Saturday, March 6, 2010

More drawings done this winter

This Han clay statue is at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This expressive horse and its unexpressive rider has impact so I decided to to it in a larger scale than I normally do. It is 16" x 21" on tan charcoal paper done in conte crayons and hard pastels. I am fond of Chinese pottery horses and like to draw them from time to time.

The Kiss of Victory (12" x 9") is also at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The winged victory is kissing the dying hero, a fine example of 19th century marble sculpture. The color choices are arbitrary: blue, brown, orange, pink and yellow Derwent drawing pencils on brown paper.

These sheds were interesting for their weathered textures and the contrast with the living pine tree. To help emphasize the textures this drawing is done on white charcoal paper with Derwent tinted charcoal. I attached the drawing to the wall and have decided to give the scene for contrast.

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