Thursday, April 12, 2007

It takes concentration

And today, I just didn't have it. Ingres' portrait of Etienne Gonin does not resemble an alien quite as much as my copy above does. I drew one eye far too large. Then, I tried to erase it and just make do, but as you can tell, there is just something wrong under that right eye of his!

Here's an example of how things in a drawing are connected: If you cover his left eye, you get a half portrait of what looks like an 11 year old boy. If you cover his right eye, you get something that looks a bit like the man that Ingres drew. But take your hands away and the whole thing looks dreadful!

Looks like it's a good day for practicing making marks!

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