Vivi - Life painting

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    I did this some time ago and had forgotten to upload it. I was at life drawing last weekend and was about to upload the painting I did but preferred this painting. A four hour study in oil paint, I'm not a huge fan of starting direct with paint preferring to draw it out on paper first then transferring to a board.

    Mathieu Noel, Pedro Covo, and 126 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Edricism 31 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! The skin tones are so lovely and spot on!

    2. Blue York 31 months ago | reply

      What can I say; its just brilliant.

    3. Gialt Latte 31 months ago | reply

      Tender drawing

    4. Maker of Images 31 months ago | reply

      You have such a nice way with line and paint quality -- very beautiful.

    5. Madame Ink 31 months ago | reply

      Well, I understand your preference---but the immediacy of this is so powerful--maybe you really do NOT need to have a perfect transferred drawing? This is BEAUTIFUL.

    6. Wil Freeborn 31 months ago | reply

      for this one I spent the first hour drawing it out on paper then transferred it to a board during the break, by covering the back with graphite and drawing over the lines with a biro. Then work direct with paint. I admire folk who do the initial drawing direct with paint, although I like the approach I do it feels gutsy paint right from the start.

    7. Luana Manhães 31 months ago | reply

      The study is pretty cool. I switch on my studies between making the design first and then transfer it and sketch directly on the support that will receive the painting.

    8. Spencer Mackay 31 months ago | reply

      Nice pose and composition. I'd love to see the finished piece to see if any of the line work remains and to see how you handle the edges.

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    10. Madame Ink 31 months ago | reply

      Well: THE METHOD IS WORKING FOR SURE! It has a lot of life and feels very immediate. Lovely!

    11. GARGABLE 29 months ago | reply

      impresionante dibujo y gama de colores, saludos.

    12. linda hancill [deleted] 29 months ago | reply

      Lovely work.

    13. elph 26 months ago | reply

      that's pretty special!

    14. jana.oliv@ 23 months ago | reply

      Beautiful job and art!

    15. maraia chlench 22 months ago | reply

      won -der-ful portrait, very sweet.

    16. Acrylic75 8 months ago | reply

      Lovely model pose for you, It good pose.

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