Surrender(the painting)

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posted on May, 15 2013 @ 07:24 AM
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Surrender



source:my paintings.

Oil on canvas.

the oil isn't dry yet.

It was created for this thread.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Important is the expresion of the face and of the body in order to express...surrender.


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posted on May, 15 2013 @ 08:35 AM
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If I may;
I didn't read "surrender " in this work to be honest
The anatomy looks to be off, more specifically the leg on the floor and the face ((position of) ear looks really wonky)
The rendering as still rather choppy, perhaps intentionally, perhaps it could use more hours

Other than that it looks ok, I know how hard painting with oils is so kudos on the effort!

Just one tip, human skin is one of the hardest things to paint. If you're studying different areas simultaneously, id suggest simpler objects.

My 2 cents!
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posted on May, 15 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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Other than that it looks ok, I know how hard painting with oils is so kudos on the effort!
Yes it is hard painting with oils and without a real model to inspire.

This is my first attempt to paint a body and a face.

Thank you for advice.



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by piequal3because14
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Other than that it looks ok, I know how hard painting with oils is so kudos on the effort!
Yes it is hard painting with oils and without a real model to inspire.

This is my first attempt to paint a body and a face.

Thank you for advice.



Makes it all the better! Im sorry if the following is useless to you but as I dont know your skill level apart from what I can see here, ill just type what comes to mind;
* use lots of reference, not only for the pose, but also for the entire figure in general! I have a folder full of nudes, printed, from magazines,... And a massive digital collection to go with it. Every bodypart is unique, when you draw or pain, depending on your educated technique, you either draw exactly what you see, OR you interpret it. I like the second better, though both methods are very valuable. When you interpret, this reference comes in very handy. That leg that looks weird might be hard to fix if you're trying to be exact, but its less hard when you know what a leg should look like and thus can evaluate wether the leg looks ok or not (yet).

* study those that went before you! The "masters" were excellent at painting skin. Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio, bougereau,... Amazing artists that can teach you more with one painting than your average amateur drawing or painting classes can in year!

* if you like paintingbut, like me, find it cumbersome to always use physical materials, you could try painting digitally if you havnt. Given you dont cheat (like blending with the Photoshop tool), this can be a very useful practice that will easily translate to your real life work. A cheap tablet and free software is enough to get you going

* practice practice practice!

* BUT; Enjoy enjoy enjoy too!! It has been scientifically shown that if you're worried about your progress, youll actually hamper said progress, ehile when you enjoy yourself no matter what, your learning is exponentially increased!

* find what you love, draw it till your bored of it! (not really :p) I hit a certain plateau at one point, where it felt I wasnt progressing and didnt want to practice what I had been practising anymore.Then i started working with wood, started a carpentry course, which incidentally made me realize I love drawing furniture!Its great perspective, detail and design practice, sure, its not human figures, but this DID boost my progress in general. I love drawing skulls too, draw them everywhere and all the time,while i used to be horrible at them. My confidence in drawing increased though, and suddenly, things started getting easier!

Id like to emphasize again that im completely unaware of your skill level so I am sorry if what I say bored you to death because you already knew, but I sometimes wish someone said exactly what I needed to hear to make me SEE, and though I might fail at doing exactly that, I always try when given the.opportunity! Sometimes all you need is a couple of words to reach a new level of major insight. Mine might not do, its possible that my effort is even redundant becausr youre already at the point im referring to, hence the apologies!

If you keep up the practise, im 100% certain that by your 30th painting you'll look at this one and be disgusted
doesnt mean its bad, far from it, it means youre obviously on the right track, have a good feel for colour, proportion,... But it needs to be refined, more specifically to this technique.

Sorry for the long text
I get carried away sometimes :p



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 12:06 PM
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Thank your for advices Strawberry88.

I'll try to follow them.




* study those that went before you! The "masters" were excellent at painting skin. Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio, bougereau,... Amazing artists that can teach you more with one painting than your average amateur drawing or painting classes can in year!

Painting must come naturally,I guess.

But I like Gauguin.

Unicity and unique style is important,I guess.

Meh hard thing with this painting.

Thank you again.





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