World renowned master artist Delacroix is cast into the limelight in this drawing tutorial where an artist known as Paul Barton attempts to draw ‘Chopin’, one of Delacroix’s most famous drawings.
The aim for the video is to offer insight as to how you can achieve a masterful sketch by using a few professiona tips, techniqes and ideas. With classical music featuring in the backghround Barton quickly gets to work with a medium softeness pencil like a HB or 2B. Guiding the pencil around the edge of the paper, an outline of Chopin’s face begins to emerge. The features and the face are really quite technical on Delacroix’s original so it is fascinating to see how much of a resemblance Paul Bartn achieves as he goes through the art video.
The video can serve as a form of inspiration for artists and shows a variety of disciplines which are considered extremely important in determining a good artist. Barton’s eyes for precision and exact perspective is impressive not to mention his almost perfect scaling from Delacroix’s drawing. The use of hatching with the pencil evolves in tones throughout the sketch and the tonal values start to bring Chopin to life. Barton lightly applies some pressure to the paper with his finger towards the end of the tutorial as he attempes to blend the light and dark areas together creating a more weathered look. Although this method with hi finger is relatively crude it serves it’s purpose well for creating the imitated sketch which in the past inspired Delacroix to go on and create a masterpiece in oil paints.