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Rebeccak
06-19-2006, 09:12 AM
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OFDW 018: Sunday, June 18th - Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Welcome to the EIGHTEENTH thread of the Open Figure Drawing Workshop!!!

This workshop is open to any medium and any style. Some informal moderation
will be gladly provided by Rebecca Kimmel ~ however, the purpose of the
Workshop is for Artists to interact with and informally critique one another’s work.


Due to the popularity and outstanding success of the previous Master Copy Workshops, we will be continuing this week with another Master Copy Workshop! This week we will be working from a choice of 8 new Master Paintings by Hals, Waterhouse, Velázquez & Leighton:

Note: This Workshop will last 4 weeks.

Reference Sources:
www.artrenewal.org (http://www.artrenewal.org)

Choice 1: (See below for links)

Frans Hals (1581-1666)
Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre Company'
Oil on canvas, 1637

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.com/asp/database/image.asp?id=13642&hires=1) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Hals-Company.jpg)

EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE A: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-4.jpg)
EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE B: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-3.jpg)
EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE C: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-2.jpg)
EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE D: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-1.jpg)

Choice 2: (See below for links)

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Saint Cecilia
Oil on canvas, 1895

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=782) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/02_Waterhouse-Cecilia.jpg)

Choice 3: (See below for links)

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
“I am Half-sick of Shadows,” said the Lady of Shalott
Oil on canvas, 1915

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=778) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/03_Waterhouse-Shadows.jpg)

EDIT: NEW HI~RES IMAGE: >>LINK 3 (Same Reference as LINK 1 and 2)<<
(http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/large/waterhouse_i_am_half_sick_of_the_shadows.jpg)
Choice 4: (See below for links)

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Hylas and the Nymphs
Oil on canvas, 1896

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=772) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/04_Waterhouse-Nymphs.jpg)

EDIT: NEW HI~RES IMAGE: >>LINK 3 (Same Reference as LINK 1 and 2)<< (http://www.praeraffaeliten.de/bilder/Waterhouse-Hylas-Nymphs.jpg)

Choice 5: (See below for links)

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Circë offering the Cup to Ulysses
Oil on canvas, 1891

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=9651&hires=1) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/05_Waterhouse-Circe.jpg)

Choice 6: (See below for links)

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (1599-1660)
Juan de Pareja
Oil on canvas, 1650

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=12699) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/06_Velazquez-Pareja.jpg)

Choice 7: (See below for links)

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (1599-1660)
The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano
Oil on canvas, 1642-1645

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=12692) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/07_Velazquez-Dwarf.jpg)

Choice 8: (See below for links)

Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896)
Flaming June
Oil on canvas, c.1895

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.com/asp/database/image.asp?id=10887) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/08_Leighton-June.jpg)

NEW!!! Thanks to drawMonger for the link!!!

>>LINK 3 LEIGHTON PREPARATORY SKETCHES FOR FLAMING JUNE<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3658909&postcount=158)

NEW!!! Choice 9: (See below for links)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/Velazquez_Innocent_thumb.jpg

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (1599-1660)
Innocent X
Oil on canvas

>>LINK 1<< (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=9194&hires=1) :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/09_Velazquez-Innocent.jpg)

>>LINK 3 (Same Reference, Different Source)<< (http://arthistory.westvalley.edu/images/V/VELAZQUEZ/INNOCENT.JPG)

~~~

RULES FOR THE THREADS




1. Photographs are the property of www.artrenewal.org (http://www.artrenewal.org).

2. The drawings created from the photo reference provided here MUST be TASTEFUL,SINCERE, RESPECTFUL, and for the purpose of serious study of the human figure. Those who post silly, disrespectful, or tasteless work will have their posts deleted immediately and will no longer be allowed to post on this thread. Rebecca Kimmel reserves the right to determine which drawings are considered to be in poor taste and / or disrespectful to the Reference used here in the OFDWs. There is NO TIME LIMIT for posting on this thread.

3. Typically, new threads containing new photographs will be posted on a bi-weekly basis ~ however, for this Workshop, 4 weeks will be allowed before the next OFDW.

4. There is NO LIMIT to the NUMBER of posts an artist may make. However, we ask that you post only your BEST WORK, even if it is considered unfinished.

5. Artists who post comments and critiques of other artists' work on this thread must be RESPECTFUL, POLITE, and offer CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. Flaming will be NOT be tolerated, and constitutes dismissal from this and other threads.

6. I will be offering the occasional comments / critique ~ however, the main focus of the Open Figure Drawing Workshop threads should be on Group Critique and interaction. :)

7. ANY MEDIUM or STYLE may be used: Traditional or Digital Drawing or Painting, Gestural, Sketch, Finished Render, etc.

8. EDIT: 3D Artists who wish to use the reference for 3D models are free to do so. I just ask that you post your work here as well as in any 3D forum in which you post your work.

9. Please limit the SIZE of your POSTS to 800 pixels WIDTH x Appropriate pixel LENGTH. No huge posts, please!

10. Have fun, enjoy, and create great art! :)


~~~

PLEASE NOTE: WIP (Work In Progress) images are an important part of the OFDWs and are encouraged. Please DO post WIP images as you work on your pieces. :)

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY USE OF PAINTINGS WHICH ARE RELIGIOUS IN NATURE IS IN NO WAY AN ENDORSEMENT OF RELIGION OF ANY KIND.

PLEASE NOTE THAT TRACING IS NOT ALLOWED!
Tracing constitutes cheating on CGTalk, and traced work is not accepted into CGTalk's Galleries. Please freehand draw and paint. Use of a Grid is accepted. :)

EDIT: Please be sure to check out the best work from OFDW 017!

>>SPOTLIGHT: Best of OFDW 017<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3645589#post3645589)

Good luck! :)



~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
06-19-2006, 09:23 AM
Thank you to everyone who made the previous OFDW, ODFW 017 such a great success! :thumbsup:


Check out ALL of the work from the PREVIOUS OFDW 017 ~ click link below or picture to be taken to the thread:



>>>Open Figure Drawing Workshop 017 - All Participants' Final Pieces<<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=371607)


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20017/OFDW-Wrap-Up-Announce.jpg (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=371607)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

paperclip
06-19-2006, 09:44 AM
Wahey!

*me plops down cheerily for this round*

So gonna do one of these...now, which one should I do?

Ego
06-19-2006, 09:51 AM
This is gonna be another winner. I feel it in me ole bones :D Cheers the Becca!

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 03:20 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 04:05 PM
Copied the line art with grid's help, here it is

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18a.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18b.jpg

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 04:24 PM
I have no too much work right now, so I'll try to post so much as I can here is the next stage, I m using 1 layer for paint and other for the line art, critics and coments are welcome, as always :D

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18c.jpg

Ego
06-19-2006, 04:31 PM
Very strong start Enriquez :thumbsup:

Here is my first stage, charcoal sketch on a 30x40 cm oil color paper.
http://www.queensoul.com/images/cgtalk/kimmelclass/velazquezsketch.jpg

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 04:38 PM
Thanks so much queen, great start, I think you should try to draw the head a bit squared, I think is a bit too rounded, that's my only crit.

Can't wait to see your next update:D

Corvax
06-19-2006, 04:41 PM
color block-in

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/covax123/ofdw18_01.jpg

~David René.

Ego
06-19-2006, 04:46 PM
You are very right Enriquez. I just took the strongest lines. Didnt feel like going too detailed since am gonna wipe the charcoal off a lot anyway. I 'll now bear in mind what you observed.


David, wow buddy, that was fast!

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 04:48 PM
What the.. that was too fast, just amazing David, :eek:

zhuzhu
06-19-2006, 04:48 PM
haha, i guess people would start a simple one just like me.


DigitalSol, Queensoul: hello~~~ha ha ~~~ we are doing the same pic.


mine here, did in oc, without texture brushes would be a good challenge for me.


THE WPE (http://www.myfilehut.com/userfiles/127274/793.zip)


http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5011/7930te.jpg


http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/3481/793wip8ra.jpg

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 04:58 PM
lol, its true, I guess everybody is tired from the ofdw17, BTW zhuzhu, your is going great, as always :D

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 05:02 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18d.jpg

Rebeccak
06-19-2006, 05:14 PM
Wow, guys, I can't believe so many great starts already! :bounce:Zhuzhu, give us a chance! :scream:

Keep up the great work everyone!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

PureGhostGR
06-19-2006, 05:33 PM
Such good and fast studies!

DigitalSol - I think using the grid was really good. I can see it is comming together nicely.
Queensoul - I always look up to traditional studies. Nice starting sketch. My only suggestion would be to maybe make the head slightly larger or longer.
Corvax - Looking great! The skin tone is marvelous.
zhuzhu - Gorgeous. :D I love this one already. Maybe the flesh part of the hand needs a tiny bit more volume.. but I am not sure.

What a start.. I have not even decided which one to try myself. Good choices this time again. Some of them are quite challenging as far as I can tell. ;)

zhuzhu
06-19-2006, 05:38 PM
DigitalSol: thanks ,nice start,seems you like that brown color all the time.


Rebeccak: ha ha, though i still keeping busy these days, but i will try to do more OFDW, the next challenge is choice 4.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/04_Waterhouse-Nymphs.jpg

get rid of it~! haha,,, mid-night in Shanghai, time to sleep, see ya.

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 05:38 PM
:wip:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18e.jpg

zhuzhu
06-19-2006, 05:42 PM
DigitalSol: MAN~~~ are you a machine?~~~ nice process.

zhuzhu
06-19-2006, 05:49 PM
Such good and fast studies!

zhuzhu - Gorgeous. :D I love this one already. Maybe the flesh part of the hand needs a tiny bit more volume.. but I am not sure.


you said it, the hand...:twisted:

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 05:50 PM
Hahaha, thanks a lot zhuzhu, means lots coming from you, thanks again :D

Im not a machine :sad:, I wish I be

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 06:11 PM
:wip:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18f.jpg

Junpei
06-19-2006, 06:42 PM
DigitalSol: thanks ,nice start,seems you like that brown color all the time.


Rebeccak: ha ha, though i still keeping busy these days, but i will try to do more OFDW, the next challenge is choice 4.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/04_Waterhouse-Nymphs.jpg

get rid of it~! haha,,, mid-night in Shanghai, time to sleep, see ya.
wow, such an awsome start already, but hey i want to do choice 4, don't make me look bad zhuzhu! O_O hey, choice 1 looks good, you should do choice 1 :deal: :D :D

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 07:18 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18g.jpg

Rist
06-19-2006, 08:10 PM
Fantastic, a workshop I can start from the beginning of. Great starts by you two! I think I will go for an easy one first too, but due to my lack of experience with photoshop. Oh, yeah, I will be using Photoshop CS2 for this to try and grasp the software. Hope this will be fun ^^

I will post every major stage.

Mal-1
06-19-2006, 08:32 PM
zhuzhu another great WPE.....I can't believe everyopne is jumping in on this one I thought people would need a rest after the last.
Some quite tricky masters you have picked for us to do here Rebecca, I think I might begin one tonight...now which is the easiest????:thumbsup:

Ego
06-19-2006, 08:41 PM
I think I might begin one tonight...now which is the easiest????:thumbsup:

Heya Mark! Why the first one of course :D :D

Rist
06-19-2006, 08:54 PM
Very first sketch before tweaks. Doing this I just found out how poor my computer actually is. If I give this up please dont be too harsh, blame the computer :shrug: September I might be able to buy a new one or upgrade RAM/CPU.

