It took me so long to finish The Traveler's Tale: Once Upon a Time, you thought I was a big ol' lazy slacker, am I right? Well, you're right, but also wrong. While I procrastinated on the final steps of that piece, I actually started working on a new one. (If you haven't seen the progression, here are Once Upon a Time 1; Once upon a Time 2; Once Upon a Time 3; Once Upon a Time 4; Once Upon a Time 5; Once Upon a Time 6. )
I began with an old monotype of a woman floating in the water, which I cut down to a smaller size, making the figure a larger and more prominent part of the composition. Because the figure was already there, I had a 'template', so to speak, which saved quite a bit of time. I decided to use three values for the figure this time, instead of just two. Once I decided where to delineate those, I cut and glued the map pieces. Instead of maps, I used some monotype fern pieces for her hair.
I'm not totally satisfied with it, but it's coming along. The hair still needs some work. I made the moon out of a large white map with nice blue lakes, then added some shading and craters to make it more 'moonish'. I don't know what I want to do with the sky, and I'm not at all sure about the blue stuff at the bottom. Any ideas?
Well, this is it, so far. I welcome all comments, questions, suggestions, and answers.