Just a quick post, as it's Sunday and I'm doing half a dozen things at once (washing to put out and more to do as it's sunny, dyeing a skirt in onion skins, and cleaning the bath...not to mention finishing this painting!)
Here's the Green Jack as he was last night after the acrylic colour was applied.
And here he is this morning after some refining around the eyes and extra shading, and details added to the oak leaves.
The initial idea was to add some text, but I've got to one of those annoying WIIFIUSs (the 'what if I **** it up stage') which makes me scared to take the next step in case I ruin it. I was intending to make it darker down the left side and add some fine white handwriting in pen and ink, but I'm not sure. I was also wondering about adding some tattoo like markings on his face. Hmmm, decisions, decisions!
Thank you too for your comments about the poem, it's very encouraging. And if anyone doesn't like it, or doesn't think it works, please remember I'm just as happy to have those comments as well, it's all about learning to be better, so constructive criticism is always appreciated as well...though it IS lovely to have lots of nice comments! Must go...washing to be done!