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by Andre Jute
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Inspiring, detailed talk on Mezzotint from a sketch
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Inspiring, detailed talk on Mezzotint from a sketch

The late Dr David Crown was an artist with wide curiosity and an open mind about various forms of art. Here he gives, in a talk only 38m long, a full description of the technique of mezzotint, and a demonstration detailed enough to be useful of how one progresses from the sketch to the print, even t...
by Andre Jute
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Solo Show
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Solo Show

Cheering for you, Matthew.

I'm impressed by your versatility.
by Andre Jute
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Metcalf sketches
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Metcalf sketches

Metcalf came from a time when strong composition was valued and taught. A very good thing, too, as we can see when you highlight what you seem to find of value in his work, Matthew. Well done! Your teacher is one smart cookie. Weird how the mind works. I didn't recognise Metcalf's name but Matthew's...
by Andre Jute
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Duodecimator
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Duodecimator

Your ingenuity never ceases to amaze me, Matthew.
by Andre Jute
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Pennsylvania Pix
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Pennsylvania Pix

I wasn't hinting at more work but, yes, it is an improved watercolour painting. (Whether it still qualifies as a sketch is another, in my view stupid, question!) A useful tool for foregrounds of tall grasses, as in your painting, and many other kinds of natural foliage, is an old, worn toothbrush. Y...
by Andre Jute
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: SKETCHES FROM ANDRE 2
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: SKETCHES FROM ANDRE 2

Rebecca wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:17 pm
It's like a crystal ball looking into the banana's future.
I wish I said that first, Rebecca.
by Andre Jute
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Pennsylvania Pix
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Pennsylvania Pix

I really like the way you use the grain of the paper to break up what at that time of the morning shouldn't be too defined, and it has photographed well, too.
by Andre Jute
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Titles

Labelling a dull sky over a devastated urban landscape "Scrumptious Sunset" could be irony; by itself, you're right, "Scrumptious Sunset" is just tacky. But your other two examples demonstrate perfectly what we're working towards. "Tree" is problematic in that it raises questions, but "Three Women" ...
by Andre Jute
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Titles

Fame is a lottery. Congratulations, Rebecca: if Matthew becomes justly famous, and unjustly you don't, at least you'll be known to the cognoscenti for suggesting a title for one of his paintings. *** Returning to the main line of Matthew's thread, it's not an original idea that we live in a superfic...
by Andre Jute
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Alitogata's Sketches
Replies: 324
Views: 47431

Re: Alitogata's Sketches

I have some old-style Fabriano, but I'm almost out of the HP, which was a fantastic paper -- thick and creamy and a pleasure to handle and look at, looking better as a base for portraits than hard-to-get papers at several times the price, a thoroughbred vintage paper. I found it especially great for...
by Andre Jute
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Alitogata's Sketches
Replies: 324
Views: 47431

Re: Alitogata's Sketches

Saunders Waterford gone bad... Is nothing sacred any more?
by Andre Jute
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Alitogata's Sketches
Replies: 324
Views: 47431

Re: Alitogata's Sketches

Your botanicals are brill, as always, though the blue behind the irises is maybe a little too forward, though I recognise you had to do something to set off the white flower from the background. It's like the blue is a feature sky rather than just a necessary contrast. I always have a tissue ready t...
by Andre Jute
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Practicing faces
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Practicing faces

Here's the link to the Camera Lucida/Chambre Claire Universelle I promised to find: http://www.thesketchingforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2163&p=19744&hilit=claire#p19744 This is not a recommendation -- as you can see at the end of the post, I rejected it as not of much use to anyone with my p...
by Andre Jute
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Practicing faces
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Practicing faces

I hope that using a grid or tracing is not a taboo subject here ? it certainly should not be a problem if one is using one's own photo references. Although one should not perhaps use this method forever, it would be an absolute boon to you in being able to see the shapes that are actually there in ...
by Andre Jute
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Waves

Very convincing, especially the foam and the curl of wave bottom right.