Sketchbook Thread of Mal-1.


#21

I have done this figure study with the thought of reproducing it in oils.
It is unfinished, but I just concentrated on the areas I felt were important, the head, torso and arms…Painter IX.


#22

Hi Mark,

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

Looking forward to seeing these pieces develop further! :slight_smile:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak


#23

Thanks Rebecca.

Another little demo: WIP.

Nicolai Fechin: “Eya”

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


#24

Latest updates:


#25

Nice to see this progression! :slight_smile: I think that a texture added to the background might actually add a lot. :slight_smile:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak


#26

Thanks once again Rebecca…really good of you to keep taking time out to look and post, I really appreciate it.

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


#27

Hi Mark, am subscribing to your thread. So happy to see you here.


#28

Thanks QS…nice to be here. Thanks to you and Krispee for pointing me this way.:thumbsup:

OFDW18…Work In Progress.

Velazquez: “The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano”


#29

Last update for tonight, time for bed.


#30

Mark,

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

Looking forward to seeing your progress! :slight_smile:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak


#31

I think this is going to take a long time to complete.

The latest update:


#32

Ok I have come to the realisation that the face is way of on this and that my actual canvas size is too small, so I have scrapped it.

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


#33

One final image to upload:


#34

lovely stroke and color… nice work…


#35

Thanks Sturmkim.:thumbsup:


#36

Ok on to the next, just sticking with a head study…


#37

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


#38

Thanks Cynaid, but I’ve had enough of that little guy…that was a toughie!!!:scream:

Latest update:


#39

I gave it another go…


#40

After doing the drawing above I tried to ressurrect the previous study…don’t think I did but this is the result…