Here are my first two studies, was a bit daunting to begin with but got a good flow going on the bacchus study
caravaggios sick bacchus
chose this piece to as its a character study and wanted to see if i could capture that within the hour limit, don't think i achieved it but a good challenge.
pollice verso by jean leon gerome
love the dramatic composition in here, the lines crated by the light that lead your eye towards the lightest values of the female onlookers baying for the blood of the fallen gladiator, and the outreached hand pleading for mercy.