View Full Version : another La Bella Principessa -drawing

ianos dan
10-21-2013, 03:26 PM
hello again ! l was still thinking about doing a study after Leonardo's drawing ,and l wasn't sure if l really can make it ,but ,encouraged by Nathalie and Allison , l gave it a try .
Red a blue colored pencils on paper.
The original drawing and the one l made it look old ,by making a small digital adjustment .
Comments and critique very well welcomed :wave:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2013/1165823-belle.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2013/1165823-photoshop.jpg

Nathalie Chavieve
10-22-2013, 05:23 AM
I have been waiting for that one ! Finally ! :clap:

Beautifully done, Ianos Dan !

You captured very well the likeness of the face , the feel of youth....

The only thing which bring my attention is : the under chin space ( between the chin and the neck ) is too small ( short) in my opinion, and it makes her neck looks very tense.

10-22-2013, 05:26 AM
Dan, I am so happy you drew Principessa also. Nathalie - look what you started!

I like your photoshoping it on an old background, gives that softer look. Wish you had drawn it on old or stained paper to start. I can barely see the blue, which is good, and in the right places. The lines of your drawing are very smooth and elegant. I think it is fun you made the hash lines around the face in the opposite direction - I think because you are right handed and Leonardo is left handed. To draw mine I turned the image upside down. Actually I did maybe 30% of my drawing upside down, because when I look too long I no longer see what I am drawing, and upside down lets me see the overall shapes, the values, instead of all the tiny details.

You got the fat under her chin, but maybe a tiny too much? I think you did her eye beautifully, but the brow part above is a tiny too low - Leonardo's is very high up. You got that overbite she has just fine - from tip of nose to chin is deep angle as you have it. This I thought was the hardest part. I made that overbite too small, yours maybe a tiny too much, but not sure, much better than I have done. Also length and curve of nose is good. She looks 13 in your copy, which she is, whereas mine her nose is too much and she looks older.

I really enjoy seeing all of our versions. Much too see and learn from all of them.

Nathalie Chavieve
10-22-2013, 05:56 AM
Dan, I am so happy you drew Principessa also. Nathalie - look what you started!

Please, forgive me :cat:

It is really a great joy for me to see all those wonderful copies, which was done with big enthusiasm and lot of effort. I appreciate your talent and your will to paint, draw and learn, guys !:heart:

ianos dan
10-22-2013, 05:58 AM
Thank you Nathalie! l saw lots of mistakes ,after l scanned the drawing .also ,the back of the skull ,there is more volume there ,l missed that ,
Her tail ,is more thicker than mine .
Allison Thank you ! some small angles ,are so delicate ,that l cannot observe or draw .
yes l am right handed ,and it was natural to make that type of hatching ,but of course ,l could to on opposite direction :)
l will put my drawing and the original ,side by side ,here ,to give you and me something to critique more :)))

ianos dan
10-22-2013, 06:19 AM
the differences here ,lots of them http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2013/1165823-compsd.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2013/1165823-comp1.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2013/1165823-comp3.jpg