Open Figure Drawing Workshop - Hals, Waterhouse, Velazquez, and Leighton - 018

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  06 June 2006
Here is mine to ...started this large composition ......uf
  06 June 2006
special applause to mazalo for takin the bait and diving head first into the massive Hals piece...!

  06 June 2006
Hi @all
Interesting Theme, Im in too.
My first Wip: (this folds will kill me!)
  06 June 2006
Originally Posted by Rebeccak: Feel free! Thanks to Martin / erilaz for this great ref: :)



Wonderful! I'll get started as soon as possible. :)
  06 June 2006
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!

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  06 June 2006
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

: 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

Come a little closer to the water my dear...

Last edited by Junpei : 06 June 2006 at 03:22 PM.
  06 June 2006
my turn

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?

  06 June 2006
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?
  06 June 2006
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.

Perhaps it will be handy to be able to take a look at the reference since it's not in the original OFDW 18 options.
  06 June 2006


Great to see you back in this!


Looking forward to seeing your piece!


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.


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!


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!


No soccer for you! Only OFDW!


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


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!


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!


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


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.



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  06 June 2006
Originally Posted by Rebecca: Mu,

No soccer for you! Only OFDW!

it's football, honey...

ask Carina... she'll deliver a speech on it...
  06 June 2006


Amazing work, as we always expect from you!


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.



Looking forward to seeing your start here!


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


Great to see you back!


Good start here!


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


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!



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  06 June 2006
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.
  06 June 2006
*sigh* .. there is a bunch of drawing flaws in my painting right now.. but I'm slowly hammering them into shape.

Anatomy Thread of Corvax.
  06 June 2006
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!


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