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Kollwitz copy/Self-portrait II (4 of 4) -(280413)- A4 sketchbook white/blue biro pen by paulramnora

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DATE: Sunday 28th April 2013 19:18 PM GMT
MEDIUM: A4 sketchbook white/blue biro pen
DESCRIPTION: I went and downloaded a YouTube internet movie which showed the works of war artist, Kathe Kollwitz. I decided to try and copy some of these in order to go learn more.

As an ‘amateur’, just as this ‘failed’ copy goes to prove, I CANNOT copy a ‘masterpiece’ very effectively! Nevertheless, the process of ‘learning to copy’ others work…I feel is a very important exercise, indeed; because whenever my copying skills do improve…; then, my overall artistic skills should also have improved. As it is, right now, I’m not even able to get a single line right…; nevermind, getting the whole entire picture right!

Always, whenever I do a ‘bad’ copy like this; I’m tempted to go take it down, immediately, straight away; how can I possibly desecrate a ‘masterpiece’ like this…?! On the other hand, I really meant it to be a tribute/and, not an insult to her memory…; as they say, the surest form of flattery is ‘imitation’. I also meant it to show some of the major influences behind my own art works/influences which do constantly serve to both encourage and ‘inspire’ me to keep on going.

To me, Kathe Kollwitz was/is everybody’s mother. ;-)

NAME: Paul Ramnora
AGE: 49
LOCATION: UK/London (born/brought up/living)
INTERESTS: General Art(s), General Computing/Programming, General Education/-etc.
LEARNING DISABLITIES: ADD/Attention Deficit Disorder, AS/Aspergers Syndrome
NOTE: I’m mostly a self-taught artist. I like all arts: drawing/painting/sculpting/origami/writing/-etc.

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