Developing as a Realist Painter

Here I want to document my journey as a developing artist.  My progress and struggles, plus all the things I learn about drawing and painting. 

Friends and family, fellow aspiring artists or anyone that enjoys art are all welcome to share your thoughts.

My FAA student work

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Bust of Niccoló da Uzzano

bust of Niccoló da Uzzano by Donatello: charcoal and chalk on grey Roma paper 25x35 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 June.

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Life Drawing Full Figure

Life figure drawing charcoal on Roma paper 30x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 April.

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Cast Drawing

Cast drawing of face: charcoal on Roma paper 25x35 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 April.

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Life Drawing Full Figure

Life figure drawing charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 june.

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Belvedere torso

Belvedere torso: after Charles Bargue charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 Feb.

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Arm of Moses

Bargue plate copy of Michelangelo’s Moses’ Arm: after Charles Bargue charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2016 Dec.

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Life Drawing Full Figure

Life figure drawing charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 Feb.

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Hand of a Women Pressing on Her Breast

Bargue plate copy of Hand (Hand of a woman pressing her breast /Main d’une femme pressant son sein): after Charles Bargue graphite on Canson Mi-tientes 21x29,7 cm by Linda Jen/ 2016 Nov.

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recent blog posts

Trimester05_Week06_summary_20180217_t05w06

Trimester05_Week06_summary_20180217_t05w06

Check the links below for the different projects.  Long Pose 09 https://www.colorfulphoenix.com/blogs/news/life-drawing_long-pose-09_wip_201802...
Cast_06_WIP_WIP_20180217_t05w06

Cast_06_WIP_WIP_20180217_t05w06

 Turning the form! Repainting and repainting. Trying to find a good way to approach this result. So far I have not found a straight forward way yet...
Life Drawing_Long Pose 09_WIP_20180217_t05w06

Life Drawing_Long Pose 09_WIP_20180217_t05w06

week 2-3 Correcting face and finding edges.   week3-4 Adding halftones, darkening shadows to turn the form.   week 4 Adjusting light and shadow c...
Life Drawing_Short Poses_20180217_t05w06

Life Drawing_Short Poses_20180217_t05w06

Still practicing blocking in, simple informative lines. Edge qualities, shadow shape design.      
Portrait_1week_20180217_t05w06

Portrait_1week_20180217_t05w06

oneWeekPortraitDay1-2 Instructor recommended to start on the big paper immediately, as we only have 5x3 hours to draw this. Also aim to get the dr...
Evening Classes_Studies_20180217_t05w06

Evening Classes_Studies_20180217_t05w06

 Drawn in quickly the outline to get a feeling of the proportion. Didn't want to do a grisaille, since I want to go straight to color. It might hav...

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