Amnon and Tamar: Day Three

Last month I went to the National Gallery of Art for the third day of painting Amnon and Tamar. By the end of the session I felt like the face was becoming less cartoonish, but I was having problems getting the eyes just right. Here is the video of the screen capture done from the first to the third day.

Comparisons…

The essence of the face has been escaping me, so I decided to do a side-by-side with the actual painting to see what I’m doing wrong.

Three-day comparison
Three-day comparison

First, here is the progression of the face at the end of each session. The volume and features are starting to fill out. I noticed that I kept redrawing the nose which I believe is a result with the angle of the head, but I’m getting ahead of myself. The eyes, nose and mouth still need major work.

Side-by-side day three with actual painting
Side-by-side day three with actual painting

Above is a side-by-side comparison between the actual painting and my painting. Notice how the nose on mine looks like a crazy slope. After checking this out for some time, I decided to do some photoshop detective work.

Day three tilt comparison
Day three tilt comparison

Here’s what I discovered. I have been drawing her at the wrong angle. She looks about 20 degrees off. That’s what’s making me try to overcompensate for her nose, giving her a Bob Hope slope. Below is a split screen between the two images. You can see where things aren’t lining up.

Day three tilt comparison split image
Day three tilt comparison split image

Even though the face isn’t close to final and it’s tilt is dramatically off, I’m really happy that the proportions are pretty accurate to the actual painting. I’m hoping to get down to the gallery this weekend to do some more work and see if I can’t move on to more of the painting. More to come!

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  1. I love this share. I am researching tablet drawing and it is encouraging seeing people’s work in time. I wonder how long it takes to have your work with digital tools as natural as using direct materials. You give me hope I can do it. Thanks

    1. Glad this could help. I was surprised how many Android apps can now produce high resolution art. My Samsung tablet has been a godsend—and at the right price;) Let me know if you find anything cool in your travels. I would be really interested!