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razz
01-08-2008, 06:46 PM
I love that head! Looks sooo nice. The texture is great on it, very interesting to see it with different shaders also. Please tell me you will be working more on it?
And looking forward to see what you'll do with those figures.
It's always so joyful to see your experiments and how they are getting better and better.

Kudos to you, Glenn :)

SpiritDreamer
01-09-2008, 02:47 PM
JAN. 09, 2008

Thomas...THANKS..:) I will for sure explore these new textures/materials to the max...:) Seems like every time I discover one thing, ..it leads to ten other things..:scream: ..which is GREAT ..:)

RAZZZZ...THANKS..:) ...I will for sure be taking that head study further, and those full figures also....Am thinking about creating a BORIS/FRAZZETA type of painting, using those two figures that i'm experimenting with now...Will have to get them in a DRAMATIC/DYNAMIC/ACTION pose first..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Sculpted a little on the male model, and working on posing these two figures.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_7.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-09-2008, 03:11 PM
JAN. 09, 2008
Working on the pose,...made her leg bend, and made his arm come around and grab her stomach.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_8.jpg

batte812
01-09-2008, 04:16 PM
Hi Glenn, interesting to see what you are doing with these base modells.They seem to offer a new range of variety to your work! Keep going!

SpiritDreamer
01-10-2008, 12:59 PM
JAN. 10, 2008

THANKS ..Bart...:) ....Every door that is opened, leads into a room with ten more doors..:scream: I'll keep going, as long as there are doors to open..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Enlarged and then sculpted on his shoulders, arms, and hands

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_9.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-10-2008, 01:03 PM
JAN. 10, 2007
This mornings work, sculpting of...shoulders, arms, and hands.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_10.jpg

Trunks
01-10-2008, 11:16 PM
Hey Glenn,
yeah Zbrush ist just unbelievable .. it seems like there are tools EVERYWHERE ... every click activates thousands of new opporunities ... but it is great to see you fighting through this forest :) Keep it up and let us be a part of it :)

Thomas

rasmusW
01-11-2008, 06:41 AM
hey glenn!

-nice progress on this last one.
just thought i'd pop by and say thanks for the network request.

-r

fifty3dragons
01-11-2008, 11:49 AM
Hey, Glenn, some beautiful work here. I didn't make my way through all 134 pages of it just yet :scream: but I'm impressed by what I did see. I caught a hint from one of your responses to someone that you also do traditional sculpting? Do you find the digital tools available these days give you the same range of possibilites? And do you have a preference (i.e. traditional vs. digital)?

Again, great stuff.

SpiritDreamer
01-11-2008, 01:04 PM
JAN. 11, 2007

THANKS ..Thomas ...THESE WOODS ARE DARK AND DEEP, BUT I HAVE PROMISES TO KEEP, AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP..:) ROBERT FROST POEM.
We are all on the same journy in here,while finding our way through these woods, and we are all connected by the crumbs of knowlage left behind by those who came before us...:)

Rasmus..HEY...THANKS, and THANKS FOR STOPPING BY..:)
REALLY ENJOYED SEEING YOUR WORK DEVELOPE IN THAT LAST WORKSHOP..CAME OUT ..BEAUTIFUL...:thumbsup:

Wade ....THANKS...:) I'm just trying to leave behind some crumbs that might be useful to others that are coming up the path on this journy that we all must travel on, to get to where we are going.
About the traditional vs digital sculpture...I live in a very small cottage, with a very limited work space, ..so digital is perfect for my needs...no mess..or clutter..:) ...I think the digital tools for sculpture in Z BRUSH, offer far more possabilities to explore and experiment in ways that would be impossible for me to do in traditional sculpture, and with much quicker results, ..which means more learnt in the end.

TAKE CARE, AND THANKS FOR THE GREAT FEEDBACK, AND KIND WORDS EVERYONE...ALWAYS APPRECEATED, HELPFUL, AND WELCOMED..:)
Glenn

Blocked in most of the muscles on the male figure...done entirerly from imagination, no refferences used...SO FAR..Still a long ways to go..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_11.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-11-2008, 01:08 PM
JAN. 11, 2008
Blocked in most of the muscles on the male figure that I am working on for this two figure composition, posted on the previous page..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_12.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-11-2008, 10:46 PM
JAN. 11, 2008

Creating a contrast in the two figures by making them different, not only in color, but also in texture....Just experimenting at this point with this sculpture..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_13.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-12-2008, 11:31 AM
JAN. 12, 2008

This morning, blocked in faces and hair..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_14.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-12-2008, 01:17 PM
JAN. 12, 2008

Playing with the lighting in PAINTER #9
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_15.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-13-2008, 02:26 AM
JAN. 12, 2008

Trying to get a nice contrast between the two figures, so that one figure dominated the viewers eye, and the other figure becomes secondary...key to a good two figure composition..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_16.jpg

Intervain
01-13-2008, 02:32 AM
oooh Glenn! I see you're going quite creative here - I really like this :) :thumbsup:

anandpg
01-13-2008, 05:23 AM
Hey Glenn!! this is shaping up nicely!!:thumbsup:
Are you planning to join OFDW022 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?threadid=578369&utm_medium=plugblock&utm_source=cgtalk)?

SpiritDreamer
01-13-2008, 01:44 PM
JAN. 13, 2008

THANKS ...Magdalena and Anand...:) Couldn't have gotten what you are liking, without all of your help and inspiration along the way ...you know..:)
Anand, I wasn't going to, until you asked if I was going to..No escape...:scream: :)

Learning 3d has been sucking up all of my energy lately,..but couldn't resist this opportunity to paint again...THANKS REBECCA..and Anand :)

OFDW # 22
Decided on the ANTALOPE...IMAGE ..A..BY QUADART / BILL MELVIN...BEAUTIFUL PIECE
Using PAINTER #9...FREEHAND PAINTING...OIL AND TINTING BRUSHES.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE.jpg

anandpg
01-13-2008, 02:58 PM
yesssss!! :bounce::bounce:

SpiritDreamer
01-13-2008, 03:17 PM
JAN. 13, 2007

THANKS ..Anand...HEY...FEELS GOOD TO PAINT AGAIN..:bounce: :)

Blocking in some color...mainly just searching for darks and lights...will refine the colors as I go along....detail comes last...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-14-2008, 01:36 PM
JAN. 14, 2008
A little more along the way with this one
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_3.jpg

Mu
01-14-2008, 02:03 PM
Hi,

this is really both an accurate copy as well as an exciting interpretation - great start!

I am anxious to see what you are going to do about the fur, though...:D Wrinkles and fur... I think I managed to escape most of those 3D folks favourite toys with my choice...:scream:

SpiritDreamer
01-14-2008, 09:48 PM
JAN. 14, 2008

THANKS MR MU...:) ...Not sure how i'm going to do that fur yet, but there are plenty of brushes in PAINTER #9 to choose from,..ONE OF THEM WILL DO THE TRICK...I HOPE..:scream:
LOL ..WHAT,...YOU MEAN YOU DON'T ENJOY DOING A ZILLION WRINKLES AND HAIRS...LOL:scream: ..NETHER DO I...LIFES TO SHORT FOR THAT KIND OF UNECSSARY NONSENSE..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Worked on the lighting a little...CREATING MOOD..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_17.jpg

Trunks
01-15-2008, 10:41 AM
Hey Glenn,
nice to see you doing the new OFDW. It feels like I have not seen any real 2D piece from you for years. This looks very nice so far... Painter is such a great medium! I am looking forward to some more strokes in this piece ... nothing to crit so far ;)

Keep it up!
Thomas

CyborgJA
01-15-2008, 10:50 AM
ofdw!

My day is turning out in a great way !


I'll wait for the updates.

SpiritDreamer
01-15-2008, 01:51 PM
JAN. 15, 2008

THANKS ..Thomas...It's been a while since I have used painter, or really even painted anything...that's a fact...:scream: STILL FEELS GREAT.:)

Serena...Glad to hear that your having a good day:) ...me too...:)
Hey, MRS SPIRIT DREAMER/Jessica wrote that sculpture company that you gave me the link to,.enqurering about if they could do sculptures from a Z BRUSH model...So far, no response..Will have her try again this week ..I saw on Z BRUSH central, where some guy had a sculpture of a dragon that he created made into a realife sculpture. I don't know what company he had do it, but it cost him..a hundred dollars an inch....:eek: ..too steep for me..:eek:
ANYWAY, THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK GUYS....:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A couple of more hours of work done this morning,..had to shift the legs to create more of a forward thrust motion, and get the ballance point correct...did more blockin of colors, and added a few details and refinements here and there...Still a long ways to go..:)
OILS...PAINTER #9

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_5.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-15-2008, 03:40 PM
JAN. 15, 2008

DECIDED TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN WITH IT...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-15-2008, 10:57 PM
JAN. 15, 2008
A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_13.jpg

CyborgJA
01-16-2008, 07:27 AM
Mmm better and better with this warm light ! It really reminds the atmosphere of the Savana.

Eh I know it's very expensive but I do not think SO expensive. However I'm always "tuned on" in search for these new services for common users. I can already tell you that my godfather (that lives near Venice so 450 km far from here) works as sculptor for The Vatican and he has got an incredible machine that already cuts the marble from a 3D model in order to save him a lot of time : he only has to refine and sculpt details. Obviously it costed him "an eye" plus I think two or more other organs and of course it's a professional one and doesn't fit our needs.
Ehhhrr we must have patienceeee :wise:

Have a good day,
S.

SpiritDreamer
01-16-2008, 12:58 PM
JAN. 16, 2007

THANKS ...Serena..:) WOW,...That's GREAT to hear about your grand father doing sculpture work at the Vatican..:bounce: :) ..AMAZING what some of this new technoligy is capible of doing...I'm always thinking to myself,...What would DaVinci, and Michelangilo have been able to do, if this technoligy were around in their day..I guess that we will never know, but it's fun to just IMAGINE...:)
TAKE CARE...Serena,.:thumbsup: .and THANKS for the feedback...:)
Glenn

A little further along with this one.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_15.jpg

ForzaInter
01-16-2008, 05:52 PM
Woooww Glen, i love this one!! :bounce: Thank you for showing the steps, this is a tutorial for the rest of us! :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see more!!

