Hey, I'm new to these forums (not entirely true since ive been lurking round here for months, just not actually posting anything) but I came across this thread and decided that it was about time i started contributing somewhat. So I thought id be a bit more ambitionus than usual and so started on my first master copy, by Raphael, called the Study of Adam.
On the subject, does anyone else here use a ruler and measurements to plot out the reference points for the copy, or is it likely to decrease the value gained from the excercise (I'm almost completely self taught so I dont really know which is the right answer). Either way, It's a bit late now, but I found It helped a lot, not just in plotting out the basic framework, but in analysing the way Rapahel did it in the first place. Having seen him at first glance, it seemed quite heavy going, with lots of musculature and twisting, but I see now that in fact its a lot more delicate and flowing. All the joints (certainly in this piece anyway) are in line with eacother or follow the same curve - even as far as the neck.
Hopefully Ill be able to take a phot and pst it up here in a couple of days when its finished, though to the hige amounts of A-Level homework at the moment im not sure ill be able to finish it so soon.
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