This was how I envisioned the set-up and the look I was trying to bring to the canvas.
Here I have the detailed drawing and look I want for this one.
There were many steps as I started to block in some color and a few details.
Each step is a process of adding different shades and colors to bring out the detail I am looking for.
I am adding blocks of color and bringing out more detail as I move around the canvas.
I am adding depth and the beginning of shadows.
Making leather look real is something that takes time and patience.
Each layer adds contrast and more detail.
The finished product! Many hours spent getting to the point where I am satisfied. This is what I wanted!