Yesterday, I felt like I had more to add but not much. I really did expect to add more to this, but aside from some details (and not many! – mostly just some shaping on the stairs and small stuff here and there) and shading, I couldn’t find anything else.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I see many details and nuances and shadows in the original photo not in my drawing, but I also know me. The more I try to put in, the more specific and tiny the detail, the “muddier” the image gets, and the less I like it.
With that in mind, I’m still not happy with the stairs, though they’re better than I feared they might be. I dont love the woodwork behind the chair or some of the shading – especially on the wall above the steps, but I was trying to imitate the shapes and placement of the stains on the wall in the original photo.
But again, I took some time to fix things that didn’t look right or maybe I miscalculated something in my interpretation onto paper. The angles and proportions seem correct and consistent, and I count that as a small win.
I do still feel like it’s not complete, but I do feel like it’s found a place that can be called “finished.” Even if not well done, to learn when to stop is a good thing…right?