Sunday, January 25, 2015

Me Vs. Hans Baldung Grien

This is a copy of "The Head of Saturn" by Hans Baldung Grien, done with charcoal pencil in my oatmeal sketchbook. I was really struck by how tightly controlled the original drawing was, with every line placed perfectly while still maintaining a sense of life and motion. I think I managed to capture a bit of that, although I feel like I missed something with the expression around the eyes and mouth. The face in the original drawing really conveys God-like power scowling at the folly of lesser beings, whereas mine kind of looks like a guy who is annoyed because he can't find his car keys.

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