I didn’t want to stick with flowers all the time. They are nice but it can be a little cliché. I don’t want to rely on gimmicks to express myself. Not that it’s always cliché when someone else does it but it would be for me. I want to have the right intentions when I do things.
So without flowers I don’t know what else to put in, haha. First I wanted to treat Ursula like Blue Thumb, white line work over the top of a layer of colour underneath but it didn’t turn out well. I need to remind myself to record the different stages to give evidence to my words.
In the end I went for plain ‘o brushwork. I figured I need the practice. I use my sketchbook a lot to work on my pencils so I need my ink and brush to catch up. You will all see more brush practice in a post called “Orchid.”
Ok. I want to be brutally honest here. I try not have any attachments to my work during and after BUT I get a little sick looking at this work, lol. It’s so girly. I didn’t mean for this to happen. I will re-work this one day, for sure. Also, I think the expression in the study is better but the expression in the final piece is closer to the reference. I’m curious how people respond to this one.