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Do You Have a Photo of Santorini?

Santorini Greece in the Cyclades, Aegean, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world.

I Can Turn Your Photo into a Painting on Canvas.

  • Oh… it doesn’t have to be Santorini.
  • It can be anywhere in the world.
  • I’ll bring your memories to canvas.

Does Your Photo Look Like This?

Photo - Santorini

Original Photo - Santorini

The Commission – Using Their Photo

The reference photo : Canon PowerShot SD450  metadate:  jpeg f/8.0 1/500  180 ppi

This is HW’s photo and he wanted it printed on canvas. But…he wanted it to look less like a photo and more like a painting.

The commission was to do just that.

The process in 5 easy steps.

  1. Work digitally …Using photoshop
  2. Crop the photo to find an interesting composition
  3. Brighten, sharpen, intensify
  4. Airbrush paint out all small photographic details
  5. Airbrush paint in more interesting colors

Time … 3 hours. Project complete and ready to print.

The Completed Painting – Santorini

Printed 24″ x 20″ on glossy canvas – gallery wrapped.

Santorini - Painting - Jackie Jacobson

Santorini - Painting from Photo ©Jacobson

Here they are… before and after


Santorini Photo - Before and After

Santorini Photo - Before and After

Commission Me to turn Your Photo into a Painting

Contact me by email and let’s talk about it. Or… call 760.831.1190

Join Me in the Studio

Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

What to do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair.

I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

Personal Studio Tour

Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits.

If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

Oil Painting with No Mess

Demo –  Painting with Corel Painter 11

Oil Painting - Amarylis Flower

Amarylis - Oil Painting - ©Jacobson

I love Oil Painting. I always say, “I love the smell of turpentine,” and I really do. But I also love that I have no mess, no cleanup, no allergy problems, no rags, no paper towels, etc. I paint digitally using Corel Painter 11. It’s now a “green thing” to keep it clean and healthy for the environment.

My environmentally friendly option is when I paint digitally, I’m oil painting without using paper towels. That’s one contribution to our environment.

Join me in this step by step photo journey through my oil painting process by viewing Pictures 1 thru 8. Enjoy!

Oil Painting – Step by Step

The titles show the progress of the piece, starting with:

  • 01_The original image for reference
  • 02_the sergeant brush, and a drawing type block in on a sepia/orange tones
  • 03 & 04_The round bristle brush and continued block in
  • 05_The oil detail brush and redefined drawing of shapes
  • 06_The thick wet oil brush adding colors, details and thicker paint
  • 07_The just add water brush to blend out the areas
  • 08_The final step, duplicating the layer and changing the mode to hard light, for more color depth

CLICK EACH PICTURE TO ENLARGE

    That’s it for today’s demo. I’m looking forward to hearing your comments. And last, here’s a list for you to help with making this planet green and environmentally friendly.

    10 things you should never buy again

    1. Styrofoam cups – They’re  not biodegradable.
    2. Paper towels – wastes forest resources, landfill space, and your money.
    3. Bleached coffee filters – Dioxins, chemicals formed during the chlorine bleaching process, contaminate groundwater and air and are linked to cancer in humans and animals.
    4. Teak and mahogany – Every year, 27 million acres of tropical rainforest (an area the size of Ohio) are destroyed. Rainforests cover 6% of Earth’s surface and are home to over half of the world’s wild plant, animal, and insect species. The Amazon rainforest produces 40 percent of the world’s oxygen.
    5. Chemical pesticides and herbicides – American households use 80 million pounds of pesticides each year. The EPA found at least one pesticide in almost every water and fish sample from streams and in more than one-half of shallow wells sampled in agricultural and urban areas. These chemicals pose threats to animals and people, especially children.
    6. Conventional household cleaners – Household products can contain hazardous ingredients such as organic solvents and petroleum-based chemicals that can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your indoor environment, positing a particular danger for children. The average American household has three to ten of hazardous matter in the home.
    7. Toys made with PVC plastic – 70% of PVC is used in construction, but it is also found in everyday plastics, including some children’s toys. Vinyl chloride, the chemical used to make PVC, is a known human carcinogen. Also, additives, such as lead and cadmium, are sometimes added to PVC to keep it from breaking down; these additives can be particularly dangerous in children’s toys. PVC is also the least recycled plastic.
    8. Plastic forks and spoons – Disposable plastic utensils are not biodegradeable and not recyclable in most areas.

