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Postby Josephcow » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:59 pm

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Subject title: Joseph's Sketchbook (nsfw)

Gryephon wrote:It looks cheesy. Your painting is making me hungry.


Cheese, Gromit, cheeeeese!


I kinda want to paint some holes in it.

 

Postby Valkhira » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:32 am

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You capture likeness very well!
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Postby Josephcow » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:01 am

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@Valkhira Thank you! :)

 

Postby Xiphor » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:37 am

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Hey nice job with the skin on the last 2 portraits :D

 

Postby Josephcow » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:47 pm

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3 weeks ago I visited a portrait painter's studio and she gave me some really good advice that I didn't understand at first. She said in a composition there are only 3 values. Not 9, not 12, not a million. 3. light, medium and dark. I have been a believer in grouping areas of shadow, and having consistent shadow colors but I didn't really understand that in the whole picture there should be 2 or 3 value groups. Once she said this is how compositions are made I started seeing that almost every attractive picture is organized this way.

So these are 4 short portrait studies done from life with what I learned in mind. I was also exploring relative color more, I think it's really amazing how one skin color can be virtually any color depending on the environment. I absolutely hate the idea that there are a set of colors you use for African skin, and yellower colors for asian skin, and you can use these colors for light skin. and especially that you should use grey or green if youre painting someone dead.. it is so wrong. And I must admit I had kind of fallen into a trap where I thought I knew everything, but I think I am on the right track again.
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Postby Josephcow » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:52 am

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here's a value study of a Sargent painting I did. Sargent has got to be one of the best painters ever.
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Postby Josephcow » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:47 pm

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I did a more polished portrait that took a few sittings to paint. Only one main sitting from life for several hours, and then painting from imagination and correcting mistakes. Hopefully I will start to get fast enough at self portraits that I can ask someone else to sit for me soon.
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Postby Troeton » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:03 pm

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Nice mix of hard and soft edges on that last portrait. I also generally really like the colours you use. Great work, keep it up! :)

 

Postby lilla » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:06 am

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This portrait is so great! I love the light :0 and I think your technique is very appealing, feels very traditional! You really improved tons with each post here :)

 

Postby Valkhira » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:20 pm

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That last portrait is just amazing, I love the colors, the brush strokes, the light, everything! You improved so much since the last one you did.
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Postby Xiphor » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:06 pm

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All I can say is that I agree with everyone else here. The last portrait looks great. Really gotta say that you nailed that hair. I always have trouble with curly messier hair. You are doing great Joseph!

 

Postby Josephcow » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:37 am

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Thanks a lot, all of you!



Xiphor wrote:I always have trouble with curly messier hair. You are doing great Joseph!

I love painting curly dark hair because you can kind of go crazy and gestural with it.

 

Postby Josephcow » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:36 pm

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I was doing this study of Ruben's Samson and Delilah, one of the only bible stories to really capture my imagination, which started as a notan study that I began to render, when I found out that the painting is likely a fake after an original Rubens. I don't know enough about Rubens to say for sure, but I love a good conspiracy theory.
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Postby Josephcow » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:46 am

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Last edited by Josephcow on Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

 

Postby Koźlik » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:47 am

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The last picece looks so funny! That face! :D
I also like the purple light on the colored portrait a lot :)
I like to draw girls. If you like girls too, you should check my Sketchbook ^^
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Postby Josephcow » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:53 pm

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I have no idea why I drew this
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Postby N.K. » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:11 pm

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Robbie Rotten?! I love it! <3

 

Postby Josephcow » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:23 pm

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and why am I still drawing it?
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Postby Josephcow » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:33 pm

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I just can't seem to get that chin right.
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Postby Josephcow » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:08 am

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In this study I felt like I was at the level of ability that I can add my own information to the reference, instead of copying it. So I experimented with lighting and color. I may have rendered to much in the shadow and not enough in the light. I've learned it's best to just leave shadows alone.
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Postby Josephcow » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:09 pm

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The hardest part about painting this was surprisingly just drawing an ellipse in perspective. I find it both infuriating and hilarious that I cannot simply paint a cylinder.
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Postby Xiphor » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:35 pm

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Those last couple studies look good Joseph. Also if you found it hard to do ellipses, Id suggest going back to the fundamentals of form for a bit. Nothing a little bit of form in perspective practice cant fix :D

 

Postby Kyoobies » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:06 am

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Josephcow wrote:I have no idea why I drew this


Those are the best drawings.
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Postby kaloyan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:33 pm

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nice stuff

 

Postby Josephcow » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:32 am

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I'm doing a series of very simple still lifes to kind of go back to basics a little in increasing difficulty. I also just really like this rock.

The first two were very easy, the third one which I have only spent a few minutes on before being interrupted, is very difficult. It's a blue point light from above with a slight fill from across the room. So I may do a study in between before I get to the third one.
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