this was my inspiration
I got right to work in my new spot upstairs, where it's warmer;
notice how small this canvas is?
the face is even smaller!
I laughed way too much at the evil elf eyes that happened
when I dragged the blue around for the iris
tiny details are really difficult,
and I struggled with the lightness of the face in the photo
getting there with the face (it looks like me as a child)
but the background is too dark
very close to finishing
need to work on the eyes a bit
I'm pretty happy with how it's coming together, even with changing the background that I was loving. I know I can create that look again, so I didn't hesitate too much with that decision. if I can find a way to get the eyes looking better close-up I'd be ecstatic, but I don't know if I have a steady enough hand or a small enough brush. my worry is when blowing it up for a tote or something it will be all fuzzy and distorted. and this is why working on large canvasses is a bit easier if I am putting them on other merchandise. I suppose its easier with more abstract pieces, or if I weren't a perfectionist.
as always, I'll update when it's up in the store(s)