Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Statues

I love going to fine art museums and looking at the classical statues. I think sculpture is maybe a more forgiving medium because nearly all the sculptures are so beautiful (though not all the paintings always are). This is an absolutely brilliant statue in the New York Museum of Art called "Ugolino and his sons" by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I also love the fact that there is an intriguing story that you want to know after you see the sculpture. This is a pencil sketch from my sketchbook.

9 comments:

marcobucci said...

GREAT study. You can tell it's accurate to your observation even though I haven't seen the original.

Cali said...

very beautiful drawing (:

(and thanks a lot for your kind word on my blog !)

Anders said...

very good pencil work... something worse will be already perfect so...

Kevin Keele said...

The main guy looks creeped out by the other guys. Very nicely rendered.

S.T. Lewis said...

Wow, Dave... I'm impressed. My sketchbooks are full or drawings I don't want to see anywhere near my blog. This is amazing! Even your "sketches" are incredible.

Shawn Escott said...

Nice man! I do the same thing down here in South FL. Too bad we don't have many good museums. :)

Alina Chau said...

STunning!

G R I G O R said...

aawwww i miss caste drawing...... =(

beautiful work! =)

Roland Mechael said...

brilliant sketch!