To tide you over until the next instalment of life drawing, here are two other painting studies I’ve been working on:
a not referenced (and clearly so!) quick painting study that turned into something that demanded a fair bit of time and attention.
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.
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.
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.