Thursday already, where does time go? Had a good day of cleaning up some areas on Classic that needed to be addressed.
My work on Classic lasted for about one hour, I know well over my 1/2 hour scheduled for working on her, but couldn’t stop myself. I haven’t used carbon pencils on Classic, wanted too, but I’m too far along with charcoal and graphite so the true effects of carbon probably wouldn’t be achieved. Materials are: Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper (9×12) and today all graphite pencils: 2H, HB, B, 3B.
The first area worked on was her face because it looked too tight, this was refined and her skin tones smoothed out as well (with very small pieces of felt). Her arms and hands were out of proportion, they were fixed but more still needs to be done, there is something to be said for managing the proportions right from the initial sketch and before charcoal is put down (can’t erase it). Lesson learned. Additional shading was done with her hair and the tiara was worked on. And, finally work was started on the bodice and was skirt. I didn’t have it in me to tackle her legs and feet today, because I know this will be the ultimate challenge with Classic.
A Happy 4th to all who celebrate – I’ll be off until Monday, but will try and check my Reader on and off. Thanks for checking in ~