I started re-drawing the figure; I'm not finished yet, and you can see that many of the lines and shadows aren't really in the right place. But this is just the preliminary stage of planning for me- like thinking aloud on paper.
This drawing of a model inside a piece of stretchy fabric was transferred onto frosted acetate so I could see through it. Somehow it will have to be transferred onto the monotype, but at this point I haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to do that. I think I'll need to enlarge it a bit so that both figures will be closer to the same size...
It still has a long way to go, but here's the general idea:
And a detail:
It is rather Halloweenish, you see?
If you're not familiar with the series, here's a look at the first four.
The Traveler's Tale: As the Crow Flies
The Traveler's Tale: Balance
The Traveler's Tale: Once Upon a Time
The Traveler's Tale: Self-Birthing
I'd really welcome and appreciate any comments, criticisms, or suggestions about the new piece. Have a blessedly spooky Halloween!