Taking a break from painting fur, I am getting back into people portraits again and pushing myself to become better. (I’m also still staring at the water colour papers I have and thinking I really, really should give that a try again too.)
With the digital painting, it has helped that I’ve watched dozens of tutorials, read others, played with the software and of course briefly looked at the help manual! (ha!). I have never been a lover of reading ‘how to’ do something, although it has it’s place. I prefer to just get stuck in and try. Many of the paintings I share here are basically for my own development and in some cases, to eventually get printed to hang in my home. I still have a lot of traditional paintings in storage (some smoke damaged a bit from an apartment fire some years back.) but I’d really like some ‘new’ art to look at.
Anyway… here are two that I finally completed… (I like to have a couple or three going at once.. so yes, there is still another one I am yet to complete!).
Firstly Grace Kelly – this one was quite the mission but I eventually called it done. I found getting her lips right was my biggest head scratcher but hopefully it turned out ok. I love doing hair, so that was the easiest bit, and once again the challenge was her eyes! (I am determined to get really good at them!)