Here is my latest. I mentioned in an earlier post that planning can make everything easier, and that is forever true. Here is a painting that is much more complicated in every way, and at least twice as detailed, but it did not take nearly as much time. This is primarily because I made sure that I knew, with every step, that I was on the right track. I don't have an image of the line drawing, but here's the value study:
Followed by a mid-progress shot:
And finally, the end result:
It is interesting to note how very different the progress shots of the Dark Pearl look from each other, while this as-yet-untitled work just gets color!