Ear Bargue Drawing

After painting tonight I was anxious to start another Bargue drawing, so I finished drawing number 2 of the fourth plate.

I have the feeling that my powers of observation when comparing two dimensional imagery is getting better. There were more than a few marks on this drawing that flowed effortlessly from my hand and were even accurate during comparison. That being said, as I compare the drawing in digital format, I see many differences that I would like to have caught during drawing.

The Drawing

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The Setup

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Drawing Comparison

52413b-drawing

I continue to wonder how close I should get these drawings to the original. I’m sure if I spent long enough that I could get the drawing perfect, but at what point is it too much?

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