Wendy Jones
Fine art is the head and the heart and the hand together

The Rebellious Curator

(posted on 22 Jul 2020)

Fabric, Folds and Fingers


Developed folds in the fabric, more-or-less completed the dress underneath her cloak, and worked on hands. The hands continue to be a challenge because Da Vinci's ML hands are plumper than his usual hands from other portraits. I've been struggling with skin colour, and shaping/flattening the roundness of her hands to not appear too plump. Individual fingers are bent and curved with a somewhat complicated pose.

Back to facial details like cheeks and forehead keep consistency with hand skin colour. Most of her hair is now completed and I have begun to shape the tiny reddish curls on the sides of her face and on the ends of her hair. 

Standing back, I could see her eyes are still slightly too wide open, so I added a bit more weight to the top lid which squinted her eyes a very little bit. 

I can see that the end is coming into sight and I may be ahead of schedule if all goes well in the next couple of weeks.