|This is a close-up of the big stone I'm drawing on this week. I need to finish it in a couple of days in order to print it and ship it to Wisconsin. Because the stone is so large I am unable to stand over it without a ladder. I've been standing up drawing on the stone laying flat on a cart. Makes it more difficult but this picture helps me to see the overall contrast as well as the reverse appearance.|
|This is the full image on the stone. I have gum arabic on the perimeter to prevent crayon from getting on the edge. I use a piece of clean paper under my hand as I draw. This keeps the grease from my hand from getting onto the stone.|
On top of this deadline I am preparing my taxes. Yes it's that time again...argh! argh! argh!