Stephen Bauman
Stephen Bauman
Åsgårdstrand, Norway
Artist and teacher
Stephen Bauman
Top 5 things you want from a color theory course?
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Avinash
@Stephen Bauman which paper are you using here. Which paper is ideal for pencil drawing like the ones you do. Could you share specific brand and paper speciation as well please
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Stonehenge from Legion paper. I usually like the warm white but all the shades are pretty good.
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Tejas Keswani
Hi, I wanted to ask which pencil you use for making such portraits
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Stephen Bauman
There is a great variety. A lot of Pentel A3DX .3mm and .5mm mostly.
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Richard Gruber
Hello Stephen, Great job. I just finished watching the entire series of real-time videos and I got a lot out of it. You gave lots of good ideas about technique and things to think about while creating a portrait like this. But... at the very last moment of the final video, there's a bit of a surprise. In the image below, the left side shows how your drawing appears throughout the real-time videos. Then, on the right side, we see the final drawing in the "Thanks For Watching" screen and it is much darker with more contrast. Can you please tell me which one, left or right, best represents the final image? I actually like both, but I'm about to try this portrait myself and I want to mimic your approach as much as I can. But now I'm not sure what my end-state is supposed to look like. Thanks Rich
Portrait of Isabel
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Stephen Bauman
The one on the right was taken with a polarising lens. It best reflects the true appearance of the drawing.
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andorfer
Can I apply your course if I work acrylics?
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Concepts like value and construction, drawing etc... will all apply. I would suggest to use something like Golden's "Open" acrylics as they will stay wet much longer.
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darktime
hey so...what is the difference between the course Classical Portraiture Techniques and Concepts to this one?
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This one is a portrait drawing, nothing more. CPT&C also covers grisaille and color painting.
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Matthew Wong
Hi, for people who have both this and the realistic portrait course by Stephen, what are the main difference between the two?
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Stephen Bauman
Hi- never saw this question. 1 is only drawing and is more casually instructive. The other goes through oil painting as well and is deeply instructive.
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Stephen Bauman
Once upon a time I thought it was to be a gallery artist but after a while being one I discovered that there is very little feeling of autonomy in it. My dream then became: anything that begins and ends with my vision. This doesn't exclude partnerships and collaborations, only that the success of the endeavour rests on my shoulders rather than relying on someone else. At the moment I suppose that I am doing my dream art job only there is always the desire for less admin and more painting. What's your dream art job @Stan Prokopenko ?
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@Stephen Bauman A little late. But, finally finished this one.
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Good drawing. Just looks ike you could even out the value application in your half tone planes. Some of those look a little rushed.
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Jo Sheridan
Well @Stephen Bauman, I am probably not really finished - but emotionally I have taken this as far as I can... it has taken a few more stages than you show in your videos, because as I stepped back to admire my finished work a couple of weeks ago I thought - "Oh no, that eye just isn't right", so I had to come back in to remodel it and was oh so close to just scrubbing it all out with black paint and giving up - however I resisted the temptation and kept refining and this is where I have ended up... I have really struggled to eliminate the shine off the surface in my photograph, so to do this I have ended up with an image that does underplay my half-tones a bit - in the real thing she is a darker value on the right hand side. I would be keen to hear your thoughts as to how I have got on. I attach my Grisaille and also my pencil sketch
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Stephen Bauman
Hi, Jo. It looks like you have a really good control of both graphite and oil paint- job well done in that department. Value assessment and the judging of major angles is where this can improve the most.
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