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Mal-1
06-10-2006, 01:01 PM
Thought it about time I created one of these.
In this first post you should recognise a few Master studies, some from the OFDW's and other from my own personal choices.
We have in this first post some digital work and a head study in oils.
Thanks for looking.:thumbsup:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SargentEugeneJuilleratCopyCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SargentEugeneJuilleratCopycloseupCu.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Sorolla1_003abCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SorollacgtCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/JSS.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/oilheadstudybCustoma.jpg

razz
06-10-2006, 06:05 PM
Wow, very nice portraits! Trully, awesome. I like the colors from the second from the bottom. Looks good and asks to be finished :thumbsup:

Mal-1
06-11-2006, 12:39 PM
Thanks Razz, yeah that portrait may get revisited and completed. Thanks for dropping by and looking.

Here is a quick little doodle from the current OFDW....the Pelt Merchant:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PeltMerchantCustom.jpg

Rist
06-11-2006, 01:21 PM
Great studies! is the one below a rembrandt copy?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SorollacgtCustom.jpg

Cyanid
06-11-2006, 03:01 PM
great thread! nice loose copies.
can I see some of your sketches?
gonna keep an eye on this one!

krispee
06-11-2006, 03:04 PM
hey Mark, got yourself an anatomy thread then, i know i`ve seen these but thought i`d post and say hi and great work...keep it up.....

kris

Mal-1
06-11-2006, 03:51 PM
Great studies! is the one below a rembrandt copy?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SorollacgtCustom.jpg



Thanks Fl3wk...
It's a Sorolla copy, from the recent OFDW.

Thanks Kris for dropping by.......
Cyanid I'll try and get some sketches up for you.

Mal-1
06-11-2006, 04:05 PM
Zorn copy:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Zornhomage.jpg

Some figure studies:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/42037-VLC9a.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VLC9Custom.jpg

Some sketch book work for cyanid......

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VLC8IICustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PencilSketchfemaleheadtiltCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/contesketch1Custom.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/homeless3Custom.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/homeless4Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PortraitchallengedrawingCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/CarravagioCrucifixionCustom.jpg

Mal-1
06-11-2006, 04:06 PM
Some Artrage sketches:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/BasquemanCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Baby2Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/handCustom.jpg

razz
06-11-2006, 05:14 PM
Wow, astonishing. I love the paintings. Are these old work from you? How much you do in a day?

Mal-1
06-11-2006, 11:11 PM
Thanks Razz, try to do at least one painting a day if time allows, the artrage sketches are from last year.

Another master copy from the OFDW.....
So far spent about 1.5hrs on this, doing a lot of blending, which is not really my style, but which I think is achieving the right look.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PeltMerchant2Custom.jpg

Mal-1
06-12-2006, 05:00 PM
Updates:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PeltMerchant2_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PeltMerchant2_003Custom.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-12-2006, 05:30 PM
Hi... Mal-1 // Mark
Really nice drawings...like the ones right above the new painting that you just started..colored backgrounds... guy with the hat is great. Also like your paintings and the style of brushwork your using........:thumbsup:
ENJOYING YOUR THREAD ALOT....GREAT WORK...:applause:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Mal-1
06-12-2006, 06:39 PM
Thanks Glenn, I appreciate you dropping by and taking the time to comment.:thumbsup:

Rebeccak
06-12-2006, 07:47 PM
Mark,

Fantastic to see your thread go up! I have just gotten back into town and will reply more in depth later. For the time being it's great to see your works, and I hope to see much more here in the future! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-12-2006, 08:00 PM
Thanks Rebecca.

Mal-1
06-13-2006, 07:25 AM
Latest Update:



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PeltMerchant2_005Custom.jpg

Cyanid
06-13-2006, 07:38 AM
he really got the attitude/expression that is in the original painting!
great work! push it further!

Mal-1
06-13-2006, 05:44 PM
he really got the attitude/expression that is in the original painting!
great work! push it further!

I'm pushing, I'm pushing!!:eek:
Thanks Cyanid, for dropping by.:)

Mal-1
06-15-2006, 12:42 PM
Ok guys here it is the finished piece...thanks for looking and commenting.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PeltMerchant2_006Custom.jpg

Mal-1
06-15-2006, 08:05 PM
I have done this figure study with the thought of reproducing it in oils.
It is unfinished, but I just concentrated on the areas I felt were important, the head, torso and arms...Painter IX.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/AACHALL2aCustom.jpg

Rebeccak
06-15-2006, 08:09 PM
Hi Mark,

Good to see your work. :) With respect to the OFDW piece, I think it's great to see your new piece progressing. Would love to see you develop the tonal shifts quite a bit further and to really see more depth in the area of the turban and more richness to the pelt. Really liking the feeling of light in your figurative piece ~ I think the right hand feels small, and the head is placed perhaps a bit too far to the viewer's left.

Looking forward to seeing these pieces develop further! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-16-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks Rebecca.



Another little demo: WIP.

Nicolai Fechin: "Eya"

I'm not going for the original palette, just limiting myself to a simplified one.
Thanks for looking

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin1Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_003Custom.jpg

Mal-1
06-16-2006, 05:20 PM
Latest updates:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_005Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_006Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_007Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_008Custom.jpg

Rebeccak
06-17-2006, 06:06 PM
Nice to see this progression! :) I think that a texture added to the background might actually add a lot. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-17-2006, 09:55 PM
Thanks once again Rebecca.....really good of you to keep taking time out to look and post, I really appreciate it.

I think I'm about done with this, I have got what I wanted out of it and don't really want to overwork it.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_010Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_011Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_012Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_013Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Fechin2_014Custom.jpg

Ego
06-19-2006, 07:43 PM
Hi Mark, am subscribing to your thread. So happy to see you here.

Mal-1
06-19-2006, 11:04 PM
Thanks QS...nice to be here. Thanks to you and Krispee for pointing me this way.:thumbsup:

OFDW18.....Work In Progress.

Velazquez: "The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano"

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/OFDW18_005Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/closeup.jpg

Mal-1
06-19-2006, 11:46 PM
Last update for tonight, time for bed.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/OFDW18_009Custom.jpg

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 02:20 AM
Mark,

Great to see you taking on the dwarf! This is actually one of my favorite pieces amongst the current selection, I just love the warmth of Velazquez's tones. :)

Looking forward to seeing your progress! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-21-2006, 11:43 PM
I think this is going to take a long time to complete.

The latest update:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/OFDW18_017Custom.jpg

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 12:24 AM
Ok I have come to the realisation that the face is way of on this and that my actual canvas size is too small, so I have scrapped it.

