Saturday, May 28, 2011

Drawing of St. Dominic


Recently our newest godson, Dominic, was baptized and Molly and I thought it would be a great gift to do a drawing for him. It was also a great opportunity to get back to doing some drawing; it always helps me to have a goal and a deadline :-) 

I wanted to draw a picture of St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican order and our godson's patron saint, so I found an image of a painting of the saint and looked at that image while completing the drawing (altering a few things to keep it simple).

At any rate, here's how it turned out (click any to enlarge)...

The drawing is graphite pencil and white charcoal on light brown Canson drawing paper.

God bless you Dominic!


Margaret Mary said...

Very impressive, Brendan! What a lovely gift.

John Curran said...

Thank you for the couple of recent updates on the Koop Family. I;ve missed the nearly daily posts, as when the house was just in the planning stages. Your family is often in my thoughts, and I hope you are enjoying your new home. I will look forward to the planning stages of the chapel at some point in the not too distant future.

If you've done any landscaping, perhaps perennial borders or the like, that would also be most interesting to see.

Best wishes,


Brendan Koop said...

Thanks for following us John! You are right that eventually we will use this forum to track progress on the chapel, when we get there. All in the Lord's time!

Ginny said...

What a gorgeous picture! I love St. Dominic because he indirectly brought my husband and I together (we met at a young adults' picnic for St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco). :)