Steve Kidd Art

David Hockney

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:Β  I’ve added this drawing to my Etsy shop in case anyone was after a “David Hockney” original πŸ˜‰Β Β Etsy Link

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        1. stevekiddart Post author

          Yeah, this wasn’t one of the ‘quickies’. Not too bad though…
          I’ve decided I’ll add any of the half decent portraits of this challenge into my Etsy shop. Will offer the originals rather than prints, no sense me keeping hold of them, the folders are already bulging with drawings 😁

          1. stevekiddart Post author

            Yeah, I should add that to Etsy as well. I’d be worried about it smudging if rolled as it’s A3… hmmm… will give it some thought. Not a big fan of fixative but may have to resort to that.

          2. Meg

            Is it difficult to set up an Etsy shop? I’m thinking about maybe trying to sell some of my work… Or have you ever looked into Saatchi Art?

          3. stevekiddart Post author

            Easy to set up, difficult to maintain if you’re restricted on time and prefer to spend that time creating rather than selling.
            I didn’t realise but all my items expired and there wasn’t anything to buy for several weeks. I’ve sold a few items on eBay actually, nothing much on Etsy. One day, rich and famous, one day…. πŸ˜‚

          4. stevekiddart Post author

            Oh, and I don’t know Saatchi art, but I do know there’s no shortage of platforms available to sell on. Considering I can’t maintain two of them I’m not signing up for any others.

    1. stevekiddart Post author

      Many thanks Marissa, nice of you to find one of my older posts.
      This particular portrait sold to a collector recently which I’m really happy about. It’s nice to think that it’ll end up on display rather than tucked away in a folder.

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