Redraw of Nicolai Fechin | Miguel Catalan

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Nicolai Fechin | Miguel Catalan
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil HB, B2

Nicolai Fechin was a Russian-American painter known for his portraits and works featuring Native Americans. In 1910 he exhibited his first work in the United States at an international exhibition. He immigrates to New York in 1923 and working there for a few years.

He became well known for his powerful portraits, which observers said seem to radiate (energy, especially light or heat) from the eyes of the subject.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolai_Fechin

Redraw of Lucian Freud- Head of an Irishman

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Lucian Freud- Head of an Irishman
Medium: A4 Paper, HB and B3

Lucian Freud was a British painter (8 December 1922, Berlin, Germany – 20 July 2011, London, United Kingdom) and draughtsman, specializing in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century portraitists. His father was a Jewish architect Ernest L. Freud.

His early career was influenced by surrealism but in the early 1950s, is often stark and alienated paintings tended towards realism. Most of the paintings he made were about friends and family. His paintings were generally somber and thickly impastoed.

(Impasto is a technique used in paintings, where the paint is on an area of the surface in very thick layers, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture; the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.

The purpose:

It serves as several purposes. First, it makes the light reflect in a particular way, giving the artist additional control over the play of light in the painting. Secondly, it can add expressiveness to the painting, with the viewer being able to notice the strength and speed by which the artist applied the paint. Third, impasto can push a piece from painting to three-dimensional sculptural rendering. This represents folds in clothes or jewels. Vincent van Gogh used it frequently for aesthetics and expression.

Impasto gives texture to the painting, meaning it can be opposed to more flat, smooth, or blended painting styles. )

Freud often set it in unsteeling interiors and urban landscapes.

In the 1950’s he began to focus on portraiture, often nudes (though his first full-length nude was not painted until 1966).

He normally cleans his brush after each stroke when painting flesh, so that the color remained constantly variable.

Freud’s practice was to begin a painting by first drawing in charcoal on the canvas He then applied paint to a small area of the canvas, and gradually worked outward from the point. For a new sitter, he normally started with the head as a means of “getting to know” the person, then paint the rest of the figure, eventually returning to the head as his comprehension of the model deepened.

“Benefits Supervisor” in the title of the painting,[29] as in his 1995 portrait Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, which in May 2008 was sold by Christie’s in New York for $33.6 million, setting a world record auction price for a living artist.

What do I think of my sketch of Fraud which I redraw?

I am happy with him except the right-hand side-eyes is not for me totally correct. I like the dark lines. The mouth works for me but I think it needs more attention. His mouth was very difficult to redraw.

In my opinion, it looks like a real artwork.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucian_Freud
https://www.phillips.com/detail/lucian-freud/UK030315/19

Redraw of self-portrait of Clyfford Still

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of self-portrait of Clyfford Still
Medium: A4 Paper Pencil HB, 4B

Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904 – June 23, 1980) was an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists He develop a powerful approach to painting in the years following World War II. Still has been credited with laying the groundwork for the movement, as he shifts from representational (relating to or denoting art which aims to depict the physical appearance of things. “the abstract and representational elements in the same picture”) to abstract painting occurred between 1938 and 1942.

So what do I think about my own sketch which I redraw from Still? II used an HB and B4 to draw and actually I think II should take a B2 or B3 to do my drawing.

I like the face but feel and the hair, the background is a bit skimpy and II feel it could have more detail. Ii personally thinks it took him about 20 min to draw it if it was so long.

Wednesday Thought – Make Someone Happy Today

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Wednesday Thought – Make Someone Happy Today
Medium: A4 Paper and Ink

Is it just another day to go to work? Or is it a day you are going to stand up and make the world a better place for someone special?

Think who can you make someone happy today.

Redraw of Andy Warhol feet Untitled

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Redraw of Andy Warhol feet Untitled
Medium: A4 Pencil HB

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, Film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

I got one of his sketches where Andy Warhol draws feet, I did research and saw he had a kind of a feet fetish. He frequently drew feet and sometimes accompanied them with phallic (relating to or resembling a phallus or erect penis ) objects.

In this case, the redraw which I draw the feet with a vessel and decorated it with fruit or flowers. He used models like friends, potential lovers, art dealers, and celebrities to serve as models.

What is my opinion?

I choose today the topic of drawing feet and find it very interesting to get something that Andy Warhol did. It is interesting to see what he combine, in this case, feet and a vessel with a fruit decoration and tiles.

He used a ballpoint pen to draw it but in my case, I use a pencil HB.

If I look at the sketch it seems to be the person is sitting while he was drawing the model. He even decorated the feet

Source:

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/34820
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol

On the Beach Study 2

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: On the Beach Study 2
Medium: A4 Paper, H, HB, B

I just completed this second study of “The Beach”, this one is a bit lighter drawn than the previous one, but I more happy with the feet and the hands. The shape of the left foot Is more correct that the study one of The Beach study 1.

I am busy watching a series about Picasso a National Geographic production. (2017).

“National Geographic’s 10-part global event series GENIUS returns to explore the turbulent life of the 20th century’s most controversial artist, Pablo Picasso (Antonio Banderas). A child prodigy, Picasso was not satisfied imitating the masters. He set out to create his own style and in doing so changed art forever. GENIUS: PICASSO explores the muses, the art, and the complicated man behind the masterpieces.”

Source:

http://natgeotv.com/int/genius-picasso/about

Man Sitting at the Bus Stop Study 2

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Man Sitting at the Bus Stop Study 2
Medium: A4, Paper, Pencil H, HB, B

It is the second time I draw the same sketch from a photo that I got from the internet. I think this one shape now for the first time very good. I am very happy with his cheeks. It is a bit blow up as if he is tired waiting for the bus. I am not sure what to do with the background.

Time Finished 11 February 2020, 08:04PM

My Niece Study 2

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: My Niece Study 2
Medium: A4 Paper H,HB,B
I am finished with this drawing. I started drawing it when I was in Still bay on the 27th of January 2020 and it took me a while to complete it. I was a bit lazy.

I am busy watching a series about Picasso a National Geographic production. (2017).

“National Geographic’s 10-part global event series GENIUS returns to explore the turbulent life of the 20th century’s most controversial artist, Pablo Picasso (Antonio Banderas). A child prodigy, Picasso was not satisfied imitating the masters. He set out to create his own style and in doing so changed art forever. GENIUS: PICASSO explores the muses, the art, and the complicated man behind the masterpieces.”

Source:
http://natgeotv.com/int/genius-picasso/about

SV Logo

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: SV Logo
Computer Design, Illustrator

Print cartridges are getting very expensive and I made this logo a one-color logo. 100% and then 30% black. This mostly going to get used on letterhead. When you go into big printing production it will cut costs, especially on your printer and fax machines.