Posted on March 5, 2011
Getting the age right is an essential part of a portrait, especially for a portrait of youth. Portraits of old age are easy in comparison! For example, wrinkles. Wrinkles are a clue that indicates the age of the sitter. Their presence in a drawing or painting are frequently due to the simple fact of just too many marks & strokes i.e. a lack of an economy of means, which is the ability to get it right first time.
My fellow-painter friends who do portraits for money tell me that flattery works every time. They consciously take ten years off the resemblance by knowing the markers that indicate youth & tweeking them.
QUESTION : Can you identify the elements in the above drawing that indicate the age of the sitter?
(I reckon there’s about ten of them)
Posted on March 1, 2011
quiet pleased with this one 🙂
better copyright but that wont stop anyone from doing whatever they want with this jpeg will it?
anyway here goes… ha….. ©
Posted on February 5, 2011
teacher taking a breather
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Drawing ‘sur la vif’ moving targets. I’ve observed one tendancy , that which I call my ‘Hieratic Style’, as if an Egpytian or Modernist freeze ‘à la Zadkine’. It’s stylised & anti-illusionistic.
“It was primarily written in ink with a reed brush on papyrus, allowing scribes to write quickly without resorting to the time-consuming hieroglyphs” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieratic
“hi·er·at·ic–adjective1.Also, hi·er·at·i·cal. of or pertaining to priests or the priesthood; sacerdotal; priestly.2.noting or pertaining to a form of ancient Egyptian writing consisting of abridged forms of hieroglyphics, used by the priests in their records.3.noting or pertaining to certain styles in art in which the representations or methods are fixed by or as if by religious tradition.4.highly restrained or severe in emotional import: Some of the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved.” http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hieratic
BTW, Zadkine ‘retired’ from Paris to the deepest countryside of SW France in the Lot at a little village called Les Arques. Not far from me. Great place to visit.
Sept calligrammes d’Apollinaire
Portfolio original, “Sept Calligrammes d’Apollinaire”, contenant 10 gravures originales, chacune signée au crayon par l’artiste. Ed. Czwiklitzer.
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