View Full Version : Gouache...gosh
09-08-2005, 05:13 PM
After seeing the Toulouse-Lautrec Montmarte show at the Art Institute in Chicago...I brought out the gouache and tried some on colored stock. My effort was nothing close to his....but it was fun anyway.
In studying his works...it was obvious to me that he drew even with the brush. I couldn't get away from trying to "paint" with a brush that was too small for my intentions.
Also...I've been having trouble getting the heads the right proportion. My drawings recently all seem to have been attacked by head-shrinkers...Some I can fix later after I look at them...but this one I can't.
What do you think? http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2005/53709-za_tired_sara_small.jpg
09-08-2005, 05:30 PM
I don't know if the head is so disturbing. After all it is in the upper part of the composition, which makes it seem a bit larger and doesn't look all that bad. Now a figure with short legs would be an entirely different story.
I don't know if it's an .jpeg artefact, but what disturbs me is that all the whites seem to be the same intensity. Kinda flattens the figure. But otherwise I like it. I did some work in the style of Toulouse-Lautrec recently, but now I have come to hate it, because I painted all the whites the same intensity, and all of it looks too flat and boring ... so that's why I'm bugging you about it :D
09-08-2005, 05:36 PM
good point...I did alter the .jpeg as the paper wasn't light enough for my taste on the monitor. Here's one from before the adjustment. Is there change in the whites here? http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2005/53709-za_tired_sara_reg.jpg
James or Jimmy Jim
09-08-2005, 07:22 PM
Oh yeah! Excellent work Tracey.
She looks like she has a headache ... drawn very well. :D
09-08-2005, 07:47 PM
What do you think? I think heads are always bothersome, :o
I think she looks like you are doing body painting on a model :)
I think you should keep working on this idea if you want to until you get the same finesse you have with line.
I think you are a marvellous figure drawer even if some of your woman look a bity blokey to me but we all know I have trouble recognising gender :D
09-08-2005, 08:59 PM
Tracey, this is trully great.
The pose is very nice.The expression is REAL
and the greatest things of all is the unique light.
Ç'est tres tres bien :)
I also like the empty space a lot, and , LOL, your signature is cool :)
09-08-2005, 10:05 PM
The strong diagonal against that empty space mentioned by Daniel is very appealing to me.
09-08-2005, 10:10 PM
Looks absoutely fine to me. I don't see anything wrong with the head.
You are carrying on doing no wrong as far as I can see.
09-08-2005, 10:22 PM
Tracey, this is beautiful...I like the white toned down some as you have done, but even if you hadn't, I'd still love it...very expressive-good story going on!
09-09-2005, 12:24 AM
I really hope you consider it done !
Au suivant :)
09-09-2005, 01:11 AM
Daniel...yes I do. I want to take whatever I've learned here and use it on the next one..s..Thank you for your kind comments.
09-09-2005, 01:27 AM
You know, I keep coming back to this one :)
I love it :)
Yeah, every painting and/or drawing is learning for the next piece...
09-09-2005, 03:50 AM
I love this as well...although some toning of the white around the thighs could give it some added depth...but you know I love your work...cat, stick, muck...remember!!
I am intrigued at what type of brush you are using...mabe if you want to paint lines..if that makes sense you should invest in a Rigger brush, which can give you a lovely flowing line of colour.
As for the head...loks spot on to me!!:D
09-09-2005, 04:07 AM
Really like this drawing.... and no problem with the head at all. Love the top half especially..... because it has all that shadow working in there. Fantastic elbow... and the lost 'n found ! Great colours.
09-09-2005, 08:19 AM
a distinctive EFT style drawing, a close relative to the O/P on brown paper... keep your fan club happy with some more developments with this medium!
The right arm looks a little awkward.
09-09-2005, 02:07 PM
Yeah, the second one you posted is much better, the whites are getting some life into them ... but I know it is simply impossible to tranfer a drawing onto the screen without loss ... I envy the digital artists, who don't have this kind of trouble.
09-09-2005, 02:16 PM
I don't see a problem with the head, doesn't worry me at all.
09-09-2005, 08:22 PM
Nice drawing, lots of drama. If anything that sticks out it would be her left breast. It looks flat in comparison to the right white breast. Still a very eye catching drawing none the less.
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