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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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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 Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
starbucks siren!
guess how she swim with two tail!!
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:iconzorro9:
Dude, this is ungodly work. Righteous. Rock on! :headbang:
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OVCHITSA Jan 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. I love the value. Very nice drawing.
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:icontheelephantman:
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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:iconada9677:
wow, that is fantastic, I love pencil drawings
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Celestial-SeraphiMan May 10, 2007   Writer
Very good!
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:iconstoneyalex:
thats beautiful
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