But I have more or less finished one third of my Melancholia I project. The Navigator is as good as done. Next up are the two other parts of the project; servant and base. When all three parts are done I will go over the Navigator again to touch up on seals (highlights), reds and probably some more layers of glazing on the robe/skin.
As he is the main character of the project (maybe!) I wanted him to be very white-ish and pale so that he really stands out from the servant as well as the dark base I am building.
Although almost hunchbacked I like the tall slim shape of the main character together with the hunched, almost crawling, one-legged, ball-carrying servant. I also like how both are using a staff/crutch as a reference to C.D. Friedriechs Wanderer above the Sea of Fogs.
Inspired by JRNs post on reads I have added a picture of two of my current reads (Ravenor the Omnibus was at the bed table when I took the shot): Gardens by Robert Pogue Harrison and =I= Sketchbook by Blanche...the latter serves as a perfect backdrop for photo-shoots, the first is just a beautiful take on gardens and the vocation of care.