Friday, April 1, 2005

Thirty Days of Friedrich: An Explanation - 0 comments

At first an exercise, later a fixation: one drawing each day inspired by Anton Graff's monumental portrait of Friedrich der Grosse.

Each drawing was begun as a blind contour (a drawing exercise using one continuous line, without lifting the pen or looking down at the page) and finished as I saw fit. The inconstancies of this method are useful both as a drawing exercise, and to create freer lines than a more analytic style might be capable of.

My sincerest apologies to Anton Graff for my wanton abuse of his work.


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