Throwback Thursday 02.20.2020

February 20, 2020

Since I posted my study of Christian Seybold’s “Portrait of an Old Lady” last Sunday, I figured it would be a great time to discuss my 2D study of it;

A study of one of Christian Seybold's paintings.
Christian Seybold Master Study. Christian’s painting is on the left, mine is on the right.

My study of Christian Seybold’s painting is alright. Structure wise it resembles the lady on the left (Christian Seybold’s painting). All the shapes, for the most part, are exactly like Christian’s. However, for overall likeness, it’s still somewhat of a fail. Part of the reason why I thought my likeness wasn’t a success is because of the lack of layering I did in my painting. Christian Seybold’s painting definitely has a subsurface scattering look to it. The only way anyone can ever pull that off is if the painting has tons of layers on it. I didn’t layer my painting anywhere near as much as Christian did.

Christian Seybold is an awesome painter. I wish more of his paintings are in existence today. He is one of the first “photorealist” at a time when the photograph hasn’t even been invented yet. Before him, no one really took the time to do details like wrinkles and such. Christian did. It makes his paintings uber-realistic…. and extremely hard to replicate.

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