Instead I thought I'd do a study of the face instead, so this is what I did...keeping it loose and hopefully giving a slight alla prima feel to it.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/ValdwarffaceCustom.jpg[/url]

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/ValdwarffaceCustom.jpg)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_003Custom.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_002Custom.jpg)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_004Custom.jpg[url="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_004Custom.jpg"]

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 12:28 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_005Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_006Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_007Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_008Custom.jpg

One final image to upload:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_010Custom.jpg

sturmkim
06-23-2006, 04:48 AM
lovely stroke and color.... nice work...

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 10:26 AM
Thanks Sturmkim.:thumbsup:

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 02:10 PM
Ok on to the next, just sticking with a head study....


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezXCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_003Custom.jpg

Cyanid
06-23-2006, 03:03 PM
nice step by step pictures.
Maybe you can push the dwarve a bit further, its really great! Some area's need more work, for example the area right under the nose. And theres a weird bright spot left of the left eye.
keep it going!

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks Cynaid, but I've had enough of that little guy....that was a toughie!!!:scream:

Latest update:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_005Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_006Custom.jpg

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 12:28 AM
I gave it another go.....

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Innocent_XCustom.jpg

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 02:08 AM
After doing the drawing above I tried to ressurrect the previous study...don't think I did but this is the result...


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_009Custom.jpg

krispee
06-25-2006, 07:55 AM
actually i think that last one is better, a harder expression on his face.....well done...


kris

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 10:24 AM
Thnks Kris.:thumbsup:

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 04:58 PM
A better study I think, compared to the others.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Juan_de_ParejaCustom.jpg

krispee
06-25-2006, 05:21 PM
yay, very good, caught the expression just right and there`s a nice balance to the face, excellent work.....

kris

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 07:07 PM
Thyanks Kris wasn't totally happy and so used another brush (thanks Zhuzhu:bowdown: ) to do another, which I am more happy with.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/JdPCustom.jpg

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 10:04 PM
Texture layer added...



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/JdPbCustom.jpg

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 12:18 AM
Brought a little colour back to the face with PS.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/JdPbcopyCustom.jpg

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 05:01 PM
Added texture...


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Valdwarfface_010acopyCustom.jpg

Rebeccak
06-26-2006, 05:23 PM
Mark,

I think perhaps the added texture could be reduced in opacity a bit to become more subtle...Enrique I think sets any overlaid texture to around 10% opacity. Both recent images I think could use a bit of added warmth, which you might easily add with a color layer and a blending mode in certain areas of the face and background. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 07:53 PM
I think I have got the eyes this time around.
1. Drawing
2. Begin blocking in areas
3 Add a texture Layer
4. Bgin working in more detail
5.Close up

Still working on this and taking my time.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Untitled-2Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Untitled-2aCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/popex_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/popex_003Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/popex_003cu.jpg

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 09:10 PM
I'm calling this finished:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/popex_010Custom.jpg

Rebeccak
06-26-2006, 10:35 PM
Mark,

I think it may be a difference in monitors, but here the image looks washed out. Let me know if the third image in this sequence looks grossly oversaturated to you:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Anatomy%20Thread%20of%20Mal-1/Mal-1_Rev-01.gif

Judging from the last post, I would recommend saturating the image more. But like I say, this could just be differences in screen calibration.

I think this is one of your best paintings, and look forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 10:43 PM
I think you are right Rebecca...the saturated image looks right...I think it my be my screen that's off as when I look at it on my notebook, it does look washed out.

Thanks for all your help Rebecca.

Rebeccak
06-26-2006, 10:52 PM
No problem, Mark ~ it's great to have your participation here! :)

Cheers,

~Rebecca

Mal-1
06-28-2006, 12:49 AM
Val's Dwarf revisited.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_LezcanoCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_Lezcano_001Cust.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_Lezcano_002Cust.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_Lezcano_004Cust.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_Lezcano_005Cust.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_Lezcano_006Cust.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_Lezcano_006cu.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/The_Dwarf_Francisco_Lezcano_008aCus.jpg

Mal-1
06-29-2006, 01:52 AM
Painting of Actor Sir MIchael Gambon.



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambonCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_003Custom.jpg

Mal-1
06-29-2006, 01:55 AM
Continued....



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_006Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_007Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_008Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_009Custom.jpg

And the finished piece:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/MickyGambon_010Custom.jpg

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 04:39 PM
Mark,

Great to see your progress! Particularly interesting was the progression sequence of the dwarf ~ I almost felt as though I were watching it morph, which I suppose it really does! :)

I think you're definitely pulling things together more in your pieces and it's really cool to see. Looking forward to much more progress! :thumbsup:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

razz
06-29-2006, 04:44 PM
Wow, awesome to see the steps how you've painted him. Very nicely done. I wouldn't mind to see more this kind of stuff :D

Mal-1
06-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Thanks, I feel it's all clicking now...much to the help and critiques I've been getting, and seeing everyone elses work so thanks to everyone who has helped or commented.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge_002Custom.jpg

Mal-1
06-29-2006, 10:01 PM
Number 3 head study.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge2_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge2_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge2_003Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge2_004Custom.jpg

Magnemar
06-30-2006, 07:31 AM
Hey Mark,

Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying your pictures - spotted yours over in the 50 head challenge and have just checked out the rest of your anatomy thread.

I really like your style - is it mostly Painter or are some of them PS or Artrage?

Have you ever thought of doing some Frans Hals pictures? Your expressionistic brushstrokes remind me of him...

Lovely stuff - keep it up!

James.

SpiritDreamer
06-30-2006, 09:12 AM
Hi....Mal-1....:thumbsup: ......Really like your style....great job on those faces.....:applause:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Mal-1
06-30-2006, 12:49 PM
Thanks for stopping by guys and also for the nice comments.:thumbsup:


James I took a look at Frans and might do a couple, I really like something a lot more looser though, like Sorolla or Zorn.
Thanks again.

Mal-1
06-30-2006, 03:49 PM
Some more head studies from that killer thread!:scream:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_003Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_003Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadChallenge4_004a.jpg

Rebeccak
06-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Mark,

Really rich piece! I think with the full range of tints / shades of the reddish brown in place, you will have a really knockout image. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Bourbaki
06-30-2006, 04:23 PM
Is this Painter with Oil brushes you use there?

Mal-1
06-30-2006, 05:21 PM
Thanks Rebecca.

Yep! chunky oil pastel 30 and wet oily palette knife.

Thomasphoenix
07-01-2006, 07:38 PM
The last two wip' s and the results are stunning! Terrific brushwork ! :thumbsup:

cheers

claybub
07-01-2006, 08:14 PM
woah! awesome work Mal. I LOVE that painterly style. That last painting is beautiful, you totally captured the mood and feeling of the piece.
Keep it up!! show us more!!


