Monday, October 18, 2010

Finished another one

Sort of.

I finished the figure, and decided I was sick of looking at it, so have moved on. Procrastinator Girl spent two weeks working up the nerve to tackle the hand. It was a pain.

For the next one (Bernini's David...the one with the sling and the determined expression) I'm switching to an HB. 2B was what gave it the grainy look. Too soft for the paper I'm using.

It occurred to me as I was doing all the muscles in the torso and arms, that the Baroque is definitely where we get our models for comic book superheroes.

And of course, where do the Baroque guys get their superheroic, idealised torsos?

The Classical world.

Once you know to look for it, the Belvedere Torso is all over town.



Bill White said...

Superman and Hercules:

Fr. John Mary, ISJ said...

Very nice!