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trafford
05-05-2010, 08:03 AM
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ALBRECHT DURER (1471-1528)
German painter, engraver, designer of woodcuts and major art theorist...and much, much more.

Please copy, copy, copy to your hearts content...there is something for everyone. As I am just beginning to study this great artist...PLEASE...add your comments and any interesting information you might have.

Here are links and more pictures:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer

www.albrecht-durer.org/

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artbyjune
05-05-2010, 12:50 PM
A very interesting artist for this month. Looking forward to studying Durer!! Thanks Janet.

LGHumphrey
05-05-2010, 04:12 PM
This is after Dürer's etching of his poor old Mom.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2010/60616-P1010283.JPG

azulparsnip
05-05-2010, 04:20 PM
Yes, Durer is wonderful!

Lawrence - riveting portrait

trafford
05-06-2010, 10:37 AM
An aged face, but beautiful eyes...very nice LG.

LGHumphrey
05-09-2010, 04:11 PM
Thanks Robin, thanks Trafford. Dürer made a list of all the ailments his Mom had suffered from--she had really been through the mill. By modern standards she died young, but then so did he.

gakinme
05-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Ooh, Brian would be so happy to see this thread here ! thank you, Janet. Yes, yes, I'll have to copy to my heart's content too!!! Thank you for the thread.

Lawrence, poor emaciated mother. Very good strokes there.

This one is modeled after Durer's drawing (I think he used some charcoal and watercolor)but I changed it around a bit and different colors.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2010/86669-albrechtdurer_quarryNtree.jpg

gakinme
05-09-2010, 07:31 PM
Here you go, all the four small pieces are Durer's copy.

Watercolor and black ball pen. The dude in the middle used to be a doodle with pencil and today I colored it with Daniel Smith watercolors also.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2010/86669-wc_landprac17.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2010/86669-wc_landprac18.jpg

brianvds
05-10-2010, 02:29 AM
Ooh, Brian would be so happy to see this thread here !

Indeed I am. ;-)
Unfortunately suffering a bit of a flu, so I don't know when I'll have the energy to do the great man justice...

trafford
05-10-2010, 06:02 AM
Hope you are feeling well soon, Brian. Durer will be waiting for you.:)

Good start Sandra...more, more and some more :heart:

brianvds
05-10-2010, 12:04 PM
[quote=trafford]Hope you are feeling well soon, Brian. Durer will be waiting for you.:) /quote]

Yes, Durer will endure during the duration of my duress. :evil:

VENKAT
05-10-2010, 01:11 PM
I post mostly in Scratchboard Art channel.Yesterday I posted ' Praying Hands ' by Durer and also an incident related to the drawing ,before noticing this in this thread . I thought it is worth repeating here
size 8 x 11 " acrylic on scratchboard.

The related incident can be viewed here:
http://www.moytura.com/reflections/prayinghands.htm

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brianvds
05-11-2010, 12:23 AM
This is after Dürer's etching of his poor old Mom.
If memory serves it was a charcoal drawing, not an etching. Or perhaps he turned it into an etching later? Either way, nicely translated into paint!

gakinme
05-11-2010, 12:42 AM
Venkat, thank you for the link to the story behind this painting. Geez, very touching. It's actually very sad. Sigh. Now this painting has more significance than when I looked at it before and you have a beautiful rendition here. Every painstaking line scratched. How long did it take you? So you painted the hand in acrylic and then scratched it? So if there is a mistake, could you cover it with acrylics again and start over? Is it acrylic ink or acrylic paint you used.

Very delicate fingers and vein work. Thank you for sharing it here.

brianvds
05-11-2010, 12:48 AM
I post mostly in Scratchboard Art channel.Yesterday I posted ' Praying Hands ' by Durer and also an incident related to the drawing ,before noticing this in this thread . I thought it is worth repeating here
size 8 x 11 " acrylic on scratchboard.

Nicely done. I have long wanted to try copying that drawing, but thus far I have been too terrified! Also, Durer uses white ink for highlights. I can't get hold of any, so I'll have to work out another way to do it. whatever I do, hands are complex, and always a difficult subject, and Durer put such complex and subtle details in his drawing I don't think I could ever do it justice.

The related incident can be viewed here:
http://www.moytura.com/reflections/prayinghands.htm

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It's a nice story, and I see it is uncritically repeated all over the web, but alas, it is entirely mythical. One has but to look at the drawing itself to see this: it is clearly not the gnarled and broken hands of a manual labourer. The story also has several other details completely wrong. One could of course argue that it is such a nice story that even if it isn't true, it SHOULD be. ;-)

trafford
05-14-2010, 08:46 AM
Hands are so difficult to do. Good work VANKAT!

Here's my take on The Laughing Peasant Woman....I really have to go to drapery school. Drapery and hands, need a lot of practice :(

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gakinme
05-16-2010, 12:31 AM
Janet, good piece there. There is great resemblance indeed. Not easy to do teeth but you did it well.

For a whole year, I have hesitated about spending money on new pen holder and nibs but I have been reading such good reviews of the Zebra G-nib that I finally bought it this week from Jetpen. To read my review of the product and another piece done with the same nib, go here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8752953#post8752953).

