Hellosies sweet reader. :-)
Inspired by some of the blog posts by Tara Leaver, I did a painting and took progress shots of it. It’s fun to look back at how the painting started and where it ended up. :) Hope you like!
I then started refining the background, adding colour, paint, extra depth with texture and ‘scribbles’ (ha ha, hilarious: adding depth with scribbles, sounds like such an oxymoron but it ain’t no no! ;)). BTW, the writing style on the chest was also inspired by Tara Leaver and Samantha Kira, I love their swirly writing styles on their paintings. :) Wings on the shoulders are something many mixed media artists do, but I am very inspired by the amazing Misty Mawn on that one. :) Essential for me was the turquoise blue that I added around the bird at this point. I enjoy it in contrast with the black that I added in the corner too.