Although the vase I’ve roughed in is slight, it took a long time to draw it and figure out the structure of the elegant handle (do a quick google search for a vase image that inspired the one in the painting if you’d like to see the rather pretty design that I imitated). I’ve had to edit and re-invent some folds and shadows in the dress and balance the shape of the vase in the hands so that it feels as if she’s holding it.

Presently very white, the contours of the vase need shadow to give it dimension, as does the hand on the right which I had to edit with Foundation White to correct the structure when it got a little beat by the work I did fixing the drawing and editing the shadows around the vase.

On the left you can see a piece of my Uncle from the portrait I made last week.

A Water Vase for the Star

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