Friday, August 14, 2009

PAIN-ting projects

... selected from year 1

* Still life in gouache

YES, the perspective on the can is ALL wrong, but fixing it would be jeopardizing my sanity, which hangs by a thread as it is, especially when it comes to painting...

- Our next to last project of the year, the first part of which is the Master Copy - we pick an artist and copy one of his works.
This one is from Arthur Rackham's illustrations for "The Niebelungen". i don't have a picture of the original at the moment, but you can see the photocopy from a book on the right, and my colored copy on the left.

... The second part of the assignment was to adopt the above-mentioned artist's style or at least part of it that you like, and apply it to an original composition, which will be based on a book excerpt describing an interior.
So i picked the renovated house and courtyard (half-interior..) of the Buendia family from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

This is the under-drawing and some of the preliminary work:

I took a picture of it before applying the gouache since i usually prefer the black and white version, naturally assuming i'm going to ruin it with color :P

and this is the final version (still not really done..) - i used led pencil, dark umber colored pencil, gouache and ink, as was done in the Rackham copy:

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