    If you must paint with real oil paints, here’s how to do it safely and environmentally friendly. Use M.Graham Oil Paints – a non toxic approach to oil painting.

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    Paint a Portrait You Can Be Proud Of

    Portrait - Painting from Photos

    Closeup of Portrait - ©2009 Jacobson

    Painting from Photos

    Today you are painting a portrait from photos.

    The project is to use the photos supplied and create an exciting portrait from photos. You’ll be using today’s electronic and digital tools. The Wacom® Cintique touch/pressure sensitive monitor. Paint with digital paints using Corel Painter 11

    You are doing a portrait painting in the ultimate digital art studio.

    Start each portrait in a similar way, but you’ll never use the same process twice.

    Portrait painting or any painting from photos is always an event, a challenge and an exploration. It is very different than having the person or subject right there with you. The challenge is for you to feel like the person(s) is right there!

    When you begin to talk to the photos, you know they are there.


    Step 1 – Composition & Color Correction

     

    Painting from Photos

    Original Photo

    The original photo was taken from a very high perspective. Here comes the challenge.

    Using Adobe Photoshop…

    Create a better composition.

    You can chose to crop in much closer in order to capture the personality of the two adorable sisters.

    Spend your time exploring different compositions.

    Do color correcting and use colors that will inspire you to paint.

    As the artist you must be inspired. You’ll get there if you keep exploring.


    Step 2 – The Cropped Image

    Painting from Photos - original photo
    Cropped Image


    How do you decide where to crop?

    You love their little feet in the photo, but that just won’t work.Why won’t it work? …Because it’s their hair and eyes that should be the focus.

    Sometimes you have to give up what you love, to be able to create a focus. After all…this is a portrait painting.

    At this stage you have a color corrected and cropped image.

    Save the composition.

    You are now ready to paint using Corel Painter11.

    Step 3 – The Block-in

    Portrait Painting - Beginning
    The block-in


    The composition is cropped one more time. It is now Square.

    You’re at the block-in stage.

    Using Corel Paintier 11 play around with oil paint, acrylic paint and pastels.

    Begin painting background colors that inspire you.

    Now that you’ve changed that white canvas to a color-filled piece, roughly block-in the two little figures.

    4 – Details

    The block-in
    The block-in


    From the block in stage, you work a little at a time, and refine shapes.

    No details yet, just keep refining shapes and values of tone (light, dark, midtone)

    • Keep painting
    • Move around the canvas
    • Refine the edges
    • When every shape (eyes are a shape, mouth is a shape, nose is a shape) is there (painted in)…
    • refine the details.

    Just as you did with the shapes, keep moving around. You are painting details, all around the canvas.


    Step 5- Portrait Painting from Photos – Completed

    About 14 hours after the block-in stage, the final decision… It’s completed … it’s done!

    And now you have, the perfect portrait painting.

    Live with your painting for a few days, then look again. Refine any small details that  appear.

    When you know you are proud of it, you are ready to print.

    The painting is printed on a 20″ x 20″ canvas.

    If you don’t want to paint your own portrait, check-out having one painted for you.


    Portrait Painting

    J&J Portrait 20"x20" ©2008 Jackie Jacobson

    Closeup
    Closeup

    How to Paint an Oil Painting and Not Get Dirty

     

    White Rose with Bud ©2009 Jacobson.
    White Rose with Bud ©2009 Jacobson.

    9 Steps to Your Finished Painting – The Rose

    Today you are in the ultimate digital art studio of artist Jackie Jacobson.

    You are watching a demonstration by Jackie Jacobson on how to paint an oil painting using Corel® Painter 11, and a Wacom Cintique Monitor.

