Friday, October 30, 2009

I've been at the Met a bunch lately (which is honestly a pretty crazy thing for me to say casually) researching Renaissance objects for school. Renaissance decorative objects aren't really my thing, so when I'm done I've been wandering around looking for things to draw.
There was a guy planted in front of this nymph sculpture, above, finishing a perfect, painstakingly-rendered charcoal drawing. He had a crowd of kids around him, peeking over his shoulder, and dads would chat him up every once in a while. Mine has a blushy bum, so that's alright.
Maria Luisa of Parma (later Queen of Spain) looking slightly happier than in the original.


After 'Diana' by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (a weathervane for Madison Square Garden).

7 comments:

lillian said...

I especially love the pink on the bum :)

rose-a-petits-pois said...

Your sketches are very lively !
Love the blushy bum as well :-)
She looks like a cute and shy lady.

Jenny said...

Thanks, you two!

J said...

Wow Jenny, you're realy channeling Warhol here! Amazing!

Jenny said...

What! Sarcasm?! (Kidding). Thanks, James. That's an awfully big compliment.

Michelle said...

Yes, definitely Warhol-esque, have you seen his illustrations for Chicken Little? I have them in an old children's book I've been meaning to scan. Anyway, thank you for stopping by, I'm always pleased to find more artist's blogs and will have to show Katrin your work!

(The blushing bum one also reminds me a little bit of Quentin Blake's work, who is also one of my favourites.)

Jenny said...

Thanks! Quentin Blake's one of my all-time favourites, too. And I do love Warhol's drawing's especially, but I don't think I've seen Chicken Little. I'll hunt it down!