I first discovered Jan Van Eyck when I was about twelve years old. I fell in love with his paintings and I remember begging my mother to buy me a book about him. She did and I still have the book to this day. In the last almost fifty years since then I have studied lots of types and styles of painting: Abstract, Impressionism, Hyper Realism, Scientific Illustration, Natural History, Portrait, Botanical, Landscape. But still to this day, my favorite painter is still Jan Van Eyck. And in fact, you can find almost all of the above listed styles embodied in his paintings. Especially if you look close. Here are a couple of studies I did of his drapery.