Vitruvian Knockoff Picture

This is the ponciest thing that I have ever done in my life, and I'm not particularly proud of that.

I had to do a figure in motion/multiple figures for drawing class, and it had to play into the theme of a body of work for that class. My pitch was 'story time', but I was told to narrow my scope, so now it's more like trying to take mythology and incorporate it into the practical/physical world.

So for this first one I took Judeo-Christian content (the Seraph) and tried to stick it under the highly analytical, technical lens of High Renaissance thinking. So the design is supposed to look like Da Vinci's 'The Vitruvian Man', and the text is from Pico Della Mirandola's 'The Oration on the Dignity of Man', particularly the chunk that says that essentially man, through intellectual endeavours and general bettering of himself, can become like a Seraph. I think he meant Seraph as a metaphor for one whose spirituality is very, very passionate, but I'd have to think about it and read it over again before actually assessing it.

So yes. I had to explain this whole thing in my drawing class, and I just got blank stares.

I should have just stuck to what it's really about, which is the fact that I wanted a big ink drawing to fill up a blank spot on my wall that's been bugging me for a while. Hence why the figure doesn't actually follow the proportions Da Vinci's does.
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