My Adventures In Art

Tag: Giorgio Morandi

Day 29: Copying Matisse, trying to emulate Morandi

Copying Matisse

What have I learned today? Getting things in proportion is a big part of the battle. Maybe the most important part. If you can get things in proportion you’ve virtually won, whatever style you are drawing with. With the woman ¬†the hands are too small, and the head is too big. In the original, even […]

Day 27: Copying and emulating

Cross-hatched cup

Another exercise from Keys to Drawing. In the book he discusses 7 artists different drawing styles, or their “handwriting”. He gets you to go over their lines in the air to get a feeling for how they are drawing. He says you shouldn’t be ashamed of copying artists to help you learn. You can’t really […]