If I do give up, I will try to do this in traditional media I think.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8550/00117ex.jpg

krispee
06-19-2006, 09:10 PM
some impressive references this time, Franz Hals 'Company' painting would take some doing but i`ve gone for the far left figure and blown him up somewhat....

so far...

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/halsfigure_wip.jpg

kris

Darkvision
06-19-2006, 09:15 PM
Ohh, can I do one too? I don't know which one to do though.

Rebeccak
06-19-2006, 09:25 PM
Great to see everyones' starts! :bounce:

Darkvision, you are more than welcome to join in, as anyone may! :) Often people end up doing more than one, but just go for it ~ even choosing a single figure from a complex composition is fine. :)

Looking forward to seeing your work!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Corvax
06-19-2006, 09:31 PM
worked a bit more on the face. I'll be back with some comments later :)
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/covax123/ofdw18_02.jpg

Rist
06-19-2006, 10:14 PM
oH Crab Bait! I accidently closed the file without saving. So I guess I can ask this question.

If I do it traditionally, can I use the reference as a bases of what i can make? Like I could use the figure, composition, lighting, but use water colour paints to paint it, which would make a lighter image overall. Or maybe if I used inks it would look commercially bold. Or use pastels which would create blends, but no brush strokes.

Is the topic as freestyle as above or am I restricted to oil/acrylics if I go traditional?

Rebeccak
06-19-2006, 10:16 PM
Fl3wk,

LOL, you can use any media you wish ~ and really any style, though really the goal here is to advance one's technical skills to be applied once you do your own work. :)

So feel free to use the media of your choice. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Cyanid
06-19-2006, 10:51 PM
I'm in (really this time!)

gonna do the dwarve. :love:

DigitalSol
06-19-2006, 10:56 PM
Corvax, yours is looking great.

Cyanid, great to see you in.

An uptade fpr mine.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18h.jpg

mazalo
06-19-2006, 11:00 PM
Wow guys, you started allready, I better catch up ...:)

sturmkim
06-19-2006, 11:02 PM
wow... slow down guys....

Let's hop in.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/sturmkim/drawing/Hyles_nymphs01_part.jpg

nymph test...

lhiondaig
06-19-2006, 11:03 PM
hey =) I also wanted to participate finally in this workshop. shame on me i must say some of this amazing masterpieces I have never seen before, also not knowing the artists who created them :eek: I didnt thought it would be that difficult to try to copy a piece -anyway heres my wip attempt on it

http://www.wip.hagarun.de/mastercopy.jpghttp://www.wip.hagarun.de/mastercopy1.jpg

Zhuzhu you are killing me with every new piece I see
Digitalsol looks really promising
Krispee Im looking forward to further steps of this piece

Mal-1
06-19-2006, 11:49 PM
I can't believe so much great stuff already...:thumbsup: Keep it up guys, enjoying everyones interpretations.
I decided to go with the Dwarf (Can we call him that in this PC world ??) (No Pun intended).
Here is my start, plus close up. Doing a lot interative saves and will post a link to a development video at the finish.

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

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

DigitalSol
06-20-2006, 12:18 AM
Hey Kris, you are a brave man, are you painting all the scene?

Sturmkim: great study, will you do the whole piece?

Hangarun: Amazing start, looks like a strong base for everything to come.

Mal-1: Really like your start, the work on the face looks great so far.

Vacations for me, yeah!!

Here is my progress for today
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18i.jpg

Good luck on your copies

Mal-1
06-20-2006, 12:44 AM
DigitalSol thanks, you are moving pretty fast with yours, nice development so far.

Here is my latest for tonight...00:45am here and time for my bed.

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

FateBringer
06-20-2006, 02:18 AM
Wow, you guys are just way too fast.

I would love to try a Waterhouse, not sure I can make the time ...Grrr...Work Sucks sometimes

Great work so Far everyone!

Mark

Junpei
06-20-2006, 02:35 AM
wow, u guys are all doing really well. started my waterhouse, as you can see i made a really quick and lousy sketch and now just filling in with some rough values. i'll work on it abit more later.
http://www.getasianmusic.com/images/OFDW/OFDW018_2.jpg

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 02:50 AM
Hey, it's great to see so many people in this!

Please do not be shy about participating, and posting your work people! This thread is for improving one's painting / drawing skills of any level, and posting will encourage you to create better work. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Junpei
06-20-2006, 02:58 AM
Hey, it's great to see so many people in this!

Please do not be shy about participating, and posting your work people! This thread is for improving one's painting / drawing skills of any level, and posting will encourage you to create better work. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

LOL, i just got a fortune cookie that said "The best teacher is also a student" hehe. :wise:..

"Rebecca Kimmel
Perpetual Art Student":D

well, you heard it from the fortune cookie, everyone join! :applause:

sturmkim
06-20-2006, 04:32 AM
hi rebecca, i got a question.

i'm studying waterhouse's hylas and the nymphs.

just want to compare two images from your link this (http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=782)and this one (http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/view.cfm?recordid=18)

color is different from one to the other. which one is more accurate to original?
second one from waterhouse webpages...

biggest image what i found is <A href="http://www.gilleslaheurte.com/images/graphics/poetrypixwebsite.jpg" target=_blank>this (http://www.gilleslaheurte.com/images/graphics/poetrypixwebsite.jpg</a>)
but this is more darker, ,,,,,

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 04:37 AM
Heya sturm,

You might fix your links, I can get to them by copying and pasting the urls, but just clicking would be easier :) ~ regarding the color differences, you know, in total honesty I have not seen these pictures in person, so really don't know what to tell you except that the first seems oversaturated, and the second under (the third I think is too brown). Frankly color is pretty easy to adjust, but I would go for something midway between the first and second reproductions you linked ~ you might try just taking the first (because it is larger) and desaturating it just a bit until it more closely resembles the second.

I know this is ambiguous, but unfortunately, it's the best I can do with respect to freely available reproductions.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

zhuzhu
06-20-2006, 04:39 AM
Junpei: LOL~~~:eek: choice 1 shoud be a huge challenge! i have never drew so many peopel in one picture, i will try it after choice 4. your start was great~!


Mal-1: thanks~!:thumbsup:


rework in Photoshop 7, add some textures.


http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8742/793ps9kw.jpg

sturmkim
06-20-2006, 05:43 AM
:wise: Ah,,,, OK... do my best on colour. Thank you rebecca

zhu zhu // my man... :thumbsup:

Jupei // we are on the same boat, nice starting... i'm following.

Mal-1 // lovely colour... sweet dream...

digital soul // oh....speed....and power......

here is my another study..
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/sturmkim/drawing/HylesStudy.jpg

Junpei
06-20-2006, 06:47 AM
Sturm: Welcome aboard then! :)

Did alittle more work started blocking in the values on the Nymphs. hope i'm not posting too many WIPS. I'll start posting more significant updates soon.

http://www.getasianmusic.com/images/OFDW/OFDW018_5_s.jpg

claybub
06-20-2006, 09:13 AM
zhuzhu: fantastic work, as always :thumbsup: (I like to check out your anatomy thread as often as i can. Very inspiring work! )



Heres what i have so far. I'm not happy with the likeness yet but its getting there. Maybe when im not half asleep i can fix it :P


http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8153/1d6ax.jpg

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 09:24 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks to erilaz, we have new higher res images for 2 of the Reference images:

Choice 3:

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
“I am Half-sick of Shadows,” said the Lady of Shalott
Oil on canvas, 1915

