WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > The WetCanvas! Galleria > Open Critique Forum > WIPs (Works in Progress)
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-12-2018, 10:46 PM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
From sketch to paint-where to start

A friend has asked if I could take this sketch and put it to canvas to paint in oils. I have no photo, not even a black and white for a reference. I know the wood of the building is grayish beige and the roof is a rust color aluminum. Iím kind of lost where to start, because Iím just a beginner. Any suggestions to help out? Maybe once I start I wonít feel so overwhelmed with this project. I have transferred the sketch to canvas, but this is just the original drawing.

Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-13-2018, 10:36 AM
Trumper Trumper is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,098
 
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

I'm in the UK but wondering if any of the colours on these buildings would be similar https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Po...w=1745&bih=874 .Can the person who drew this take more photos or has the building gone now?
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-13-2018, 02:24 PM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

Unfortunately the building is no longer standing. But I do have a photo of the new brick building that is in its place now. They used brick that was close to the original wood colors, so I do have that to go by. I guess I should just start and see where it goes! Thanks for your input.
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-14-2018, 08:15 AM
Trumper Trumper is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,098
 
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

Good luck.On the other hand if no-one has any colour photos of it you can't be too wrong
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 04-14-2018, 10:34 AM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

That is so true LOL
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-24-2018, 12:29 PM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

I finally put some paint to the canvas and here is where I am so far. I have a long way to go with this, but I think Iím closer. LOL
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-04-2019, 11:52 AM
OziAfricana's Avatar
OziAfricana OziAfricana is offline
Veteran Member
Port Harcourt
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 961
 
Hails from Nigeria
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

It's looking good. Just be careful of the perspective of the first window (on the porch) which appears to be off somewhat.
__________________
Linda Adiele
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home

www.ozioma-zart.blogspot.com
Instagram www.instagram.com/oziomazart
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-04-2019, 02:19 PM
~JMW~'s Avatar
~JMW~ ~JMW~ is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Oregon
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,576
 
Hails from United States
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

The angled roof lines seem off to me. The side facing viewer would be larger than the far side.. The whole corner closest to front should appear a bit larger than than the far side.
A few lines are a bit slanted but you can straighten them as you paint..
__________________
~Joy~
Composition Tips http://photoinf.com/General/Johannes...ion_rules.html
WC Live Art Partners forums-
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=528

Last edited by ~JMW~ : 01-04-2019 at 02:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-04-2019, 02:35 PM
~JMW~'s Avatar
~JMW~ ~JMW~ is offline
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Oregon
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,576
 
Hails from United States
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

This might be helpful -
https://www.craftsy.com/art/article/...t-perspective/
__________________
~Joy~
Composition Tips http://photoinf.com/General/Johannes...ion_rules.html
WC Live Art Partners forums-
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=528
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-04-2019, 03:54 PM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

Thank you all for the great advice and I will check the lines and perspective. I followed the line drawing given to me and thought some things were a bit out as well. I can definitely see where I need to fix it. Iíve attached a photo of where I am at so far.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-04-2019, 03:55 PM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

I had a fluorescent light on when I took the last photo, so the color is a bit off.
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 02-04-2019, 11:19 AM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

I think Iím done with this one. Started out from a reference that was just a line drawing. I think I got the colors right on the sides and the roof. I just was struggling with making the roof look more like a metal substance, although the color is ok. Any thoughts or critiques are most welcome.

Canít upload image, sorry. Just disregard this.

Last edited by SM59 : 02-04-2019 at 11:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13   Report Bad Post  
Old 03-18-2019, 06:02 PM
dis4u dis4u is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 203
 
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

hello SM59 sorry I didn't see this when you first posted and sounds like you have finished so I wont suggest any more changes lol. you did well with the little info you had to go on well done you.
Reply With Quote
  #14   Report Bad Post  
Old 03-18-2019, 08:11 PM
SM59's Avatar
SM59 SM59 is offline
Member
Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 71
 
Hails from Canada
Re: From sketch to paint-where to start

Thanks, I know there some perspective issues, but I went by the original sketch. When I showed it to my friend who I painted this for, he actually had tears in his eyes. So it must have brought back some emotions from when he remembered it. Sorry I canít resize the image to show the final. Not sure why it wonít resize smaller for me.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:58 AM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.