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Henry Stahle
02-06-2014, 04:41 AM
My big Le Creuset painted with ArtRage Oil brush. I am concentrating on painting volume this time.


D Akey
02-06-2014, 04:55 AM
Very hand done but skillful method that features clearly the human voice. I will be curious to see where you take this and how the style would translate to other kinds of objects.

Henry Stahle
02-07-2014, 12:55 AM

I am doing some self studies. The subject right now is volume. This drawing of my clogs was done on paper using a 2B pencil. 15 x 15 cm size. I use the word "volume" to describe the thing I am doing, "mass" could be another word for it. Here is a good link (http://www.vanseodesign.com/web-design/form-surface-volume/). While Stan Prokopenko uses the word "form" for the same thing (I think it is wrong using form the same way as volume) he is still good at explaining the thing in a simple and understandable way. Here is the video (http://youtu.be/-dqGkHWC5IU) I had today from his YouTube channel. Have a look, it is worth it.

Marilyn Anne
02-07-2014, 01:38 AM
It does have presence. Very nicely done.

Henry Stahle
02-07-2014, 05:56 AM
It does have presence. Very nicely done.
I donīt understand. I am sorry. What does "It does have presence" mean? Thank you for commenting.

Marilyn Anne
02-07-2014, 12:29 PM
I donīt understand. I am sorry. What does "It does have presence" mean? Thank you for commenting.

The goal you had set that it has volume to me means real mass. A sense of presence, of weight. You could touch the object and it would feel right. Hope that helps. I guess it is what it means to me.

02-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Clogs drawing is marvellous and You certainly succeeded to give volume to your pot. Now just add some water (it would be interesting to add its reflecting surface) and let it boil. I've got a some linguine and fine pesto sauce for tasting one of the Genoan specialties.;):)

Henry Stahle
02-07-2014, 10:50 PM

I made some corrections and editing in ArtRage to get the drawing of my clogs to look right.

Marilyn Anne: I see what you mean. The "nuances" in the English language is not my strength. Thank you!
Caesar: Oh! Pesto Genovese + Cheese + Olives + Pasta is a favourite dish of mine. Sometimes I make my own Pesto from spinach, basil, walnuts, pineseed, garlic, cheese and olive oil. I will do that today. I prefere black Kalamata and green Halkidiki olives. I prepare them in salt, garlic and origanum some hours before eating. With some nice red wine it will be a perfect meal for the family tonite when they come home. Thanks for the tip!

Henry Stahle
02-10-2014, 12:12 AM

I painted this using ArtRage Felt Pen. A volume Teddy.

Henry Stahle
02-10-2014, 12:16 AM

This is a solid volume made of clay. ArtRage Oil Brush. A shadow study. All shadow elements like in this Stan Prokopenkos video (http://youtu.be/V3WmrWUEIJo).

Marilyn Anne
02-10-2014, 01:26 AM
The Teddy bear is so like mine kept for so many years. You are definitely succeeding!

Henry Stahle
02-10-2014, 01:55 AM

This time I am trying to construct volume from pure fantasy. It starts with this... I will be back with the completed dolls face later...

Henry Stahle
02-10-2014, 06:38 AM

Here is the final result of the volumatic baby...

02-11-2014, 01:53 AM
All Your artworks and studies are absolutely interesting!

Henry Stahle
02-14-2014, 05:10 AM

this pottery milk jug is a tempera and colour pencil painting on a piece of rough paper, edited in artrage

D Akey
02-14-2014, 05:36 AM
Very clean and orderly - the teddy and the orange ball. They feel well-crafted.

02-15-2014, 01:39 AM
Hi. Enery. ;) love them all. Ok to join your family for Nosh tonight I'll bring a bott of red ok.

One thing thou Enery. Your jug looks as if it's sagging or am I standing on my head :D:D


02-15-2014, 04:19 AM
Henry all these are quite nicely done and you certainly have the hand and skill to produce works that reveal form/volume in a very painterly way.:):)

Henry Stahle
02-17-2014, 05:35 AM
Ta' all gentlemen for commenting on my pics, Caesar, D Akey, eighty+ and gxhpainter.

I was reading the book "The Animator's Survival Kit" by Richard Williams and I had to stop to read this more than once: "John Watkiss - then a twenty-three-old, selt-taught, brilliant draftsman and anatomist - held his own life drawing classesin London.... I went to John's evening life classes for a while and one day John, whomis ruthlessly honest, pointed to my drawings and said, 'Hey! You missed a stage!' I felt like a butterfly pinned to the wall. He was right. I kew exactly what he meant. I was weak from a sculptural point of view. I was too linear."

It reminded me that it was many years I tried to master that point of view: the point of view of painting / drawing three dimensions on a flat surface. I have to get back to basics I feel.

Henry Stahle
02-17-2014, 08:51 AM

Grayscale painting, mostly airbrush, and some other Tools...

02-17-2014, 09:58 PM
I stay enchanted in front of Your fun characters!

Henry Stahle
02-20-2014, 10:39 AM

I have been around this forum since it started. Now it is closing time for me. 10 years later. I say Good Bye with this doll I made in ArtRage some years ago. I made 10 different dolls at that time, all looking like made from different stuff (textures) like fabric, wood, metal and so on. I think tis one is very qt so...

...bye, bye...

02-20-2014, 10:30 PM
... not a seamless creation, by the Pink Panther I guess ... LOL:o;)