Here’s the latest progress on Emmalie’s painting…
It looks like a mess at this stage! Don’t worry, it will not look like this in the end. The colors I added will be mostly covered by more skin-tones. I thought it would be fun for you to see what a mess it looks like during the painting.
After that next layer of skin-tones…
I’m probably going to lighten the painting all around, and then finish with a wash of color- to bring the watercolor fade back to the composition. I really liked how it looked in the beginning! I want to bring that feel back at the end.
Here’s what it looked like in the beginning:
Adding more color (the greens, reds, and navys) to their faces, and then replicating the wash from the beginning will bring back that water-color style, but modernize the look. It will be less like a photograph and more like a modern painting.
After adding the wash, I might trace strategic lines in black ink. I know that sounds strange… and I don’t quite have a picture to illustrate to you what the end result will be, but I think it will look fantastic. I don’t want to paint something that anyone can reproduce. I want it to look unique.
This painting may take longer than I anticipated, but I think the end result will be worth the time.