Luis Royo and his women

Luis Royo – loved yet disrespected by so many. Loved because of the dark and sexy touch of his artworks, presented with such prefessionally artistic feel, disrespected because he is considered sexistic and shows such a lack of creativity and variation.

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© Luis Royo

I bring him up because of his brilliant technique. As some of you know, my favorite way to teach art technique is to let the student choose artworks they think is the very “best” and then try to do something similar. That way they must puch themselves beyond their limits.

What makes his technique so brilliant?

To start with he always chooses a very simple composition, gets perfect body proportions and shadings. So far nothing unique. Then he adds shadows and light effects with such an artistic and professional perfection. Also, notice how very few colors he uses.

Yet there is something beyond that. He has a feeling for what gets people going.

Let me finish off with one of his earlier paintings, which shows that you don’t necessarily become “better” the more experienced you are.
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© Luis Royo

Fantastic technique and visual balance!