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da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronniere (Copy)

da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronniere (Copy)

Artwork by Dan S., Drawing Academy student

Done around 1495 this painting takes its name from the ferroniere the sitter wears around her brow, a common Lombard fashion. In the nineteenth century this work was much admired and widely copied.

A main challenge in the beginning was to capture the correct dimensions of the head in the three-quarters view. The Drawing Academy video lessons and the supplementary text (Drawing the Human Head) helped very much with this.

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I am very pleased with what I have learned so far in just a very short time from the Drawing Academy and I am very grateful for the superb advice from Vladimir.

Thank You,

Dan S.

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