January 24th, 2013

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pilgrim of the blessed connection

Today's morning sketch. I think I've started off on a series of interpretations of famous pieces of Russian art. (See the drawing of Pushkin here.) I was curious to see how I'd draw the beard on this guy.



It's a nice way to finish breakfast. Here you can see the original figure on the 1559 shrine to Archbishop John of Novgorod. (Oo, I found him on Wikipedia, he had his own superhero name of Wonderworker.)



A morning sketch is also a way of procrastinating before walk to a rather cold studio. Here's how it looked at the peak of its snowy glory: