18x24" Arches hot press paper
Water-soluble crayons, watercolours, ink
• Click to view earlier version from October 2008
• Work-in-progress shots
• Close-up I; Close-up II
• Started 7th June ; Completed 25th July ; Approximately 110 hours
Thank you `zerocomplex, ^sphilr, *lolitaAgogo, `wroth and `athenatt for taking interest in the work-in-progresses
This redux was interesting in many different ways. Every piece comes with its challenges, and this time it was achieving chiaroscuro with watercolours, and trying my hand at multifaceted hair. Also, this was the first time I've worked on a watercolour piece over such a long stretch of time, owing to inflammation and stiffness occurring in my painting arm. This was problematic because I'm not accustomed to resting when I work, so the momentum was broken just a bit at first, which was then turned around to be something quite useful, as the longer pauses lend fresh eyes and a wider perspective.
It feels really, really, really big and tall in person. Just so you know.
I wish very much to develop an "aftermath" to this piece. It'll come to me one of these days.
Thank you very much for stopping by