>>NEW HI RES IMAGE:<< (http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/large/waterhouse_i_am_half_sick_of_the_shadows.jpg)
http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/large/waterhouse_i_am_half_sick_of_the_shadows.jpg

~~~

Choice 4:

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Hylas and the Nymphs
Oil on canvas, 1896

>>NEW HI RES IMAGE:<< (http://www.praeraffaeliten.de/bilder/Waterhouse-Hylas-Nymphs.jpg)
http://www.praeraffaeliten.de/bilder/Waterhouse-Hylas-Nymphs.jpg

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

YMS
06-20-2006, 10:13 AM
Hi again, everyone.

Joining this OFDW18 frenzy, but more slowly ... :)

I took all evening just to get this far, using a grid for the first time for a reasonably accurate start on #3; a very detailed painting, but my favourite.

(You folk who have practically finished! Amazing... :applause: )

http://spacific.net.nz/yms/waterhouse_sketch.jpg

paperclip
06-20-2006, 10:27 AM
Whoa, whoa, people, slow down! Let the rest of us catch up!

Great stuff so far, particularly digitalsol and zhuzhu (don't you ever sleep?) Junpei's is also turning out really well, looking forward to seeing how that one will turn out.

I'm going to do the 'St. Cecilia' one...{dolly parton mode} ''It's just too purty!''{/dollymode]

eilidh
06-20-2006, 11:06 AM
Ah, so many entries already! :) Good work, people, very nice starts too.

I am considering Hals, and Velázquez's Juan de Pareja.

Rebecca, seeing how we have Velázquez, would it be possible to include -- or if I would go for -- Pope Innocent X? It's a personal favourite of mine, and a fine painting as well, also a good choice for a study.

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by eilidh: Rebecca, seeing how we have Velázquez, would it be possible to include -- or if I would go for -- Pope Innocent X? It's a personal favourite of mine, and a fine painting as well, also a good choice for a study.
Feel free! Thanks to Martin / erilaz for this great ref: :)

http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/v/Velasquez/Velazquez_Innocent_X.jpg

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

SaraD
06-20-2006, 01:42 PM
Zhushu, Digi, Mal, YMS and all! Nice (and fast) progress here :applause:

I´m still in "Tiger-land" and will have to wait with this OFDW. But I´ll keep up with your work, and maybe I´ll be around in a week or so.

Becca - sorry to kepp the old OFDW open on overtime. I was a bit optimistic about time thinking I would be able to finish two "masterpieces" in a month :)

C´ya!

Darkvision
06-20-2006, 01:51 PM
Ugh, everyone else is doing so good.
I'm kind of happy with it so far, not much left to do though other than refining the clothes and such. Maybe I'll do 2 of them then :D
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3651/ofdw18refin2jn.jpg

mazalo
06-20-2006, 02:13 PM
Here is mine to ...started this large composition ...:)...ufhttp://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Frans-Hals-CompanySKICA01-c.jpg

Mu
06-20-2006, 02:31 PM
special applause to mazalo for takin the bait and diving head first into the massive Hals piece...!

:applause:

Anien
06-20-2006, 03:10 PM
Hi @all
Interesting Theme, Im in too. :)
My first Wip: (this folds will kill me!)
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7508/bild32ll.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

eilidh
06-20-2006, 04:13 PM
Feel free! Thanks to Martin / erilaz for this great ref: :)

http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/v/Velasquez/Velazquez_Innocent_X.jpg

Cheers,

~Rebeccak


Wonderful! I'll get started as soon as possible. :)

aggie93
06-20-2006, 04:14 PM
Dang, do any of y'all have jobs? How do you find time to do this much so fast? I barely got my other OFDW done in time.


Zhu - I am suprised that photobucket hasn't axed you yet. Get ready, they are on a spree.

Mu - I see you are supporting the motherland. Gut Deutchland, ja!

Jun - I am really liking your start. I wanted to do that one but there were too many people to draw. I have no time for that. Therefore I think I will paint June. We will see!

Later y'all!

Junpei
06-20-2006, 04:15 PM
Mazalo: Great start!! good luck, can't wait to see how you develop it.

Anien: first wip huh, this should be a nice learning experience then, A good sketch to start with too, you might want to completely desaturate if your going to work in greyscale though :thumbsup:

aggie93: Flaming June is good pick, the dress will be alot of fun to paint, i have all these Nimphs to draw because i like playing around too much :scream:

http://www.getasianmusic.com/images/OFDW/OFDW018_6_s.jpg
Come a little closer to the water my dear...:twisted:

rubber-chicken
06-20-2006, 04:16 PM
wow just looked at the finished paintings from the last challenge, nice stuff! totally inspired me to get going.

thought i would start with this guy and maybe do the rest if i get time

what ya think so far?

http://rubber-chicken.co.uk/rubber-paint.jpg

Anien
06-20-2006, 05:44 PM
Thanks Junpei :)
your sketch looks good also. I 'm not planning to work in the greyscale, the mirror is to complicatet.
Is ist necessary to work with the same colors and strukture? Or could I work in a higher resulution?

eilidh
06-20-2006, 05:45 PM
mazalo, terrific start! This is very nicely handled. Looking forward to seeing how it comes along.

Junpei: Nice job with the tones and composition so far. :)

rubber-chicken: Figure looks good, I like how you suggest the folds with simple, confident brushstrokes at this early stage.

Right.. and I started a pencil sketch (drawing? we'll see) of Pope Innocent X on an A4 sheet. Some 50-60 minutes so far, attention went mostly to the head because I love his expression. He looks so cunning and cross and -- oh I could say so many things about what he looks like! It's really my favourite Velázquez piece.

http://users.tellas.gr/%7Eeilidh/misc/innocentX1.jpg


Perhaps it will be handy to be able to take a look at the reference (http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/v/Velasquez/large/Velazquez_Portrait_of_Innocent_X.jpg) since it's not in the original OFDW 18 options.

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 06:36 PM
YMS,

Great to see you back in this!

Clippy,

Looking forward to seeing your piece!

SaraD,

No problem about continuing to work on OFDW 017! As you know, all the OFDWs are open really indefinitely, so you are free to post til you're finished! :) I am happy to add your final OFDW piece to the SPOTLIGHT thread as you finish, but I didn't think you would want WIP there when you already had a lovely, finished piece in that thread. :)

Darkvision,

Great start here! 'Just refining' as you know can take a lot of time, and I would prefer to see you go for quality over quantity here. :) Since there are 4 weeks to the Workshop, take your time, the first week of the new OFDW is always frenetic, but don't think that this means you have to finish your piece quickly. Looking forward to your updates! :)

mazalo,

Congrats to be the first to tackle the full first selection! Can't wait to see your progress on this, it will be awesome if you can finish! :thumbsup:

Mu,

No soccer for you! Only OFDW!

Anien,

Welcome aboard! Nice to see your sketch, we look forward to more! :)

Junpei,

Good start here, hopefully you have seen the higher res version of the reference, which has been added to the first post of this thread!

rubber-chicken,

Great to hear that you were inspired to join! That is exactly the point of the SPOTLIGHT images, to show off what great stuff is being produced here and to encourage more people to join in! :) Great start so far, I think that you will find as you keep posting WIPs and seeing others' WIPs, you will start to see the things that you need to improve / change / correct. Looking forward to your updates! :)

Anien,

I recommend working in hi res (300 dpi) and appropriate scale in inches.

eilidh,

No problem! I love this piece as well, and you've got a great start here! The name 'Innocent' really belies this guy's expression, I've always loved this work as well! Looking forward to your progress on this. :)

Back in a bit to reply to the previous posts.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mu
06-20-2006, 07:08 PM
Mu,

No soccer for you! Only OFDW!

it's football, honey...:D

ask Carina... she'll deliver a speech on it...:scream:

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 07:12 PM
Enrique,

Amazing work, as we always expect from you! :bounce:

QS,

Nice start on this, I'll be curious to see how far you take the digital before going digital! :)

David / Corvax,

Nice block in so far! You might try enlarging the arm / lower body just a bit. :)

zhuzhu,

:bowdown:

PureGhostGR,

Looking forward to seeing your start here! :)

Fl3wk,

Nice to see your start here! Looking forward to your updates. Traditional media is more than welcome here. :)

krispee,

Great to see you back! :thumbsup:

sturmkim,

Good start here!

hagarun,

It's great to see you! Long time no see! :)

Mal-1,

I think the dwarf picture by Velazquez is one of my favorites! Great choice!

Mark / FateBringer,

There are 4 weeks, you will hopefully have time to join in!

Keep up the great stuff everybody! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Womball
06-20-2006, 07:27 PM
WOW! THERE IS A CLASSICAL PORTRAIT OF A DWARF! That is so cool. How would I go about copying one of these masterpieces? With paints I would layout the image on the canvas with pencil first. Than block out the colors. However I don't think that approach would work. Hmm I dunno if I could just sketch it out and than scan it. Than paint it in zbrush. The dwarf seems simple.

Corvax
06-20-2006, 07:50 PM
*sigh* .. there is a bunch of drawing flaws in my painting right now.. but I'm slowly hammering them into shape.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3/corvax123/ofdw18_03.jpg

CoyoteGuy
06-20-2006, 07:51 PM
Jumping in on this one. Below is a screenie and the inital lines laid out. Feeling a teenie weenie bit daunted but I will press on!

Everyone else, fantastic work so far!

http://pics.livejournal.com/coyotewatches/pic/0002epp9

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by Womball: How would I go about copying one of these masterpieces? With paints I would layout the image on the canvas with pencil first. Than block out the colors. However I don't think that approach would work. Hmm I dunno if I could just sketch it out and than scan it. Than paint it in zbrush. The dwarf seems simple.
Womball, there are any number of different ways to approach this. :) Are you thinking of working in 2 or 3D?

I think if working in 3D you might need additional reference, perhaps from a site like http://www.3d.sk/

If working in 2D, you can either start the piece traditionally and scan or photograph it to paint digitally, or you can just start right away drawing / painting digitally. It is entirely up to you. :)

David,

The face is going quite well ~ the warm tones are lovely! :)

CoyoteGuy,

Great to see you in on this one! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Womball
06-20-2006, 08:32 PM
I was thinking 2d. It could improve my texturing ability I think.

Ego
06-20-2006, 08:42 PM
QS,

Nice start on this, I'll be curious to see how far you take the digital before going digital! :)


Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

This is a trick question right? :scream:

MechaHateChimp
06-20-2006, 09:04 PM
Damn you guys crank work out fast!

I just got the post from Rebecca yesterday about the OFDW18 and some people are close to being finished?... I gotta step up my game!

I planned on putting together a tutorial vid for this one so I probably wont be posting any work in progress since Im shooting on getting this done in one shot. I will do a Velazquez study, however, not one listed on the OFDW. Will post soon!- J

Llynna
06-20-2006, 09:09 PM
wow..... i mean didnt it jsut start yesteerday o.O

anyway, great work everybody, im busy busy drawing so no individual replies atm.

here goes mine, im doing the flaming june and i atempted to do it in colored pencil with an underlaying pencil sketch.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Llynna/18_2.jpg

Iridyse
06-20-2006, 10:25 PM
Yay, this is the perfect image to test out my cool new texture brushes!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/hiiri/velazpareja.jpg

3 am, time to go to bed, more tomorrow:D

I love portraits <3

eilidh
06-20-2006, 10:39 PM
It's next door to impossible to catch up with you people! :p

Corvax -- don't worry about it, I mess up my sketches all the time and then spend half of the time painting and the other half correcting (and thinking why on earth couldn't I be a little more careful when laying out the initial sketch). But it's getting there eventually. ;)

Llynna : Nice sketch. It's got those qualities I like in quick works like this, up to the point where I wish they could stay just like that. :)

hiiri: nice blocking in, and the textures look good, too. Did you make the brushes, or downloaded them from somewhere?

Rebeccak
06-20-2006, 11:05 PM
Due to request (I had considered this image anyway for inclusion) a new choice has been added to the roster of Master Paintings from which to choose:


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/Velazquez_Innocent_thumb.jpg

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (1599-1660)
Innocent X
Oil on canvas

ARC Reference:
http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=9194&hires=1

Alternate Reference:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/09_Velazquez-Innocent.jpg

Alternate Reference 2:
http://arthistory.westvalley.edu/images/V/VELAZQUEZ/INNOCENT.JPG

