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Interest added: foreground and middleground

I decided to approximate the trail tracks left by previous mechanized hikers. I’ve seen them before, but I’ve never really studied them in depth. A ruts a rut, eh?

A fairly dark mix of pthalocyanine green, alizarin crimson, and a little ivory black was used to get some interesting grays.

I used a lighter gray to rough in the lines and then intensified the darks where needed.

After the painting dried thoroughly I removed any excess pencil marks with a kneaded eraser.