Friday, February 11, 2011

sketchy bizness

 Went to the Academia and saw Michelangelo's "David" and I sketched St. Matthew from the "Twelve Apostles" series that was never completed; St. Matthew was the only one Michelangelo even started!

Apparently this reminded my teacher of Arshile Gorky's works-- I don't see how it does but oh well?  It was nice to go through his works again looking for similarities between what I had just drawn and Gorky's works.  It also reminded me how important it was to remember exactly WHO certain artists names were because when my teacher first told me about him I said (much to my embarrassment), "Arshile Gorky, who?"  I had to google him to remember that yes, I did in fact know who he was and I actually referenced him for a painting I had worked on during freshman year.

 Some drawings I had fun with while eating dinner at an American diner here in Italy.  Any suggestions on if I should add color or not?  Currently I'm feeling like I should. 

And thats all for now!  Ciao ciao!


  1. Yep I'm in Florence until April so I'll be bombarding my blog with loads and loads of sketches!

  2. I like that Italy is loosening up your drawings. :) Want to see more!