Life Drawing 7: Barry as King Lear

There is something very good to draw about this much in demand model. People project and you react to this when putting the marks down on the page.
For some reason the narrative of King Lear’s first scene came to mind with this pose.
A man of strength (with a hint of frailty) dictating his will to others. See here for more.
Previously Barry has been cast as the richest of the Romans, Crassus.
The work was made on the ground, looking up, hence the perspective.
This image will be worked on. He might gain a crown, or have one lying on the floor…

Barry seated as Lear
Details.barry hand Barry close up
A very quick profile, less than a minute.Barry prifile in 20 secs
The viewpoint is from the floor.Barry as statue clutching buttock
A series of short poses. Another student had left some acrylic paint, so I went about trying to use it up.Barry 5 times plus artist

About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.
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