Sunday, November 02, 2008

November 2 work in process

(November?! Eek!)

Copied from the tutorial:

I scanned this a few times today to show you how I build up the dark tones. You can always make things darker, but you can't go the other way! So I think it's best to take it slow and build up to where you want it to be. You saw the "base coat" on the neck area in the previous post.

So then I did another layer of dotting and inking over that (concentrating more dots in darker areas, of course), and it still wasn't dark enough:

I went over it again. I think that'll do. There is often some adjusting to do when the whole figure is done, but I'll decide that at the end!

And here is how far I got today. Base coat on the shoulder now. Interesting note: the freshly inked areas look more reddish brown because this ink darkens when it dries.

In other news, let's see...

The pumpkin cheesecake is awesome.

I did not go horse camping because of the weather and my lack of desire to spend the weekend being rained on while dressed in less-than-wonderful rain gear. My friend WM did go anyway though and she said she had a good time and the weather wasn't too bad up there (it rained all day Saturday here). I'm holding out for a dry weekend though. :-)

Yesterday I went to see the movie Appaloosa with my friend BV. It was really good! Other than we showed up a little late and missed part of the opening scene. Oopsie. I'm glad I finally got to go see it. And then we went to see a play that evening downtown. Yes, a play! I haven't seen one of those since I went to the Shakespeare Festival in seventh grade. It was a lot of fun, we saw Treasure Island and it was very well done. Oh, this is funny. You know how they ask you to turn off your cell phones and stuff? Well the pirate-voiced guy giving that spiel said that along with no cell phones, no photos, and no texting, there is to be "no scrimshaw carving" during the play. Gah! I darn near jumped out of my chair. He said scrimshaw! I may have been the only one in the room who had any idea what that is. :-) Tee hee!