This week I spent time working out some drawing issues with the still life set-ups and other background ornamentation.
The window has turned out to be a challenge to draw the correctly. I had noticed that Lady Alice ( far right side) did not have enough room for her feet. That lead to moving the line where the wall met the floor. In turn caused the window look as though it was on a curved wall. Time to fix the window. The solution for this week was to make the window narrower and include the whole window sill.
At the same time I was toying with the window drawing I added the verdaccio to the next 3 figures, Margaret Giggs, Sir John More and Anne Cresacre.
Sir Thomas More’s cloak needed some definition. The folds did not make sense. He was lacking knees! This is one of the challenges of taking a line drawing to a finished painting. Holbein left out a lot of information. He knew that he would have to figure out those details when he painted the finished picture.
Sir Thomas has knees.