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12-06-2003, 10:36 PM
This study from Reubens has a few problems which will be as apparent to you as they are to me. Most of it is either underworked or overworked, and the chiaroscuro is too extreme.
But I still had fun creating it, and I like it in spite of everything. Hope you'll enjoy!
12-07-2003, 12:44 AM
What medium did you use on this? Colored pencil is my guess. I like the dramatic lighting on the figure, and she is quite well done. Her wrap seems to be one of the areas you mention as being underworked, I hope you will finish it and let us see it!
12-07-2003, 01:08 AM
yes please everyone when you post a work, mention the medium, the size and even the support you worked on. All can affect your drawing/painting.
12-07-2003, 09:23 AM
It was done in white, black and sepia conte on smooth gray charcoal paper. The height of the figure itself is about fourteen inches.
I don't plan to work on it further because I actually like the underworked areas better than the finished ones!
This is luminous - I love it. You handle the Conté beautifully. I also think the unfinished areas are pretty cool!
12-07-2003, 01:22 PM
Thank you for choosing Rubens and sharing your work with us. Well done.
12-07-2003, 01:28 PM
Fabulous. I like the extreme chiarascuro. :)
In a funny way this reminds me of Japanese prints. Not sure why - may be the simplicity of the figure and the placement on a long, thin format?
12-08-2003, 01:14 AM
I like this very much. For two reasons.I has classical realism and very good abstract qualities*
12-08-2003, 11:26 AM
I love the strong contrasts. There's nothing wrong with really working the chiaroscuro -- there's real drama here. Great work!
It does remind me a bit of woodblock prints, but it's a very pleasant reminder.
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