Studying the Masters

Copy of The Two Princesses by Antony Van Dyke, pastels & Conte on Stonehenge paper

I wanted to copy this one forever, so finally did it. It was Van Dykes sketch for a larger painting of the royal family in the 17th century.

I just love how he captured the children and their delicate details. I really learned a lot from copying, will do it again.

I love how he used simple lines and just a touch of colour for emphasis. I’m sure he sketched this very quick, but to me, I prefer this to the finished, full colour family portrait.

Now I have my own masterpiece hanging in my living room!

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Cute kitties

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Saw these kitties on twitter and just had to try drawing them. I used a Sketch And Wash pencil and a water pen. This was a nice challenge on values and no colour. I may eventually add colour but I’ll leave it for now. I sent it to the owner.