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Sunday, 17 May 2009

My Sketch of Sculpture by Artist, Fransique


Graphite on paper.
8 by 9 inches (20.4 by 23 cm).
All rights reserved.

I did this quick sketch of a sculpture in the Art Gallery of Ontario. The bronze sculpture by French artist, Joseph Duret Fransique was done around 1847 and is called, Fisher-boy Dancing the Tarantella.

One of the benefits of sketching from sculptures is that you can move around them, sketching them from different sides and they do not move. One of the difficulties if the sculpture is inside is the lighting. I also have problems with both my arms; it is harder to sketch holding the sketch book. I use a sling to help me support the sketch book.


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