Rembrandt’s Elephant

Another Monday in the museum, this time drawing after Rembrandt and Seurat. The Rembrandt was a wonderful drawing of an elephant, with some squiggle figures added for scale. In the original he draws form, texture and movement with the same stroke, telling you not only how big the animal is, and what it looks like, but what it feels like and how its trunk moves. The original is here.

Drawing after Rembrandt's elephant

From a drawing workshop at the British Museum

I learnt a lot from the Seurat as well; totally different kinds of marks from what I would usually make.

After Seurat

After a Seurat drawing in the British Museum prints and drawings room.

The original Georges Seurat is here.

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