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


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             [b]OFDW 018: Sunday, June 18th - Sunday, July 9th, 2006[/b]
             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. 
         [color=LemonChiffon][b] Reference Sources: [/b]
                        [b]                      Choice 1: (See below for links)[/b]
                            [size=2]Frans Hals (1581-1666)
       Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre Company'
       Oil on canvas, 1637 
                          [/color][/size][b][>>LINK 1<<]( ::  [>>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<<]( 

[/size]Choice 2: (See below for links)
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Saint Cecilia
Oil on canvas, 1895

                          [/size][b][&gt;&gt;LINK 1&lt;&lt;]( ::  [  &gt;&gt;LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)&lt;&lt;]([/b]
                            [/size][b]Choice 3: [/b][color=Orange][b](See below for links)[/b]
       John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
       “I am Half-sick of Shadows,” said the Lady of Shalott
       Oil on canvas, 1915
                          [/size][b][&gt;&gt;LINK 1&lt;&lt;]( ::  [  &gt;&gt;LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)&lt;&lt;](

[/b][[b]EDIT: NEW HI~RES IMAGE: &gt;&gt;LINK 3 (Same Reference as LINK 1 and 2)&lt;&lt;[/b]](                       [size=2]  
                            [/size][b]Choice 4: (See below for links)[/b]
       John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
       Hylas and the Nymphs
       Oil on canvas, 1896
                          [/size][b][&gt;&gt;LINK 1&lt;&lt;]( ::  [  &gt;&gt;LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)&lt;&lt;](

[EDIT: NEW HI~RES IMAGE: &gt;&gt;LINK 3 (Same Reference as LINK 1 and 2)&lt;&lt;](
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                            [/size][b]Choice 5: (See below for links)[/b]
       John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
       Circë offering the Cup to Ulysses
       Oil on canvas, 1891[size=2]
                          [/size][b][&gt;&gt;LINK 1&lt;&lt;]( ::  [&gt;&gt;LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)&lt;&lt;]([/b]
                            [/size][b] Choice 6: (See below for links)[/b]
       Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (1599-1660)
       Juan de Pareja
       Oil on canvas, 1650
                          [/size][b][&gt;&gt;LINK 1&lt;&lt;]( ::  [  &gt;&gt;LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)&lt;&lt;]([/b]
                            [b]Choice 7: [/b][color=Orange][b](See below for links)
                     [/b][/color][size=2]Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez (1599-1660)
       The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano
       Oil on canvas, 1642-1645[/size]
                          [b][&gt;&gt;LINK 1&lt;&lt;](  ::  [&gt;&gt;LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)&lt;&lt;]([/b]
                             [b]Choice 8: (See below for links)
                     [/b][size=2]Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896)
       Flaming June
       Oil on canvas, c.1895[/size]
                            [b][&gt;&gt;LINK 1&lt;&lt;]( ::  [&gt;&gt;LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)&lt;&lt;](

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

[/color][/size][/b][color=LemonChiffon]NEW!!! Choice 9: (See below for links)[/color]


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

[b]>>LINK 1<< :: >>LINK 2 (Same Reference as LINK 1)<<

[/b]>>LINK 3 (Same Reference, Different Source)<<


[color=LemonChiffon]RULES FOR THE THREADS

                                                                                            [left]1. Photographs are the property of [](
                             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! :) 
                                          [size=3]PLEASE NOTE: WIP (Work In Progress) images are an important part of the OFDWs and are encouraged. [color=LemonChiffon][b]Please DO post WIP[/b] images as you work on your pieces. :)
                 [b][size=3][color=Orange]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!
              [&gt;&gt;SPOTLIGHT: Best of OFDW 017&lt;&lt;](
                                                                                           [/u]                                                             [left]Good luck! :)


[left]Thank you to everyone who made the previous OFDW, ODFW 017 such a great success! :thumbsup:

[left]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<<<

[left]Cheers, :slight_smile:




me plops down cheerily for this round

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


This is gonna be another winner. I feel it in me ole bones :smiley: Cheers the Becca!




Copied the line art with grid’s help, here it is


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 :smiley:


Very strong start Enriquez :thumbsup:

Here is my first stage, charcoal sketch on a 30x40 cm oil color paper.


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


color block-in

[left]~David René.[/left]


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!


What the… that was too fast, just amazing David, :eek:


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[color=yellow] oc, without texture brushes would be a good challenge for me. [/color]



lol, its true, I guess everybody is tired from the ofdw17, BTW zhuzhu, your is going great, as always :smiley:



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, :slight_smile:



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. :smiley: 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. :wink:




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.

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


DigitalSol: MAN~~~ are you a machine?~~~ nice process.