    Corel® Painter 11 digital painting software is the most advanced painting and natural media tool available today.

    I use no formula when painting, and I honestly think that I never use the same process twice. Painting is an event, a challenge and an exploration.

    Learn how to paint digitally. You can paint and not get dirty. Join me in the adventure.


    Step 1 – The Reference and Inspiration

    The rose photograph is the inspiration piece for an oil painting in a square format.This rose will be the reference piece for our “how to paint” tutorial.

    Inspiration Reference Photo
    Inspiration Reference Photo

    Step 2 – The Under-painting

    Using Corel ® Painter 11 digital brushes and digital oil paints on a Wacom Cintique Monitor, the canvas is painted a solid green color.

    Plain white is way too scary because you never want to get it dirty.” (OK that’s a joke)

    Solid Green Background
    Solid Green Background

    Step 3 – The Drawing

    Using a digital pencil or chalk, draw the shape and movement of the rose with a gestural drawing.

    This is how to become familiar with your model.

    You are not duplicating the reference piece. Do this warm-up step with every new piece. The canvas is marked and no longer intimidating.

    “It can only get better after this stage.”

    Block in drawing
    Block in drawing

    Step 4 – Mess Up Stage – The Block-in

    This is the mess around with paint stage.

    • Begin with oil paints
    • Apply them very thinly.
    • Move around the piece very fast
    • Never stay in the same spot for long.
    • Use a variety of brush sizes, strokes, and colors.

    This is not a planned process. Your moves and choices are strictly by intuition.

    The block-in part of the process is about freedom.

    Here you see the start, closeup and finish of the block-in stage. You have not painted any details.

    Beginning oil paint block in
    Beginning oil paint block in

    Block-in detail
    Block-in detail
    Block-in complete
    Block-in complete

    Step 5 – Add some Details

    Now you have a mess on your hands and it’s just where you want it.

    Begin to use heavier paint (heavier in digital paint is paint that is more opaque)

    Add some details to the shapes within the flower. Use your inspiration photo for reference of those shapes.

    This closeup shows the lack of details at this stage.

    Beginning of details
    Beginning of details

    Step 6 – The Edges

    It’s time to use opaque paints and to really describe the edge of each element in the piece.

    The flower starts to take form. It’s the edge details that describe the forms and make the flower come alive.

    Closeup shows the smooth and defined shape of each petal.

    Edge details - thick paint
    Edge details – thick paint

    Step 7 – Background color – texture – details

    Work into the background with color, textures and details.

    Once again refine edges in order to make your flower come forward.

    Details and textures in background
    Details and textures in background
    Detail Background & Edges
    Detail Background & Edges

    Step 8 – Sign Your Painting

    Your painting and the “how to paint” a Rose tutorial are both complete.

    Last step in the process.

    You must sign the painting.

    You have just completed the painting in 8 Steps. On to step 9…

    Step 9 – Evaluation

    At this stage I actually compare the finished piece with my original inspiration piece. If I’m satisfied, it lives.

    If I’m not satisfied, it’s destined for the dumpster one day.

    Lesson Learned…The joy is in the doing, so if it’s what I want, I’m happy.

    If it’s not… then I’ve definitely learned something for the next painting.

    Move on. Just Keep Painting.

    Completed Painting - White Rose with Bud
    Completed Painting – White Rose with Bud
    Comparison - Painting to Inspiration
    Comparison – Painting to Inspiration

    I’d love to hear from you. Please write.

    Tell me what you think about today’s demo, and what questions you’d like answered.

    Let’s do this together. Thanks for taking your time to watch me have fun.


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    Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

    What should you do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

    • Shop and have fun at the largest Street Fair in the area?
    • 340 Vendors
    • Arts – Crafts – and much more
    • Free Parking
    • Free Admission

    Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. Jackie Jacobson Art Gallery- booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

    Personal Studio Tour

    Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of Jackie Jacobson studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits.

