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06 June 2006, 03:45 PM
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Hey everyone! I thought I'd start my own anatomy/sketchbook thread to improve my skills on a daily/weekly basis.
I hope you like my work :)
Let's start with a WIP master study from OFDW 16 Rembrandt (1606-1669)
Titus van Rijn in a Monk's Habit
Oil on canvas, 1660
31 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches (79.5 x 67.5 cm)
Thanks to Zhuzhu for instructions considering oil brushes :)
I'll update the painting soon :)
I hope you like it!
06 June 2006, 04:20 PM
its a very beautiful peice..how many hours did it you to work on it..
i hope i see more stuff in your sketchbook thread :3
06 June 2006, 04:22 PM
its a very beautiful peice..how long did it take you to work on it..
i do hope to see more stuff in your sketchbook
06 June 2006, 11:50 PM
Thanks for the comment :) This is the result of about 2,5 hours of work.
Glad you like it!
06 June 2006, 12:00 AM
here's a watercolour sketch I did today- It must be over a year since I last painted with watercolours :S
Done from reference for the 15mins sketch thread.
Hope you like it!
06 June 2006, 06:55 AM
Hi Anthriel. I love the two peices you've done already. Are you painting digitally? If you are, what program? If you aren't... How are you getting such good scans!!:) Thats what I really want to know. I hope to see more from you soon!
06 June 2006, 09:56 AM
Thanks for the compliement :) The first image was done completely in photoshop and the second one with traditional watercolours. I scanned the image and adjusted levels in photoshop to aquire that level of quality :)
Glad you liked them!
06 June 2006, 10:58 AM
Looking good here. I think in your first piece the mouth is a little off, try flipping the canvas horisontaly and you probably notice it better although when I look at the original painting I think it's slightly off aswell or maybe that's just me. I do think the mouth is a tad too small and it needs some subtle highlights. Keep it up! :thumbsup:
06 June 2006, 12:06 PM
Yeah, i agree with you about the mouth :) It's still work in progress and I'll definitely improve it. I'm glad you like it!
Thanks for your comment!
06 June 2006, 12:19 PM
Here's a new sketch for you people :) It's actually my first digital watercolour image. I want to thank Zhuzhu for the pointers and help :) I really love this kind of sketching style- More to come!
Hope you like it!
06 June 2006, 11:23 PM
Juhani / Anthriel,
Welcome aboard! :) It's great to see your Anatomy Thread go up, and I look forward to seeing your progress here. It might be nice to know a bit about your background, and if you are in art school or planning to go. If you are a high school student preparing to go to art college, then I strongly recommend doing a lot of Traditional Drawing and Painting pieces, as that is what colleges look for in a Portfolio.
I particularly like the Rembrandt study, and hope that you will participate in many OFDWs! :)
06 June 2006, 07:02 AM
Thanks for the reply Rebecca!
As for the personal info- I'm atm indeed a high school student and plan on pursuing a career either in architecture or as an industrial designer. Here in Finland we don't have anything like the awesome schools you do in the states, but you have to learn to live with that :) Although we have a very excellent architecture school founded by Alvar Aalto.
I'll definitely be doing more traditional art from now on and I'm also going to participate in coming OFDWs :)
06 June 2006, 07:38 AM
I like the soft colors on the last one.
not sure about the dark hues above the breasts...but the highlights on the belly are great!
06 June 2006, 01:51 AM
Looking forward to your OFDW participation! :thumbsup: I'm not sure how it works for architectural schools, but I know that most art schools primarily look for Traditional (vs. Digital) work in an entrance Portfolio. Please make sure to check with the schools to which you are applying as to their Portfolio requirements, and hopefully you have a counselor / advisor of some sort who can help you with the application process. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! You are most welcome to work traditionally in the OFDWs. :)
06 June 2006, 11:52 PM
Thanks for your advice Rebecca! And sorry for this delayed reply- I've been away from home for awhile. You are right about schools prefering traditional art. The school I'm trying to get into has a 3 phase application. First about 4 assignments of different areas which are sent to the school, then a math test and finally a drawing and painting test which lasts for four days.
If you have any threads you'd recommend for me in terms of practising my traditional side I would appreciate the help :) I'm extremely dedicated to art and want to learn as much about it as I possibly can :)
06 June 2006, 01:34 AM
I will be completely honest with you ~ for purely Traditional work, www.conceptart.org (http://www.conceptart.org) is a better website. I hate to discourage people to frequent our website / forum, but when it comes to a matter as important as getting into the school of your choice, it's important to be honest about what the best resources are (at least in terms of the web, with which I am familiar). :)
Another great web resource is www.wetcanvas.com (http://www.wetcanvas.com). You are more than free to create threads on conceptart.org and here, and to keep both threads updated. Then if you subscribe to both threads, you can see when people give you advice on any thread which you have created.
