It's been a couple of weeks since I finished this painting, but my first chance to post about.
This is part of the La Sirena class -- well, the techniques I learned are, and the slightly more mature face of my mermaid is Suzi Blu's template. (I finally got the hang of drawing the nose, I think.)
Here she is, almost finished.
Suzi said the lines radiating out through her hair were too dark, and she's right. The gel I used to seal had darkened the gold leaf.
Some more close up images of the final painting.
Ok, confession, I did actually go back after I took these photos and add some blue water-soluble wax crayons onto the green seaweed to help them meld better with the background.
The title of the painting:
Final version (sans some blue crayon!)
See how it's shiny?
This means I'm up to the last painting. Which means learning how to draw 3/4 faces, block out a giant painting's structure and then paint the darn thing... I know exactly what I want to do, but first... back to faces....