As a catcher upper, you can see the first two stages of the painting here: Edition #1 and Edition #2
So! Lets begin -
|all smudgey and unkept :P|
|such a nice clean palette! shame it doesnt stay that way!|
Mixed to a very yellowy red brown for shading. I didnt bother with any blues or purples as its a more cartoony painting full of green and brown, I thought this would suit best.
|still rough and smudgey but itll get there|
|and then again with a slightly darker shade...|
|the battle of a face is long and painful.|
You can see above I started off with simple lines for mapping out the face, then deeper shading, then adding in details like eyelashes and lips.
|Yay! Painting hair! One of my favorite parts :D|
I first start off with the base color and add strands and curls, as seen above. I like doing this as it adds movement and takes away the stiffness of a block of color.
|the many fun stages of painting hair with acrylics|
2nd - I take a much darker color and with a smaller brush put in darker strands where the shadows are. i do not paint this color all over the hair as I need room for the lights
3rd - I dry brush in a bit of the dark color into the shadow areas lightly. Then with a yellowy orange color I lightly paint in highlights
4th - With a very small brush I lightly flick on a white-grey color onto the very edges of the highlight areas. Not over all of them! But the ones closest to the apparent light source.
|I know this is your favorite part. No need to lie. Its one fine booty.|
More experiments with that medium later! Awesome stuff.
|every pensioners dream painting - a deer butt girl|
Because I am sure every 60 year old couple who will walk through there so excited to add that painting of a peony to their collection will find out!! You can never go wrong with good old fashioned animal booty haha :D
Hope you all enjoyed following this painting through its stages!
Now its time to go cuddle my honey bun - see you later!