Friday, September 14, 2007

Statue

A digital painting I did from reference I took of a sculpture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. It was a beautiful statue that I unfortunately do not remember the name or title because I didn't write it down.
I have a theory that sculpture is a more forgiving medium to work in. I might be wrong, but it seems that it is harder to see mistakes in 3 dimensions. Don't get me wrong there are some unbelievable artists and artwork done in sculpture, this is one example, another is everything done by Bernini. But I really love sculpture and hope to get the time to do more of it someday.

18 comments:

Brian Cutler said...

Wow!!! This is great Dave. The colors and sense of light are brilliant.

Hethe Srodawa said...

Holy Smokes! That's a really nice study ...

Nacho said...

greeeeat... its very realistic

Anders said...

Excellent, Dave!
completely fond of your perfect lights on this one... bravo!

Ani said...

Wow ! Great work !!

Tim Bye said...

Wow - I love the complimentary cool light on the back of the head / neck - nice touch!

Antonio Fernandez said...

Bravo! Dave.

Jason Seiler said...

Holy Smokes is right, this kicks serious butt man . . . beautiful work, awesome use of soft edges and subtle light, reflective light, the whole works . . . DANG!

marcobucci said...

Great sense of luminosity. It feels like a sculpture too, which just shows how well-observed the light is.

cgyoung said...

Dave,
This piece is damn near perfection.
The luminosity, the texture, the subtle color change from the bounce lighting,...very nice.
Love the site, I come here often for a little inspiration.
thanks
-cgy

Tobias Schwarz said...

just stopping by. great art and wonderful pencil drawings!

ANTONIO CUESTA CORNEJO said...

Awesome work! That's simply amazing. I love skeleton post.Congratulations for your work

adrian said...

WOW!! That's all I got.
It amazes me how close I have to look at your stuff to make sure it's not just a photo!

Sam Nielson said...

You handled the lighting beautifully.

Ryan Wood said...

Amazing piece, Dave! Terrific values & lighting.

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

that is very beautiful

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

I happened on to your blog from a comment you left on Sergio Martinez's blog. I checked out your website and all I can say is wow! This piece captured my interest most of all. I can't believe it's digital. She is so full of soul, I expect her to turn and say hello. All your work has life, but this one, of a statue nonetheless, is almost tangible. I'll be visiting here often. Keep up the great work.

Nathan Lindsay said...

This one keeps blowing me away dave. so many bounces of light. incredible.