And the slices keep coming . . . slow process now . . . building up all those layers . . . giving depth to the work . . . moving things forward and back . . . placing well defined details - just enough of them to keep it interesting . . . and doing my usual over-layering using ever softer grades of graphite to intensify the shadows, so far B being the softest I've gone.
As I said before I started this piece the other day, it has been quite some time since I have undertaken to do a relatively involved African subject matter work. I am feeling rather positive about this one, so far. Perhaps this one will turn out to be the catalyst that will help to dredge up all those long neglected African 'songs'.