The eyes are the window to the soul - or so it has been said. I know when I am doing a painting, the eyes are crucial to its success.
You may notice that in my painting, Diesel's eyes are two different colors. Um... yeah - and two different shapes... and, um... yeah - it definitely doesn't look like the photograph! Ahem. That is why 'they' call it 'a work in progress!' I will refrain from telling you how many times I repainted the eyes *laughs* Needless to say, it was several more than once.
Part of the repainting was due to that silly little wax episode that I told you about before - in A Little Hint - Diesel, a work in progress! Between trying to paint over and around that wax and getting the shape just right... well, like I said ~ go buy a new sheet of graphite transfer paper and save yourself that little bit of grief!
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in the background and I actually did change it. Originally I thought that it would be fun to have leaves all around him like he was in the bushes. After I got it all done, it was WAY to busy.