-caleb

Mal-1
07-01-2006, 09:58 PM
Siju and Caleb thanks...I'll try real soon to get some more done:thumbsup:

Mal-1
07-02-2006, 12:48 AM
Next WIP Shot Phil Collins from the 1970's.:eek:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059_002Custom.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059_003Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059_005Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059_006Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Headchallenge059_008Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/8d11989f.jpg

Rebeccak
07-02-2006, 05:57 PM
Ah, very cool to see this progression! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

theabyss
07-03-2006, 02:30 AM
HI Mal-1,

I really like your work.
Saw your paintings @ the 50-Heads-Anatomy Thread.
So i checked out your thread here and your website.
Very nice work.Especially how you show us the early stages
of the painting and the WIP´s.
Helps a lot to understand how it was done.

Thanks + Greetz

TheAbyss

Mal-1
07-03-2006, 06:50 AM
Thanks Abyss, appreciate you dropping by, thanks for looking and commenting.:thumbsup:

Womball
07-03-2006, 07:00 AM
You seem to work so fast! The dwarf is the most accurate version I have seen. I'm having trouble getting the facial proportions just right. I should have studies your thread earlier! The step by step approach of displaying your work is really informative. I think you could make animated Gifs with these images and create a time-lapse style animation showing the progress. If I had my computer with premier on it (its in the shop) I would do it for you.

Mal-1
07-03-2006, 02:10 PM
Womball thanks...I have always learn't a lot from peoples WIP's and so thought I would share with others how I work, it is only fair and I recommend others to do so, so that we may learn from each other.

I have got movie maker and would make a little movie with these if I had the time, maybe sometime soon.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

BNN
07-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Hey Mal-1! I love the way you do the eyes! They are so soft yet expressive!

I'd like to see more these =D Go go go!

Mal-1
07-03-2006, 05:54 PM
A couple of figure studies.

The colour one you can see the WIP shots at this link:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread...d=1#post4763156 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4763156&posted=1#post4763156)'

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VLCX_008Custom2.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VLCX2Custom.jpg

Thanks BNN:thumbsup:

Rebeccak
07-04-2006, 09:23 AM
Mark,

Very strong work ~ great to see these! :thumbsup:

Somehow these seem shy of 'finished' ~ I think if you subtly push edge contrast and use an occasional hard edge here and there, you will really add that final touch to these that will make them stand out. There's a lot going for the first but somehow I feel it needs more contrast. I do love the painterly feel to both pieces, and think that the b/w image is very successful. Keep up the steady progress! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

demented
07-04-2006, 12:11 PM
Hey Mal-1

These are fantastic - very strong stuff man. Muchthanx for posting the wips - very helpful always. Agreeing with Rebecca on these last ones - need to be rounded off a tad, make sure your form flow nicely.

Awesome work, really makes me want to get Painter and try out the Oils there.

ciao!

- d.

Mal-1
07-04-2006, 03:22 PM
Thanks guys. I appreciate the feebback.:thumbsup:

krispee
07-04-2006, 03:40 PM
cool work, Mark, love the last one on the 50 head study, style reminds me of someone but i can`t remember who (maybe it was Sorolla).....anyway, you must be on speed or something cuz you`re steaming these out :eek: .....way to go dude....

kris

Mal-1
07-04-2006, 06:27 PM
My latest.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/hc002Custom.jpg

umbrellasky
07-04-2006, 06:37 PM
Hiya! Great thread, I love your painting technique, the way the characters emerge. Great work!

razz
07-04-2006, 07:20 PM
Hey, Mal. I'm really enjoying your works here. The heads you're doing are great, I like your style. Looking forward to see much more. I can't stop watching at the last one you've painted. Seems loose but you've cought the emotions. Show me more! :thumbsup:

Mal-1
07-04-2006, 07:39 PM
hey madalaine, you are just down the road when you see where some of the people on here are from. Thanks for looking and commenting.]
Razz, thanks I'll try and do som more for you.:)

Mal-1
07-04-2006, 11:34 PM
13 and counting!!


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC035aCustom.jpg

Mal-1
07-06-2006, 09:15 AM
Number 14.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC47_005Custom.jpg

razz
07-06-2006, 04:40 PM
Amazing colors on the 13th!! Really, I mean, wow! Great job on the 14th too. But the colors of the 13th...:drool:

Rebeccak
07-06-2006, 05:51 PM
Mark,

You're on fire! Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
07-06-2006, 08:28 PM
Thanks Razz and Rebecca!!

Mal-1
07-07-2006, 12:29 PM
Number 15.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC41Custom.jpg

SpiritDreamer
07-07-2006, 01:02 PM
Hi....Mark.....:bounce:

Really enjoying your studies...BEAUTIFUL results on that last one....lighting and colors lumenate
the face and head.....GREAT COLOR VALUES.....FANTASTIC JOB.....:applause: :thumbsup:

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Mal-1
07-07-2006, 02:51 PM
Thanks Glenn, got to say your work blows me away too, Like how you slowly develop a piece.

Thanks for stopping by.:thumbsup:

Mal-1
07-07-2006, 03:42 PM
Number 16 and link to video development pics.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC097_006Custom.jpg

Link to WIP Video: http://media.putfile.com/Head-Challenge-Vid2

Mal-1
07-07-2006, 08:58 PM
Number 17.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC076Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-08-2006, 04:07 PM
Ok these 3 make it 20...

Just worked on the heads and kept the surrounding areas quite loose.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC037_006Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-09-2006, 01:25 AM
21 & 22.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC021Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC021cu.jpg

aLoneCuzzo
07-09-2006, 01:59 AM
Great job here! Very inspiring work.

krispee
07-09-2006, 08:14 AM
keep it up dude, nearly half way....another cracking twosome.....

kris

razz
07-09-2006, 09:12 AM
You're doing these fast. Fast and great looking. You'll have 50 of them in no time! And I'll be here to see that :)

Mal-1
07-10-2006, 02:28 PM
Thanks Razz, Kris and alone..

23 & 24. Almost half way!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC003Custom.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC003cu.jpg

razz
07-10-2006, 02:47 PM
Hey, Mal. I'm thinking of doing 25 heads digitally, so this is a great inspiration to me. Love the colors on the 18-20. I hope It'll work for me too. Keep inspiring!

Mal-1
07-10-2006, 04:10 PM
Hey Razz, just as you typed that I at the same time did a couple of traditional studies. Thanks for the kind words.:thumbsup:



In a bid to hit the halfway mark, I did a quick pencil sketch.

My 25th Head!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC22Custom.jpg

And a Biro one. 26th.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC03aCustom.jpg

Zephyri
07-10-2006, 05:56 PM
Good greif, this thread is treasure trove of great studies! I particularly admire your willingness to do a piece more than once when you feel you've learned something new. And your wips are really informative. Keep up the great work, truly impressed!

Mal-1
07-10-2006, 07:20 PM
Thanks Sam.

Mal-1
07-10-2006, 08:13 PM
Another WIP.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC010Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC010_001Custom.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC010_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC010_003Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC010_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC010_005Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-14-2006, 10:52 AM
Number 29.

