Da Vinci Study
I wanted to finish my drapery study of Da Vinci's seated figure before the end of the summer, but it looks like I won't make it. :) I could estimate that I easily spent about 60 hours on this piece. I used graphite (only H and 2H).
It's true, work does live on after your death. Immortality is not the stuff of fairytales. Would Da Vinci have known that five hundred years after he left this world, a girl in San Francisco would be poring over his art into the wee hours of the night hoping to understand the genius of his work?--and hoping that some of it might rub off on her.:)
What a hopeless pursuit. But I did learn a lot by working on this piece. And for that, I do thank the master who lives on forever in his absolutely perfect work.