Project LV One – Day 202 – Pen and Sharpie

Alan Rickman

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.

Napoleon

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.

 

Advertisements

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
This entry was posted in Project LV One and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Project LV One – Day 202 – Pen and Sharpie

  1. David Manley says:

    Nope. I didn’t paint it – be nice if I had!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s