I finished up the first pass of etching ink on the figure above tonight. I intentionally left the legs on the sparse side because I’m going to layer a lot of imagery on top of that area later on.
I did a 24″ x 36″ study of this very same pose back in 2010 when I was just getting started with this series. It’s interesting to see how different the results are, even though I was using the same reference photo for both drawings. You can definitely see how my technique with the etching ink has changed since then. I think my use of the etching ink is more fluid and dimensional than when I began.