I’ve had my nose buried in the art of Da Vinci over the past couple of days, re-familiarizing myself with his mastery.
As much as I love his paintings, it’s his sketchwork that intrigues me the most…… his sketch workups for his paintings have such humanity in them, his invention sketches showing us a tiny glimpse of his genius, & those anatomy sketches giving us some insight into his constant need for knowledge….
Sadly I haven’t drawn anything for almost 5 years, but today the great Master has inspired me to pick up a pen after all this time, & I have to say it feels great!
This image began life 12 years ago as a single line drawing hastily sketched as a thought came into my head. I’ve often looked at it with stirrings of interest…..
So today, with visions of Da Vinci & ancient manuscripts in my head I am drawing again .
[ sharpie pen on cartridge paper, scanned, worked in PS with my own textures]