Portrait Artist Forum    

Go Back   Portrait Artist Forum > Drawing Critiques


Reply
 
Topic Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
Michael Georges Michael Georges is offline
PAINTING PORTRAITS
FROM LIFE MODERATOR

FT Professional
 
Michael Georges's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2001
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 846
Renee - Observational Drawing




This was a fast drawing done from photo reference, using a new technique. The technique is from a William Maughan book recommended to me by our own lovely and talented Linda Brandon.

I wanted to test the method and thus I worked fast and used fairly rough paper to discourage me from my typical "mouse milking". Much more organic than anything I have done prior, and the technique was just wonderful and BIG FUN!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Michael Georges
www.fineportraitsinoil.com
Michael's Life Drawing & Painting Blog

Regular and consistent work from life will improve your portraits.
Drawing skills are the foundation of all an artist does.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2008, 01:18 AM   #2
Linda Brandon Linda Brandon is offline
Juried Member
 
Linda Brandon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,734
I'm getting pretty talented at Guitar Hero 2, and that's about the extent of things right now.

About those Carb-Othello pencils: I think they are a little tricky, since they are so hard to erase if you have even a moderately heavy hand. If you're using a soft paper, there's the danger of abrasion and ruining the surface. I'm trying to remember who it was on this Forum who said that half the battle of creating a good drawing is finding the right marriage between paper and drawing media.

Have you tried 'wiping down' your drawing every few minutes with a big brush or soft cloth and then picking out with an eraser? This lets you work big soft shapes - it's a form of bringing things in and out of the fog. David Kassan showed me how he did this with his drawings. It adds a level of mystery and atmosphere that is otherwise hard to achieve in line drawings. Having an arsenal of good erasers (not just a kneaded one) is key when working this way.

Anyway - I am really enjoying all your drawings here, Michael.
__________________
www.LindaTraceyBrandon.com
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Topic: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Topic Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Topics
Thread Topic Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chantelle - Observational Drawing Michael Georges Drawing Critiques 3 06-15-2008 10:58 AM
Learning to See William Whitaker Methods of Seeing 27 06-28-2006 08:41 AM
Anthony Ryder's Workshop Figure Drawing Patricia Joyce School, Atelier and Workshop Discussion 5 02-10-2004 10:49 AM
B.A.M.G. Drawing Marathon John Zeissig Drawing Critiques 1 10-02-2003 01:24 AM

 

Make a Donation



Support the Forum by making a donation or ordering on Amazon through our search or book links..







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.