I haven't done one of those step by steps for ages, so here goes. This is a really big piece. Way too big to scan - which is why I'm posting these pretty rubbish photos. It's my biggest piece yet. And, without being dramatic (here's where I am going to be dramatic) I do believe this is probably the most important drawing of my life. So far.
It is a commissioned piece. And it's really very personal. Maybe I'll talk about all that as the drawing unfolds. Maybe, I will. I haven't decided yet.
Anyway, this is step one. I want this drawing to be Pre Raphaelite in it's attention to detail. And, here's the thing, it's not just a drawing. Oh no. I'll be cracking out the paints for this one. It told me it should be a painting and I'm listening to what its got to say. All the way.
So as I said, here's step one. Over the next few weeks it'll come to life. Please come back and see it's progress.