This new Reference has been added to the first post of this thread. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3644156&postcount=1)

Please Note: I would rather not add any more additional reference, as what keeps these Workshops strong is using the same reference, and seeing different peoples' versions.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

SpiritDreamer
06-20-2006, 11:09 PM
June 20. 2006

OFDW 018

Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896)
Flaming June
Oil on canvas, c.1895

Never been that good at transparent fabric, so this one will be great practice. Really like the colors on this one so I thought I would give it a shot. And considering it is June and flaming hot where I am at, it seemed appropriate.

Take Care
Glenn


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ORANGE_4.jpg

Cyanid
06-20-2006, 11:14 PM
started as thumbnail, to get the rough proportions right...Maybe I better can use a grid, but kinda feels like cheating :)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/1.jpg

Llynna
06-21-2006, 12:06 AM
a last update for tonight. great work everyone :)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Llynna/18_3.jpg

Junpei
06-21-2006, 01:18 AM
i want to start laying down all the darks, so i have nice shadows built up. did some work on the guy, fixed a weird thing on one of the Nymphs and about 10 minutes of greenery and picking my colours. can't wait to start on those lillypads oooh. :bounce:
http://www.getasianmusic.com/images/OFDW/OFDW018_7_s.jpg

Rebeccak
06-21-2006, 01:31 AM
Womball,

Sounds good, would definitely like to see your 2D version here. :)

Queensoul,

Would I ask you a trick question? :D Honestly, I really don't care at what point you go digital. You'll have the masters in Florence when you go for your Workshop to drill the traditional stuff into your head. ;)

Mecha,

A vid sounds fantastic and I can't wait to see it! :bounce:

Llynna,

Lovely start to yours, and it will be great to see this develop. You didn't pick the easiest of mediums so it will be interesting to see how you work the drawing using colored pencils. Perhaps at a later point you can take this into a digital phase as well. :)

hiiri,

Great to see you aboard! :thumbsup:

Glenn,

Of course it's great to see you here ~ the OFDWs wouldn't be the same without you! :)

Cy,

Good to see your start to this. Really go for the subtlety in the tones and rely less on flash to express the form of the figure. Take this as far as you can! :)

Junpei,

I have a feeling this will be a terrific piece, but don't feel pressured to work on it too quickly. Remember that there are 4 weeks, so really take time and care and enjoy every step of the way! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

mazalo
06-21-2006, 03:08 AM
ok...now I am starting to paint some details - from left to right...


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Frans-Hals-CompanySKICA_Dio.jpg

Junpei
06-21-2006, 03:35 AM
Rebecca: heh, i have to rush myself otherwise i feel like i'll never finish, and i might not, i leave too many projects have done it's starting to scare me O_O. if i finish too soon i'd like to do Cecilia as well :)

mazalo: looking good so far, thats going to turn out really great!

FateBringer
06-21-2006, 05:32 AM
ok here's my start. Hope to have time to paint it, probably do it in acrylics.

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/Waterhouse_sketchR.jpg

Mark

xiannc
06-21-2006, 08:33 AM
Hey guys,
I love what you all are doing. And so quickly too. Very impressive. I'm a day late getting started cause the hometown team just won the stanley cup and the party was on the streets till early in the morning. :thumbsup::thumbsup: So today I did the line work and started making big selections to lay down some flat color. This will be it for tonight.

-Christian

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/ofdw18/mastercopy002.jpg

Rebeccak
06-21-2006, 08:57 AM
Thanks to eilidh for the following detail images for Reference Choice 1 by Frans Hals (these have been added to Post #1 of this thread):

EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE A: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-4.jpg)
EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE B: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-3.jpg)
EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE C: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-2.jpg)
EDIT: NEW DETAIL IMAGE D: >>LINK<< (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/01_Frans-Detail-1.jpg)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

CoyoteGuy
06-21-2006, 10:49 AM
Woke up at 3:30 in the morning to my dog going off about something and couldn't got back to sleep. So, instead, I brought the sun up with some color work.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coyotewatches/pic/0002gcr6/s640x480

YMS
06-21-2006, 11:46 AM
Good starts above, Guys!

Tonight's progress, with threat of snow overnight, so while some of you are sweating to paint, I'm working with cold hands... :)

I started off in colour, but found trouble with it:

http://spacific.net.nz/yms/colour_start.jpg


Carried on in grayscale and things are looking better (though her head needed to be rotated in PS ...)

http://spacific.net.nz/yms/woman_grayscale.jpg


Hey, Cyanid:
Maybe I better can use a grid, but kinda feels like cheating
That's what I felt as well, but I tried it out anyway. :shrug:

Junpei
06-21-2006, 01:02 PM
CoyoteGuy: Ahh, nice color work, that’s how I should have done it :D
your nymphs also look peaceful, mine more look brooding and dark, I guess I’m going for the "come a little closer Hylas.. :twisted:" story, and yours is more the sexual connotation? :wise:

the only thing i would say at this point is that the lighting seems to be off from the original. i did alittle paint over the original to show the light sources, correct me if i'm wrong. there is alot of scattering, expessially with the water, so it might be alittle misleading parts of it. i circled some clear areas were you can see.
http://www.getasianmusic.com/images/OFDW/waterhouselighting.jpg

DigitalSol
06-21-2006, 02:29 PM
Great work everyone, you are moving pretty fast, well, I slow down a bit, for some issues, here is my update, keep up the great job everyone.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18j.jpg

Corvax
06-21-2006, 02:38 PM
update.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/covax123/ofdw18_04.jpg

~David.

ThreedyModeler
06-21-2006, 02:42 PM
Amazing work everyone! I can't believe how fast you all are! I'm really bummed about not being able to finish the last one, but work deadlines had me slammed to the wall. (Although, hearing how many people were griping about painting tiger fur, maybe I saved myself a headache! LOL!) Things are settling down now at work, the demo's done... so I should be able to try my hand at some Velazquez!

Corvax
06-21-2006, 05:04 PM
update. (I apologize for the flipped image) :wip:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/covax123/ofdw18_05.jpg

--David.

rubber-chicken
06-21-2006, 05:05 PM
todays update :)

http://rubber-chicken.co.uk/rubber-paint2.jpg

Mu
06-21-2006, 06:35 PM
enrique, how on earth.... did you take your laptop/notebook with you?

someone mentioned using a grid as cheating: I strongly object to that view. It's a basic and classical traditional method for getting proportions right, as far as I know.

nothing wrong with that... differing views anyone?

:)

MechaHateChimp
06-21-2006, 07:18 PM
Due to request (I had considered this image anyway for inclusion) a new choice has been added to the roster of Master Paintings from which to choose:






http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/Velazquez_Innocent_thumb.jpg



Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (1599-1660)

Innocent X
Oil on canvas


Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak






This is the image I planned on using... proof that great minds think alike! :thumbsup:

MechaHateChimp
06-21-2006, 07:25 PM
enrique, how on earth.... did you take your laptop/notebook with you?

someone mentioned using a grid as cheating: I strongly object to that view. It's a basic and classical traditional method for getting proportions right, as far as I know.

nothing wrong with that... differing views anyone?

:)

For simpler images, I usually dont grid things out as I tend to work quicker without it. But Ive used gridding in the past and I dont see it as cheating at all. It helps tremendously when working with complicated images, especially ones with multiple subjects. Its a great tool to help you gauge placement but in the end, youre still drawing/painting the foundation for your study. I'm for it :)

Rebeccak
06-21-2006, 07:36 PM
mazalo,

Starting to come together! I hope you have seen the added detail Reference pictures for this piece added to the first post!

Junpei,

LOL, I understand! Take this at your own pace. :)

FateBringer,

Nice start here! My main recommendation would be to work on the face, and to really refine the drawing before you begin painitng. You might even treat this as the initial drawing where you get all the kinks worked out, and then do a trace of that drawing, and then transfer it to a canvas. It's much better to have things worked out the best at the drawing phase, especially when working traditionally. :) Looking forward to your updates!

Christian,

Great start here! Looking forward to seeing this develop. :thumbsup:

CoyoteGuy,

Nice color blocking so far!

YMS,

For complex pieces such as this, it's no surprise that starting straight in on color would be difficult. The masters from whom people are copying did not just start covering their canvases with color, but likely spent long hours refining and perfecting preparatory drawings to be transferred to a canvas. Old Masters like DaVinci created elaborate monochrome underpaintings before adding successive transparent layers of color. Essentially what you are doing with a grayscale version is the equivalent of the underpainting, really combining doing a drawing and the equivalent of an underpainting in one step. Keep up the good work! :)

Enrique,

Looking incredible! :)

David,

That's looking great! I still think there are some proportional problems with the arm, but that can come later. Looking forward to seeing a beautiful finished piece from you! :)

rubber-chicken,

Nice update! Hopefully you have seen the detail shots as well for your selected image that have been added to the first post of this thread. :)

Mu,

Lol, in each of these OFDWs, the issue of different approaches and what constitutes 'cheating' comes up. Frankly I don't see the problem with using a grid, though I personally haven't used one.

I wouldn't myself do the following: color sample from the original image, or trace the original image. Traced imagery is never allowed into CGTalk's Gallery, but gridded work is fine. Grids and other mechanical aides have been used by artists over the centuries and are fair game, imo. :)

Mecha,

Lol, great to hear it!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

krispee
06-21-2006, 09:01 PM
ok, update on my piece.....starting to put in some details, facial and the top of the tunic....

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/halsfigure_wip1.jpg

and closeup of the face...

http://www.fluidimage.co.uk/images/halsfigure_wip2.jpg

mazalo: you`re a braver man than i lol, no way i was going to do all of them.....

great work everyone....

kris

Rist
06-21-2006, 10:02 PM
Sorry about my delay, now that my course at college is behind me I will start the draft of one of the mastercopies. Photographing my WIP's and final is ok right? I just like to work on a big sheet, but reduce size from the sheet if needed. This way i might be able to add guidelines, perspective lines, and anything else.

Also, because these paintings are done from Oil, if I were to do mine in watercolour or inks, would I be able to use the paper as the highlights? I have these rediculous questions ever time I enter something like this :rolleyes:

mazalo
06-21-2006, 10:26 PM
here is my progress...

rebeccak: Yes I saw the detail reference, it will be helpful but the colores are not the same so I wont be needing them at this stage...


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Frans-Hals-CompanySKICA_2Di.jpg

Matellis
06-21-2006, 11:18 PM
Looking great everyone! damn lots of people in this one!

Mazalo! looking great , good to see someone take on that peice , and its coming along great.

CHEERS!

Mal-1
06-22-2006, 12:44 AM
Update:


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

The more I work on this the more I see I am way off from the original...don't know what to do with this, whether to keep going with it or scrap it and try and get a better Likeness, maybe do just a head study...mmmm, I'm in a bit of a quandry??

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/OFDW18_019Custom.jpg

zhay13
06-22-2006, 06:24 AM
Hi rebecca , hello to all of you fellows artists, here I`am again, let`s start with the master Velazquez, 4 hs till now for this process, c-you soon , good luck everyone :scream:


Again with the stp by step , this time i goin with the greyscale method let`s see wath happen..

step 1:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso1-1.jpg

step 2:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso2-1.jpg

step 3:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso3-1.jpg


step 4:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso4-1.jpg


test color step 4:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso4colortest.jpg

Rebeccak
06-22-2006, 06:28 AM
Good to see everyone's updates!

zhay13,

