The first sculptures I chose to copy were Doryphorous and Augustus. I chose these as am interested in the idea of using classical Greek idealistic bodies with portrait heads. Augustus has the body of Doryphorous but not only has a portrait head but also Roman clothes added and changes made to the position of the arm.
This next sketch shows Augustus from the early 1st C AD.The sculpture is modeled on the previous sketch of Doryphorous but with some changes. Augustus is shown with his right hand raised and pointing (in a speaking pose - A World of History of Art). This gives the figure a more authoritative look and is used to show that Augustus is a leader of men. The carving on the draped cloth is stylised rather than naturalistic - it seems to be both elegant and dramatic with the drapery over the left hand and falling down at the side which aids the balance of the piece. The carving on the body armour is thought to show symbolic scenes from the story of the Roman victory over the Parthians (A World History of Art -p 196) The whole image is very different to the previous one on which it is based - this seems to obviously be a powerful leader. I'm not sure if he looks powerful because of the pose or because he looks like Roman Emporer statues I have seen prviously. I am not sure on the significance of the addition of the small cherub - it could have been used as a method for hiding the support but am sure there is a better reason than this.
The final images were chosen more because I wanted to have a go at drawing them and as they stood out to me as I was looking through the images. They include a sleeping Eros, a portrait bust and Samothrace. They helped me to think more about the skills of the sculptures and the variance of subject matter shown in Roman art.