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.
I can’t help it. I love close-ups.
The shading all runs the “other” direction because this is my left-hand’s shading.