    If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

    Lake Pontchartrain Remembered

    New Orleans 2005 – 6 weeks before Katrina

    LP Palm Black

    50 Days for 50 Years

    We drove from Palm Springs to New Orleans as a way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. And celebration it was. Our memories of those 50 days bring laughter and joy to our minds almost daily. Yes …it is a great way to celebrate a very important event.

    But here it is, August 29, and as the country remembers the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, I am once again reminded of that trip. We returned home from the 50 days on August 10th. I immediately downloaded  approximately 3,000 photos that I had taken, and couldn’t wait to paint some of the images that I loved.

    And so…the first one I painted was this palm tree that I saw on the morning of July 19th, 2005, at Lake Pontchartrain. It was about 9:15 AM, and I can remember how lush, green and peaceful it felt at the lake that day. I also knew that tree needed to be immortalized in a different way. I titled it LP Palm Black and it has been an important painting in my body of artwork. I completed that painting on  August 25, 2005, 4 days before Katrina.

    Today, 5 years later, as New Orleans remembers tragedy and loss, it is being celebrated for courage and resilience. I am remembering these scenes from my photo journal of my day at Lake Pontchartrain, before the levee broke.

    Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana. It is the second-largest saltwater lake in the United States, after the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and the largest lake in Louisiana. It covers an area of 630 square miles (1630 square km) with an average depth of 12 to 14 feet (about 4 meters). Some shipping channels are kept deeper through dredging. It is roughly oval in shape, about 40 miles (64 km) wide and 24 miles (39 km) from south to north. In descending order of area, the lake is located in parts of St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and Tangipahoa parishes.

    Custom Portraits

    Portrait Paintings From Your Photos


    Painting printed on canvas


    Family Memories into Fine Art Portraits on Canvas

    These are just a few of the people whose portraits I have painted.

    • Grandchildren
    • Children
    • Mom and Dad
    • Husband
    • Wife
    • Best Friend

    Commission your painting as a gift to give or a family treasure to own. To create your custom portrait painting I use unique digital brushes, art materials and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts.

    Trained as a classical portrait and figure artist, I use today’s modern mediums to create your unique painting. The lines and textures look like an original oil painting, and is printed on high quality, artist-grade canvas, and gallery wrapped on stretcher bars. No framing is required as the image continues around the sides of the canvas art.


    HOW TO ORDER

    Provide a couple of your favorite photos, and we’ll talk about the size and details for your portrait painting. Call me for scheduling and details…760.831.1190

    Size 1st Print* 2nd Print*
    16″ x 20″ $350 $150
    20″ x 24″ $350 $150
    20″ x 20″ $350 $150
    24″ x 36″ $450 $250
    30″ x 40″ $500 $300

    Price Based on 1 Figure (Person) | $50 for each additional Figure


    Are you planning a visit to the Palm Springs, California area? Bring your photos with you.

    Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

    Or call ahead for an appointment to have a personal tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent California visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

     

    Dog Portrait – from photo

    Family Pet – Birthday Gift

    Pet Portraits – Art on Canvas

     
    Jack Russell Terrier - Pet Portrait

    Emma – Jack Russell Terrier – The Painting

     
    Jack Russell Terrier - Pet Portrait

    Murphy – Jack Russell Terrier – The Painting

    This was the process of my most recent pet portrait commission. It was complimentary, trusting and very much appreciated.

    The Testimonial Letter

    ” We purchased your Tulip triptych painting while we were in Palm Springs in December.  We brought the canvas art with us when we came back to Portland and it now hangs above our dining table – you feel like you’re in a garden when you sit down for a meal! “

    Background – Family pet

    “I am sending along some photos of our two Jack Russell terrier girls who have “crossed over the rainbow bridge”.  We miss them terribly, they were such wonderful dogs.

    Murphy Sue  was the big sister, Emma Lou was from a later litter (same mom, different dads.)  Murphy followed me everywhere, helping with chores and just keeping me company.  Her absolute favorite thing was a tennis ball. Emma was a bit more aloof – she always wanted to be part of what was going on when it interested her (like digging in the dirt to plant a garden or going after some vermin to clean up the yard), but would be content on her own as well.  She and Murphy were as bonded as Jack Russell terriers could be considering the breed’s total independent streak.”

