These are a (very) few of my favorite head studies. I hope to evoke that emotional quality in my work as well, someday soon.
I guess besides paying careful attention to accuracy, I've been trying to convey meaning and emotion in my work, in spite of it being mostly academic studies.
At least, it was my main concern when working on this little drawing:
Self-portrait with braided hair, graphite on paper, 2014.
(I'm working on a second one)
Accuracy, though, accuracy...
Anyway, now the good work.
Antigone, Frederic Leighton.
Samson, Frederic Leighton
Desdemona, Frederic Leighton
Memories, Frederic Leighton
One of my absolute favorites, Soap Bubbles by Thomas Couture
Portrait of a young infant, Greuze
Boy with a Lesson Book, Greuze
Study head of a woman, Greuze