Let’s begin with Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
The British Museum has a lovely collection of drawings by 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. The paper is hard to replicate, but I love Canson’s toned paper for this sort of thing. In fact, Canson named this line of paper after Ingres!
If you like to keep your drawings in a notebook, no special paper is needed for Master Drawing Mondays. The key principle here is to spend time looking closely and studying the quality of line of an old Master Drawing. Click the image for a high resolution facsimile to draw from.
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