I'm more than half way at this point. This is exciting because there's an online colored pencil juried show through Primsacolor I would love to get this in. The deadline is the end of the year and I'm certain I'll make it. I've only been working on this about an hour or 2 on weekday mornings and I think I'll up that so I can get it done. I think I'll miss this piece when I finish it, it's been a lot of fun to work on.
I think for framing, I'll go black on black like I did with 'Viola'. There's a lot of dark in this little piece and I bet the black will make that contrast pop nicely.
I've been thinking a lot about what I'm going to work on after the Hydrangea piece is done. I'm actually trying to be strategic about my next work. Lars' baby portrait will be worked on off and on until it's done. Even though I plan to make it into cards and limited edition prints...he's really for me and my wall. I would love to enter him in juried art shows. But.....almost all of the shows I've been looking at, the entered work has to be for sale. That ain't happenin' with the Lars drawing. So, he's going to be priority 2 for the time being or I get enough stuff in my "inventory" that I can work on him guilt free. I also have the rottie drawing that's not completed in my portfolio. He's going to be on hold too because I'll then have a glut of rottweiler drawings. I think I need to diversify the breeds I'm doing so I can be more of an "every dog owner's" artist. I also want to balance out the canine art with the equine art. I have 2 dog portraits for the 8 horse drawings I currently have. So, after the Hydrangea is done...I have something in mind. Something that I'm pretty stoked about. I haven't decided if it will be in color or black and white yet...I may even venture into "mixed media" territory of both graphite and colored pencil on the same piece. I'll figure that out when I get there. And yes....I'm going to keep it a secret until I start work on it. :)~