The last few days have been good in terms of getting some work done. Or if not done, then at least making progress.
First up, making progress:
I guess you'd really have to look at it side-by-side with the one from the last post to be able to pick out some of the more subtle changes. The big changes are the rest of her dress on the right side, including that big shadowy area, and the beginnings of the ground. Man, do dark shadows take forever with stippling. But it's worth it.
Smaller changes have to do with darkening some of the other shadows. As I've mentioned before, it's sort of a continual process - you make the dark areas darker than the light areas, but as you continue on with the drawing, you realize that you need to create even more gradations in value, so you have to go back and darken areas that you were sort of "done" with already.
And this is what it looked like at the end of the day yesterday, the 14th.
I didn't get a chance to spend a lot of time working on it yesterday, but I did some more work on the ground and of course the biggest change is that it's the first time you can see she has a companion.
He's in a dark suit, so that means it'll be relatively slow going. Lots and lots of dots involved there. Well, onward with that.
In terms of things that are finished, I sent out some mail to Jane Smith from IUOMA.
Just a bit of silliness, I suppose. I've been getting some mileage out of the insides of a book of Japanese Haiku that I previously hacked up to make a sketchbook. More on that next time, when I talk about another piece of mail art that went out recently. This was 18/365.
I also received a new postcard through Postcrossing, from the Ukraine. The subject is Lviv, which is apparently known as the City of Churches. Sounds awesome - I do love touring churches (as Morgan learned in Germany. I'm positive he'd never been to so many churches in his entire life.). The stamp is in the Postage Stamp photo album, as usual.
And that's it for now. Next time I'll try to remember to include photos of the knitting, which is also proceeding quite well.