More on the thumb print

I've made some more progress on the thumb print I discussed last time.  From this angle you can see the shape of the ridges and how they blend into the canvas.  I wanted them to look as if they were part of the canvas rather than simply stuck onto it, and overall I think I achieved that fairly well.

From a more traditional viewing angle, the thumbprint shape is reasonably subtle.  It's a background, after all, and I don't want it to overpower the whole composition.

Next time I post, I probably will have finished this piece and will have some nice finished photos to show you.