Psyche de Naples #309

1. Setup2016sep25_carlfest-09-16_0007-12. Materials2016oct28_fall2016_0226-13. Blocking In2016sep25_carlfest-09-16_0003-14. Values2016oct05_carlfest-09-16_0000-15. Shading and Edges2016oct28_fall2016_0224-16. Final Drawing, Psyche de Naples2016nov05_fall2016_0171-1

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.

Literature

Old Master Drawing Bargue-Gérôme Drawing Course I

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Geometry Quote # 278

Squares II

Squares II

Squares I

Squares I

“And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.”

ALBRECHT DURER

Implemented basic rules of composition such as rule of thirds and repetitive pattern. The simplicity of the picture strongly emphasises geometry.