Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bargue Plate 13

Voltaire's wrinkled hand was, surprisingly, not as difficult to copy as it initially seemed to be. I think that was partially due to the fact that I was determined to get the line drawing right before I started applying the graphite layers. A friend who saw the finished line drawing said it looked like a jumble of scribbles (I agreed) and expressed his amazement a few days later when it began to look like a cast drawing of a hand. This plate took about 12 hours.

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