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Michelangelo's "Daniel" in ballpoint.

I've been thinking about this latest batch of sketches I've been doing in ballpoint. Trying to figure out the goal. I thought, "the goal is to produce as close to a painting as I can in ballpoint."

So then I thought it would behoove me to do a study of a painting I liked.

When I was about 13 I got a book from the library on Michelangelo. I was captivated by this image. I remember I checked the book out many times and paid a lot of late fees as well. I just liked this guy. I wasn't sure if he was writing and drawing at the same time or translating text. I thought it might also be symbolic of Daniel interpreting dreams (the cherub holding the book of dreams for him to interpret).

One thing I am certain of; the two cherubs on the left are doing the Dragonball Fusion Dance.

I think it turned out okay. Although I was using the image I was familiar with (the one before the last restoration..boy, did they botch that) and it was difficult to tell what was intentional by Michelangelo and was caused by the ravages of time.
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LeftWingDuck's avatar
The textures on this are so cool! Very well done.