Monday, December 26, 2011

Josie

This one was definitely a learning experience for me. In the past I might have just tried to capture the likeness, but since I've grown as an artist, I really wanted to try to capture the play of light as well. Her face is mostly in shadow and I was a little worried she'd come out looking "dirty" rather than shaded, but I'm happy with how it turned out and the hair was lots of fun! I made some changes after this photo but I didn't get a chance to take a new one before handing it off.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kauai


This is the second time the person that commissioned this has made me paint outside my comfort zone and I'm very grateful to her for that. Both times I was intimidated, worried and uninspired in the beginning, but in the end thrilled at doing something completely different somewhat successfully (if I do say so!). Seriously, it really made me rethink my perspective and realize that sometimes I just don't know what's cool.