By the way, happy new year! :) :wavey:

TheMiyamotoMusashi
01-16-2008, 06:19 PM
Sweet !!! :thumbsup:

Wow I can't wait to see the final.

Keep working on this :applause:

SpiritDreamer
01-16-2008, 08:13 PM
JAN. 16, 2008

Dionysis ...THANK YOU..:) SHARING KNOWLAGE GAINED, IS WHAT THIS FORUM IS ALL ABOUT..:)

Miyamoto ..THANK YOU .:) ..Glad you are enjoying it,..Still a long ways to go yet.:)
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK GUYS,...:thumbsup: :)

Worked on making the legs longer and bigger, to go better with the size of the rest of the body...Still a long ways to go.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_18.jpg

SylvanMist
01-16-2008, 08:58 PM
Hi, your OFDW painting is coming along really nice! I like the chalky texture in it.
I think it would stand out more if you made the background and/or shadowy parts of the model contrast with a cooler color instead of it all being a yellow shade. But that's just imho, I know you like to use a lot of yellows in your style which is cool-or warm i should say ;)

SpiritDreamer
01-17-2008, 05:34 AM
JAN. 17, 2008

Maura...THANK YOU..:) ..I usually stay away from the blue color spectrum...have had alot of problems when printing,.. the blues are not always off, but off most of the time,..so I have just adapted the warmer colors...plus, they seem to sell the most, ..so I stick to what works best..:)
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK,,ALWAYS HELPFUL, AND ALSO VERY MUCH APRECEATED...:thumbsup: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Been having this action composition floating around in my head, ever since I started this antalope , so I thought that I better do a rough blockin of the scene in my imagination, before it evaporates, ..Now at least I have something to work with, and refine further.
Just wanted to have a purpose for the antalope bolting forward..usually, it's out of fear, and to escape.
Using alot of diaginals in the composition, to crete motion, and action.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-17-2008, 11:39 AM
JAN. 17, 2008
Alittle futher into the sunset, and piece..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_7.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-17-2008, 08:25 PM
JAN. 17, 2008
JUST EXPERIMENTING, AND PLAYING WITH THE WATERCOLOR BRUSHES IN PAINTER #9.:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_11.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-17-2008, 08:35 PM
JAN. 17, 2008
JUST PLAYING WITH LIGHTING...GOING FOR ...DRAMA ..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_12.jpg

Mu
01-18-2008, 09:15 AM
Hi,

while I always like dramatic lighting I don't like how the deer lost much of its subtle value gradations on the fur that way.

SpiritDreamer
01-18-2008, 11:40 AM
JAN. 18, 2008

HEY ...MR MU...THANKS for the crit/ opinion.:thumbsup: ..You are right..:)
I just couldn't resist, pushing it to it's limits...and challenging myself....That's the only way to find out what works, and what doesn't, and to learn new things in the process/journy...that I know of anyway..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

After playing around with three or four versions of this scene yesterday, just to see, and for the sake of exploration, and experimentation, I ended up going back to the first version, and started to refine it further...Still a long ways to go yet..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_13.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-18-2008, 11:44 AM
JAN. 18, 2008
Just a little closup shot of the antalope that is center stage in the painting that i'm doing for the OFDW 022 WORKSHOP..Final VERSION, posted previous page, last post in this thread.lots of refinements left to do.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_14.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-18-2008, 11:48 AM
JAN. 18, 2008
A closeup of one of the background characters in this acton scene/painting...will be leaving these characters vague, and out of focus a little, so that they stay in the distance..optical perspective.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_15.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-18-2008, 03:10 PM
JAN. 18, 2008

Cropped this composition,added purple in the sky for depth, and toned down the colors in the left upper corner some.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_18.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-18-2008, 06:02 PM
JAN. 18, 2007

Going to end up with a couple of versions on this one I think..I like the croped one fine,...but there is something about this version that I really like,..I think there is more motion in the antalope, and a curved feeling in the soon to be water down below, that leads back into the antalope.
The antalope is off center enough I think, but close enough to center, to become the center of interest...that everything else in the composition revolves around.My eye goes there first, and then circles around the other points of interest in a comfortable flow throughout the composition.
Anyway..here is version #2...I will just work on them both...Can't go wrong that way..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_25.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-19-2008, 07:53 AM
JAN. 19, 2008
Just playing, experimenting,and exploring with the oil brushes in PAINTER #9 on this one of mine...Some great brushes in there, feel and act like the real deal...but no mess, or smell...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_29.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-19-2008, 07:56 AM
JAN. 19, 2008

A CROPPED VERSION...Brings the antalope into the forground more, which is nice, but I also like the distance created in the uncropped version,..That version will also give me a chance to paint water/river in oils,using digital, which I haven't tried yet...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_30.jpg

Abyssis
01-19-2008, 07:59 AM
hi old fella, greetingz from here :)

I see extreme creativity and "art-lust" :thumbsup:

take care and continue...

-cheerZ- :wavey:

SpiritDreamer
01-19-2008, 07:50 PM
JAN. 19, 2008

HEY....Abyssis ...GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU :thumbsup: :) ...THANKS,AND WILL DO.:)
TAKE CARE, ..MY YOUNG FRIEND..:)

Just playing with the oils in PAINTER #9

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_35.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-19-2008, 07:52 PM
JAN. 19, 2008
Cropped version
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_36.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-20-2008, 05:36 AM
JAN. 20, 2008
Trying out some of the oil brushes in PAINTER #9 on this antalope, to see if I can get a more realistic sense of fur.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_37.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-20-2008, 07:09 AM
JAN. 20, 2008
Just a play with lighting and color..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/THE_LION_HUNT_38.jpg

ForzaInter
01-20-2008, 09:58 AM
Hey Glenn, the coloring on the last one is so intense, makes me kinda stressed :D... but i wouldn't say i don't like it. The added background on the right gives a balance to the composition. I LOVE the transition from the man on the horse, to the right. It's like drapery:bounce:
The antilope is lovely! :thumbsup:

Frejasphere
01-20-2008, 11:11 AM
Hi Glenn :)

Nice detail on Antelope - the brushstrokes look lovley!
As long as that river doesn't stop his/her run, this antelope will run free :)

Look forward to see where this goes - and nice to see you enjoying it :)

cheers and take care
a. :)

SpiritDreamer
01-20-2008, 06:00 PM
JAN. 20, 2008

Dionysis ...THANKS. ..Glad your enjoying it...The intense colors, just add to the intenity of the drama taking place..hopefully..LOL:scream: :)

Annette...THANKS.. ...That river is loaded with GIANT HUNGRY TWENTY FOOT LONG CROCS,..SO THE DANGER ISN'T OVER FOR THAT ANTALOPE YET...IT'S JUST BEGGINING...:eek: :scream: :)

THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK GUYS...ALWAYS APPRECEATED, AND VERY HELPFUL..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

OK,..Enough playing around with my personal vision and painting of Quadart's FANTASTIC piece,for awhile anyway, and back to the original...:)
I learned alot while playing though, and will apply that to the version that i'm going to refine and detail now, which is posted below Quadart's piece below.
I am pretty close to the colors on the antalope now, just had to desaturate, and add a couple of silver gray spotlight tints, ...Just a matter of bringing out the light colors on the antalope now, and getting a better likeness in the face...Will make the fur on it's main, neck, and body a little more realistic by using the oil brushes that I just discovered last night in the Painter #9 program while playing.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_ORIGINAL_OFDW_22.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_22.jpg

rdsarna
01-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Wow Glenn! BEAUTIFUL Experimentation.....Your use of colours just pleases the eye so much.....keep pleasing!! :thumbsup: :)

SpiritDreamer
01-21-2008, 05:41 AM
JAN. 21, 2008

Ratul...THANK YOU..Glad you are enjoying my work..:)

GOING FOR THE TRUE LIKENESS/RENDERING OF THE MODEL THAT I'M WORKING FROM....NO SPEED/SHORTHAND INVOLVED IN THIS METHOD/TECHNIQUE, JUST ALOT OF OBSEVATION AND WORK..,RESULTING IN A FINISHED PAINTING IN THE END....:scream: :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_28.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_29.jpg

Thomasphoenix
01-21-2008, 05:47 AM
Hi Glenn,
Really Nice Work! Your Corel painter work has always been so different and fresh!:)

tk care Siju

Frejasphere
01-21-2008, 07:59 AM
Hey Glenn :)

You're scaring me with those crocs... the one's we have down here can measure up
to 5m long! :scream::eek: Please give the poor ant a way out ;)

Nice to see the latest close-ups - a balance between play and focussed learning
makes for a great journey :thumbsup:


take care
a. :)

anandpg
01-21-2008, 09:16 AM
WOW, Glenn! the antelope is coming out beautiful!!:bounce:.. Its a real inspiration for me, because I just started seriously learning to use Painter now!

Trunks
01-21-2008, 11:22 AM
Hey Glenn,
this OFDW piece is coming along very nice, still a lot of work to do but you are on the way ;)
I like this funny expirements you did with this piece "decided to have some fun", very nice pieces!

I think the most difficult part of this piece will be the detail on the coat. I am looking forward to see you managing this ;)

Keep it up!
Thomas

CyborgJA
01-21-2008, 12:11 PM
I really prefer this palette.Keep us updated eh !

S.

SpiritDreamer
01-21-2008, 07:17 PM
JAN. 21, 2008

HEY..Siju...THANK YOU MY FRIEND..Been awhile since I painted this way...feels pretty good...:)

Annette...I hear that those crocs are coming back in a BIG WAY, over your way...WATCH YOUR TOES, WHEN YOU NEAR THE WATER..:eek: :scream:
Don't worry about that little antalope,..it is SPRING LOADED, and will jump right over that river when it reaches it...:scream:

Anand...I think you'll really get into painting with that program, the more you just play,and have fun with it..Lots of MAGIC in that program...just waiting to be discovered...You might try out the ..TINTING, OIL, AND IMPASTO BRUSHES,...and also those SPOTLIGHTS that are found in EFFECTS..REALLY GLAD to see you using that program...HAVE FUN...:thumbsup:

THANKS Thomas...Just taking it a day at a time, and am for sure trying to keep it fun and interesting while I am learning..:)

Serena...THANKS...It's always fun to jump between the real colors approach when going for realism, and fantasy colors, where anything goes and can happen...A lot can be learned by both approaches..:)

TAKE CARE GUYS, AND THANKS FOR THE GREAT FEEDBACK..ALWAYS VERY MUCH APPRECEATED, AND ALSO VERY HELPFUL.. :)

A little more refinement on mine...Searching for color values...using my own eyes and judgement.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_31.jpg

batte812
01-21-2008, 09:37 PM
Hi Glenn, great to see how you devellop this piece. Great work!

