After Piero di Cosimo

10 Feb


It’s day 10 of the Facebook February daily drawing challenge and I’m posting this. I’ve just drawn it on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet using the free Markers app. I started out by laying down a background colour – if you don’t it goes weird when you save it and does a funny sort of negative thing. Then I added splodges and spots of texture with the translucent tool in greys and white. The background texturing is similar to the abstract patterns in many examples of European Paleolithic cave art.

The drawing is a study made after Piero di Cosimo from my book of Renaissance drawing. I’ve been wanting to do a bit of academic practice lately and the drawing challenge is a good way of spending a few minutes a day studying some of the greats. I’ve enjoyed drawing this fragment of landscape. I’m not a big fan of landscape drawing but this is giving me a handle on it. So thanks, Piero.

6 Responses to “After Piero di Cosimo”

  1. paperstew February 11, 2014 at 23:17 #


    • Rosie Scribblah February 11, 2014 at 23:26 #

      Thank you 😀

      • paperstew February 12, 2014 at 02:26 #

        I’m not familiar with Piero di Cosimo and had to look him up. Very interesting work. Thanks for teaching me about an old master missed in my art history classes.

      • Rosie Scribblah February 12, 2014 at 13:10 #

        I didn’t know his work til Melvyn got me the book. It’s fab

  2. Ric Upton February 11, 2014 at 06:42 #


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