The months have been flying by. I went full time at work as of October 1st and have spent the last month training for a new task at my work place. The past weeks have been a little crazy on my mind with going back to learning a position from the ground up, but the trade off was a set daytime schedule. It brings a sense of calmness to my life. So presently, I am ready to throw myself into finishing this drawing and getting on to some ideas that I would like to try.
At this point, I can honestly say that I am tired of working on the dark background. The layering required for a dark background tires my hand out. Although, I did start using a Prismacolor Turquoise pencil about half way through and was amazed how easy the graphite adhered to the Bristol. It made me wish that I would have grabbed that pencil to begin with! ;) The darkness of the background needs to be smoothed out, and there are still some lighter details that need to emerge with the help of a handy eraser, but there is no hurry. I am going to start looking through some promising photographs and start laying out the next project. A little overlapping of subjects will do me good. :)