Well. This is the second go-around for this post. It seems that blogger or my computer lost that last one. I've been having some computer problems lately, so maybe the fault is mine. If you never hear from me again, it's because my computer(s) crashed.
Anyhoo, I got the blossom lady traced. The first photo here on the left is to give an idea of the scale of the drawing.
After dinner I taped another layer of vellum over the drawing and traced it with Sharpie - note! I can use a Sharpie without it bleeding through thanks to the quality of the vellum I'm using. If you are following along, doing a project of your own at home, be sure to test your paper before using a Sharpie on it!
I love this stage. The whole thing starts taking shape at this point a bit more. Now I can get a bit better idea of the colour balance and composition of the piece. Often at this stage I'll spend some time working with a few black and white copies (MUCH smaller) and a stack of pencil crayons until I get a colour scheme that feels right.
Is she Demeter? She just might be.