Great to see you back! :) Nice start here, but I have one request ~ do you mind limiting the size of posts to 800 pixels wide maximum? That way no one has to scroll to see your image. :)

Keep up the good work everyone!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

zhay13
06-22-2006, 06:33 AM
Hi rebecca sorry for the size, the next ones going to have the right size, now i keep drawing in a hour i post the progres see you soon

zhay13
06-22-2006, 06:34 AM
ah, i forget to say thank`s fot my first indirect front page :), thank`s becca

Rebeccak
06-22-2006, 06:45 AM
zhay13,

No problem, well deserved! :applause:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

claybub
06-22-2006, 07:12 AM
well heres my update. how does it look so far? anything i can improve on?

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3651/1d25qf.jpg

Womball
06-22-2006, 07:13 AM
Wow! You guys work fast! I'm still roughing out the layout. :-( Been busy with other things as well, so progress will probably be slow. I'm roughing out the dwarf in GIMP. It does seem touch sensitive. I'm going to focus on proportions, placement and negative space. Hopefully I will have something posted by tomorrow.

xiannc
06-22-2006, 08:17 AM
That looks really good claybub. Im not looking at the origional right now, so I can't really spot anything specific you should work on. Its a great start.

Here's my wip for the night. The way he makes those folds is amazing. There sure are alot of them.:)

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/ofdw18/mastercopy0051.jpg

zhay13
06-22-2006, 08:29 AM
hi, another update this time detailing the face

step 5 :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso5-1.jpg

aggie93
06-22-2006, 01:44 PM
Here is my first post on Junie: watercolor on 19x24 heavy stock

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/333/060621june5zp.jpg

Mal-1
06-22-2006, 06:58 PM
Mazalo I applaud you taking on this piece,I don't know how you are handling such a huge composition.
I have to admit at being beaten by the full composition of the dwarf painting,and so gave it up, as I started with too small a canvas and so I decided to do a bigger study of it instead.
I have tried to keep it loose and give it an alla prima feel too it, I think I'll skip onto the other Velasques painting and do somethig with that instead.

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

Corvax
06-22-2006, 09:11 PM
first detail pass. :wip:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3/corvax123/ofdw18_06.jpg

--David.

mazalo
06-22-2006, 11:33 PM
peace by peace...another little progres...:)

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Frans-Hals-CompanySKICA_3Di.jpg

claybub
06-23-2006, 01:24 AM
cheers to all! everyone is doing a fantastic job!:)

there is something horribley wrong with my other painting so im going to set it aside for now and start it again later with a fresh eye. I'm working on the other Velazquez. heres what i have so far.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6164/dwarf2copy3bd.jpg

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 01:32 AM
Claybub, I have got to say you are doing a better job than I did with the Velasques Dwarf, it had me beat...ended up just doing a face study. Welldone so far, you look like you have got the face pretty much spot on.:thumbsup:

abeld3dg
06-23-2006, 04:47 AM
hi, i wanna try this one,but i l feel a little tought, the big one and that one differ in colors .i like the color of that small one ,but the bing one got lots of details! it is puzzles me.

sturmkim
06-23-2006, 05:24 AM
great progress guys... i'm still studing phase,,, copy paper and ballpoint pen..
http://www.davincicollege.ca/ver2W/images/ofdw18_nymph3.jpg

sturmkim
06-23-2006, 05:42 AM
hi abeld3dg.
this is my color ref. kinda trust painter's name website...
http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/large/waterhouse_hylas_and_the_nymphs.jpg

claybub// nothing to say from me..... enjoying your piece..:scream:
xiannc // :love: love love love love...
zhay13// :thumbsup:
aggie93 // real watercolor,,,,:eek: !!!
Mal-1 // turn out very natural feeling.. i like it..:thumbsup:
Corvax // nice texture on bg and fabric,,:scream:
mazalo// you are the MAN:buttrock:
sturmkim // oh.. it's me,,,,


Good luck guys and sweet dream

Womball
06-23-2006, 07:19 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v499/mayaman2/thedwarfcopystep1.jpg

I just started this up, I have never really done anything like this with a wacom tablet. So it may take me some time. I trying to establish proportions, negative space and placement on the canvas with the blue lines. The red lines are starting to establish details. When everything is sketched out I will start roughing out a black and white tonal study. This should allow me to easily low opacity color later on, in theory that is.

Junpei
06-23-2006, 07:21 AM
xiannc: i lke the feel to it already!

mazalo: amazing :eek:

abeld3dg: i really like your colors! it looks like it's going to turn out really great, what resolution are you working at?

i think i'll start working on mine again tonight :)

YMS
06-23-2006, 09:09 AM
Hi Guys.. :)


A bit more progress (including working on the mirrored scene separately on a larger scale to get the details in).
Hopefully, by the end of making this copy, her expression will be a lot softer and less fed-up-looking!


http://spacific.net.nz/yms/2Woman_GRAYSCALE.jpg

lhiondaig
06-23-2006, 11:37 AM
good god, guys and girls slow down a bit :eek: You are all so fast :bounce:

just wanted to throw some comments in- since I didnt find the time to work on mine the last days

@Rebecca thanks for the welcome =) def. want to stay and concentrate on anatomy and stuff this time

@Llynna You improved sooo much since Illu.sion.de days, its a pleasure to look at :thumbsup: I want to see your june finished

@Spiritdreamer yay another one with the flaming june -looking forward to its progress

@mazalo wow- wanna give me some of your patience? ;) looks already great!

@xiannc I love your folds on the fabric, Im still fighting with them narf ;)

@mal-1 even if you skipped that piece I think you did a nice job on it

@junpei I like yours alot, you have also an interesting workflow for it-hope to see some updates soon =)


There are so much nice pieces in that thread I would need more time =/ Just keep on posting a pleasure to look at

Corvax
06-23-2006, 12:39 PM
Second detail pass plus some minor texture, and I think I'm about done, but tell me what you think guys :D

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/covax123/ofdw18_08.jpg

~ David

aggie93
06-23-2006, 02:51 PM
Here is my update from last night while watching three kids:


http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/130/060622june7db.jpg
sturmkim - yes real watercolor PENCIL. I have a hard time with just watercolor and I love color pencils now. So this one I just add water... the pencils are different. I only work in traditional mediums because I haven't purchased a wacom yet. I think I will in the next few weeks though. Then maybe I can put some digitals out there. Until then, y'all have been nice enough to let me practice with the best. Thanks!

Iridyse
06-23-2006, 03:12 PM
eilidh: Thank you :) I've just been experimenting with adding patterns to some of my existing brushes really. So some are my own and some are by others, but heavily modified.

Here's my update, 2 days old :P I didn't want to continue working on it till I posted it because I think I'd go crazy and finish it off in a day. That wouldn't be any fun then.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/hiiri/velazpareja2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/hiiri/velazpareja2head.jpg

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 03:14 PM
Ok here is a quick sketch of the next head study...Now going to work on top of this.

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

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 04:30 PM
Workin on top of the sketch using some transparent layers...here is were I am at the moment.


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

mazalo
06-23-2006, 08:18 PM
Here I worked on some background...

...at the begining I thouth that this will be a big challenge for me , and it is...but I am satisfied with my progress so far...I am enyojing every brush I make....:)
..I started very simple:
...first I made a quick skech with pencil in painter, then put the blue color in the background...and some orange...
...on another layer I started to block siluetes of the "company" and background to quickly get the feeling for the hole painting...I always work using underpainting technic ...
...then I flatten all the layers, and started to work on details ,from left to the right....http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Frans-Hals-CompanySKICA_4Di.jpg

claybub
06-23-2006, 09:48 PM
heres an update :)

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/7163/dwarf3copy9hg.jpg

Rebeccak
06-23-2006, 09:54 PM
Wow, there is some just tremendous work going on here! :applause: I'll comment on everyone's pieces later, but for the time being, I just want to congratulate everyone on a great job so far ~ please keep pushing your pieces further! Keep up the great work! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-23-2006, 10:01 PM
I think I've had enough with Mr Velasques...I can't seem to get the likeness right on any of paintings, I think I may need to take a break, and get revitalized. Anyway I'm calling it a day with Velasque....these mastercopies have driven me nuts!!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Mal-1/VelazquezX_007Custom.jpg

Rebeccak
06-23-2006, 10:06 PM
Mark,

Lol, it's often necessary to take a break and come back to these, or any work, as you know. :) Don't worry, there is plenty of time left in this Workshop (3 whole weeks) and so there is time enough to leave the piece for a week and come back to it.

I think most art dictates it's own pace, more so than we do. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

SpiritDreamer
06-23-2006, 10:06 PM
June 23, 2003

OFDW 018


Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896)
Flaming June
Oil on canvas, c.1895

Hi Rebecca and Everyone
Just taking my time and savoring every moment of the journey on this one. Hope to learn alot about transparent cloth from this painting.

Fantastic Job By Everyone So Far!
Really a pleasure seeing all of the different painting styles.


Take Care
Glenn


http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/ORANGE_5.jpg

aggie93
06-23-2006, 10:43 PM
Spirit - I was wondering, howcome your paintings are so blurry at first. Is that just roughing it in? It looks great so far. I am working on the same one. I decided to use watercolor on it since the cloth is transparent. Kinda like water!

womanonfire
06-23-2006, 10:52 PM
http://auriea.org/index.pl/download/2006-06-23_21h48_OFDW18-Waterhouse-Circe

DigitalSol
06-24-2006, 05:59 AM
Hello everyone, after some days of vacations Im back, this thread is full with wonderfull pics, congrats to everyone, here is some work for mine
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18k.jpg
C&C are always welcome

xiannc
06-24-2006, 06:21 AM
Thanks for your very gracious comments guys.
Mazolo: Im very impressed with your peice. I would have trouble with what to do next,
Mal-1: I don't know why you are frustrated it seems to be coming along quite well for just a couple days work.
Anyone doing the Waterhouse: I love that peice but I couldn't do it because it gives me the shivers. Those nymphs are like sirens, they could do anything they want. It's an amazing peice.

Ive still got alot of work ahead of me.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/xiannc/ofdw18/mastercopy0061.jpg

DigitalSol
06-24-2006, 06:36 AM
xiannc, you are doing a great work on the paint, most in the cloths drappled, great work. :thumbsup:

YMS
06-24-2006, 11:50 AM
Hi again, All

Lots of impressive work being done in this workshop! :)

An update to my efforts: (still in a very roughed out stage...)


http://spacific.net.nz/yms/Woman4_GRAYSCALE.jpg

DigitalSol
06-24-2006, 04:47 PM
@YMS.
Your copy is looking pretty good, it already haves some good level of detail, do you have plans for colorize it?

My update for mine :wip:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18l.jpg

YMS
06-24-2006, 07:04 PM
Hey, Enrique

Yes, when it is more finished, I plan on colouring it. I'm using PS so might try what you do with the colour layers in your tutorial or else just paint the colours on, or maybe a combination. I haven't tried colouring the greyscale before so will have to see what will work.

Your update is getting there...very good work as usual :)

eilidh
06-24-2006, 07:18 PM
I knew that if I stayed away for even a couple of days I'd have real trouble keeping up with people's posts. Still, I can't help leaving a few comments!

mazalo: This is coming along brilliantly, and it's pretty amazing for such a crowded piece. How large is your canvas, by the way?

Llynna: The coloured pencil suits this work wonderfully, and you've got done a very nice job with the folds. Hope to see an update soon.

sturmkim: I really liked your ball-point pen studies.

Corvax: good job there, I think it's coming along quite smoothly.

hiiri: ah, I see. Very nice work so far, too. The textures give it a real canvas-like look.

------------

Not been very well this week, so I've been working at the rate of a slug: barely a few minutes each day. I feel as though I'm blind -- cannot see the forms to save my life!

Today was somewhat better, and I made a little progress:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j108/eilidheln/innocentX2.jpg

