After painting tonight I was anxious to start another Bargue drawing, so I finished drawing number 2 of the fourth plate.

I have the feeling that my powers of observation when comparing two dimensional imagery is getting better. There were more than a few marks on this drawing that flowed effortlessly from my hand and were even accurate during comparison. That being said, as I compare the drawing in digital format, I see many differences that I would like to have caught during drawing.

The Drawing


The Setup


Drawing Comparison


I continue to wonder how close I should get these drawings to the original. I’m sure if I spent long enough that I could get the drawing perfect, but at what point is it too much?


  • Session: 119
  • Work: 119
  • Width: 6"
  • Height: 7.5"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Bargue drawing in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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Chris 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."