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Thread: Master Studies

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    Master Studies

    Master references for study so far (updated Aug-10):

    Leighton (this post)
    Monet

    Bouguereau
    Caravaggio
    Favretto

    Boyce
    Rodin
    Tolouse-Lautrec

    Rubens

    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



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




    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!
    Last edited by mindbender; 08-08-2010 at 10:30 PM.

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    If landscapes seem more appealing (at least I find them easier than figure studies ), this beautiful painting by Monet could be a good study subject:

    The Seine at Bougival in the evening (Oil on canvas 1869):
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    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:
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    I like this idea.

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    Here are my past attempts then from:

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

    followed by the originals.
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    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    ... the last original one; only 5 attachment allowed.
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    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Glad I'm not the only one interested in studying and learning from the masters :-)

    Great studies and subjects for study.

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    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):
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    One of my copies.

    One of my copies: Boyce
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    AT-TA who's Boyce I hav'nt come across him yet like the copy can we see the orignal?????

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