Figure painting from life step by step. Painting from life session step by step process. This is half way through…don’t know if I could finish it like I wanted to.
Portrait painting from life session last night, 3 hrs (unfinished). Forgot how hard it is to do it from life. I have not been to life drawing session in a while. I used to go at least twice a week (three to four hours on each session, gesture, sketches, paintings) back when I have lots of free time. I did that for at least four to five year even when I already have a good art career going. The point is, I believe, I can never get sick or done of learning. Drawing, painting has always be continuous learning experience for me. The imitation of realism practice or create something beautiful that mimic realism…or life. Like conceptual art, environmental, character, landscape and so on…. We all have to study it from real subject as our best option. Reference photo comes into play as convenience and useful. But live subject is undeniably best to practice from. I should have also study more perspective. Well, I am still learning more and more then hopefully I will get faster and better and environmental as well.
Here are the process of the painting I did from the life painting session some night in May 2009.
It takes me the total of 3 hours so far. To be continue next week session.
NOTE: the rest of her body is still very scribbly, I wasn’t able to get it done in time so.
Here is the painting I ended up with.
The painting was done digitally on my laptop and wacom on my lap. It was kinda awkward sitting up on the bench, but I pull it thru. I used Photoshop because I was too lazy to set up the old painting tool…and some of the tool are not well prepare since I have not paint in oil in a long while. So I go with the easy tool… And no mass.
Below are step by step from rough sketch to finished figure painting.
Well…it didn’t turn out to be quite like what I expected. I might have gone too far and forget to simplify at some point. I will write more about it later. But for now…here are the paintings.