My arm is still hurting today, but maybe not quite as badly as yesterday. I hope this means that I am on the mend. I am hoping to stay up all day today; yesterday I would get up, ice my arm, go back to bed - repeat - until after 2:00 in the afternoon. Not my favorite way to spend the day.
Last evening I spent some time on my work in progress with the partially masked figure to add to it and decide where it was going and how much more I was going to add. I still am not sure if it is done, but like it a bit better now.
I also tried sketching a couple of birds. I used a red Uni-ball Vision pen and now wish I had used pencil. They are messy, but I hope to use one of them to try this week's blind contour exercise. It will be interesting to see if the blind contour is better than these inked attempts. I made an error in the tail length in the left hand one, so added a bit, but you can see where it originally ended. And then I made the belly of the right hand one far too full so had to make an adjustment there. These will be handy to use as starting points when I am ready to draw one of these for an art project.
I can see that I need to add definition to the wings of the left hand one as well as making his tail longer and perhaps thinner and/or more tapered. I think that today I may try to
draw paint one or both of these using Art Rage to see if I can make something I like. My goal is to get to the point where I can get something lovely made digitally in Art Rage and then print it out to use in a multimedia piece.
For now, I need to get in the shower and get started on my day. See you tomorrow.....