The whole process of an oil painting
（All English part is automatic translation）
First of all, as mentioned in "how to complete a marble carving" above, a work that needs to be completed for a long time must be carefully conceived. To put it bluntly, I first plan the size, content and layout of the painting, so as to reduce some trouble when I really paint in the future. My habit is to set the frame when I think about it first. The painting is already in my mind, Freud often added a picture frame when he was not satisfied with the composition. Two pictures stuck together, which belongs to naughty and can not be imitated. The picture frame is the 88 keys of the piano. You can't say it's not enough to add two more.
39cmX55cm 牛皮纸 铅笔 水粉2009 39cmx55cm kraft paper pencil gouache 2009
39cmX55cm 牛皮纸 铅笔 粉笔 2009 39cmx55cm kraft paper pencil gouache 2009
First of all, we have to solve the relationship between the main characters in the picture. Paper is the cheapest material for pencil and pencil, so paper is the best start.
So what do you draw? In 2008, when I moved to Beijing, the studio was empty, so I decided to draw two large oil paintings to liven up the atmosphere. Because I had just done stone carvings for two years, I basically didn't draw, so I didn't know where to start. In 2004, two girls from the affiliated middle school picked up a kitten and took it to my work room. That was my first time raising a cat. One day, the little mother cat was in heat, For the first time in my life, I saw the mother cat in estrus, so I drew four small paintings.
布面油画 50cmX60cm 2004 Oil on canvas 50cmx60cm 2004
At that time, I thought there was such a pure animal character hidden in the human body, covered with various seals, and left these small paintings there after painting. I decided to develop these small paintings into an exhibition.
First of all, I drew two 30x40cm small paintings to confirm the image.
Then he drew two 120x90cm standard images. Of course, you think of avatar. Yes, it's very similar, but Avatar was released in 2010. In fact, the second year he painted these paintings was 2009. Another film called "hybridization between man and beast", in which the characters and this image were called images. I painted this image in 2004, and it has been hanging on the gallery website, Some of them have also exhibited in the United States and published picture albums. The female No. 1 is so hairless that it is very similar to me. The Jewish owner of my gallery even wants to sue the film for plagiarism in the United States. I told him that this half human and half animal thing exists in every culture. You can't sue him. Half human and half sheep in Greek mythology are similar to this structure, so forget it.
Back to the two big paintings, my idea is: the conflict between seemingly normal people and seemingly animal people. The first painting is that four people holding spears are killing an "Orc", and the other is that four "orcs" are biting a person. In the sense of the two paintings, one hair is the same, and four pinch one. The difference is that the human weapon is a spear, and the "Orc" weapon is a tooth, They are full of hatred for unknown reasons. In effect, it is possible that a's hatred originates from B, B's hatred originates from a, and the ball is unclear.
布面油画 40cmX30cm 2008 Oil on canvas 40cmx30cm 2008
In the first kraft paper sketch, the main dynamics of the role relationship are basically solved. You also need to draw several small oil paintings to solve the picture atmosphere. The effect caused by oil painting can only be tested with oil painting. The advantage of oil painting itself is that the color saturation and brightness are poor, which can be very black, so the expressiveness of oil painting is very strong, It is an ancient technology that can restore the real scene most.
布面油画 50cmX60cm 2008 Oil on canvas 50cmx60cm 2008
However, the real sketches are all on the canvas. The process of painting is different from everyone. I am very casual. It is very convenient and energetic to draft with charcoal. Waving a charcoal on a big white canvas two meters wide and five meters high can relieve my hatred.
Charcoal can be wiped off with a dry rag at any time, which is very convenient.
The things drawn by charcoal only serve to determine the size and position of the characters, and the details are useless at all.
I'm probably the only one who can use my oil painting method. I don't need models or photos. I look for everything in my mind. All dynamic modeling muscle details should be found while painting. If it's wrong, wipe off the old clothes immediately and start over. Once one part of the shape is satisfied, it will be retained, and the other parts will be adjusted with the satisfied part. The first part will be regarded as sketch, Only consider the composition, modeling and the relationship between light and shade. Rubens Rembrandt draws like this. What he fears most in painting is timidity. It's much easier not to think too much every time.
