Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Learning from the masters

In my latest course, Chris Oatley's Painting Drama 2 he gave me a challenge to do some studies of the great Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. The structure in his highly detailed paintings is extraordinary. This simple challenge has taught me so much, and challenged me. This is the first of my drawings, it is A4, and it was from straight eye observation of a coloured print out. It challenged my drawing skills, observation skills and value knowledge of how colours convert. There are flaws in this drawing and I didn't capture the magic of the original Cleopatra piece, but man did I enjoy the hours put into this drawing. More to come

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