things were looking off course yesterday, so much so I just rough it up with new color and brush strokes to get back to the painterly and the look i had imagined. just finished repainting the black lines. was going to call it couples therapy, but its really a dialog between the line and the paint. a few tonal adjustments and line corrections and it may be done.
Back to what had to be done, thinning, refining the line. the challenge I had to begin with. happy now, one more pass at blackening the line and refining it and then perhaps making the negative space more painterly.