November 12, 2012
Auguste Rodin's 172nd Birthday
It was particularly daunting to tackle this incredible sculptor in a doodle. However, the essence of the project lay in the way Rodin approached his work. Amongst many of his attributes he was able to work rapidly and instinctively, using his immense anatomical knowledge as a platform for expressiveness.
We did not want to simply study a photograph, so we set out to draw his sculptures and dissect the results back at the studio. Although eventually using one of his most recognisable pieces with The Thinker, we were glad of the opportunity to capture his work onsite.
Sculpture is extraordinary in the sense that it does not "give you the line" as opposed to illustration, so we were forced to sculpt form with our pencils.
Attached are concepts and studies made onsite together with ideas for final execution:
Posted by Matthew Cruickshank, Doodler