November 10, 2016 at 7:20 am #3942Linn HanssonParticipant
I love the feel of her veil and the last drawing is just great. Well done! 🙂November 12, 2016 at 9:37 am #3991
Still playing with charcoal. Didn’t get all the measurements right, but achieved likeness nevertheless. Contemplating doing one of these in oils. But first a study of the flowers I think – lot of work! Might opt for an ‘impressionistic impression’ of the flowers as opposed to realism. Would that harm the painting?November 12, 2016 at 9:48 am #3994
Forgot to resize the images, again …November 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm #4026
I have the feeling that my drawings are a little distorted of late. I have asked Matt about this, hope he’ll gets to this in the memberblog. This most recent drawing has this slight ‘off kilter’ feel about it. And have to get back at the mouth/nose area, feels a bit like a ‘snout’ to me . Any suggestions welcome!November 13, 2016 at 2:41 pm #4060Marty KulmaParticipant
looks fabulous to me 🙂 Do you feel the same about your drawing and the photo of it? Cameras with wide-angle lenses tend to distort the image (called barrel distortion If your camera can zoom (not digital zoom), then you can try moving the camera away from your picture and zooming in (will decrease or get rid of the distortion).November 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm #4066
Thanks Marty, will try the zooming-thing. The difference ‘live’ and while looking at the drawing is an issue sometimes, so might be the lens indeed.
And I re-measured the whole drawing. Found some flaws, despite having extensively measured before. Adjusted the height of my easel, but cannot think that would make so much difference. Ah well, muddling through …
Thanks for the ‘fabulous’ though! 😉November 24, 2016 at 2:03 pm #4353Louis LynchParticipant
Wow! I love your work. Great stuff.
Looking forward to seeing more.December 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm #4801
Been revisiting a drawing I did a few months ago. I have learned so much, and I wanted to do this drawing afresh to see if I would be any better. And I am, hurrah! Still some areas I struggle, most of all the nose. Any feedback on that would be welcome!December 11, 2016 at 9:47 pm #4838Marty KulmaParticipant
Other than being a little soft, the nose looks spot on. As far as confidence goes, studying the planes of the nose made the difference for me. That way you look at the reference and understand what is casting shadows and where highlights go. It would be especially useful for images that are out of focus/blurry.
it requires drawing lots of noses 😀December 12, 2016 at 9:48 pm #4858
Haha Marty, you’re so right 😉 Lots of noses yet to study!
Studied those planes a few months ago, and that really made a lot of difference. Still find that I get muddled though. In this drawing I had the likeness very early on with the shadowshape of the nose. I was super proud! Only to find that in rendering the drawing I somehow had altered things and couldn’t quite get it spot on again, hence the softness you mentioned.December 13, 2016 at 11:25 am #4872
Worked on this drawing after Matt’s critique. And yes, a nosejob was neccesary again!January 10, 2017 at 10:16 am #5524
Have been painting, which takes (very much) longer as I work in glazes/thin layers. These two portraits are the fruits of all my labour these past few weeks! Love how I progress in catching a likeness, grumble about coming to grips with the materials (I’m new to oils and dilluted them too much – all the colour sinking in on me, argh!)January 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm #5528Heidi SøholmParticipant
Hi Marjan 🙂 I really like the clearness of the light in the first of your paintings. Thanks for showing them ^^January 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm #5531
Thank you Heidi 🙂February 12, 2017 at 11:50 am #6331
Happily drawing some Trompe l’oeil (illusions), just to do something else for a change. And learned a lot from it too re. extreme contrasts! Have put the first one up in my living room, and I have to say it’s rather gratifying when a friend comes in, wanders towards the drawing and asks what’s going on, why did I tear up the drawing 😉
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