Master Drawing Mondays: Week 5

This is a tender portrait by Leonardo da Vinci is one of my favorites. Supposedly this study was done in preparation for the ‘Madone Litta,’ now hanging at the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. #MasterDrawingMondays

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 4

This was one of the first Master Drawings I ever copied. It’s a beautiful study of a man in a seated position. I love how you can see where Pontormo moved his lines to another spot. It really gives the drawing movement and kinetic energy. #MasterDrawingMondays

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 3

The challenge of Master Drawing Mondays is to set aside time to copy a drawing. You can either choose from one of the Dover books, or I will provide a weekly prompt from a museum collection. If you are on social media, use the hashtag #MasterDrawingMonday and tag me on Instagram @SarahHI. Let’s see how many out-of-practice artists we can encourage to take up a regular practice of copying the old masters!

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 2

Master Drawing Mondays: Week 2. Gustave Caillebotte’s Self-Portrait with a Hat. Gustave Caillebotte is one of my favorite French artists and I love the idea of getting to spend a little time with him while working on this drawing.

Caillebotte drew this self-portrait with graphite on off-white, medium-weight, moderately textured paper. #Masterdrawingmondays

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Master Drawing Mondays: Week 1

Let’s begin with Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres! He is one of my favorite draughtsman and I just love this study of a nude female figure dancing, for the painting ‘The Golden Age’ (L’Age d’Or), drawn in 1839-1862 using graphite. #masterdrawingmondays

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