Follow The Line

9 Nov


Husb and I went up to London yesterday for a day of art. First stop, the National Portrait Gallery for the Grayson Perry exhibition, ‘Who Are You?‘. Fantastic show; the works are dispersed throughout the permanent collection of 19th and 20th century portraits so you get to see lots of other work as well. And it’s free! We were on a tight schedule so no time to sketch before hurrying down The Strand to The Courtauld and the Egon Schiele show. £7.50 each but that includes entry to the entire collection, which is stupendous.


I couldn’t pass up a chance to study from such a great artist and although the place was packed to the rafters, I stopped and drew from two of his earlier male nudes. I concentrated on his line, which is paradoxically exaggerated and very accurate.  I used graphite into an A5 sketchbook.

2 Responses to “Follow The Line”

  1. mrsdaffodil November 10, 2014 at 03:36 #

    Your study from Egon Schiele is very good and your remark about his line is spot on. I’ve done this in galleries, too; though not crowded ones. I will have to take your example to heart and get a little braver!

    • Rosie Scribblah November 10, 2014 at 06:05 #

      It’s a long way to go and I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity. You miss a lot in a reproduction. ☺

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