5/4/11

Tina Steele Lindsey on Drawing Gauguin


Tina Steele Lindsey

I drew Paul Gauguin from a photograph taken of him in Paris in 1894, from the book Gauguin, by Lesley Stevenson this morning while having coffee.   Black and white photographs are fabulous to draw from as light and dark values are so obvious.  For me my goal in a drawing is to capture the likeness and mood over perfection in realism, although the latter always a plus.  This was a quick study done with water soluble graphite pencil 
 

Gauguin - Paris 1894