Monday, October 6, 2014

My Krell after Dürer

Found a huge book of Dürer plates and essays about his early work. This thing is gigantic. And it's just his early stuff! Anyway, fell in love with his portrait of the merchant Oswald Krell and wanted to do a take on it. Not super happy with this, but I'm never really happy with anything...added a kitten for fun. First time I've used a brush for hair technique. I felt like I was cheating. You just plop the brush down repeatedly like a stamp, rather than dragging it. I'll be addicted to these things now.

Krell has the most inscrutable expression -- more so than the Mona Lisa, even. I would love to know the guy's story.