Monday, March 17, 2014

Bargue Plate 50

Marcus Brutus. I've been working on and off for two months on this plate, with a large portion of the time spent shading the dark side of the face, which has a surprising amount of subtle variation in it. Thanks to my new and incredible daylight simulation light, I've been able to better judge the values and consider this my best plate yet. There is a slight bulge in my sketchbook that throws the photo a bit off and I'm not quite sure how to deal with it. I'm entering crunch time with marking and preparing for the oral portion of my field exam, so I may not be able to post again until May.


  1. Oh my goodness, it's sooo exciting to see someone working through the WHOLE BARGUE BOOK! And doing such beautiful, sensitive, accurate drawings, too. You go, girl! Your dedication is really inspiring. Good luck on your exams, and in all your artistic endeavors!

  2. Thank you, Katt! I'll be moving on to watercolor this summer and easing up on Bargue, but I still intend to finish the course eventually (at least Part I).