I have just finished a painting titled "The Forest Spirit" which you may have seen in parts on Instagram or Facebook. This painting is all about nature. I have continued the tradition of making the big eyed girl's dress a part of the environment, as though she is a nature spirit. I also added a deer and butterfly to continue the nature theme. This painting has been in my head for a very long time but she has taken on her own individuality and come about very differently from what I first envisioned. I think she looks great!
I thought I would share some of my painting process with you below. Scroll right down for an image of the final piece!
|It all begins with a pencil sketch. I have found this is the easiest way for me to do things.|
|Working with tiny brushes!|
|I always start with the face first|
|Beginning stages of the deer|
|Dress and face detail|
|Newly added butterfly detail|