DigitalSol
06-24-2006, 07:48 PM
YMS.
:D thanks so much, can't wait to see your next update.:bounce:

Eilidh.

Wow, is just fantastic to see someone working in traditionals soo good, amazing job there:applause:

Update for mine.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18m.jpg

Critics and comments are always welcome

womanonfire
06-24-2006, 08:21 PM
i don't pretend to know what the real colors of this painting are... actually, i did see it in person once and as i recall it it was much more vibrant than in the reference got from artrenewal. so i opened my catalog from the show and made a scan. probably somewhere in between is the true color. but anyway i am painting from this and you can too if you like: download it here (http://auriea.org/images/OFDW/waterhouse_circe_wofscan.jpg)

i worked on her for about 5 hours today:
http://auriea.org/index.pl/download/2006-06-24_19h11_OFDW18-Waterhouse-Circe

here's a detail:
http://auriea.org/index.pl/download/2006-06-24_19h14_OFDW18-Waterhouse-Circe-detail

i am seeking advice on how to make this painting better. if you can give me some tips/critique it is much appreciated. My biggest problem with painting in photoshop is making things really detailed. whats the secret there?

claybub
06-24-2006, 10:37 PM
Womanonfire: I'd say you're doing very well! my only crit so far is that the face looks a bit "harsh" but thats probably just me. Also the reflected light under her chin is much more soft in the painting I think. You're doing an awesome job, keep up the good work!!

Digitalsol: saweet! your proportions look perfect to me! i couldnt get them myself but you sir, are doing an excellent job :)

eilidh: Dude! thats awesome!

YMS: :eek: thats a really tough composition! Looks like you have a good start!

xiannc: Wowza!:scream:

Mal-1: Those face studies look awesome to me! Your painting style is really cool. I wish i could do that :)

Mazalo: No words! :scream:

Heres what i have so far! I Think there might be some more details to add but i cant tell lol.
http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/1656/dwarf4copy8bq.jpg

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 01:33 AM
I couldn't let sleeping dogs lie...and so gave it another go, a little happier with this one, but not totally...but then again who is with their work???



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

Thanks Claybub, you are doing a magnificent job with that little guy....I would have torn my hair out by this stage.:)

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 03:10 AM
Tried to ressurrect the previous study,but don't think I managed it, anyway here id the result..

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

drawMonger
06-25-2006, 06:59 AM
Hi All, I would have loved to participate in this one but a new baby is keeping me joyfully distracted from the computer :)

I've got an OLD book of drawings from Leighton published just after he died...in it are some studies in preparation for his Flaming June painting (see below, the link is to a 2MB zip with the full size scans). ENJOY!!

http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/flamingjune1small.jpg

http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/flamingjune2small.jpg

flamingjune.zip (2MB) (http://digitalcraft.com.au/misc/flamingjune.zip)

Ego
06-25-2006, 07:19 AM
Hi everyone, I've had some major work issues come up that I had to fix before my travel. I almost had to hypnotize myself not to look at this thread. There has not been any update at all from me but I can see lots of wonderful things happening here.

Drawmonger, congratulations on the baybee! And a heartfelt thank you for the flaming june studies.

Anien
06-25-2006, 10:36 AM
hi womanonfire,
thanks for the reference, now I see a second pig behind the chair. :) I think I can go on tommorrow.
My biggest problem with painting in photoshop is making things really detailed. whats the secret there?

You have to study the brushes and you have to put the resolution of the pic higher. Here are some Tuts painting in Photoshop, but your painting is very good, Im working still on the face, its very hard, only to find realistic colours. I choose this picture because of all the little details, and now I know, Waterhouse was a really master.

mazalo
06-25-2006, 01:42 PM
Eilidh: my canvas size is 8322 x 4000 pixels , 300 dpi...

FateBringer
06-25-2006, 04:12 PM
I see pigs LOL, so is that 1 or 2 in the mirror side by side?
nice ref. womanonfire your doing a great job so far as is everyone else.
mine is not so good...back to the drawing board.

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/Waterhouse_sketch4R.jpg

Face study using grid

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/Waterhouse_FaceR.jpg

PS my nipple is a couple of toes off

Mark

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 05:56 PM
Feel a lot better about this study, than the others.

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

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 08:04 PM
Yep me again....showed this on another forum and was given a little info to show that a few things were off.

I also asked Zhuzhu what brush he used in his recent sketch, he was kind enough to tell me and so armed with that I set about another head study, here is the result.

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

mazalo
06-25-2006, 08:24 PM
uf...:) little more progres...http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Frans-Hals-CompanySKICA_5Di.jpg

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 08:36 PM
Mazalo you deserve a reward for perseverance...this is amazing!!

Rebeccak
06-25-2006, 09:26 PM
Okay, some belated replies to all of the amazing work you guys are doing...this thread is moving too fast to keep up! :bounce:Starting from the most recent post so I don't accidentally comment on older WIP versions...

mazalo,

Simply amazing that you are tackling this complex piece, and even more amazing how much progress you have made here in such a short amount of time. Keep up the fantastic work!

Mark / Mal-1,

Nice work here! I agree that this is the best so far of all the pieces you've done so far for this OFDW. :) I think that if you added a layer of texture or grime and set it to a low opacity and to a blending mode, it would add a lot of interest to the piece. Since these paintings are so old and because we are experiencing them only through reproductions, a bit of guesswork must be made as to the actual color / value relationships, but I would suggest making your piece darker and richer, and more textured in terms of the grain of the canvas. Looking forward to your progress!

FateBringer,

The new study of the head is much better, but I still think her right eye seems a bit too far to the viewer's left. Her face feels a bit wide, you might want to narrow that a bit in your final drawing. I assume your drawing is on paper, are you going to transfer that to canvas? :)

drawMonger,

CONGRATULATIONS! I didn't realize you guys were expecting, so that's great to hear! Congrats on the new baby!!! :thumbsup:

Thanks so much for these awesome preparatory drawing refs, they're gorgeous. Well, we hope we don't completely lose you the wonders of new fatherdom, but of course it's completely understandable if we do! :)

claybub,

Awesome progress on this, I suppose the next step is just bringing the background up to the level of the foreground figure and really adding those refining finishing touches. Really play up the deepness / darkness of the base of the picture, which adds so much drama to the face.

(continued in next post)

Rebeccak
06-25-2006, 09:36 PM
(continued from above):

womanonfire,

I think you have a fantastic start! I think someone had mentioned with reference to your question about painting details that you should work at a large resolution (printing res, 300 dpi and at a suitable size in inches) which you may already be doing. Apart from that it's actually a good idea when blocking in the initial areas of color and value to zoom your image to a relatively small percentage and to just mass the major areas in from that 'distance'. This helps enormously to simplify and to not get caught up in detail areas too quickly. My main recommendation is not to paint the toenails in before really establishing these major areas first. :)

Enrique,

Just gorgeous work, this piece has a lot of feeling behind it and it's great to see ~ looking forward to those updates! :)

eilidh,

Hope you feel better! Nice progress on this, I like the careful deliberation here. I don't know if you've seen botched's WIP of his OFDW 017 piece, but it's really good and linked here:

http://www.botched.com/index.php/blog/discourse/ofdw17_step_by_step/

Definitely check it out, as as you know, he worked beautifully in pencil as well. :)

YMS,

Keep going, you're making good progress! :thumbsup:

xiannc,

Great update here, looks like you are well on your way :) ~ one thing I might recommend is going a bit darker in the overall tone for the dress, so that you can more easily pull lights out for the highlights ~ with the midtones so light in the value range, you might have trouble seeing the highlights since that pale warm orange is so resonant. Just a suggestion ~ keep up the good work! :)

Glenn,

That's looking gorgeous, and I can't wait to see your final version of this! :)

hiiri,

That's looking fantastic! Keep up the great work, it's great to have you aboard here. :)

(continued in next post)

Rebeccak
06-25-2006, 09:50 PM
(continued from above):

Aggie,

Nice start here. I've never used watercolor pencils before, but I imagine that they give you a greater degree of control. I really look forward to when you will be getting a wacom...I have a feeling that you will be able to push your work much, much further when working digitally. :thumbsup:

David / Corvax,

I think that the figure has turned out beautifully, but I would love to see more done to the background. The face and sleeve are most convincing, with the sleeve being I think the most beautiful area of the painting ~ it would be great to see the rest of the coat receive the same treatment. Nice work here, although I definitely think that you could put in a few more hours and really turn out a beautiful portfolio piece. :)

Womball,

One thing I really recommend is to fill the white canvas with a mid tone, so that you don't have to work hard to establish it when painting. Also choose maybe one hue, say a rich brown, and choose a really light tint of brown, a midtone brown, and a dark brown and create small swatches which you can color select from by alt + clicking the swatches while you are in brush mode. I'll provide an example a little later on. :)

sturmkim,

Are you planning to work digitally? Nice drawings so far, I assume that you will be painting digitally though. :)

abeld3dg,

Gorgeous start here, I really look forward to your progress! :thumbsup:

zhay13,

Nice work here, especially on the face. Keep up the good work!

claybub,

Were you going to continue working on your original Velazquez piece? Looks to me as though it were going quite well! :thumbsup:

I think that's everyone! If I missed anyone, it wasn't intentional. :) Keep up the great work everyone! I am probably not going to be doing a painting for this OFDW due to other projects, but of course I will be following along and watching your guys' amazing progress! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
06-25-2006, 10:52 PM
Womball,

Hope this little demo helps you and others get started on your painting ~ the key is to break down the process as simply as possible from the beginning:

The first is to select a range of range of tints and hues of one value, such as brown, to simplify the coloring process. I used the HSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness) Slider to select five tints/shades of brown, ranging in value from light to dark, to create swatches from which I will select repeatedly in the creation of a painting. From the Color Palette, select HSB Sliders.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/HSB-Slider.gif

Once I have selected and created swatches, which I place on a single layer (you can just paint these swatches quickly, you don't have to create perfect selection) and call that layer swatches on top of all other layers, and lock it so I don't accidentally paint on that layer.

The key thing is to fill the entire canvas with a mid tone so that you have an automatic basis / ground from which to build up in your lights and down in your darks.

Continually alt + sample your swatches while in brush mode. Then, work from dark to light to build the tones of your painting.

Use the shortcuts [ and ] to respectively decrease and increase your brushsize.
Use the shortcuts Shift + [ and Shift + ] to respectively soften and harden your brush.

Play with opacity and flow.


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/Womball_demo.gif

Hope this helps! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Mal-1
06-25-2006, 11:02 PM
Some texture as instructed:thumbsup: ...first time in doing this so don't know if this is what you meant or not Rebecca??


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

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 01:15 AM
Thought the face was a little too dark so brought it back while still trying to keep some texture with Photoshop.

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

DigitalSol
06-26-2006, 02:40 AM
Hey Womanonfire, your painting is looking really good, the color palette looks to good, keep the good work on.
I think that the key for paint details is to use a big canvas, in a big canvas you can manage the small things as a big ones.

