Here is the almost finished painting that I blogged about last week. The dark and gloomy weather of the past few days finally cleared up long enough for me to take a photo.
It is inspired by the movie 'The Snow Walker', which was fantastic! this is my loose interpretation of the Inuit girl named Kanaalaq.
After not painting any portraits for almost 4 months, I had a hard time getting this one right. In the movie, the girl has pale skin and rosy cheeks, that's what gave me trouble. Looking at it now, I wonder if the cheeks are too pink? I was hoping to make her look younger as well. Hey, at least I finally did it, so it goes to show you, no matter how long you have been in an art slump, or unmotivated, it can all come back. It wasn't a good feeling sitting back and watching others create, while I found excuse after excuse for not painting.
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I did a blog post about staying motivated, lol! I will have to look that one up, and take my own advice :-D
One little piece of advice to my fellow artists, double check before you wood burn an image, that the eyes are even, haha! I was finished painting the face, when I noticed one eye seemed higher than the other. What a huge pain in the butt to redo!
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