Pluto and Prosperina Picture

conte crayon on very big paper (like 4 ft by 6 ft, maybe). Nov 2009. From Bernini's sculpture, Pluto and Prosperina. (Please excuse the snakes going around the figure, that was part of the assignment. Don't ask.)

I tried to draw form without using value, and the best way to study form is by looking at a sculpture. The sculpture that this drawing is based on is a depiction of the Greek/Roman myth of Pluto and Prosperina (their Roman names) or Hades and Persephone (their Greek names.) You probably know this myth, but if you don't, you should look it up. The story involves pomegranates so I highly recommend reading it.

drawing (c) me, 2009.
sculpture (c) Gianlorenzo Bernini, 1621.
characters (c) the Greek gods, something or other BC.
YM 7 - 10
Pluto and Prosperina
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