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issshy
01-12-2012, 06:49 PM
Hi I am starting portraits at my painting class and this would be my first portrait in oils.This is the sketch for the broken pitcher by Bouguereau but i feel its too sad looking :confused: And i have not done the darks as i will just need the outline to trace it onto my canvas.
Please do let me know what you think..
Any comments and feedback is welcome :thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2012/182051-bourg.jpg

Thanks
A

earmenow
01-15-2012, 06:50 PM
If this is your first crack at a portrait in oil it will be difficult to be satisfied with your result since Bouguereau was brilliant at portraying emotion in his painting; very hard to duplicate. That being said you have great taste!

I suggest that you print the picture you want to copy and then create a grid overlay, so you're able to adjust the size to what you need it to be. Keep things as simple as possible, and be sure to define the shapes within the painting, but don't fill them in with graphite to avoid mud.

GL and HF with the painting :)

issshy
03-19-2012, 06:40 AM
helloo thanks earmenow for your suggestion...just wanted to update on how far i have come with this painting :)
first one is the umber layer and the next is my first dead layer.
C & C are welcome.

Thanks
A

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2012/182051-Bourg_umber_layer.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2012/182051-photo.JPG