This is a group for those who'd like to learn from the Old Masters, an awesome way to understand drawing. Trace the path and you learn why they did what they did.

Also, the seed of the idea.


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2. J.C. Leyendecker

JC Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. Today's Master Topic :-  Character design. Yes, design your character and study the details like Mr. Leyendecker. Remember to study and explore every detail of the pose, angle, characters personality before fixing on a final view. After the initial pencilling select your medium and work with colours. Most artists work with reference images to create the illustration they have in mind. Start…

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1. Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet (1832 – 1883)  a French impressionist painter, was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Effect of Snow at Petit-Montrouge, 1870. Oil on canvas,61.6 x 50.4 cm. Currently at National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK Today's Master Topic :- Pick any scenery and approach it the way Manet did. Remember, we need to recreated a similar effect as the above painting. So a mono-chromatic approach for this master study. You could also choose to recreate the same…

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Assorted Master work studies

I'm hoping to populate this thread with studies of master works, as and when they happen. Anybody is cordially welcome to join in with his/her studies, and to leave their two (or twenty) cents.I'll start with  a couple I did this sweltering afternoon... A3 size, conte.After Pierre Paul Prud'honAfter Leonardo Da Vinci (also posted in the main exhibit area)Thanks for viewing!

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Studying Henri Chapu's Joan of Arc

I thought this masterpiece is a good one to study and understand the shapes involved.. especially regarding the half-twist in the torso, how the lower body stacks up against the upper body at the hip, the arms resting on the knees with the fingers clasped, and the over-all strong shapes.I don't know if I'll take this further, but for now its a simple shape study in conte, A3 size (background added digitally).After Henri-Michel-Antoine Chapu (29 September 1833 – 21 April 1891)

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