First drawing du jour with tea, I allow myself whatever liberties I need to get moving.  The favorite pen helps motivate me.  This one is after an Ingres portrait, one I found in Walter Pach’s biography of Ingres.  It began with that eye whose gaze is so penetrating, the effect of which I only partly achieved, which in Ingres completely knocks you over.

But it’s a first drawing of the morning so I allow myself whatever necessary allowances ….

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4 thoughts on “Morning Tea

  1. I think you’re too hard on yourself. I’m completely incapable of anything in the morning. This is a fine rendering that immediately captivates. I love your sense of color and shape in your other work, so it’s nice to see the bare bones in a drawing.

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