    Commission Request

    “Sadly they both succumbed to heart-related illnesses – Murphy at 13 and Emma at 15.  We have lots of photos but I thought it would be great to have them memorialized in your wonderful pop art painting style.  S… has a birthday this month and I thought this would be a great birthday gift. Would you look at these photos and let me know what you think? “-D

    Project – Pet Portrait from Photos

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Response
     
    “We received your art on canvas today and I have to tell you, I was surprised and so excited!!  The painting of Emma is absolutely fantastic!!  The painting of Murphy is also great, but Emma’s is exceptional.  They are so realistic that our little rat terrier, Ricky barked at them, thinking they were real dogs. Thank you so very much for providing us with such great memories of our girls!!!” – S
     
    “Ricky is adjusting, you can pat yourself on the back for creating such life-like and dynamic pet portraits!  They will hang as centerpieces on our beloved pets wall and will be treasured as larger than life size portraits of our two girls who had larger than life size hearts!
    Hugs back to you and many, many thanks, – D”
    Unique Gift – Order One Today
     
    The perfect special occasion gift ideabirthday gift , anniversary gift, christmas gift, gift for him, gift for her. Order a hand painted dog portrait from your photo. This  is where and how you order. I’d love to paint that special pet portrait…just for you.
     
     

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    Sunflower Meets Background

    Sunflower V Square © Jacobson

    Yellow Background

    ABSTRACT SUNFLOWER

    • STEP 1 – Sunflower V Square
    • Painted in the photo realistic using airbrush
    • STEP 2 – Yellow Background
    • STEP 3 – Painting a selected area from SunflowerV into the Yellow Background
    •  STEP 4 – After completion I crop the new painting. I love to crop and find a exciting compositions. 
    •  Note the painting was completed  in the horizontal format of the background, and then cropped into a vertical format.
    • Sunflower VI is the first of many compositions that I intend to do using Sunflower V Square as my model.
    • KEEP WATCHING.

    Sunflower VI_Horiz

      

    Sunflower VI _Vert

     

     

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    Video Demo – Digital Painting on Layers

    Non-Destructive Painting

    Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

    Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

    Today’s video lesson is about adding to an exisiting completed drawing or painting. You’ll still having the original piece without any changes. Layer painting is the process. Corel Painter 11  is the painting program. Sit back and watch artist Jackie Jacobson demonstrate the process she uses with Corel Painter 11.

    Meet the Artist …Jackie Jacobson

    Sit in the front row

    Watch in full screen by clicking on the icon to the right of the sound volume

    Title:  Painting in Layers with Corel Painter 11    Time: 5:00 min

    Be sure to come back next week for another of these weekly video lessons. If you’re enjoying the series, leave a comment so that I know you’re out there. It’s fun to know who’s in the audience, what you’re thinking and any ideas you can add. Questions are definitely encouraged. So ask them please.

    Join Me in the Studio

     

    Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

    What should you do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

    • Shop and have fun at the largest Street Fair in the area?
    • 340 Vendors
    • Arts – Crafts – and much more
    • Free Parking
    • Free Admission

    Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

    Personal Studio Tour

    Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190.

    I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist.

    Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

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    Drawing from the Model – 60 Minutes

    Weekly Life Figure Drawing Series

    Meet Model PB

    Model PB  Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

    Model PB Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

    Sketching Process – 60 minutes Pose

    I start with a 15 minute block-in quick sketch.

    Art Materials Used

    The Paper: White charcoal paper. When doing traditional drawing I use Canson Ingres paper with a laid finish. ( I was trained in the old masters style and that was their paper of choice)
    The Top 10 charcoal and Pastel Papers are listed here. I’ve used most of them in the past 46 years. Find your favorites.

    The Media:

    • Blunt Soft Pastel 40
    • Soft Charcoal Pencil 7
    • Pointed Blender Stump 30
    • Grainy Water Blender

    • NOTE: NO ERASER IS USED- When I want to change something I draw with the color of the paper to make the changes.