CyborgJA
01-22-2008, 07:10 AM
I think you are right, honestly I still haveto learn how to manage "fantasy" colors. Maybe it's related to the troubles I still find with balanced ones :D

However I love this antilope ! :thumbsup:

Mu
01-22-2008, 07:50 AM
great to see you "fixed" that leg... and beautifully, too!

SpiritDreamer
01-22-2008, 12:46 PM
JAN. 22, 2008

THANKS ..Bart..Glad your injoying it, and this process/OLD MASTER painting technique..It's a slow process, and a lot of work, ..but gives good results in the end:)

THANKS ..Serena...About the fantasy colors...You might go to the library, and get a few good books on COLOR THEORY, and just apply those theories to your fantasy works...Colors are MAGICAL...JUST TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT A HUMMING BIRD SOMETIME, and you will see what I mean..:)

THANKS ...MR MU...Still a long ways to go yet...and lots of errors in there to correct as I go along...But fewer than yesterday, and even fewer than the day before that one...ONE DAY AT A TIME..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

WORKING ON THE FUR...getting the darks in place..will hit it with the light colors at the end....Hornes, legs next..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_34.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-23-2008, 06:03 AM
JAN. 23, 2008

A LITTLE MORE WORK ON THE DETAIL..Darkened it up, just for a dramatic CARAVAGGIO lighting effect...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_43.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-23-2008, 06:05 AM
JAN. 23, 2008
Back to the colors on the antalope that are closer to the original that i'm working from...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_44.jpg

anandpg
01-23-2008, 06:52 AM
WOW!!.. this is becoming more beautiful everyday! :drool:

SpiritDreamer
01-23-2008, 07:22 PM
JAN. 23, 2008

THANK YOU ...Anand ..:)

STARTED WORKING ON THE HORNS...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_47.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-24-2008, 10:31 AM
JAN. 24, 2008

Getting my background colors to harmonize with the colors in the antalope...warm colors on the left side,...cool colors on the right...CREATING A ONENESS IN THE PAINTING..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_48.jpg

TheMiyamotoMusashi
01-25-2008, 03:58 AM
Wow,great porgress since i saw this last time :)

Qs :

1. You use painter,corect?

2. What brush did you use for the hairy parts?They are kick ass :) They look traditional and sweet !!!

Keep going with this,i can't wait to see this piece after a month of work !!!

SpiritDreamer
01-25-2008, 07:46 AM
JAN. 25, 2008

THANKS...Miyamoto ..:) ...Yes, I use only PAINTER 9 when I paint digitally...The brushes that I ended up using on the fur for this one so far, are....IMPASTO OIL BRUSH for the thicker flowing hair on it's neck and back,...and WET BRISTLE WATERCOLOR BRUSH on top of that, to soften it up a little.
An oil tinting brush was used for the rest of the body fur,...then again went in with the WET BRISTLE WATERCOLOR BRUSH on top of that, to soften it up, and make it look more like real fur,without having to paint each hair seperatly..that water color brush, stroke expands and fusses out, ..giving a nice soft feeling...It's just a matter of experimenting and exploring, until you find what works...lots of combinations and options in that program to play with...There's always one that will meet your needs, if you search enough...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

More refinements on this one...still a long ways to go..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_51.jpg

TheMiyamotoMusashi
01-25-2008, 07:54 AM
Thanks :)

I tried those brushes but i don't think i will use them,because i make a stroke and i wait long time to finish,hahaha.Gota get even better PC.This one is good but not good enough i guess.Will get some good graphics card soon,I hope.

This baby is coming along,keep up !!!

JacoH
01-25-2008, 12:23 PM
Awesome work. Now I'm not a professional as far as painting is concerned, but why are you using warm colors on the left of the image? Cool colors recede, but youíre using them on the part of the antelope that is closer to the viewer, isnít this a conflict?

Wouldn't warm colors on the part of the antelope that is in the foreground make it look better, as if it is coming out of the painting? Warm colors stand out and attract attention, so I donít know why you are using them to attract our attention to the antelopeís butt, instead of its head?

I'm no painting pro so just tell if I'm being stupid :)

SpiritDreamer
01-25-2008, 03:54 PM
JAN. 25, 2008

Miyamoto..THANKS..:) ..About those brushes,..The smaller the brush size,..the lesser the slowdown in the stroke completion..:)

Jaco..THANKS..:) ..About the colors...I do it that way, to harmonize the background with the forground...CREATING COLOR UNITY right from the start...Then I start to creat the depth with color, lighting, and detail, as I am starting to do now, as shown in the post below.

THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK GUYS,..ALWAYS APPRECEATED AND HELPFUL..:thumbsup: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further along...CREATING DEPTH AND ATMOSPHERE..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_54.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-26-2008, 04:29 AM
JAN. 26, 2008

Going for a RENOIR color scheme, style, and feeling in this painting...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_59.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-26-2008, 06:37 AM
JAN. 26, 2008

A little further along..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_63.jpg

Trunks
01-26-2008, 09:45 AM
Hey Glenn,
This OFDW piece is coming alonge very well! I like the mood of this piece and I think the eye could get a better reflection of the sunlight coming from the front. Try to detail this gras and the floor a little more. I think it would help the image to get a better overall complete feeling ;)

Keep it up!
Thomas

SpiritDreamer
01-26-2008, 06:22 PM
JAN. 26, 2008

THANKS ..Thomas ..LOTS OF WORK LEFT TO DO YET...Been playing with the idea of the water and it's front hooves..one going into the water, and the other coming out of the water...and how the water reacts differently to each ...push/pull...never tryied this before,...is proving to be a real challenge...but that's what it's all about...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

PUSHING THIS A LITTLE FURTHER
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_69.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-27-2008, 03:31 AM
JAN. 26, 2008

Played with the liquid lens in Painter #9...just for the fun of it..POWERFUL TOOL.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_71.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-27-2008, 02:39 PM
JAN. 27, 2008

A little more work and refinement..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_75.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-28-2008, 12:18 PM
JAN. 28, 2008

MORE WORK AND REFINEMENT.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_77.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-28-2008, 12:21 PM
JAN. 28, 2008

REFINEMENT OF THE EYE THIS MORNING.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_78.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-29-2008, 10:30 AM
JAN. 29, 2008

Working on the forground..overlapping forms to create more depth...making upward V shapes in the composition that lead upward into the antalope.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_79.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-29-2008, 09:42 PM
JAN. 29, 2008

Giving the OFDW 022 a little break,..will go back to it with fresh eyes in a couple days.:)
In the meantime, I am going back to do some more work on an action scene that I started awhile back..from imagination, no refferences used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_17.jpg

sturmkim
01-30-2008, 02:56 AM
hello I always admire your energy to art and painting.. I'm not drawing much now but keep looking your works for my soul..

SpiritDreamer
01-30-2008, 05:03 AM
JAN. 30, 2008

THANK YOU..:)
Burona...Being retired,I have alot more free time on my hands than most people in this forum..I try to spend it doing what I enjoy doing the most, which is creating images, and helping others in here with regards to their art as much as I am able to, along the way.
I hope that my efforts in this forum have been of help in some way to others, just as others in this forum have been of great help to myself.
It doesn't matter what stage of developement people in this forum are at in regards to their art,...What matters is the sharing of aquired knowlage by everyone in here along the way. We are all destined to fade away, sooner or later, but the knowlage passed around and down in here, WILL ALWAYS STAY, and will be here for those yet to come this way...THAT IS MY HOPE ANYWAY..:)
DON'T WORRY ABOUT FINDING YOUR SOUL,..IT HAS ALREADY FOUND YOU..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Just having a little fun, while playing with Z BRUSH.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_18.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-30-2008, 12:50 PM
JAN. 30, 2008

Just having some fun this morning, and playing with the cast of characters that i've created in Z BRUSH...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLVES_MEN_BATTLE.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-31-2008, 04:05 AM
JAN. 31, 2008

More Z BRUSH practice..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_18.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-31-2008, 12:30 PM
JAN. 31, 2008

OFDW 022
PAINTER #9

CALLING IT DONE....MAYBE..:scream: :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_83.jpg

SpiritDreamer
01-31-2008, 10:12 PM
JAN. 31, 2008

A little more refinement on her and the pose/gesture.
From imagination, no refferences used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_19.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-01-2008, 10:53 AM
FEB. 01, 2008

MORNING PLAY..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLF_SPIRIT_WOMAN.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-01-2008, 12:04 PM
FEB. 01, 2008

MORE MORNING PLAY..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLF_SPIRIT_WOMAN_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-01-2008, 03:17 PM
FEB. 01, 2008

END OF MORNING PLAY... A GREAT AND VERY FUN WAY TO START ANY DAY..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLF_SPIRIT_WOMAN_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-01-2008, 09:10 PM
FEB. 01, 2008

THIS AFTERNOON'S WORK....SCULPTING
Refining and establishing emotion in the face of the male figure of my two figure composition..post 2090 above,and previous page...Will do the same with the female figures face, when I finish the male face...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_20.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-02-2008, 11:47 AM
FEB. 02, 2008

MORE SCULPTING THIS MORNING
ESTABLISHING EMOTION....Someting that has to be felt, before it can be depicted...without it your work will just be superficial, and will remain that way, no matter how much detail you put into it.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_21.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-03-2008, 02:03 AM
WOW Glen - interesting progress - The Gazelle(?) is interesting.

I peronally have benifited from Jack Hamms "How to Draw Animals" - not your everyday How-to book!

there is an incredible amount of reseach in this book.

