Pencil sketch: Las Meninas

I know this is a lousy sketch of Velazquez’s Las Meninas, but I drew it more because I wanted to better explore and observe the original painting, rather than create an impressive copy. I like to think about this painting a lot, it is so interesting. The chemistry of characters, postures, body language, genders, faces, social status’, clothing styles, make for a fascinating piece.

2B pencil on A4. In general, I dislike using rulers for quick sketches. This sketch took about 15 minutes.

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