Friday, December 3, 2010

B is for Lord Byron AND Ada Lovelace Byron

Two geniuses for the price of one!  A poet (and radical bad boy) who was once described as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," and his daughter, the mother of modern computing (who worked with Charles Babbage and is considered to have been the world's first computer programmer... in the 1840s.)  Hardcore family.

So, my scanner seems to hate graphite-- I had to really mess with contrast and selective colour just to get my shading visible on this one.  I think I'm going back to pen and maybe some charcoal for the next few.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE. Lord Byron wrote my most favouritist poem in the whole wide world. Did not know that about his daughter, interesting.