Cheers,
Gord

SpiritDreamer
02-03-2008, 02:36 AM
FEB. 02, 2008

THANKS GORD...:) ALWAYS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

More sculpting and refinement on the male figure...lot's more to do on both figures...Am learning alot as I go along while doing these sculptures,.something new with each one that I do.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_22.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-03-2008, 02:05 PM
FEB, 03, 2008

This morning, sculpted/worked on his arm, and hand...long ways to go yet.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_23.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_24.jpg

killermachine
02-03-2008, 03:15 PM
hey
i see you hav been having lot of fun :D ofwd piece has come out great

SpiritDreamer
02-04-2008, 01:05 AM
FEB. 03, 2008

HEY ..Amrinder...THANKS...Wouldn't be doing this, if I wasn't having fun..not at this stage in my life :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

OFDW 022
Still a lot of time left, so I think I will go further, and in a slightly different direction with this one...going for a Caravaggio lighting/mood where less detail becomes and is more powerfull, than more detail.
Anyway,..will give me a chance to explore his painting technique, and lighting technique further..using this painting as my subject..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_84.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-04-2008, 12:36 PM
FEB. 04, 2008

Trying out some of Caravaggio's painting technique this morning.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_86.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-04-2008, 09:20 PM
FEB. 04, 2008

Threw a light transparent purple tint on this painting, to unify the colors.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_87.jpg

kary
02-05-2008, 12:47 AM
I like WOLVES_MEN_BATTLE.jpg, it's a tight and frenetic little piece.


The purple tone is definitely a better fit, when looking for a natural vibrant creature the warm tones seem to click a lot more easily. It's a bit different seeing this against a dark background. With an animal like this we're used to seeing it against a bright sky, with the bold saturated animal up front (if by some miracle the camera gets an angle like this -- more likely to see their natural camouflage blending them into the terrain from a few hundred yards away ;)). Interesting to moving it to a stormy setting, more dramatic, but not the easy conventions we're used to at hand. There is a solidity to the front of the animal that doesn't carry through to the back end (particularly the legs), I know you're not concerned about detail, but there is a difference in solidity from front to back that you could address -- not necessarily in the animal itself, but in the treatment of the painting as a whole.

Fun stuff to watch as always Glen, not my style, but I'd have to say full marks for interesting :)

SpiritDreamer
02-05-2008, 09:12 AM
FEB. 05, 2008

THANKS Kary...Solid, contructive and valid crit/opinion, and expressed in a proper and non offensive way and not in an intenionally or even unintenionally destructive way, by the way..:thumbsup: :)
oDDity 3D/ROD TAKE NOTICE..TRY TO AND LEARN SOMETHING ..NEW.. TO YOU, AND I'M NOT JUST REFERRING TO YOUR 2D HOBBY BY THE WAY.. ..LOL :scream:

At this point, I am just pushing this painting every which way, and experimenting , exploring, and learning as I go about it...lots and lots of errors along the way, but perfection is not my goal in this exercise...learning something new from it is.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Going for a frontal lighting..more dramatic, and spotlights the motion of going through the water better, which is the ACTION in this painting.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_88.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-05-2008, 01:28 PM
FEB. 05, 2008

HAVING SOME MORE FUN WITH THIS PAINTING..:)
Worked on the horns, and a little more on the forground.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_90.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-06-2008, 11:44 AM
FEB. 06, 2008
More work done on the horns, eye, sky surrounding the horns, softened up it's belly area some, and a little bit on the tail..Lots of refinements left to do on this version...Having alot of fun, and learning, while trying out new approaches to this painting..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_94.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_95.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-06-2008, 01:20 PM
FEB. 06, 2008

Here is one of three pencil renderings that I have done in my lifetime, the other two I will have to find which box they are stored in, and scan them in later. I did this 30+ years ago...background took me 3 weeks to finish...HARDEST DRAWING TECHNIQUE OUT THERE. So as requested by Joel Mongeon,who just finished a fantastic pencil rendering which is posted in his sketchbook thread, here is another example of that technique,..Nowhere near as good as his,seeing how I was new to anatomay, technique ect. back then, ..but it is still a little treasure of mine that I still treasure...:)

Created from my imagination, no refferences used.

Below is a blow up of it, and below that is the actual size of the drawing.
These things don't reproduce or photograh/scan well as Joel has said in his thread..they tend to loose their beautiful surface texture and feeling...MUCH BETTER TO VIEW THEM IN PERSON, IN REAL LIFE..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ant_farm_BIG.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ant_farm2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-06-2008, 02:26 PM
FEB. 06, 2008

I made her body a little smaller, and left her legs as were...I think that makes her legs look a little longer now...more gazzale like ..I THINK .
It's not a gazzale, but what the hell..:scream:
HEY,...IS THAT A CROC I SEE, JUST UNDER THE WATER, RIGHT BELOW HER OUT THRUST FRONT KNEE...COULD BE.:eek: ..LOL.:scream:
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ANTALOPE_96.jpg

plunq
02-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Hey Glenn,

Wow, thanks so much for posting your pencil rendering. It really is a treasure, I love the subject and the composition. The scan reads great as well. What are it's dimensions? Keep up the great zbrush work too, I can see you're really pushing the software in new directions.

Intervain
02-06-2008, 06:13 PM
Hey Glenn!! Thank you so much for popping by at my place :D I'm loving your wip so far - the colours in particular [the blue's a great idea!] Keep the great job and the positive spirit up :bounce:

SpiritDreamer
02-07-2008, 01:50 PM
FEB. 07, 2008

THANKS...Joel...:) The dimentions of that rendering are the size it is in the bottom frame..about 3 inches across...I had good vision in those days..NOT LIKE IT IS TODAY..LOL..:scream: That's why I like digital so much..I can enlarge the image i'm working on to the point where I can actually see what i'm working on clearly..:bounce: :)

Magdalena...THANKS..:) I haven't been posting in other peoples threads as much as I used to..not that I don't want to,..just getting a little more tired out easier these days...have to alot my energy, and save it more for the pieces that i'm creating and working on,..on a daily basis..not as much of it to go around as their used to be..just another part of life I guess..:) Will always try to stay positive about whatever life throws in my direction..it's to short at this point, to do otherwise...:) in spite of it all.
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK GUYS...REALLY APPRECEATE IT..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Started refining the womans face of this two figure composition that I have been playing with for the last couple of weeks...work on it can be seen on the previous pages in here..long ways to go with it yet.
All from imagination, no refferences used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_26.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_25.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-08-2008, 04:34 AM
Hi Glen - cool miniature - during my 20s' when I could still see (damn middle age vision :scream:) I did alot of very small drawings - mosly pen and ink on mylar (postage stamp size portraits). I will have to dig em up and post them. It is great to see just another facet of your wonderful artistic world!

Gord

SpiritDreamer
02-08-2008, 01:32 PM
FEB. 08, 2008

THANKS ...Gord ....:) Looking forward to seeing those postage stamp sized portraits of yours..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Worked on the female figures face this morning.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_28.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_27.jpg

DivineRAiN
02-08-2008, 03:58 PM
you're doing such a kewl job on the painting, I like the changes that ya made to the lighting, the horns and environment. Looks really good.
The models are coming along nicely I think.. were those started with zspheres?

SpiritDreamer
02-09-2008, 01:05 PM
FEB. 09, 2008

Divine Rain...THANKS...:) For these latest models that i'm working on, i'm using BASE MESH models that Siju/Thomas Phoenix gave me links to..they are designed for ACTION..not sure if they were originally created from Z sphere's or not...but anyway, they are GREAT..:)
Below is the link to them, in case you or anyone else who reads this are interested..:)

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=4869309&postcount=1992

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Worked on her hand this morning...having to create it from the flipper shape which can be seen on the end of the other arm that the model came with.. nice challange..:scream:

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_30.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_29.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-09-2008, 09:44 PM
FEB. 09, 2008

From the start of this two figure composition, I have been trying to create a contrast between the two figures..finally got one that works, gives the piece meaning, and is a meaning that I like...:)
Glenn

EBONY AND IVORY

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_31.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_32.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-10-2008, 03:43 PM
FEB. 10, 2008

Worked on her other hand this morning.....Will move onto and work on her feet next...Will do refinements and details at the end.
I want a smooth and soft look for her, and a hard and defined muscle look for him..Will add to the contrast between the figures that much more I think...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_35.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_33.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_34.jpg

Intervain
02-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Have you been listening to Paul McCartney lately ;)... 'ebony and ivory'... sorry as soon as I saw your 2 figures the song got stuck in my head and won't leave :scream: Keep 'em coming Glenn!

SpiritDreamer
02-10-2008, 05:13 PM
Magdalena....THANKS..:) You know, ..I wasn't thinking of any song when I started this sculpture, ..but after I wrote those words EBONY AND IVORY, I started hearing an old song by STEVIE WONDER going thru my mind..I couldn't even really remember the words to it, other than EBONY AND IVORY..So when I just told MRS SPIRIT DREAMER what you wrote, she said that she thought that PAUL McCARTNEY and STEVIE WONDER had done a duet called EBONY AND IVORY..Turnes out ,..YOU WERE BOTH RIGHT...and I WAS HALF RIGHT...:scream: :)

So here is a little gift from MRS SPIRIT DREAMER/JESSICA
and MYSELF,...FOR WHOEVER MAY ENJOY IT.
TAKE CARE
Glenn/Jessica

PRESS THE LINK BELOW, AND ENJOY...:)

Ebony and Ivory (video Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZtiJN6yiik)

SpiritDreamer
02-11-2008, 12:57 PM
FEB. 11, 2008

This morning...A little variation and reversial in contrast..:)
Glenn


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_36.jpg


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_37.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-12-2008, 10:25 AM
FEB. 12, 2008

DEVELOPING THIS RANDOM TWO FIGURE COMPOSITION INTO A FULL FLEDGED FOUR FIGURE ORIGINAL CONCEPT..:)
ALL FROM IMAGINATION, NO REFERENCES USED
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_38.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-12-2008, 11:29 AM
FEB. 12, 2008

STARTING THE REFINEMENT OF LIGHTING.
Glenn
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_40.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-13-2008, 02:34 AM
FEB. 12, 2008

EXPLORING ANOTHER VARIABLE IN THIS FOUR FIGURE COMPOSITION..TRYING TO GET A NICE VISUAL FLOW AND RHYTUM BETWEEN THE FIGURES IN THE COMPOSITION, BASICALLY CREATING ONE VISUAL UNIT OUT OF FOUR SEPERATE, BUT JOINED FIGURES, OR IN OTHER WORDS,CREATING UNITY IN THE COMPOSITION. :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_42.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-13-2008, 01:00 PM
FEB. 13, 2008

THIS MORNING,...GETTING THIS COUPLE GROUNDED ON A BASE.. :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_43.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-13-2008, 07:48 PM
FEB. 13, 2008

THIS AFTERNOON, .. SOME VARIED ANGLE SHOTS OF THIS COUPLE :)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_44.jpg

razz
02-13-2008, 08:36 PM
Wow, I like this new piece! Nice relationship between the two figures. Looks great from every of the three views in this last update, especially the woman figure. Oh, and I think it looks better when the man is black and the woman white. Don't know why :) Must be because of all the bumps and lumps.
Always a pleasure to stop by here!

