Reiseskizzenbuch – Skulpturenhof

This week’s class was spent in the Skulpturenhof, next to the Landesmuseum in Bonn.  I have visited the museum many times but was quite unaware of the sculptures. I tried a blind contour drawing for the sculpture of a figure, below right, which didn’t quite come off and required adjustments.  Our tutor suggested enlarging part of the drawing on the facing page, aligning one part of the figure in the two drawings.  I like the effect, even though the angle of the head is not quite the same (although I moved closer to the figure to draw the image on the left and may have inadvertently altered the viewing angle). The eyes are not quite right but I like the face overall, which (I think) captures the slightly sad, questioning expression of the sculpture.  Fineliner in A5 Hahnemühle sketchbook. 

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The second drawing was very quick because it was getting too cold and dim to draw outside.  This sculpture was interesting because it combined wood and stone, the wood in its natural state – a large piece of marble split in two – combined with the fluid shapes of the wood, which followed the shape of the marble only because it had been processed, rather like fenceposts connected with string.  I would like to go back and take more time with this and draw it from some different angles. Inktense pencils and wash in A5 Hahnemühle sketchbook. 

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We went back indoors for the last half hour or so and drew each other and our tutor, who posed in some dynamic positions.  Here is the outcome.  Inktense pencils and wash in A5 Hahnemühle sketchbook. 

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