the old masters: Albrecht Dürer
Yesterday I started my day with a few sketches. I like to go through art books and to rediscover the old masters. This is a sketch study of Albrecht Dürer's " Ritter, Tod und Teufel " (1513). What better way to spend your Sundays?
If you feel inspired to study old master pieces and sketch them, here's a list of recommendations:
- Visit art museums, websites, or find a great book as a resource! I do recommend an actual old school visit to a museum. Nothing is more refreshing than an inspirational visit and to see master pieces in real. You can discover the details in an art work and enjoy the creative environment. If you don't have a museum nearby a book or website with a usable copy of your artwork works fine too!
- Keep your tools handy and be prepared. Nothing is more annoying when getting interrupted during the process, because of missing pencils, sharpeners and more!
- Have a solid background for drawing. A hardcover sketchbook works fine. Also, good alternatives are a drawing board or a simple cardboard you can easily transport with you.
- Paper can be a great inspiration too! And the right choice of paper brings your sketches up to the next exciting level! Experiment with paper textures, sizes, and formats.
- Spice up the fun and add additional tools you work with for your sketches. Besides pencils, you can glue images to a collage, use watercolor, ink, and much more. Feel free to be creative and work with whatever you enjoy!
- There are no rules for sketching! You can try to copy the actual artwork or to adapt you own interpretation.