Left to right: Dom Pierre Perignon, French Benedictine monk (adapted from an image of his statue); a Fransciscan friar; a Dominican friar; a Carmelite friar; another Dominican friar and an Agustinian friar. Archival pigment pen and ink on 11"x14" Bristol Board.
Please pardon the poor quality of this image. I do not have my scanner. This image was also drawn while I was in transit. Still in love with religious habits. I loved reading about friars and monks while drawing this and the previous post's image. Do you know the difference between a friar and a monk? Gregor Mendel was a friar, while Dom Perignon was a monk, Martin Luther (before he was excommunicated) was a friar, so was St. Francis of Assisi. Why am I drawing friars? I remembered an incident that happened during my second year in nursing college. I took summer courses in political science and land reform at a Catholic university. That summer, one of the Recolletos friars died. I recall going to his wake and paying my respects. He was buried in his habit and his black cloak with the hood over his head. He looked so peaceful and holy!
I also love fabric, and sometime last month, I stumbled upon a blog where the artist was lamenting her inability to capture the drape of the fabric. Well, I love fabric and wanted to see if I can meet the challenge. I may draw a couple more before I move on to something new or pick up an old project. Have a great week everyone!