The second layer of imagery is good and dry, now it is time to get to work laying down the third layer.
Painting a parking lot is as rewarding of an experience as it sounds like it would be.
Most of the line work is there. The area between the cowboy-head silhouette and the tower/archer figure is probably the most crucial visual dialog to establish. Even though it is taking me longer to develop that portion than the rest of the images, I still wanted to get those down so I can gauge how dense to make that sweet spot.
Once the line work has dried, it is time to start doing the color-by-numbers portion of the show.
Painting a parking lot full of cars is about as riveting of an activity as laying down the initial line work. Hours upon hours.....
I am starting to see some Spanish conquistador-esque qualities in what I had previously referred to as a 'cowboy-head silhouette'. Following the Spanish adventurer path a little further, I find I need to make a body for the former vaquero.
I had a great shape lying around the studio for a partner in crime, the problem was it pointed in the wrong direction, so I made another one which faced the proper direction.
Add a little rider figure on top.
Large horse and rider and small horse and rider attached.
Here it is before getting its last (hopefully) haze coat.