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by Rebecca
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Metcalf sketches
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Metcalf sketches

I looked at Metcalf's inspiring paintings, and thought, "Nice shapes." That's what I would aim to copy. He really did give some clean edges to shapes, especially the darks. Those darks are beautiful. They seem to define the compositions. Not much wrong with his paintings.
by Rebecca
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Pennsylvania Pix
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Pennsylvania Pix

...Here is the second one after tweaking the white balance and relative saturations in Photoshop : It's still a little bit florescent compared to the original, but closer... I could try to work into this one more in quest of deweyness, but I find that this paper isn't really made for extensive rewo...
by Rebecca
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Pennsylvania Pix
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Pennsylvania Pix

OK, here it is with a bit of reworking incorporating comments and suggestions from Rebecca and Andre. Who says you can't do art by committee? And true to the committee model... some potential nit picking again. I'm not getting dewy out of this. I have thoughts on injecting better spatial and dewy q...
by Rebecca
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:05 pm
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... [Matthew wrote] Maybe that's the key - rather than increasing the contrast and definition, make it evident that it is early morning, with the dew still lingering in the air ...
by Rebecca
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Pennsylvania Pix
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Pennsylvania Pix

Went down to rural Pennsylvania... Definitely a paintogenic place to be. The approaching storm oil is without question the light of an approaching storm. Good job on that. Does it inspire you to try a studio version? The meadow and trees brings up a watercolor issue I grapple with... dappled light ...
by Rebecca
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Famous people
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Famous people

I was looking around this forum and found an old post with links to some instructional materials I quickly threw together for classes I taught at Dreamworks and EA. The demo sketches are rough thumbnails. My video will have much better clarity with animations and artists' eye view while sketching. S...
by Rebecca
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Gesture Drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Gesture Drawing

...Can you let me know of some good sources for learning how to shade and the technicalities involved? I briefly looked around at the latest videos out there, and I'm afraid I don't like them. Some almost do the topic justice, but each misses the mark one way or the other. I had a school for severa...
by Rebecca
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Gesture Drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Gesture Drawing

...I actually just started gesture drawing and i am having a bit of difficulty in keeping the two apart i.e. gesture and contour.I start off with the gesture but eventually find myself copying the contours. Any suggestion in this regard will be highly appreciated. Use a timer. Try to stop within 30...
by Rebecca
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Famous people
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Famous people

Hi Rebecca. I got a lot out of reading your comments on Ruth's portrait. Your words will really help me along this challenging path. Cheers That's great, Harry. I'm glad to hear that. I remember those early days of portrait wrangling. I was inspired all the way along. I hope you are enjoying the jo...
by Rebecca
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Gesture Drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Gesture Drawing

Greetings, drone77, Welcome to the forum! These nice drawings are not so much gestures as they are contour drawings. Gesture and contour drawing is a great way to improve skills. Contour drawings emphasize outline, which you have here. These drawings also have shading, so they go beyond gesture and ...
by Rebecca
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Famous people
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Famous people

I’m back with comments about your Audrey Hepburn drawing. Once again, my scribblings are to support the discussions, and not meant to be perfectly crafted examples of how you should draw. Anyway, you should draw exactly how you like. :) . 01_Fingers.jpg First up, we have the hand. I think from your ...
by Rebecca
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Famous people
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Famous people

ruthc86 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:28 am
Yeah that would be great...at least you could guess who it was suppose to be though haha that's a good start!
That's right, Ruth -- I saw who it was. Good sign! :)
The hand was one of the things I wanted to discuss. I'll be back later with comments.
by Rebecca
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Famous people
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Famous people

I'm so glad you posted again, Ruth. I'm looking at your sketch, and judging from the slope of the pad's top edge with wire binding, I can tell that it was shot at an angle. I don't think I'm looking at a good representation of the angles in the sketch as they relate to the sides of the paper. Any co...
by Rebecca
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Sketch Talk
Topic: Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Titles

Rebecca suggested a title for one of my paintings , which I liked and adopted... I'm honored. ...and which made me wonder about titles. I tend to go for very matter-of-fact titles, like Tree , and I often feel that a fanciful title like Scrumptious Sunset actually detracts from the work. I do like ...
by Rebecca
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Sketch Gallery
Topic: Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Waves

mdmattin wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:12 am
The retreating edge could be the heel, and the interaction of the two would be a footsie.
Matthew
Funny, Matthew, we just posted to this at the same moment... I added an edit to my last comment. :P