Moving from grey scale to color was a challenge for sure, but a great opportunity to learn and grow as an artist. I recently checked out a bunch of great and useful books from the library; Drawing and Painting the Portrait, by John Devane and a collection of Impressionist paintings and a collection of Michelangelo’s work. Great stuff to take inspiration from.
At first I was abscessing about her curls and about the details on each and every one of them, so I was surprised at how much I liked the simple version of it instead. Kind of feels like a good balance between my comic book style and the painterly method I’ve been working on.
Works in progress I submitted along with the finished image above. I think I ended up changing Selene’s face three or four times throughout the two weeks and it figures the one I kept was a simple and straight forward angle, with little details.
Moral of the story.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci