Ben Nissen's SKETCHBOOK
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@Midnight Rambler
Thanks! I will definitely keep that in mind moving forward. It helps to know that since I'm trying to focus on brushwork/mark-making.

@darktiste
Thanks! gonna focus more on defining my anatomy and I'll try to start working on expressions soon. Appreciate it!

@Zorrentos
Thanks!

Appreciate all the crits everyone, gonna try to apply it to my future work/studies. I'll try to upload some more stuff soon.


Here's a more recent study of Ruan Jia's color/value/brushwork where I was mostly focusing on form and color. I'm trying to get a 3D feel to my work and also have the brushwork show through, even in more soft areas. It's a bit confusing to me still on how to approach it all, as far as rendering, but I think it was starting to make more sense with this one. I realized starting out with a monochromatic color (local color) then after rendering enough values I added thin glazes of color for the skin tones to get more variety and vibrance. For this portrait I didn't really try to have the proportions be that accurate (the head looks inflated lol) I just wanted it in basic 3/4 perspective so I could have that structure to paint on. I know that sounds like an excuse for the proportions/anatomy being off, but I mention it because I intentionally didn't mean to make it accurate, since I wanted to focus on rendering and color for this study. Maybe that's cause it was late and I just wanted to paint lol... anyways thanks again everyone!


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I personally find that rendering can be done and experimented on cube and sphere if your capable to work working on a specific texture without it being necessarly in context. You can find example of what i mean in my sketchbook http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-3...#pid130056

Working toward the focus on your attention will removing the distraction and extra work seem like the best course of action that just how i roll you can than test what you learned in those quick study in longer format painting.

Looking foward to more post from you.

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