Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sketch of Helvetia in Basel, CH

I did this sketch today. It's a well known statue in the center of Basel located on the "Middle Bridge" that crosses the Rhein river.
This is a statue of Helvetia - the mother of Switzerland. The plaque says she is resting here after a long journey around her country. She laid down her spear, coat, and suitcase. If you could see the front of her, you would see that she has her right leg folded up and her right arm is resting on her knee. You can just see her right hand holding her head! It must have been a long tiring journey.
I enjoyed including the very black raven that landed on her head for several minutes.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

You don't know me but I'm a friend of Rachel Phillips- hope you don't mind me checking out your blog! Your sketches are inspiring, what detail! Thanks for sharing them!

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