There comes a point in an artist’s life when you just get stuck. Whether it’s a lack of inspiration, a need to improve, or a readiness to take the next step. This when it’s time for… A Bargue drawing. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, I would suggest going here. Basically Charles Bargue was an artistic mastermind who lived during the 19th century. You can also learn more about him on my favoritest blog by my favoritest artist, Meghan N. Sours. I am actually featured on this blog… because I’m just that amazing. And I’m her sister. But whatever. Anyway, here’s a little picture of me from this particular blog post.
- Get an easel. It’s tempting to watch Doctor Who while drawing, but it really requires your full attention. Here’s a picture of the setup over at Bill’s.
2. Sharpen your pencil. It changes everything.
3. Take. Your. Time. Mine spanned over a year. It took 3 weeks to get the outline perfect, that’s about how much time it should take. That’s working about 5 hours 5 days a week.
5. Perfection. My Bargue is my prized drawing. Perfection is the only thing that will cut it. If I suddenly see a big mistake that could be seen even after erasing or is just huge, I’d start over.
6. Train your eyes. Flick your eyes back and forth several times to see differences.