Ok, so I know I said this about my last painting, but I LOVE this girl!! She is based off of a sketch I did about a year ago and as with the angel I omitted the open eye and nose. And I think it fits somehow. The idea of using red for her hair was very scary for me. I went with golden's pyrrole red. I think that shade just goes so well with black and white.
As always I like to show a few pics of how she came to be . . .
First I used black and white paint very thickly applied to the canvas. This is another 16x20. Surprisingly I am enjoying going large with these faces.
I use a stablilo marks all pencil in black to sketch her out and also use a faber castell gelato which smudges really well dry for the eye details. The hair I squeezed right out of the bottle of the fluid acrylic. Scary indeed! It reminded me of scribbling!
Here is an upclose shot so you can see some of the detail. I stamped in her hair "you are loved" which I hope you can see in this pic. I still love stamping.
This gal is available and headed to my etsy shop soon but you can email me if you fall in love with her too! ;)
Today I flipped through my sketchbook and picked out another girl. I started a new black and white background. I hope to get to sketching her out on it soon!
Sharing at Paint Party Friday.
Hope you are all enjoying a great and safe holiday weekend. I will be back on Sunday with some new digital sketches to share!