So I finished the drawing and painted the whole thing with a red wash to set it up for painting. I am really excited about the background and this time I am going to start with it so that I don't get emotionally exhausted by the time I get to it and then get frustrated and paint over it like I did with my in class painting.
Yeah, so I think I am done. I have all of the elements I want to include, and i think it looks pretty good. Im kinda sad that the background didn't work out, but the colors weren't meshing together well with the figure, so it is for the best. I really like the little tattoos I gave the figure, so i am happy with this piece.
To the left of this is a picture of where i was at when class ended on Monday. I worked a little bit longer because I don't have any homework and I wanted to finish it because I was so close.
It took me much longer than anticipated to draw the grid and grid the picture because the original picture her back is parallel with the bottom of the page, so when I gridded it, i gridded it based on the baseline of the line from the corners of the page. But it was really fun to draw, I struggled with the face a little bit because it is much smaller than i am used to.
So i was working on the background, and I ended up hating it. It was just not going in the direction that I wanted to, so I get frustrated and painted it all black. I am probably going to keep it that way lol, It keeps the focus onto the figure, which is what i mostly care about. Yeah. So i basically accomplished nothing this week. I have no idea why the second picture is so glowly. I does not look like that in person.
So i completely changed my mind about what i want to do because I wasn't vibing with my first idea. I am very excited for this project :))) The picture is really bad, but it is a good plan, i hope lol. So i am going to do a forest thing like in my in class project bu hopefully this one will be a lot better because it is more detailed and has a lot of mushrooms.
So I am pretty happy as to where I am today(monday). I mostly finished up the figure, but I just noticed that the finger looks really short, so I am going to have to fiddle with that on wednesday, and hopefully finish the hair. Also this is probably stupid because I won't have time, but I really liked some of the photos that came out of the photo shoot, so If i finish this early enough(like by the end of next week) i might just do another piece like this because I am really vibing with it. So hopefully the background goes smoothly. Also I really need to figure out where the moth is gonna go.
At around 6:30 on monday-w/ a bunch of breaks from 3:00
So on thursday I finished up the figure and began working on the background, but im not really vibing with the background and sort of realized that I don't really know how to paint trees/ a forest scence. I might just scrap it and make like a room or something like that idk.