I finished the hands and the knife today! I am almost done. I just have to do the butterfly which shouldn't take that long, but it will be weird since it is bathed in shadow. I am very happy with how the knife turned out. I tried to do some rusty parts, but they didn't really turn out well so I just glazed over them with some black and it turned out fine. I especially love the handel and all of the highlight bits. You don't really see any in the actual blade itself because it is turned against the light, but I still looks cool. The top hand looks a bit off. I don't think the blending is as good as it can be, and the fingers look a bit off(I think they might be a bit chunky looking, but that is in part because of the kind of awkward angle(especially the pinkie finger.) Regardless, I am happy with how it is turning out and I am excited to finish it this weekend.
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.
I am a sleep deprived artist trying to make ends meet. :)