So this is an ink and watercolour version of a 16th Century ink drawing that I found on the internet, researching images of fortune. The original drawing (the bottom one, in case you hadn't figured that out!) caught my eye because of the exquisite line work. I'm afraid my version of Fortune makes her look like she's just been splashed by a passing car, or rather a carriage, running over a puddle. But I reckon even Fortune has days like this, hence the title of this post.
At first I was intimidated by the original drawing and wasn't sure about attempting to copy it, but then again, I love a challenge and will try anything I haven't done before. In many ways, it was a pleasure to copy because the line work was so good, and I learned a lot from doing it. The drawing has at times been attributed to Durer, which is an error. The artist was a German engraver known as Master MZ.