Friday, October 19, 2018

With Downcast Eyes

Another ink drawing done in the last few days. I thought this came out pretty well, very well perhaps. It's a synthetic (by which I mean not drawn from life) attempt at that kind of Leonardoesque 3/4 profile head that has become some kind of archetype, to me at least (it also reminds me of Bronzino). I'm never sure when I create something how well it will continue to stand up over time, but I think this one has legs, as they say...

I drew the piece on a rectangle of cardboard that came inside a picture frame, to protect the glass, etc. You can see the vertical striations from the corrugated board.

With Downcast Eyes, 2018, brush & ink on cardboard, 13" x 10"

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