Friday, June 4, 2010

Young Queen

This drawing has been affectionately known around my house as 'knife girl.'  I've been trying to push 'Young Queen' but it won't stick.  The image is graphite on paper, and is slightly darkened digitally to appear as charcoal.  Gives better tonal values when going to paint.  I'm not very good with charcoal.

7 comments:

Joe Sutphin said...

HOLY COW Ant! I am flattened...
thats mind alteringly gorgeous!

Joe Sutphin said...

will you paint directly on this as an underdrawing or will you start fresh?
I ask because you mentioned wanting to own that old moleskine I was working in a while back...and I would gladly fork it over for this pencil drawing!
no pressure:)

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Whoa Joe! that's some compliment... thanks man!

And that's quite an offer you made - Let me see how this painting turns out (haha - you never can tell!) and we'll talk about it.

Kelly Light said...

I luv how her hair and her sleeves envelope around her. - I'm so happy to see each new thing you do. Really - I need a tissue... I'm verklempt.

Ben Hatke said...

Charcoal is difficult. This, though, is super great. Did you use any kind of reference? The draping of the sleeves is pretty convincing.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Kelly - You don't know how much that means to me :)

Thanks Ben! No direct reference for this but I have been studying (and sketching) a lot of neoclassical art these weeks I've been away - Godward, Bouguereau, Eugene De Blaas, Herbert Draper, Leighton... to name a few

let's just hope it comes across good in the finished piece

Abigail said...

Beautiful!