Monday, June 15, 2009

Girl on couch

I had a go at "copying" another Kent Williams painting - "Girl on couch". Learnt a lot from studying his work - his palette, composition and balance. Love his work!! Here's my version :) 30"x30", oil on canvas.

A close-up of the face.

Here's Kent William's original "Girl on couch".

16 comments:

andyyang said...

Way to go, San San. I can see an improvement from your last painting you posted. You already have your own signature colour palette that you preselect subconsciously. That's a good sign for personal style. One suggestion, I think it's time for you to look for your own image, do up a composition so you can come up with your own piece. Trust me, you are ready. cheers! Keep it up.

twisstii said...

this piece is tighter than the last piece i feel.a study while retaining your trademark crimson to bring the understanding of the color palette to another level is what we should learn from you.3 paintings a day now San San ! ;D

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Good one SanSan- thanks for posting, as pestered :D!! LOL

I agree with Andy- time to do your own subjects already.

moodytwoshoes said...

Thanks for your kind comments and encouragement :)Yes, I will try my own subjects - that will be a big challenge!
Looking for people to paint - any one keen to sit for a few hours please let me know! :P Actually, if anyone is keen to paint together, we can get a model and share fees :)

sei-ji rakugaki said...

it's nice and inspiring to see go out of your comfort zone!

Zid said...

San San! Another KW believer!!! I'm so proud of your tribute pieces :D

Also, I think some of his textures are achieved by directly applying thick colours from the palette knife. I'm sure you know this already, but heck, let's see that in your next work!

*Gleeee*

drewscape said...

nice. i think the proportions are a bit nicer than kw's ha

Zid said...

*kills drew*

moodytwoshoes said...

Zid, I've got knives. I'll try.

ah Drew, thank you, but I should remove your comment before you upset all the KW fans.

San San is still worshipping KW :)

dominique said...

really nice work. The palette creates an interesting emphasis on the piece. With reference to Andrew's comment, compared to the KW original, I think the proportions on yours just seem slightly more "toned" haha

zeropointfive said...

But that's the beauty of KW's work that i love! His figures and poses are always slightly skewed and a bit "beautifully disproportionate"!!

*hands up* yes another KW fan here heh.

Nice nice work Moody! Really love the effort you put into the details and textures. Would love to see this applied to an original piece :D

Don Low said...

I like it a lot.

Torei said...

Nice.

F L E E said...

man! dont get me started on Kent williams!

I think you are improving by leaps! And this was how i learned to draw when i was a kid(still doing it occasionally). Pick a piece that you really love and imitate the "hell" (in professional term; technique, execution etc.) till you got it tattooed in your brain.

I think what's amazing bout kent william's art is that his technical skills are nothing to be question of, instead his work are like as if someone didn't press down the "shift" key and drag to enlarge the picture. So there's a strange awkward of askew angle. But sometimes it make perfect sense.

In your piece i see you have got rid of that, which i think its is good.Cos you got your own thing going, and its always good to learn the other fundamental aspect first being going into establishing or even following a style.

Oh, by the way.. i still "hate" you.. Really.

adeline said...

woohooooo totaaly awesome

Amanda said...

your piece's color is a richer than the original! nice sensitivity. :)