Created in 2022"This image gave me the opportunity to create something that looks like a monument. There is something timeless about the cowboy image. By using grays and white to give it a sense of being carved from stone just amplifies the statue idea. The blue metallic background just makes the primary image just pop off the page. Being able to focus on impact and backing it up with powerful details. The process is stated off by a line drawing and establishing the negative space. The background starts with acrylic gouache mixed to a similar color of the metallic. blue leaf to give extra dimension to the background. By blending grays and whites to place my shadows and feature the highlights. This sets the stage for me to go back with graphite and bring all the details to life. "