Sometimes I have trouble with large projects. I lose interest. They take a long time. I think of new ideas and I want to work on something else. I find myself in studio wrestling with my own consciousness. I must keep working on x-y-z project. I must keep going with what I am going on. This piece was a change in that I felt compelled to work on it from the get go, but then the fellow who commissioned it from me told me to take my time, and then it got put on the back burner and as such, it has taken me until the fellow has now asked me if he will get it soon for me to get back into it. Now I'm into it again and it feels pretty good. The mark making still doesn't translate well from small bic pen cross hatched pieces to larger pieces done with a brush. Also the brushes do not stand up well to being drawn with for more than 3 or 4 days. The point does not hold up. I may need to purchase more expensive cross hatching brushes or approach this type of piece from a completely different angle in the future. We shall see.
Here is what I have so far. I intend to finish it by the middle of next week. Sorry for the late night picture phone quality photo. Better photos to come.
Portland I love you (but you're bringing me down.)