"She always had that look about her,
that look of otherness,
of eyes that see things much too far,
and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world."
- Joanna Harris
I wanted to try painting a girl on a black background - had never done that before so I haphazardly taped a rectangle in my art journal and painted it black with matte paint.
Sketched a face in pencil and then started filling in with flesh paint - lightly though so that the idea of the black would maybe show through a bit.
I really like her at this point and a big part of me wishes I had stopped here - she seemed too "unfinished" at the time though so I went back to my comfort zone of black/white lines and dots.
Maybe one day I will be brave enough to be looser - I'm always trying to "fix things" with line work instead of just stepping back and letting go a bit. I still love her though - the blue is my favorite part - quirky and moody at the same time.
Linking to Paint Party Friday,
Friday Sketches and