I have been a naughty girl - its been a bit crazy all over the place here - but we are through the thick of it and I am happy to say I am back on schedule and back to the art table.
I started painting my Ophelia rendition a few weeks back, and now I shall update you all with a little step by step through what I have done recently ^^
|to begin with! i turned it upside to work on her backside :P|
This means I have done at least 3-5 layers of skin color and I have to keep working it over and over to make it smooth. Which may seem a bit daunting and tedious!
|here is the color palette i used! same usual colors, all just mixed up to varying degrees.|
|here I was starting to add darker lines along her backside, as it was looking pale against the background, unfinished|
|even though it may look really dark, like along her arm, itll be blended out later. so long as the definition is there to begin with|
|yes. yes i do have a close up of her chest :P|
|and then adding lights to the top of her hand, through down to her wrist bone. something i hadnt spotted earlier.|
|close up of her face in its semi blank state|
|first...add on the base skin tone onto her lips to make them extra pale|
|then the whole pale thing disappeared with a nice pink color, the pink coming from alot of browns and yellows as well|
|adding a goldish pink color to her eyelids...|
|my lovely ophelia as she stands now|
I then added some extra long black eyelashes and felt pretty pleased! I often dont paint extra make up - so it was fun giving this that detail.
Now, another 10 layers of skin haha, fix her hair (which will be wet - new challenge!) and then....covering 80% of it up with water :P
Wish me luck!
Hope youre all having a great week so far!