Claybub, thanks so much for your comments, yours is looking awesome, excellent color manage, i really like that dwarf.

Mal-1, (the pope) that brush is really interesting, but better is to see that you can control it, Juan de Pareja is my fav. study, amazing job.

Drawmonger, Congratulations for the new baby, and thanks for the pics.

FateBringer, the image is looking cool, my only advise would be, not to draw all the lines, only the needed, but thats all, keep on the good job.

Mazalo, you are the man, gorgeous paint, graet to see your progress.

Rebecca, thanks for your kind words, Im really making a great efford, thanks again.

A bit of work in mine, and added some details.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/ofdw18/ofdw18n.jpg

abeld3dg
06-26-2006, 04:20 AM
hi,guys,there is my latest work,i finished it 2 days.i use chunky oil pastel detail airbrush and dry lumpy impasto, given grain about 50% Reduce opacity about 50%,i like traditional painting like oil-painting so i wanna my work close to traditional painting.

abeld3dg
06-26-2006, 07:34 AM
and more details!

Warhead82
06-26-2006, 11:02 AM
Wow, this looks fun, im gonna get started tommorow!

YMS
06-26-2006, 11:37 AM
Hi again, everyone

All of these workshop pieces are going to look amazing at the end of these four weeks.

thats a really tough composition! Looks like you have a good start!
claybub - tough for me, all right; so much detail :)

Here's my latest attempt- doesn't look like much has been added, but it has. The worst-looking parts are only temporary - I'm sure to paint them over...and over...again until I get them looking better. :)


http://spacific.net.nz/yms/Woman5_GRAYSCALE.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-26-2006, 11:42 AM
THANK YOU...Rebecca....still working on it, and still enjoying it....:)



:) DrawMonger....HEY....been a while......CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW ADDITION...:bounce:

THANKS for those prepratory skeches on the FLAMEING JUNE painting...will help alot for sure.:thumbsup:

Miss seeing your work here, but can understand the reasons for it's absense....So when do we
get to see a painting of your baby....hint hint...:)

TAKE CARE AS ALWAYS ...:thumbsup:
Glenn

aggie93
06-26-2006, 01:31 PM
I cannot post today. The picture I took last night is well over 13 MB and will not upload to image shack. I do not know how it was saved so large. I will have to try tomorrow. Everyone is doing such a great job and it is so diversed.

FateBringer
06-26-2006, 04:15 PM
Rebeccak
Thanks, I'll see what I can do with that eye and narrow the face a bit but It may just be that my values are off. I was planning on transfering it to ART Board 9x12 thinking the smaller the less time but now I'm thinking it will be hard to get al the details in at that size.
so I have canvas 16x20 and 18x24 not sure which I'll go with.

DigitalSol
thanks for the compliment and advise, much appreciated. Yours is looking great! Really like the texture of the skin...taking notes

YMS
Awsome work:thumbsup: keep it up

Everyone:
so much talent here, your all amazing

guess I had better get a move on
Mark

livtf
06-26-2006, 05:55 PM
My finished copy of the Velazquez.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i45/livtf/Velazquez_JuanDeParejaF.jpg

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 05:59 PM
Added a texture to this one..


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

claybub
06-26-2006, 06:43 PM
Well I think I'm finished this guy! when i get home I'll check to see if the contrast sucks, I'm not sure how it looks on other screens.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/873/finished0kt.jpg

Rebeccak: yeah I'll finish the first portrait :thumbsup:

everyones doing an excellent job!

Mal-1
06-26-2006, 10:06 PM
Well as most of you know this has been driving me nuts for some time, just couldn't click with these studies, then after Zhuzhu showed me a cool brush in Painter and Rebecca talked about Textures, things started to fall into place.....

This took about 3hrs, and I feel it is one of my stronger pieces to date, there are a couple of development pics in my anatomy thread.
Again thanks to everyone who has helped me with this.:thumbsup:

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

xiannc
06-27-2006, 08:14 AM
Wow!!! Great Mal-1. Very excellent. I love it.

Cyanid
06-27-2006, 08:18 AM
wow this thread is going so fast and there are so many great 'reproductions' in here...
I feel a bit ashamed to post :hmm:

well...at least I worked a bit on it. small update though
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/close-up1.jpg

mal-1 : that last one is very good!
claybub: awesome!

Warhead82
06-27-2006, 09:45 AM
Hi everyone, my names Justin Beckett, im 19 years old. Trying to self teach myself. Never post on these forums much, unless i have a piece i really think is worth posting, as there is so much great talent here. This thread caught my attention, i love old master works. There absolutely breathtaking. Lovely work by everyone.

Here is my attempt, im still working on it, but this is as far as i have got so far.

C & C welcome.

http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/5917/velazquezparejamasterc2vq.jpg

SpiritDreamer
06-27-2006, 11:35 AM
Hi....Warhead82 // Justin....:thumbsup:

REALLY LIKE that emotion you captured in his face....THE EYES SPEAK........BEAUTIFUL JOB..:applause:
Be sure to save a version of this stage of your painting....something very special in that face
at this stage of your painting, you don't want to lose it...:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

sturmkim
06-27-2006, 05:50 PM
:eek: good work everybody!.

i'll comment later at home:)
here is my study...study...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/sturmkim/drawing/nymphstudy_4.jpg

Mal-1
06-28-2006, 01:16 AM
Giving Val's Dwarf a revamp.

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

Mal-1
06-28-2006, 01:40 AM
Ok think this is done...I know it could be tidier around some areas, but quite like the painterly quality about this one, and feel I have got the face a lot closer than the others.

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

Warhead82
06-28-2006, 07:36 AM
SpiritDreamer: Thank you so much, such kind comments :) Yeah, i think the face is pretty much done, just need to work on the clothes/hand/background now.


Mal-1: That looks quite nice my friend. Good work.

JB.

YMS
06-28-2006, 11:35 AM
My finished copy of the Velazquez.

Hi Brian/livtf - good going to have finished this one in good time! :)

Do you have a larger size to post at all for a closer look at your details?

aggie93
06-28-2006, 01:54 PM
I had a busy weekend and first part of this week. Here is all I got done:

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9827/060625june0020jb.jpg

sturmkim
06-28-2006, 03:46 PM
wow!

livtf// nice to see you and your work.. can you dig up little bit more?

Mal-1// hey mark, i love your stroke and i like EVERY pieces u have so far...( haven't start skecking mine yet....)


Caleb// ooooh i like it.. contrast is good for me.. nice work.. do u plan to touch up on lower body part more?..

cyanid // go cyanid go!

warhead82// i 100% agree with spirtDreamer.. love your eye... one this for me is, looks little bit lean backward...

aggie93// coming out nicely... keep it up!

i'll do some more sketch for waterhouse at lunch time,,,,

goood work everybody..

Rebeccak
06-28-2006, 03:47 PM
Hi everyone,

It's great to see the amazing work here...I'll be back in a bit to comment on everyone's. Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

sturmkim
06-28-2006, 06:24 PM
today's waterhouse.... my nymph is looked old....ah,,,:sad::shrug:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/sturmkim/drawing/nymph5.jpg

mazalo
06-28-2006, 11:02 PM
not much progress, just some spears etc...didnt have time for more...

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Frans-Hals-CompanySKICA_6Di.jpg

eilidh
06-29-2006, 12:36 AM
Some more work on Innocent X. I'm pretty much done (phew) with the upper garment. I wasn't so dilligent with measuring after a certain point, so the right/bottom side is less accurate (the bottom part is actually quite messed up: I think I'd better make some corrections before I start deepening the shading). I have so far worked exclusively with an HB pencil, but will soon add in softer ones. I've avoided them so far so as to have minimal smudging in areas I want to keep crisp.

Rebbeca, thanks for the pointer. I had already started in a much more haphazard way, so I couldn't implement botched's approach. It gave me some clues, though, and along with some more tips from Diane at the WIP forum, I gradually switched to a smooth crosshatch technique I think I am relatively pleased with. Of course, any extra feedback and suggestions is more than welcome.

Mal, wonderful progress, really. The painted Pope looks very, very good. You've got his expression spot on, and I like your loose rendering a lot. Your second dwarf take on is simply brilliant, too.

Warhead82: Justin!! It's good to see you here! :) Very nice start you've got here, the face in particular. Each time I see your work you've taken it several steps further. Keep it up!

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j108/eilidheln/innocentX3.jpg

zhay13
06-29-2006, 06:07 AM
hi, nice work everyone, here another update, sorry that i don`t update more frecuently, but i got much work painting horse`s , c-yoo soon

step 6:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso6-1.jpg

Mal-1
06-29-2006, 10:04 AM
Thanks to everyone for their kind words. I find this thread move too fast to comment on everyones work, but I have to say the standard is incredible.

eilidh: Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them. I have to say that it is also nice seeing traditional media being used by yourself, and to a high level. I have to say "right back at you" concerning the expression of the pope, you are doing a great job, and you have created a wonderful shine on his robes. Great stuff.:applause:

FateBringer
06-29-2006, 12:30 PM
could have worked on the drawing forever and never been right so I
decided to just go with it.

first bit of paint:)

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emlarlham/FirstwashR.jpg

Mark

Rebeccak
06-29-2006, 09:25 PM
Hi guys,

Sorry for the delayed response time, it took me a while to set up the 50 portraits thread. It's great to see the incredible work here. Mazalo, that is just amazing work!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

sturmkim
06-30-2006, 06:55 AM
agggggg:twisted: ...head-ache and my eyes are hurt..,,,, (that's why i choose this one but) AGGGGG:twisted:
absolutly grid work... but hard.... dang grass and tree on bg and water lilies....
this is what i got so far.....

mazalo, now i really admire you, you are the man....

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/sturmkim/drawing/waterHouse_comp01.jpg

Womball
06-30-2006, 07:03 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v499/mayaman2/thedwarfcopy2.jpg

Some more work on the dwarf. Finishing up linework and basic shading. Than I will go unto tones.

aggie93
06-30-2006, 01:57 PM
eili - amazing pencil work. great detail. kudos

fate - what are you using, watercolor?

maz - how do you find the time for all the people? That is something else.

sturm - don't get flustered. just take the weekend off and come back to it. It is coming along quite nicely.

reb - where's yours and what have you been doing?

chisheng
07-03-2006, 12:49 AM
Nice work everyone, it's all coming along very well. This is a lovely thread.. thanks Rebecca for setting it up. =]

I like some other people chose one of the simpler ones. Hopefully this means I can do another copy before the deadline. Well, here's my addition.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h47/chisheng/Velazquez_Juan_de_Pareja.jpg

YMS
07-03-2006, 01:03 AM
Very nice job on this portrait, chisheng! Looking forward to seeing your next one if you do another... :)

zhay13
07-03-2006, 03:55 AM
Hi, great job everyone, here another update, is getting dificult to make the right expresion on the face, Velazquez is a great master, so enough talk let`s keep moving...

Step 7:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v173/zhay13/paso7.jpg

sturmkim
07-07-2006, 02:27 PM
hmmmm. everybody went to head workshop:shrug:

i cant find a time to sit down with my nymph recently.... i'm not forget about them yet,,
be patient....

guys gals come back here....:D

YMS
07-07-2006, 06:50 PM
guys gals come back here...
You're not alone here, sturmkim! :)

(Though I have been occupied with the 50 heads as well...)

I'm finishing up choice 3 - fixing up the greyscale and adding colour, aiming to make the July 9 deadline.

Choice 3:
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
“I am Half-sick of Shadows,” said the Lady of Shalott
Oil on canvas, 1915

sturmkim
07-08-2006, 06:15 AM
alas.. dead line is July 9th? already....

YMSThanks for remind me( i was totally forget about deadline...)

Here is my new nymph study....focus on hair shading,, and skin..( no likeness at all..)
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/108/3293/1600/nymph01.jpg
i hope i can finished sketch for all compostition.....always.. no promises

sturmkim
07-08-2006, 12:21 PM
wip

go back to other work.... later :)

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/108/3293/1600/waterHouse_comp03.jpg

SaraD
07-08-2006, 09:50 PM
So much great work in here! The museums are going to be careful in the future - a lot of good copies out there nowadays ;)

