Today I continued to research artists and the use of line in their work
I moved on to look at the work of Jacques Louis David, looking at his studies and sketches. His use of line appeared very precise and purposeful. Every line was very intentional and described the form of the body, clothing and face, it’s movement and also gave a sense of character and feelings, especially in the portrait drawings. He used line to also describe the light and shade of the subject he was drawing. I also found that he did not need to use a lot of lines to describe the subject, yet captured the details. I love the energy he creates in his drawings
Next I looked at Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. He uses line to really capute the shape of the clothes and body. There is also a real sense of proportions and despite being made up of line the images feel like real people. I don’t feel a sense of 3D form as much as I have with other artist’s I have looked at but really like how he describes the folds of the clothes. The images appear to be studies of the negative spaces as much as form, shape etc. Despite being line drawings he captures the personalities of the sitters.