David Hockney using a camera lucida. Tinted charcoal/chalk on black card.
Portrait of a portrait artist, and number 31 of my #100portraits100days challenge.
David Hockney, OM, CH, RA is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
In this portrait he is seen using a camera lucida, a device which he claims was used by many of the great artists, the ‘old masters’ in particular.
An idea that didn’t go down at all well with contemporary art critics but a view that, along with the evidence he presented, I completely agree was the case.
UPDATE: I’ve added this drawing to my Etsy shop in case anyone was after a “David Hockney” original 😉 Etsy Link