Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Getty Sketches!

Whew, finally some more stuff to post! Alina and I went to the Getty on Sunday to check out some Bernini sculptures. I was completely blown away by how much detail he was able to carve into the marble; I mean, he had 5-o'clock shadows on faces, lace and buttons and embroidery on clothes... it was amazing. There were a LOT of people there; we had to kind of push our way around to find good spots to sketch from. But it was so nice being able to get out and draw on location! I can't even remember the last time I did that... Anyway here's the result:

I love this guy's hair, hehe!  It took a long time to draw because of the complex shapes and the sheer amount of hair, but I think it was worth it. :)
King Louie XIV... Yeah.  Stately and regal, you'd expect a perfectly timed breeze to come along any second and tousle that flowing hair.