I spent ages last week working on this drawing, which is part of a sculpture to be shown at Swell Sculpture Festival later this year. I wanted to make a life size male figure in Marine Ply, to compliment the other elements within the sculpture. I drew this free hand but it is loosely based on a Perugino painting from 1500/05 (see below). The Christ figure is standing in a beautifully casual contrapposto and seems to almost be painted using a female model. I have read that it was common to use a male model to paint the female form, but I hadn't heard of the inverse happening.
I did make a few adjustments to the posture but basically followed Perugino's pose.
Later I drew grid lines to more easily scale it up to the full size version, which I have since managed to cut-out with a jig-saw in 12mm marine ply.
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