Monday, November 25, 2013

Bargue drawing

Today my instructor said I was finished with this drawing. It is a copy of a drawing by the 19th century artist Charles Bargue, from a series of drawings he made for the instructional method that bears his name. This is a milestone for me. Level I at the art school I attend part-time requires four such drawings, and this is my fourth one. It is a drawing of the Belvedere Torso, which I saw this summer at the Vatican Museum.
I started taking classes part time at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston just about three years ago. I've also drawn a series of live models in a different strand of the program, but for the last two terms I've focused on finishing this drawing so I can move up to the next level, which is drawing and painting from 3-D casts.