Drawing 4 of Bargue

Drawing number 4 of the third plate in the Bargue drawing course.

I feel as though an instructor would be most helpful in navigation here. What am I supposed to be learning with this plate beyond honing my skills of judgement and measurement?

I shall have to do some online research into this subject, until then I will just comment on my mistakes and successes.

The Drawing


The Setup


Drawing comparison


The tracing is working out well, its much faster than Photoshop, and I think the act of tracing over my drawing is a bit of training in itself. While tracing, if I imagine that I’m not actually tracing, but producing the drawing with superb confidence and accuracy, it give me a glimpse of skills that I’m working toward.

The eye socket drawing is just about perfect, the only discouraging area of this drawing is the placement of the mouth, upper lip, and nose.

Session Details

  • Session: 116
  • Work: 114
  • Width: 3.5"
  • Height: 7.5"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Bargue drawing in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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