These were also commissioned pcs and it was fun to do them.
I love using rich colors and the anticipation of the finished pc is always at the tip of my mind. But patience is the best part of this work. I tend to do a little at a time so as to get the best result. I will often start a pc and then walk away from it for a day or two. Then I will put in approximately 4 hours and walk away again. I will keep it in eye view so every day that I walk by it I can see new things in it to fix or to add or to erase. Now doing the pencil work is awsome, I love doing fine lines and using specialty tools to get the effect that I am looking for. When I paint I tend to squint my eyes to see more then I am looking at. Not sure if that makes sense but that is what I do. It helps me to see all over areas and to get shades and similarities from the subject photos. it is a great way to express my artistic insight I guess.