Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Inktober -- drawing a Botticelli

Drawing based on Botticelli's Madonna of the
Pen on white drawing paper
Barbara Muir © 2019
I don't know if I can commit to producing an ink
drawing every day -- which is what Inktober is
about.  But going through my files today looking for
something to draw I came upon a photo I took
(in Florence I believe) of Botticelli's Madonna of
the Pomegranate.

I worked on it for quite a while.  She's complicated,
and all about colour and form.  And this is a line
drawing, but I enjoyed myself, and that's the main
thing.  I'm not big on copying the masters.  But I
learned so much about what Botticelli was doing
from staring at a photo of the work so long.

If I continue on in Inktober now and then, I may try and
finish this drawing.  I am not religious at all, but I
loved the mood of this piece.

Have a drawing for Inktober day.

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