Friday, January 16, 2015

Channeling Morandi

Bert Dodson analyzes the style of some famous artists in the second part of the book (Van Gogh, monet, Morandi etc) and the first exercises revolve around studying these masters and try to work in their style. I first copied some of the sketches in the book, then I attempted a Morandi-like sketch of a glass vase. Ay, madre de Dios ....

I guess I picked this one because it is something that I will never do - I don;t have the patience. I liked that there are no contour lines. The contour was in pencil and I erased it. Sometimes I find that black contour lines don't favor the sketch. Anyway, hatching is not my cup of tea ... but once in a while I suppose it is good to do something completely different.