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mindbender
07-04-2010, 07:33 PM
Master references for study so far (updated Aug-10):

Leighton (this post)
Monet (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showpost.php?p=303962&postcount=2)
Bouguereau
Caravaggio
Favretto (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showpost.php?p=304078&postcount=5)
Boyce (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showpost.php?p=304265&postcount=12)
Rodin
Tolouse-Lautrec (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showpost.php?p=304333&postcount=15)
Rubens (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showpost.php?p=309233&postcount=18)

Hi again,
I'm probably not the only one around here who love to use a painting by an old or new master (Michelangelo, Rubens or even contemporary artists like Luis Royo) for reference and then try to "copypaint" it using ArtRage. For enjoyment and practice that is.

The idea with this thread is simple: Anyone posts an image of a painting and then we all try to sketch/draw/paint it in ArtRage.

I'm currently working on a Luis Royo study, but since I doubt that it's allowed to post a contemporary image for reference, I'll post one of my master study WIPs before that, after "Icaros" by Frederic Leighton.

Anyone may post a reference for others to practice from - no time limits, no pressure, the goal is to have fun and improve our drawing/painting while studying great art. No need to achieve a final study. Sketch to final, anything goes. :)

Here is Leghton's original:
Icaros

http://www.russianpaintings.net/articleimg/the_fallacies_of_abstractionist_ideology/leighton_icarus.jpg

and here is how far I got in my study a couple of months ago (using ArtRage3):

http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/storage/737/287100/LeightonStudySketch.jpg


Just to illustrate the idea. Now, feel free to give Leighton's painting a try or post another reference that you think should be studied. Above all: Have fun! :)

mindbender
07-04-2010, 08:56 PM
If landscapes seem more appealing (at least I find them easier than figure studies :D), this beautiful painting by Monet could be a good study subject:

The Seine at Bougival in the evening (Oil on canvas 1869):

mindbender
07-04-2010, 09:53 PM
Couldn't resist giving it a go at once. Rather quickly trying to block in some basic colors and establishing the main composition, the first sketch looks like this:

Docsmith626
07-05-2010, 11:16 AM
I like this idea.

Caesar
07-05-2010, 07:28 PM
Here are my past attempts then from:

Bouguereau (me too, but modified)
Michelangelo Merisi, called il Caravaggio
Giacomo Favretto

followed by the originals.

Caesar
07-05-2010, 07:29 PM
... the last original one; only 5 attachment allowed.

mindbender
07-06-2010, 05:37 AM
Glad I'm not the only one interested in studying and learning from the masters :-)

Great studies and subjects for study.

mindbender
07-06-2010, 07:33 AM
Had to give a detail of the Bouguerau painting a try. Here's a first sketch, blocking in and beginning to find a working palette to color pick from when moving on to smaller brushes (never color pick from the original, think it's fun and good practice trying to find appropriate colors :-D):

AT-TA
07-06-2010, 03:16 PM
One of my copies: Boyce

eighty+
07-06-2010, 06:12 PM
AT-TA who's Boyce I hav'nt come across him yet like the copy can we see the orignal?????

Caesar
07-06-2010, 07:38 PM
Here are the answers, dear Eighty+, although I never saw that specific portrait of Anna ...

Paintings:
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=it&tbs=isch:1&btnG=Cerca&aq=f&aqi=&oq=&gs_rfai=&q=george%20price%20boyce

Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Price_Boyce

AT-TA
07-07-2010, 02:11 AM
Nice copies from everyone...i love Bougereau...so am glad to see his pictures here..:)

This one was done i think two years ago...already...as i was practicing a lot doing copies of big masters.
This one is Elgiva painted after Joanna Boyce /1831 - 1861/very talented English portratist, who died very young after a childbirth.

Am glad you liked this and i am looking forward to more of the copies of famous masters.Studying them, i learned what i know nowdays...i know...not that much.. but i tremendously enjoyed that portion of my painting journey.

Original:

javier
07-07-2010, 05:12 AM
Hello, I personally I have no master studies (even I have them), but I desire to improve led me to go ahead, I made this copy for some time now and I think the place to expose it, I suppose they already know the work " The Thinker "by Rodin, he has no color because I was just practicing with the pen. I Hope you like.:):):)

eighty+
07-07-2010, 05:53 AM
Hi just smashed a lautrec out hope its ok:D:D:D:D

mindbender
07-07-2010, 07:31 AM
Happy to see more great studies. Will try to find originals of the two last in case others feel like studying them...

First Rodin's (from a slightly different angle):

http://weblogs.clarin.com/itinerarte/archives/rodin2.jpg

And here is the Toulouse-Lautrec original:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/jimmiehomeschoolmom/Sept%202007%20onwards/Toulouse-LautrecPrivateRoom.jpg

mindbender
07-09-2010, 02:57 AM
WIP2 of my Bouguereau study:

http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/storage/7/307229/LamourPsycheStudyWIP2.jpg

mindbender
08-07-2010, 02:38 AM
WIP 3 of the same Bouguereau study:

http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/storage/7/312783/LamourPsycheStudyWIP3.jpg

mindbender
08-08-2010, 05:36 PM
Another great master to study, Rubens:

http://www.artbible.net/1T/-Dan01,01_Events_Portaits_Evenements/17%20RUBENS%20DANIEL%20IN%20THE%20LION%20S%20DEN.j pg
Daniel in the Lion's den

mindbender
08-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Here's a first quick color sketch after the Rubens painting in the previous post:

http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/storage/737/313079/DanielSketch.jpg

mindbender
08-09-2010, 07:26 AM
Next WIP, after changing oil brush size to 75%:

http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/storage/7/313154/DanielStudyWIP2.jpg

mindbender
08-27-2010, 01:54 AM
Same Rubens study, WIP4 (have gone from 100 to 50% oil brush):

http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/storage/7/316295/DanielStudyWIP4.jpg