From Art to Finish

Hello all and happy Tuesday, wherever you are in the world! Today I’m sharing the first post in my newest blog series – From Art to Finish (thanks to my love for the name!!).
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The aim of this series to break my art down into steps and stages, showing the fun progress of what goes into each thing I create. Hopefully I will learn things about my processes as I go, honing in some newfound skills too!

I hope you enjoy this series! I feel I’m going to be having a lot of fun with each post, perhaps inspiring others to make their own art as I go along.

For this piece, I start out with blank watercolour paper in a small book that was hand-bound for me by a lovely lady on Swap-Bot.

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The book. It’s full of crappy watercolours that I’ve done.

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My little canvas!

I start with a border done in Crayola paint pens (thanks for letting me borrow them, besties!!) and a goddess-y sketch in mechanical pencil (which, by the way, is all I ever use for sketching!)

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Now it’s time to lay down some colour! Oof, laid it down a little too hard on her face!

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More colour!

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Now for some shading, darkening of the hair, and defining the facial details.

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Starting to add highlights to the skin, and I’ve added the butterflies!

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Here come more details! As you can tell, I’m not exactly the best at watercolours! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But hey, practice is practice, am I right? And they’re a pretty new undertaking for me and… and… and… Just hush, all right?

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Time for the background! It was at this point when I wanted to change her nose. It’s a little hard to do once things have been painted over, but have no fear! Well, perhaps fear this blurry photo.

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Nose is fixed, just reading for outlining! I also added more skin highlights, enriched the hair further and started adding gold metallic swirls and curls to it, and began working on her crystal talisman.

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We’re almost done! Waiting for my white pigment pen to dry so I can finish those outlines. And I noticed how weird her bulgy neck was, so I decided to fix that as well.

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And done!!!

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Overall, I’m quite happy with how she turned out, especially because I was able to fix the mistakes! Now I’m off to study some watercolour tutorials so everything’s not so dang messy ๐Ÿ˜‰

What does your art process look like, goddesses?

 

 

Love and light,

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