Monday, January 19, 2015

Texting In The Sun

Texting In the Sun, Day 2, Thirty Minute Daily Drawing Series ( Monday).
Note how she's shielding the screen of her device from the glare of the sun.
those hands need a drawing of their own.

Texting In The Sun, Day 1 Thirty Minute Daily Drawing Series (Sunday)..

Saturday, I tried a little different approach with Erin: my 6B sideways. the gesture still excites me.

 
Erin, graphite value study, 9 x 12"

Feet, sand, water, the quality of computer photographic reproduction occupied the afternoons of the weekend. Then,  I'll Be In The Hot Tub! was signed. Time to move on.  The computer color reproduction convinced me I definitely need to upgrade my photo editing software.  The colors are close, but garish.  The black and white is closer to the truth.

The painting as the computer translated the camera image.
It's a bit washed out.
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The painting translated to black and white.  The weight of
the values are more true to life when I used 'quick Fix."
When I used 'Quick Fix" on the color reproduction, the colors
went raw. I undid what that feature did.





 

10 comments:

  1. Love the sketches (as always) and "I'll be in the hot tub" is great. You did an outstanding job with her weight (where her weight is on her feet)

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    1. Thanks Celeste! That was what attracted me . Getting the stance weighted right is one of the gret challenges of figurative painting. Glad you're well enough to visit. I hope you're well enough to go out and about too.

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  2. More great sketching and I've always enjoyed that 'Hot Tub' image in all of the forms you've posted.

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    1. Thanks Mick. The form and original painting is fine; it's how my computer reads color--particularly aquamarine and a blue, blue Violet--that's annoying me. I kept trying everything my photo editing software offered and haven't hit the color right yet.

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  3. Love 'Hot Tub' it's an intriguing image....I do like a story told. The drawings are terrific, except I immediately saw that the head is out of proportion to the rest of her, except her hands...hands are fine! But then maybe she has a very big head?

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    1. Thanks--for the lady going to the hot tub, keep your pants on for Texting in the sun. There's only so far you can go in thirty minutes. She'll take another session--maybe two? Paint is faster than pencil.

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    2. I think the expression is keep your shirt on--didn't mean to bark, but these sketches are all in progress. None are finished works of art. They are all exploratory.

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    3. I know , and I don't wear pants! :-)

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  4. The different approach with the Erin sketch works!

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    1. I think so too! the reference was dark--taken at dusk I suspect? Getting acquainted sketches are very helpful for determining the best way to go should you want to go on to do a painting. I don't intend to go any further--I'm still examining the classic approach. Thanks for your input on the lady going to the hot tub. You made me take a harder look around her.

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