Hi , friend visiting Aus from EU agreed to a shoot with the understanding that I was going to have a go at painting it. I advised that it would be chiaroscuro, so I picked a spot under a large oak tree.
This is the ref photo.
The first sketch just to get some proportions and tones and ideas to how I want it to look.
Today I just redid the whole thing on baking paper.... cheap n cheerful, but it works for me... and really slapped on the ink. Added some background to how I think it might look good.
Now that in my head I know what I want and how I want it to look, I shall sketch it again on proper watercolour paper..
This week is the start of my little art group, for the year ahead, and I wanted to be prepared to create... ( Meaning that I did not want to show up without a plan)
Will continue to post the next stages.