One from my extreme color phase, done very soon after a Shanks workshop. It's quite simply a study of light, color, and human skin, and nothing else. It's fairly captivating nonetheless.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Another study for "Iconoclast", my Abraham and Isaac interpretation. Again, I'm borrowing strongly from the Roman sculpture "Laocoon and His Sons", part of the Vatican collection.
Laocoon, The Vatican
One of my favorite drawings from my old Cincinnati sketchgroup. To me there is a very old world expression in the head that I love, as well as a directness and economy of line. It's a graphite on two sketchbook pages which I later glued together.
Here's a sketch for the Isaac figure in my painting, "Iconoclast". Although I didn't realize it, I was most certainly drawing from the memory of my favorite painting at the Chicago Art Institute, Bartolomeo Manfredi's "Cupid Chastised".
Bartolomeo Manfredi, Cupid Chastised (detail)
Bartolomeo Manfredi, Cupid Chastised