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.