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Response to Gumbys Hideout 6 days ago Reply

At 8/22/14 12:27 PM, Flowers10 wrote: Here's some tips for more effective studying, good to try:)

Awesome! Will definitely try it all out, thanks!

Here's another Degas portrait. I notice I keep making faces longer than they should be, not just in this case but also when I'm doing the gestures and sketching without reference. I'll have to make a note of making shorter faces from now on!
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Response to Gumbys Hideout 6 days ago Reply

Did I mention Degas is crazy good?
45 minutes ish

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Last of today, I promise!

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 5 days ago Reply

Uneventful day in terms of art compared to yesterday

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 5 days ago Reply

hey! ^ ^ Just wanted to pop in and say nice master studies! XD keep them up!

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At 8/23/14 10:49 PM, Toshi13go wrote: hey! ^ ^ Just wanted to pop in and say nice master studies! XD keep them up!

I definitely will!

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Here's one hour of Albert Bierstadt's Storm in the Mountains

One would have to be blind not to see the obvious circular direction in this piece. It's layered with a light core, framed by a dark ring fading into a bright ring with some dark foreground elements.

Starting with the mountain, you can see it's framed in the dark clouds and the silhouette of the mountain. The area transitions down and right before being picked up by the centrifuge of nature. Guided by the cast shadow of the clouds hitting the ground, your eye may begin to climb the mountain, before being lifted by the clouds, soaring to the right. Transitioning into extreme light as the clouds pick up the sunlight, you can almost feel them flowing down the hillside and merging back again with the ground.

Anywhere you look at this piece, your eye is being guided back to this circle!

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Albert Bierstadt - Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains
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Lost a lot of the detail in the left side of the painting due to program error right at the very end! Painted some back in but it's a bit rushed and half-hearted.

There's a use of economy in this picture that draws emphasis towards the areas of interest. This, combined with value contrast leads the eye where the artist intended.

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More Albert Bierstadt - Looking Down Yosemite Valley

The right hand cliffs are essentially gradients. This allows their silhouette to create a stark contrast against the clouds, as well as allow the bottom part to suggest where it meets the ground.

The ground is framed in between two dark areas of trees on the left and right side. The middle part serves as a "gate" into the rest of the painting, which reinforces the perspective and makes the mountains seem that much bigger.

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 4 days ago Reply

Faces

30 sec - 45 sec - 60 sec

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 3 days ago Reply

45 sec faces with a dozen 90 sec ones on the bottom
I think 90 seconds is giving myself too much time. I need to step out of my comfort zone and into the more gestural area.

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 3 days ago Reply

Detail of a master study I'm working on

ETA tomorrow

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At 8/25/14 02:35 PM, Havegum wrote: Detail of a master study I'm working on

ETA tomorrow

Bigger in next post

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At 8/26/14 03:04 PM, Havegum wrote: Bigger in next post

Orphan Girl at the Cemetery by Eugène Delacroix

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 2 days ago Reply

And some loose faces.

I intended to draw some landscape speedpaintings from imagination today but lost track of time while doing the master study above ...

Tomorrow maybe

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 1 day ago Reply

drawing from imagination

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 1 day ago Reply

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30s & 90s

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 16 hours ago Reply

At 8/27/14 02:31 PM, Havegum wrote: drawing from imagination

More of this, applying better process ...

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 16 hours ago Reply

Faces of course

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Response to Gumbys Hideout 15 hours ago Reply

At 8/28/14 03:04 PM, Havegum wrote: More of this, applying better process ...

Looks pretty sweet so far. I'm digging the composition. All these master studies seem to pay off :)


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