Another Ballpoint quickie.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC68Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-15-2006, 01:09 AM
Head Study Number 30.

Just 20 more to go!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC030Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-15-2006, 02:22 AM
31........

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC096Custom.jpg

razz
07-15-2006, 08:21 AM
Very interesting process show here. Could yu tell something about it? And you've constructed that face in a pretty hard way. Was that an experiment or something? It would be very hard to me to do it like it. I mean draw one eye, the the other to the end and so on. I do about three layers of overpainting even when doing speedpaints. From very big shapes to the detail I want. So, what could you tell?

The other heads look great too. I like the look of them. Great going!

Mal-1
07-15-2006, 10:25 AM
Razz, thanks for the question. What I tend to do is work on one layer, I begin by squinting in at the picture and block in large areas of colour/tone then work ontop of that.By working on one layer, the colours layed down interact with each other and give the painting a balanced feel.

I take a section at a time and try and study it carefully to try and pick up as much detail as possible but still keeping it quite loose. Hope that answers your question, if not please don't hesitate to ask again.:thumbsup:

Number 33.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC004Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-15-2006, 10:57 AM
34.......


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC006Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-15-2006, 01:55 PM
35........

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC053.jpg

Mal-1
07-17-2006, 01:06 PM
36.........


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC54Custom.jpg

Mal-1
07-17-2006, 01:53 PM
37th head, just 13 more before this mission impossible is completed.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC092Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC092cu.jpg

razz
07-17-2006, 05:38 PM
Ueah that sorta tells it. When saying "layers" I meant that I start with big shapes, then go to the little ones gradually. Not that I work on many layers. One layer enough for me :) I may have told it fuzzily. I like the work you're doing here, very great speedpaints. You've done a lot already, nice going. Keep at it!

May I ask you to finish one of the heads after doing all 50? Because now many of them have exceptionaly great colors, great forms and all that's needed to sit and finish it. Just for you to know that I'd like to see one like it :)

Mal-1
07-20-2006, 10:44 AM
Razz I promise to do one of these to a more finished state for you.


Here is the latest...this is number 41 of the 50 head challenge.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC070Custom.jpg

razz
07-20-2006, 11:57 AM
Thanks, man! I'll be looking forward to it :drool:

The last one has a very dramatic feeling. The colors, lighting. Indeed a great speedpaint! Did I mention earlier that I like the style of your paintings? Well, I do :) And I love the play of colors. Oh, and soon you'll reach 50. That's a way to go!

Mal-1
07-20-2006, 12:30 PM
Thanks Razz.

Here is number 42!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC070aCustom.jpg

razz
07-20-2006, 01:48 PM
Mal, what's the magic behind your coloring work? :)

Mal-1
07-20-2006, 02:18 PM
Razz....I've got no idea???:shrug:

43.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC090Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HC090cu.jpg

Mal-1
07-20-2006, 03:26 PM
A head study but not from the challenge.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DigihomelessCustom.jpg

krispee
07-20-2006, 04:35 PM
i`ve commented on these in A&A, just to reiterate, no. 43, brilliant!

kris

Intervain
07-20-2006, 06:47 PM
*sigh* if only I had 1/3 of your abilities :)

I love the way you use colour!

Are you using a pallette knife to paint those images? Amazing :bounce::thumbsup:

Mal-1
07-20-2006, 06:59 PM
Thanks Magdelane...yeah I do use the wet oily palette knife to move the paint around and then repaint on top.
Thanks again for stopping by, and I think you have a hell of a lot more than a 1/3 of my abilities...you model work is amazing, and I have no idea of how you do that!!!:eek: :thumbsup:

Mal-1
07-26-2006, 01:05 AM
Just been thinking about doing my own version of "Salome".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome

Having done a lot of master copies recently and having come across a few pieces concerning this topic, and because I am reading a book on Oscar Wilde at the moment, well things just kept popping into my head that I should do my own version.
Anyway here is my first study/sketch for this piece.
The severed head of John the Baptist, is indicated and will eventually be placed in the hand to our left.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SalomewipCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SalomewipcuCustom.jpg

Any thoughts, ideas how I could maybe push this further, and general comments very much appreciated.

razz
07-26-2006, 08:16 AM
As a study, it's very good. The colors, again, are great, but one thing is bothering me. The whole image is too hot (maybe only for my taste). Now I see only orange, yellow-ish colors. I think it needs some cold colors, like blue somewhere maybe in the background. That's all I have to crit.

I see that Salome is one if Titian's paintings. My art history teacher told me that he is the best painter of all times and if someone really wants to learn painting (of course he meant in traditional media, but who cares?) Titian's the one to study from. Excelent choice, Mal! :)

Mal-1
07-26-2006, 09:49 AM
Thanks Razz.

Maybe an alternative composition???
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Salome2aCustom.jpg
Still like the first one myself, but there is something about the head clasped to the breast/chest area I like about this one and the far away look in her eye.....but maybe change the colours on the above when I actually do this for real.
So guys any thoughts preferences??
Any ideas of background?? Does it need one???

Elsie
07-26-2006, 09:51 AM
Gosh, what an interesting and lively rendering style you have - thoroughly enjoying reading through this thread :).

Mal-1
07-26-2006, 10:14 AM
Thanks for dropping by Ailsa.:thumbsup:

SpiritDreamer
07-26-2006, 10:46 AM
Hi...Mal-1...:thumbsup:

GREAT....FANTASTIC JOB ON ALL OF THOSE HEAD STUDIES.....:thumbsup:

On your new piece,....first one...I can see her holding the head up on a plate, or by the hair,... in her left hand...right side of painting....at her eye level, and stareing at it , with that expression that she has on her face....would creat the drama and tension of a face to face confrontation....maybe a glass of wine spilling over in her hand by her side...staining her leg,
like spilt blood...symbolic.....just a thought.
Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one...:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

krispee
07-26-2006, 04:17 PM
excellent work again, Mark, i agree with Razz in that the first is too warm in its colour range and could use some cools to balance it, not that i don`t like the painting in itself, which i think you`ve captured really well, the only other thing is that although you can make out the head she is holding, just, it`s not very clear.....a bit more work on that?

the second is intriguing but doesn`t have the dramatic impact that the first has for me, more emotional impact.....to me it feels like she has a love for John and was reluctant to kill him, holding his head like that indicates a kind of remorse to me really......in the first she could care less, it was another kill, no more....

great work

kris

Mal-1
07-27-2006, 11:25 AM
Thanks Kris and Glenn for your comments...it was all taken on board.
I have chosen the second salome painting to do first, this is where I am at at the moment, still some way to go I think.....you can follow the wip shots by clicking the link below. Thanks for looking.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SalomeClaspedhead_005Custom.jpg



http://artandartistry.com/index.php?showtopic=3974&hl (http://artandartistry.com/index.php?showtopic=3974&hl)=

Intervain
07-27-2006, 01:24 PM
OMG that's creepy :eek::twisted:

you make me want to try Painter again - I did once and hated it because I just couldn't find my way around the brushes LOL, not to mention controling the paint...but now I look at your stuff I'm really curious...

