There's not much to show yet, but I thought I'd share my newest piece, in progress.
There's a lot of detail in the background. I'm having fun with it, and will be glad when it starts to really look like something.
Those first layers require so much patience. Mapping out the pattern, applying the first colors, not rushing, not getting ahead of yourself.
I'm doing this with Polychromos on Stonehenge paper.
With this one I debated about just going from left to right, finishing each area completely as I went, or doing it this way - "all over", and one color at a time. On pieces with a lot of colors, like this, where I will be coming back to it in several sittings, I find its better to spread out the application of pencil over the whole piece, rather than do one corner, then come back later and do another patch. That's exactly what happens - it can start to look 'patchy'. Without realizing it, you make subtle changes in how you apply the color sometimes - if you're tired, or whatever. For me at least, spreading what I do in each sitting out over the whole piece makes for a more consistent finish. (I hope that made sense.)
How you do work on a large piece? From one corner to the other, completing it as you go, or spread out around the whole thing like I am on this one?