Although most famously known for his Art Nouveau style, Alphonse Mucha (Born July 24, 1860) considered his publication Le Pater, created with charcoal and ink, to be his printed masterpiece. Printed on 20 December 1899, Le Pater was Mucha's occult examination of the themes of The Lord's Prayer and only 510 copies were produced.
The incredible fluidity of charcoal lends itself beautifully to the high degree of subtlety obligatory to a faithful portrait.
Time spent in drawing the living figure is never lost. An artist can find the ordinary and unpleasant as well as the strange and beautiful when drafting the human form.
Features artists from all over the world, techniques, tips and strategies to create fine art.
See our previous newsletters.