Master Studies in Casein and Watercolor

Hello friends,

Here are a few recent master studies of portraits. I’m experimenting with laying watercolor glazes over casein underpaintings. (For details, check out my other blog here, or feel free to ask questions in the comments.) Thanks for looking!

After Diego Velazquez

After Diego Velazquez

(Yes, the jaunty cap was intentional. Couldn’t resist!)

After Jose Maria Acosta

After Jose Maria Acosta

After Robert Henri

After Robert Henri

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One Minute Quicksketch Dump

Here’s a load of one-minute quicksketch figure drawings, done over several weeks the workshop run by my good friend Cutter Hays at the Backfence Society in Vista, CA. Enjoy and feel free to comment!

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

1-minute figure quicksketch

Thanks for looking!

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3 minute quicksketches

Here are a couple of weeks worth of 3-minute figure quicksketches. Enjoy:

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

3-minute figure drawings

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2 minute quicksketches

Here are some more. Enjoy, thanks for looking, and feel free to comment if you’d like!

2 minute quicksketches

2 minute quicksketches

2 minute quicksketches

2 minute quicksketches

2 minute quicksketches

2 minute quicksketches

2 minute quicksketches

2 minute quicksketches

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Some 20-minute figure drawings

Working away, continuing to improve in some areas while struggling in others. Isn’t that the way!

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

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Four Robert Henri Studies

Here are four studies after portraits by Robert Henri. All are in casein (some colors are tubed casein, others are manufactured by me using casein medium with gouache paints—as described on my other blog here).

Casein after Robert Henri

Casein after Robert Henri

This first one is a bit more purple than the original. I got a chance to see this painting in person, and it had an amazing deep violet glow which I haven’t seen in any reproductions of it. Including this one. But well.

Casein after Robert Henri

Casein after Robert Henri

Casein after Robert Henri

Casein after Robert Henri

I always feel free to modify master studies in any way I feel like. In this case, the character reminded me of a wizard. So I gave him a pipe and a wizard’s hat (not very well).

Casein after Robert Henri

Casein after Robert Henri

One of my favorite Henri paintings, and I’m fairly pleased with how my little study of it turned out. Onward!

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20 minute figure drawings

Hello, friends. Here are some more figure drawings for your perusal. All 20 minutes, some with darks filled in afterward:

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

Mmmm… foreshortening!

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

20 minute figure drawing

Struggled with the proportions on that last one, as I often do. Still not sure about that head size (or the hand)!

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