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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This is a ridiculously fun painting that I started because I was bored on the weekend. I love all of the little details that i have put in and i am scared to do the background because I am worried i am going to mess it up. I love the flowers in the hair and the butterfly and I am excited to finish up the wine glass. Also it has been fun working from my easel again because I forgot that experience. I love the vibe I create with the piece. :))
It is not very good so I would not recommend watching it.
I finished this piece, and i am very happy with how it turned out. I especially like the butterfly because it was fun making it so detailed in much a small space. The pictures still suck though lol.
So i started my actually project this week. It was really fun, although I took out some of the mushrooms in the painting because they were completely bathes in shadows and i wasn't sure how to make them show up enough. Next week i might try to add them back, and I will definitely paint the butterfly in. I am happy with how the trees and grass look in the background as I feel like i got the darkness pretty well. I am most happy with how the figure turned out, I struggled a little in its creation, specifically the feet and mixing some of the color. I ran out of the main skin tone base that i was using, and I didn't recreate it perfectly so the forearms are slightly a different more purple color, but it is barely noticeable so I think it is fine. I love the way that the figure turned out. Also the last picture is kind of shinny and it doesn't really look like that in real life. i am going to have to take a better picture once i finish it. I still probably need to work on my tree painting skills lol, but they are just so much more boring than the figure.
I am a sleep deprived artist trying to make ends meet. :)