View Full Version : Week 27 Classical Art Journey

07-01-2006, 10:16 PM
Hi and Welcome to Classical Art Journey Week 27!
We'd love to see your studies of classical art.
Any media or skill level is welcome to participate on our journey.

If you have any questions, please ask.
Our purpose is to do one study a week for 52 weeks.
It is a small way to stay focused on our art, our studies,
and to learn from one another.

This week I thought I'd share I've discovered muscles. :)
Lol, Andreas Vesaliu (1514-1564) was way ahead of me.


By careful and accurate dissection.
Vesalius established the science of anatomy
based on observation and realism.

Some links if you want to read about him.









And my study from yesterday.


So what is cooking your way? What's up? Show us a treat this week!!!
I'll be back with something :eek: :D Nickel

Mony G
07-02-2006, 12:36 PM
Hi again! :cat:

I'm back with something... and I hope to be able to catch up with you in the future !

I like anatomy too... it's really interesting and a great challenge for artists!
...but I've got something different this week... a detail from "Rest During the Flight from Egypt" by Caravaggio: I used my new pastels for this one ...I saw a box of them at my art lessons and so bought one..I realized it isn't easy to do as my teacher says, I mean to draw directly with the pastels, and so the hands have come out rather messy! I don't dislike the colours and the leaves though... and I had to invent something in the place of the angel's wing! What do you think? All critics are welcome !


Bye for now!


07-03-2006, 10:10 AM
Mony! Beautiful! Just Beautiful! That is what I think! :D

07-03-2006, 09:35 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2006/65063-woman_at_bath.jpg lautrec...woman at her toilet 1896....charcoal and pastel on mi teintes...this is my fourth study in our classical art journey of lautrecs...it was a difficult pose, but i enjoyed working on this...his work followed degas very closely....tyree:wave:

07-03-2006, 09:39 PM
:clap: mony...has a wonderful oriental touch to me, i like the colours and the way youve captured the moment....nickel....what a great drawing to start with...youre always so inventive with the start of our journey each week...thank you!!!!!! tyree:wave:

07-04-2006, 01:48 AM
Lol, so far this week, it the week of the RED HeAD! lol
Susan, you did really well with the pose!
Beautiful too! :D

07-05-2006, 11:54 AM
Head study I am crazy about them. LOLOLOL

Susan this is lovely. Really awesome. What a joy to see a piece from each week, thanks for sharing them. :)

Mona, this is so lovely too. You guys rock with those pastels. Bravo!!

I hope this week I can join the ride again. As soon I get finished with a huge portrait that is killing me. :)

07-06-2006, 09:40 PM
I wanted to work on a figure drawing this week and chose this beautiful drawing by Prudhon, a master draughtsman if there ever was one. Unfortunately, the scan of the original is much better than my copy. Why, I don't know. I actually am fairly happy with the effort, although I missed the proportions on her trunk some. Copying these master drawings is a humbling learning experience. Even if I were to get all of the shapes correct, the subtlety of the shading and shadows would still separate the copy from the original. That's what genius can accomplish. Thanks for looking.


07-07-2006, 05:30 PM
Nice work Robert, I think you did very well with the drawing! :thumbsup:
I did my little measuring of her on the screen, very good match to Prudhon.
I am going to assume she is a redhead ;)

My red to join the journey.:) She still is in the study phase, needs more tinkering. :p



07-08-2006, 12:39 PM
robert...a very good study....nickel...oooohhh...another redhead:p she has the look of women in the 1940's and 1950's...classical looking...very beautiful work!!!! tyree:wave: :clap:

07-08-2006, 07:44 PM
Guess I did good, she would be from that time Susan. Thanks. :D