I´m not gonna join this one. I fell totally in love with Geromes way of painting and, most of all, his colors. So I´m continuing the theme and doing another copy over in my own thread. I think I can learn so much from him.

But, I´ll lurk around as always following your progress and say AAAAAHHHH and WOW and other constructive comments:wavey:

C´ya!

mazalo
07-08-2006, 11:13 PM
well deathline is here so....here it is , I think this is finished. I know I could paint more on this but there is no time and I think I got the atmosphere of the painting pretty good..Thanks everbody for good words...

...here is larger version
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Hals_Davidenkofinishedforcg.jpg





http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/FransHalsbyDavidenkofinishe.jpg

Rebeccak
07-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Hi everyone,

My apologies for being a bit AWOL...the 50 Portraits thread has been consuming a lot of my energy lately. It's great to see all the work here!

mazalo,

That is INCREDIBLE!!! :bounce:Please post a high res version here as well. :) It would also be great to see 800 pixel wide detail shots! :thumbsup:

For everyone who finished their pieces:


PLEASE POST AN 800 PIXEL WIDTH version here as well as a HI-RES VERSION.


Thanks everyone for your great participation!! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

mazalo
07-08-2006, 11:27 PM
ok..here are some details...



http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Deatail01HalsbyDavidenkofin.jpg

mazalo
07-08-2006, 11:28 PM
detail no 2


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Deatail03HalsbyDavidenkofin.jpg

Rebeccak
07-08-2006, 11:38 PM
Thanks, mazalo! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

seth1
07-09-2006, 12:35 AM
4 hours.. For the life of me i couldent paint his hand i tryed to paint it over 20 times...

Here a color version

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/1484/masterstudyfinishedcolor2xe.jpg

And black and white

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6624/masterstudyfinished9ja.jpg

Also check out my sb for the step by step http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=45253&page=7

chisheng
07-09-2006, 01:49 AM
According to US Pacific time, it's still the 18th. So keep painting if you want!! =]

Great work everyone... never give up.. never surrender!

SpiritDreamer
07-09-2006, 03:24 PM
July 9, 2006

My personal take on this hot summer dream. Done!

Take care Glenn

http://artbyglenngallegos.com/images/OFDW_018_DONE.jpg

Womball
07-10-2006, 02:09 AM
Did I miss the deadline? :-(

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 02:32 AM
Womball,

You're free to post here until you finish your piece. However, I will be posting the SPOTLIGHT Thread early tomorrow morning. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Womball
07-10-2006, 02:40 AM
Blah the day before my birthday. Guess I can stay up tonight and try to finish off the grayscale.

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 02:41 AM
Womball,

Don't kill yourself over this. Feel free to post your work through this week. ;)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 03:03 AM
Everyone,

Please note the following:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/OFDW%20018/OFDW-Wrapup_Next-OFDW-Annou.jpg

Hope to see everyone then! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 04:48 AM
Hi everyone,

The two showcase threads are up:

>>SPOTLIGHT: BEST of OFDW 018<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?threadid=379254)

>>Open Figure Drawing Workshop 018 - All Participants' Final Pieces<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=379266)

Please visit to see everyone's final pieces! (Also please let me know if I've forgotten anyone accidentally!) :)

It's been a great OFDW ~ thank you to everyone for participating! :bounce:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Womball
07-10-2006, 06:26 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v499/mayaman2/thedwarfcopy3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v499/mayaman2/thedwarfcopy4.jpg
Line layer removed. Slowly working on this. :-) Probably over relying on the smudge tool. I will probably have to do low opacity build ups later on. I'm not done yet! Going to keep hammering at the shapes and proportions until I get it right.

Warhead82
07-10-2006, 09:17 AM
Sorry for the super late response. And i see i missed the deadline. :( I have been super busy.

sturmkim: Thanks for your kind comments.

eilidh: eilidh!! :) Good to see you too. Your work has also improved from the last time i saw it. Very nice use of pencil rendering. Great work!

Rebeccak: Wow, cool!! That makes me happy seeing my work showcased as one of the top from this thread. Thanks! I just wish i could have finished it completely. Maybe i still will. Although i think i might head over to the 50 heads workshop, until the next Master Copy workshop starts. I really had fun in this thread. I think i will take part almost every time!

Congrats to all the rest who made it to the top, as well as all others.


~ JB

mazalo
07-10-2006, 02:54 PM
Thanks Rebbeca for puting my painting on front page :)

Exellent job everybody...:)

Rebeccak
07-10-2006, 05:02 PM
Womball,

As I mentioned on your Anatomy Thread, I think this is looking good! Just keep pushing the values around and making constant adjustments, and, if need be, throw a darker layer on top and rework your lights. Keep up the good work. :)

Warhead82,

You're welcome! :) Feel free to update your picture and post it here ~ I'll swap out the SPOTLIGHT thread image if you do ~ even if no longer front paged, the thread will get views, so it's best to have your best work there. Look for the next OFDW in August! :)

mazalo,

You're most welcome, you did an amazing job! It would be great if you could link a hi~res version of your image here, so I can add that to the SPOTLIGHT thread sometime tomorrow. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Warhead82
07-10-2006, 08:05 PM
Rebeccak: Sweet, that sounds awsome! I think i will do that. I will post as soon as i can. Thanks again!

~JB

mazalo
07-10-2006, 10:58 PM
Here it is rebecca...is this high enough...?


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/mazalo/Hals_Davidenkofinishedforcg.jpg

Rebeccak
07-11-2006, 12:22 AM
Warhead82,

No problem! :)

mazalo,

Thanks, that's been added as a link to the SPOTLIGHT page (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3695729#post3695729). :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

chisheng
07-11-2006, 06:40 AM
Indeed... thanks for facilitating this thread. It's a great idea and I'm happy to have participated. I, too, am honored to be on the spotlight page. Keep up the good work!

Rebeccak
07-11-2006, 04:28 PM
chisheng,

You're welcome! Thank you for participating! :)

Everyone,

Since OFDW 019 will not start til after August 4th, 2006, I've created this new thread to make it easier to hear about new OFDWs and other Tutorials / Workshops here on the Forum:

(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=379951)>>Notification of New Open Figure Drawing Workshops / + TUTORIALS - SUBSCRIBE HERE!<< (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=379951)

If you go to that thread and subscribe, I'll post notices of new Tutorials and Workshops, including new OFDWs. Make sure you're User CP is set up to receive email notifications. Please note that you must be at least a free CGTalk member to subscribe to a thread.

Hope this makes things easier! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
07-12-2006, 07:51 PM
I appologize. I put all my art on hold. The tour de france has started and I am up late every night catching up with my favs. I have been slowly picking away at Flaming June. I hope to finish it this month. Later!

pushav
07-17-2006, 05:52 AM
Here is my latest painting. I have been on Halo2 to much and stopped painting for a while.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/pusha-v/speedpaint/mixtapevelazquezsmaller2.jpg

MechaHateChimp
07-24-2006, 07:40 AM
http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/ofdw-018.jpg

Sorry I havent been participating very much lately. This one was a bit of a quicky, about 2 hours total. I have a tutorial vid I put together which I'll be posting later today. Rendering two hours worth of vid sucks btw. Luckily, I managed to speed up the vid and condense the session to 12 minutes. Will be posting shortly :) - J

MechaHateChimp
07-24-2006, 03:57 PM
Hi folks,

Here is the tutorial video as promised:

*EDIT: Looks like the file I uploaded to my server is corrupt. Will upload later this afternoon - J

Rebeccak
07-24-2006, 09:48 PM
Mecha! That's an awesome painting, and I can't wait to see your video tut! Thanks a lot, my friend! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

MechaHateChimp
07-25-2006, 06:30 AM
Thanks Rebecca :)

Well, finally got it encoded properly. I set up both a low and high bandwidth file.. they are both pretty clean but the high bandwidth one makes it easier to see what I'm doing. This is a two hour video condensed into 12 minutes. Have a peek and let me know what you all think! - J

(showpost.php?p=3733872&postcount=243)http://www.joelcarlo.net/gallery/albums/figurativeart/ofdw-018.jpg (showpost.php?p=3733872&postcount=243)


MHC OFDW018 video tut - low bandwidth (13 MB .mov) (http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/video/ofdw018-lb.mov)

MHC OFDW018 video tut - high bandwidth (40 MB .mov) (http://www.joelcarlo.net/temp/video/ofdw018-hb.mov)

Rebeccak
07-25-2006, 06:52 AM
Joel! That is awesome! Additionally, I have some good news that I will email you about. ;)

One thing I do have to say ~ I do think it's better to eyeball colors rather than to select from the original source. I really do feel strongly that this teaches you much more in the way of choosing and combining colors. :)

That being said, I am really pleased that you put so much effort into making this and making it available to us ~ please feel free to create a separate Tutorial Thread here on the Tutorials and Workshops forum, and to title it:

TUTORIAL - *what it's about* - by *your name / username*

Once you've done that I'll add your Tutorial to the notifications thread so that people might be made aware of your efforts. :)

Thanks a lot Joel! You rock! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

MechaHateChimp
07-25-2006, 07:10 AM
Joel! That is awesome! Additionally, I have some good news that I will email you about.

Word!:thumbsup:

One thing I do have to say ~ I do think it's better to eyeball colors rather than to select from the original source. I really do feel strongly that this teaches you much more in the way of choosing and combining colors.

Wont argue with you there. I'm usually pretty good at choosing colors when doing personal work but if its a figure study, I'm one lazy bastard! Definitely need to kick my butt in gear... I'll give it a shot in the next OFDW!

That being said, I am really pleased that you put so much effort into making this and making it available to us ~ please feel free to create a separate Tutorial Thread here on the Tutorials and Workshops forum, and to title it:TUTORIAL - *what it's about* - by *your name / username*Once you've done that I'll add your Tutorial to the notifications thread so that people might be made aware of your efforts.

No sweat on the tutorial :) I had fun doing it but theres no need to post it in the tutorial section. This was more to see if I could actually pull it off and the beginning of what I hope to be a video tutorial section on my site. I was just happy that it came out ok and that I didnt screw things up! I'm telling you, video editing/encoding is a whole 'nother monster. :argh:

Rebeccak
07-25-2006, 07:12 AM
LOL ~ no problem. :) I'll just post a link to the specific post here. :)

EDIT: Done ~ I've added a link to your post containing the Video Tutorial here:

Notification of New Open Figure Drawing Workshops / + TUTORIALS - SUBSCRIBE HERE! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3733946#post3733946)

I hope you don't mind, I've edited your post with the video links by adding the image, so that people would know what the Tutorial was about. :)

Thanks again!

Cheers,

~RK

Flydesign
09-10-2006, 06:23 AM
I thought this painting was so fun to study and a real amazing painting just to view. I think the painting took me about four hours or so. I was constantly pulled away from the computer for something or another. So I had to refocus my thoughts when I got back to working on the piece, but I think right now I’ll go paint a lighthouse or something. Of course critiques are welcome.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/mattdesign/Ren_man.jpg

Rebeccak
09-10-2006, 05:20 PM
Flydesign,

Hey there, nice to see your piece. :) A few comments might be that the overall piece seems a bit undersaturated. I think you need a broader range of darks and lights. Also, I think the overall figure is a bit squashed - which is frankly an easy fix if you simply scale the figure a bit vertically. Overall I think this is a good basis for a more finished painting. I think that you could push it much further if you wished to do so. :)

Cheers,

-Rebeccak

Flydesign
09-12-2006, 06:57 AM
Big thanks on your reply Rebeccak! I agree that the figure was a little squashed, the orginal piece has better perspective of the figure for some reason. I posted the piece on photobucket and notice the change. I don't no if it's something I did or how the piece was posted, but down the line it's an easy fix with the transform tool. Good tip on the colors, I'll keep that in mind for the next piece I post.

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