I've really got the painting bug again and it's been so lovely to be back in the studio again.
As soon as I'd finished my last painting I was on with this one.
The beginning always takes a long time as I've no idea what I'm going to paint, I really love working that way.
I've also really enjoyed making little instagram stories as I'm painting, it's such a useful way to see how the painting has progressed and I love reading the comments as I'm painting.
These are the 'zombie' stages where she looks a bit scary!
It's useful to work on a dark background as you can build up a wide range of tonal values just by wiping into the acrylic paint.
Once the eyes are painted in you can start and see the character forming.
I used masking tape to create neat edges for the background shapes.
Balancing the composition as a whole is the part I really enjoy, it's a bit like playing chess (if I knew how to play chess that is)!
I'm quite pleased with the pastel palette and the dark greys...
now onto the next painting!
Have a fab weekend chucks X