anyway..Hard to keep up with all the new faces out there now days ..LOL
Anyway, ALWAYS a real pleasure seeing what you've been up to...Nice energy in that linework by the way..:)
TAKE CARE Gord..:thumbsup:
Glenn

Mu
09-01-2010, 07:20 PM
Hi Gord!

nice caricatures, my fav is the Slash one. Have you considered fleshing them out (colour and all)?

Gord-MacDonald
09-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Hi Glen, Mu

yes I have thought about colour, but for now just getting the likeness and exaggerations is the challenge!

SpiritDreamer
01-01-2011, 06:44 AM
HEY Gord :wavey: ....HAPPY NEW YEAR :thumbsup: ...1111..We won't see that number combo again for awhile..Maybe we should play the lottery..:scream:

Take Care, and...Have a GREAT ONE Gord :thumbsup:
Glenn

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