Flowing dress lines
I expand the canvas slightly, which enables me to bring fabric from her dress down in a little decorative sweep. It isn’t necessary, but I like the way it looks. Throughout all this, I’m refining the details further across the whole of the piece, without zooming in on one area too much.
Evaluating my progress
At this point, I take a step back and evaluate how things are going. I look at my colour sketch from step five, and realise that my current draft is missing some of the things I really liked from the initial sketch: her dress style, the tilt of her hips, the angle of her arm and her facial expression. I make some changes to the newer draft to get back on track.