I've been recently preparing for a large figural piece. It's a test of my skill level which I like to try every few years. I tried to paint a large figure about three years ago, but it crashed and burned. It didn't succeed, mainly, because I didn't prepare myself for the amount of work which a large figure requires. You really can't leave anything to chance when you paint a large figure. Even making the canvas is quite an effort.
Although I feel like I'm capable of creating a nice painting, there's always the fear that it won't go well. The reason I am trying this is because I want to push my skill level and see what I'm capable of.
Stay tuned, I'll begin painting as soon as next week..