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This is a group for those who would like to learn from the Old Masters, an awesome way to understand how to draw/paint/illustrate. Trace the path and you learn why they did what they did. 

Think of this as a study group where we are helping each other to study. This group was formed many years ago from this seed of the idea. Today we are reviewing it with another such seed during the Virtual weekend jam.

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3. Studying - Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid

We are studying Johannes Vermeer this week.  " Johannes Vermeer, was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life. Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work." - Visit his wiki page to read more about him. What are we studying? In specific we are looking at The Millkmaid, a painting done by him in 1657–1658. Explore…

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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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