I found some other older Heron photos I took last summer and decided to do another one. Here are the beginnings. There is still many hours of work to go, but I’m happy, so far. This one is 10X10″.
Here you can see the printed photo from our dot matrix printer so I could get the proportions right without a lot of struggle. You can also see the photo on the iPad so I can get the values close to correct. This is the underpainting where I decide on compositional elements and set down my values.
In this one I start to pull in some local color and refine some shapes.