After Tiepolo 3

These figures were from the same cartoon. I love the way he can create an impression of something, even a mood, in so few lines. These are just the lines. I’ll add tone tomorrow. The lines are a little stilted compared to Tiepolo’s because I was trying to copy his. They need to be free and spontaneous to give the right mood.

A sketch

After Tiepolo 2

This time a faceless character from a sketch. I love the way some of the lines are pen, some brush stroke. My brush was too thick, though, so I’ll have to find a smaller one. The dry brush strokes add texture, too.

Sketch of a character

After Tiepolo

A copy of a quick Tiepolo sketch. It’s interesting how few continuous lines there are. the form is suggested rather than outlined, and very few lines are straight, which gives it life.

Tiepolo drawing