Saint Elmo (Saint Erasmus). Detail of the work in progress.
Have been much occupied with various works, so this post is a quick one. I really try to make posts thoughtful and not too narcissistic--tough when the blog is primarily a record of one's own work and influences--but there's too much going on for that right now.
Continuing to layer the pen and ink, and soon to be painting. Since I've managed to put quite a few irons into my fire, everything is progressing slowly--but steadily!
In the case of Saint Elmo, the time spent on prelims has paid off (as it always does) and I'm very happy with the overall composition and the face so far.
|Saint Elmo (detail of wip) Tom Sarmo|
His appearance has evolved much since the initial explorations http://tomsarmo.blogspot.com/2013/12/saint-elmo-saint-erasmus.html and since I'm in no way a portrait artist, that happens all the time. Plus, the initial pencil drawing looked a bit too Nordic to suit me. His face will change even more as I add more ink and move onto the paint.
Thanks for checking out the progress!