This is a piece that I haven't touched in about a year and a half. I have some WIPs in my scrapbook section in DA, and when I was looking to develop a piece for my portfolio, this stuck out. Right now it's in grisaille form, but it will be focused and realized with discernible material textures, light, and expression.
I am saying all of this because I want Roz to kick my ass if I get off track. I tend to freak out and bring a piece to a close before I realize it's full potential. I promise to patiently model all of the elements so that a traveling eye can find entertainment. I do love a painterly texture, so I'll say in advance that I don't intend for everything to be fully-focused and plastic.
*hands Roz the Wiffle Ball bat*
You know what to do if the need arises...
This piece delights me.
Edit: fehhhh....I changed it back to it's original intensity!
Sometimes when I brainstorm, I print out a picture and sketch over the printout. Then I cut and paste the sketched parts so that I can put things where I want them. This piece has been such a quiet grind that I felt the need to add something happy and intrusive. When this is done, I don't want to just be happy with the detail and finish -- I want a piece that I can love that has a breath of life.
I'm also trying a color burn layer over the picture to see how the sepia feels.