Thursday, November 23, 2006

Self 7 Thursday lunchtime.

I'd like to give you an update of my progress today. Going is slow due to the intricacy of the pattern in the background. It's almost fultile in a way, because I get to draw it out in detail, then shade in the darker areas, then the lighter areas. And then go over the whole lot to soften the edges and make it all look fairly indistinct!

I've swung between two extremes today on this picture. Earlier I was very frustrated with certain aspects which I felt I had not rendered as I wanted to and considered that it might be better to quit now before I've invested too much time in I've worked on the contrasting area around my shoulder and the candle, I am feeling a lot happier.