Charcoal of Ruby June Taken Away Finished

I worked and slaved over this value pass, trying my best to combat a horrible job of gessoing and I think I finally got it to where it was workable.  I might touch up some of the finer areas still before gelling it but I’m pretty pleased with it as a base layer.  As a precaution, I re-gessoed my two remaining canvases this weekend, working them over with drywall sand paper and then re-applying gesso again. This time I smoothed out all the lumps with my finger and ran the brush over the areas again.  Hopefully it will do the trick.

So here is Ruby June, after giving Coo-Thoo-Loo a little attitude, being hauled off to underwater prison. What a troublesome little girl to underwater evil-doers bent on world domination!