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Day 7 – Thomas Moore – poet

February 7th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

7thomasmooreWhen you are drawing a historical personage, you are at the mercy of the previous artist’s work. Thomas Moore died before there were photographs, so I picked the portrait that looked most lifelike as my reference, but I was never happy with it. Thomas Moore was a singer, songwriter, poet, and entertainer. He toured the USA and briefly met President Thomas Jefferson, who mistook him for a child. I guess Thomas Moore was rather short. His most famous poem/song is “Last Rose of Summer” Like Mary Shelley, he too suffered the loss of his children. He lost all of them. Thomas Moore is one of the two people who destroyed Lord Byron’s memoirs after his death. I really wish I knew why they thought they needed to do that!

The Last Rose of Summer – for your listening enjoyment, here is a great rendition of this song.

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  1. February 8th, 2014 at 23:40 | #1

    Great sketch.

  2. February 8th, 2014 at 08:44 | #2

    I have been just drawing from whatever falls on the paper but I am going to start noticing more ideas already on paper. Great job.

  3. February 7th, 2014 at 16:37 | #3

    It’s a wonderful sketch! Love the loose style 🙂

  4. February 7th, 2014 at 08:58 | #4

    Wow, I wish I could draw like you. A fabulous depiction of a very interesting sounding man.

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