Slow, slow progress of an illustration

This drawing gave me trouble.  I finally figured out that the composition wasn’t working and after I cropped it, things became better.

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I wanted to use shades of grey this time round, rather than just black and white as in my previous book illustrations. First try didn’t go that well:

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I went back to the text and found that there’s supposed to be a newspaper on the table under her, so that helped with the background.

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It’s not finished yet, but mostly there.  Time to move onto a new drawing.

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