Sketches of Figures in an Environment

Here’s a handful of quick sketches that were done over the past few days. The following questions were common to all four sketches: 1.) How can a series of abstract points and lines be related to a compositional frame? 2.) How can a pictorial environment “grow out of” this series of marks?

Benlliure Sketch

Got to visit my parents and sister in Spain this past summer. Here’s a quick study that I made of Mariano Benlliure’s bust of Lucrecia Arana, at the Museu de Belles Arts de València.