Work in Progress Dec 30 2013
I've been busily continuing to work the blanket folds and wrinkles, completing the right side and most of the bottom of the drawing. The bottom left is unworked and will be next. I'm looking forward to completing the blankets, so I can move on to the overall refining of the piece. This is a fun phase where I can add color and contrast, really bringing some areas to life. A while ago I wrote a post about color matching, and I caused myself some rework by not following my own rules: I switched photo references. When I started the piece, my reference was printed on my home printer, which tends to skew colors towards green. Later I had a full sized reference printed through Apple's Aperture print service, which had colors true to my color calibrated monitor. Since I had drawn many of the top blankets using the first reference, they were skewed towards green Using an electric eraser I was able to lift some of the green areas, but the blankets closest to the figure needed to be completely stripped off with the eraser and redrawn. Now that it's complete, I'll return to focusing on the bottom left side of the drawing.