Cheers

SpiritDreamer
02-14-2008, 01:32 PM
FEB. 14, 2008

THANKS RAZZ...:) I also like this last combination...seems that the clay tubes brush in Z BRUSH that i'm using to describe the muscles, picks up the light really nicely on that black skin..just like the light in real life does on black skin. I remember in an anatomical drawing class that I took years ago,..we had a well built black skined male model...I can remember the teacher pointing out that with the black skin, it was alot easier to see the underlying muscle structure, because of the way the light reflexes on the skin...It proved to be true, because in the next class we had a white skinned well built male model, and it was really hard to see the underlying muscle structure as clearly as with the black skined model...It had nothing to do with the muscles, they were the same size and proportion in each model,...It was all in the way the light reacted with the color of the skin, to enhance the difinition of muscle mass.
ANYWAY,...Just a little something to think about, and is something that might come in handy to you down the road, ..you never know...:)
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK RAZZ..ALWAYS APPRECEATED, HELPFUL, AND WELCOMED..:thumbsup: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Reposing this guy...raised his arm up, and resculpted the underlying muscles, and bone structure of the shoulder blade to go with the action of the arm gesture....Working from imagination and memory, no references being used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_46.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_45.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-15-2008, 12:36 PM
FEB. 15, 2008

A LITTLE FUN REPOSING THIS COUPLE THIS MORNING..:)
ALL FROM IMAGINATION, NO REFERENCES USED.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_47.jpg

nightwoodwolf
02-15-2008, 07:20 PM
very nice sculpting ... i like the pose

SpiritDreamer
02-16-2008, 12:33 PM
FEB. 16, 2008

Nightwoodwolf...THANKS...:) ..I'm glad that you like my sculpting...i'm still fairly new to this 3d and Z BRUSH,...So it is nice to have someone of your skill in 3d, stop by and say something nice about my 3d work at all..My 3d sculpting work is still very rough around the edges, but i'm enjoying learning it, and am learning a little bit more, with each piece that I do..:)
So anyway, THANKS AGAIN for stopping by, and for the kind words..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

BLOCKED IN ONE OF HER FEET THIS MORNING.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_48.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_49.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_50.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-16-2008, 08:41 PM
FEB. 16, 2008

JUST TO EXPERIMENT AND EXPLORE Z BRUSH FURTHER, I STARTED A 2 AND A HALF D PAINTING THIS AFTERNOON. USING 3D MODELS THAT I CREATED...ALL FROM IMAGINATION, NO REFERENCES USED.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLF_SPIRIT_WOMAN_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-17-2008, 04:09 AM
FEB. 17, 2008

HAVING A LITTLE MORE FUN EXPLORING THIS EXPERIMENT..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLF_SPIRIT_WOMAN_5.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-17-2008, 06:05 AM
FEB. 17, 2007

A COUPLE OF MORE HOURS OF FUN WITH THIS ONE...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLF_SPIRIT_WOMAN_8.jpg

DivineRAiN
02-17-2008, 06:38 AM
you're just having a lot of fun with these, it's fun to see what you come up with. I think the last pose of the two is lovely, that's probably my favorite out of the others. Plus I agree with the color scheme, the man being black and the woman white. The black shader shows off the muscles better, like you explained. The last two are pretty kewl, I like them both.

SpiritDreamer
02-17-2008, 04:03 PM
FEB. 17, 2008

Devine Rain..THANKS..:) I am jumping around between alot of pieces at the moment,...Just tying up some loose ends as they say...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

THIS MORNING,...Grabbed a piece that I started a couple of months ago, and started refineing it further,...worked on hooves, hair on head, and lower legs, fingers ect. and made the lighting more dramatic.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SAYTRE_JUMPING_OFF_CLIFF_3.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-18-2008, 11:19 AM
FEB. 18, 2008

Created some background atmosphere..Will create a full range of values throughout this piece as I go along ...A GRAYSCALE UNDERPAINTING. At this stage..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SAYTRE_JUMPING_OFF_CLIFF_7.jpg

Randize
02-18-2008, 11:30 AM
FEB. 17, 2007

A COUPLE OF MORE HOURS OF FUN WITH THIS ONE...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOLF_SPIRIT_WOMAN_8.jpg
Woah, the mood here is nice, it's suggesting something. Thanks for sharing!

anandpg
02-18-2008, 01:58 PM
Wow! this is beautiful, Glenn!!:thumbsup:

SpiritDreamer
02-19-2008, 11:22 AM
FEB. 19, 2008

Randize/Anand ....THANK YOU..Glad you are enjoying them..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further along in the exploration of this Z BRUSH, 2and a half D experiment

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SAYTRE_JUMPING_OFF_CLIFF_9.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SAYTRE_JUMPING_OFF_CLIFF_10.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-20-2008, 10:14 AM
FEB. 20, 2008

MORE WORK DONE ON THE FIGURE...ALL WORK BEING DONE IN Z BRUSH...2 AND A HALF D, USING A 3D FIGURE....ALL FROM IMAGINATION, NO REFERENCES USED.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SAYTRE_JUMPING_OFF_CLIFF_11.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-21-2008, 03:31 AM
FEB. 20, 2008

Tonight, I went back and worked more on the horse and rider on the left in this battle scene that I have been playing around with on and off, for quite awhile now...
2 and a half D...Z BRUSH...Experimenting with textures and brushes.
Bottom one is lighted and colored in Painter #9

From imagination, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_20.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_21.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-21-2008, 04:34 AM
FEB. 21, 2008
A quick lighting and color study, before I call it a night tonight..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_22.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-21-2008, 11:06 AM
FEB. 21, 2008
A little more fun with this one this morning..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_23.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-21-2008, 11:39 AM
FEB. 21, 2008
ADDING TO THE SCENE, OR EXPANDING OUTWARD ON THE CANVAS, FROM THE CENTRAL COMPOSITION AND THEME...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_24.jpg

Jho
02-21-2008, 05:02 PM
That fight scene seems really familiar in some way. It reminds me of a prehistoric cave painting or something that I have seen somewhere...
Really great feeling though. Even that its pretty two dimensional, the motion towards the viewer works really well.
I have to try out ZBrush someday, I think I have it somewhere...

SpiritDreamer
02-21-2008, 09:13 PM
FEB. 21, 2008

HEY...Jho....THANK YOU...:) Nice to have you stop by..Hope all is well with you and yours, and I also see you are learning a whole lot of great stuff in your school...GREAT TO SEE IT HAPPENING FOR YOU..:thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A LITTLE MORE FUN WITH THIS ONE THIS AFTERNOON..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/HORSE_BATTLE_32.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-23-2008, 12:45 AM
FEB. 22, 2008

Blocked in her left foot, the one that's pressing into his thigh. Trying to get a sense of the weight, and energy tension that's carried into that foot by this pose.
This piece is being created entirerly from imagination and anatomy memory, no references being used
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_51.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_52.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_53.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-23-2008, 02:41 PM
FEB. 23, 2008

This morning, I polished this guy up a little..ALOT..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_54.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_55.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-23-2008, 07:34 PM
FEB. 23, 2008

I haven't tried my hand at speeding in along time,:eek: ....I suddenly felt the urge to paint something fast this afternoon..:) FORGOT HOW MUCH FUN IT IS :scream:

SPEEDPAINTING...10 MINUTES....FROM IMAGINATION, NO REFERENCES USED....PAINTER #9...OILS
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-24-2008, 04:56 AM
FEB. 24, 2008

Decided to take the 10 minute speed painting posted above, and refine it further...A long ways to go on it, before calling it a finished painting.:) Still from imagination, no references being used..
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_4.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-24-2008, 04:48 PM
FEB. 24, 2008

A little further into this one..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_7.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-25-2008, 10:30 AM
FEB. 25, 2008

A WHITE WASHED VERSION, ...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_8.jpg

anandpg
02-25-2008, 10:56 AM
Hey Glenn!!.. good to see you painting again!!.. been missing it!!:scream:

SpiritDreamer
02-26-2008, 03:39 AM
THANKS Anand...:) Glad you enjoy my painting..been neglecting it lately, in order to learn Z BRUSH, but not entirerly:) ,...I just enjoy learning new things, like Z BRUSH,.....keeps me interested, and motivated..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A quick paintover of a battle scene done by JMART/Juan,..posted in his sketchbook thread.

