More starting and even less finishing on these two days.
I pulled this one off the block in frustration because I was unhappy with the reflection in the water.
Here's Mel's demo showing reflections in water:
For this one I went smaller, with not such dramatic reflections.
I got another, below, started, but then it was happy hour.
This is from a photo I took, and I was a little frustrated because I knew something was "wrong," but I didn't know what--until I photographed it and saw that the right eye is not in the right place!
Here's Mel's demo:
And my final attempt:
This is from one of Mel's great reference photos. I put in all the midtones wet in wet, as Mel does, making things that are the same value--like the man's legs and their shadow--one shape. Started to pick out some details ...