Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sargent Study

I think if you want to be a visual developer, I think at one point in your life, you should do a master copy of Sargent - and if you've already done one, do like 5 more.

Here's my master copy of the painting he did of his sister (oops, not his wife. I definitely looked at his bio and went tl;dr). I probably could have kept going on it, but unfortunately, I can't make my livelihood copying his work. I learned a lot though, and I can appreciate the man this much more now.
I realized I have no idea what I'm doing, not that I didn't know that already, but it was confirmed ten fold when I was trying to do this. I did try to make it look less digital, since I recognize Sargent wasn't equipped with a desktop computer and a 21UX.

Anyway, google the original, it's quite gorgeous.

Master Copy. "Emily Sargent" Original by John Singer Sargent c. 1877


  1. This is really nice Leisha! Flipping between yours and the original, there are a few proportional differences with the face, but I think you did a really good job on this. Very cool!

  2. Thanks Amanda! I had a lot of trouble with getting the face right, and I realized I shouldn't overwork it, but I'm glad that you like it. Means a lot. :)