Fechin Master Copy
Fechin Master Copy

Nicolai Fechin was a Russian-American artist who was largely self-taught. He is most known for the detailed expressions of his portraits. What makes him unique as an artist is the almost painterly quality of his sketches.

Raphael Master Copy
Raphael Master Copy

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, also known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His great attention to the musculature of the human form is indicative of this time period. Raphael’s style of drawing has a swiftness about it. The shading is done with hash marks and some less important areas of the drawings are reduced to simplified contours. To highlight focal points he uses line weight and shading.

Prud'hon Master Copy
Prud'hon Master Copy

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon was a famous French artist in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He was influenced by both neo-classicism and romanticism. His technique is a three step process. In the first step, the figure is sketched entirely with straight lines and some value patches are shaded in. In the second and third steps the sharp contours are softened and value patches further refined.  Prudhon is unique because of the softness with which he draws the figure, which is in contrast with a more roughly sketched background.

Fechin Master Copy
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Prud'hon Master Copy
Fechin Master Copy

Nicolai Fechin was a Russian-American artist who was largely self-taught. He is most known for the detailed expressions of his portraits. What makes him unique as an artist is the almost painterly quality of his sketches.

Raphael Master Copy

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, also known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His great attention to the musculature of the human form is indicative of this time period. Raphael’s style of drawing has a swiftness about it. The shading is done with hash marks and some less important areas of the drawings are reduced to simplified contours. To highlight focal points he uses line weight and shading.

Prud'hon Master Copy

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon was a famous French artist in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He was influenced by both neo-classicism and romanticism. His technique is a three step process. In the first step, the figure is sketched entirely with straight lines and some value patches are shaded in. In the second and third steps the sharp contours are softened and value patches further refined.  Prudhon is unique because of the softness with which he draws the figure, which is in contrast with a more roughly sketched background.

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