Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Drawing Statues from Google Street View

Today, in Edinburgh, I found a statue of William Pitt the Younger.

One of the great things about Google Street View is that the images are blurry and lack definition - this makes it easy for the artist to focus on the shapes. We see by shape not line. So focusing on shapes while  drawing tends to a more successful drawing. I think this is why I can't resist a statue I find on GSV - the outcome tends to be better than I thought when I began.

According to Victorian Web, William Pitt the Younger was the youngest British prime minister to take office at 24. He was in Parliament for 25 years, serving 19 of those as PM. He never married and was in debt most of his life.

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