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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Action, Movement of Figures in Art, Paintings by Bellows and Babad



In my above painting, Hockey Player, I wanted to convey the action, movement and gesture of the figure. Much of the action and movement was achieved by the diagonal lines of the hockey player. Except for the cast shadows, the diagonals are contrasted with the square horizontal background and hockey stick. I try to keep my background abstract. The figure and hockey stick are placed on the vertical and horizontal thirds of the support. I used modeling and impasto strokes to emphasize the figure’s gesture.

One of my favorite figure artists was U.S. George Bellows a member of the Ashcan school whom painted contemporary American life. Bellows' paintings of boxers were typified by dark backgrounds and bright, rough brushstrokes of the figures describing movement and direction. (Above painting, Dempsey and Firpo, 1924)

My painting is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints (Corel Painter 12 and Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet).
                           
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Basketball Player's Gestural Pose and Impasto Painting



In my above painting, Basketball Jump, I wanted to convey the player in a rough and sketch like manner. The gesture of the basketball player as he reached for the hoop shows his agility. I used impasto brush strokes for the player and an abstract background. The figure is placed on the support’s Golden Mean. The player’s pose and the impasto strokes contribute to the rough, sketch like figure.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints (Corel Painter 12 and Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet).
                      
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