Here's the completed block-in and underpainting for "The Wine Seller" 16"x20". I'm pretty happy with the way the composition turned out. I've been sketching the arrangement from my imagination for weeks before actually setting the pose and usually there's a big gap between what you imagine and reality, but this one's pretty close. As I was inking the wipeout I was thinking that I was making it too dark, but then when I put the paint on I was having trouble seeing my lines and I started to freak out a little bit, but I stayed calm and eventually the drawing began to emerge. Whew! I've included a lot of fun things to paint when the model's not here so this one should keep me busy for a while.
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