Friday, May 11, 2012

"Figure Study 051112"

Figure painting is my final goal in my relatively new art career. As a matter of fact, I started painting about 15 years ago, my genre was portrait and figure. I realized very quickly the figure is the most difficult thing to paint. I don't have much time, so I move to still life. I think I did the right thing, because I get to artistic part of painting very quickly instead of struggling with anatomy and perspectives. Many years have passed, and now it is time to confronting figure painting again. In order to progress in a more controlled way, I thought about technology again. This figure study I did was not from a model neither from a photo.  It was painted from a 3D computer model. I downloaded a 3D human model software from www.cloudstarts.com. The model is not perfect, but it is good enough. I got the proportion and perspective rather accurately with a lot of measurement. But I feel the form is very hard because I have not done enough and I don't know anatomy much. It is first time I painted collar bones in detail. I was really tired after about 4 hours. I know the shoulder still needs a lot of work, and so do arms, hands, legs and feet. Well, I will reserve them for my future projects.

4 comments:

Helder FC Vieira said...

The methodic and accurately way that you raise questions and face and solve problems is an inspiration for me. We learn permanently. The minute you stop learning, you are dead.
Thanks

George Carr said...

Interesting dynamic painting, but I am not sure why you use a 3D model as a reference instead of a photo since on your computer monitor, both are 2D. Incidentally, there is a typo in your link for cloudstars.com (an extra T). Check out posespace.com for photos. Can't wait to see your expressive technique from still life applied to the figure!

Pragya Tiwari said...

Dynamic painting indeed! and love your choice of colors as well.

Page Railsback said...

Like your blog..your work is beautiful..you are an inspiration and I can see a very good teacher