After the last stage I carved a few more twig and stem shapes into the block and then rolled it up with a transparent gray. The aim was to deepen the contrast of the background without losing color.
|Previous pass, #6, on the left. #7 on the right.|
|Pass #7 on the left. Pass #8 on the right.|
But that's okay. I started drawing up another block today that will provide plenty of new challenges. I'm thinking pale, indistinct background and contrasty foreground... maybe blends going in opposite directions.... yeah... that's it... and then maybe....