Velasquez sketchbook page in 3 states

Christ in the house of Martha & Mary. probably 1618, Diego Velázquez in the National Gallery. 

After 15 minute sketch in the National Gallery, this was worked up at home without looking at the original. I really like this painting, it has a lot to it, descriptively, technically and emotionally. The idea of copying isn’t something that I do much, this was fun to do, seeing the mistakes in composition I made – mainly due to the wrong ratio. Notice the arrows in the pen drawing.

The original. Though it looks very dark to me in this official National Gallery image. You can see all the differences that my eye and hand didn’t work out. Which is interesting. I think.

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This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.
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