I love the female nude:applause:

Mal-1
07-27-2006, 02:38 PM
Thanks Magdalena....go on give painter another go...if you need any hints or tips just ask, I'll be happy to help if I can.:thumbsup:

Mal-1
07-27-2006, 03:15 PM
Ok think I've finished with this first one....now onto the next version.



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SalomeICustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SalomeIcuCustom.jpg

krispee
07-27-2006, 03:47 PM
that seems to work better, the blood is a nice touch, even though it does make it look a little bit creepy, but i think if it wasn`t you`d have to question whether the painting was working.....the green stands out and breaks up the mass of skin colours.....yeah, works....

excellent.....did you use ref or imagination or both?

kris

Mal-1
07-27-2006, 04:07 PM
excellent.....did you use ref or imagination or both?

kris

A bit of both...went and found images that I could stick together in Photoshop to try and get a decent composition, then worked around that.....very hard to find a decent image of a decapitated head that you could work from without being ill, so the blood was made up from my imagination.

Thanks Kris, I apprecfiate you stopping by and having a look.:thumbsup:

Rebeccak
07-27-2006, 04:16 PM
Mark,

It's fantastic that you finished the 50 Portraits Workshop! Congrats! :thumbsup:

With respect to your new piece, there is something odd about the lower arm and hand. Also it would be great to see the rendering of this pushed much further. It would be great to see a bit more saturation and value range as well. Looking forward to your updates! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
07-28-2006, 01:45 AM
Thanks Rebecca....


Moving on to the next one, keeping this really loose...here is the progression so far...click the link in the above posts to follow WIP shots.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SalomeIIcu_001Custom.jpg

demented
07-30-2006, 10:04 PM
Hey Mark,

Thanx for the kind words in my thread, just remembered I haven't been here in while. Great job finishing all fifty - and with that level of quality too: you are truly a machine. Loving these last ones, very creepy and unnerving. Love how you are using painter - need to practice it a bit, only used photoshop so far. Great feel in the last ones, like your stroke economy and markmaking. Awesome workz, stars for you!

ciao man,

- d.

Mal-1
08-04-2006, 02:55 PM
Decided to leave this other Salome pic, as I wasn't feeling it as much as the other. So here it is as far as it is going to go I'm afraid.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SalomeII_002.jpg



This is a loose study I did of the model I was using for the "Salome " paintings.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/LoosePortraitofSophieCustom.jpg


Thanks for the nice words D....:thumbsup:

Mal-1
08-14-2006, 03:05 PM
Another loose painting, this time of Krispee another member here.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/KrisCustom.jpg

demented
08-14-2006, 04:09 PM
Hey Mal-1

thanx for the props in my book mate!

These painting are fantastic - really well done, well handled! What brushes do you use? would really like to have a go at them, now that I have painter - the feel in your paintings is spectacular!

more!

- d.

Mal-1
08-14-2006, 04:46 PM
No probs D.

I used for these last two the Sargant brush (found in artist's category) and the wet oily palette knife (found in Artist's oils). Just have fun with them and don't try and control them too much.

krispee
08-14-2006, 06:58 PM
hey man that`s me :eek:

good one dude, even got the no hair :D :thumbsup:
as for the salome painting i like as is actually, just enough detail everywhere else to point to her, and i really like her skintones...excellent stuff....

kris

Mal-1
08-15-2006, 08:37 AM
Thanks Kris...you were an excellent model.:thumbsup:

razz
08-15-2006, 09:58 AM
Lovely painting of Krispee. Again I like the colors you use and I can't get enough of this technique. So traditional looking...It makes me wan to do something in traditional media, not digital. I must say that is awesome!! :bounce:

Mal-1
08-16-2006, 10:10 AM
Thanks Razz.:thumbsup:

Cyanid
08-16-2006, 01:04 PM
lo mal, those colors are awesome! I like the salome very much! its so nice and warm! maybe its a little too warm under the belly, but nevertheless its awesome!
keep on posting! I'll defenately check it!
-Cya

Mal-1
08-17-2006, 05:15 PM
Thanks Bart.

Just playing here with this one:

Getting loose again and trying an Impressionistic look to this one.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/averyimpressivefigureCustom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/averyimpressivefigurecuCustom.jpg

Mal-1
08-18-2006, 10:05 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HeadStudyCustom.jpg

Mal-1
08-18-2006, 02:52 PM
Preperatory thumbnail sketch for the painting above:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/pencilheadstudyaug06aCustom.jpg

razz
08-18-2006, 03:23 PM
Great going, Mal. Somehow I always liked to see a sketched before the painting. Don't know why haven't I done that myself. The painting looks better than the sketch. I mean it's like a second look, you sort of know what you're going to do when starting to paint from a sketch. Easier to make a better painting that way, just as I see here. The proportions ar a little off in the sketch, but they are much better and look good in the painting. The angle became better too. The one thing that bothers me are the lips. They're off. Watch the perspective there. All in all, great job :thumbsup:

Cyanid
08-18-2006, 03:44 PM
awesome colors there, nice blocking!
the pencil is a little busy, maybe you hatch too much. think about each individual line you put on. Something I should learn too btw ;).
keep it up, the paintings are sooo sweet!

Frejasphere
08-19-2006, 12:50 AM
Hi Mal :)

looked through your great thread :) wonderful work and progress and excitement to be viewed here :thumbsup: I really like the painterly impressionistic feel you are working with, and your drawings are wonderful :) first saw your work in the 50 heads and am so glad I finally popped in here...
will be back for sure.

keep it up and take care.

cheers
a. :)

Mal-1
08-19-2006, 08:20 AM
Thanks Razz, Bart and Annette for stoping by and commenting, really appreciate it, thanks.

Another sketch, done with pencil and biro (ballpoint pen), this is a sketch of a family member which I will be painting in oil, more preparation sketches/drawings to come.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Jean1Custom.jpg

SpiritDreamer
08-19-2006, 04:17 PM
Hi...Mal-1 // Mark....:thumbsup:

REALLY like frame # 151 painting....strong color study...like the neutral grays mixing in the colors, in and around the face.....NICE TOUCH ....:) :thumbsup:
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Mal-1
08-19-2006, 04:44 PM
Thanks Glenn.:thumbsup:

krispee
08-20-2006, 12:01 PM
great work as usual, Mark, been slacking myself lately on the digi front, will have to get back to it.....keep up the great work.......do like that last facial study...

kris

Frejasphere
08-20-2006, 01:26 PM
Like the sketch of your family member, looks like you've captured a lot of character and the lines and shading are lovely :) will be exciting to see how she turns out in colour

take care

a. :)

Mal-1
08-24-2006, 01:50 PM
Thanks Kris and Annette

Mal-1
08-24-2006, 05:43 PM
Just something I was playing with for the current OFDW...might not go anywhere but thought I'd post it regardless....I'm by no means a concept artist as this proves.:eek: :)


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/wakinggiantCustom.jpg

Mal-1
08-25-2006, 05:37 PM
I was walking through my little mill town of Huddersfield with an hour to kill before my hairdressing appointment (oooh very laa-didah!!) and thought I would see what was showing in the local art gallery.
Some good stuff I have to say as per usual, but there has always ben one painting that has caught my eye which they always have on view.

