Making copies is a traditional way for artists to study the work great masters, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. There's no better way to learn more about an artwork.
Copy by Chris Bilton of Leonardo da Vinci - Lady with an Ermine: Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (1489-90)
Click on squares to left for close-ups of details.
Chris copied the Libyan Sybil and Delphic Sybil from the frescoes using watercolors and colored pencils. Click on squares <<<<< TO LEFT to see them.
Chris filled a sketchbook with studies of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. It can be seen at this link: