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Ok, I am having a meltdown.  Here is the tiger with a few more hours on him.  I put in the coarse facial fringe on the right side, but think I built up too much black underneath it.  I am hoping that once I get the front leg in and finish the cheek and muzzle there will be enough color in it to make the fringe pop.  Right now I might try to scrape out some of the black or maybe add in a little bit of the orange yellow so it looks like his neck and upper chest just glimpsing through the mane.  Man, I hate this, to come this far and now to have a blow up and of course it's in the most prominent part of the picture - dumb dumb dumb.  Will try not to panic and get everything else in before I make a decision on how to fix.


renate said…
Hello Nelvia:) I think that's the best you can do right now. Sometimes, if you have everything done, it doesn't look as bad as you think it is! I wish I could help you and advise you, but I haven't worked with this medium before. But, please don't give up! Not on this painting. My feeling says add a bit orange yellow like you said. But please don't listen to what I say! And you didn't blew up the painting. I'm sure you will get this thing right! You can do it:) A lot of succes!
Nelvia er zit zo veel actie in dit schilderij doe er alstublieft niet te veel aan laat het even rusten en ga dan weer verder lieve groetjes Danielle
Unknown said…
I do not think anything happened irreparable!
Maybe you've been working too hard! Tomorrow is Sunday,
treat yourself to a little rest from colored pencils.
You'll find that the way to solve. Seen on pc
everything seems well made and the areas that you should care about them vary
a little without major problems. I hope to be useful and invite you to stay calm.
Hugs and Smiles,Rita.
Nelvia said…
Thank you for your support, I just had to get away from it before I did more damage. I guess that's what it is all about, have a challenge and figure out how to work around it. The way to learn, but, oh,the thought of losing the hours of work ya.
Nelvia said…
Thank you so much for your encouragement, sure is needed.
Nelvia said…
Boy I hope your are right, I have distanced myself for all of yesterday and will try again today to NOT work on that area, just complete all around it and see where I am. I guess I need more work on my stay calm. Thanks - needed those hugs.

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