Here’s my drawing practice project I’ve been working on these last two weeks.
I use this book a lot when I’m looking for something to draw. It’s a thorough art history with lots of interesting information about the art and artists. It does contain all of the classic and contemporary nudes you would expect, however, so if you prefer art books without those types of “masterpieces” included, you’ll want to pass this book up.
This painting is called “A Young Girl Reading” by Jean-Honore Fragonard, c. 1776.
Reading is one of our family’s favorite things so any picture involving books appeals to me.
The hardest parts to draw were the hand holding the book and the folds of fabric on the arm. After many tries, the hand finally looked decent, but the folds on her “charming sleeve”, as Beckett describes it, are all wrong. I’ll try and work on it some more this weekend.
I hope you find some time to sit down, relax, and enjoy a good book this weekend! 🙂