'Portrait of Artist's Wife in Blue Kimono' by John Hodgson Lobley is a beautiful painting, I wish I could find an image of it on the web to show you but alas no trace.

But I did find myself compelled to do a little sketch, I by no means do it justice, but anyway:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/HuddersfieldladyCustom.jpg

Mal-1
09-21-2006, 04:14 PM
Figure studies in Painter IX.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VLC11sept06.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VLC11asept06Custom.jpg

razz
09-21-2006, 05:39 PM
Hey, Mal. Long time no see, eh? Glad to see you here again. And with the new paintings. Looking great. Keeping your style, very painterly, I like it. The colors are great as always. Are these from life? Or maybe imaginational?

claybub
09-21-2006, 05:48 PM
always a pleasure to see your work mal. Keep up the awesome work! :thumbsup:

mynti
09-21-2006, 06:07 PM
Really beautiful work, I admire the color palettes you choose and the brushy feel to your work - keep it up!

Mal-1
09-22-2006, 12:35 AM
Thank you all for you kind words, it's good to be back posting.:thumbsup:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VLC11bsept06Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/SophieRuff2Custom.jpg

Mal-1
09-23-2006, 01:14 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/digital.jpg

mynti
09-23-2006, 03:04 PM
Hi Mark!

Nice work especially on the last post of the torso study - really strong- and I love the use of colors, and how you left it still sketchy in parts. It really brings the piece to life.

Always a pleasure seeing what you come up with, I look forward to your next post!

Hugs,
Gracie

Mal-1
09-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Thanks Gracie:thumbsup:

Mal-1
09-25-2006, 02:25 PM
Anatomy challenge:

Painter IX.


Ref Number 20:
http://upload.enetation.co.uk/uploads/81fd13f197.jpg (http://upload.enetation.co.uk/)

Ref Number 101:
http://upload.enetation.co.uk/uploads/67eee09fe1.jpg (http://upload.enetation.co.uk/)

Mal-1
09-25-2006, 03:11 PM
Ref Number 110:

http://upload.enetation.co.uk/uploads/998bd5c750.jpg (http://upload.enetation.co.uk/)

razz
09-25-2006, 06:27 PM
Great to see these studies, Mark. Really love it. Your painterly style looks awesome. I can't stop here without mentioning your beautiful use of color :drool: The high saturated colors on the 101 looks devilish. Or it may be because of that wing.

I'd love to see you paint one or two of the torsos with gouache, acrylics or oils. Whatever suits you best.

Keep up with these :bounce:

Mal-1
09-25-2006, 07:05 PM
Thanks razz!:thumbsup:

Mal-1
09-26-2006, 04:38 PM
Ref Number 058:

http://upload.enetation.co.uk/uploads/bb02fd3125.jpg (http://upload.enetation.co.uk)

Womball
09-26-2006, 11:34 PM
I really like your style, its loose yet controlled. Also the colors for the old masters studies are very cool.

Intervain
09-27-2006, 12:11 PM
great stuff Mark - I'm absolutely blown away by all the stuff I haven't seen yet :)

Especially love that portrait of a woman :thumbsup:

Mal-1
09-28-2006, 05:59 AM
Thanks Nathan and Magdalena:


Ref Number 053:


http://upload.enetation.co.uk/uploads/7986ba16ff.jpg (http://upload.enetation.co.uk)

Mal-1
09-28-2006, 03:23 PM
Ref Number 099:



http://upload.enetation.co.uk/uploads/627db76068.jpg (http://upload.enetation.co.uk)

razz
09-28-2006, 07:05 PM
Hey, Mal. Impressed by your studies and style again. Tried doing a study myself in this style, but no luck. Could you post some steps of your images showing how you approach it? Would love to see that. I'm really keen on trying this style myself, because it's pretty close to traditional looking. It really feels painted.

Mal-1
09-28-2006, 09:43 PM
Razz here is a link to a demo I did at Wetcanvas, I'm using painter IX brushes : Sargeant brush, Wet oily Palette Knife and oil pastel.

Working on one layer only, allowing the colours to mix, good luck with it.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=373552

razz
09-29-2006, 10:00 PM
Failed again!! That must be why I suck at traditional painting. This technique seems pretty similar to traditional. Will give it more tries. Started to respect your work even more :bowdown:

Mal-1
09-29-2006, 10:14 PM
I come from a traditional painting background, so I guess it helps when painting this way, or maybe it is a hinderence?:)

Keep at it it will come with time, although to be honest your work is mighty strong as is.:thumbsup:

razz
10-01-2006, 05:27 PM
So that's the secret :lightbulb After today's try I must say that I have to do more studies with traditional paints before trying this technique. It really requires good knowledge, which you have there, mate. You keep rocking and I'll join you someday hopefully :bounce:

NR43
10-01-2006, 08:35 PM
I can't believe I wasn't subscribed yet omg
You've got some kickass paintings here Mark!

Mal-1
11-11-2006, 10:16 PM
Looks like Photobucket got their censorship scissors out on a few of these.

Here is my latest, gone back to a little analogue work.
This is Carre pastel, charcaol and chalk on A1 (approx 22 x 34 inch) cartridge paper.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2229Custom.jpg

Same size and media as above:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2227Custom.jpg

Mal-1
11-12-2006, 01:32 AM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/hipdigi2Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/hipdigi2custom1.jpg

Cris-Palomino
11-12-2006, 10:24 AM
Just got a chance to go through your wonderful thread. What great color and technique! I really look forward to keeping an eye on your sketchbook.

Cris

Frejasphere
11-12-2006, 10:29 AM
Great work on those pastel-charcoal studies Mark :thumbsup:
esp. the guy, has a great feel about it in colour and style!
cheers and take care
a :)

Mal-1
11-12-2006, 10:36 AM
Thanks guys....thanks for stopping by and the feedback!!

sturmkim
11-12-2006, 10:49 AM
lovely style and beautyful works here...

