Die Happy

"Paint as you like and die happy." -Henry Miller

Michael Klein

Michael Klein

vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, white chalk on toned paper

vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, white chalk on toned paper

Notice the various approaches, or lenses, in the side drawings. Smallest one in lower right with simplified gesture, pelvis and ribcage, etc, as boxes on the right, then a feel for volume with the ovals. On left these oval describe the contour/topography of the 3D form in a diagrammatic way.
Note rendering with straight lines, “lakes” as someone called it on Thursday, that overlap. Notice the core shadow. This is very loosly rendered btw, not anywhere near a full rendering. Relative values are being established at this early stage of rendering.
Also take note how the curve s of the shoulders are found by straight lines.  The angle of the lines and location of the angle changes (breaks) describe the curve with accuracy that is hard to get starting with a curved line. (Choose accuracy over precision. Precision comes at the later stages of a highly developed drawing.)

Drawing by David Baird, Studio Escalier

Notice the various approaches, or lenses, in the side drawings. Smallest one in lower right with simplified gesture, pelvis and ribcage, etc, as boxes on the right, then a feel for volume with the ovals. On left these oval describe the contour/topography of the 3D form in a diagrammatic way.

Note rendering with straight lines, “lakes” as someone called it on Thursday, that overlap. Notice the core shadow. This is very loosly rendered btw, not anywhere near a full rendering. Relative values are being established at this early stage of rendering.

Also take note how the curve s of the shoulders are found by straight lines.  The angle of the lines and location of the angle changes (breaks) describe the curve with accuracy that is hard to get starting with a curved line. (Choose accuracy over precision. Precision comes at the later stages of a highly developed drawing.)

Drawing by David Baird, Studio Escalier

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The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment
Jan van Eyck (Netherlandish, Maaseik ca. 1390–1441 Bruges) and Workshop Assistant
Date: ca. 1435–40 Medium: Oil on canvas, transferred from wood Dimensions: Each 22 1/4 x 7 2/3 in. (56.5 x 19.7 cm)

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The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment
Jan van Eyck (Netherlandish, Maaseik ca. 1390–1441 Bruges) and Workshop Assistant
Date: ca. 1435–40 Medium: Oil on canvas, transferred from wood Dimensions: Each 22 1/4 x 7 2/3 in. (56.5 x 19.7 cm)

Daniel Richter
Those who are here again
2002Oil and lacquer on Canvas
259 x 393cm

Daniel Richter

Those who are here again

2002
Oil and lacquer on Canvas

259 x 393cm

Top  image form the internet without artist’s reference. the rest are form Gottfried Bammes, the German edition or the smaller English version, The Artist’s Guide to Human Anatomy

From Der Nackte Mensch, Gottfried Bammes

Een molen aan een poldervaart, bekend als ‘In de maand juli’, Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël, ca. 1889
olieverf op doek, h 102cm × b 66cm × d 14cm. More details
‘Our country is colourful, juicy, fat. (…) I repeat, our country is not dull, not even in dull weather, the dunes are not dull either’, Constant Gabriël wrote in a letter. Unlike many artists of the Hague School, he preferred painting fine summer days. Here there are two: the grass, sky and windmill are all reflected in the water.

Een molen aan een poldervaart, bekend als ‘In de maand juli’, Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël, ca. 1889

olieverf op doek, h 102cm × b 66cm × d 14cm. More details

‘Our country is colourful, juicy, fat. (…) I repeat, our country is not dull, not even in dull weather, the dunes are not dull either’, Constant Gabriël wrote in a letter. Unlike many artists of the Hague School, he preferred painting fine summer days. Here there are two: the grass, sky and windmill are all reflected in the water.

fryemuseum:

Arnold Gorter (Dutch, 1866-1933)Trees, Stream & Cattle, ca. 1910Charles and Emma Frye Collection, 1952.051

fryemuseum:

Arnold Gorter (Dutch, 1866-1933)
Trees, Stream & Cattle, ca. 1910
Charles and Emma Frye Collection, 1952.051

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