View Full Version : Another study, I know I know... quit studying and take the test!

05-04-2001, 02:15 AM
This is front torso study, yet another lesson from the Graves book.

Same supplies as my arm study but I used #8 bristle filberts for most of it rather than the #6

size on this one is 16x20 on Fredrix canvas paper.

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05-04-2001, 02:22 AM
..test, that's funny. These exercises are going to do you well. I think I need some of that sort. Changing up brushes and using only grays, good challenges. Would the test be a live subject? Ahhhh the love of life drawing/painting...drool. As far as the digital camera, I've had my woes. I've resorted to different locations around the house, with flash, without, different lighting....since it's with the digital, you can burn as many as ya like then crop and use the one that's best. Experiment. I'm thinking I'm just getting the hang of it.

05-04-2001, 03:01 AM
The mark quality in this one isn't as good as your arm, the marks look strained lacking that confident freeness http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/crying.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

05-04-2001, 03:07 AM
Martin, I completely agree with your comment. This was actually the first realistic human form I had ever painted (a couple of weeks ago) and the arm came after this one, and a back torso that I have done also. On the same sheet of canvas paper I painted a leg also but havent posted it.

05-04-2001, 06:26 AM
I love the solidity of this and your other studies.
Well done.


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05-04-2001, 08:00 AM
DonWtoo - Perhaps the "studies" are the test..? Just a thought...is exceptional draftsmanship...a requirement for creating "successful" drawings or paintings..(?)..or is gaining skill and confidence..and facility...just a good personal goal?

There is a long list of artists who NEVER drew very well..let alone..the figure very well...and were quite successful. And...I think the list of successful figurative artists who had to take the TIME to draw the figure well....and LEARN to draw the figure well (over time) is also.....quite long.

I would think gaining confidence and mastering a technique is NOT instantaneous...and very few artists are true "child-prodigies" or virtuosos from the moment they pick up a brush or pencil.

DonWtoo, is see some good "volume" construction here. Using washes to create form and volume--(I would think this could be a bit difficult)..but a technique worthy of your time and effort.

05-07-2001, 02:28 PM
Well, tonight I will be attempting a half figure head and all, so Im looking forward to that. I may post results of it while wet so that you can all see it. Totally different approach with this one (as with each lesson in the Graves book) so I dont know if it will turn out or not! =)

Rahat Ayub
05-08-2001, 02:39 AM
I personally don't like to follow any Painting book. I take concepts if anything from the book and wish direct painting from
life model. I bought a long mirror and first
work with best model, myself
...Thats the best kind of challenge, Isnt it ! not looking thru others eye.

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06-04-2001, 08:24 PM
Ok Test Over. Nice Job. Now Go To Work. Get A Live Model And Paint Paint Paint. I See Way Too Much Talent Here Not Too.Excellant!!!

There's No Shame In Trying And Failing. Only In Failing To Try ...... Self Quote (Danny Meazell)