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Colonna Siren by ProdigyBombay Colonna Siren by ProdigyBombay
I don't upload enough of my observational drawings. XP

Drew this when my art class went to the Met, observation study of the bronze cast statue of a Siren.


Copied from the met website of their description of the statue: This bewitching, just-under-lifesize figure of a siren in the guise of a beautiful nude woman wearing a crown—her hair spread over her shoulders and her hands grasping twin fish tails—immediately evokes the image of the emblematic siren of the Colonna family, one of the two most powerful feudal clans in medieval and Renaissance Rome. Given its large size, this bronze example may originally have been made for the Colonna Palace in Rome. In the seventeenth century it was probably inherited by Anna Colonna, wife of Taddeo Barberini. If this is the case, the figure may be the "siren of bronze with a crown on her head" inventoried in 1644 in the Barberini Palace.
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SMFIII Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
This is amazing! I have a question. My art teacher who taught observational drawing said that drawing anime is fine but the best anime artists have their observational drawings as well. How often do you do observational drawings and where do you find good subjects? Do you find that it helps?
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JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
starbucks siren!
guess how she swim with two tail!!
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Zorro9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Dude, this is ungodly work. Righteous. Rock on! :headbang:
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jester-in-crisis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Awesome work!
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OVCHITSA Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. I love the value. Very nice drawing.
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TheElephantMan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Nice study drawing. I think you could improve future pieces by including cross contour lines (ie: around the arms and torso) to translate and "feel" out the 3D form of the figure. This brings back memories... I visited the Met several years ago. I spent most of the day wandering around and didn't even get to see all of it, let alone properly appriciate the many galleries. You can truly get lost in that place.
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SephirothxIshu Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
D: amazing.
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ada9677 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
wow, that is fantastic, I love pencil drawings
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner May 10, 2007   Writer
Very good!
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StoneyAlex Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
thats beautiful
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