Portrait No 21

In the previous post I mentioned I was unhappy with her arms…

So…… I whipped them off and refined them a little, re-drawing the image and then trimming the arms to make them a little slimmer.
I realized that I had included the shadow on the under arm as actual arm….. so a degree of trimming…. standing back and assessing and a little more shading and voila, I think I have it…

I shaded each individual finger with the sand color Tsukineko pen…. it blends one shad into another and takes away the hard edge.

I’ve done the same with the her dress, shading the shadow fabric and loosing the hard edge.


Dsc04268 So here are the before and after photos…. the rest of the blending of colors will be done with thread.