I highly recommend the Drawing Manual and DVDs of Glenn Vilppu:
Check out the Anatomy Thread of razz, as he is doing a number of great studies from Vilppu. :)
In terms of Traditionally related Workshops / Resources here on the Anatomy Forum, there are:
WORKSHOP - Drawing Exercises to Try - Traditional Media Only (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=364705)
TUTORIAL - Oil Painting Tips (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=364177)
TUTORIAL - Acrylic Painting Tips (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=363285)
06 June 2006, 10:20 PM
Big thanks for the help Rebecca! I really appreciate it. I'm aware of the fact that conceptart.org is a better place in terms of traditional art and I have been lurking around there for months now. I thought about starting my own sketchbook thread there aswell :)
As for now I somehow prefer cgtalk, though. Maybe when I have the time I'll dive more deeply into conceptart.org but 'till then I'll be hanging at cgtalk most of the time :)
Anatomy forum is big enough for me at the moment :) And if you guys keep those awesome workshops coming it will be in the future aswell!
I took your advice about master studies helping alot to heart and will post some traditional pencil master copy sketches soon :) I hope they help me to develop even more realistic style in drawing- which would help me to get into the school I want.
Thanks again for your time Rebecca!
See you around!
06 June 2006, 11:02 PM
Sounds good, of course we're happy to have you. :) I do think it's a good idea to post a Sketchbook in both places, you get more opinions that way. :)
06 June 2006, 11:38 PM
Hey, when I decided that it's time for me to make my own sketchbook thread, there were two choices: cgtalk or conceptart. Somehow without much of deciding I created a thread here. And I have nothing to regret! This place is great. With all it's friendly and helpfull users, workshops, and Rebecca :D I don't want to go anywhere. And you, stay here and show us more of what you got!
06 June 2006, 11:42 PM
Awww, I feel like I just got a hug ~ thanks guys! :D
06 June 2006, 12:19 AM
Thanks for your opinion and support razz :) I really do appreciate it. And big thanks to rebecca for keeping the anatomy forum up and running- It seems that everywhere I go I run into warm and helpful messages by you :)
But as you guys asked for more stuff- here's something I doodled today.
I really liked drawing them and I'll definitely do more of these master copies as I think they'll prove helpful at some point :)
I'd be glad to hear your thoughts about them!
Thanks for watching!
06 June 2006, 01:25 PM
Here's a few more anatomy master copies- as many of you already know these are from Da Vinci.
What do you people think about learing from master copies? The pros and cons?
Pencil on paper- about 20mins each.
06 June 2006, 08:48 PM
Oh- btw. Do you people have any pens or paper you'd recommend for this kind of drawing? I'm currently drawing with a pen I stole from school and copy paper :S
06 June 2006, 08:53 PM
It should be better to draw with stolen stuff :D Ah, no, just kidding. That's a thing I'd liek to knwo too. I prefer harder pencils. i usually draw with a 2h pencil and sometimes with a mechanical pencil. I think it's what the best fits your needs. Btw, master copies are great for learning :) *gone to draw heads*
06 June 2006, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the reply razz :) I have to agree with you on the hard pencils- I prefer them aswell :) I hope I can get a decent set of pens soon, but atm I'm as broke as a real artist should be xD hehe.
Here's a WIP for rebeccas new anatomy lesson thread. You'll see the finished one here and in that thread very soon.
Hope you like it :)
06 June 2006, 09:26 PM
Great to see your start on this. :) I think throughout the Anatomy Lesson Series, I'll be doing less critiquing of individual pieces (there will be just too many of them) but after you've done several of them, I'll be happy to provide critique on a few out of the set. :)
Looking forward to seeing many more of these!
06 June 2006, 09:32 PM
That's completely understandable :) I will definitely do alot more of these!
See you around!
07 July 2006, 04:30 PM
This one is a sketch is an older one which I did awhile ago. Nothing special, just thought I'd share.
07 July 2006, 05:25 PM
Thanks for sharing. :) One thing I would recommend with respect to the 50 Portraits exercise is to not go for such detailed images ~ really try to simplify and to see the major masses, vs. trying to get every last detail. See the big shapes and the flow vs. the eyelashes and the creases in the skin. I think that down the road this type of exercise really helps us to loosen up and to bring more life into our drawings and paintings. :)
07 July 2006, 10:38 PM
Yeah, you are absolutely right rebecca. I'm going to work in smaller size and faster on the next ones.
However here's an image I was too tempted to take a bit further. It's still a wip but I think I'll finish it to a full master copy when I have the time.
Comments and critiques more than welcome!
DYCK, Sir Anthony Van
Porrtrait of the Sculptor Duquesnoy (?)
Oil on canvas, 77,5 x 61 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
07 July 2006, 12:05 AM
Here's the finished one:
hope you like it.
07 July 2006, 04:01 PM
Really like the contrast between the roughness of the ruffle and the sharpness of the face. I think a few edges here and there in the face might be a bit softer. The really nice bit is the yellowish tone to the ruffle, I think that really sets things off well. Keep going. :)
07 July 2006, 06:09 PM
Thanks for your kind comment Rebecca :) I'm really glad you liked it.
Here's a detail image for you people.
Thanks for watching!
08 August 2006, 06:29 AM
Sorry people for being a bit inactive lately. it has been very hectic schoolwise for a couple of weeks.
I'll be posting more art shortly.
08 August 2006, 06:29 AM
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