That is my rendition of Modigliani's Female Face.
I drew it several months ago for the set of Night Watch. We never used it.
But I found a perfect spot for it in our den (do people even call it that any more?).
I used a little trick my 5th grade art teacher taught me - a grid.
Basically, I Googled for the piece of art that I wanted to create and printed it.
Next, I cut it down to the scale and folded it in half four times. When you open it back up, you should see 16 little squares defined by fold-lines. This is your grid.
Next, I, very lightly, drew the same grid, to scale, on my canvas.
On the canvas, one square at a time, I drew what was in each corresponding square on my art grid.
When you're done, you have yourself a nice little copy of the original art, that YOU drew, on canvas!
I did this for the first time when we lived in Miami. We had an awesome loft overlooking the Miami River, the downtown skyline and the bay. On the folding door that covered our stacked washer and dryer, I painted a bigger-than-life sized one of these and cried the day Tim painted over it (for resale of the loft).