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 ….
4 thoughts on “Morning Tea”
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.
Thank you for these kind words, Robert.
Yes, you are too hard on yourself 🙂
you are too kind and okay you persuade me! ha, ha!