ART. Last night I was up past midnight so worked on the portrait a little more by building up color in the hat. Progress is slow. Lighting in the studio is not the best at midnight-thirty. Next will come the modeling of the white hat brim and collar with shadows. When I can steal another 15 minutes to do more pencil work, I will show another image. I still have to work out that rough look caused by the cold-press paper. Maybe burnishing the color after all is finished will be the answer, or maybe I will decide I like the freshness of the texture.
Click here to link back to the last progress update on this mini-portrait.