Sketch of Ganymede sculpture Picture
This attempt at sketching was made at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The marble statue portrays Ganymede, of Greek mythology. He was a Trojan prince and cupbearer to the gods. Supposedly, Zeus liked him pretty good. Anyway, it's just a sketch of a statue--an exercise toward improvement for someone so amateur as me. Ganymede was fun to sketch though, mostly because the sculpture itself is so lifelike that I was driven to look away. For, if I kept looking at the statue, he was sure to move. And that kind of shock can kill a person...anyway, the sculpture was by Claude-Claire Francin, and I did this sketch on 6/20/07.