Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Concept Illustration + Video



I've been painting for my book...and decided to record one to feed the ol' blog.

15 Comments:

Blogger dwilson said...

Marco, thanks for the great demo. I particularly loved the warm shadow choice and texture variation -Cloud, rock, rope, etc.

2:39 AM  
Blogger B! said...

finally a post.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Dennis Jones said...

...I really enjoyed seeing how you put a painting together!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Daniel Bourke said...

Beautiful painting and invaluably informative, thanks a lot.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

hahahah Thanks B! This one is cause of your pestering :D

12:55 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Thanks for sharing, I always love watching your demos. I really appreciate that you do the voice-over, I find it very helpful.

I've been meaning to ask you about painting from life, I've heard you mention you do it quite a bit. I've been interested, but I feel overwhelmed and am unsure where to start. I was curious if you had any tips.

Cheers,

-justin

1:14 PM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

Hey Justin, thanks for the comment.
I was overwhelmed too my first time painting from life (I gave up in 5 minutes on my first time out).

My advice would be to ease into it by finding some paintings from life that you like, and copy them, in the safety of your own studio. I have countless copies lying around mine. Try and absorb whatever you can about the decisions that artist made, and how they simplified what they saw, and translated the subject into brushstrokes. Cause when you go out there, it will be up to you to do that hard work yourself.

Materials-wise, be prepared with a decent setup (don't try and figure it out while you're out there...do a 'dress rehearsal' at home to make sure you have everything you need).

And my last bit of advice would be to pick a SIMPLE subject. If you're doing plein air, the tendancy is to find some big vista view. Don't. Find a rock resting on the sand, or a grassy field with a distant treeline and sky. Remember that you're out there to study, not to put something in a frame and sell it. If you're painting the live model, do it under 1 light source and find a spot where you can see clear light/shadow shapes to draw with.

That should get you started :)

7:54 PM  
Blogger abhishek singh said...

like always beautiful work
:)thankx for sharing the process video ,
hope to see the book soon

10:22 PM  
Blogger Chris Graf said...

you got mad skillz man! great video!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Luca said...

I'm really happy whenever I see a new post on your blog... they're so cool! :)

Keep updating more frequently cause we want more =)

Thanks for the great tips.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Abz said...

fun to watch! thanks!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Joe Kresoja said...

Fun work! keep them coming.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Jochini said...

very nice works!
greetings from argentina

3:03 PM  
Blogger Jose Ramos said...

Your tuttorial videos are very inspirational Marco , i like them a lot .
.They are very impresive!

see u my friend!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Love your demos, and good to see that you're posting again!

12:38 PM  

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