1000 Hours

Between 1st January 2012 and 1st January 2013 I will commit one thousand hours to drawing and painting, and progress will be posted here.

Plate I, 035 - The Cardinal de Birague by Germain Pilon

Submitted by Sam on 25 February, 2012 - 12:24
Plate I, 035 - The Cardinal de Birague by Germain Pilon

This took around 20 hours to complete, and I think it turned out reasonably well! In the sequence the plates are presented in the Cours de Dessin, this is the first plate to offer the full gradation of tone from pitch black through to the most delicate grey.

Plate I, 030 - Legs of the dying slave - Attempt 4

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 11:08
Plate I, 030 - Legs of the dying slave - Attempt 4

I took at least four attempts to get the proportions of this vaguely right! This is the second Bargue plate in the sequence which does not have a guidance sketch to start from.

Plate I, 034 - Dante

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 10:55
Plate I, 034 - Dante

Plate I, 033 - Young girl life cast

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 10:51
Plate I, 033 - Young girl life cast

Plate I, 032 - Cardinel Jimenez

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 10:48
Plate I, 032 - Cardinel Jimenez

Plate I, 031 - Nero as a child

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 10:44
Plate I, 031 - Nero as a child

Bargue workplace

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 01:30

This is where I have spent most of my time drawing over the past fifty or so days. It's far from optimal for the Bargue studies, as it does not allow me to use the sight-sizing approach that the course recommends. Instead, I work in a sketcbook on a horizontal surface, taking references from the plates held vertically in the easel. I work at a different size from the plates, so leave a lot of room for errors to creep in.

Plate I, 029 - Leg of the Venus de Medici

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 00:55
Plate I, 029 - Leg of the Venus de Medici

Plate I, 028 - Leg of the crouching Venus

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 00:53
Plate I, 028 - Leg of the crouching Venus

Plate I, 026 - Childs leg, rear view

Submitted by Sam on 17 February, 2012 - 00:48
Plate I, 026 - Childs leg, rear view
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