Saturday, September 01, 2007

Painting Competition - reposted

Oops - somehow I managed to delete this post! Guess I'll re-post. Sorry to those who commented and got erased!
Anyway, this is for a painting competition I'm participating in. The task is to pick a master's self portrait and do a caricatured study of it, being as accurate as possible to value, colour, and even painting technique. Naturally, I picked Sargent. It took me about 8 sketches to get to this point, which is a full value study. After this, I'll begin the final oil painting, in colour. Below my painting is Sargent's original self portrait. He's the man!


Blogger PaoYunSoo said...

waou, amazing, same face !!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Richard Oud said...

Damn.. that is one awesome looking charicature you got there sir! Can't wait to see the final result..

10:19 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Looks great Marco! What made you decide to draw his face at more of a 3/4's view? Great likeness, I hope you do well!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Yeah, Sargent is Awesome! Your caricature is coming along great! Can't wait to see the final.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Hey Marco hope you win - your work is a real inspiration. Great work

3:54 PM  
Blogger bicho maldito said...

Ha-ha, that looks great!

Greetings + good luck, man!

2:31 AM  
Blogger Kevin Keele said...

Worthy of a repost! Great brush strokes.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Ken Chandler said...

Even before I read your comment I was thinking it looked a bit Sargent-esque. Beautifully crafted. These are fabulous! Good luck!

3:41 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys!
Jason, I think you spotted one of my habits. Sometimes when I exaggerate a nose, I tend to cover the far eye...and then the drawing magically turns into more of a 3/4 view. I don't know if this is good or bad...probably bad. But I didn't mind the result on this one. Thanks for keeping me in check though. I gotta watch that.

10:25 PM  
Blogger adrian said...

That's awesome. Great likeness and cool idea!

3:36 PM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

slick as only you can pull off Marco!

10:15 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Looking good! It'll be cool to see your finished painting :)

1:27 AM  
Blogger Jackson said...

You nailed him! He is my favorite painter, by far. It's great to see such versitality in your blog.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Scott Altmann said...

Wow - you have been tearing it up. This image really caught my eye as a fan of Sargent, I think Sargent would have loved this - fantastic job!

12:14 PM  

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