18.10 This is the outline of a tonal study I'm doing. I'll update this entry as I go tonight, so this is a live entry. But, it's from the photo of my dad, as in the earlier portrait in ink this week. Hence the title.
18.28 I have started laying in the five tones I pre-mixed. The exercise is one from the latest Artists & Illustrators Magazine, the first in a series in how to paint successful portraits.
18.46 Stop. I should have 5 clear, strong tones, but I've ended up with 6, and they're too close. So I have re-mixed 5 tones, and now I'm going to scrape back most of this canvas so far and start afresh. It's all for the good, I promise.
19.15 Okay, time for a break. I think there's too much paint on here so I'm going to tonk it back a bit. EEuw, nose is a funny shape and the mouth is too high up. How did that happen!