This piece is following Albrecht Durer's Oriental Family here (http://www.albrecht-durer.org/Oriental-Family-large.html). I added the reclining guy's feet because I happened to have driven past a homeless man taking a nap in the grass this afternoon and it looked exactly like that.

Artist Marker Sketchpad 9x12 inch 110 lbs smooth surface
Kuretake waterproof ink
Tachikawa pen holder
Zebra G-nib

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2010/86669-albrechtdurer_orientalfamily.jpg

VENKAT
05-16-2010, 12:34 AM
Sandra Thanks for viewing . I paint first with diluted acrylic(not ink) and then scratch. Mistake can be corrected in a limited way by re-inking and scratching again
Brian : What you say about the story is most probable .It is dramatised . I have also read somewhere that it is the drawing for an opostle's hands
Venkat

gakinme
05-16-2010, 08:47 PM
Thank you, Venkat, for the information.

This is following Albrecht Durer's Weeping Cherub (http://www.albrecht-durer.org/Weeping-Cherub.html). He doesn't look like he's weeping and I also made him mean.

Holbein and Caran D'Ache oil pastel
Walnut Hollow Oil pnecil - cerulean blue
Academie Heavyweight Sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2010/86669-albrechtdurer_weepingcherub.jpg

trafford
05-17-2010, 07:09 AM
Your cherub is right on, Sandra. I thought some of his cherubs looked mean, and sometimes evil. Would be interesting to know what he was thinking. :heart:

artbyjune
05-17-2010, 08:17 AM
Such good work everyone. Durer has proved popular!

I am behind this month...with all the projects. I'd like to a watercolour of a hare, Durer fashion. Well, at least there are a couple more weeks to go!

artbyjune
05-20-2010, 08:20 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2010/106623-hare1a6k.jpg

An attempt at Durer's hare in watercolour, 7 by 9 ins.

gakinme
05-20-2010, 09:21 AM
Wow, superb piece, June. Alert and furry! Great colors too. Even better than the original version.

artbyjune
05-20-2010, 01:45 PM
For this, I used a colour in my pan set which I never use and I think its probably 'raw umber' and it gave a good dull yellow hue which I liked for the first layer on the hare. Now I've found it, I think I'll use it again for animal fur!

I used to like doing detailed watercolours like this but I've not done any for years...I've been doing mainly 'loose' washes instead.

I have always loved the 'hare' watercolour by Durer so that made it enjoyable to copy.

Many thanks for commenting, Sandra.
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trafford
05-21-2010, 06:09 AM
Nice piece, June. The fur really looks like fur. Burnt Umber, one of my favorites. I love earth colors. :heart:

azulparsnip
05-24-2010, 11:35 AM
Wow, June - that's a great copy

Janet, your lady looks friendly, like the details on the chin and the eyes, looks like when I'm not exactly ready for the photo!

Sandra - lovely study of the holy family, and the wicked cherub. He looks rather "oily"

I hope to get something Durer done soon.

LGHumphrey
05-24-2010, 01:52 PM
Beautiful work on the hare, June.

brianvds
05-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Beautiful work on the hare, June.

I concur! I have never been able to work up the courage to attempt that hare!

azulparsnip
06-16-2010, 07:13 AM
I love Durer and couldn't let this opportunity pass - so even though May is past - Durer is still one of the GREATEST

pen and ink studies from The Large Passion...

gakinme
06-16-2010, 10:12 AM
Very nice, Robin. The left one definitely has Durer's touch and the right one is cute.

You know, this is a question I have for a long while. For the rendition on the right, the only way to have background color on an ink drawing is to put watercolor meticulously around it, isn't it? Unless we mask the area that we are going to draw on.

azulparsnip
06-18-2010, 07:17 AM
Sandra - yeah, right - it looks bad here without the figure watercolored some way. I used a swirl-colored colored pencil and it wasn't dark enough so tried some watercolor over that. I think it could be neat to do some patterns with the cp's under the watercolor.......Maybe could go in with watersoluble fountain pen inks and then wet to make color fields.

Here's another study. For this I used old cheapo dried out markers soaked in an old , old bottle of liquid shoe polish I found buried in our backyard. The previous tenants buried their household garbage way in the back. All the tin cans are gone.....the kids loved to dig for old timey bottles and broken pieces of crockery and china...... I just let two of the markers rest in the liquid for about 10 minutes and then used one while the other was soaking and swapped'em em off when one started spreading thin. Heard about this in pen and ink forum.

brianvds
06-21-2010, 02:18 AM
Here's another study. For this I used old cheapo dried out markers soaked in an old , old bottle of liquid shoe polish I found buried in our backyard. The previous tenants buried their household garbage way in the back. All the tin cans are gone.....the kids loved to dig for old timey bottles and broken pieces of crockery and china...... I just let two of the markers rest in the liquid for about 10 minutes and then used one while the other was soaking and swapped'em em off when one started spreading thin. Heard about this in pen and ink forum.

I like this! It gives pretty much the same sort of effect as Durer's woodcuts!