After much too long a break, I finally got back at this commission. It’s slowly but surely coming along. The detail on the people and animals is so tricky because they’re about the size of ants on this drawing, and to try to capture gesture, movement, even expression, on that scale is next to impossible. But, I always have been a fan of a good challenge. The foreground beneath the camel and people in the center of the drawing and toward the left was quickly filled in and will need more attention and, obviously, much deeper darks. The distant building near the center of the drawing will need a little more detail, though I want to leave it pale and a bit vague to suggest the distance.
Any comments are always appreciated, including constructive criticism, if you see anything off. Thank you for looking.