SpiritDreamer
11-12-2006, 11:13 AM
Hi...Mark...:thumbsup:

Always a pleasure to see your paintings....GREAT colors, and moods created...:applause: :thumbsup: .
I think you are at the point with these, that you might do a little more detail and refinement of the hands,..will really add greatly to the paintings mood and expression...Great hands go a long ways in these kind of paintings, and are for sure worth the effort, and will only add to the paintings beauty and value. They don't have to be supper detailed, but can have the same strong brushstrokes as in the rest of the painting..just the gesture and their strength ect. should be carried through, and complete...this is just a suggestion and thought for improvement , and a way to take these great paintings of yours even further..:) :thumbsup:
Always looking forward to seeing more of your work..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

razz
11-12-2006, 11:38 AM
Yay, indeed, great work again, Mal! Great work with the pastels and charcoal, especially on the head. The painting, well, you know what I think of your paintings :) This one's even better. Good going, mate!

Mal-1
11-13-2006, 06:34 PM
Thanks for all the hints and replies guys...I truely appreciate it.


I knocked this one out while listening to Paul Weller's "Wild Wood" CD.

I find that my drawings and paintings dictate to me how they are going to turn out.....this one decided it wanted a Schiele-esque feel to it.

There are things I like and things I don't with this, but on the whole I think it passes.
There are a couple more poses I want to do, so I'm afraid you haven't seen the last of me here.

Again A1, Carre pastels and charcoal.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2232Custom.jpg

Mal-1
11-14-2006, 03:48 PM
A very quick study in Painter.....



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/hipdigiCustom.jpg

Intervain
11-14-2006, 04:07 PM
Your thread is always a pleasure to look at - love the style of your sketches! How come there's no starry thingies next to it is beyond me :) - well you got 5 from moi ;) Looking forward to more!:bounce:

Mal-1
11-14-2006, 04:33 PM
Thanks Magdalena.....and thanks for the stars!!

I don't know what you have to do to get those yellow stars or how to attach them to someone elses thread, so if anyone can tell me, I'd be grateful!!!

NR43
11-15-2006, 05:26 AM
just click the "rate thread link on top of it and pick your nrs of stars, like I just did for yours ;)

When enough people vote (donnow how many, I think at least 2 or 3) the stars appear on top of the thread.

Mal-1
11-15-2006, 09:25 AM
Thanks Guys for the stars.....now I can add some to other peoples threads as well.:thumbsup:

Cris-Palomino
11-15-2006, 09:31 AM
Nice to see you go back and forth between traditional and digital with such ease. I hadn't played much with the palette knives till I saw your thread. Thanks for inspiring me to try something new.

Cris

Mal-1
11-15-2006, 09:38 AM
Cris that is one of the nicest compliments that I have ever had.....it is nice to think I have inspired someone.....Thank you very much for those kind words.:)

Mal-1
11-16-2006, 03:57 PM
Here is another quick study of the same model as above...again this took about 1.5hrs, as to keep the expressive and spontaneous qualities...hopefully!!
You can follow the process by clicking the link below....thanks for looking!!:thumbsup:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2253.jpg



Link 2 Step by Step: http://www.artandartistry.com/index.php?showtopic=5959&hl=

ha-dou-ken
11-17-2006, 08:16 PM
Hi Mark, I really like your last few. Your colors are great. I hope to see more. Very nice style.:) MORE! heh.

Cris-Palomino
11-17-2006, 08:45 PM
Hi, Mark...just wanted to tell you I checked out the step-by-step. I always love and appreciate when artists share their process. I always seem to leave that first step out of mine...maybe that's what's missing in mine...I guess if I could stare into the camera without the camera going off that would be ok....but those dern kontraptions skerr me.

;)
Cris

anandpg
11-18-2006, 11:13 AM
Hi Mark... You have an amazing thread here, dude!! thoroughly inspiring!!:bounce:

Mal-1
11-18-2006, 11:52 AM
:thumbsup: to all of you for your kind words.

SpiritDreamer
11-18-2006, 12:47 PM
Hi...Mark...:)
Just stopping by to say that I have to agree with Anand...TOTALLY....:thumbsup:
Also really like the treatment of the hands..:)
TAKE CARE
Glenn

Mal-1
11-22-2006, 11:45 AM
Thanks Glenn.:thumbsup:


Another study, this time with watersoluble graphite pencils:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2255Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2257Custom.jpg

Cris-Palomino
11-22-2006, 06:39 PM
Nice latest piece, Mark. I love your handling of the pencil (?) on this.

I noticed that you have been using the same model for several of your latest piece. Is this something you like to do? I've seen other artists do this.

Cris

demented
11-22-2006, 08:14 PM
Hey Mark,

haven't been here in a while.
Really good progress mate,
I really like the looseness in these and the way you approach them.
In the last one the head is too small. Minor issue though.
Keep up the good stuff,

ciao!

- d.

Mal-1
11-22-2006, 11:01 PM
Nice latest piece, Mark. I love your handling of the pencil (?) on this.

I noticed that you have been using the same model for several of your latest piece. Is this something you like to do? I've seen other artists do this.

Cris

Thanks Cris, I have used the same model as he is a member of Wetcanvas.com and we did a Figure Swap challenge, I'll be on to something new next week!!

Mal-1
11-22-2006, 11:05 PM
Hey Mark,

haven't been here in a while.
Really good progress mate,
I really like the looseness in these and the way you approach them.
In the last one the head is too small. Minor issue though.
Keep up the good stuff,

ciao!

- d.

Thanks D....by the way the head is spot on....it's the body that's too big!!:) :thumbsup:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Frejasphere
11-24-2006, 08:33 AM
Hi Mark :)

Just popping in again :) I like the style you are developing with washes and lines, keeping it loose and free, yet allowing areas to be more detailed than others. Keep that up :thumbsup:
You could go bolder with the shading behind the figure... spreading it more to make that distinction as to how the light falls.

The face (like you say) is a really nice study :)

cheers and take care
a. :)

Mal-1
12-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Thanks A.:thumbsup:


I decided to try something I havent done for ages, which is a straight forward figure study.
I decided to recall some art school tricks and so taped my charcoal pencil onto a foot long stick, so that I am standing well back from the easel (about 2ft) and my strokes will be less controlled and therefore my looking should be enhanced.

Here are a few step by step shots:

I started by blocking in the overall shape of the figure....then using the charcoal and stick began to draw in th figure more carefully. I'm using Carre Pastels, charcaol and water again to get a variety of different marks. By the way on A1, 150gm Cartridge paper.
I must stress this is quite difficult as I'm working from a Photograph....I wish there was a figure group around these parts.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2262.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2264.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2265.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2266.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2267.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2268.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/DSCF2269.jpg


I had to leave it here as the light was fading fast, will hopefully return to it tomorrow. :thumbsup: :wavey:

Cris-Palomino
12-05-2006, 09:02 PM
Interesting to see this approach. Had not tried that before. Would definitely be a different feel for your pencil strokes. Thank you for sharing the process...I look forward to seeing you continue this.

