Monday, February 18, 2008

Last Week's Head Study

This 'yin-yang' type of lighting made for a good challenge. Instead of the traditional line-and-mass block in, I started with the eye socket on the right, and just branched out from there. I haven't approached a study like that before, so I felt like I learned something here.

10 Comments:

Blogger Jon said...

See here

2:30 PM  
Blogger Maxetormer said...

As ever you colors are something to behold at, thanks for sharing!

2:07 AM  
Blogger Anders said...

you must feel comfortable with your painting skills to start a piece this way, I guess...
excellent head study by the way!
bravo!

7:21 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys,
Anders - it's maybe one part confidence...but more just wanting to find new ways to screw it up (and therefore new things to work for)

9:18 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Beautiful work, inspiring!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Looks great, Marco!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Ramses said...

nice colors!

9:12 AM  
Blogger shou' said...

Cool man. Let's see some more alla prima works! By the way how long of a session do you normally do these studies? Are you using any solvents and/or Liquin by chance?

2:19 PM  
Blogger Fox said...

Sorry. Look please here

8:28 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Shou - I thin the paint down at the beginning, for early block in stages (and I use a paper towel constantly to wipe things away). After that stage, I don't really thin the paint at all. I start applying opaque layers of paint immediately. This way I feel more like I'm sculpting, instead of washing or glazing colour.
Oh, and each session is 2.5 hours...so about 2 hours of painting including breaks.

10:07 PM  

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