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.

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  1. 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!

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    1. 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 .....love ya.

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  2. 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

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement, sure is needed.

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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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