Thursday, February 03, 2011
Today was a snow day due to a storm that arrived overnight. It tapered off in late morning but snowclearing then had to take place and I decided it wasn't worth life and limb to tackle the roads at that point in the day. By the time I would have gotten to work, it would have virtually been time to come home again.
So I took advantage of the day to work on the jellyfish. It is good to work on black paper in daylight. The colours are so much easier to see. With working, I only have daylight at weekends, but the daylight lamp I have does help when I have to work after dark.
I noticed today that there is a slight scrape across the surface of this board. Its not an indentation but more a line that's slightly lighter in colour. Its noticeable under certain angles of light and I may end up having to add something to that area to cover it as I can't think of any other way to get around it. I don't want to draw a background, I want the black to be the background only.
Black is danger prone. It shows fingerprints and any movement of something hard on the surface. I think it was my bracelet perhaps that may have grazed the surface, even though I use a hand guard while I draw. I'll have to try some tracing paper to experiment with options and see what I can add there to mask the mark.