Top one is the original painting by JMART/Juan
Bottom one is my paintover.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MEDEVIL_BATTLE_SCENE.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/MEDEVIL_BATTLE_SCENE_2.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-26-2008, 11:26 AM
FEB. 26, 2008

This morning, a little more work done in and around her eyes and hair.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_13.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-26-2008, 10:11 PM
FEB. 26, 2008

Worked more on this piece this afternoon...swung her arm back more, and swung his arm in more so his fingers are touching her stomach,..also adjusted his other hand so his fingers are pressing into her back, catching some of her upper weight.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_56.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-27-2008, 11:07 AM
FEB. 27, 2008

This morning, I cupped her hand around his shoulder, giving her weight some support, and adding to the flow and rhyum of the forms, unifying them more...Also having to resculpt all the muscles and tendons around each joint/muscle area that is moved each time,...GREAT WAY TO STUDY ANATOMY..AND MUSCLES IN ACTION/MOTION ECT....:)...All from imagination and memory, no references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_58.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_57.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-28-2008, 12:15 PM
FEB. 28, 2008

Playing with the ballance...putting all the weight on one foot. Just exploring and experimenting with all the posibilities of this sculpture and pose.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_FIGURE_60.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ACTION_STUDY_59.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-28-2008, 10:51 PM
JAN. 28, 2008

This is the model that ..Nightwoodwolf ..is working on in his sketchbook thread.
I have modified it quite a bit, using the liquid lens brush in Pinter #9
I am working with his model, just as a personal anatomy study. ..I find it very useful, and a great way to study and learn anatomy.
I hope he does not mind, and that he or anybody else does not find this an offensive way to study...If so, I will take it off of my thread.
The way I see it, ..it is just like the last OFDW,..And the same lessons can be learned by doing it this way..
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/GUY_BREAKING_CHAIN_3.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/GUY_BREAKING_CHAIN_2.jpg


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/GUY_BREAKING_CHAIN_1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
02-29-2008, 11:35 AM
FEB. 29, 2008

This morning,..Refined this one a little further...hair, eyes, lips, far edge of face, ear, eyebrows, fur coat, color.
Created from imagination, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_14.jpg

aggie93
02-29-2008, 12:56 PM
I do not understand how the z brush does 3d art. Isn't it just a another painting tool or is it a true 3d modeler?

SpiritDreamer
02-29-2008, 06:43 PM
FEB. 29, 2008

HEY ...Aggie...THANKS FOR THE VISIT...:)
About the Z BRUSH PROGRAM ..It's a 3d modeling program, that you can paint with, do sculpture and sculping with, and also anamation..You can also import work from your painter or photoshop programs into it, and export work done in it, out of it ..into your painter or photoshop program..PLUS ABOUT A MILLION OTHER THINGS THAT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT...YET....LOL :scream:
You should give it a try, just for the hell of it...you might really get into it, you just never know..:) You can get a trial version of the program thru Z BRUSH CENTRAL...FOR FREE..CHECK IT OUT..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Played around with this one some more this after noon.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_15.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_17.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-01-2008, 02:00 AM
FEB. 29, 2008

More work done on this one this evening.
From imagination, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_20.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_19.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-01-2008, 01:23 PM
MAR. 01, 2008

A little more refinement on this one this morning.
From imagination, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_25.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_24.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-02-2008, 02:20 PM
MAR. 02, 2008
A little more work on this one this morning.
From imagination, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_27.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_28.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-03-2008, 10:58 AM
MAR. 03, 2008
Worked this morning on color harmony and establishing color unity.ONENESS.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_30.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_29.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
03-03-2008, 03:20 PM
Hi Glen

I really like the way you have built on the speedpainting of the portrait - very nice lighting and colour. Very sensual, yet mysterious.

Gord

DoctorBone
03-03-2008, 03:55 PM
Imagination is a wonderful thing.

I will keep an eye on this one.

Two things to take a look at here.

(1)

The ear seems to straight up and down to me.
They usually follow the angle of the cheekbone.

2)

The cheekbone divides this face almost in half.
In my book there is a reason they
refer to it as a three-quarter view.
That is because there should generally be
approximately three-quarters side and
one-quarter face or three-quarters face and
one-quarter side.

Most portrait artists make this same mistake and it
takes the forshortening out of the face which flattens it.
One axiom that pretty much stays on track in
the art business is what has been referred to
as the inequality factor.

Simply stated we should try when possible to avoid
things being equal in size, shape, value and so forth and
so on. Our job it to give the elements we work with
an order of importance and this means differentiating
in some way there relationship to the viewer.

In the case of the portrait, if we divide it in half the viewer
does not know what half we want them to look at.

Put another way, objects in space need to have the HWD factor.
They need a Height, Width and Depth and
we need to know which is which.
This is what creates the illusion.

Now that I have pointed this out you will see that the
vast majority of portraits have this flaw and you will
also see that some are really well done but just don't
seem to grab you.

Sorry got carried away LOL

You do beautiful work Glen

SpiritDreamer
03-04-2008, 02:03 AM
MAR. 03, 2008

THANK YOU ..Gord....Just trying to take a speed painting SKETCH to it's natural conclusion,...A FINISHED PAINTING...:)

HEY DOC...THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FOR THE HELP.:thumbsup: ..I CAN USE ALL I CAN GET..:)
I went to the library today, and checked out some pretty good books on painting portraits,..just to give me an idea of how to do it corectly, and to see how some of the modern masters go about painting their models..couldn't find any that were creating from their own imaginations though...but I guess the same princables apply when you paint from imagination and from real life, except doing it from imagination is alot more challenging, but also it's alot more rewarding, if it turns out good that is..:scream:
I was just reading one of the books, where the artist said that copying from photo's was a great way to paint pictures, ..but copying from life, was a great way to paint..:)
I guess that I will add to that, and say that painting from imagination, is a great way to CREATE what and while you paint, and is what seperates the artist from the copyest.

YES..DOC,...IMAGINATION IS A WONDERFUL THING.

THANKS AGAIN DOC...WILL DO MY BEST, AND IF I DON'T SUCCEED ON THIS ONE, I WILL TRY AGAIN EVEN HARDER ON THE NEST ONE..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

MORE REFINEMENTS, EXPERIMENTS, AND EXPLORATIONS.
CREATED FROM IMAGINATION AND MEMORY, NO REFERENCES USED.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_40.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_392.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-04-2008, 03:30 AM
MAR. 03, 2008

Just having some fun with her expression, before I call it a night..:)
Created from imagination and memory, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_44.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_43.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-04-2008, 12:11 PM
MAR. 04, 2008

Some more work done on this one this morning.
CREATED from IMAGINATION and MEMORY...No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_51.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_50.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-04-2008, 09:43 PM
MAR. 04, 2008

More work done this afternoon, still a long ways to go..:)
From imagination and memory, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_56.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_55.jpg

anandpg
03-05-2008, 09:07 AM
OOOH!! Glenn!! this is coming out cool!!:bounce:

SpiritDreamer
03-05-2008, 11:05 AM
MAR. 05, 2008

THANK YOU Anand...I am mostly just experimenting with this one, and exploring new color and lighting combinations.
I don't know what it will end up looking like in the end, but it's a fun experiment, and a great way to learn new things ..that much I do know..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Trying out a little experiment this morning, between contrasting cool and warm color temps.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_58.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_57.jpg

CyborgJA
03-05-2008, 01:17 PM
2D portrait ! :drool:

aggie93
03-05-2008, 01:22 PM
Glenn,

This is so soft. It is not like your normal work. Why the difference?

SpiritDreamer
03-05-2008, 02:26 PM
MAR. 05, 2008

THANK YOU Serena...:) Mostly just an experiment in color and lighting.

THANKS for the visit Aggie...:) Lately I have been studying the paintings and colors of Renoir...I like the colors, softness, and brushwork in his paintings....Mainly, I am just trying new things,..makes the journy fun, .. keeps it interesting, and also challenging..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further into this experiment in color and lighting,...laying the underpainting foundation of colors and forms down first, will go into it with looser brushwork next, like I just did around her lips,...Will take it out of the realm of illustration, and into the realm of painting..:)
From imagination and memory, no references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_66.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_65.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-05-2008, 09:31 PM
MAR. 05, 2008

MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS AFTERNOON.
From imagination and memory, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_71.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_70.jpg

DivineRAiN
03-06-2008, 04:58 AM
these are really nice.. it's interesting to see these experiments. I'm definitely liking your color choices so far

SpiritDreamer
03-06-2008, 11:49 AM
MAR. 06, 2008

THANK YOU ..DIVINE RAIN..:) ..I will probably end up pushing it too far, but perfection is not my goal here,...Learning from experimenting and exploring is...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

This morning, trying out some warm colored tints over the posted above underpainting...trying once again to unify the colors and get that all important UNITY/ONENESS in the painting..:)
Created from imagination and memory, no references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_74.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_73.jpg

ceruleanvii
03-06-2008, 12:56 PM
I really like the luminous quality you're getting with this most recent painting - nice job!

SpiritDreamer
03-06-2008, 03:54 PM
MAR. 06, 2008

THANK YOU ..Del ..:) Just trying out some painting techniques that the OLD MASTERS used. ..A FANTASTIC BOOK, if you have the chance to get it, is...
HOW TO PAINT LIKE THE OLD MASTERS...by Joseph Sheppard.

He shows in detail, just how they went about getting that luminious quality in their paintings...LIKE I SAID...FANTASTIC BOOK...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little more experimenting and exploring with this one this morning.
Created from imagination and memory, no references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_82.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_81.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-06-2008, 10:03 PM
MAR. 06, 2008

More refining of colors and lighting. A long ways to go yet.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_86.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_85.jpg

killermachine
03-07-2008, 02:48 AM
hehehe she reminds me of cruella de villa of 101 dalmations.it has this victorian look if u ask me

SpiritDreamer
03-07-2008, 01:52 PM
MAR. 07, 2008

HEY ..Amrinder...THANKS ALOT..LOL:scream: ..She has deffenitly gone through some changes..Hard to tell who she will look like in the end.
Maybe herself...IF SHE IS LUCKY..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

More work done on her this morning.
Created from imagination and memory, no references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_93.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_92.jpg

SylvanMist
03-07-2008, 08:13 PM
Hi SpiritDreamer!
I really like the colors you've used in the last few you've posted. The contrast with the touches of blue and yellow on the front of the face go well together. The piece as a whole does look too fuzzy however, I think if you create some more contrasting edges it'll stand out better. I realize you're trying to style it after the old master's, right? You're doing a good job of it so far :thumbsup:

SpiritDreamer
03-08-2008, 05:50 PM
MAR. 08, 2008

THANK YOU ..Maura...:) I'm trying to capture the effect of color and lighting that I saw in a Rembrant self portrait years ago at the Gardener museum here in Boston..It was different than any of his other works that I have seen...The most vague and subtle use of color and lighting that I have ever seen in a painting..hardly any hard edges, just a subtle range of color values blending into each other, creating a dreamy, almost smoky effect...It had a way of making the viewer use his or her own imagination to complete the forms..A MAGICAL MYSTERY tour for the imagination, that left me asking myself,...HOW DID HE DO THAT..:)
Anyway, that's the effect of color and lighting that i'm after here.
I'm not seeking perfection in this portrait, ..but just seeking the answer to that mystery/mastery of painting that he demonstrated in that self portrait.:)

