Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Practice, Practice, Practice

Painting from the masters is my second favourite way to gain insights as a painter (favourite of course being direct study from real life). So here's a few recent ones. From the top: After Jeremy Lipking, after J.C. Leyendecker, after Morgan Weistling, and finally, after John Singer Sargent.


Blogger Kate said...

Holy cow Marco! Nice colors and brush strokes!

1:27 AM  
Blogger BOKY said...

I love the last one, the portrait by J.S.Sargent.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Mark Behm said...

nice studies! Nice picks too.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

NICE STUFF MAN! Love your brushwork!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

oooooo! Nicely done!! Fantastic portrait studies Marco!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

great post Marco, this is really nice work man!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Joern said...

Wow, what a practice man. Excellent stroke.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Kevin Keele said...

These are awesome! I love them all.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Dani Brandimarte said...

Hi- I just came across your blog, you have some great stuff here. These are really nice, I especially like the Lipking one.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Adam Ford said...

Great studies!

9:25 PM  
Blogger cdeboda said...

Very nice studies. Really like the monster piece below too.

12:54 PM  
Blogger _EE_ said...

i like your character in particular the monster under the bad eheheheh ;) really good stuff

7:59 PM  
Blogger bog_art said...

Excelent studies man!!.. I didn't know the three first artists.. but I will check them now..

10:39 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

WOW! WOW!! ARe you sure these are merely practise?

12:31 PM  
Blogger John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

i really dig the soft color in these. Fantastic work!

5:48 PM  
Blogger nigraz said...

nice nice stuff..

6:33 PM  
Blogger Joe Karg said...

J.C. Leyendecker!?! Wow man. You are a champion. These are such nice studies.

Up until recently, I've felt the strong need to not study directly from other artists, but I don't even know where that came from. I've been learning so much from my recent studies from the masters.

Great image,

8:48 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys!
Joe - I know some artists who don't like to study directly from master's paintings. I don't think that's a bad mindset to long as you're still willing to observe and learn from their use of value/colour/calligraphy, etc. I just find doing a study directly trying to mimic their original piece is the best way to gain that insight.
Thanks for your comment!

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice studies

2:43 PM  
Blogger Achdé said...

absolument fantastique! quelle technique! c'est superbe! Awesome job!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Marco, nice ones. Like the Weistling copy. Hey you weren't kidding about the Lipking vid.. that thing should come with a pillow! lol

3:16 PM  
Blogger Thomas Fluharty said...

Love the top one of the ladies profile.very nice SWEEEEET~T

9:24 PM  

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