School of Groucho Marx
Size- 48"x 22", 9"x 36" and 36"x 65"
Date Completed- December 2009
Media- Conte crayon and Charcoal on Paper

This project included a study of a painting. I chose Rafael's "School of Athens" because it is a painting that was challenging and one that had many figures. The first one is a line drawing (in conte crayon) of the painting. I tried to use different line weights to emphasise importance of the figures. The second is a detail drawing of one of the women in the painting- Hypatia, a Greek Scholar. The last one is my final in which is another detail of the central figures- Plato and Aristotle. They are at the vanishing point of the painting. I added my own twist to the original by giving my figures Groucho Marx glasses and also adding myself in, to make the drawing humorous.

Original  

Conte Line Drawing  

Detail of Hypatia  

Final