Degas book, original sketch from life, Degas study of a male violinist, and my working sketch on Bogus Rough paper.
How interesting that the sketch I made at the Yellowstone Lake Hotel remains the best of the bunch, even after I have done several studies now to arrange it into a finished piece. I will keep at it.
On another note, I have been trying to make my own ground now, off and on, for several years but have finally stumbled onto a workable surface, I think. It might be a life changing event. Claret paper. Not my own formula, but I did deviate from the recipe I was following. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Claret Paper, in light blue and claret hues. I will credit the original recipe after I test this to see how it works.