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Old 09-13-2017, 11:14 PM
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My Interpretation of Classic P&I Drawings I

I have often wanted to try my interpretation of old P&I drawings that really appealed to me...Here is my attempt at following 2 drawings taken from classic P&I book by Joseph Pennell (Pen Drawing and Pen Draughtsmen)...Intent is to get deeper understand of techniques and also practice drawing human figures which I am quite bad at...I don't know the original size of these drawings but I have chosen to draw then at comparatively smaller size around 8 by 6 inches as this enables lines to show through properly in the shared image at decent size...the scaled down photogravure reproduction in the book has a crispness that I can't get but here it is anyway..

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Following is based on drawing by Madeleine Lemaire (page 67 in book)...she is more known for her flower painting, especially roses...but I really like the feel of this drawing and decided to try it..

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following is based on drawing by P.G Jeanniot (page 70 in book) where I really liked the rendering of reflections after rain and decided to try it..this is 6 by 6 inch

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:43 PM
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Re: My Interpretation of Classic P&I Drawings I

Rahul,

I think your attempt with the Lemaire (girl) was valiant, but I must admit something strikes me as a bit off with her right hand/arm, and a few other minor quibbles when compared to the original. I might also add the drapery below the basket appears to be a formless gray, as such it does not quite work as part of her dress. But it's also your interpretation, not intended to be an exact copy, so perhaps some of these differences don't matter.

I think however your Jeanniot drawing is a brilliant interpretation, I don't find much fault with this one.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:28 AM
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Re: My Interpretation of Classic P&I Drawings I

I love the reflections in the second one.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:15 PM
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Re: My Interpretation of Classic P&I Drawings I

The first looks nice. The interpretation of the second has your style. I am trying to come to grips with the tilted horizon, but it does place the bent lady and bull dog at an eye catching location. Batman has good critiques.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:16 AM
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Re: My Interpretation of Classic P&I Drawings I

Thanks Batman55, Indraneel and Raindrop for the feedback...

@Batman55,
yes, agree with all your feedback regarding flower girl...I didn't do any pencil outline for these drawings due to which some perspective issue in hand holding flowers creeped up which I couldn't rectify later...overall all, I am satisfied in that I wanted to capture the feel and personality of the girl using simple lines which I think I kind of did in spite of issues you mentioned...thanks again for the feedback

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