Watercoloring Pt. 2 | The Fencer

...For painting number two, I wanted something where I could really work with contrasts, so I searched out an image of a Victorian fencer and found this gem by Tancrede Bastet below. I've done quite a few paintings of mustachioed gents and decided it was time for a shave. Given that, my version looks much younger - almost like an extra from Tintin - but I love the shadows and am quite proud of the hands. 

There he sits next to the snake charmer on my dresser in my new nearly-black bedroom...(more shots of that to come!)


  1. I love him--not quite sexy, but almost. Happy New Year. Mary

  2. nice blog ever thanks for sharing nice blog http://goo.gl/c0gICC

  3. looks right at home, beautiful