Sunday, January 04, 2009

Bargue Study

This drawing took some time to finish.


annie said...

Good night, Ester, I'd think SO... What did you use as a model or is that all saved in your brain?

Ester Wilson said...

no, i'm not sure that I'd be able to do a drawing like this from my memory. This is a Bargue Study. Essentially, that means it's an academic work that was used to train artists in the 19th Century. A man by the name of Charles Bargue did these drawings from classic sculptures, and these drawings are duplicated by art students to train their eye and coordination in understanding how to draw. It's not intended to be seen as original work, or even artwork, but just a training study.

A large collection of Bargue Drawings are found in this book:

Carolyn said...

Wow, this is nice. I love the veins in the hands.

Anita Davies said...

Your hard work shows, it is gorgeous!

Alex said...

Wonderful work, I can't believe how perfect all of the tones are. This is really an amazing drawing.