I finished the face, i think. I am happy with how it is looking. I might fix up a few things when i go in again on monday. It has been fun working on this :)
I didn't really do a lot to this painting, just painted the background which took a while because i had to so multiple coats and let them dry and i had to be very careful around the edges. The hardest part was to decide what to do with the butterfly because the back wing was practically the same color of the background, so i just added a rim of gold and painted the antennae gold like some of the other parts so that you could see them. I also painted the hair, and I am very happy with how the hair turned out. I also started painting the frame a bit, just the first coat of yellow, but i forgot to take a picture of it and it is not much different from the orange frame.
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I am a sleep deprived artist trying to make ends meet. :)