Majestic Male

March 18, 2013

Majestic Male © 2013 Darick Ritter

My wife and I made a visit to the Musée d’Orsey back in 2008. The sculpture that this drawing was based on was made in 1856-57 by Charles Henri Joseph Cordier, called Négre du Soudan, or Negro from the Sudan, or also found called Bust of a Sudanese Man on sanitized poster sites, like this. It’s made purely of onyx and bronze and has hypnotized me ever since I saw it almost 5 years ago. My drawing of it is roughly based on a photo I took myself while I originally perused the gallery of d’Orsey. To make it, I used FCP pens on 11×14″ bristol board.

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