Theory : Illustration Friday

Pen & Ink

I’m a firm believer of the theory that copying from the Masters will help in learning to draw and paint better. I’m participating in the Jan/Feb Van Gogh MOM over at WetCanvas! This is a copy of Van Gogh’s pen & ink “A Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin”


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6 thoughts on “Theory : Illustration Friday

  1. Another wonderful sketch! I’m with you on copying the masters. All the thinking is done for you as far as subject, composition, colors, style, etc., so the work is in learning and improving one’s skills.

  2. Thank you 😀 It struck silly ol me only after this was finished that I could’ve used the caligraphy nibs for the broader strokes instead of hankering for a reed pen!

    and murphy girl : the wetcanvas forum is open to anybody interested in art. definitely worth a dekho.

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