A Drawing A Day 1167

Progress Shot 17

Yes, it turned out the highlights were too much. They were simulating a harsh spotlight. But the body is rendered as if lit by something a bit softer. So I did cut back on those two main highlights – her forehead and shoulder. With this change I also realised I need at least a hint of a reflected light on her (from her point of view) right cheek and forehead.
More value refining, as well as more work on her back and hips. Loads of small tweaks. This could go on for quite a while, but, I think I’ll leave it there. Quite happy.

Silverpoint and Red Chalk on prepared Canson Mi–Teintes paper, 38 x 55cm

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