Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

still life

Saturday, June 27, 2009

the color theme was very challenging for me to grasp.... soo subtle and degas did it all in broken strokes so i went pastel in corel painter :\ hard to mix colors on canvus so i decided to go broken strokes as well, its fun for sure but it's going to take practice to achieve good draftmanship / handling of it!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

tried "artist's oils" today in corel...I THINK 80 percent of the brushes do the exact same thing but maybe im wrong LOL. anyway it was a good learning experience.. since this brush set has a trail off, and doesnt have size sensitivity :\ i still cant nail the lighting.. his face should glow more orange.. bg should glow a bit too.. have to keep studying how degas makes his image glow. also need to learn how to make objects look like they fade off into the background.. because right now my paintings look super flat. i understand it is a combination of color harmony and edges but it needs lots of practice :\ might take some time to practice painting some still lifes.. because the images on olgas gallery has shitty quality and it only shows me his end product, i need to practice with some raw real life material

oh i didnt finish the bottom half of the image.. so if ur wondering what is wrong with his left hand, hes suppose to have it in his pocket LOL ... watching transformers and have school tmr :)) that's it for today!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

study on degas' jockey pic

added on some colors... learned from a few words taken in by monet.. and an improvement on overall values. realistically this lighting situation shouldnt happen because it seems like the sun is rising from where the observer is facing, this would mean the jockeys should just be rim lit.

always remember to have unity... with a touch of variety

really wanted to go for the feeling that degas had in his version so i went for broken brush strokes, however after i was done carefully going stroke by stroke i realized my colors werent blended at all :\ oh well, learn from failure

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

studies of degas' work the past few days. goal is to study all his works, monet's, and dali's

Saturday, April 26, 2008