Thursday, 5 July 2012

A study of a John Singer Sargent painting

I enjoyed this, it went smooth and I am pleased with the outcome. I tried to pay attention to the colour values and learned a few things. The lighting Sargent used serves well for portraits as well, over the head but just in front.

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Study of rocks

This was quite a challenge in terms of drawing so many individual rocks, manually generating rock textures and actually trying to register the texture formation in my head so I could unlock another part to my yet to be completed visual library =] Next, I'll try some water or rain on surfaces...Really need to get all these surface types down so I can draw them more or less from memory, so I can start to focus on context rather than technical parts to a concept or illustration.

A life drawing of my intuos 4 pen holder