A little further along with this exploration and experiment.
Created from imagination and memory, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_100.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_99.jpg

anandpg
03-08-2008, 06:25 PM
coming along great, Glenn! http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon10.gif

SpiritDreamer
03-09-2008, 01:39 PM
MAR. 09, 2008

THANK YOU .. Anand ...:) I'm learning alot while doing battle with this one...spotting mistakes every time I look at it anew, with fresh eyes.:) ..Should make the next one I do much easier, I hope anyway...Just a whole lot of trial and error involved in any kind of original creation from imagination and memory..no getting around it...:)
Keeps the journy exciting, and interesting,..for my self anyway..:)
It's kind of like fishing,...You never know what you have caught, until you get it out of the VAST OCEAN OF YOUR IMAGINATION AND SEE IT.:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

More work and refinement on this one this morning.
Created from imagination and memory...No references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_114.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_113.jpg

NR43
03-09-2008, 04:35 PM
Hi Glenn,

how are things? Having fun I see! :)
It's always fun for me as well to pop in here and see what you have been creating... good stuff as usual (well it would be a bit odd to see crap here, it just wouldn't fit in hehe)

Take care,
Johan

Intervain
03-09-2008, 04:53 PM
ooh I love the face :thumbsup:

SpiritDreamer
03-09-2008, 06:53 PM
MAR. 09, 2008

THANK YOU ...Johan..:) Great to see you back in action by the way...:thumbsup:

THANK YOU ..Magdalena ..Still have a long ways to go with it yet, but it's been a fun adventure so far..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little more work on it this afternoon.
Created from imagination and memory, no references used

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_118.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_117.jpg

alvukovic
03-10-2008, 11:04 AM
I see... framed portrait in old castle like Trakoscan or Marusevec (some castles in place where I live) :wavey:

Like your experiments!

Cheers! :)

SpiritDreamer
03-10-2008, 01:02 PM
MAR. 10, 2008

THANK YOU ...Alen ...:) A time when good portrait painters were worth their weight in gold....:) ....no camera.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Trying out a Rembrant painting technique that I was just reading about..He built up opeque colors in the lighted areas, and transparent colors in the shadow areas, and seperated the two with a midtone blue silver gray,..having the light and dark areas blend into the mid tone gray color....Just seeing if I can get somthing that even vaguely resembles that painting technique of his in digital, using the Painter #9 program
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_120.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_119.jpg

Eiki
03-10-2008, 01:07 PM
hey

your latest face seems to come out great as always! :thumbsup::)

i always enjoy to see how you play with your work and how you push it further and further! this is great! :applause:

have fun further on! :)

SpiritDreamer
03-11-2008, 05:46 AM
MAR. 11, 2008

THANK YOU ...Sabastian..:) It's always fun to just explore and experiment with OLD MASTER painting techniques, and to see if they can be recreated using this new digital painting technoligy and the computer.
A great book that you might want to check out, if you can, is
HOW TO PAINT LIKE THE OLD MASTERS by Joseph Sheppard...GREAT BOOK...:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further along with this experiment/exploration in painting technique...Mostly from Rembrants painting technique,...described and demonstrated in Joseph Sheppard's book mentioned above.
She is created from my imagination and memory. No references used.
Just a painting technique exercise, and still a long ways to go yet..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_127.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_126.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-11-2008, 12:58 PM
MAR. 11, 2008

This morning, more work and refinements..:)
Created from imagination and memory, no references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_137.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_136.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-12-2008, 01:26 AM
MAR. 11, 2008

Worked on and refined more, the muscles around her mouth,chin, lips, eyebrows, nose, far brow ridge, jaw line...:)
From imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_145.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_144.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-12-2008, 12:32 PM
MAR. 12, 2008

A little bit further along in this study of the Rembrant painting technique...The warm colored transparent tint, used to create light, depth, mood, enhance the emotion of the character, and unify the painting.
Still a long ways to go yet...:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references used
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_162.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_161.jpg

Frejasphere
03-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Hi Glenn :)

You know, she has an almost androgenous quality about her
for some reason looking at her face made me think about a
great movie about a castrate singer (not that that was good...:shrug: the movie was though..)

I was lucky to see a fantastic exhibition of Rembrandt's works in Amsterdam..
and I think you are on the right track - just keep in mind that the light source is
a flickering candle ;)

hope you are well :)
and thanks for comments in my thread

cheers and take care
a. :)

SpiritDreamer
03-12-2008, 09:44 PM
MAR. 12, 2008

THANK YOU ..Annette ..:) ..Androgynous.:eek: ..LOL..:scream: I had to get the dictionary out for that one..:scream: I've heard that said about DaVinci paintings also. I guess it is all in the eye and imagination of the viewer when it all comes down to it. :) Nothing like a little mystery to add to a paintings intrique..LOL :scream:
I will keep that candle light in mind, as I go further along with this one..Thanks for reminding me Annette and i'm just glad to see you back in action again..:thumbsup: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

A little further along.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_166.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_165.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-12-2008, 11:26 PM
MAR. 12, 2008

ANDROGYNOUSLESS, AND END OF MYSTERY I HOPE..:scream: ...LESS JAW, NARROWER CHIN, CURVIER LIPS AND NO FAR OUTTER BROW RIDGE..:) ...Still alot of refinements left to do...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_170.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_169.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-13-2008, 06:36 AM
MAR. 13, 2008

More fun with this Rembrant painting technique exercise/experiment this morning...refined features more/modeling..cool/warm....transparent/opaque..colors.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_176.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_177.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_178.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_179.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-13-2008, 03:02 PM
MAR.13, 2008

Finally getting somewhere worthwhile with this painting technique...:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_181.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_180.jpg

ceruleanvii
03-13-2008, 05:22 PM
The last version is looking great, glenn, really nice painting technique and coloring on the face. The rest has gotten a bit dark though - the hair and fur - i was really liking that furry collar in the previous versions :)

So this is based on your memory of a painting from the Gardner? Is it one of the ones that was stolen in the 90s? My hubby worked there a a guard for a bit - luckily he wasn't on duty when the heist occurred!

SpiritDreamer
03-14-2008, 03:49 AM
MAR. 13, 2008

THANK YOU ..Del .:) I was so caught up in trying to figure out how to paint the face, that I forgot about the fur coat and hair...But it's still there...:) Now I will try to refine, and bring the hair and coat out of the shadows here and there with light ,...Just like Rembrant did..:) I was just reading how he would eliminate areas with shadow, and then go back in with lighter transparent colors,..over and over again, building up transparent depth, and luminosity in the proccess.He did the same thing with the opaque colors that he used in the lighted areas,...continuiously reworking his painting, until he got it just right and to his liking.
I noticed while doing a copy of one of his paintings awhile back in one of the OFDW'S,..that there were layere upon layers of brushstrokes and colors built up on top of each other, ..a really subtle technique that ends up with that great depth and luminosity that his paintings are known best for..:)
About the painting in the Gardner Museum..I think it was his only sea scape, a ship and crew caught in a storm, that got stolen.
The one that I was talking about, and remembering as I am painting this one, was a life size selfportrait..top of figure with hands..It sticks in my mind as being silvery,..like a smokey dream coming out of darkness..It is just the soft luminous atmospheric feeling that i'm after in this one that i'm working on at the moment, and an understanding of how he achieved that effect...Just a personal learning exercise and adventure for me, and another piece in the puzzle of art that im trying to figure out..:)
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY, AND FOR THE FEEDBACK, MUCH APPRECEATED, AND VERY HELPFUL..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

She got her coat and hair back...lots of refinements left to do yet.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_188.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_187.jpg

Icey
03-14-2008, 12:19 PM
hey Glenn! It's been a while.
I see huge progress in your race with realism! And your 3D is reaching new limits! Glad to see all this. Glad to see you still on top :)
Wish you the best with your last figure! It is going very well! Rembrant has surely inspired you and i see you've figured a lot of his chram in paintings.

Nice to be back! :)
Icey

SpiritDreamer
03-14-2008, 06:43 PM
MAR. 14, 2008

HEY...Icey....THANK YOU..:) Always great to hear from you.:) .So you are finally coming out of hybernation hey...:scream: Really looking forward to seeing you back in action..:thumbsup: :)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Playing around with this one a little more. WORKING ON THE UNDERPAINTING of her coat and hair,..building up colors and brushwork as I go along...Just mainly trying to get a feel for Rembrants painting technique while exploring in this exercise and experiment.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_203.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_202.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_201.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-15-2008, 01:16 AM
MAR. 14, 2008

More work done on this one this evening....hairline, forhead, cool and warm colors of the face, neck, and her coat.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_208.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_207.jpg

Trunks
03-15-2008, 01:10 PM
Hey Glenn,
this last piece looks nice, as far as I can see something. I think maybe it is a little bit to dark ? I can see the nose and guess that there are eyes but they are hard to see. Maye you want to lighten the piece a little bit more? :D Just a little bit more like it was already before :D

Keep it up!
Thomas

SpiritDreamer
03-15-2008, 07:41 PM
MAR. 15, 2008

HEY ...Thomas...THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK...ALWAYS HELPFUL AND APRECEATED :thumbsup: :)
She keeps slipping in and out of the darkness and light as i'm painting her..that's just part of the Rembrant painting technique.He would throw tints over areas, until you could barely see the areas anymore and then throw lights back into those same areas, bringing them back into focus.
I read that he would sometimes go over the highlights in the eyes five or six times with transparent colored tints, then opaques, and then more transparent tints on top of those...In that way of painting,, he would achieve greater depth and luminosity, causing the painting to luminate from within.
DaVinci was the first master of this painting technique I think, and Rembrant just varied it with his brushwork, but the technique is basically the same.
The diference between a finished painting and a speed painting,.. is ..that luminous glow from within, which cannot be created with speed and one stroke of the brush, but can only be created with lots of brushstrokes, hard work and lots of time.
Is it worth it..Well the next time you see the Mona Lisa, Madona of the Rocks by DaVinci, or a real Rembrant, the answer to that question should be obvious..to anyone who can still take the time to see that is..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

More work, experimenting and exploring done on and with this one.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_212.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_214.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_210.jpg

aggie93
03-15-2008, 10:09 PM
How do you do that underpainting? I am assuming that is where the texture comes from?