Cris

HladekStepan
12-07-2006, 10:27 AM
hi
I really like the stick-trick, gotta try that too. your studies look pretty fresh, in fact I'm leaving this here mainly to subscribe to your thread and come back for more inspiration:thumbsup:

Mal-1
12-07-2006, 11:57 PM
Thanks Cris & Hladek:thumbsup:


So glad to see this back, I really enjoy these Master challenges.

This is with Painter IX, trying to keep it painterly (as per usual)......this is after about 2 hrs.


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1cuCustom.jpg


Still quite a lot of work still left to do!!:eek: :thumbsup:

Mal-1
12-09-2006, 12:55 AM
Another couple of hours spent on this, tweaking here and there, still a bit to do.



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1a.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1acu.jpg

Mal-1
12-09-2006, 09:02 AM
A little work done in the background, then taken in Photoshop and auto levels clicked.
Still some more work to be done.





http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1Custom2.jpg

anandpg
12-09-2006, 10:33 AM
Hey Mark!! awesome brush work!! .. something about her chin that bothers me.. makes her a tad bit older.

pushav
12-10-2006, 04:23 PM
I like that painting. Nice job on keeping it loose.

Mal-1
12-10-2006, 11:56 PM
Thanks Anand and Verdell.

Latest update still working on this...took it back to the original colour I like it better may adjust the contrast a little later, but not by too much.



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1Custom3.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1cuCustom2.jpg


Noticed the eye on our right looked a bit off in mine...hopefully corrected here:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton1new.jpg

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 02:02 AM
Though I try a quick study of the Ingres piece, as the other was bogging me down a little.

Using a different digi brush (Oil Pastel) and brought the opacity levels right down, but this is causing a slight blurred effect...so will have to play around with the settings some more.



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/8.jpg

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 03:13 AM
I tinkered with the brush settings and think I have found my 'Excalibre'...I think this is the brush I have been waiting for since getting Painter, and it was right under my nose.

So here is the revised Ingres study with my fav brush:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/8aCustom.jpg

anandpg
12-11-2006, 06:14 AM
Wow!! Awesome start!! :eek:

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 10:26 AM
I think I'm going to abandon earlier leighton piece, and begin again with the new brush.

This brush is more transparent than the previous one and so has a softer feel/look to it, and I'm loving the results.
Here is the revised Leighton...WIP.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton2Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Leighton2cu.jpg

Intervain
12-11-2006, 12:42 PM
I'm loving the results too! Great new start...:bounce: and the Ingres is awesome as well!

razz
12-11-2006, 12:45 PM
Lovely painting, Mal. Love those with the new brush. It's really exciting to try out new tools and new the styles you can get with them. I seem to have found the brush I like too. Maybe you should try it out too, maybe it will be to your liking. So, it's watercolor > simple water brush, but go to the settings and set the method to cover and subcategory to soft cover (I've been trying out flat cover too, still great). Do you use a blender or something so blend the colors or is it only this one brush for the whole painting you've shown us here? Do you mind sharing the settings?

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 12:58 PM
Thanks Magdalena & Razz...some one @ Wet Canvas asked for the settings, so you can follow the link here to find out what I used::thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=387630

Intervain
12-11-2006, 01:15 PM
sweet! Maybe this will induce me to try painter again!


you never know there may come a day when I do come to like it ;)

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 01:19 PM
Who Knows!!:applause:


A little sargent study:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/JSSarabCustom.jpg

razz
12-11-2006, 01:27 PM
I love that painting by Sargent! Your study looks great too! Having fun with that new brush, eh? Well keep going, keep going, it's nice seeing your studies. Hey, but make one finished for the ofdw :thumbsup: Details, details...

Intervain
12-11-2006, 04:05 PM
Hear!! Hear!!

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 04:24 PM
I'll try guys...I will, it's my concentration levels that let me down...I like working quick and generating something with expressive qualities then moving on to the next thing.#

And I have to say my version of finished varies greatly with those here on CGT, I'm no way as polished as some of the great artists here, and some of what I think are sargents and zorn's greatest pieces is where bare canvas is still showing.....but I promise I will try.:thumbsup:

My latest quickie...another sargent:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VernonLeeJSSCustom.jpg

Intervain
12-11-2006, 04:29 PM
I know what you mean... the Ingres I'm doing is just to train my patience because I've never been able to polish a picture in my life, I'd always just do a quick one up to 3 hours and move on :) so yeah, I hear ya! I love the new Sargent btw... beautiful palette!

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 05:39 PM
I'd always just do a quick one up to 3 hours !


A quick one is 3 hours!!:eek:

My quick ones usually take no longer than 45 mins!! :shrug: :)

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 06:22 PM
Thought I'd do one of these, more for my benefit more than anything else, always find myself wondering how did I do that, so I did this as to remind me, but if others enjoy & learn too all the better.



This is another Master Study - Anders Zorn's "I Ateljen".



Original:



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Zorn_Anders_Ols_MariaCustom.jpg



Started off with a rough line drawing, then blocked in some main areas of colour, then began defining the face...using a low opacity brush in Corel Painter IX.



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_001Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_002Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_003Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_004Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_005Custom.jpg

Intervain
12-11-2006, 07:06 PM
yeah but you're better than me at painting so you don't need the 3 hours LOL Awesome job on this last one btw!

Mal-1
12-11-2006, 07:29 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_006Custom.jpg


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_007Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_008Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_009Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_010Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_011Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_012Custom.jpg

NR43
12-12-2006, 05:22 AM
Wow Mark I really like seeing these steps on the last one!
It looks great but I think you could push it even further :D

Mal-1
12-12-2006, 08:58 AM
I haven't finished it yet Johan....I had to sleep...more stages to follow, I have got to finish the clothing...Thanks glad you are enjoying it.:thumbsup:

Mal-1
12-12-2006, 07:41 PM
Ok here are the last 2 steps...I think this is done!! :wave:



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_013Custom.jpg



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/1_014Custom.jpg

Mal-1
12-13-2006, 12:00 AM
No sooner have I finished Zorn than Ingres was beckoning....after doing the earlier face study I thought, hell why not do the full pic....I'm beginning to regret it!!:scream:


This is for the OFDW...Steps so far, about 1hr 45 mins in:


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Ingres_001Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Ingres_002Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Ingres_003Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Ingres_004Custom.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/Ingres_005Custom.jpg

Mal-1
12-13-2006, 02:53 AM
Quick study:



http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/FigureStudyAfterSorollaCustom.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
12-13-2006, 03:23 AM
beautiful work!
five stars

Gord

Mal-1
12-15-2006, 04:17 PM
Thanks Gordon:

Just playing around with opacity in painter and taking a break from the OFDW 20 Ingres study.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/PortraitstudyCustom.jpg