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!

14 Comments:

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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