I made a little more progress today and I am at the point now
where it will probably go a little slower as I work on small things that bother me.
So today I made a video of all the photos I have taken of the process so far, here it is:
The final image in the video is where it sits right now. To see how I got there read after the break.
I started working on my composition a little more by adding some distant flowers in the upper right hand area and also added some more pink flowers in the lower right. I also added some flowers to anchor his leg more and create a more powerful diagonal.
I also added more flowers to the bouquet in his hand.
Here I added a little more detail to the pink flowers in the foreground.
Here I was just nitpicking small areas and adding some green stems to the flowers
in the background and foreground.
In this frame I painted in the negative space around the foreground and background
flowers to create more contrast and draw the eye down more
Here is where I am right now. I increased the contrast in the foreground more and
then I painted a dark blue wash on the entire upper background
to send it back into the distance and create more depth.
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