I must have got used to the fumes but at the moment I just can’t leave the Sharpies alone. I see an interesting image and I just have to draw it. Hopefully I brings something new to the party.
This is based on one of the famous David portraits of Napoleon and perhaps the most impressive thing about this is that David shows Napoleon’s paunch. Of course it may well be that this was socially acceptable during the early 19th century. In fact the painting is remarkable in that it appears to show Napoleon after a hard day in the saddle, exhausted by the experience or perhaps the pressures of ruling – I just love the comb over.
PS – I’ve just tried to verify whether this is a David painting and I can’t – doesn’t mean that it isn’t just that I can’t verify it – not the same.