Fair Maiden Video – page 3 Finale
About these videos: These are my painting sessions. They are not tutorials. They are simply me enjoying art and trying to improve my skill sets and develop my own style. My style is: Boho (bohemian)
Summary: My main goal with this series of Fair Maiden Sessions is to practice creating a portrait from only visual aids that are used for feature references. This is a big step for me! She didn’t turn out as pretty as I wanted her to, but I was able to paint a portrait without the use of a grid or projector. Teaching myself to create portraits from visuals will hopefully lead me to one day using a live model.
On the first video on this page I wanted to take the entire right side of her face and darken it but when I finished it it just looked dirty. So in the second part of the video I lightened her up and gave up on the darker shadowed idea. Also the entire painting hasn’t looked like I envisioned so I didn’t want to waste any more time or paint on her. That happens, you sometimes just fail to capture the idea you have in your mind. On to the next painting session!