Here is a shot of the studio and painting with some of the photo references I have taken. I have also been studying some reference photos of Rafael in past years. This helps me with mannerisms that are particular to him. There were a couple of poses that I liked a lot, but just weren't as warm and friendly as this one. Still, I would like to do some sketches of the other poses in the future, for my own education and practice.
I need to stop now and fix dinner, but before I do, I am going to repaint those buttons. They may be a tad too large........see what I mean about fussing. I just can't leave this alone.