Thursday, June 23, 2011

This is a sketch from this morning, done close to my home.


Blogger Concetta Flore said...

gosh...tell me you've used a photograph! unbelievable.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Paulo said...

Nice sketch. Wonderful colours!

2:13 AM  
Blogger Szabi said...

Thanks a lot! No, it was done in the field. See the new photo added. The bird was in the big tree.

10:53 AM  
Blogger H.K.Hollinstone studio said...

Beautiful, love the colours and the light and shadow on the feathers.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the way you create the background of branches and leaves.

2:09 AM  
Blogger Dougalis said...

One of your very best Szabi!
This picture has an abstract quality though depict convinsingly a real scene..
A sign of artistic maturity..


11:55 AM  
Blogger Marilisa Mesquita said...

wonderful! i love your drawings! ^^

5:25 PM  
Blogger Jenny Woolf said...

I can't imagine how anyone could do such a wonderful picture from life - how long does it takes you and how do you keep it in your mind?

8:54 AM  
Blogger Szabi said...

Thank you very much again for all your words!
I usually try to finish one sketch in 30-40 mins. The more complex scenes can take longer. If it's sunny, the light can change significantly even during this period. But as I don't paint too much detail on this tree, it doesn't matter if eg. the shadows are a little bit different at the end of the work. I almost always start with the bird, as it can fly away. This Cuckoo left before being complete, but luckily returned after a while, as it is a favourite pearch.
If there's overcast weather, light doesn't change so quickly, so can work on one sketch longer.
I would like to increase my painting speed, as lights at Dawn and dusk change very quickly, so spending 30 mins on a sketch is not permitted.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Szabi said...

And yes, I forgot to write about painting from memory. I noticed that with practice I'm achieving some kind of photo memories, I realy hope it will develop more. It is actually not a picture in my mind that I can see if I close my eyes, rather a knowledge, a memory about what colours were here and there eg. on a bird that already gone. I suspect that this is coming from a practice of mixing colours. Some colours I remember how to mix, so can do later from memory.

9:17 AM  
Blogger digdeep said...

Very fascinating insights into the process. Thanks Szabi!

9:23 AM  

Eres increibleeeeee, adoro tus creaciones

6:00 PM  

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