Saturday, June 1, 2013

Bargue Plate 43

The Roman empress Faustina. I chose not to do the shadows as dark as the original, but did bring in a 6B for more darkness than a 4B provides. The trickiest part was the nose and forehead - I seem to want to lengthen noses out of proportion. I skipped plate 42, which had some ugly babies' heads.

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  1. Hi Patricia, I attend The Academy of Realist Art Boston. As part of the program we are required to complete 4 Bargue drawings. I chose Faustine as my second. I did not expect it to be as challenging as turned out. Although it has contributed to my eye training. I am currently attempting to complete those areas in the lights. No easy task. Best wishes. Geoffrey.

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  2. Hi Geoffrey,

    I've heard about the Boston Academy and hope to one day take workshops at the Toronto Academy. I found Faustine's chin particularly tricky. Good luck with the plate!

    Patricia

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