Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vitruvian Guitar Man

Every now and again there is one specific reason I decide to draw something and that reason is... I want to make myself a t-shirt. The 1st effort for my Vitruvian Guitar Man took place in 2007 and there was some distraction that had me put it aside. In May of 2009 I saw another example of a t-shirt with this and was so enraged, err... no, inspired, I decided to finish my drawing.

The original Vitruvian Man drawing was created by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1487. The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De Architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture. Leonardo's drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect. (source: Wikipedia)

1 comment:

  1. There was a band in Ireland back in the late 70's early eighties who had a poster with virtually the same poster , Vitruvian man + Fender guitar . They were called The Fake and the lead singer was a guy called Freddie white . He is still gigging as far as I know .