drawing after Ingres roughyoungman

As previous posts explain, I have been doing left-handed drawings after Ingres.  It’s become an unofficial Ingres Day around here.  And it’s not even his birthday.  (That’s August 29th.)  This drawing is taken from a very un-Ingreist portrait, the Young Man with an Earring, 1804 of the Musee Ingres, Montauban.  The young man looks rough and rude, and Ingres’s treatment is dark and smudgy, not the superlinearity that we customarily expect.

And my version is … well … my version.  Some details below.

drawing eyes of Ingres rough young man

I can’t help it.  I love close-ups.

drawing mouth of Ingres young man

The shading all runs the “other” direction because this is my left-hand’s shading.

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4 thoughts on “And it’s not even his birthday

  1. J’aime beaucoup les dessins fait de la main gauche, ils ont un petit quelquechose qui attire l’oeil.
    Avant de te lire, ce dessin m’a fait penser a une reflexion dans un miroir, peut-être les lignes hachurées dans l’autre sens.
    Trés beau.

  2. Bene, Je trouve que dessiner de la main gauche me fait du courage. Je me dis: les erreurs, c’est a cause de la main gauche! Ce n’est pas moi!

    Dans un miroir … hmm … c’est parce qu’ etre opposite? J’aime cet idee beaucoup … un miroir. Je devais le souvenir cela.

    ak

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