I always think that the first 30% of a painting is painting, and the last 70% is makeup.
Here, the painting part is completed. Behind it is to slowly buckle up and make up without using your brain.
My favorite part is that the whole oil painting has been finalized. I hold a small pen to fine tune the dynamics and improve the details. My university teacher Liu Qimin said that it is knitting sweaters. I don't use my brain to do it mechanically. I'm very happy. At this time, the picture changes only a little every day. I'm acute, but painting oil painting for many years has slowly changed my habit of eager to see the results, When I was young, I turned the sculpture by myself. I often opened the mold when the plaster was not completely hardened because of my impatience.
I paint with a large amount of oil mask, that is, after the first painting is completely dry, I dye it with brown mixed oil mixed with linseed oil, varnish and turpentine, so that all strokes and detail particles are unified in one color, and then the bright part continues to be painted and brightened after it is completely dry. This is the method of Rembrandt, which is very easy, Even the parts painted casually can make the picture rich and unified by this means, and the rendered local strokes and the most detailed places become three-dimensional. The surface of the oil painting is three-dimensional. The grasp of this threedimensional taste is the magic weapon of many masters. Look at Rembrandt's night tour and Delacroix's free guide the people. They are all big paintings, Rembrandt is impeccable. Delacroix's painting collapses within two meters. The difference is here. Where to fill with paint and where to keep the texture of the canvas are all part of a person's style. It is useless for music to have the main melody. The quality of presentation is the sum of all these contents, even abstract painting, which is very important.
My attitude towards these is almost enough. I can't fight with Rembrandt.
After the first one is finished, the second one is more difficult to draw, because you are no longer drawing out of thin air. You should consider taking photos with the first one. After all, they are a pair of paintings
布面油画 40cmX30cm Oil on canvas 40cmx30cm
It also started from the sketch, but I drew it at the same time as the first sketch at the beginning. At this time, this sketch is no longer useful.
The real sketch is in the picture. In fact, I seldom use charcoal to draft. Most of the time, I directly use this dark brown oil painting color dipped in turpentine to draft.
I'm still looking for the shape while drawing. If it's wrong, I'll wipe it.
I can't teach you how to shape randomly out of thin air. There are few people. You have to practice a lot. I have painted thousands of human bodies, basically imagining painting. Slowly,I seem to form a threedimensional model of the human body. Painting the human body is just an output action, but the trunk of the figure in the middle comes from a fragment of ancient Greek sculpture, not because I can't make it up, Because it's so beautiful.
Sometimes when painting is boring, there is a good solution, that is, keep an eye on a place, that is, when you fight in the street, one on five, keep an eye on one and lie down first.
Painting hands and feet is the most challenging. Fortunately, everyone has them. Think about them slowly.
At this stage, the painting is basically OK. The rest is rendering and grinding time with a small pen.
Now let's take a look at these two pictures together, "the conflict between seemingly normal people and seemingly animal people. The first picture is that four people holding spears are killing an" Orc ", and the other picture is that four" orcs "are biting a person. In the sense of the two pictures, one hair is the same, and four pinch one. The difference is that human weapons are spears and" orcs " Their weapons are teeth. They are full of hatred for unknown reasons. In effect, it is possible that a's hatred originates from B, B's hatred originates from a, and it is unclear to pull the ball. "
Do you think that's right and that's wrong? A from B? Or does B come from a? Chicken or egg first?
In fact, the meaning of the painting is not so important. Everything that can be described is not the most valuable part of a painting. You just look at it and think about what it affects you. Of course, most people's reaction to the painting is only two words - horror. So, I'm bored to code a few words today.
无题 布面油画 250cmX200cm 2009
Untitled oil on canvas 250cmx200cm 2009
无题 布面油画 250cmX200cm 2009
Untitled oil on canvas 250cmx200cm 2009