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Perspective Studies

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ve been steadily plodding along with the anatomy studies alongside my work on the Doctor Who portraits. Here’s a page of hands I did recently that turned out pretty well.

And some more of the perspective studies from the same book as last time:

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4th Doctor – detail pass 1. Also, Perspective practice.

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Another update on the Doctor, just working on refining things.

 

 

So, in addition to  my work on Tom Baker’s Doctor, I’ve also been following along with some perspective exercises from a book titled “Perspective Drawing”. Unfortunately, the author’s name isn’t listed on the cover.

I’ve also started work on a charity/commission piece for a local community theatre group I’m a part of. They’ve requested a victorian-style portrait of a man in his 50s to use as a set piece for their production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  I’m excited to get started on that, but I’ve got to wait to see what size frame I’ll be working to fit, first.

 

Jack Hamm Study

October 26, 2011 Leave a comment

No Doctor Who this time. This one’s a study from Jack Hamm’s “Drawing Scenery”.

I did this one at the cottage over Thanksgiving weekend and decided to use the opportunity to practice my watercolour-pencils.

Landscape painting class, days two – five

We were rained out in landscape painting class tuesday, so we were given a stack of laminated prints of old masterworks and told to study them.

I chose Lake and Mountains by Lawren Harris.

My copy is is 11″x14″, acrylic on canvas board

On wednesday we were back at the park.

This was my first day with the water-mixable oils, and my first-ever full-colour painting with the oils.

My fellow classmates were a big help with the water and texture of the path.

Thursday was interesting. First it was so windy my palette flew out of my hands and onto my shirt.

I had just gotten that sorted out when it started to rain. We packed up our stuff and headed back to the college. By the time we got there the weather was beautiful, but nobody wanted to move again. We did another day of master copies.

This is from Claude Monet’s The Cliff at Étretat after the Storm

I had a lot of issues trying to duplicate Monet’s style, especially since we’re working alla prima, so in the end I gave that up and instead tried just his composition and colour choices. I can’t believe how many different colours he used in the cliffs!

Friday was beautiful again, so we finished off the paintings we’d started on Friday.

After having done the Monet the day previously I found it a lot easier to spot different colours, particularly in things like the tree trunk and the lake.

As you may notice – the shadow of the tree creates a face. This was purely unintentional, but I’ll take it – it looks cool.

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Landscape painting class, day one

I’m currently enrolled in a landscape painting class that is held on-location at a park near the college.

Here’s the result of day 1. Not bad for a first try.

I played it safe with acrylics today but eventually I’d like to move on to the water-mixable oils.

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