    Here’s the progression of the 60 minute drawing session. USE PIC LENS FOR BEST VIEWING and start with Drawing 01 Block-in

    Reminder: I am using Painter 11 and doing all of this drawing digitally. There is no difference for me between doing this directly on paper, or directly on my Wacom Cintique. It’s my hand that is drawing.

    Set a timer and join in. Meet you here same time next week.

    I’d love to see your drawings. Email me for critiques and conversation at jackiejart@aol.com

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    Model S – Quick Sketches

    No Model Showed – Self Portrait

    Live Model C – Portrait

    Drawing From the Model -Quick Sketches

    Weekly Life Figure Drawing Series

    Meet Model S

    Model S  Pose#06

    Model S Pose#06

    Quick Sketching – Short Poses

    I have chosen Pose #6 for todays drawings. They are all short poses, from 1 to 10 minutes. Quick sketching is the warm up process. Usually done on newsprint paper, the model does a series of one minute poses for a 20 minute session. Then we move on to do 5 to 20 minute sketches.

    Art Materials Used

    The Paper : I love colored paper. My favorite paper is, Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Papers and Pads.  My favorite color is Moonstone. Most art supply stores carry this paper, and I buy it online at Dick Blick Art Materials.

    The Media: 6B Soft Pencil, Sketching Pencil 5, Soft Charcoal Pencil, Blunt Soft Pastel, Pointed Stump. Note: I DO NOT USE AN ERASER in quick sketching. The history of my marks are recorded and stay where I made them. For blending purposes, I sometimes use a kneaded eraser.

     One minute warm-up drawing is from the first 20 minute session.

    1 Minute Warm Up

    1 Minute Warm Up

     

     Drawing completed in 15 minutes from a 20 minute session. I stopped before the timer.
     
    10 Minute Drawing

    15 Minute Drawing

    Reminder: I am using Painter 11 and doing all of this drawing digitally. There is no difference for me between doing this directly on paper, or directly on my Wacom Cintique. It’s my hand that is drawing.

    Set a timer and join in. Meet you here same time next week.

    I’d love to see your drawings. Email me for critiques and conversation at jackiejart@aol.com

     

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    No Model Showed – Self Portrait

    Live Model C – Portrait

    The Window Series – Models with Hats

     

    Drawing from the Model – Session 1

     

     

    Drawing CI_#3

    Drawing CI_#3

     

    Have you ever attended a Life Drawing Workshop?

    Drawing from the model is a weekly ritual for most figure and portrait artist.  I invite you to be part of this journey. Come into my studio, meet the model and look over my shoulder.  A new model or new pose each week, and a look into the process. Enjoy

     

    Meet the model.

    Model Reference Photo

    Model Reference Photo

     

    DRAWING 1

    Watercolor and charcoal pencil.

    Drawing CI _#1

    Drawing CI _#1

     

    DRAWING 2

    Working over Drawing 1. Heavy Charcoal

    Drawing CI _#2

    Drawing CI _#2

     

    DRAWING 3

    Working over Drawing 2. watercolor, acryllic, markers, charcoal pencil

    Drawing CI_#3

    Drawing CI_#3

    Questions Answered

    OK, I hear your questions. How did she do these?

    • They were drawn digitally.
    • I work from photos I have taken from live sessions with models.
    • The model’s photo was on a monitor to my left.
    • I drew and painted on the Cintique monitor in front of me, using Corel Painter 11. (See studio tour to view this arrangement)
    • Drawing 1 – was a 20 minute drawing.
    • Drawing 2 – was a 15 minute drawing.
    • Drawing 3 – was a 30 minutes drawing.

    The real advantage in drawing digitally, is being able to work on a prior version, without ruining what you did previously. As this series progresses you will see many different mediums used, different drawing surfaces, and many different models.

    You can draw along with me, grab a sketchpad, some materials and join me in this virtual studio. If you need a little drawing help, try this book Drawing on the Right side of the Brain.

    Thanks for coming. See more next week…

     

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