Saturday, January 26, 2008

écorché and sight size drawing

My latest progetto is to use the sight-size method to draw an écorché in carboncino (charcoal). An écorché (pronounced ay-KOHR-shay) is a sculpture, in this case in gesso / plaster, that shows the musculature of the body without the skin. I took this image on the 15th of January. You can see the basic setup for drawing. My easel is pulled forward a bit so that my drawing will fit on my paper. The detailed image shows my gesture sketch that I have started to draw in the placements for some of the shadows.

This will be refined as I continue to work.

1 comment:

Jo Castillo said...

This is such a good way to get the proportions right. I still haven't tried it. Good start on this.