Monday, December 15, 2008

Durer's Mother

Conte on Arches

This is my drawing for a new blog that Sheila Thornton has set up. It is called Old Master Copy. The intent is to work from Old Master drawings. It was an interesting process in getting into the head of Durer and try to understand what he was thinking. I took the liberty to alter the sketch with a softer conte vs. black charcoal. I never figured out what he was trying to do with the neck area. As with many artists in that period of time, the sketch or "cartoon" was a study for a more finished work in another medium.