Ecorche and an Oil Painting Portrait

Aaaaaand the beat goes on. Here we go with more cell phone pics. I'm sorry but the fact is I never remember the damn camera. If I do wait until I remember the camera it takes me two weeks to put a post up.

The setup for this portrait was troublesome for me because it was such strong artificial lighting and a boldly contrasting costume. Without getting too deep into apologizing for the picture quality I would like to state that this photo does NOT depict the parts of the painting I am unhappy with. Somehow this feels patchy and disjointed to me. I am also struggling to maintain the purity of color in this that I would like. It began as a pickout, followed with direct color application. I intend to experiment this semester with a process far more dependant on the underpainting....but, I'll explain that if I ever get around to it.

I LOVE Ecorche. This class is so entirely laid-back while still remaining intensely informative. You just let that flow wash over you and push along. I wish I could accurately describe the environment in one of John Horn's classes... that's gonna have to do.

*Added more crappy cell phone pics*


  Mike Manley

February 11, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Wow Dave, tHat's com'n along handsomely!


February 12, 2009 at 4:17 AM

Thanks Mike! I'll have the camera today so I might try to grab some good pictures of this stuff to replace these. Anyway, it's comin along and it's helping me remember the names of the muscles.


February 13, 2009 at 8:59 PM

the one on the left. :)

  E Palacios

February 16, 2009 at 12:36 AM

Hey thanks for the post Dave. These are lookin' good man. I especially like the painting you were working on back on the Feb 1st post. Keep up the good work!