So the scientist is back in the house! Just had an idea and I dont know if its brilliant yet. I am going to try and merge fantasy with realism using glazing. If you dont hear back from me in a few days I am still working on the piece. In the interim I am going to do another self portrait. The first one was a mix of.....(I dont remember the term) ah!! caracature I believe it is and realism. This one is going strictly on the realistic side of things - head wrap and all.
The only other thing that I have to work on is drawing small hands. It is the funniest thing what my mind perceives as challenges. For eg. I can draw big hands but not small ones; I can work on 9 x 12 canvas but I cant focus to work on anything bigger. I literally get confused; I can fill in detail on a human subject but cant do it on trees; I am afraid of doing a piece with trees only but can do a river scene (basic one). So I have a lot to work on, but I will be taking it one at a time.
The important thing is actually attempting to resolve the conflict!