Monday, January 22, 2007
Molly and Her Dress of Souls
This painting is called Molly and Her Dress of Souls.
Acrylic on illustration board.
I went through a lot of sketches on this one. I forgot to bring them in to be scanned though so, I will have to post those at another time.
This one has been tough to capture as a scan, maybe a photo would be better. I did a lot of glazing in her dress in an attempt to give it an eerie depth.
In other news...
She said yes!
Here is the progression of the sketches...
It started with a tiny thumbnail.
A bigger drawing, but it didn't feel right...
By this point, I was happy with the skulls idea so, I just focused on the girl...
Then I started wondering if I needed other elements to the composition, so I added a branch and falling leaves, Tadahiro style.
I quickly came to my senses though and decided that was distracting from what I initially intended.
By this point things weren't working so, I tried something fairly different from the rest. I rejected it, but looking at it with fresh eyes... I may turn this into a different painting. There's something that I like about it now.
Finally, I came to the image I wanted. As you can see, I still did some last minute tweaks by redrawing the face in the final painting.
That's it. There are probably 8 more sketches that I didn't even bother posting because they were only slight variations on what's already here.