SpiritDreamer
03-16-2008, 06:14 PM
MAR.16, 2008

THANKS FOR THE VISIT Aggie..:) I will try to answer your question, by showing in steps.
First step in the underpainting...speed sketch..oil tinting brush..Brush Creator section, Painter #9..Keep brush BIG in size,VAGUE, and NO DETAIL. Just a couple of highlights/lighter values, same color and brush, added here and there, just to give an indication of a light sorce.
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Some more elements added to/in this composition to play, experiment, and explore more with this Rembrant painting technique.
Created from imagination and memory, no references being used..YET..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_222.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_221.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_220.jpg

killermachine
03-17-2008, 04:43 AM
hey
its been a while since i came..i was observing this work over your shoulder since my last visit..all i would say sa far would ..hard work is enlightening :D talkin on the current step i woulds say take care of the shoulders .they dont look not wide enough...yet :P

will be back again soon

tc

SpiritDreamer
03-17-2008, 05:53 AM
MAR. 17, 2008

THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK ..Amrinder...ALWAYS HELPFUL AND VERY MUCH APRECEATED..:) :thumbsup: I'll work on her shoulders more as I go along..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn
Next steps....#1..Brush on/in over gray silver underpaing some warm and cool color transparent colored tints, leaving the underpainting showing through ...#2..Rub out/eraise some areas of tint, exposing the silver gray speedpaint underpaing once again...#3 ...Retint those freshly exposed underpainting area's once again..keep repeating those steps until you get the look that your after...:)
The next set of steps that I post, will be going into the tinted areas with thicker opaque colors and textured brushstrokes..and refining details as I go along.
Recreation of Rembrant painting technique, using digital.Painter #9
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used..YET.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_224.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_226.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_231.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-17-2008, 06:48 AM
MAR. 17, 2008

Just a few closeup shots.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_232.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_233.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_234.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-17-2008, 03:55 PM
MAR. 17, 2008

A little more work and fun with this one this morning..:)
Oil brushes..Painter #9
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_241.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-18-2008, 02:05 AM
MAR. 17, 2008

A LITTLE MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS EVENING.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_242.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_243.jpg

NR43
03-18-2008, 05:45 AM
Hi Glenn

coming along nicely.
The goblet looks a bit small to me but I understand you don't want it to distract.
Following closely where you will take this piece :bounce:

Abyssis
03-18-2008, 07:09 AM
heyaGlenn-dude, my old friend, the best one (4 me...) is http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_181.jpg

...don't change it any more :) :thumbsup:

take care...

-cheerZ- :wavey:

SpiritDreamer
03-18-2008, 12:27 PM
MAR. 18, 2008

Johan...THANKS ... Still a long ways to go yet..Learning alot on this one as I go..Just a fun experiment..and learning journy..:)

Abyssis my young friend...ALWAYS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU..
I save all of my versions as I go along, so nothing is lost along the way.. ..I learn by changing and correcting..it's the only way to progress, advance, and learn new things,..and is also what keeps the journy an adventure full of surprizes and new horizons..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Studying the effects of transparent colored tints/glazes to create mood/feeling, depth, atmosphere, unity.
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_244.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_245.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_248.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_249.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_246.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_247.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-19-2008, 04:54 AM
MAR. 19, 2008

A little further along with this one..:)
Painter #9..oil brushes.
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_255.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-19-2008, 12:26 PM
MAR.19, 2008

This mornings refinements...:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_264.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-20-2008, 11:04 AM
MAR. 20, 2008

MORE WORK DONE ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING..UNIFYING THE UNDERPAINTING WITH TRANSPARENT COLORED TINTS..:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Pinter #9...oil brushes
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_268.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-20-2008, 12:23 PM
MAR. 20, 2008
Just a few closeup shots.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_271.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_270.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_269.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-20-2008, 09:50 PM
MAR. 20, 2008

A little further along with this experiment and exploration of Rembrant's painting technique...IMPASTO :)
Painter #9...oil brushes.
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_273.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-21-2008, 02:12 AM
MAR. 20, 2008
Getting a cool and warm color contrast back in to it...Mainly just experimenting and exploring,and having fun with it, to see what happens if..:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_285.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_286.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_287.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-21-2008, 03:20 AM
MAR. 20, 2008

Put a nice warm transparent glase/tint of very light yellow over that last version that I posted above.. the entire painting.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_288.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_289.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-21-2008, 02:05 PM
MAR. 21, 2008

More work on this one this morning...hair,ear,flowers, highlight on her forhead, hand,table cloth,and a little blending on the book pages.
Painter #9..oil brushes
Created from imagination and memory. No references used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_299.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_298.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_297.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-22-2008, 05:37 AM
MAR. 22, 2008
More experimenting and exploring with the impasto brushes in Painter #9 oils..Tried out the thick varnish brush and some other ones that are new to me...The varnish brush has a nice way of moving the paint around..like on the table top, vase abd flowers..breaks up the edges in a nice way I think...Anyway, just trying to get that Rembrant decriptive brushstroke, and having alot of fun while trying...:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_303.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_310.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_307.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_308.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_309.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-22-2008, 04:08 PM
MAR. 22, 2008
Experimenting with the effects of cool transparent blue glases/tints over the warm yellow transparent glases/tints that I put on the painting in the last update..creates a nice green/gray in some areas, and blues in other areas, and still retains the warm yellows in some areas of the painting....I was reading where Rembrant explored the use of different colored glases/tints on his paintings, ..so I thought that I would try that out on this painting also..:)
Painter #9...oil brushes.
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_313.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_312.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_311.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_317.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_316.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_315.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-23-2008, 02:35 AM
MAR. 22, 2008

WRAPPING THIS EXPERIMEMT UP FOR NOW..LEARNED ALOT FROM IT.
CREATED FROM IMAGINATION AND MEMORY. NO REFERENCES USED.
PAINTER #9 OIL BRUSHES.

IT'S NOT ABOUT COPYING MASTER PAINTINGS, ..IT'S ABOUT LEARNING MASTER PAINTING TECHNIQUES...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_322.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_320.jpg

Deepam
03-23-2008, 11:52 AM
Hi Glenn !

nice artwork here !!

so, wht do you think - Is the experiment successful ?

Did you give any name to this painting ?

SpiritDreamer
03-23-2008, 04:20 PM
MAR. 23, 2008

Deepam ..THANKS..:) Any experiment where something new is learned, is a successful experiment.:) ...Title...WISHFUL THINKING, comes to mind, but I will have to think on that one some more.:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Just having some fun with this experiment this morning..:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_326.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-24-2008, 11:52 AM
MAR. 24, 2008

Establishing some atmosphere/air, directing with light and shadow.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_329.jpg

ceruleanvii
03-24-2008, 04:52 PM
wow, this is getting really interesting with the addition of the new elements! There's a story in here somewhere, with her book, her gazing at the statue - looks like she's contemplating her past, reliving memories... Nice work, Glenn.

Icey
03-25-2008, 01:10 AM
Hey Glenn!

Glad to see your work progressing!
I'm still not quite ready to get out of the hibernation part... I need to stretch my legs and arms and get used with drawing again...

I'm checking perodicly your thread to see how this is going!
Cheers!!
Icey

SpiritDreamer
03-25-2008, 12:50 PM
MAR. 25, 2008

THANKS ..Del ...Going alot further with this one than I had planned on going..but also learning alot from it as I go, and in the end, that's what really counts the most..:)

THANKS ..Icey ....ALWAYS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU..:) HEY,SPRING IS HERE...TIME TO WAKE UP.:eek: :scream: .AND SHAKE OFF THAT RUST..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Worked on the wine glass and vase this morning.

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_338.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_337.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_336.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_335.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-25-2008, 08:34 PM
MAR. 25, 2008

Having some fun with the Impasto oil brushes in Painter #9..Thick Clear Varnish and Embossing brushes.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_345.jpg
http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_344.jpg

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_343.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-26-2008, 07:18 AM
MAR. 26, 2008
A study of the painting technique of Rembrant.
Using the Painter #9 program. Oil brushs.
Worked on her coat, and shadow areas. Dark transparent glazes, in the fashion of Rembrants painting technique.

Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/SPEEDPAINT_PORTRAIT_350.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-27-2008, 05:01 AM
MAR. 27, 2008

Taking a little break from the painting, and taking time out to play with Z BRUSH..:)
Created from imagination and memory. No references being used.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOODEN_PORTRAIT.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-27-2008, 12:35 PM
MAR. 27, 2008

Having a little fun this morning, with the two heads posted above...:)
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/WOODEN_PORTRAIT_8.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-27-2008, 08:39 PM
MAR. 27, 2008
A quick doodle from imagination..Experimenting with the Impasto oil brushes in the Painter #9 program
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_5.jpg

SpiritDreamer
03-28-2008, 01:56 PM
MAR. 28, 2008

This mornings practice...Value study of an ISABEL BISHOP painting that I like...I put a book that i got from the library with the painting in it next to the computer, and just went for it..:)
Experimenting with the IMPASTO brushes in the Painter #9 program.
Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_14.jpg

anandpg
03-28-2008, 03:45 PM
Hey Glenn!.. I really love these last two canvases!:bounce:

SpiritDreamer
03-28-2008, 09:55 PM
MAR.28, 2008

THANKS ..Anand..Been neglecting my Z BRUSH studies lately while doing these paintings, but it all ties in together in the end i guess,..can't be good at one, without being good at the other,..just no way around it..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Looked at her this afternoon, and noticed that her belly button was way off the mark,..so i fixed it..:)

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/EXPERIMENTAL_FIGURE_DRAWING_15.jpg

Abyssis
03-29-2008, 12:28 AM
heya my old friend, this one from 03-27-2008, 09:39 is extraordinary cool ....ohman :thumbsup:

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-cheerZ- :wavey:

xsiyou
03-29-2008, 06:08 AM
Hey Glenn!
i like your work,color is cool!:thumbsup:
your "INGRES Self Portrait from OFDW 020 " very very pretty:applause: