Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Charcoal drawing of Frederic Leighton's "The Sluggard"

watermarked - "Rita Foster Art"


2009 "The Sluggard in charcoal" 19.5x25.5 inch charcoal study
It's been a while since I've drawn something and paid attention to the fine fine details and undulating forms of the figure. In my mind it is very rewarding to learn from the old masters. Thats why I chose to draw another of Frederic Leighton's sculptures. I just love the turning and twisting of the torso and how that affects the muscles in that general area. I'd say this drawing took me a total of about 15 hours to complete.


  1. wow Rita!! fantastic!!! you have great value skills!!! ( among many).. - kw

  2. thank you very much, you do too!