Friday, February 12, 2010

Preliminary Sketch

I spent some time in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA recently and I was drawn to a particular 19th century statue I came across in Charleston. I'm fond of statues with elegantly sculpted drapery where the form underneath the figure is still somewhat visible. This statue is a beautiful example of this. The sculptor kept the facial features clearly evident while chiseling the veil that lies over the head and ghost-like visage of the marble bust. This is an example of one of my preliminary sketches I do in pencil to work out scale and placement of forms before moving on and rendering the final piece. Here I included into the composition, a swatch of Victorian era pattern and a print of an old photo from the first half of the 20th century.

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy your work. I can't wait to see the final product!