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painting studies

To tide you over until the next instalment of life drawing, here are two other painting studies I’ve been working on:

anticipation - painting WIP 2011 08 06
anticipation - painting WIP 2011 08 06

a not referenced (and clearly so!) quick painting study that turned into something that demanded a fair bit of time and attention.

all it's missing is the che beret
all it's missing is the che beret
a quick painting study 2011 08 07

Quick painting study, eyeballed tones and shapes from a photo reference but pretty much making up the colours myself from referencing painting tutorials and trying to learn more about painting colour theory. This is at the three hour mark, I think.

After day

we're alright where we're supposed to be

It’s done! for now. Until I decide to do more stuff with it. But for now it is done. I didn’t count how long this took. I significantly changed the structure a couple of times, and some of the lighting changed from the original plan.

Looking forward to doing more proper painting studies.

WIP – after hours

I am determined to finish this. And I am determined to be a painter.
I am determined to finish this. And I am determined to be a painter.

I will complete this one, even if the background drives me mad. The original background didn’t work, but I want to keep this picture full of brighter colours.

I need to work a lot more on painting. I like painting a lot, but I haven’t seen so much of it recently, and now we have a rather fragile relationship. Pulled from a memory, a couple of anatomy references, a couple of different photos of the same model and a lot of imagination. I think I should do a speedpaint from a photo reference next.

One of the things I love about painting is breaking through a plateau on a particular piece and realising that one little thing you need to do to make things work.