So I’m doing little incremental scans of this picture as I work it up… we’ll just have to see how it looks fully when it is completely done. No pre-sketching is done with an image such as this – no pencil outlines or guides… it makes it seem almost daunting – one line wrong and whoops! Picture ruined. Well… perhaps. I hardly ever pre-sketch for a drawing such as this. Perhaps one day I should do that, yet I do find something fine, something exquisite about starting at one point, ending at another, and not over-working the part in-between.
That’s not to say that I don’t have an idea beforehand of what I want to do (in some cases) or think that my method is any better or worse than anyone elses… but I’ve always been more of a fan of the ‘evolving’ work over the rigidly structured type. But there ya go!
Okie dokey… that’s it until you see this picture the next time… unless you don’t see it another time. After all, if it turns out to be horrid when I make that one silly slip-up, then this may just be the last one of it that you see!