2020 Online Salon

Laocoön Head Cast

  • Artist: Deniz Kaya         
  • Medium: Nitram Charcoal


This drawing was created to fulfill the requirements of an accredited atelier curriculum at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, Canada. It was copied from a cast of the sculpture, “Laocoön and His Sons”, which resides in the Vatican. First, a traditional cartoon (i.e., shadow-map drawing) was drafted using the sight-size measuring method in graphite. Then, the piece was transferred to water colour paper and rendered with Nitram charcoal.