29.7.10

Another Annunciation Sketch


I did this sketch a few months ago, not long after my last post on the same subject .  I haven't had much time to take it beyond the preliminary stages, but thought I might share it anyway.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Ben Hatke said...

Boy Howdy you can make some nice pencil lines!

J.R.Howley said...

Wow! This is very nice work. graphite, when used like this, is one of the most sublime mediums ever used by artists. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sophie said...

Beautiful! this doesn't look like "preliminary" to me!

Anonymous said...

This is exquisite. A copy of a Master or an original? Please continue to completion!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Many thanks, everyone! this is an original piece - I made some small maquettes using sculpey and many drawings before this.

Herreid said...

Wow!

For the fabric--is that based on a model, or from imagination? I've always had a hard time with fabric, so I'd like to know!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks John! I did have a model to get a loose idea of the folds and wrinkles... also a lot references to the works of 19th century artists.

Jason Tako said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of one of my favorite artists William Bouguereau. I can't wait to see the finished work!

clc said...

Amazing work my friend, I love it! Let's see some more!