Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tonight I finished snapping lines along the top edge of the drawing, and added more charcoal powder to the background. The drawing looks like hell right now; and that's pretty much what it's supposed to look like at this stage. I have to gradually develop the values in the background, considering the composition across both panels, and the shadow pattern that's on the banner. What isn't visible now, but will make an enormous difference in balance and contrast, is the pristine white banner under all that masking tape. I'll leave the tape over the part of the banner that has highlights until I'm done with everything else on the drawing.