Raphael - Finale!!

2/27/2010 05:47:00 PM Edit This 21 Comments »
First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who left such helpful suggestions and encouraging comments.  I can't tell you how much help all of you have been.  Secondly, thanks to everyone who noticed that I've been misspelling Raphael's name all this time and didn't point it out publicly.   You left it for my sweetie to kindly point out (and he did it very gently, too, bless his pea pickin' heart).  The thing is, I've always known how to spell his name, and yet, time after time I spelled it wrong.  I wonder if I'm drifting into the stratosphere and just not thinking about spelling shortcuts... lol
So, here it is, the final adjustment to a drawing that I've loved doing.  Yes, it has been difficult for me, but I've learned a lot, too.  All in all, I feel satisfied with the outcome.  Of course, every time I look at it I see something else I could add (or subtract), but for the most part, I think I've reached a point where I'm ready to move on.  And yes, I have chosen another drawing to work on.  All I'll tell you right now is that it's another DaVinci .... did I spell that right? 

 


21 comments:

Elena said...

Fabulous drawing! I'm very impressed!

Elena said...

I love what you did! It looks absolutely fantastic!

phthaloblu said...

You should be very proud of yourself. This was no easy task but you met the challenge and came through brilliantly. I'm really enjoying watching your progress. Very inspiring.

freebird said...

Wow! Can I say it again? 'Cause it's worth it. Wow!

Dan Kent said...

Nancy, I think you've done a phenomenal job. You are really on a roll! And, as far as I'm concerned you did better than Raphael since you have the correct number of legs! ;)

E*phi said...

This is simply fantastic! I'm truely impressed. It's amazing to watch you improving practicably with every piece!

marancat said...

Well done - this is brilliant! Looking forward to the next one...!

curiouscrow said...

Well done! I hope you are pleased.

Krista Meister said...

Holy cow, Nancy, this is GREAT!!!! Bravo to you. Sorry I haven't been around to catch the WIPs, but oh my, the finished art is amazing.

On to DaVinci!!!

debra morris said...

Great drawing , this is the best so far. Good work, look forward to seeing the next one

Johanna said...

Very nice!
And very inspiring. :)

raena said...

Funny about the spelling! I consider myself a great speller, but something about being in the art mode turns it off. My sketchbook is full of spelling errors! He turned out wonderfully!

Ann said...

Amazing work! Your drawing is fantastic. I imagine you are learning so much by doing this series. But no, I didn't notice the spelling. My spelling skills (and typing)are so terrible I would never think to second guess someone's spelling :-)

Socrates said...

Fantastic job, Nancy, he looks just amazing. He turned out fabulous.

Connie said...

Hi Nancy!

Wow! You did a fantastic job on this.

Looking forward to your next work of art!

~Connie

Alex said...

I have to say I like your version better. :) A LOT BETTER!!

Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

Wow! You did a brilliant job!

Ramona Davidson said...

I admire you determination to draw these. Not something that is easy, but you have captured it beautifully.

Linisha said...

Very lovely drawings Nancy!!
Thanks for leaving your wonderful comments on my blog.. I stay in Auburn Hills.. where in MI do you stay?

Cathy Holtom said...

Really good Nancy, you've done well with this. Complimenti!

dandelionlady said...

That is a beautiful sketch! I am in awe of it. I love the old masters too. Recently I read a book about DaVinci called Math and the Mona Lisa which was great. Thanks for dropping by my blog, I had no idea we lived so close! I drive by Pinckney all the time on my way to my Mom's house down in Westland. It's a small world.