So, I broke out my paintbrushes this weekend, and decided to paint T. E. Lawrence. Why? Well, he’s my current historical research interest. I just finished Michael Korda’s biography of him, Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia. That man was pretty fascinating. Even the stuff he did after Arabia. Enlisted in the RAF (and Army, and RAF again), developed marine craft for rescuing downed pilots, and kept up correspondence with some of the era’s greatest minds.
So yes. Will soon be reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom, just taking a mini-Lawrence break for the time being.
I’ve decided that I’m just going to combine Sheer Art Attack with this blog, it’ll be easier to me to maintain.
Back to the painting: It has a few issues. Lawrence’s shoulders are too narrow (well, the guy was 5’5″ and at one point during the Arabia campaign weighed 80 pounds, so…) and his jaw is too square. In the painting, his eyes are actually blue.
4 thoughts on “Original Art: T. E. Lawrence Edition”
I didn’t realize you were an artist! That is beautiful. How inspiring to paint the subject of your research.
Art is one of my favorite activities. I especially like painting/drawing people who inspire me, and Lawrence fits the bill! 🙂
I’m hoping to post some art here more frequently.
That’s so good! I have no talent in that area.
Thanks! I really enjoy painting and drawing. 🙂