“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
1. Setup2. Materials3. Blocking In4. Values5. Shading and Edges6. Final Drawing, Psyche de Naples
This is a drawing after Charles Bargue‘ s Drawing Course Plate I. 44. using the sight-size method practised in French ateliers in the XIX. century. Today this technique has a renaissance in the United States of America. It took me approximately four 3 hour sessions and additional minor corrections to complete the drawing using Nitram HB charcoal on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.
“The word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
“I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”
Edgar Allen Poe
“We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands.”
“Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.”