weekly smudge! - things that have interested me during the week
This week will be a short one. Firstly on my current theme of TREES i have to highlight this artist Elizabeth Reed Smith. What is unique about Elizabeth's work is rather what she doesn't include rather than what she does, she uses alot of white and the outline of the trees on a dramatic background rather than drawing the trees themselves. I would like to give this type of thing a try one time.
check her work out at: http://elizabethsmithprints.com/
Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520)
In the lifedrawing workshop i attended on the weekend the teacher gave us a bunch of handouts on various artists and techniques. She highlighted he various styles of old master works and what was good about them. One of the ones she highlighted was Raphael Sanzio who is a well known a master of line and tone as an ability to make his drawings deceivingly simple.
His paintings are well known but i was interested in his drawings ... here are a few i have found online they are just beautiful check them out: