Saturday, March 22, 2008
Madame Hayard Wonky Copy
Copying Ingres is silly when I do it. I don't do it well, nor do I try to do it well. I'm interested in making his wackier subjects more attractive, but more off-balance. Perhaps I am successful, perhaps this is just another dumb thing I'm doing in my notebooks. Some of his pencil flourishes get so outlandishly wrong in my copy that the drawings make me laugh. I think I will revisit Mme. Hayard a few more times as she is delightfully funny-looking. She will fit nicely in with some of my pinups and invented statuary.