I started the third part of this course last night. I'm done with my intensity scales so far and I will update as soon as I do the main assignment.
One thing I did, working on these courses was that I used three different papers and two different gessos. I found out some papers warp too easily, some are easily peeled off when peeling off the tape, some absorb more paint and some absorb less. and as for the gesso I learned to stick to pre-made ones available in art supply stores =)
here is the assignment:
I started out with a pencil sketch since I found the shapes to be rather complex.
mixing the neutral color was a challenge and I ended up with loads of it.
and this is the final result. Took me a long time to get it done but I definitely learned a lot. It was a great experience.