Solo Expedition #3

After stretching a 150x150cm sheet of Fabriano and testing out various background mediums such as thinned out acrylic, tinted chalk paint and pastel I decided that a mixture of charcoal powder, pastel and chalk would create the best ground for my drawing.

I drew up my preliminary sketch today and created the mixed base for the background which took many layers and a lot of blending out. I began to create the darkest tones of the subject before the studios were closing. Below is an image of today’s progress..

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