Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Portrait of a Florentine woman

In learning to draw like the great masters I've been going through the huge book I recently got form the library, looking for drawings that seem easy enough, yet use the kinds of techniques I want to learn. Hatching and cross hatching are two of those, and they're used in a portrait Raphael did of a Florentine woman.

I had a hard time with her face for some reason, but the hatching works pretty well in my opinion. A lesson learned when studying the lines was how Raphael curves some of these lines to suggest shape and make things more 3D.

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