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Debbie Kolesar's Bargue Plate #6

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Created in this Craftsy class

Traditional Portrait Drawing Techniques taught by Jennifer Gennari

Draw an expressive charcoal portrait using the time-honored techniques of Rembrandt and da Vinci!

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Study
Material Charcoal
Style Realist
Deborah Fleming Kolesar on

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This was done digitally in Corel Painter X3 using the No2 Real Pencil and the Soft Charcoal Brush. I used the guides to drop lines in place of the plumb bob. I was amazed at how difficult this was and that the art of 'seeing' will require a lot of practice and that even the smallest correction in line placement made a huge difference in the drawing's outcome. Very glad I have taken this class as it has opened me up to more of what it takes to become an artist. Am loving this journey and now onto a portrait using this technique. Thanks, Jennifer for your great lessons. Hope you don't mind I'm trying to interpret this digitally. Cheers, Debbie

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Is the piece for sale? No

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This was how I set up the digital canvas. I was hoping my guide lines would show when I saved the image

12/15/2013 Flag

A closer view of my Bargue foot. Let me know what you think.

12/15/2013 Flag

Dreat job Could ypu please explan more about your creat

07/23/2014 Flag

Looks great, I think you're very close. I would take a closer look at the top of the ankle where it starts moving into the calf. ( speaking about the shadow shape.) Your angles are a bit extreme. See how the angles are a bit more subtle? It's a very slight change, but little adjustments like that make all the difference.

01/11/2014 Flag