Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sketching day two: a Botticelli angel

This morning I sketched the angel Gabriel from Botticelli's Annunciation. There was a lot of drapery which I kind of glossed over. Someday I should slow down and give drapery real attention. My big mistake, though, was not thinking through placement at the beginning, so I ran out of room for Gabriel's wings!

Here's the original.

And here's the full painting. Both images are from Wikimedia Commons.


  1. Good job. I can see the freedom in your lines. Are you sure you are not reincarnated from an earlier time?:-). You appreciate the beauty and skill of older artists.

  2. I do appreciate them! I know that years of training and concentrated effort went into their mastery. I'll never do what they did, because I will never be able devote the time, but I can plug along, grateful for access to all kinds of great stuff online.